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Steve Parnell


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    July 1976: Towards Another ArchitectureSubscription

    21 November, 2019

    Steve Parnell looks back on the campaign of a past editor to change the AR into a seeker for a new kind of architectural sensibility

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    Drawing, building; purity and corruption. Piranesi's Différentes vues de Pesto Subscription

    12 July, 2018

    Piranesi’s seventeen remaining drawings of Paestum were brought together for the first time in a Berlin exhibition

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    Post-truth architectureSubscription

    20 December, 2016

    Buildings may be constructed on the building site, but architecture is constructed in the discourse

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    Petropolis: Oil UrbanismSubscription

    19 July, 2014Updated: 7 August, 2014

    A look at the Brazilian cities that have been formed by oleaginous ‘no-places’ forms a wider thesis on the domination and manufacture of nature

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    Ian Nairn: the pioneer of Outrage Subscription

    27 May, 2014

    A look back at the work of the angry and passionate Ian Nairn, the outspoken critic of England’s ‘subtopian’ demise

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    Manplan: The Bravest Moment in Architectural PublishingSubscription

    3 March, 2014

    In September 1969, the Architectural Review launched the brave and hard-hitting Manplan. Today, this dark humanist manifesto still strikes a chord in the debate of architecture’s social responsibilities

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    In praise of advertisingSubscription

    5 February, 2014

    The innovative proposals by the Glass Age Committee, ranging from inhabited structures spanning across the Thames to the regeneration of entire neighbourhoods in British cities, were published in the AR as advertisements for manufacturers’ products between 1938 and 1963

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    Renzo Piano Courts Controversy in MaltaSubscription

    29 January, 2014Comments (1)

    Valetta Judgement: Renzo Piano’s designs for the City Gate and Opera House of the Maltese capital city Valletta are recieving a mixed welcome

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    Drawings museum by Speech Tchoban & Kuznetsov, BerlinSubscription

    29 November, 2013

    An exquisitely finished museum devoted to architectural drawings shows just as much attention to detail as the images it displays

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    Summit - or nothing?Subscription

    25 October, 2013

    Berlin’s International Education Summit discusses ‘New Directions’ in architecture but makes little headway with its headline agenda, education, writes Steve Parnell