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Nightwalking in LondonSubscription

By Matthew Beaumont

Nocturnal wanderings inspire both the escape from and the search for the self, revealing the best and worst of humanity, and promoting creativity

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The latest instalment of our new series of AR Reading Lists: seven carefully chosen pieces from our archive, free for registered users

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Come to light: Teatro Biobío in Concepción, Chile by Smiljan RadićSubscription

By Alejandra Celedón

From the absolute blackness of the auditorium at its heart to its ethereal translucent skin, Smiljan Radić’s Teatro Biobío in Concepción, Chile, is a theatrical performance of light

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Lights out: cities cloaked in darknessSubscription

By Catherine Slessor

Whether the result of war or technological failure, blackouts expose our precarious reliance on light, but also make us see social relations differently

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AR April 2020 on DarknessSubscription

Smiljan Radić | Toshiko Mori Architect | Youssef Tohme Architects and Associates | Carmody Groarke | Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo | Estudi d’Arquitectura Toni Gironès | Tadao Ando | Typology: Nightclub

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AR House 2020 deadline extended to 14 AprilSubscription

Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, The Architectural Review is seeking the most innovative and creative houses in the world – enter the AR House awards now 

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Entries for the 2020 AR Emerging Architecture awards are now openVideoSubscription

Enter and be in with the chance to win a £10,000 prize and be published in a special edition of the AR alongside all the other finalists

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Flights of fancy: masculinity in airspaceSubscription

By Cassandre Greenberg

A symbol of domination and progress, the domesticated aeroplane interior became an openly queer space, traditionally segregated from the male-dominated cockpit

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Masculinities: Liberation through Photography at the Barbican Subscription

By Elise Limon

Alona Pardo’s curation offers an extensive and careful assemblage of masculinities as captured, distorted, and challenged in photography and the moving image from 1960 to the present day

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Diamond in the rough: Z33 art house in Hasselt, Belgium by Francesca Torzo ArchitettoSubscription

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Winner of the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture 2020: the extension to the Z33 art house in Hasselt, Belgium, is the crystallisation of Francesca Torzo’s architecture of soft memories 

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Customs made: Hikma religious and secular complex in Dandaji, Niger by Atelier MasōmīSubscription

By Mpho Matsipa

Highly Commended for the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture 2020: creating spaces in Niger that both respect traditions and turn them on their head is just one of the specialities of Atelier Masōmī’s Mariam Kamara

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Step change: Centre Building, LSE in London, UK by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners Subscription

By Catherine Slessor

Winner of the MJ Long Prize for Excellence in Practice 2020: the Centre Building of the LSE, designed by a Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners team led by Tracy Meller, has given the London campus a new heart

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    AR March 2020 on Masculinities + W Awards

    Yasmeen Lari | Beatriz Colomina | Hawkins\Brown | Collective Architecture | Mole Architects | Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners | Atelier Masōmī | Francesca Torzo Architetto | BDR Bureau | Gatti Routh Rhodes | Svetlana Kana Radević | Joel Sanders | Typology: Gymnasium

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    AR February 2020 on Soil

    Martin Rauch | Waugh Thistleton Architects | BC Architects | De Gouden Liniaal Architecten | Anne Holtrop | Ensamble Studio | Junya Ishigami | Voellmy Schmidlin Architektur | Bas Princen | Hassan Fathy

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    AR December 2019/January 2020 on New into Old + Preservation

    Flores & Prats | Witherford Watson Mann | Rural Urban Framework + University of Hong Kong | Aulets | Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University | Max Von Werz, Mateo Riestra and José Arnaud-Bello | Lina Bo Bardi | Jamie Fobert | George Monbiot | William Morris

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    AR November 2019 on the Foreign + Emerging Architecture

    Sixteen architects under the age of 45 to watch from around the world, plus critical regionalism revisited, the Bauhaus in Britain, Laurie Baker, Louis Kahn, Álvaro Siza and much more

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    AR October 2019 on Brazil

    Paulo Mendes da Rocha | MMBB Arquitetos | Andrade Morettin | Kengo Kuma + FGMF | Königsberger Vannucchi | Brasil Arquitetura | Affonso Eduardo Reidy | Gru.a | 23 Sul | Messina Rivas | C+P Arquitetura | Rosenbaum + Aleph Zero | Oscar Niemeyer

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    AR September 2019 on Money

    Yasmeen Lari | Heatherwick Studio | Lütjens Padmanabhan | Peter Zumthor | OFFICE | Pezo von Ellrichshausen | Studio Ko | Supertanker | Richard Seifert | Typology: Bank

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    AR July/August 2019 on AR House + Social housing

    General Design Co | Collectif Encore | David Leech Architects | AZL Architects | MORQ | Kochi Architect’s Studio | Lacaton & Vassal | Balkrishna Doshi | Instituto Balear de la Vivienda | Alberto Kalach + TAX | Comunal | Rozana Montiel | Peter Barber Architects | Lacol | Rogelio Salmona | Minnette De Silva | Typology: Palace

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    AR June 2019 on the islands of Ireland

    dePaor | Grafton | Clancy Moore | TAKA | Ryan W Kennihan Architects | Arigho Larmour Wheeler Architects | Noreile Breen | Paul Dillon | Peter and Mary Doyle | Hall McKnight | Kevin Roche

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    AR May 2019 on Periphery

    Candalepas Associates | Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman | Jean Renaudie / Renée Gailhoustet | 6a Architects | Dominique Coulon & Associés | Nøysom Arkitekter | Reyner Banham

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    AR April 2019 on Oceans

    Álvaro Siza | Tadao Ando | Ambrosi Etchegaray | Forensic Oceanography | Ateliers Jean Nouvel | Kashef Chowdhury / URBANA | Eriksson Furunes & Leandro V Locsin Partners | Kengo Kuma | Jamie Fobert Architects | Claude Parent

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    AR March 2019 on Women in Architecture + Sex

    Elizabeth Diller | Hélène Binet | Lina Ghotmeh Architecture | TEd’A | DnA | Karamuk Kuo | OMA | O’Donnell + Tuomey | Flores & Prats | RCR Arquitectes | Ada Louise Huxtable

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    AR February 2019 on Failure

    Jørn Utzon | Case Design | Rotor | Minoru Yamasaki | Oscar Niemeyer | Foster + Partners | 6A | CTA | Haworth Tompkins | Assemble | ZUS | Typology: Power Station

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    The AR December 2018/January 2019 Book issue

    Features on books and buildings, with pieces exploring the architecture and influence of books as well as libraries and archives from across the world including the winner of the AR Library awards

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    AR November 2018 on Emerging Architecture + the Netherlands

    Fourteen architects under the age of 45 to watch from around the world, plus pieces on the Netherlands and Amsterdam, where the winner of the AR Emerging Architecture awards 2018 will be announced

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    AR October 2018 on Food

    Feilden Fowles | Studio FH | Light Earth Designs | IPPR | Metro | Caruso St John | Ateliermob and Colectivo Warehouse | Cooking Sections | Jean Nouvel | Urbain Dubois | Typology: Market hall

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    AR September 2018 on Belgium

    Robbrecht en Daem | de Vylder Vinck Taillieu | Marie-José Van Hee | 51N4E | MSA | V+ | L’Escaut | OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen | noAarchitecten | AgwA | Dom Hans van der Laan | Lucien Kroll | Typology: Law court

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    ZAV | Schemata | Vo Trong Nghia | Fernanda Canales and Claudia Rodríguez | Aalto University Wood Program | Mesura | O’BVDSH | Junya Ishigami | Charlotte Perriand | Olson Kundig | Amin Taha + Groupwork | Lu Wenyu | Sigurd Lewerentz

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    AR June 2018 on Power and Justice

    Renzo Piano Building Workshop | de Vylder Vinck Taillieu | Kieran Timberlake | Emergency Architecture & Human Rights | Youssef Haidar | CF Møller | Combas | Forensic Architecture | Danae Stratou and Yanis Varoufakis | Piranesi | Typology: Prison

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    AR May 2018 on Intensity

    Allies and Morrison | John McAslan + Partners | Mossessian Architecture | Andreas Gursky | Urbz | Terry Farrell | Ingenhoven Architects | Urban-Think Tank | PRODUCTORA | Moshe Safdie | Frank Gehry

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    AR April 2018 on Rethinking the rural

    Dessin et Construction | Carmody Groarke | Dorte Mandrup | Invisible Studio | Plan:b arquitectos | Edwin Lutyens | Typology: Building for animals

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    March 2018 on Women in Architecture

    Wolff Architects | WISE Architecture | MAIO | Gabinete de Arquitectura | Dow Jones | Paredes Pedrosa | 6a Architects | Barclay & Crousse | Amanda Levete | Madelon Vriesendorp | Zaha Hadid

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    February 2018 on Korea

    Kim Swoo Geun | David Chipperfield Architects | CoRe Architects | STPMJ | Kim Jong Kyu | Mass Studies | Iroje | Byoungsoo Cho | Sewoon Sangga | Paju Book City | Typology: Bathhouse

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    December 2017/January 2018 on New into Old

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    November 2017 on Emerging Architecture

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Inhabiting the earth: a new history of raw earth architectureSubscription

By Jean Dethier

With its roots in all ancient civilisations across the world, earth construction is gaining ground as a sustainable, economic alternative to concrete

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Dust to dust: Bushey New Cemetery, Hertfordshire, UK, by Waugh Thistleton ArchitectsSubscription

By Catherine Slessor

The rammed-earth pavilions of Waugh Thistleton’s Bushey New Cemetery provide an elegant and sober setting for funerals in a suburban idyll

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Experimental preservation: challenging what we keep and whySubscription

By Jorge Otero-Pailos

Critical experimentation is vital to recognise and safeguard canonical objects and enhance our understanding of the past, present and future

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Circle of life: Flores & Prats’ Sala Beckett theatre in Barcelona Subscription

By Rafael Gómez-Moriana

New into Old 2019 Winner: the refurbishment of Flores & Prats’ Sala Beckett in Barcelona keeps the exterior true to its 1920s composition but substantially reconfigures the interior

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Critical Regionalism for our timeSubscription

By Léa-Catherine Szacka, Véronique Patteeuw

Kenneth Frampton coined the phrase Critical Regionalism to define the elements of topography, climate, light and tectonics fundamental to the art of building – these are equally valid today

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Pillar of the community: Comunal Taller de Arquitectura, MexicoSubscription

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By sharing the authorship of their architecture with the local people with whom they work in rural Mexico, Comunal are challenging the authority of the architect

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Building Brazil: from the Cariocas to the Paulistas to the nowSubscription

By Fernando Serapião

Emerging from the desolation wrought by war, the Modernism of the Carioca and Paulista schools inspired successive generations of architects in Brazil with hope and ambition

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Social climber: SESC 24 de Maio cultural centre in São Paulo, Brazil by Paulo Mendes da Rocha and MMBB ArquitetosSubscription

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A modern-day social condenser, Paulo Mendes da Rocha and MMBB’s SESC 24 de Maio is a utopian vision in an increasingly dystopian political climate

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