Eleanor Beaumont is Assistant Editor at The Architectural Review.
Social climber: SESC 24 de Maio cultural centre in São Paulo, Brazil by Paulo Mendes da Rocha and MMBB ArquitetosSubscription
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
Spacious, well-designed and affordable, Swiss housing like Lütjens Padmanabhan’s apartment building in Zürich is the housing holy grail, but all that glitters is not gold
Two exhibitions at the CCA take a sledgehammer to traditional economic systems, rip apart property markets, and find value in the rubble
The Spanish co-operative, founded a decade ago by freshly graduated students, continue to work together in the difficult context of Barcelona’s housing crisis
AR House highly commended: The practice’s first house, in a quiet suburb, is a bubbling collage of germinating ideas, clever references and meticulous details
Domestic bliss: houses in Dublin by Clancy Moore, TAKA, Ryan W Kennihan Architects and Arigho Larmour Wheeler ArchitectsSubscription
In a vacuum of opportunity for young Irish architects, talent condenses in ambitious, if modestly scaled, domestic projects, such as the silvered house by Clancy Moore in Dublin’s Portobello
In contrast to its staid, soulless reputation, the outskirts of Croydon brim with life
Cultural crucibles must not exorcise the delicious salty spirit of the Great British seaside
Slow time: Casal Balguer Cultural Centre in Palma de Mallorca by Flores & Prats and Duch-PizàSubscription
Women in Architecture Architect of the Year 2019 shortlist: Casal Balguer in Palma de Mallorca reveals the accumulation of its evolution without betraying its secrets
Interview with Irma BoomSubscription
The AR talks to the Dutch graphic designer and specialist bookmaker about the relationship between books, buildings and architecture, about the value of print in a digital world – and reading in bed.