Tom Wilkinson is History Editor of The Architectural Review and the author of Bricks and Mortals: Ten Great Buildings and the People They Made
Gasholders in London, UK, by Wilkinson EyreSubscription
Is the solution to obsolescent gasholders demolition, building housing developments within them or, perhaps best yet, parks?
Parasitic orchids of zinc mesh shroud the cooling towers of this brewery conversion in central Sydney
Inventive reuse of a German Second World War bunker provides energy, and public space and amenities, in Hamburg
The sloping ‘hill’ design of this waste-to-energy plant, naturally, features a ski slope and requires more waste than the city produces to run at profit
Typology: Power stationSubscription
Faced with planetary catastrophe, does the future of energy generation lie in a return to its historical origins?
MoMA’s powerful exhibition on Yugoslavia’s architecture is testament to the successful heterogeneity of a failed socialist state
The interplay between structures, text and symbols reveals much about society and takes to another level how architects communicate with the public
Clean living: DOMAT, Hong KongSubscription
Operating in both mainland China and Hong Kong, DOMAT confronts social issues such as high-density living, poverty and hygiene
Fitting solution: OJT, United StatesSubscription
Architects OJT adapt the warehouse form for a compact assemblage of single-family housing in New Orleans
Stations of life: Rosmaninho + Azevedo, PortugalSubscription
The twin counter pointing structures of Rosmaninho + Azevedo’s interpretation centre in Portugal’s Tua Valley draw on the form of provincial station buildings