Wednesday04 May 2016


Book Club review: Soundings from the Estuary

21 April 2016

Paul Lincoln reviews a meditative essay in words and pictures

Chernobyl's stricken reactor will be sealed inside a giant shell

After Chernobyl: Moving a whole town

14 April 2016

Book Club: Balazs Endrodi, who grew up in one of the Soviet Union’s ‘nuclear cities’, reviews a new guide to the nation’s last atomgrad

igloo on moon book cover

Book Club review: An Igloo on the Moon

8 April 2016

This children’s introduction to architecture will delight adults too, says Gem Barton

Hinterland by NVA at St Peter's Seminary, Cardross

High Rise and Hinterland: Modernism's morality plays

24 March 2016

JG Ballard’s brutalising tower and Gillespie Kidd & Coia’s abandoned seminary were both designed to usher in a better world. Elizabeth Hopkirk asks what went wrong

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Review: Who are you calling a maverick?

23 March 2016

Simon Carne takes issue with a slippery definition but admits Owen Hopkins’ new book and exhibition at the Royal Academy kick-start a great debate on the nature of architectural radicalism


Book Club Review: 100 Contemporary Concrete Buildings

14 March 2016

Simon Carne is left underwhelmed by this slab-like book-as-building-material

Model of a community centre in Japan by Toyo Ito, Kumiko Inui, Sou Fujimoto and Akihisa Hirata

Review: Creation from Catastrophe

5 February 2016

What architecture ‘really is’ is at stake in a new exhibition at the RIBA comparing historic disaster responses with a new movement of community-led rebuilding approaches. Phil Pawlett Jackson questions the dichotomy

RSS feed for Top 50 Films for Architects

Top 50 Films for Architects

The Passion of Joan of Arc

Top 50 films for architects: The Passion of Joan of Arc

17 February 2014

This silent classic may be an ordeal to watch, but it is beautiful in its obsessive concentration

'La Promesse' Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne

50 films for Architects: La Promesse Video

16 October 2013

Hard-hitting film set in a dreary nowhere city is a tale of cruelty and redemption


Top 50 films for architects: Brazil Video

23 September 2013

This exuberant dystopian fantasy is a tale of universal submissiveness

Still Life

Top 50 films for architects: Still Life (aka Good People of the Three Gorges) Video

17 July 2013

A risk-taking exploration of a labyrinth of demolitions and life at close quarters

Andrew Waugh

Andrew Waugh: 'These are exciting important times for London'

19 March 2014

Andrew Waugh on the capital, Milton Keynes and English parish churches

Lee Polisano of PLP Architecture

Lee Polisano: ‘I’m a frustrated Formula 1 driver’

13 March 2014

PLP Architecture’s president on working relationships, regrets and Gerald Ronson

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