Sky-high optimism among architects over the summer has tumbled. What is going on, asks David Rogers
Blowing up Palmyra is about power and money not cultural cleansing, says Eleanor Jolliffe
Do National Trust tours of brutalist icons mark a yearning for the return of 1960s and 70s socialist utopias or is the brutalist revival simply down to fashion?
It took capitalism and consumer nostalgia to rescue our brutal utopias, says Hank Dittmar
It’s time to end the damaging separation between concept design and delivery architect which was highlighted by the RIBA Client and Architect report, argues Roddy Langmuir
With architectural production becoming ever more beholden to the needs of capital and the building industry, the Royal Academy’s Owen Hopkins introduces a season of events that explores what freedom might mean for architects – and architecture – now and in the future