From the Archive
Every week BD scours the archives for famous faces in the springtime of their youth (and in some cases with a full head of hair), for a little taste of what life was like way back when.
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Students at the Mac line up for the camera
Every week, BD looks back into the archive to uncover the top stories and asks if much has changed in the 40 years we’ve been writing about architecture.
In the first of our new archive series, we look back to one of the top stories from the first issue of 2004 which also happens to be one of the current BD team’s favourite ever stories about a RIBA president
BD looks back to a review of one of the first RIBA exhibitions dedicated to women in architecture in 1984. Has much changed in 30 years?
In the last of this year’s archive series of articles from 40 years ago, BD looks to Finland to find out why Alvar Aalto remained unique in his focus on his home country and deprived the rest of the world the benefit of his humanist touch
In the third installment of a new archive series, BD looks back at a 1973 interview with the Japanese master architect
In the second of our archive specials from 1973, BD interviews Dieter Rams, chief designer of Braun AG Frankfurt and one of the most influtential industrial designers ever
Richard Sennett and Joseph Rykwert discuss the seduction of place in 2001
Every week, BD looks back into the archive to uncover the top stories and ask if much has changed in the 40 years we’ve been writing about architecture.
In this article from 1974, a youthfully idealistic Owen Luder has some suggestions for the RIBA on how to galvanise its membership into improving the public image of architecture. Not much has changed in 40 years.
David Adjaye, Will Alsop, Graham Morrison, Stuart Lipton and Peter Cook give their takes on the architectural scene in this archive feature from BD
A look back at Ted Cullinan’s proposal to remove the A344
In the week that we review Gavin Stamp’s latest book, we look back to an appearance that the author made at the RIBA’s headquarters in 1989.
Prince Charles sets the record straight on his architectural gurus, back in 1987