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    Le Corbusier

    2008-09-12T00:00:00Z

    Yes, he became a byword for a particular kind of architectural hauteur (though Frank Lloyd Wright could always run him close, both on that and on his never-ending hunger for publicity).

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    Come to Venice

    2008-09-12T00:00:00Z

    Forget critical regionalism, there is a whole new brand of regionalism out there.

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    Brief encounter

    2008-09-12T00:00:00Z

    RIBA Fellow Dr Balkrishna Doshi, now 81, worked for Corb both in his Paris office and on various projects in Ahmedabad. He tells Eleanor Young what it was like.

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    Sacré bleu!

    2008-09-12T00:00:00Z

    An unholy row has broken out between those who want to see a visitor centre and pilgrims’ retreat built at Corb’s chapel of Notre-Dame-du-Haut and those who see the plans as a betrayal of the great man’s intentions.

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    Seeing is believing

    2008-09-12T00:00:00Z

    Some are born worshippers, some are converts, some doubters – and some think he’s the devil incarnate. We ask eight leading practitioners what they think of Charles-Edouard Jeanneret.

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    Beijing's eclectic edifices

    2008-09-12T00:00:00Z

    The diverse styles of Beijing’s Olympic buildings have a precedent in the Chinese government’s construction programme of 1959.

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    Bat out of hell

    2008-09-12T00:00:00Z

    No superhero depends more on his habitat than Batman, so it’s a shame the latest Gotham is so bland

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    Zoom in zoom out by ‘Avatar’

    2008-09-12T00:00:00Z

    Given the spread of Le Corbusier’s designs across the globe, the web should be the perfect place to unite them – yet sites specific to him seem rather sparse.

  • Viceroy’s House
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    The Robotism of Architecture

    2008-09-12T00:00:00Z

    The first English translation of Vers une Architecture appeared in 1927 as Towards a New Architecture. Here we reproduce Edwin Lutyens’ review from the Observer of 29 January 1928.

  • Packing it in: Modcell timber cassettes are filled with straw at a local farm.
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    Straw’s in the wind

    2008-07-29T00:00:00Z

    Prefabrication alone is not enough. Committed young architects are ensuring the next generation of modular units is designed for sustainability, from manufacture to disposal.

  • View of the refurbished Midland Hotel looking south. Its rotunda currently has panoramic views out over Morecambe Bay.
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    Tonic with a splash

    2008-07-29T00:00:00Z

    Refurbishment of Morecambe’s 1930s jewel, the Midland Hotel, by Union North, is just the start of a wider regeneration scheme by Flacq. And this once-glamorous resort is sorely in need of a fillip.

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    Salaries

    2008-07-29T00:00:00Z

    Architects’ salaries are still outperforming inflation. Just released, the RIBA/Fees Bureau Architects’ Employment Survey 2008 shows salaries up 6% on 2007, climbing at twice the rate of inflation.

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    Rotunda reminiscences

    2008-07-29T00:00:00Z

    I read with much nostalgia the article ‘Round of applause’ in the June 2008 issue of the RIBA Journal.

  • Looking down the length of the gardens
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    Letter from... Vaux-le-Vicomte

    2008-07-29T00:00:00Z

    Bon viveur Jan-Carlos Kucharek chills out at the chateau – but all is not quite what it seems in the garden…

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    At your leisure

    2008-07-29T00:00:00Z

    It’s August and holidays beckon. What better time for the architectural flâneur to take a gentle stroll through the latest leisure-related architecture?

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    I’ve seen the light

    2008-07-29T00:00:00Z

    ‘Designer’ hotels have gone about as far as they can go, says Grant Gibson. Cultural grazing is the new paradigm.

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    Moving house

    2008-07-29T00:00:00Z

    The RIBA Journal is moving home. After a number of years when we have been published in a joint-venture arrangement with publisher CMPi (inheritor of the former Builder Group), we have amicably dissolved that relationship. In consequence, the RIBAJ is once again 100% owned by the RIBA.

  • Sunand Prasad
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    A global profession

    2008-07-29T00:00:00Z

    The 23rd UIA Congress and General Assembly was held at Turin from 29 June to 4 July in the refurbished Fiat factory at Lingotto.

  • Ben Pulford and Matt Lowther
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    Give us a hand

    2008-07-29T00:00:00Z

    Dear RIBAJ readers and fellow architects, we, Ben Pulford and Matt Lowther, both architects working at R H Partnership in Cambridge, have entered the Woodvale Atlantic Rowing Race 2009; 3000 miles of nonstop rowing.

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    French Polish

    2008-07-29T00:00:00Z

    What is one of France’s greatest architects and the brains behind the Bibliothèque Nationale doing serving up a municipal cafe in Reigate? Getting to know the English, apparently.