Owen Hopkins

  • Park Hill Estate, Sheffield

    Gentrification may be brutalism’s best hope


    What’s happening at the Balfron has infuriated many but don’t be too quick to criticise, cautions Owen Hopkins. The alternative for many brutalist gems is oblivion

  • Sonnenhof, Jena, Germany, 2015 by J. Mayer H.

    Architecture and freedom – a contested connection


    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

  • MyHouse by Mae - illustration for Royal Academy exhibition and talk

    How to tackle the housing crisis - four architects' visions


    Against the backdrop of the UK’s ever tightening housing crisis – a key issue in the general election campaign – the Royal Academy has been running a season of debates, talks and an exhibition examining housing’s future. Owen Hopkins, the season’s curator, explains