Hal Foster’s book turns a spotlight on the gallery spaces "starchitects" such as Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid and Renzo Piano have become famous for designing. Kieran Long finds Foster's architectural commentary "less than agenda-setting", and wonders why the urban context of their architecture never gets a mention.
In the book Södrakull Frösakull, Mikael Olsson’s photographs take us on a tour of two deteriorating Bruno Mathsson houses from the 1960s. More than just documentation, these photos are strange and beautiful glimpses of modernism in decay. Here’s our review.
The CCA's exhibition examines what architects did during the Second World war. It focuses on projects such as the Pentagon, Auschwitz and the monumental factory designs of American architect Albert Kahn "the producer of production lines". Here’s our review.
For many, the demolition of the Pruitt-Igoe housing estate in March 1972 was seen as modernism’s last stand. Chad Freidrichs’ heartfelt documentary, filled with contributions from former residents, gives a human perspective on this iconic moment in architectural history.
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