Thursday, 01 March 2012 00:00

The architecture of failure

The 19th-century fascination with ruins was more than romantic affectation. It reflected a growing awareness of the fraught relationship between nature and technology – an anxiety that would soon find expression in the glass and iron palaces of the industrial age

Published in Features
Monday, 08 August 2011 15:30

Profile: François Roche and R&Sie(n)

The uranium in François Roche’s Venice exhibit was confiscated by police. His practice, R&Sie(n), has been hit hard by the financial crisis. But architecture’s professional outsider is still out to infiltrate and contaminate the world.

Published in Features
Wednesday, 31 March 2010 13:55

Profile: Mathieu Lehanneur

Inflated lips, swollen tongue, huge hands, emaciated body. This grotesquely distorted figure is a strange vision of the perfect client, but this is who Mathiieu Lehanneur is designing for.

Published in Features
Monday, 29 March 2010 13:30

Swiss Minarets

At the end of last year, the Swiss voted to ban the construction of minarets. We asked architects to respond to the move, and suggest designs appropriate to a less tolerant Switzerland.

Published in Rethink
Monday, 14 December 2009 17:33

Conversation: Roche, Ellis & Manaugh

Francois Roche, Warren Ellis and Geoff Manaugh.

Published in Features