San Rocco may be a magazine rather than an architect, but its spirit of intellectual enquiry and diverse crowd-sourced content has quickly established it as an influential voice in European architecture, as well as a compelling model for a new type of practice.

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Tuesday, 28 February 2012 09:14

The Art-Architecture Complex

Hal Foster turns a spotlight on famous buildings, but pays no heed to their contexts, says Kieran Long.

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The Hemswell bottle recycling plant in Lincolnshire is the largest facility of its kind in Europe – and will soon be the biggest in the world. It processes half the plastic bottles collected for recycling in the UK. Kieran Long visits a hidden world and wonders how 21st-century factories like this will shape the cities of the future

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Friday, 30 September 2011 01:00

Olympic Park: Regeneration and Legacy

With less than a year to go before the 2012 Olympics in London, how is the park shaping up – and what difference will the multi-billion-pound project make after the athletes leave? Kieran Long looks at what it tells about how the British make cities.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 09:39

MOMA design galleries

The rehang of the New York museum’s design and architecture galleries presents a subversive and revisionist view of history.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 12:42

New York skyscraper by Gehry

Frank Gehry’s first skyscraper, the tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere, is being marketed as “New York by Gehry” and rubs shoulders with City Hall and the Woolworth Building. But how much does it connect with the city around it?

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Thursday, 11 August 2011 14:31

Swedish Modernism

The interlacing stories of Sweden’s architecture and social democratic politics fascinate Kieran Long.

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Lutyens’ epic work is memorialised in obsessive detail, but Kieran Long is still left wanting more.

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Thursday, 04 August 2011 09:14

1.1 Architects Build Small Spaces

You can really feel the architecture in the V&A’s little buildings.

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General Architecture’s copper-clad office building in Skelleftea, northern Sweden, has all sorts of conventional characteristics – right angles, windows in wall.

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Monday, 08 November 2010 09:31

Venice Biennale 2010

As the 2010 Biennale winds up over in Venice, Kieran Long asks where the old-fashioned troublemaking was in Kazuyo Sejima’s good-taste, tranquilising exhibition.

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Wednesday, 31 March 2010 13:38


The Swedish city's unique architectural scene.

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Friday, 31 October 2008 13:36

Review: Hatch

Most years I’m asked to write a piece on up-and-coming young architects for the dead period between Christmas and New Year, “ones to look out for”.
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