The AA’s witty, eclectic journal reminds us how essential good writing is to a healthy architectural culture. Its demise should worry us all
Compared with the deconstructivist work of some of his fellow AA alumni, Shepheard's pop-inflected compositions have left little impression on contemporary architectural culture – and it’s worth asking why, says Charles Holland
Opening on Saturday, an exhibition of drawings at the AA presents the beguiling, space-age visions of the Stirling prize-winning Czech architect
Politics was never far from the mind of the students who stood out at this year’s Architectural Association summer show. Here are some of the most interesting projects
James Pallister flicks through a pile of super-niche publications and wonders how long they’ll last.
Abandoned since the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the city of Pripyat has spent 25 years returning to nature. Off limits to all but a few, the decaying city has become a magnet for a curious breed of ruin enthusiasts: urban explorers
As award-winning young designers, Christopher Lee and Kapil Gupta of Serie Architects are unlikely reactionaries against the spirit of the age. But their “deep structural” approach rejects digital-led design for a return to first principles – a stance that has won them commissions in India, China, the USA and eastern Europe.
A Portuguese house has a facade perforated with “siglas poveiras”, ancient symbols used by local fishermen to mark their possessions and bring good luck.