Friday, 16 May 2014 01:00

Christopher Moloney on location

Realising he lived next to the spot where the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man appeared in Ghostbusters, Christopher Moloney printed off a still from the scene, held it up and snapped a history

Published in GALLERY

Like Nathaniel Kahn, Tomas Koolhaas has made a film about his father, the celebrated architect, but this is no intimate family portrait – Rem himself gets only a supporting role. Instead, Tomas turns his lens on the buildings themselves and the lives taking place in and around them

Published in Features
Thursday, 08 August 2013 15:57

Tower House by Gluck+

Architect Gluck+ has designed a house for its principal that evokes the feeling of being in a treehouse from the comfort of a rooftop terrace.

Published in News
Friday, 02 August 2013 15:23

The Shed: experimental theatre

Haworth Tompkins’ red box on London’s South Bank tests directors and actors in an intimate space and highlights the contrast between temporary and permanent structures.

Published in News
Friday, 02 August 2013 15:12

The Bride and the Bachelors

Marcel Duchamp is the ghost at the party at this exhibition about his influence on four great American artists, says Fleur Darkin.

Published in Review
Friday, 02 August 2013 12:22

Capital Punishment: London on film

The London that rose up in the 1960s and 70s proved inherently cinematic, luring film-makers such as Kubrick and Truffaut to its new offices and housing estates. But their dystopian visions were to create an indelible link in the public imagination between modernism and failure

Published in Features
Monday, 29 July 2013 15:50

The green screen

Cinema has come a long way since an actor first sat in front of a coloured screen and pretended to fly a magic carpet. But today’s hyper-real digital worlds still start with a lurid green wall.

Published in Icon of the Month
Thursday, 25 July 2013 13:08

Queen Alia International Airport

Foster + Partners’ airport in the Jordanian desert uses local materials and Islamic motifs, but surprises arriving passengers with lush greenery

Published in News

Angel Borrego Cubero’s wonderfully gossipy film, The Competition, follows five of the world’s most famous architects in apparently hot pursuit of the chance to build the national museum of Andorra. It's a revealing glimpse of life at a big-name practice, from the late-night pizzas to the experience of being shouted at by a Pritzker Prize winner.

Published in Features
Friday, 19 July 2013 17:07

Theatrum Mundi, Copenhagen

Theatrum Mundi’s creative attempts to reimagine the city are unlikely to solve the conundrum of Copenhagen, says Hana Loftus.

Published in Review

Beals & Lyon, a young Santiago practice, seeks to draw people back to the city’s parks with a series of timber pavilions and pathways in which one might get lost.

Published in News
Friday, 12 July 2013 12:28

Patricia Urquiola: Chairs for Moroso

The Spanish architect and designer thinks that it's never been a more interesting time to be a furniture designer.

Published in News
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 17:03

Pevsner guides

Maddison Graphic refurbishes a venerable institution with a typeface built from architectural elements.

Published in Rethink
Thursday, 04 July 2013 12:00

Mock-ups in Close-up

An encyclopaedic film reveals the key supporting role that the architectural model plays in cinema, says Charles Holland.

Published in Review
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 16:29

Icon 121: Film

In our Film issue, we watch The Competition, a gripping documentary about Nouvel, Gehry, Hadid, Perrault and Foster bidding to build a new national museum of art in Andorra. We also talk to Tomas Koolhaas who's making REM, a film about his father's work. And Owen Hatherley examines how London's architecture has been portrayed by auteurs from abroad, from François Truffaut to Alfonso Cuarón.

Published in NEWS