Wednesday, 31 January 2018 15:55

Icon of the month: AA Files

The AA’s witty, eclectic journal reminds us how essential good writing is to a healthy architectural culture. Its demise should worry us all

Published in Icon of the Month

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

Published in Comment
Thursday, 26 February 2015 00:00

Jan Kaplický Drawings

Opening on Saturday, an exhibition of drawings at the AA presents the beguiling, space-age visions of the Stirling prize-winning Czech architect

Published in GALLERY
Monday, 23 February 2015 12:01

Drawing Ambience

RISD Museum, Rhode Island
24 April – 2 August 2015

Published in Diary
Thursday, 03 July 2014 16:43

Graduates 2014: AA Projects Review

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

Published in News
Thursday, 01 March 2012 16:12


James Pallister flicks through a pile of super-niche publications and wonders how long they’ll last.

Published in Review
Thursday, 01 March 2012 00:00

Chernobyl: Atomic City

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

Published in Features
Thursday, 18 August 2011 16:42

20/20 Clip Stamp Fold

What kind of architecture magazines do we need in the age of the internet.

Published in Review
Thursday, 11 August 2011 12:17

Profile: Serie Architects

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.

Published in Features
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 12:02

House 77 by José Cadilhe

A Portuguese house has a facade perforated with “siglas poveiras”, ancient symbols used by local fishermen to mark their possessions and bring good luck.

Published in News
Thursday, 04 August 2011 09:17

Form, Function, Beauty = Gestalt

Max Bill, the modernists’ modernist, was dogmatic, moralistic, high-minded and anti just about everything – but we could use a few more like him.

Published in Review