Thursday, 01 March 2012 15:51

Savage Messiah by Laura Oldfield Ford

Ford rails against the annihilation of our public spaces and the erosion of civic resistance, leaving us with little hope, says Chris Hall.

Published in Review
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 09:27

Ghost Milk

Iain Sinclair’s relentless pessimism about the London Olympics fails to depress Chris Hall.

Published in Review
Monday, 08 August 2011 17:10

A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain

Owen Hatherley’s “autopsy of the urban renaissance” is fearless and funny

Published in Review
Thursday, 04 August 2011 15:53

Finsbury Health Centre

The Grade I-listed Finsbury Health Centre (1938) in Clerkenwell, London, is a revolutionary building designed by the Russian émigré architect Berthold Lubetkin and his Tecton practice.

Published in Icon of the Month
Thursday, 04 August 2011 09:16

Restless Cities

From doughnuts to bombs, a collection of essays on the mutations of the city.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 17:05

The Westway

The Westway, which opened in July 1970, is a botched modernist operation, as if part of Los Angeles’ freeway system has been grafted on to bypass west London’s coagulated arteries 
– only for London’s weakly pumping heart to reject it.

Published in Icon of the Month