The latest addition to Houston's Menil campus has the horizon-hugging horizontality of a Mies. How does it fit within the city's Alphaville streetscapes?

Published in Features
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 11:17


A rollercoaster ride through three decades of cynicism exposes the crassness of an era best left behind, says William Wiles.

Published in Review
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 16:19

Södrakull Frösakull

In the book Södrakull Frösakull, Mikael Olsson’s photographs take us on a tour of two deteriorating Bruno Mathsson houses from the 1960s. More than just documentation, these photos are strange and beautiful glimpses of modernism in decay. Here’s our review.

Published in Review
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 14:59


The collected soundbites of the Pritzker prize-winners are totally excruciating.

Published in Review
Monday, 23 February 2009 10:48

Review: The Philip Johnson Tapes

A fascist activist who stripped modernism of its social value, Philip Johnson has a lot of explaining to do. Do these final interviews shed any light on a slippery enigma? Owen Hatherley found out.
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