A recent BBC series takes house-envy to its logical conclusion with dramatic drone shots of the world’s most unique, architect-designed homes

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This year’s event in Cape Town again successfully melded together design superstars with emerging practitioners, but its growing global reputation holds risks as well as opportunities, says John Jervis

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UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture honours its former head by staging a colourful exhibition just in time for his 80th birthday

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Owen Hopkins provides a welcome antidote to the histrionics and heroising that blight our understanding of modernist architecture, says John Jervis

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Friday, 17 February 2017 00:35

MoMA exhibition review: How Should We Live?

Women designers have been all but written out of the history of modernism, but now an ambitious show at MoMA aims to set the record straight. Claire Barliant finds out if it succeeds

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The long-promised era of robotics may finally be upon us – the Science Museum’s vivid retelling of its past and present allows us to consider the implications for our society and for our humanity, writes Debika Ray

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Monday, 21 November 2016 13:34

Waldorf Project: Chapter Three

Peter Smisek enjoyed relinquishing control during an artistic dining experience. But is there anything that architects and designers can learn from this?

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This west London complex presents co-living as a lifestyle choice, but relies on a very cynical idea of community, says Debika Ray

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No one comes off well in this film adaptation of JG Ballard’s 1975 dystopian fable, which traces the unraveling of the social order in a Barbican-like des res on the outskirts of a city, says Nick Bradshaw

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Monday, 22 February 2016 00:00

The Ministry of Nostalgia

Owen Hatherley’s latest book examines the 1930s/40s/50s revivalism that has engulfed this country since the financial crisis and delivers a solid kicking to the austerity nostalgia of the left, says Will Wiles

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Thursday, 10 December 2015 00:00

Patternalia by Jude Stewart

From William Morris’s floral wallpaper to the polka dot bikini, this book explores the historical, cultural and political associations of the patterns that pervade our everyday lives, says Anja Wohlstrom

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015 00:00

The World of Charles and Ray Eames

This ambitious exhibition at the Barbican in London reminds us that the celebrated American designers were making films to shed light on their thinking process long before it was commonplace – with greater depth and insight than many doing the same today, says Peter Maxwell

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Thursday, 29 October 2015 00:00

Anything but complacent

Icon 149 looks at Essex’s modernist tradition, but in its approach to housing the borough has proved its radical credentials since the early 20th century, says Gillian Darley

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Wednesday, 28 October 2015 00:00

Galina Balashova

One architect defined the look of the whole Soviet space programme, from its logos to its satellites. Edwin Heathcote is fascinated by her personal archive

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Wednesday, 21 October 2015 00:00

Writing on the Wall by Roger Perry

Roger Perry’s photographs of graffiti in 1970s London showed wit, surrealism and anger scrawled across an age of austerity. Sukhdev Sandhu welcomes their reissue

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Thursday, 01 October 2015 00:00

Imaginary Cities by Darran Anderson

Darran Anderson’s ambitious tour of the city in myth, fiction and history veers down some unexpected paths, but Will Wiles is more than happy to tag along

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Friday, 21 August 2015 00:00

A People on the Cover by Glenn Ligon

Glenn Ligon offers an intriguing and personal history of black people in the US through their depiction on book covers, writes Sukhdev Sandhu

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Sunday, 01 March 2015 00:00

Guy Bourdin

John Jervis welcomes a retrospective that focuses on the photographer’s 1970s heyday – when his sharp, surreal images helped to define the fashion industry

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Monday, 12 January 2015 16:52

Architecture in Uniform

What did architects do in the war and what did the war do for architects? An exhibition at the Maxxi Museum in Rome, first held in Montreal in 2011, examines these questions – here's Fatema Ahmed's original review

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Monday, 02 June 2014 01:00

Architecture in Uniform

What did architects do in the war and what did the war do for architects? An exhibition in Paris, first held in Montreal in 2011, examines these questions – here's Fatema Ahmed's original review

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