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Posts tagged 'book review'

Amid a climate crisis, what does the ‘ideal city’ look like?

A new book showcases projects that contribute to more inclusive, sustainable and desirable cities. But does its optimism tackle the scale of the problem? Words

Opinion

Can architecture become radical again?

Control and Choice Dwellings, Part Section, Warren Chalk, Peter Cook, Dennis Crompton, Ron Herron, Archigram 1967. Photo: Archigram Archive Commercialisation and the digital smog means

Comment

Design as an Attitude: Alice Rawsthorn at her best when confronting conservatism

Alice Rawsthorn is a former director at the Design Museum. Photo: Michael Leckie Alice Rawsthorn argues that design has never been better placed to serve

Review

Last Futures by Douglas Murphy

They may have been failures, beset by naivety, contradictions and political opposition, but revisiting the experimental structures of the 1960s and 70s is more than

Review

Tombs of the Great Leaders by Gwendolyn Leick

Atatürk’s tomb was completed nine years after his death A historian’s guide to mausoleums shows that you can’t always judge a tomb by the statesman

Review

Patrick Keiller – The View from the Train

(image: Patrick Keiller) A collection of Patrick Keiller’s essays confirms the filmmaker as one of Britain’s most important geographers Patrick Keiller has a claim to

Review

Ian Nairn: Words in Place

Charles Holland on why we should remember the brilliant, melancholy critic with unpredictable enthusiasms Ian Nairn was the world’s first jet-propelled architecture critic. Not just

Review

Adhocism

There’s a maxim one occasionally hears in relation to Charles Jencks: “Always interesting, always wrong.” The point being that his omnivorous intellectual activity, despite greatly

Review

Hello World

“Hello World” is the test message that pops up on to screens when programmers have successfully executed a given project. It’s also the title of

Review

Pharrell Williams: Places and Spaces I’ve Been

(image: Francesco Allegretto/Venice Projects; Galerie Perrotin) In his new book, the R&B renaissance man invites us into his world – along with Zaha Hadid, Anna Wintour

Review

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Mac Collins wins Design Museum’s new annual prize

Levi’s launches recycled and recyclable jeans

Vietnamese tea factory transformed into museum

Hands-free function and hand-crafted form, from VOLA

Superflex co-designs play sculptures with children in Denmark

Foster + Partners designs Datong Art Museum

Women of architecture celebrated in MAXXI exhibition

In Canada, a Passive House community centre focused on social inclusivity

The architecture of Chanel – in pictures


Architects

RIBA goes digital-only with new wave of architect lectures

Architect David Chipperfield is known for his minimal designs

Tatiana Bilbao is one of Mexico’s most creative designers

The high-tech, inside-out design of Richard Rogers

Robert Venturi: a postmodernist pioneer

A look at the life of designer-inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller

Norman Foster is one of the early pioneers of high tech architecture

Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum is sensitive to tradition and culture

America’s architect: Frank Lloyd Wright


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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Mac Collins wins Design Museum’s new annual prize

Levi’s launches recycled and recyclable jeans

Vietnamese tea factory transformed into museum

Hands-free function and hand-crafted form, from VOLA

Superflex co-designs play sculptures with children in Denmark

Foster + Partners designs Datong Art Museum

Women of architecture celebrated in MAXXI exhibition

In Canada, a Passive House community centre focused on social inclusivity

The architecture of Chanel – in pictures


Videos

ICON Minds: the future of the home

ICON Minds: the future of work

Sustainable design: Pentatonic x Snarkitecture talk recycled materials

Salone del Mobile: Tomas Alonso and Studio Brynjar & Veronika for Swarovski

New Nordic design

UK Construction Week

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Nendo’s Oki Sato

Keiichi Matsuda: Augmented Hyper-Reality