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Brutalism: The world’s ugliest buildings are back in fashion

Trellick Tower by Erno Goldfinger. Photo by Jonathan Retico Probably the twentieth century’s most controversial movement, Brutalism was characterised by its utilitarian style, modular elements

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Form follows function: Modernism’s guiding principles

Form follows function: Modernism’s guiding principles

The Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier is one of the most recognisable example of a modernist house In the first half of the twentieth century,

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The landscape of humanity: how the countryside holds the keys to the future

The Planta Solar 20 power plant near Seville, Spain. PS20 produces electricity with large movable mirrors called heliostats. Alamy. As climate catastrophe looms, the interdependence

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How has the industry reacted to Building Better, Building Beautiful report?

Living With Beauty is the final report from the government-appointed commission on the controversial subject of what beautiful housing looks like After 13 months, two

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How radical was the modernist Frankfurt kitchen?

The Frankfurt Kitchen. Courtesy of the Minneapolis Institute of Art Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky’s mass-produced, modular kitchen transformed domestic life but shows that modernist efficiency didn’t necessarily lead

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Villa Savoye: Le Corbusier’s exemplary modernist building

Villa Savoye is a definitive example of a modernist building. Set in the Parisian suburb of Poissy, it was designed by Swiss architect and modernist

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Food for thought: Le Corbuffet brings architectural history to the dinner table

Robert Rauschenburger,. Photo by Esther Choi Writing about food has never been so good, or serious, as now. Le Corbuffet, Esther Choi’s book of recipes

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Why building with concrete has sparked a backlash among architects

Unité d’habitation in Marseille by Le Corbusier. Photo by Ken Ohyama via Flickr It was the miracle product of the post-war period, but its edifice

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Le Corbusier: The Swiss architect, his life and work

Notre Dame du Haut, built in Ronchamp, France, in 1955. Photo by Ricardo Gomez Angel A century since Le Corbusier began his journey as an

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Artist sinks Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye in Danish fjord

An enormous replica of Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye has been half-sunk off a Danish fjord as part of Vejle’s Floating Art festival, writes Rita Lobo

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OPEN Architecture designs blue Bibliotheater in Shanghai

Bell Phillips completes new school building in Kent

Nendo designs build-your-own football

Learning in the landscape: House of Grain by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

Radical architecture of the future – in five projects

Kyoto chapel renovated with immersive cedar wood lattice

The bedside table designed to block your mobile signal

A new community centre by Mæ Architects combines local history with sustainable design

Mexico City concrete housing designed with undulating, irregular facade


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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OPEN Architecture designs blue Bibliotheater in Shanghai

Bell Phillips completes new school building in Kent

Nendo designs build-your-own football

Learning in the landscape: House of Grain by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

Radical architecture of the future – in five projects

Kyoto chapel renovated with immersive cedar wood lattice

The bedside table designed to block your mobile signal

A new community centre by Mæ Architects combines local history with sustainable design

Mexico City concrete housing designed with undulating, irregular facade


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

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