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Posts tagged 'owen hatherley'

What went wrong with Covent Garden?

The Covent Garden we know today is the direct result of successful community activism. So why is it so horrible, wonders Owen Hatherley It is

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Haunted Houses: Meet the Bauhaus designers who went east instead of west

A building in Sotsgorod Uralmash, Yekaterinburg, in the 1930s. Photo by Dima Protasevich Gropius, Mies and Breuer headed to the US – but some Bauhaus alumnae

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Towards a Typology of Mass Housing in the USSR

Through a book, ceramic model and top trump cards, this ‘set’ explores the astonishing achievements and costs of Soviet efforts to rehouse an entire country

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‘The Serpentine Pavilion represents everything that’s wrong with “high” architecture today’

The yearly architectural celebrity showcase is invariably over-engineered, superficial and aloof, says Owen Hatherley. And now the programme has expanded … The annual pavilion of

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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

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Havana: Autos and Architecture

The Cuban capital, as captured by photographer Nigel Young, is a curious slice of classic America spared capitalism’s built-in obsolescence, writes Owen Hatherley As architects’

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Ordinary Beauty: The Photography of Edwin Smith

Smith’s images lovingly capture a Britain that was soon to disappear, if not the forces that would destroy it, says Owen Hatherley Over the past

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Citizen Manchester

Flux and Fillings, by Alan Ward A study of two grand civic buildings reveals depressing differences between the council that built them and the one

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Brunswick Centre redevelopment

Levitt Bernstein’s proposal to build a restaurant above the cinema in the grade II-listed Brunswick Centre in Bloomsbury has met with vocal opposition from the

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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

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Editor's choice

Design London makes LDF debut this September

Designers can – and should – have local impact

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

Powered by dance: Glasgow arts centre generates energy from clubbers

Mac Collins wins Design Museum’s new annual prize

Levi’s launches recycled and recyclable jeans

Vietnamese tea factory transformed into museum

Superflex co-designs play sculptures with children in Denmark

Cosentino’s new collection uses HybriQ+ technology

Foster + Partners designs Datong Art Museum


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

Designers can – and should – have local impact

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

Powered by dance: Glasgow arts centre generates energy from clubbers

Mac Collins wins Design Museum’s new annual prize

Levi’s launches recycled and recyclable jeans

Vietnamese tea factory transformed into museum

Superflex co-designs play sculptures with children in Denmark

Cosentino’s new collection uses HybriQ+ technology

Foster + Partners designs Datong Art Museum


Videos

ICON Minds: the future of the home

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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