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Research-led practice: Tonkin Liu


In the first of a series of case studies on the way architects incorporate research into practice, Kat Martindale explores how Tonkin Liu uses physical model making and digital modelling analysis to inform its built work.

Research-led practice: Tonkin Liu2022-06-27T17:53:40+01:00

Still standing: Stockholm Public Library


Ian Volner revisits Gunnar Asplund's eccentric Stockholm library, which showcases the competing impulses of an architect who embraced Premodernism, Modernism and even Postmodernism – decades before the term came into popular use.

Still standing: Stockholm Public Library2022-06-21T16:02:34+01:00

Research: exploding the myths


Researcher, writer, urbanist and educator Kat Martindale debunks the misconceptions that prevent architectural practices from undertaking research.

Research: exploding the myths2022-05-30T17:56:23+01:00

Reflections on the picturesque


Yusti Herrera of Ian Chalk Architects explains how revisiting historic methods of reading the landscape informed the practice’s approach to building a new house in collaboration with RA Studio in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Cornish coast

Reflections on the picturesque2022-07-21T22:44:44+01:00

Materials library: Assemble


Maria Lisogorskaya discusses the collective’s approach to combining bespoke materials and finishes with off-the shelf products.

Materials library: Assemble2022-05-23T16:31:43+01:00

Shopping for health


Hannah Brewster from ADP makes the case for using empty retail space to take outpatient services out of the hospital and onto the high street.

Shopping for health2022-05-03T10:19:40+01:00

Ralph Allen School


Feilden Fowles has completed a dining hall and eight-classroom teaching block as part of an ongoing series of commissions for Fergus Feilden’s alma mater, Ralph Allen School, on the outskirts of Bath. Wendy Perring reflects on the architectural moves – and the trust between architect and client – that have given the 1950s campus an enhanced sense of place.

Ralph Allen School2022-07-13T11:47:10+01:00

Learning from: Stalin’s architect


Deyan Sudjic explains how his new biography of Boris Iofan, state architect to Joseph Stalin, shows how damaging it can be for a talented architect to come too close to power.

Learning from: Stalin’s architect2022-04-20T10:16:28+01:00

A House for Artists


Apparata has designed 12 studio apartments for artists and their families in Barking, east London. Frances Holliss applauds the ingenuity and courage of a project that recognises the need for flexible, affordable accommodation.