Luis Barragán’s most famous work, originally designed for a client in Mexico City in 1937, then occupied by Barragán himself, harnesses the power of opposites as well as referencing his devout Catholicism.
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Director Joe Haire explains how the practice’s growing interest in sustainability and the circular economy is reshaping its approach to design and materiality.
Patel Taylor has designed 8-13 Casson Square, a residential tower at Southbank Place in Waterloo. Practice co-founder Pankaj Patel talks to client Guy Dare about Squire and Partner’s masterplan, crafted elevations and transforming one of London’s most prominent riverside sites into a high-density mixed-use neighbourhood and a desirable place to live.
Bartlett professor Jacqui Glass tells architects not to ignore modern methods of construction and offers practical advice as to how to embed the relevant knowledge within their teams.
Designed for a street plan that was never realised and an occupant that ceased to exist, Centrosoyuz is a symbol of a dysfunctional state and Le Corbusier’s thwarted ambitions to become the standard-bearer for modernism in the USSR, writes Ian Volner.
Morag Morrison and Massimo Tepedino talk about promoting the use of colour and materiality in projects and how the practice’s H\B:ERT tool shows the carbon embodiment of each material used.
The experience of living in two very different housing projects in Southampton – one traditionalist, one modernist – taught Owen Hatherley to ask questions about the impact of municipal decision-making on the evolution of his home town and embark on a career as a writer.