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Still standing: Casa Luis Barragán


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.

Still standing: Casa Luis Barragán2022-01-18T13:48:42+01:00

Materials Library: White Red Architects


Director Joe Haire explains how the practice’s growing interest in sustainability and the circular economy is reshaping its approach to design and materiality.

Materials Library: White Red Architects2022-01-11T12:58:46+01:00

Stage craft


Ed Wilson of Foster Wilson Size explains how well-designed theatre spaces can have a life-changing impact on young people’s confidence, creativity, communication skills and careers.

Stage craft2022-01-04T13:01:49+01:00

Casson Square


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.

Casson Square2021-12-17T12:33:16+01:00

The revolution will be mechanised


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.

The revolution will be mechanised2021-11-29T13:08:49+01:00

Still standing: Centrosoyuz Building


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.

Still standing: Centrosoyuz Building2021-11-23T11:14:03+01:00

My kind of town: Andrew Clancy


The director of Clancy Moore and Professor of Architecture at Kingston School of Art on childhood memories of Woodford, Ireland.

My kind of town: Andrew Clancy2021-11-30T19:14:19+01:00

Materials Library: Hawkins\Brown Architects


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.

Materials Library: Hawkins\Brown Architects2021-11-30T18:54:50+01:00

The Rock


Jay Gort talks to architect and academic Matthew Barac about The Rock, a house designed by Gort Scott Architects for an extraordinary site in the Canadian mountain resort of Whistler.

The Rock2021-11-12T09:52:19+01:00

Learning from: Southampton’s housing estates


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.

Learning from: Southampton’s housing estates2021-11-03T18:18:25+01:00