What Brexit means to architecture practices: benefits and uncertainties of a historical moment told by the Director of London-based David Kohn Architects.
Architecture and feminism, 13 essential authors
We often talk about the role of women in architecture and design, here is a selection of critical texts – of architecture and not – from which to address and understand the ongoing cultural debate.
A symbolic space of state authority and the nerve of Istanbul, Taksim Square is the place where governments have tried to leave a mark, or erase that of their predecessors, generating an unresolved and indefinite public space.
Did someone mention a healing environment?
In a quest for a new design culture for care architecture, Gideon Boie critiques the principles that guided Charles Jencks’ Maggie’s Centres project.
Big data comes with the promise of new sustainability and mobility standards in the urban sphere but there is a risk of it deploying subtle persuasion and governance technologies.
In Italy, the first serious attempt to use a Facebook group to talk about architecture dates back to 2011. An overview of online communities and the state of the art of copyright.
States of Design 11: Handmade Design, March 2012
In the past 20 years, handcrafts have returned with growing force to animate the theoretical debate surrounding design, in step with the changing state of the world and its markets. Retracing the developments of crafts and artefacts can help us understand a key issue of contemporary design and culture.
States of Design 10: Social Design, February 2012
Motivated by an ideal of equality, the dedication with which architects and designers strive to achieve even small improvements in living conditions opens up new perspectives for design, politics and the management of public and private sectors.
States of Design 09: Green Design, January 2012
A new breed of designers is finding ways to combine ideological commitments with life's pleasures, revealing an untapped realm of opportunity between greenness and gratification.
The Italian philosopher and essayist reflects on the reactions of contemporary architects to the paradoxes of the green economy.
The Loneliness Lab is a project born to make our cities more connected and welcoming places. A chat with co-founder Bethan Harris, who'll be speaking at Utopian Hours, the upcoming City Making Festival in Turin.