The POTUS versus the last fifty years of federal architecture: conservatives no longer want concrete, not even in the state where skyscrapers were invented.
From beauty to beauticians
Forty years ago, the historian and sociologist Christopher Lasch “foresaw the dramatic transformation of a world where the loss of all concept of the past destroyed all hopes for the future”, writes the editorial director Walter Mariotti.
Architecture and design become crucial in the clash – inevitably appearing to be looming – between the Anglosphere and the Sinosphere, a new polarity dominating the international scene.
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.
What Brexit means to architecture practices: benefits and uncertainties of a historical moment told by the Director of London-based David Kohn Architects.
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.
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.