Elihu Rubin opens up new perspectives on the actors involved in the comprehensive redevelopment of American downtowns in the 1950s and 1960s.

Book Review: Insuring the City

Featured article by Tim Verlaan
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On Wednesday September 24, Failed Architecture is organizing a debate at The Hague's TodaysArt on architecture in seaside towns, with a special focus on Scheveningen.

FA at Today’s Art: Scheveningen’s Seaside Architecture

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The striking El Helicoide building in Caracas was planned as a highway to consumer heaven, but became a stairway to hell instead.

Tropical Babel

Featured article by Celeste Olalquiaga
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From October 14-17, Failed Architecture and System D Academy will host a workshop researching the history, problems and potential of Amsterdam’s ring road and its surroundings. You can now apply!

FA Workshop: Amsterdam’s Ring Road

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Rebel Architecture

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In their new book, RAAAF encourages us to look at vacancy not as a problem but as potential for spatial, economic and institutional innovation.

Vacancy Studies: Designing Temporariness

Featured article by Mark Minkjan
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The Rubble Club: Gone but not Forgotten

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Sam Laughlin captures unfinished constructions as structures helplessly dependent on the political-economic conditions of their time.

Photo Essay: Frameworks

Featured article by Mark Minkjan
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Italian architect Stefano Boeri is not afraid to talk about his massively failed, 42 million euro redevelopment project.

Notes on La Maddalena

Featured article by Stefano Boeri
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Space Battle

Because each spatial intervention is the direct result of an ideology, architecture is complicit in materialising political, economical and financial power structures. Vernacular architecture can be a counterweight.

Myths of Modernism

Modernism promised the future but has now shifted to the past. FA assesses both the optimistic and pessimistic Myths of Modernism and their corresponding realities, which are not always in sync.

Ruin & Dystopia

Urban decay and dystopian worlds are not merely a blogger's fetish. They can help to clarify a city’s historical layers, societal dynamics and imaginations of the future.

Future Failure

Current developments in architecture influence the future make-up of our world.

Architected Stuff

The architectural culture suffers from vanity and the mass-production of meaningless viral eye-candy. Like Kanye says: 'everything needs to be architected'.
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