Making Anti-Terror Infrastructure Pretty: The Most Depressing New Urban Design Challenge

Making Anti-Terror Infrastructure Pretty: The Most Depressing New Urban Design Challenge

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Urban designers were so preoccupied with whether they could make anti-terror infrastructure more beautiful, they didn’t stop to think if they should.

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#10 Mecca to the Max: The Holy City Transformed

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#10 Mecca to the Max: The Holy City Transformed

Making Anti-Terror Infrastructure Pretty: The Most Depressing New Urban Design Challenge

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Making Anti-Terror Infrastructure Pretty: The Most Depressing New Urban Design Challenge

Craigslust: “We’ll Have Sex and You Don’t Need to Pay Much for the Flat”

Craigslust: “We’ll Have Sex and You Don’t Need to Pay Much for the Flat”

The politics of the industry remain a mystery to most on-lookers

Hudson Yards Was Not Inevitable

Hudson Yards Was Not Inevitable

#09 Listen to the City, It’s Trying to Tell You Something

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#09 Listen to the City, It’s Trying to Tell You Something

From Mies to Bjarke: Ten Moments in the Manly History of the Architect’s Model

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From Mies to Bjarke: Ten Moments in the Manly History of the Architect’s Model

Maybe Modern Ruins Are Just the Kind of Failure We Need

Maybe Modern Ruins Are Just the Kind of Failure We Need

The Real Estate Sector is Using Algorithms to Work Out the Best Places to Gentrify

The Real Estate Sector is Using Algorithms to Work Out the Best Places to Gentrify

Learning from Brazil’s “Architect of the Poor”

Learning from Brazil’s “Architect of the Poor”

Six months ago the first ever AI-driven residential property acquisition took place

Death Sentence: The Words That Bulldoze Our Cities

Death Sentence: The Words That Bulldoze Our Cities

Taking Back Taksim: Everyday Life vs. Top-Down Redevelopment

Taking Back Taksim: Everyday Life vs. Top-Down Redevelopment

Dear Jean Nouvel, Please Don’t “Revitalise” the Algiers Casbah

Dear Jean Nouvel, Please Don’t “Revitalise” the Algiers Casbah

#08 Speer in Qatar or: How Architects Stopped Caring and Learned to Love the Client

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#08 Speer in Qatar or: How Architects Stopped Caring and Learned to Love the Client

The romanticising images of ruins ignore the political dimensions on the ground

Independent Architecture Criticism Needs Your Support to Survive

Independent Architecture Criticism Needs Your Support to Survive

#07 Incompiuto: Italy’s Most Prominent Architectural Style

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#07 Incompiuto: Italy’s Most Prominent Architectural Style

Stop Seeing Climate Change as an “Opportunity” for Architecture

Stop Seeing Climate Change as an “Opportunity” for Architecture

The Cities of Vilnius: Past Ideologies, New Consumerism

The Cities of Vilnius: Past Ideologies, New Consumerism