Jakarta’s Superblocks Continue a Legacy of Urban Segregation

Jakarta’s Superblocks Continue a Legacy of Urban Segregation

In Indonesia’s sprawling capital, property developers are reimagining an old urban form, and ideas of nationhood to go along with it.

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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

Community Wealth Building: An Idea Afraid of its Own Radical Potential

Community Wealth Building: An Idea Afraid of its Own Radical Potential

All claims to community are shaky

Beirut’s Architecture of Erasure Countered by Literary Placemaking

Beirut’s Architecture of Erasure Countered by Literary Placemaking

The Playful City: From the 1960s Strive for Spontaneity to Today’s Space of Entertainment

The Playful City: From the 1960s Strive for Spontaneity to Today’s Space of Entertainment

University of Amsterdam Shirks Urban Responsibilities Despite Legacy

University of Amsterdam Shirks Urban Responsibilities Despite Legacy

Architecture is a very strong dimension of this normal violence

#06 Architects in Calais: On Border Systems and Self-built Cities

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#06 Architects in Calais: On Border Systems and Self-built Cities