Architects Declare a Climate Emergency But Can They Avoid Real Estate’s Greenwashing Tendencies?

Architects Declare a Climate Emergency But Can They Avoid Real Estate’s Greenwashing Tendencies?

The ‘Architects Declare’ movement represents a necessary attempt to address the building industry’s responsibility for the climate emergency, yet it is currently limited in its ability to address the altogether more dangerous role of real estate capital in exacerbating the crisis.

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The Radical Culture of Night Shops and Beauty Salons

The Radical Culture of Night Shops and Beauty Salons

“Degrowth is about redistribution by design, not by collapse”

“Degrowth is about redistribution by design, not by collapse”

The Far Right’s Obsession With Modern Architecture

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The Far Right’s Obsession With Modern Architecture

What is at stake is the erasure of an architecture which faithfully mirrors the ambiguities, complexities and struggles of the contemporary urban experience

Death to the Calling: A Job in Architecture is Still a Job

Death to the Calling: A Job in Architecture is Still a Job

The Deceptive Platform Utopianism of Google’s Sidewalk Labs

The Deceptive Platform Utopianism of Google’s Sidewalk Labs

Why Haven’t British Architects Unionised?

Why Haven’t British Architects Unionised?

A pastoral fiction that speaks more to a mutated village life than what is arguably the height of techno-capitalism today

#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”

Hudson Yards Was Not Inevitable

Hudson Yards Was Not Inevitable

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

#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