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Did Adolf Loos think Ornament was Crime? And was he right?

The architect was born on this day, 10 December, 1870 and created a style of architecture still debated today
Published: Monday, 10 December 2018

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Who is John Pawson giving his book to this Christmas?
The architect and author reveals his 2018 highs and lows and which lucky baby will be getting a great gift
Published: Wednesday, 5 December 2018
Case Study perfection - up for sale at $3.6 million
It was built as an affordable home, but this Mid-Century beauty has risen in price considerably since 1959
Published: Thursday, 29 November 2018
Moshe Safdie reworks his old brutalist apartment
The Israeli-Canadian architect's firm has gone back to Habitat 67 to rework its founder’s old brutalist unit
Published: Wednesday, 28 November 2018
A few more reasons to buy our Atlas of Brutalist Architecture!
Watch Virginia McLeod, the book’s commissioning editor, talk through the making of this great new title
Published: Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Who is Sam Lubell giving his book to this Christmas?
The architectural writer and curator tells us about his highs and lows of 2018 and who’ll be getting a great gift

Published: Tuesday, 20 November 2018
The revealing story behind Alejandro Aravena's Novartis HQ
Reclaimed bricks, and less-than-accurate interpretations of his plans formed part of his 'more or less’ strategy
Published: Tuesday, 13 November 2018
Want Modernism beside the sea? Go to Fire Island!
This summer resort is home to some of America’s best mid-century architecture, as our new guide explains
Published: Tuesday, 6 November 2018
Alejandro Aravena’s brutal beach house is for sale
Like to slip off your office gear and gaze into a fire at weekends? Got $1.5m? This place could be right for you
Published: Wednesday, 24 October 2018
5 things we learned on the Brutal Bus tour
Prince Charles called the National Theatre a nuclear power station, The Royal College of Physicians is based on the human body and only 50 people lived in the Barbican when the Barbican was built (none of them architects!)
Published: Friday, 19 October 2018
Get to know Cape Cod Modernism in Massachusetts
This is what happened when Walter Gropius and co took the summer off and went to the beach
Published: Monday, 15 October 2018
Want to catch up with the Harvard Five? Go to New Canaan
The Connecticut village is an architectural gem, says our new Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide
Published: Friday, 12 October 2018
Get to know Frank Lloyd Wright in Pleasantville
You’ll never see so much of Wright’s style in a single place than when you tour this small, New York state enclave
Published: Thursday, 11 October 2018


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