Recent Articles

Why Louis Kahn would often talk to bricks
A simple, quirky piece of advice to his students showed that this building material had a lot to say
Published: Wednesday, 16 January 2019
This Brutal World stars in the movie of the moment!
In the Netflix thriller Bird Box our brutalist architecture book is a welcome distraction from uglier scenes outside
Published: Monday, 14 January 2019
Look at John Pawson’s photos of Peter Zumthor’s first UK house
The architect, photographer and Phaidon author visits Zumthor’s Secular Retreat, commissioned by Alain de Botton
Published: Thursday, 10 January 2019
What's Alex from Snarkitecture up to in 2019?
Co-founder Alex Mustonen fills us in on the practice’s plans for its new permanent NYC venue, Snark Park
Published: Tuesday, 1 January 2019
What’s John Pawson up to in 2019?
The architect and Phaidon author will sign off on one of his longest-standing commissions over the next 12 months
Published: Sunday, 30 December 2018
Who is Alex from Snarkitecture giving his book to this Christmas?
Co-founder of the innovative NY design studio reveals his 2018 highs and lows and who’ll be getting a great gift
Published: Monday, 17 December 2018
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
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


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