Period: c20th

Protected: Geoffrey Bawa: Drawing from the Archives (2023) — Review

Protected: Geoffrey Bawa: Drawing from the Archives (2023) — Review

Kathleen James-Chakraborty

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Protected: Unveiling the Enigma: Jan Henriksson’s Örebro Riksbank, 1987.

Protected: Unveiling the Enigma: Jan Henriksson’s Örebro Riksbank, 1987.

Felicia Liang and William Wikström

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Houses for Printing: A Microcosm of the World

Houses for Printing: A Microcosm of the World

Sarah Hearne

The following text is an excerpt from the guide that accompanied the exhibition ‘PRINT READY DRAWINGS: Composites, Layers, and Paste-ups, 1950-1989’, installed at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles between 11 November 2023 – 4 February 2024, and curated by Sarah Hearne. Caterina Pincioni, secretary at… Read More

Ludwig Wittgenstein (and Gustav III of Sweden), designing gardens

Ludwig Wittgenstein (and Gustav III of Sweden), designing gardens

Tim Richardson

In the following extract, from his book Cambridge College Gardens, Tim Richardson describes the incident that made philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein sketch out his ideas for an alternative garden design at Trinity College in Cambridge, alongside a letter Wittgenstein wrote to the College Garden Committee objecting to the plans for their… Read More

Protected: Artful Trades: Into a Market of Consumables

Protected: Artful Trades: Into a Market of Consumables

Sarah Hearne

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Giuliano Fiorenzoli: Because of Seeing Architecture (2023) – Review

Giuliano Fiorenzoli: Because of Seeing Architecture (2023) – Review

Stan Allen

In 1977, two years into the city’s fiscal crisis, I moved to New York City—a young architecture student, ready to take in everything the metropolis had to offer. What I found was a city scarred by garbage strikes, the blackout, and a serial killer calling himself the Son of Sam.… Read More

Big Competitions—How to Re-orient the Modern Project for the 21st Century

Big Competitions—How to Re-orient the Modern Project for the 21st Century

[Intro] [Lead mage] Excerpt— Xaveer de Geyter Excerpt— Mike Guyer Excerpt— Luc Reuse Excerpt— Georges Heintz Excerpt— Marion Goerdt

Architectural Covers: A Site of Design

Architectural Covers: A Site of Design

Sarah Hearne

The following text is an excerpt from the guide that accompanied the exhibition ‘PRINT READY DRAWINGS: Composites, Layers, and Paste-ups, 1950-1989’, installed at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles between 11 November 2023 – 4 February 2024, and curated by Sarah Hearne. Between 1971 and 1973,… Read More

In the Archive: Alejandro Carrasco Hidalgo

In the Archive: Alejandro Carrasco Hidalgo

Alejandro Carrasco Hidalgo

In this series, Drawing Matter invites visitors to write about material in the archive or the libraries at Shatwell that they have viewed as part of their research. During the peaceful and beautiful train ride that goes from London Paddington to Castle Cary, I dedicated time to thinking about what… Read More

Charles Holden: A new campus for Bloomsbury

Charles Holden: A new campus for Bloomsbury

Bill Sherman and Richard Temple

Quoted from the exhibition text of Charles Holden’s Master Plan: Building the Bloomsbury Campus, curated by Bill Sherman, Director of the Warburg Institute and Richard Temple, Archivist of the University of London. The exhibition continues until 17 March in the Chancellor’s Hall Lobby, First Floor, Senate House. More information here.… Read More

Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University

Arthur Erickson

This text is an excerpt from Arthur Erickson on Learning Systems, co-published by Concordia University Press and the Canadian Centre for Architecture where the Arthur Erickson Archive is held. The text is reproduced with the kind permission of the Estate of Arthur Erickson. Recalling distant events is not easy, but those years two… Read More

Careful Crudeness

Careful Crudeness

Karen Olesen

At first glance, this image is a mess. An aerial photograph onto which a pen drawing of an undistinctive, modernist building structure has been mounted. Gouache is smeared in a few places in a seemingly half-hearted attempt to hide parts of the photograph and soften the collision of the two… Read More