Period: c20th

Protected: Geography of Hope: Bruce Goff

Protected: Geography of Hope: Bruce Goff

Nicholas Olsberg

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Protected: Geography of Hope: John Lautner

Protected: Geography of Hope: John Lautner

Nicholas Olsberg

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Protected: Geography of Hope: Adolfo Natalini and Superstudio

Protected: Geography of Hope: Adolfo Natalini and Superstudio

Nicholas Olsberg

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Vilanova Artigas: Drawing Models – Review

Vilanova Artigas: Drawing Models – Review

Laura Evans

The basement exhibition space at F’AR Lausanne is dominated by a forest of delicate metal and glass tilting tables within which drawings have been placed. When rotated from the horizontal, they give the large, artificially lit room the feeling of a drawing studio at the end of the day; the… Read More

‘Then There Was War’: John Hejduk’s Silent Witnesses as Nuclear Criticism

‘Then There Was War’: John Hejduk’s Silent Witnesses as Nuclear Criticism

Mark Dorrian

As my title indicates, this text will focus on John Hejduk’s Silent Witnesses project from the mid-1970s, but I want to approach it in the first instance by way of Roland Barthes’s reflections on the ‘Neutral’. This is the topic of the lectures that Barthes delivered at the Collège de France… Read More

Missing Link: Strategies of a Viennese Architecture Group (1970-1980) – Review

Missing Link: Strategies of a Viennese Architecture Group (1970-1980) – Review

Erik Wegerhoff

There is a strange moment in the second room of the exhibition, where all kinds of great works are hung on the walls to admire, organised around a central display of plastic and aluminium furniture: a collage of a car hovering like the golden calf amidst a crazed crowd; a… Read More

Protected: The City of Design

Protected: The City of Design

Emilio Ambasz

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In the Archive: Petit, Lebas, Fontaine, Le Corbusier, Kolář

In the Archive: Petit, Lebas, Fontaine, Le Corbusier, Kolář

Raphael Haque

Click on drawings to move and enlarge. In The Library at Night, Alberto Manguel likens a library to a human brain and imagines a kind of phrenic Library of Alexandria in which each book becomes a neuron and the connections between books synapses. Thus the brain is a library and… Read More

Materia 3: Red Oxide

Materia 3: Red Oxide

Gordon Shrigley

This text is the third in a series by Gordon Shrigley titled ‘Materia’ in which the architect meditates on the physical and semiotic nature of a number of everyday construction products. The first and second texts in the series, on render and corrugated iron, can be read here. Architects are subsumed within… Read More

Kay Fisker: Danish Functionalism and Block-based Housing (2022) – Review

Kay Fisker: Danish Functionalism and Block-based Housing (2022) – Review

Mark Pimlott

This is a useful book. It is also a book that might be thought of as a vehicle or encouragement towards another book, a foundation for future work, either by the editors, or other architects, architectural historians, or even sociologists. It arose from the fascination of two Irish architects, Andrew… Read More

Superstudio’s Collage Chest: A Chance Machine

Superstudio’s Collage Chest: A Chance Machine

Jonah Ginsburg

In 1968 Adolfo Natalini’s partner, Frances Brunton, returned to Florence from London with their newborn daughter and a small wooden chest with five drawers. On three sides of the chest, Natalini hand painted sky-blue flowers on an orange background. The chest of drawers was then taken to the Superstudio-studio in… Read More