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Wang Shu. Who?

literatiWang Shu burst onto the world’s stage with two projects that caught the media’s attention and lined him up for the awards and citations that have made him a household name … in architects’ houses, at least. These were the Ningbo History Museum (2008) and the Xiangshan Campus in China’s Academy of Art (2007) Read more…

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“Style: In defence of Post-Modernism”

reviewed by Patrick Lynch

POSTMODERNISM_FurmanIn this witty and robust defence, author Adam Nathaniel Furman makes a very good case for thinking about postmodernism as a style of thinking and as a way life - or rather, as the expression of the diversity of ways of living that emerged in the 1960s in affluent western societies Read more…

The Great Mall of China

derelict shoppingHow Shopping And Socialism Has Inverted The City.
- by Nick Jewell —

After three and a half decades of double-digit growth, China finally appears to be slowing Read more…

What if Architects became Developers?

zog headMatt Bloomfield discovers that Roger Zogolovitch writes as well as he builds, but notes that good housing doesn’t come cheap. Read more…

Free Will: An Illusion?

BagginiBy Joel Mills | 12 October 2015

Free will is an illusion. Quite a claim, and one that dominates much contemporary scientific thinking, and the pivotal driver for Julian Baggini to write his latest book Read more…

Context by Eric Parry

brainby Chloe Spiby Loh | 24 August 2015

The latest edition to the AD Primer series comes in the form of Eric Parry’s contemplation on ‘Context’; a gathering of his personal preoccupations on specific locations and projects Read more…

White City Black City

tel aviv jaffaRozie Saunders | 20 May 2015

Sharon Rotbard’s “White City Black City: Architecture and War in Tel Aviv and Jaffa”  is much more than just an architectural history of Tel Aviv and Jaffa. Read more…