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    1. October 29, 2014

      Towers that cast a long shadow on New York’s self-image

      Tom Wolfe coined the term “Social X-ray” to describe the wealthy Upper East Side wives of investment bankers, women who were...

    2. June 27, 2014

      Smiljan Radic’s Serpentine Pavilion

      It’s a bagel, or perhaps a doughnut. Or an egg shell. Maybe a UFO. Anyway it’s resting on massive rocks. Inspired,...

    1. June 13, 2014

      Architecture Biennale in Venice

      To understand this year’s Architecture Biennale in Venice you need to see the critical tagline tucked away on the back of...

    2. May 30, 2014

      The end of architecture?

      As the 14th edition of the Venice Biennale of Architecture prepares to open, the pavilions of the Giardini might be the...

    3. February 21, 2014

      We ‘cling-ons’ see our profession as a calling

      Ambrose Bierce’s satirical The Devil’s Dictionary defines an architect as “one who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a...

    4. January 31, 2014

      Eduardo Souto de Moura at the Royal Academy

      Eduardo Souto de Moura appears to be playing a game of peek-a-boo with photographers at the Royal Academy in London – the...

    5. November 18, 2013

      Commoditised market innovation

      The story Technogel is a polyurethane gel with special chemical and physical properties that make it particularly useful in...

    6. May 24, 2013

      Impossible encounters

      “It was a moment without the museum being a bank. No guards, no ropes, no limits, no pedestals – a free moment of...

    7. May 24, 2013

      Dazzled by Doha

      As we speed southwest out of Doha towards the Saudi border, the tarmac dips into the first of four tunnels. Khalid Albaih, a...

    8. March 15, 2013

      Moscow’s new art centres

      Despite its weighty historical reputation and the sheer fact of its scale as the second-largest city in Europe, Moscow does...

    9. October 26, 2012

      Towers of babble

      There’s an odd silence about sound these days. Pick up any design magazine or treatise on architecture from the past 100...

    10. September 28, 2012

      Lunch with the FT: Peter Marino

      In the style-obsessed auditoriums that play host to the world’s fashion weeks, when someone mentions a “star designer” they...

    11. June 22, 2012

      The next big thing

      “What is the maximum architecture can do?” Rem Koolhaas asked at the end of the 20th century. “Architects are in the...

    12. June 1, 2012

      A real corker

      When you sniff the cork of a newly opened bottle of wine, the cork is a measure of condition, a moment of truth. The annual...

    13. April 29, 2012

      Architect who thrives on neglect

      “The neglect,” says architect Rem Koolhaas, “is quite beautiful.” It’s not something we’re used to hearing architects...

    14. February 27, 2012

      Midwest mettle for ‘starchitects’

      Manufacturing in the US has taken a beating in recent years. Increases in productivity have been offset by dramatic job...

    15. February 7, 2012

      Ai Weiwei and Herzog to design London pavilion

      The partnership behind the design of the “Bird’s Nest” stadium in Beijing, the stunning centrepiece of the 2008 Olympics,...

    16. January 13, 2012

      All in a day’s work

      Blink and you’ll miss it, so to speak. Even for a culture that is addicted to the fizzy thrills of the pop-up and the flash...

    17. December 16, 2011

      Building hope

      Can architecture cure cancer? Can buildings make you better? Can space heal? Nah, ’course not. No matter what claims are...

    18. October 13, 2011

      OMA/Progress, Barbican, London

      Progress. Now there’s a good modernist word. The drawings of Rem Koolhaas and the practice he formed in London in 1975, the...

    19. September 21, 2011

      Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990, V&A, London

      Once a movement is named “postmodernism” it kills everything that follows it. Even old modernism, pure, white and minimal,...

    20. September 7, 2011

      Starchitects risk losing their lustre

      The vast bulk of Chinese state television’s headquarters – a radical, twisted skyscraper with a tower bent back on itself –...

    21. July 1, 2011

      The unplugged pavilion

      Peter Zumthor is complaining about the speakers and the amplifier for his forthcoming speech. And the buzz of the generator...

    22. March 18, 2011

      Conquering the west

      Ma Yansong and towers at Mississauga So far, the phenomenon of the starchitect has been all one-way traffic – the west...

    23. January 7, 2011

      Lunch with the FT: Rem Koolhaas

      Of all the places I might have expected to have lunch with architect Rem Koolhaas, Venice ranks low on the list. I could...

    24. December 1, 2010

      Miami: everyone loves a pop-up

      This week, and this week only, a structure formed of 7 miles of reflective rope slung between monolithic steel poles sits...

    25. July 9, 2010

      Jean Nouvel’s Serpentine pavilion

      The pavilion is Nouvel’s first completed building in Britain “I like English parks,” says Jean Nouvel. “Is it necessary to...

    26. May 11, 2010

      Big thinker sees Gulf in modern terms

      When it was first published at the height of the boom in 2007, Al-Manakh arrived with little fanfare. But the title - an...

    27. May 10, 2010

      Big thinker sees Gulf in modern terms

      When it was first published at the height of the boom in 2007, Al-Manakh arrived with little fanfare. But the title – an...

    28. March 24, 2010

      Jean Nouvel to build Serpentine Pavilion

      French architect Jean Nouvel has been chosen to design the 10th annual Serpentine Pavilion in London’s Kensington Gardens....

    29. October 23, 2009

      Dallas’s new cultural buildings

      REX/OMA’s stacked theatre in Dallas’s Arts District “Dallas,” said architect Rem Koolhaas at a packed lecture for the...

    30. October 2, 2009

      Space in natural light

      The Architecture of Natural Light By Henry Plummer Thames & Hudson, £29.95 FT Bookshop price: £24.95 Light plays a primary...

    31. September 26, 2009

      Commercial collaborations

      When Zac Posen was asked why New York artist Rosson Crow was interested in collaborating on his recent spring/summer 2010...

    32. September 25, 2009

      When artists meet designers

      When Zac Posen was asked why New York artist Rosson Crow was interested in collaborating on his recent spring/summer 2010...

    33. July 20, 2009

      Metaphor for a metropolis

      Mahanakhon, Bangkok “Krung Thep Mahanakhon”, Ole Scheeren tells me, is the Thai name for Bangkok. That last,...

    34. February 10, 2009

      Beijing's state TV complex damaged by blaze

      Fire consumed part of the Chinese state broadcaster's landmark headquarters complex in Beijing yesterday evening as many in...

    35. February 9, 2009

      Fire consumes Beijing television headquarters

      Fire consumed part of the Chinese state broadcaster’s landmark headquarters complex in Beijing on Monday evening as many in...

    36. October 11, 2008

      New talent springs from emerging markets

      Peter Zumthor is not yet a "starchitect" at the level of Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas or Frank Gehry. But,...

    37. August 9, 2008

      An era of urban visionaries

      Soft City was written at architecture's lowest point. The optimism of modernism had crumbled into scandals and corruption,...

    38. July 3, 2008

      China may be booming but it is not yet cool

      Atheist China is now the site of a very secular form of pilgrimage. Architects from around the world are thronging to...

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