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Play The Game

Play The Game   The Lower Lea Valley was one of the most neglected parts of London until it was somehow chosen as the site for the 2012 Olympic bid. Somehow it won and somehow we got a new part of London. This book captures the drama of how these events were managed, in the… Read More

The Idea of the Obelisk

The Idea of the Obelisk   According to Tim Abrahams, One World Trade Center, designed by David Childs, reconciles New York’s delirious art deco past with its monumental future. It proves, he argues, that architecture, unlike other art forms, can be present in our daily lives and that this building in its restatement of the… Read More

Permission to Live

Permission to Live   Stephen Phelan first visited Onagawa in the aftermath of the Japanese Tsunami in 2011. He has visited the town several times since and charted the struggle to rebuild after the destruction. Here he looks at redevelopment of the town through the prism of temporary housing by the Pritzker Prize winning architect… Read More

The Additional Dimensions

The Additional Dimensions   Given the unprecedented opportunities that architects have been given to build in China since the turn of the century, it is surprising that we should focus on a modest middle school in the suburbs of Beijing. Yet, as Austin Williams explains, the Chinese firm Atelier Fronti have tried with Baiziwan Middle… Read More
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