London Wall West, the controversial development plan for the Barbican border, hasn’t gone away; But neither has Barbican Quarter Action
Sunseekers: The Immigrant Architects That Created Hippie California
The Making of Lovell Health House
Gingerbread City at the Museum of Architecture; How buildings made of sugar and spice help us understand the challenges ahead
John Walmsley: ‘photographing ordinary people and the interesting things they do’
Bolwoningen Sphere Houses
Dries Kreijkamp, Dutch Architect who mused, “We all live on a sphere, so why not in a sphere?”
The Fiat car company and its founders the Agnelli family are the perfect medium to understand the development of Italian politics, industry and design in the 20th Century.
Eileen Gray’s Villa E-1027
Look at the near-forgotten architect who aroused Le Corbusier’s envy
The 1936 Modernist wing of the German Hospital in Hackney
A story of the best and the worst of the 20th Century
Lea Lund and Erik K, ‘a story about love, a photographer finding her muse and a subject claiming his identity’
Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain, a British Modernist Masterpiece; home to Agatha Christie, spies and centre of an intellectual circle
Antwerp Port House
There is a scene in Sci-Fi movies when a vast alien spaceship breaks through the clouds descends to effortlessly hover over a city.
Verner Panton, the Danish architect and designer who took a generation on a psychedelic trip
Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack: More Than A Bauhaus Artist. One of Modernist Germany’s most influential artists
Burkina Faso: Visiting Ouagadougou
Where a roundabout becomes home to a ready to launch post-colonial rocket
Camino Real Polanco, Mexico City
Uncompromising, bold colours, in-your-face geometry and the brilliant use of natural light
Imagine a republic in a spherical house located on a small hill.
There you have it, a kugel on a mugel.
A must-have book, ‘Walter Gropius: An Illustrated Biography by Leyla Daybelge and Magnus Englund
Thinking outside the Box: The demolition of the Nakagin Capsule Tower and its possible reconstruction in the metaverse
Reclaiming Public Space WXSP: One of the best reasons to take a detour if you are heading over to the Barbican this weekend
Brazilian architect Lelé’s big bold vision, Centro Administrativo de Bahia Salvador Brazil
Will the redevelopment of Cumbernauld Town Centre be another case of Fire and Forget
Babyn Yar Synagogue, ‘The architectural response to the Holocaust’, architect Manuel Herz observes, ‘has been concrete and stone, as if the architecture has to be as heavy as the crime’.
Warsaw, packed with architectural gems. Lets walk and talk with photographer Artur Bednarczyk, blok by blok.
Haludovo Palace Hotel, Croatia:
Penthouse Magazine founder Bob Guccione had one hell of a party on the island of Krk which came with a $45 million dollar price tag.
Bofill’s La Muralla Roja, a Spanish Bastion, what better way to remember Ricardo Bofill
Concrete and Clay, Unit Four Plus Two, the Barbican’s First Music Video Unit Four Plus Two
2020 Vision: An Interview with Gérard Grandval: In honour of Grandval’s work we publish, again, this interview with the great architect and artist.
If you have a hankering to experience the vigour, invention and imagination of world-class street art a short walk from the Barbican Centre then head for Whitecross Street.
Haus Marlene Poelzig: Why erasing women from architecture history is such a bad idea
Sasha Braulov and the Inspiration of Constructivism
Recreating the monumental forms of modernist buildings in traditional needlework techniques.
Interview with Barnabas Calder:
Barnabas Calder (Raw Concrete: The Beauty of Brutalism) now, in Architecture: From Prehistory to Climate Emergency? has written an aeon spanning architectural history that encompasses architecture’s role in causing and solving the crisis
Futuro House: If you spotted a Futuro Pod in need of some serious care, could you just walk on by?
Remembering Gottfried Böhm whose 100th birthday was celebrated in 2020 with the exhibition: The Concrete Cathedral of Neviges.
Urbex: The Accidental Obsession of Modern Architecture Lovers |Why is Notre-Dame the latest subject for Urbex?
Othernity – Reconditioning Our Modern Heritage, the Hungarian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale
The Garden of Privatised Delights: The British Pavilion, Venice Biennale Architettura 2021
Jo’s Art History Podcast with Greyscape | The Barbican Living in an Architectural Experiment
Negozio Olivetti by Carlo Scarpa: Adriano Olivetti a man with a vision who worked to ensure that it was hardwired into his company.