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217 Museum of the Holocaust. Apr 1, 2011 750
Colombia: the AR reports on how reformers have combated crime and poverty in Bogota and Medellin with programmes that foster decent, dignified architecture and responsible urban planning. Feb 1, 2011 2538
Miguel Mesa likens a book to a CD or human brain. Book review Feb 1, 2011 338
Elusive resolutions in a symposium exploring the crisis in Italian architecture. Dec 1, 2010 593
West Side storeys: Jean Nouvel establishes a new benchmark on the Hudson shore. Jul 1, 2010 413
142 Chopo Museum. Jul 1, 2010 633
Tracing the modernist legacy of southern California from its roots. Book review Jun 1, 2010 370
London Eight. May 1, 2010 634
Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects. Apr 1, 2010 541
Arts complex is a symbol of unity for the capital of a deeply divided country. Feb 1, 2010 433
The Tote restaurant complex. Jan 1, 2010 802
The father of architectural photography, Julius Shulman, dies in his Hollywood home, aged 98. Obituary Sep 1, 2009 746
050 Art Institute of Chicago. Jul 1, 2009 1030
MAD world: a claustrophobic, disused folly is transformed into a shimmering tower to house modern crafts and design. Feb 1, 2009 1070
Breaking the box: dense urban housing that won't upset the neighbours. Feb 1, 2009 621
On cloud nine: Michael Webb visited the new terminal just after it opened and discovered a rare oasis of calm and civility. Column Aug 1, 2008 559
Found and frugal spaces: architecture for art; China's growing market for contemporary art has spawned an equally revolutionary crop of new buildings. Jul 1, 2008 1222
Cultural levitation; A former power station has been reborn as a daring forum for art. Jun 1, 2008 861
Workers' playtime: Zlin's radical Czech modernist history informs and sustains new development. In memoriam Mar 1, 2008 808
Cubist casbah: social housing on the edge of Madrid is transformed into a modern eco casbah. Feb 1, 2008 592
Craft skills: a new art museum for Grand Rapids soberly extols environmental concerns. City overview Feb 1, 2008 692
Delight: death in Romania is far from the usual sombre occasion at the 'Merry Cemetery'. Nov 1, 2007 330
Lighting up the Midwest: translucent lanterns shelter Steven Holl's new addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum. Oct 1, 2007 1193
Organic embrace: the fluid geometry of this new crematorium evokes a sense of peace and serenity. Aug 1, 2007 649
Hidden treasure: this family house in Osaka explores a language of exquisite minimalism. May 1, 2007 661
Vertical sculpture: a Coop Himmelb(l)au house is dynamically reborn. May 1, 2007 643
Out of the shadows. Apr 1, 2007 313
Pod life: his largest building to date, Shigeru Ban's new library is a bold celebration of structure. Feb 1, 2007 726
Twisting the bar: this new house in San Francisco's Bay Area is shaped by the folds of the landscape and sweeping views. Feb 1, 2007 529
Delight: Jun Aoki's shimmering pavilion continues the Japanese vogue for inventive wedding chapels. Feb 1, 2007 276
Foster takes Manhattan: a tower designed for strength and economy animates the Manhattan skyline. Nov 1, 2006 563
Clarity and light: a delicate crystal casket for a major collection of glassware. Nov 1, 2006 680
Free-flowing ideas: an exhibition at LA's MOCA explores the convergence of architecture and fashion. Nov 1, 2006 705
Modern primitive: Jean Nouvel emphasises beauty and surprise in his installation of exotic artefacts at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Oct 1, 2006 1152
Required reading: With extensive new accommodation, above and below ground, Renzo Piano brings unity and order to the Morgan Library. Jun 1, 2006 1058
Container art: Shigeru Ban's inventive yet frugal Nomadic Museum berths on the Santa Monica beachfront. May 1, 2006 879
Colour field: a former warehouse is boldly revitalised to provide a community and urban focus. May 1, 2006 636
Modern Baroque: a provincial German art museum gets the Frank Gehry treatment. Apr 1, 2006 730
Cottbus kaleidoscope: this library enlivens both the campus and civic realm of a former industrial centre striving to reinvent itself. Apr 1, 2006 640
Santiago's second shrine: the first phase of Peter Eisenman's ambitious Galician City of Culture is nearing completion. Mar 1, 2006 721
Treading lightly: this holiday house in Big Sur is a highly tactful and inventive response to stringent local environmental regulations. Mar 1, 2006 717
Modules for living: the advantages of prefabrication have yet to be translated into decent architecture, but in California, cradle of the modern house, experimentation goes on to provide elegant, economical dwellings that have a viability beyond the prototype stage. Mar 1, 2006 859
Seismic shift: a gymnasium on the UCLA campus is sensitively revitalised to house dance and theatre. Feb 1, 2006 624
Prophetical Prouve. Dec 1, 2005 407
Going with the flow: ramps and shallow stairs weave a spacious addition into the fabric of a nineteenth-century villa. Nov 1, 2005 713
Art education: children can lose themselves in art in this colourful educational labyrinth devised for LA's Getty Center. Oct 1, 2005 611
Monument for a miniaturist: a new museum dedicated to Paul Klee swells seductively into the Swiss landscape. Cover Story Aug 1, 2005 1064
Art in action: a famed Californian design school remodels industrial buildings to engage the public. Aug 1, 2005 837
Urban poetry: new offices for Caltrans in LA explore notions of economical energy use and urban monumentality. Jul 1, 2005 748
Solar umbrella: Lawrence Scarpa's own family house in Venice Beach is an imaginative and ecologically aware response to the balmy Californian climate. Jul 1, 2005 781
Saving Bruce Goff. Jun 1, 2005 999
Piano transforms LACMA. May 1, 2005 729
Pritzker for Thom Mayne. Apr 1, 2005 404
Park life: an ambitious temporary installation by Christo briefly animated the green swathes of New York's Central Park. Mar 1, 2005 576
Crystals in the land: this addition to a private girls' school on a lush rural site is organized around a series of glass lightwells that form a crystalline landscape. Feb 1, 2005 761
Tradition stood on end: sheathed by glass shutters, this house makes the most of a tight urban site. Feb 1, 2005 567
View from Chicago: as these recent projects show, the Windy City is still a place for grand civic gestures and innovative architecture, renewing a tradition that was becoming ossified. Nov 1, 2004 1217
Cultural hub: materials control and maximum prefabrication are keys to this new urban centre near Helsinki. Aug 1, 2004 899
Orange Slough of Despond? Letter to the Editor Jul 1, 2004 253
Stockholm's island city is the work of many hands over time and continues to evolve, with some adventurous new proposals. Jun 1, 2004 1176
Stepped box: this multi-generational house in Kyoto makes inventive use of a confined site. May 1, 2004 781
The art of the possible: a new visitors' centre for the Crystal Cathedral complex not only unifies a set of disparate buildings, but also uses light to evoke a powerful sense of the numinous. Apr 1, 2004 785
Snowed under: in deepest Lapland, architecture and the elements interact with some intriguing (and unpredictable) effects. Mar 1, 2004 696
Pushing the envelope: this new art museum in St Louis is conceived as a flexible shell for experiment that reaches out to its surroundings. Jan 1, 2004 825
Skin job: wrapped in a lightweight, chequerboard skin, this LA house maximizes a tight site. Jan 1, 2004 538
Office of the future: this humane and environmentally responsive complex of work spaces for Norway's leading telecom company is an inspiring and enlightened vision of corporate life. Nov 1, 2003 1163
Care in Kyoto: a day-care centre for the elderly has been inserted in old Kyoto with tenderness to both users and context. Oct 1, 2003 654
Market forces: this historic Art Nouveau era market in Valencia has been imaginatively restored to become part of city life once more. Sep 1, 2003 835
Tokyo translucence: this new living and work space in Tokyo makes the most of a tight urban site and lyrically reinterprets Japanese tradition. (AR House). May 1, 2003 647
Urban interaction: these ingenious electronic screens provide new forms of interactive thrills for Tokyo's jaded urbanites. (Design Review). Apr 1, 2003 392
Water and light: a new musem dedicated to the relics and techniques of ancient Japanese water engineering is a series of soaring spaces that lyrically synthesize water and light. Feb 1, 2003 778
Cruise control: built like a ship, Yokohama's new port terminal is an audacious fusion of architecture and engineering that creates a topographic landscape for public activities. Jan 1, 2003 1202
View from Ljubljana. Nov 1, 2002 1177
Perched on remote rural hillsides in North-West Portugal and Spain, these vernacular stone grain stores or espigueiros have a solemnity and grace that eludes most contemporary builders. (Delight). Brief Article Aug 1, 2002 336
Restrained exhibitionism: in urbane European cities, Rem Koolhaas is the most bad-mannered boy on the block. But he ripostes to the world's capital of kitsch with minimalism, and elegance. Brief Article Jun 1, 2002 818
Steel arbour: a tautly detailed steel pergola forms the formal and spatial focus of a new Korean restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. Brief Article Jun 1, 2002 485
Steel belvedere: docked onto the edge of an iconic Ellwood building, this new student pavilion at Pasadena's Design College is an industrially inspired armature for different activities. Brief Article May 1, 2002 761
Concrete couture: A former chocolate factory in Milan's industrial quarter has been magically transformed into a setting for the spectacle and business of haute couture. Brief Article Feb 1, 2002 643
Delight. Feb 1, 2002 385
LAYERED MEDIA. Oct 1, 2001 1370
OPTICAL ILLUSIONS. Brief Article Oct 1, 2001 772
MAN-MADE FOREST. Brief Article Oct 1, 2001 663

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