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Reviews of books from architectural ideas to construction thinking

  1. Culture

‘Piloti’ reflects the fizz of interwar architecture

Gavin Stamp leaves his mark on architectural histories at home and abroad with his ambitious, and unfinished, study of interwar architecture

5 April 2024

  1. Culture

Past, future, and now: how do we both protect and develop London?

Historian Gillian Darley explores how we might think about heritage today and tomorrow, and in the light of past mistakes, in an essay taken from London of the Future – which asks what the capital will be like in 100 years’ time

16 October 2023

  1. Culture

Dominica's ti kai houses are symbols of resistance and survival

A new book, Still Standing, looks at the Caribbean island's vernacular timber structures, which have survived hurricanes but are now being demolished in favour of modern homes

10 February 2023