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Retail’s constant adaptation presents architectural opportunities

The pandemic merely accelerated the decline of physical stores amid the rise of online shopping. Brian Green examines how the broader picture nevertheless contains sectors that are thriving while a rising tide of unused retail space presents new possibilities

5 February 2024

Book reviews

Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Maintenance Art strikes a chord with Astrid Smitham, who finds resonance with Apparata's ambitions and its explanation of the artist's approach to care and maintenance

Astrid Smitham finds common ground with Mierle Laderman Ukeles

Royal Gold Medallist Yasmeen Lari, the life of Michael Hopkins and Park Hill on stage all caught readers' attention this year – along with a ghost from Christmas past

Yasmeen Lari, Michael Hopkins and Park Hill on stage

Books to keep you up-to-date during the Christmas break: from tree to timber with fabulous pics, a study of its architectural and engineering applications – and your New Year’s resolution to become a developer

Timber practicalities from forest to structure, and being an architect developer

In the first of our seasonal round-up of books to read in the new year, Conrad Koslowsky finds common threads with this study of nature and human impact on it

Naoya Hatakeyama: Excavating the Future City, by Yasufumi Nakamori

Architecture is about a great deal more than new build, with some of the greatest creativity to be found in sensitive adaptation and reuse of heritage buildings

Adaptation and reuse, from Castelveccio to Rockefeller Sculpture Garden