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Catherine Slessor's stories

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  • LCC architects

    Mavericks: aint’cha sick of them?Subscription

    Opinion9 February, 2016

    Catherine Slessor reflects on Mavericks: Breaking the Mould of British Architecture, a new exhibition at the Royal Academy running until 20 April

  • FAT and Grayson Perry's House for Essex

    Architects should get their craft freak onSubscription

    Opinion21 January, 2016

    Forget the middlebrow spectre of Arts and Crafts, when architects properly collaborate with manufacturers the results can be truly spectacular, says Catherine Slessor

  • Eggnog

    We’re all architecture critics nowSubscription

    Opinion16 December, 2015

    Architecture writing is changing, but good critics still call architects to account, speak truth to power and shape the understanding of complex issues, says Catherine Slessor

  • Gasworks by HAT Projects

    Gasworks by Hat ProjectsSubscription

    Building11 December, 2015

    HAT Projects’ refurbishment of run-down exhibition spaces and studios at the Oval sustains artistic endeavour against the grain of sterile gentrification in Kennington, says Catherine Slessor

  • Hatton Wall by Roz Barr Architects

    Hatton Wall by Roz Barr ArchitectsSubscription

    Building10 December, 2015

    Roz Barr has sensitively reconfigured  a Victorian Building in London’s Hatton Garden into flats and commercial space, writes Catherine Slessor

  • Scottish parliament ariel view

    Recovering the joy in the craft of making thingsSubscription

    Opinion19 November, 2015

    Malcolm Fraser helped free Edinburgh from historical intertia, now he’s calling for a critical national renewal to help make better buildings

  • eiffel_tower_las_vegas

    Great architecture innovates not duplicatesSubscription

    Opinion12 October, 2015

    Duplitecture – recreating famous buildings – is becoming a global phenomenon, but it’s an architectural dead end

  • Alder Hey Children’s Hospital by BDP

    Alder Hey Children’s Hospital by BDPSubscription

    Building2 October, 2015

    The architecture at Alder Hey makes a cathartic break with the past, discovers Catherine Slessor

  • Get Carter Car Park

    The rise of the short-lived building and the long-lived architectSubscription

    Opinion10 September, 2015

    As buildings’ lifespans get shorter, the Rubble Club grows in number, writes AR former editor Catherine Slessor

  • Model showing gallery cubes scattered around the sloping terrain

    Smallest/Largest Art Museum by Sou Fujimoto, Aix-en-Provence, FranceSubscription

    News13 February, 2013

    Proposals by Sou Fujimoto for a landscape-led art museum in Aix-en-Provence, France - as revealed in the AJ’s sister title the Architectural Review in 2011

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