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Illustration by Hanna Melin

The diaries of L’Obscurier

2-May-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

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The diaries of L’Obscurier

18-Apr-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

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The diaries of L’Obscurier

11-Apr-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

L’Obscurier

The diaries of L’Obscurier

4-Apr-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

L’Obscurier

The diaries of L’Obscurier

28-Mar-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

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The diaries of L’Obscurier

21-Mar-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

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The diaries of L’Obscurier

14-Mar-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

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The diaries of L’Obscurier

7-Mar-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

Illustration by Hanna Melin

The diaries of L’Obscurier

28-Feb-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

L’Obscurier

The diaries of L’Obscurier

21-Feb-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

illustration by Hanna Melin

The diaries of L’Obscurier

14-Feb-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

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The diaries of L’Obscurier

7-Feb-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

Illustration by Hanna Melin

The diaries of L’Obscurier

31-Jan-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

L’Obscurier

The diaries of L’Obscurier

24-Jan-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

L’Obscurier

The diaries of L’Obscurier

17-Jan-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

L’Obscurier

The diaries of L’Obscurier

10-Jan-2014 | By L’Obscurier

The hugely influential artist, architect, sculptor, painter and social engineer revolutionised the way we think about the built environment and then drowned in the Mediterranean

Legalease

Three clauses in appointments documents often give rise to heated debate

20-Oct-2014 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: The right to withdraw consent to the use of architect’s drawings is probably a better weapon in theory than in it is practice, writes Mark Klimt

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Yipster gentrification

17-Oct-2014 | By

Ian Martin proposes a regeneration scheme for Hartlepool via a process of ‘gamification’

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Profession and public are united in their condemnation of Viñoly's Walkie Talkie

17-Oct-2014 | By

But, while the Walkie Talkie is nearly full, the Cheesegrater struggles to find tenants, says Rory Olcayto

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And the winner is … well it depends

16-Oct-2014 | By

Awards, awards, awards… What’s the point? asks Rory Olcayto

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The character of a city is more powerful than its buildings

16-Oct-2014 | By

Sydney might have to think about the odd protected view of the magnificent Opera House, writes Paul Finch

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Park and ride to the OccuPop

10-Oct-2014 | By

Ian Martin puts clear yellow water between the Tories and the Lib Dems

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The greening of the Stirling

10-Oct-2014 | By

Over the past two decades the Stirling Prize has slowly begun to recognise sustainability, writes Hattie Hartman

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WAF explores positive alternatives to an endless built sprawl

8-Oct-2014 | By

Can you get density and open space without endless towers? The answer is yes, writes Paul Finch

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It is harder to gain planning for the interesting than for the mediocre

6-Oct-2014 | By Robert Adam

Planning portal: The ‘no ideas please, we’re British’ problem is not specific to garden cities, writes Peter Stewart

ianmartin

How to deliver an oligarchitecturalopolis

3-Oct-2014 | By

Ian Martin resigns his post as honorary chair of the Buildings That Look Like Penises Appreciation Society

Highline

We need more transport infrastructure and fewer High Lines

3-Oct-2014 | By

To revive our towns and cities we need more transport infrastructure and fewer High Lines, says Rory Olcayto

brutalism

The Brutalism vogue ignores the movement’s ethical aspect

1-Oct-2014 | By Owen Hatherley

Brutalism’s revival is happening when its social ideas are more needed than ever, says Owen Hatherley

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The art of city-making is not about conforming to regulations

1-Oct-2014 | By

The beauty of a successful masterplan is that its merits cannot be destroyed by bad buildings, writes Paul Finch