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Owen Hatherley

Train station seediness has been replaced by stark similarities

The areas around stations in London and Berlin are united by a new International Style of bland architecture, says Owen Hatherley

Paolizzi artwork at Pimlico Underground Station

Crossrail's designs are cheap, cheerless and potentially vandalous

Paolozzi’s murals may be threatened, but the real outrage is the architecture of the Crossrail stations, says Owen Hatherley

Las Vegas

Hatherley: 'What happened in Vegas should have stayed in Vegas'

Let’s stop ‘learning from’ and start ‘working with’, says Owen Hatherley

High Line New York

There's no wonder every city wants a High Line

New York’s elegant and subtle High Line is a machine for generating property speculation, says Owen Hatherley

Kiev cinema arson attack reveals a role for architectural preservation in Ukraine’s unrest

Communist-era cinemas were often housed in the most important buildings, usually given unique designs, writes Owen Hatherley


The Brutalism vogue ignores the movement’s ethical aspect

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

Owen Hatherley

A critic has the right to unfairness in order to force through much-needed change

Filler’s critiques are particularly good at solidifying something you may have been thinking but couldn’t put into words, says Owen Hatherley

Owen Hatherley

We are building cities based on exclusivity, distinction and snobbery

The social segregation of 19th century housing is used as a template by today’s architects, says Owen Hatherley

Owen Hatherley

Tempelhof airport has become the site of a battle for freedom from development

The eerie unused space of Tempelhof field is increasingly scarce in Berlin, writes Owen Hatherley

Owen Hatherley

Might someone in Venice tell us what contemporary social housing actually looks like?

Militant modernist: Owen Hatherley on the Venice Biennale


A spirit is haunting Lewisham. It is the spirit of self-build

Militant modernist: Owen Hatherley’s debut AJ column