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Glossops Green Neighbourhood Centre, Crawley, West Sussex Image: JR James Archive, University of Sheffield.

The JR James archive and a glimpse of post-war town planning

An archive of nearly 4,000 slides used to illustrate lectures by Sheffield University professor John Richings James provides a fascinating history of post-war town planning, writes Steve Parnell

Zaha Hadid, Residence for the Irish Prime Minister, Dublin, 1980. Photostat on Mylar sheet mounted to paper board, 33 1/16 x 54 ½". Collection of the Alvin Boyarsky Archive. Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.

Alvin Boyarsky's collection of art works on display for first time

Nicholas Boyarsky writes on the vital role of drawing as his father’s collection of architects’ artworks goes on display for the first time

National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Louis Kahn (1962-83). Image: Raymond Meier.

Sheer Kahn: Revisiting the work of Louis Kahn at the Design Museum

Alan Dunlop reports from the Design Museum’s retrospective exhibition on the life and work of Louis Kahn

Illustration by Martina Paukova. www.martinapaukova.com

The Crab Shack - a summer poem by Roger Zogolovitch

Inspired by a fine post-PechaKucha meal of crab meat and wine, Solidspace creative director Roger Zogolovitch muses on the pleasures of being beside the seaside

Will Alsop (left) and Bruce McLean (centre) and Brad Yendle (right) ponder over The Sheaf (1953) Image: Anthony Coleman.

Henri Matisse: the cut-outs

Brad Yendle joined architect Will Alsop and artist Bruce McLean – long-standing associates – on a visit to the Matisse Cut-Outs exhibition at Tate Modern

One of McLean’s graphic posters for A Score for an Opera for the City (2000). Image: Collection Mel Gooding.

Visiting a retrospective on Bruce McLean

Brad Yendle visits Glaswegian artist Bruce McLean’s retrospective exhibition, a multimedia mix of sculpture, paintings, film and photography, at the Rafael Viñoly-designed Firstsite gallery in Colchester

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Exploring a century of ideas about housing with the AA Night School

Sam Jacob, the founder of the AA’s Night School, leads ‘a classroom’ of cyclists around London to experience and learn from a century of ideas about housing

Bahraini pavilion, Venice Biennale

Ellis Woodman on the national pavilions at the Venice Biennale

Longer preparation time and a collective brief for the national pavilions has led to a strong range of contributions at this year’s Venice Biennale, says Ellis Woodman

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