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Critic's Choice - Andrew Mead

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Role models: Elizabeth Denby and Marjory Allen

In the inaugural year of the Ada Huxtable Prize, Daisy Froud looks at Elizabeth Denby and Marjory Allen: two women who pioneered new ways of thinking about housing

Here, by Richard McGuire

Review: Here by Richard McGuire

Richard McGuire’s Here draws readers into the life story of a simple room by invoking images of the past

Alexandra Estate

Don't look back in anger

In the wake of the backlash against Modernism, we should not forget its public-spirited philosophy, says Douglas Murphy

Impington Village College, Cambridgeshire by Walter Gropius and Maxwell Fry

Jay Merrick's excellent ordinary buildings

Modest buildings that make an exceptional addition to the everyday

A 1957 General Motors Bel Air in front of Johnson and Polevitzky’s 1957 Hotel Riviera. Photo: Nigel Young

Norman Foster on the classic cars and architecture of Havana

The world’s most famous architect on his fascination with Cuban buildings and street culture, and his new book Havana. Autos & Architecture

2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968) epitomised the 1960s view of futuristic space shuttle chic. Image: Warner Bros. Ent.

Building Brave New Worlds: the architecture of sci-fi movies

The British Film Institute is showing a season of films and TV programmes celebrating sci-fi. Rakesh Ramchurn explores how the genre’s set design has anticipated the future and subverted the familiar

Herman Hertzberger’s Centraal Beheer, Apeldoorn, newly opened in 1972. Image: Johan van der Keuken.

Revisiting Herman Hertzberger and the Dutch Structuralists

An exhibition of Herman Hertzberger’s archive coincides with the re-emergence of Structuralism in The Netherlands. Rakesh Ramchurn reports

Group 2: Embedded Modernism: Led by Page\Park’s David Page and staff from the Glasgow School of Art and the University of Strathclyde, this group has considered the impact of utopian thought on the development of post-war Glasgow

Scotland at the Venice Biennale: from idealism to calamity

Scotland’s 2014 Venice Biennale contribution details the rise and fall of Scottish post-war Modernism, writes Ellis Woodman

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