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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


Re-incarnations of Nicholas Hawksmoor

The architecture of Nicholas Hawksmoor mesmerises authors, poets, comic book artists and painters, who are inspired by its occult power. Owen Hopkins investigates

Our Lady Help of Christians church, Tile Cross, Birmingham, by Richard Gilbert Scott, 1966. Image: Gavin Stamp.

C20 Society selects a building for every year to mark centenary

The Twentieth Century Society has compiled a list of 100 buildings – one for each of the past 100 years – to create a timeline that combines familiar classics with obscure gems, writes Catherine Croft

McGregor Road, Cumbernauld. Image: JR James Archive.

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

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

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