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Chelsea Barracks may be dead, but nimbyism lives on

Before the towering power of the financier, local authority and even royalty seem at a loss. Nimbyism does nowadays seem to be the only energising engine of protest, says Joseph Rykwert


Archistars outshone at Sofia’s World Triennial of Architecture

Little-known practices showed outstanding work at Sofia’s World Triennial of Architecture, says Joseph Rykwert

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Michael Sorkin: Building a philosophy

In his new book, architect Michael Sorkin strolls downtown New York - follow him and grow wiser


The practice of theory

Italian architect Vittorio Gregotti has launched a broadside against theory-free, post-modernist posturing. But theory, says Joseph Rykwert, must address architecture’s ‘thinginess’


Eileen Gray - the original eminence grise

Though she waited years to receive proper recognition, says Joseph Rykwert, Eileen Gray was the designer behind one of modernism’s iconic buildings

A room with a not so pleasant view

Italy is degrading its Bel Paese, and the UK will follow if we relax our planning regulations, says Joseph Rykwert

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