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Owen Hatherley's stories

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  • The Selimiye Mosque in north Nicosia

    Owen Hatherley’s Eurovisionaries: NicosiaSubscription

    Culture4 April, 2016

    The capital of Cyprus is divided between the Republic of Cyprus in the south and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, and is the only place you can cross the EU border within one city

  • Riverside Campus, City of Glasgow College by Michael Laird Architects with Reiach and Hall

    Riverside Campus, City of Glasgow College by Michael Laird Architects with Reiach and HallSubscription

    Building11 March, 2016

    This further education college is one of the few Glasgow buildings to address the River Clyde, and embrace the city’s industrial heritage

  • Statue of Charlemagne, Aachen

    Owen Hatherley’s Eurovisionaries: Aachen-Maastricht-LiègeSubscription

    Culture28 February, 2016

    This ‘Euroregion’ comprises three nearly contiguous cities in three different countries, each architecturally distinct, yet together providing an essential understanding of the affluent European heartland

  • Eurovisionaries: Munich

    Owen Hatherley’s Eurovisionaries: MunichSubscription

    Culture16 January, 2016

    Dripping with wealth, the home of BMW and capital city of Bavaria no doubt has the architecture it deserves. But to see what is really special in 20th century Munich you need to head out to the 1972 Olympic Park, writes Owen Hatherley

  • Sofia

    Owen Hatherley’s Eurovisionaries: SofiaSubscription

    Culture7 January, 2016

    The Bulgarian capital has neither erased nor obsessively maintained the past, encompassing a mixture of architecture where the only omission is anything of note from the last 26 years of ‘freedom’, writes Owen Hatherley

  • Thessaloniki

    Owen Hatherley’s Eurovisionaries: ThessalonikiSubscription

    Culture24 November, 2015

    Greece’s second city had much of its rich built heritage removed following a ‘Europeanising’ modernisation a century ago, but now faces industrial decline with its economy strangled by European policy, writes Owen Hatherley

  • Owen_Hatherley_Silesian_Metropolis__8_

    Owen Hatherley’s Eurovisionaries: Silesian MetropolisSubscription

    Culture4 October, 2015

    This little-known conurbation in south-west Poland is in fact the largest municipality of the eastern EU, with a sometimes eccentric architectural mix that includes Gothic, Neoclassical and Modernist buildings, writes Owen Hatherley

  • Bologna___06

    Owen Hatherley’s Eurovisionaries: BolognaSubscription

    Culture4 September, 2015

    In the 1970s, Bologna was the embodiment of Italian Communist-run local government, championing an anti-development stance that preserved its historic built environment. Owen Hatherley evaluates how well the city is faring 40 years on

  • FAT_House_for_Essex_crop2

    Owen Hatherley on FAT's House for EssexSubscription

    Building21 August, 2015

    The small structure almost collapses under the weight of FAT, Grayson Perry and Alain de Botton’s ideas, says Owen Hatherley

  • headphones_Babelux_Flickr

    Music reveals how city users have their own ways of exploring it Subscription

    Opinion7 August, 2015

    The fertile combination of city and sound has never been properly explored, but architects could learn much from it, says Owen Hatherley

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