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Steve Parnell


  • McGregor Road, Cumbernauld. Image: JR James Archive.

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

    3 October, 2014Updated: 3 October, 2014

    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

  • Sheffield Society of Architects' charrette

    Sheffield architects propose answers to failing city centre Subscription

    31 March, 2014

    Steve Parnell reports on how the Sheffield Society of Architects took the initiative and organised a charrette to rethink its struggling retail centre

  • View of the Tower with Dust Cultivation, RCA student Changyeob Lee’s pollution recycling tower

    Is architectural education too long?Subscription

    25 July, 2013

    [Student Shows 2013] Essay 3: Steve Parnell

  • Meiso no Mori crematorium, Japan

    Concrete factsSubscription

    16 October, 2012

    Derided as grey and miserable, concrete often has an image problem. But as two new books testify, understanding this heroic materical is essntial to architects, writes Steve Parnell

  • Joe Crionion - painting of blast furnace

    Student Shows 2012: Northumbria UniversitySubscription

    16 July, 2012

    Steve Parnell finds a phenomenological and poetic ambience to Northumbia’s show

  • Visitors to Consumed: Architecture + Urbanism, source: Consumed

    Designing the FutureSubscription

    31 May, 2012

    A symposium hosted by Manchester School of Architecture reflects upon urbanism and industry, writes Steve Parnell

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    Alone in Riverside One Subscription

    26 April, 2012Comments (2)

    FAT’s ‘Community in a Cube’ casts doubt on the viability of sustainable schemes in the current climate, writes Steve Parnell. Photography by Charles Hosea

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    2012 key trends: The year aheadSubscription

    15 December, 2011

    The year ahead: Practices must sharpen their focus in 2012 and demonstrate the benefit of architectural thinking, writes Steve Parnell

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    Postmodernism reduxSubscription

    6 October, 2011

    FAT has resurrected Postmodernism and turned it radical in the latest issue of Architectural Design, but it’s still not cool, writes Steve Parnell

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    The real Nikolaus PevsnerSubscription

    8 September, 2011

    Susie Harries’ biography of the art historian overturns his image as a hapless, workaholic professor and finds a man desperate to belong, writes Steve Parnell

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