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Inspired by Art Deco, the machine aesthetic, organicism, biomorphism, Art Brut and industrial prefabrication, French architect and furniture designer Charlotte Perriand deeply believed that good design should be fundamentally transformative and accessible to all
Why Neo-Cons loved communitarian urbanist Jane Jacobs
Steve Parnell elaborates on the extraordinary lives of The Smithsons
The Eameses, the ‘painters who didn’t paint and architects who didn’t build,’ did however manage to change the way we see the world
In remembrance of Robert Venturi who sadly passed away on 19 September: the pair of Learning from Las Vegas fame, whose mannerist inquisition of taste will be their enduring legacy
From furniture designer to architect, why has Gray found such belated prominence?
A gritty industrial past was brought to life in Hilla and Bernd Becher’s photos
Shrouded in rumours of misdemenour and spying, Jane Drew’s life was richly packed with exciting opportunities and mayor projects
The Brazilian Modernist’s work is celebrated for its punchy, honest concern for social good
The socially oriented Frankfurt Kitchen aimed at a more egalitarian world
Zaha Hadid was an explosion of fearless, impolite, aggressive talent onto a profession terrified of itself