• G-08 House / Saúl Lara

    © Lorena DarqueaArchitects: Saúl LaraLocation: Zapopan, MexicoArea: 480.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Lorena Darquea© Lorena Darquea
    From the architect. Located in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara, the project called G-08 is based on the concept where the final user is the primary objective of architecture and for that reason the owner was studied in its entirety for several weeks, from its daily routines to its ideology and traditions; all with the aim of adapting the
  • Two Sheds / Giaim

    © Lori KiesslingArchitects: GiaimLocation: Vancouver, BC, CanadaArchitect In Charge: Joey GiaimoArea: 1200.0 ft2Project Year: 2700Photographs: Lori Kiessling Structural: Eric ManContractor: Smallworks© Lori Kiessling
    From the architect. Blurring the public and private realms, TWO SHEDS engages an urban laneway.  With a flexible program and a growing neighbourhood, the project anticipates the future through architectural interventions. Re-imagining two ancillary buildings in east V
  • 2018 World Monuments Watch Lists 50 Cultural Sites at Risk from Human and Natural Threats

    India, Post-Independence Architecture of Delhi. The Hall of Nations, a complex of exhibition halls built for the 1972 International Trade Fair, was demolished in April 2017. Ariel Huber, Lausanne/World Monuments Fund
    The World Monuments Fund has announced their 2018 World Monuments Watch, highlighting 25 cultural sites from across the globe currently at risk due to economic, political or natural threats. Covering more than 30 countries and territories, these monuments represent sites of exceptio
  • AUTOHAUS / Matt Fajkus Architecture

    © Charles Davis SmithArchitects: Matt Fajkus ArchitectureLocation: Austin, United StatesProject Team: Matt Fajkus, AIA; David Birt; Sarah Wassel; Jooyoung KimArea: 4088.0 ft2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Charles Davis Smith, Casey Woods, Perfecto Creative General Contractor: Risinger & CoStructural Engineer: ARCH Consulting EngineersFirst Floor Walls: Bautex SystemsAv: Smarter HomesLogistic Support: Nitsche Events© Casey Woods
    From the architect. The Autohaus is a car collectors&r
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  • Herzog & de Meuron to Transform Gasholder into Residential Tower on Historic Stockholm Site

    © Herzog & de Meuron / Oscar Properties
    Herzog & de Meuron, with landscape architects Piet Oudolf and LOLA landscape architects, have revealed plans for a new residential development in the Stockholm neighborhood of Hjorthagen that will repurpose a series of historic gasholders. The project will represent HdM’s first built project in Sweden.© Herzog & de Meuron / Oscar Properties
    Located within the world’s first National Urban Park, Ekoparken, the formerly indus
  • Corridor House / SAA arquitectura + territorio

    Cortesía de Sergio AranedaArchitects: SAAarquitectura + territorioLocation: Puyehue, ChileArea: 185.0 m2Project Year: 2016 Collaborators: Macarena Assadi, Brigitte Woodward, Daniel ReyesCortesía de Sergio Araneda
    From the architect. The site is laid out along the shore of Lake Rupanco, on a southern facing slope, within a forest of Olivillo, Tepa and Coigue. Given the value of the tree species, the project is developed on the basis of integrating the required spaces within the layo
  • Apple Store Michigan Avenue, Chicago / Foster + Partners

    © Nigel YoungArchitects: Foster + PartnersLocation: 401 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United StatesArea: 20000.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Nigel Young© Nigel Young
    From the architect. Inspired by the pulse of Chicago’s artistic energy, Apple has created a new platform for performance in a city charged by music. Located at the intersection of the Chicago River and North Michigan Avenue’s ‘Magnificent Mile’, Apple Michigan Avenue cascades down from Pioneer
  • 13 Free Sites That Offer High-Quality 2D People and Objects for Your Architecture Visualizations

    Even though a solid majority of architectural visualizations adhere to similar style guidelines, that doesn't mean you have to follow suit. Unless, of course, you want to (or your boss is forcing you). Either way, there are many resources out there to help you create visualizations in any style you want, and we've compiled 13 super-useful sites to help you give your unbuilt creations a human—or canine—touch. The number of sites dedicated to representing the diversity
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  • 13 Tips to Help You Avoid an All-Nighter

    © Andrea Vasquez
    All-nighters: the bane of all architecture students. The new academic year brings in an influx of fresh, enthusiastic architecture students alongside slightly more hardened veterans of the degree, and students of all experience levels are reminded of the unfortunate tendency for work to stretch through the night. It's an easy habit to slip into for both students and even those working in practice; however many times we may tell ourselves at the end of a project that we
  • Snøhetta Unveils Designs for Europe's First Underwater Restaurant

    © MIR and Snøhetta
    Snøhetta have revealed designs for Europe's first underwater restaurant in the coastal village of Båly, in Norway. The structure, which also houses a marine life research center, teeters over the edge of a rocky outcrop, semi-submerged in the ocean. Built from concrete, the monolithic structure will come to rest on the sea bed five meters below the water's surface; here, it will "fuse" with the ecosystem of the concealed shoreline.
  • Spotlight: Paul Rudolph

    University of Massachusetts campus in Dartmouth. Image Courtesy of UMass Dartmouth
    One of the United States' leading architects of the Modernist era, Paul Marvin Rudolph (October 23, 1918 – August 8, 1997) was known for his contributions to modernism throughout the latter half of the 20th century. He served as the Chair of Yale University’s School of Architecture for six years and famously designed the Yale Art and Architecture Building, one of the earliest examples of
  • Transport, housing at heart of ‘three city’ plan for Sydney

    In 2056 Sydneysiders will live in a “metropolis of three cities,” no more than thirty minutes from services and jobs, according to the Draft Greater Sydney Region Plan.
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  • Residential Development J.Basanaviciaus 9A / Paleko architektu studija

    © Norbert TukajArchitects: Paleko architektu studijaLocation: Vilnius, LithuaniaLead Architects: Rolandas Palekas, Alma Palekienė, Bartas Puzonas, Dalia Uogintė, Sandra ŠlepikaitėArea: 4000.0 m2Project Year: 2016Photographs: Norbert Tukaj Constructors: G.Lietvaitis, K.VeterisClient: UAB Eika© Norbert Tukaj
    Architectural – urbanistic intentions and conception
    While searching for architectural and urbanistic conception, we were trying to create simple and rati
  • Italian Fashion Hub: Call For Entries

    Courtesy of Young Architects Competitions
    YAC – Young Architects Competitions – and Centergross launch “Italian Fashion Hub”, an architectural competition to redevelop a multi-service area of the wider fashion district in Europe. A cash prize of € 20,000 will be awarded to the winners selected by an internationally-renowned jury made by, among the others, Patrik Schumacher (Zaha Hadid Architects), Ben Gilmartin (Diller Scofidio + Renfro), Marie Hesseldahl (
  • Latvian Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale to Highlight Turning Points in 20th Century Apartment Block Design

    © Ieva Raudsepa
    The Latvian Ministry of Culture have announced Together and Apart: 100 Years of Living as the theme of the Latvian Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Urbanist Evelīna Ozola, architect Matīss Groskaufmanis, scenographer Anda Skrējānem, and Director of the New Theatre Institute of Latvia Gundega Laiviņa will highlight "ideological turning points from the last one hundred years," presenting ways in which "architectura
  • Burj Khalifa / SOM

    Courtesy of SOMArchitects: SOMLocation: 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Dubai - United Arab EmiratesArea: 454249.0 m2Project Year: 2010Photographs: Nick Merrick-Hedrich Blessing Structural Engineering: SOM Mep: SOM Interior Design: SOM General Contractor: Samsung Corporation / Dubai Contracting Company LLCConstruction Manager: : Turner International Acoustical / Audio Visual / Telecommunications: Pelton Marsh KinsellaExternal Water Features: Crystal Fountains8 Elevators: Lerch, Bates & A
  • Coffee Shop / PLAYGROUP Studio + AHCPL

    © Harsh PatelArchitects: PLAYGROUP Studio, AHCPLLocation: Kodagu, Karnataka, IndiaLead Architects: Bhavana HameedArea: 1850.0 ft2Project Year: 2016Photographs: Ravindra Kanade, Harsh Patel Master Planning, Structura, Hvac: Abdul Hameed Consultants Pvt Ltd.Civil Contractor: KAP ConstructionsLandscape Designer: Anjana BhagyanathanStructural Glass: ExcelClient: IBNII Resort© Ravindra Kanade
    From the architect. Coffee being native and important to Coorg District, the coffee shop at Ibnii w
  • Editor’s picks: Sydney Open 2017

    Sixty historic and architecturally significant buildings will open to the public on 4 and 5 November for Sydney Open.
  • Cultural and Artistic Center in Benxi / TAOA

    © Xia ZhiArchitects: TAOALocation: Yu Ming Lu, Mingshan Qu, Benxi Shi, Liaoning Sheng, ChinaArchitect In Charge: Lei TaoDesign Team: Bozhou Kang, Zhen ChenArea: 4000.0 m2Project Year: 2016Photographs: Xia Zhi Collaborators: The Eigth Design Department of China Building Technique Group Co., Ltd. (Shihan Gao, and Litong Zheng)© Xia Zhi
    From the architect. It is located in the south of the square of Benxi Museum. This building is both the local art gallery for cultural exhibiting purpose
  • S House / ALPES GDB

    © Hiroyuki OkiArchitects: ALPES GDBLocation: Khuê Trung, VietnamPrincipal Architect: Ho KhueArea: 700.0 m2Project Year: 2014Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki© Hiroyuki Oki
    From the architect. From the architects: Urban development has many environmental implications: the consequences of people’s alienation from nature, the majority of Vietnamese people living down the narrow or crowded streets, and the ever increasing number of vehicles.© Hiroyuki Oki
    The mission of Ho Khue Ar
  • Why Are Architects Needed? 8 Speakers Give Their Answers During Rising Architecture Week 2017

    With the objective of developing new solutions to the societal challenges of tomorrow, the RISING Architecture Week 2017—held in Aarhus, Denmark, between the 11th and 15th of September—consisted of a series of events, exhibitions, and the RISING Exchange Conference, focuses on how architecture and construction can help to rethink existing paradigms.We had the opportunity to visit the city and to talk with Jan Gehl, Pauline Marchetti, Ruth Baumeister, Daan Roosegaarde, John Thac
  • Spotlight: Peter Cook

    Plug-In City. Image © Peter Cook
    As one of the founding members of Archigram, the avant-garde neo-futurist architecture group of the 1960s, the British architect, professor, and writer Sir Peter Cook (born 22 October 1936) has been a pivotal figure within the global architectural world for over half a century; one of his most significant works from his time with Archigram, The Plug-In City, still invokes debates on technology and society, challenging standards of architectural discourse tod
  • Indianapolis Zoo Bicentennial Pavilion and Promenade / RATIO Architects

    © Susan FleckArchitects: RATIO ArchitectsLocation: Indianapolis, IN, United StatesConstruction Manager: Turner ConstructionArea: 40000.0 ft2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Susan Fleck© Susan Fleck
    From the architect. In 2015, the Lilly Endowment approached the Indianapolis Zoo with a transformative opportunity – the Endowment would provide a $10 million grant to the Zoo, on the condition that it be used to implement a game-changing initiative that benefits the community institutio
  • 15 Eye-Popping Projects That Don't Apologize For Using Color: Photos of the Week

    © Julien Lanoo
    This week, colorful projects are here to steal the show. Few architects have dared to use color in their works, however, when done so the results can be incredible. Here is a selection of 15 images from prominent photographers such as Gregori Civera, Julien Lanoo and Subliminal Image that show us the huge potential of color.Gregori CiveraRed Wall / Ricardo Bofill© Gregori Civera
    Jiang YongLunar Pop-up Store / ///byn© Jiang Yong
    Jeremy SanThe Green Hou
  • Inexpensive, Easy-to-Build Gridshell Pavilion Uses Air-Filled Cushions for Construction

    © Jirka Jansch
    SheltAir, a pavilion developed and designed by Gregory Quinn as part of his doctoral thesis at the Berlin University of the Arts is, as its name suggests, a shelter constructed with the help of air: a meticulously devised system comprising an elastic gridshell and pneumatic falsework in the form of air-filled cushions.
    Drawing on earlier gridshell experiments and projects, such as Frei Otto’s famous Multihalle in Mannheim made of timber, the pavilion utilizes minim
  • Odense Music and Theatre Hall / C.F. Møller

    © Kirstine MengelArchitects: C.F. MøllerLocation: Odense, DenmarkArea: 32000.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Kirstine Mengel, KPC, Søren Lykke Bülow, Jens Wognsen Developer: KPC-BygClient: PFI Group: Odense Municipality© KPC
    From the architect. The vision of the winning proposal for the new music and theatre hall is to create a cultural powerhouse with four stages and The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Southern Denmark under one roof.© Kirstine Mengel G
  • Artsy-Instagrammer is Turning the City Into an Urban Storybook

    Courtesy of Kristián Mensa
    With bright pictures of the city paired with imaginative, lovable illustrations, Kristián Mensa’s Instagram makes you feel like you are jumping into an urban storybook. Tapping on a post feels turning a page on a new world with characters journeying throughout the city, making the built environment their playground.The 19-year-old Prague-based artist, Kristián Mensa views art as a unique form of self-expression. Mensa uses lively, c
  • ESSENTIEL Lifestore / Rémy MARCIANO architecte

    © Takuji ShimmuraArchitects: Rémy MARCIANO architecteLocation: Marseille, FranceDesign Team: Yannick Nobile, Pietro Bellucci, Sarra BakailClient: Essentiel, Claire Grolleau, Gilles Caminade Area: 250.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Takuji Shimmura© Takuji Shimmura
    From the architect. The lifestore Essentiel is first a space experiment, where the vault under “la cathedrale de la major”, has been preserved as it is, without masking the many lives, transformations, w
  • Villa Kali / BLANKPAGE Architects + Karim Nader Studio

    © Marwan HarmoucheArchitects: BLANKPAGE Architects, Karim Nader StudioLocation: Monsef, LebanonProject Team: Jemma Chidiac, Vladimir Kurumilian, Omar BachArea: 2000.0 m2Project Year: 2016Photographs: Marwan Harmouche Mechanical And Electrical Engineering: Wissam Tawil and AssociatesStructural Engineering: Elie TurkLighting Design And Custom Fabrication: Design in BeirutLighting Concept: Carole AkkarLandscape Design: Some Existing TreesContractor: Rami Kassem / MAK Builders with Walid Sader&
  • Temporary Workshop & Recreation Centre of Qianyi Farm / Big Smallness Studio + Wuhan ADAP Architects

    Courtesy of Big Smallness Studio + Wuhan ADAP ArchitectsArchitects: Big Smallness Studio, Wuhan ADAP ArchitectsLocation: Zhengjia Shan, Qingshi Town, Qichun County, Hubei, ChinaDesign Team: TAN Gangyi Daniel, XIE Long, CHEN BoMain Contractor: Local villagers and studio graduate (CHEN Bo, XIE Long,Daniel)Client: Qian Yi Agriculture (Hubei) Co., Ltd.Area: 272.0 m2Project Year: 2017Courtesy of Big Smallness Studio + Wuhan ADAP Architects
    Low Cost, Low Technology and Reversibility ConstructionThe pr
  • Cardboard Pavilion "Get High Without Drugs" Wins FabFest Prize

    Quirky, innovative and visceral, Get High without Drugs was awarded first place in the fabrication category at this year’s International Fabrication Festival (FabFest) in London. Mollusk-like and mysterious from the outside, the form of the pavilion emerges from the combination of a zonohedron and a dome. Seventy-two hexagonal surfaces were formulated into fold-able nets that could then be digitally fabricated from flat-sheets and assembled into load-bearing modules. A puzzle-like rou
  • Tel Aviv's New Skyline Brings Residential Density

    Harugei Malchut by HQ Architects
    With the completion of the citywide light-rail expected in 2020, connecting Tel Aviv’s city center to neighboring Ramat Gan, Ramat HaHayal, Bat Yam, Jaffa, and Givatayim brings a new wave of residential architecture to transform the skyline. The city of Tel Aviv boasts the highest land value in the Middle East, and with this new connectivity it is only projected to increase demand and value.The city Tel Aviv is deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its co
  • St. Miquel 19 Refurbishment / Carles Oliver

    © José HeviaArchitects: Carles OliverLocation: Palma, SpainArea: 105.0 m2Project Year: 2016Photographs: José Hevia© José Hevia
    From the architect. Refurbishment project built with € 18,000 budget that aims to bring empty homes back into use for people in housing need, which is a huge problem right now at tourist areas like Mallorca island. © José Hevia
    € 12,000 have been used for energy efficieny improvement (roof insulation and biomass s
  • Lightweight and Compact Shelter Is The Last Base Before the Climb to the Highest Point in Europe

    © Artem Oganov
    At an altitude of 3,800 meters, Ice-Age architects have designed and produced a compact and lightweight shelter as the last base before climbers venture up Mount Elbrus, the highest point in Europe. Inspired by Buckminster Fuller's 2V geodesic dome, it can sleep up to 16 people as they acclimatize to the altitude and wait for the appropriate weather for the climb. © Artem Oganov © Artem Oganov
    The geodesic dome, defined by the shortest paths between two points
  • This Online Tool Generates High-Quality Geographic Maps of Data in Seconds

    Have you ever had to create a map for your project, thinking you could get it done within 30 minutes, but then spent an entire afternoon on it? Between collecting data, creating a base map, choosing a color scheme, and finally putting together a graphic, creating a map can be a long, trying process, taking up precious time when you could be doing other work. Map-making shouldn’t be this way.Created by Darkhorse Analytics, mapinseconds.com is a free online productivity t
  • Aarhus Gymnasium / Cubo Arkitekter

    © Martin SchubertArchitects: Cubo ArkitekterLocation: Dollerupvej 2, 8000 Aarhus C, DenmarkArea: 3250.0 m2Project Year: 2014Photographs: Martin Schubert Contractor: Jakobsen & BlindkildeLandscapearchitect: Møller & GrønborgEngineer: Alectia© Martin Schubert
    From the architect. This building project is part of a larger whole where the old textile factory from 1931 with its distinctive and conservative facades forms the central and unifying part of the campus.©
  • Cambridge To Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition Reveals Gallery of Finalists

    © Shortlisted Teams and Malcom Reading Consultants
    The National Infrastructure Commission and Malcolm Reading Consultants have revealed an online gallery of the four final design concepts for The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition.The competition, which launched in June, focuses on the 130-mile corridor connecting Cambridge, Milton Keyes, Northampton, and Oxford. It acknowledges the presence of world-leading universities, highly skilled workers and tech firms, but also t
  • L House / g2t Arquitectos

    © Javier OriveArchitects: g2t ArquitectosLocation: Puente Genil, SpainArchitect Author: Francisco Gómez de TejadaArea: 200.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photograph: Javier Orive Construction Director: Fernando Álvarez Aguilar© Javier Orive
    From the architect. It is the second residence of the "prisms" series, in which we composed with pure rectangular volumes to make up the volumetry of the building. Each prism holds different uses within the program, producing special double-leg
  • Villas Winterberg / Third Skin

    © Steffi RostArchitects: Third SkinLocation: Winterberg, GermanyArchitect In Charge: Joel RosaArea: 3670.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Steffi Rost Developer: Sauerland Bauträger GmbHDevelopment: Sparcs Leisure DevelopmentEngineering And Cooperation On Architecture: Ing/Arch VeldhuisSite Area: 11734 m2© Steffi Rost
    From the architect. This project with their sloping roofs and angled shapes can be an excellent example of a structure built with its own and strong sense of identi
  • Robust Extents House / ICONCAST

    © Gihan MuthugalaArchitects: ICONCASTLocation: Sri LankaArchitect In Charge: Gihan Muthugala, Nilooshi EleperumaArea: 3200.0 m2Project Year: 2014Photographs: Gihan Muthugala Structural Engineer: Wasantha Kumara© Gihan Muthugala
    From the architect. The simple geometry of the robust form was devised to merge with the developing sub-urban context of Koswatte, Battaramulla. The design attempts efficient and optimum use of land, space and its construction materials; built on a 12 perch bloc
  • Spotlight: Sir Christopher Wren

    Old Royal Navy College, Greenwich. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/nickschooley/6758847925'>Flickr user nickschooley</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a>
    Sir Christopher Wren (20 October 1632 – 25 February 1723) is one the most significant architects in British history, and was a recognized astronomer, scholar, and physicist-mathematician. Wren was classically trained at the University of O
  • Canberra’s roads, power poles and underpasses captured in paint

    The award-winning Bowen Place Crossing by Lahznimmo and Spackman Mossop Michaels is one of the subjects of an exhibition of work by artist Chris Oates.
  • 5 minutes with… Dale O’Brien of Gray Puksand

    How and when did you figure out design was for you?
    Well it actually started quite early in my childhood. I was always quite passionate about art, it was a bit of an outlet for me and it came naturally. Then at the age of 12 I took an interest in architecture – things that 12-year-olds don’t normally draw, like cornices and building details. When I was about 14, my father worked for a commercial furniture company, and upstairs was this young, dynamic interior design group. I used to
  • Herdade Of Freixo Winery / Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos

    © Fernando Guerra | FG + SGArchitects: Frederico Valsassina ArquitectosLocation: Redondo, PortugalArchitect In Charge: Frederico Valsassina ArquitectosArea: 1941.0 m2Project Year: 2016Photograph: Fernando Guerra | FG + SG Authors: Frederico Valsassina, Susana MeirinhosColaborators: Henrique Oliveira, Rita Gavião, Diana MiraInterior: Marta ValsassinaSpecialties: ADF – Estruturas e Hidráulicas, GET – AVAC, Raul Serafim & Associados – Electricidade e Seguran
  • Last Night With Adele Bates

    On Thursday 19 October, MAIÀ Restaurant & Bar in Docklands, Melbourne, was a sea of colleagues, clients and friends within the architecture and design industry celebrating the success of Adele Bates design.
    Founded in 2012, the studio today stands as a multi-disciplinary design practice working across residential, multi-residential, hospitality, retail and commercial projects.
    The entire studio shares Adele’s experience in design – offering a range of specialties &nda
  • Lack of gov’t support sabotages Sydney’s bid to become 2020 World Design Capital 2020

    Unable to secure the required government support, Sydney’s bid to become the World Design Capital in 2020 has been defeated.
  • Richard Rogers: Architecture Is "A Place For All People"

    Centre Pompidou (1970s). Image Courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
    The following is an extract from A Place for All People, a new semi-autobiographical manifesto by Lord Rogers. It is a mosaic of life, projects and ideas for a better society, ranging backwards and forwards over a long and creative life, integrating relationships, projects, stories, collaborations and polemics, with case studies, drawings and photographs.Richard Rogers. Image Courtesy of 2013 Rogers Stirk Harbour + P
  • Australia’s first diagonal span arch bridge mooted for Parramatta

    A proposed “practical and stylish” footbridge designed by Archipelago and Lat27 is set to become a new landmark of Parramatta.
  • Ruin Studio / Lily Jencks Studio + Nathanael Dorent Architecture

    © Sergio PirroneArchitects: Lily Jencks Studio, Nathanael Dorent ArchitectureLocation: Dumfries, United KingdomDesign Team: Lily Jencks, Pati Santos, Nathanael Dorent Area: 180.0 m2Project Year: 2016Photographs: Sergio Pirrone Local Architects: Savills - Michael Leybourne, Allan LeesStructural Engineer: Nous engineering - Manja van Der WorpMain Contractor: Chalmers ConstructionEpdm Envelope: Carlisle Construction Materials Europe -Grp Tube And Assemblage: MDM PropsJoinery: A.B Hastings &
  • Exhibition brings attention to Adelaide’s champions of modernist architecture

    Stuart Harrison reviews Dickson and Platten Architects: 1950-2000, an exhibition covering the life and work of two of Adelaide’s most significant contributors to Australian modernism.

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