Pouria Khojastehpay's mysterious landscapes of apocalypse, brutalism and timelessness.

Photo Essay: KADINGIRRA

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A spotlight on three of Istanbul's everyday and often overlooked architectural typologies.

Quotidian Architectures of Istanbul

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Firms Must Die Too

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Berlin’s radical Modernism

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A tour of some of Sheffield’s major buildings exposes the fitful retraction of postwar collectivism.

Walking the Decline: Sheffield’s Collectivist Architecture

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A new typology of XL-architecture is emerging in Istanbul, negating the urban context. These ‘Citadels-on-Steroids’ rapidly encroach on the city’s urban fabric.

Enclosed Paradise: Istanbul’s Microcities as Megaprojects

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The Line on the Map

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The step-by-step demolition of the ruined headquarters of Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak, set on fire in the 2011 revolution, has started in central Cairo.

Erasing the Remnants of a Revolution

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In the midst of central Amsterdam's gentrification wave a luxury department store has been given the name of the ruthless 19th century Parisian planner. The irony of the reference demands a closer look at these two periods of urban redevelopment.

Haussmann and the Sanitisation of Amsterdam

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Unfinished Spaces

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Photographer Sam Kemp captured London's Ferrier Estate as the opposite of the dream it once carried, while it was being demolished.

Photo Essay: The Ferrier Estate

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Space Battle

Because each spatial intervention is the direct result of an ideology, architecture is complicit in materialising political, economical and financial power structures. Vernacular architecture can be a counterweight.

Myths of Modernism

Modernism promised the future but has now shifted to the past. FA assesses both the optimistic and pessimistic Myths of Modernism and their corresponding realities, which are not always in sync.

Ruin & Dystopia

Urban decay and dystopian worlds are not merely a blogger's fetish. They can help to clarify a city’s historical layers, societal dynamics and imaginations of the future.

Future Failure

Current developments in architecture influence the future make-up of our world.

Architected Stuff

The architectural culture suffers from vanity and the mass-production of meaningless viral eye-candy. Like Kanye says: 'everything needs to be architected'.
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