50 years after the conception of the Partisan Necropolis in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the monument is too loaded with meaning to be left alone and too charged with emotion to be protected after the horrors and ruination of the war. Two architects from two generations reflect on the disintegration of the city and its symbol of unity.

The Partisan Necropolis: Mostar’s Empty Stare

Featured article by Arna Mackic
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Failed Architecture guest-edited the 11th issue of 2ha magazine. We posed a blunt question and concluded that we're all suburbanites today.

Did Suburbia Fail?

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Photographer Erik van der Weijde captured the architecture of the Brazilian town Pomerode, where 90 percent of the population speaks German and culture is entrenched with German tradition.

Photo Essay: The Most German City in Brazil

Featured article by Mark Minkjan
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The Regatta Quay development on the Ipswich waterfront remains empty as a result of capital flight and inadequate investment and planning policy solutions. The result is a concrete skeleton looming over the town.

The Modern Ruins of Ipswich’s Waterfront

Featured article by Mark Minkjan
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Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2015

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In her book 'Under My Own Construction of Ruins', artist Denisa Kollarova looks at ruins as spatial fragments that offer room for imagination.

Nothing is Permanent: the Imaginative Power of Ruins

Featured article by Mark Minkjan
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Gemma Land captured the inevitable fate of Market Estate, the 1967 modernist housing scheme in North London which has now been demolished.

Photo Essay: the Lost Views of Space City

Featured article by Mark Minkjan
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Artist Arthur Perdijk’s visual investigation of the bare spaces below Amsterdam’s A10 ring road has resulted in a striking series of photographs.

Filth: Capturing Concrete Ecologies

Featured article by René Boer
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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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