Regeneration at the battlefield of the British Miners Strike attempts to cleanse collective memories of violence with the promise of ‘renewed progress’.

Orgreave 30 Years On: An Uncontaminated Name?

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In a largely uninhabited and unfinished Chinese new town, Andi Schmied captures absence and peculiar life forms.

Photo Essay: Jing Jin City

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Photographer Lewis Bush captures London's transformation into an unaffordable and unfamiliar city through eerie abstract depictions of corporate high rises and new constructions.

Photo Essay: Metropole

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In The Netherlands, self-built homes and minimal planning dictation generate a new and eclectic type of suburbia. Photographer Sonia Mangiapane takes us on a visual tour.

Photo Essay: Utopia by the Plot

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Amsterdam's despised 70s and 80s urban renewal architecture is successfully holding out against waves of citywide gentrification, for now.

Photo Essay: On the Resilience of Ugliness

Featured article by René Boer
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Georgia's changing political orientation has been continuously reflected in the dynamics of its capital's former Republic Square: from military parades, to soviet relics and a vertical refugee camp, to sanitised commercial functions.

Tbilisi’s Rose Revolution Square: a Political Showcase

Featured article by Tinatin Gurgenidze and Sebastian Weber
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Unfinished Spaces

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Mortal Cities and Forgotten Monuments

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Modernism in urban design is widely despised, but far away from major cities, high in the Alps, modernism's aspirations continue to be realised.

A Town is a Machine for Movement: Alpine Modernism

Featured article by David Mountain
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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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