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Issue 102 Available Now

Signs and Symbols: Issue 102 considers the difference between “looking” and “seeing” –
how we view ourselves and the world around us.

Hybrid Architecture

Santa Fe is a creative hotbed, mixing contemporary modernism with adobe tradition, recalibrating connections to the landscape.

A New Paradigm

The world’s first 3D-printed house has been unveiled in Massa Lombardo, Ravenna, made using only raw earth mixed with water.

Setting a Precedent: Design Shanghai

The world’s top practitioners navigate advancements in regenerative design at this year’s Design Shanghai. We select 5 videos to watch.

Architectural Collage

The Serpentine’s 20th Pavilion splices together architectural features from culturally significant structures and buildings across London.

5 to See:
London Festival of Architecture

Throughout the month of June, a programme of exhibitions, installations, talks, debates – both physical and virtual – explores the theme of ‘care’.

Colour as Language

Tekla Evelina Severin’s dusky pinks, forest greens and pale yellows reflect a new interpretation of space, presenting a radical redefinition of home.

Visual Archetypes

Natalie Christensen is a photographer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, known for minimalist abstractions of the American Southwest.

Issue 101 Available Now

Recharge and Reset, the 101st edition of Aesthetica, highlights artists and curators initiating change, and bringing important and critical works to light.

Sphere of Influence

Palm Springs modernism has influenced culture from the 1940s onwards, from Hockney’s paintings to the rise of open-plan architecture.

Beyond the Edges

Natalie Christensen’s abstracted, minimalist compositions capture abandoned shopping centres, concrete blocks and swimming pools.

Post-War German Design

Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein threads together the differences and parallels of design culture in East and West Germany, 1949–1989.

Architecture as Philosophy

Louis Kahn developed the idea of the void in architecture, cutting enormous shapes in his building designs. A new book charts his career.

Heritage and Design

Florence was the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Today, the city’s historic La Marzocco factory is a centre for design.

Meaning in Emptiness

Photographer Tomoko Yoneda has spent the last few decades travelling to locations across the world which are saturated with cultural memory.

Symbiotic Architecture

Four billion people live in urban areas, a figure set only to increase. The only way forward is to welcome the environment into the blueprints.

Spatial Minimalism

Japanese design studio, Nendo, is known for a prolific output and playful style. We unpack its appeal in an age of pared-back aesthetics.

Forging New Pathways

China’s most forward-thinking architects are repurposing structures to offer a new landscape that is both culturally resonant and sustainable.

Brutalist Architecture:
Buildings to Know

Brutalism is one of the most divisive architectural forms in history. We highlight 5 outstanding examples to know from across the globe.

Building a History

Women in Architecture is a new book highlighting those responsible for some of the most dazzling features of our contemporary built environment.

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