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Book review: ‘The Religious Architecture of Alvar, Aino and Elissa Aalto’

Book review: ‘The Religious Architecture of Alvar, Aino and Elissa Aalto’

A new book investigates the religious architecture of Studio Aalto, the Finnish practice that has influenced the work of architects including Glenn Murcutt and Jørn Utzon.

AI, Tokyo Metabolism and the city of the future

AI, Tokyo Metabolism and the city of the future

From INDESIGN #90, the ‘Future Cities’ issue, we consider a precedent from mid-century Japan in terms of confronting crises and rapid technological change.

Rooftop renewal of a Sydney modernist gem

Rooftop renewal of a Sydney modernist gem

Ground-breaking in its day and an icon of Australian campus architecture, the University of Sydney’s Fisher Library is celebrating 60 years with a very special reactivation.

An unprecedented inquiry into precedents with Kevin Carmody

An unprecedented inquiry into precedents with Kevin Carmody

Following his recent keynote speech at the 2023 Australian Architecture Conference, we spoke to architect Kevin Carmody about his inspirations and experience.

Peachy-green! Taqiza taqueria blends its cultural references better than a margarita

Peachy-green! Taqiza taqueria blends its cultural references better than a margarita

Time to taco! Taqiza by IJR Studio takes us on a zesty journey of mid century culture with a dash of Palm Springs and a generous swig of hacienda-inspired resort. Salud!

Carving out a small corner of Chandigarh in the Delhi suburbs

Carving out a small corner of Chandigarh in the Delhi suburbs

Transplanting the essence of one Indian capital city into another, RSDA has retrofitted a family home with a finely tuned focus on colour, material and furniture.

Book review: When Modernism landed in the tropics with Concrete Jungle

Book review: When Modernism landed in the tropics with Concrete Jungle

What happens when rational, Modernist architecture puts down roots in a lush, tropical setting? Concrete Jungle, a new book by gestalten, explores locations across Asia and the world to find some of the most visionary residential adaptations of an international style to distinct local settings.