Aesthetica Magazine – Meaningful Architecture

“Architecture has to be attentive to its inhabitants and to its place,” British architect Sir David Adjaye (b. 1966) told Forbes in 2018. “It’s very important for me that we work in all social strata, from the very least to the very most.” Architizer’s A+Awards was founded on this very premise: the importance of democratizing … Read more

Can Western Architecture Ever Be Truly Decolonial?

Nineteen forty-seven marked a rupture amid ongoing waves of movement and displacement in South Asia’s modern history. The year saw independence from British rule, which also delivered two Partitions, communal riots, the creation of borders, and the formation of new and disrupted constituencies. The Project of Independence: Architectures of Decolonization in South Asia, 1947-1985 begins … Read more

Forensic Architecture Finds Police Failings in 2020 Hanau Mass Shooting 

A new investigation released today by Forensic Architecture (FA) and its Berlin sister organization Forensis identifies several key failures in the police response to a 2020 racist terrorist attack in Hanau, Germany, that led to the murder of nine people and the injury of five. The shooting spree was perpetrated by a far-right extremist who … Read more

Forensic Architecture Finds Israeli Occupation Is Destroying Major Palestinian Archeological Site

Forensic Architecture (FA), a London-based research agency that investigates human rights violations through environmental modeling and analysis, has published the findings of its first project to archeology. The new report, called “Living Archeology in Gaza,” examines Israel’s repeated attacks on an important Palestinian archaeological site in the Gaza strip. FA has tracked the surveillance of … Read more

From the Thames Tideway Tunnel to Taipei – the year ahead in architecture

In central London, a forest of cranes – picked out by tiny red safety lights – marks the site of Google’s future UK headquarters. Under development by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) and the Heatherwick Studio, this massive groundscraper – marching upon Kings Cross as if tailing the railway tracks – will house thousands of employees … Read more