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The Architectural Review Oct 2022

The Architectural Review Oct 2022


AR October 2022

In the beginning, there was energy. Everything since then has been an exercise in transforming energy from one state into another – food becomes labour, gas becomes electricity, fossil fuels become architecture. In this month’s keynote essay, Barnabas Calder writes: ‘In the millennia before fossil fuels, the circular economy was the only economically viable way to operate’. Recognising that architecture is formed from the fuel we extract to create and sustain it could be a transformative way of thinking about our built environment. This issue seeks to make visible the often obscured links between buildings and the energy sources they are built from, and around.


Keynote: Form follows fuel, Barnabas Calder
Building: Nuclear waste visitors’ centre in Dessel, Belgium by Bovenbouw and ONO Architectuur, Anna Winston
Violence in the pipeline, Sahar Shah
Outrage: Load shedding in South Africa, Stephanie Briers
Building: E-Werk art centre in Luckenwalde, Germany, Tom Wilkinson
In Practice: Superflux, Anab Jain and Hanna Sarsa
Reputations: Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Nir Barak
Retrospective: Salima Naji, Nadya Rouizem
Building: Kamikatsu Zero Waste Centre in Kamikatsu, Japan by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP, Danielle Demetriou
Fiction: Follow suit, Smith Mordak
Building: Battersea Power Station in London, United Kingdom by WilkinsonEyre, Ellen Peirson
Urban autopia, Nitin Bathla
Death by data, Marina Otero Verzier
Oil in one, Ali Karimi
Building: Ilulissat Icefjord Centre in Ilulissat, Greenland by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter, Holger Dahl

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