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AR 129 now on sale

April 2, 2013

AR 129, ‘The Price of Building’ looks at the demands of profit as both a powerfully creative and destructive force in architecture.

Architectural Review Asia Pacific’s 129th issue, ‘The Price of Building’, is now on sale.

The theme of this issue is predicated on an assumption: capital, not design or regulation, is the primary driver of the built form of our cities. Accepting this, it then sets out to examine what the challenges and opportunities might be for architecture in the realm of private property development. This issue proves the demands of profit can be both a powerfully creative and destructive force, and considers architecture as a profession well placed to speak for both the public and private stakeholders of our cities.

Featured projects include Westfield Tower in Sydney, by John Wardle Architects; Elenberg Fraser’s Luna in St Kilda, Melbourne; Showcase Buildings in Auckland, by Cheshire Architects & Assembly Architects; and Steven Holl Architects’ Sliced Porosity Block in Chengdu.

Elsewhere, Charles Pickett looks at the birth of the Australian project home; Austin Williams examines one of Beijing’s oldest surviving hutongs; Philip Vivian weighs in on the Barangaroo debate; plus Maitiu Ward interviews Rory Hyde as well as Graeme Gunn & Quino Holland.

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