Architecture

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Big vagina energy: the return of the sheela na gig
Some say the explicit medieval carvings were fertility symbols; others that the figures were meant to ward off evil. Now a group of Irish feminists are bringing them back – as a reminder of women’s struggles

Jenny Stevens

08, Mar, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The Art Barn review – from agricultural shed to sublime studio
Designed for the sculptor Peter Randall-Page by his architect son Thomas, this barn conversion in deepest Dartmoor is a calm, light-filled, practical space that works on every level

Rowan Moore

07, Mar, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Eco-homes become hot property in UK's zero-carbon ‘paradigm shift’
Smart, low-carbon homes were once the preserve of one-off grand designs – now there are up to 30,000 projects in the pipeline

Oliver Wainwright

06, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Stunning staycations, digital breathing and whirlwind LA – the week in art
Armchair getaways from Jon Tonks, a glimpse inside 80 LA galleries, and a chat with Gilbert and George about their haunting response to the pandemic

Jonathan Jones

05, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Celebrating houses that were built by heroes, for heroes | Letter
Letter: David Eddershaw on living in a house developed by a far-sighted council in 1921

Letters

02, Mar, 2021 @5:22 PM

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How can architecture help rather than harm blackness?
In a new exhibition, the harmful impact architecture has often had on communities of colour is explored along with ideas of how to move forward

Matt Shaw

02, Mar, 2021 @7:28 AM

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10 virtual tours of spectacular buildings around the world
Mughal palaces, Egyptian tombs and modernist masterpieces can be experienced in VR tours that depart from your sofa

Phoebe Taplin

02, Mar, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Pleas to save historic ‘Versailles of Wales’ before it falls into ruin
Campaigners will ‘shame’ mansion’s offshore owners into fully restoring national treasure or selling it on

Vanessa Thorpe

28, Feb, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Will the ‘Sistine Chapel’ of pelota bounce back as a centre of Spanish culture?
Campaigners call for historic sports venue in Madrid to become a world heritage site after its €38m restoration

Sam Jones in Madrid

28, Feb, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Design news for February: tech to keep in touch and the world's biggest drawing club
Swiss furniture, Japanese ceramics and the best bus station in Lithuania

Alice Fisher

25, Feb, 2021 @11:46 AM

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Set children free: are playgrounds a form of incarceration?
Play has been the invisible casualty of the pandemic. Is it time to let children reclaim the streets? Our writer looks forward to a post-Covid world of parklets, play streets and repurposed parking spaces

Oliver Wainwright

25, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Sweet memories of the Royal Festival Hall’s inspiring staircase | Letters
Letters: Trevor Dannatt’s staircase at the Royal Festival Hall made a strong impression on Jeremy Lowe as a young architecture student, while John Page remembers a useful aspect of the banisters

Letters

22, Feb, 2021 @5:32 PM

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