The Architectural Review #1500
230 x 280 mm, 120 pages
Editor: Manon Mollard
Art director: Tom Carpenter
Founded in 1896, the AR has a proud tradition of challenge and criticism, scouring the globe for architecture that provokes and inspires, and relying on its immense archive and critically acclaimed writers to shape architectural discourse. Combine this with a rich history of contemporary editorial design and you have a magazine of interest beyond its natural architectural audience.
This is the landmark 1500th(!) issue of the magazine which, as suggested by a cover collaged from over 200 original pages of archival material, is a critical moment to reflect on its rich history though present-day lenses — most notably, climate change.
As such, the special issue revisits the AR archive with a 'renewed relevance', original spreads reproduced and updated by texts that question the biases and seek to fill in the gaps present within the 'unruly and often surprising archive.'