Sophia Psarra, Professor of Architecture and Spatial Design at The Bartlett, UCL, reflects on the recent Parliament Buildings Conference that was jointly hosted by UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture and the European Institute. Continue reading Making Parliament Buildings: architects in conversation
Michal Murawski, Lecturer in Critical Area Studies, and Ben Noble, Lecturer in Russian Politics, both from UCL SSEES, describe the story of how an ambitious parliamentary speaker, inspired by a blog post shared on Facebook, attempted to redesign the State Duma building to make it appear more democratic. Continue reading Potemkin Parliamentarism and the Project to Redesign the Russian State Duma
Clare Melhuish explores the interconnections between landmarks of quintessentially British modernist architecture and their European counterparts. Continue reading How European is the Brunswick Centre?
Michal Murawski, Lecturer in Critical Area Studies, UCL, discusses the near misses that could have been Donald Trump’s architectural legacy. Continue reading Washington D.C. will not be rebuilt in the image of 1990s Moscow