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  1. The Fall of the Starchitect: Is the age of the celebrity architect finally ending?
  2. The role of the architect in 2018
  3. In pictures: the US London embassy’s long journey to Nine Elms
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The Fall of the Starchitect: Is the age of the celebrity architect finally ending?

While recent years have seen the idolisation of high-profile architects and ‘iconic’ buildings, new narratives around sustainable and ‘high-tech’ design are coming to the fore. Have we witnessed the end of the age of the starchitect? Patrick Kingsland asks Davide Ponzini, author of Starchitecture: Actors and Spectacles in the Global City, and Leslie Sklair, author of The Icon Project

The role of the architect in 2018

With the advent of wide-ranging new technologies from BIM to virtual reality, the world of architecture has changed profoundly over the past few years. At the same time, however, many architects say their position in both design and construction has become increasingly marginalised.

Design & Build Review: Issue 42

In this issue: the role of the architect in 2018, parametric design and robotic construction, the fall of starchitecture, the collapse of Carillion and much more

In pictures: the US London embassy’s long journey to Nine Elms

The new US embassy in London, which opened on 16 January, has received mixed reviews for its unusual Nine Elms location and ultra-modern design. Even President Donald Trump has described it as a “bad deal”. Others, meanwhile, have praised the building’s sterling security and environmental credentials.

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