Owen Hatherley’s most recent book, Landscapes of Communism, is published by Allen Lane.

The ‘theatre’ building in the Espaces d’Abraxas complex in Marne-la-Vallée, near Paris, designed by Ricardo Bofill and constructed in 1978–83.

The good, the bad and the ugly – neoclassical architecture in modern times

It was the favoured architectural style of Stalin and the Nazis. What forms does classical revivalism take today?

2 Jan 2019
The first estate of its kind in the Cheryomushki district of Moscow.

Why are there mass protests about Moscow’s mass-produced housing?

Moscow’s Khrushchev-era apartment blocks are hardly good housing, but their residents are unlikely to get a better replacement

14 Jun 2017

Rewriting the past: must Rhodes fall?

A statue of Cecil Rhodes will stand at Oriel College, Oxford, in place despite calls for its removal, but debates about ‘erasing history’ rumble on

29 Jan 2016

‘Without a palace of glass, life is a burdensome task.’ Paul Scheerbart’s utopian fantasies

‘Glass! Love!! Perpetual Motion!!! A Paul Scheerbart Reader’ reviewed

28 Nov 2015