Research at the edge of nature and technology..
"... radiates craft and exploration" Jay Merrick, architecture critic for The Independent
Four years after hanging up its shoes, we’re rebooting Fourth Door Review with the new Hall of Risk issue, with features on artists, Chris Drury and Jem Finer; musicians David Sylvian and Harold Budd, and a special feature on the Alpine regional architectural culture of Graubunden, Switzerland and Vorarlberg, Austria; with Peter Zumthor, Valerio Olgiati, Dietmar Eberle, and Hermann Kauffmann. Also Juhani Pallasmaa interviewed, essays by architecture critic Jay Merrick and writer Jay Griffiths and new media artist Susan Collins in conversation with Sean Cubitt.
Fourth Door Review is the unique cross-disciplinary publishing venture from Sussex, Britain. Published annually, Fourth Door Review, explores the relationships between ecology and technology, art and architecture, and new media and new music. Part book, part magazine, Fourth Door Review expands these horizons in ground-breaking ways, offering in-depth essay-features and interviews alongside short overviews, across a spectrum of connections contemporary art, design, craft and architecture are making with new technologies, sustainability and ecological perspectives.
The Review is a sister project to Fourth Door Research and the Fourth Door's web-magazine, Unstructured.
'Provocative and Visionary' Utne Reader
'One of the few magazines that takes an in depth view of Nature and Culture; that combines articles on the arts and architecture with new views on ecology, science, food and sustainable living. It is neither new age nor academic but explores innovative creativity outside of the current cultural norms' Chris Drury
Fourth Door Review was winner of the US's Utne Independent Press
New Culture Award for 2002. Utne Reader described Fourth Door Review as "a
provocative and visionary British magazine aimed at breaking down barriers
'between ecology and technology, land art and digital crafts, music and
New Fourth Door web-sites launching:
Annular Timberbuild for the 21st century – a new Fourth Door website project focusing on the latest in the 21st century timberbuild, design and wood culture communities, cross-fertilising timber culture conversation’s with new media and other cutting edges.
Unstructured 4 - The new Unstructured features a new set of art, architecture and new media pieces complementing the new Fourth Door Review and will go live shortly
Riding on Empty - The Cycle Stations Project exhibition is at CAT (the Centre for Alternative Technology) until May 5th . Further touring venues and dates will be announced soon details.
Helsinki’s Wood Studio@Flimwell, Sussex: Wood-Why’s – Fourth Door Research and Woodnet are hosting a celebration of timber construction at the Flimwell Woodland Enterprise Centre from Saturday the 13 - 19th June 2009
* Woodworks - an exhibition of 10 years of the inspiring Wood Programme from Helsinki,
* Wood Why’s - Symposium on timber in architecture and construction and the HE sector
* Timber-related workshops and activities.
Contact: for information and to register interest mail firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on 01580 879552
Fourth Door Review's Oliver Lowenstein is co-curator of the Building Biographies exhibition, regionalism and Scottish architecture, which is currently touring Northern Scotland.
To look at some of Oliver Lowenstein's pieces.
Read press about Fourth Door Review 7:
David Rothenberg web-reviews Fourth Door Review 7 read at greenmuseum.org>
Financial Times says Fourth Door Review is ‘defiantly non-metropolitan’ stunner! read whole article>
Blueprint rhapsodic over healthcare architecture ‘design with care’ special section. read whole article>
A yes from the healthcare design professionals. Review in HD Magazine read whole article>