"... radiates craft and exploration" Jay Merrick, architecture critic for The Independent
New Year - New Projects 2012
New FDR Edition - coming soon!
Unstructured re-launched Fourth Door re-launches its main web-magazine Unstructured, increasing its web-presence and featuring Sitelines - an on-line focus on sustainable architecture and the built environment. Features include Peter Zumthor in Britain, the Stuttgart 21 station controversy, a research paper on Adaptable Building by Søren Nielsen of Denmark's Vand Kunsten, and an in-depth themed feature on the arrival of Passivhaus in the UK
Annular – new edition. In the next weeks a new edition of Fourth Door's timberbuild web-portal will go live, with features on timber hi-rise, including Hermann Kaufman interview, WaughThistleton's Andrew Waugh on moving on from Murray Grove others, Invisible Architects Piers Taylor on Studio in the Woods and Stewart Dodd discussing Satellite Architects use of Glulam.
Ongoing – Logging and new news – Regularly updated news and blog from Unstructured, Fourth Door and Annular
New Roots and Humanitarian Architecture
Information on this years Roots Architecture workshop, Roots Architecture 2012 at the WOMAD festival, including tickets and festival information RAW2012 tickets/info and thoughts and memories on the 2011 workshop RAW2011
New Fourth Door Review (at last!)
New Fourth Door Review – no 9 – News on the new ninth edition of Fourth Door Review finally round the corner! With a special feature on humanitarian architecture, including Francis Kere, Anna Heringer and Shigeru Ban, Plus Albion's troubadour's - Richard Thompson, Vashti Bunyon, Joe Boyd and Fairport Convention revisited, and David Nash's elemental language of wood. And a micro-special section on Japanese design and craft. You can pre-order here and look at taster articles here.
Fourth Door funding campaign!
We're also launching a funding campaign, 100 by100, to help ensure Fourth Door's long term future. To find out how to support Fourth Door just click here now;
New edition no. 9
Where to find Fourthdoor Review
Also, and very belatedly, since it’s for the first time, a list of Fourth Door outlets around Britain and Europe
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.
Last year, four years after hanging up its shoes, we rebooted Fourth Door Review into new spool of life. The Hall of Risk issue includes 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, and you can find further detailed info on the edition here
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 media.'"
Norwegian and German Language content on FourthDoor website
We’ve been adding to and updating various parts of the website.
This includes some new articles uploaded in the articles section. For our (many, doubtless) Norwegian architectural readers there’s a first Norwegian language article – a review of the 1:1 Small-Spaces art-architecture installation at the Victoria & Albert Museum last autumn. And also Annular now features an in-depth look at massive wood across the Norwegian architecture scene
There’s some new Fourth Door Review information for the German-speaking world. This includes pdf’s and documents about Fourth Door Review for outlets, architects, individuals (coming soon) and institutions (coming soon), as well as a couple of reviews from Zurich’s Hochparterre and the Austrian Architecture Review Architektur Aktuelle
Autumn 2012 Articles
Umea's new Architecture School and Arts Campus in the Architectural Review view pdf
Summer 2012 Articles
New timber architecture from Vorarlberg - EcoTech view doc
Not just buildings: Sustainability and the Olympics - Detail Green
Spring 2012 Articles
Timber hi-rise article in Blueprint
Helen & Hard Vennesla Library in Architecture Today
Winter 2011 Articles
Passivhaus in the UK takes off - Detail Green
NORD (Northern office of Research and Design) - Blueprint view pdf
Autumn 2011 Articles
Michael Pawlyn's Biomimetic architecture - Blueprint view pdf
To look at some of Oliver Lowenstein's older pieces.