Charles Holland Architects

The practice is actively involved in research and a critical engagement with architecture and design culture through teaching and writing. Charles writes for a number of magazines and periodicals including:

 

RIBA Journal

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Architect's Journal

Domus

 

Charles also edited the popular architecture and design weblog Fantastic Journal and was a regular contributor to Building Design's Architect's Blog.

 

He previously wrote a montly column for the RIBA Journal on the subject of utopias, a part historical and part speculative study into the relationship of spatial planning and experimental forms of social and political organisation.

 

Charles has contributed to a number of forthcoming or recently published books including Architecture and Freedom (edited by Owen Hopkins and published by Wiley), Radical Essex and a new book on the Barbican estate.

 

Recent Writing:

 

Still Got Love for the Streets

 

Thomas Mawson's Designs are Never Nostalgic

 

At Home with Victor Horta, the Master of Art Nouveau

 

What the Evolution of Bathroom Design says about Society

 

Robert Venturi Opened My Eyes to Architecture

 

The Eclectic Country Houses of George Devey

 

Edwin Lutyens (1869 - 1944)

 

A Bumper Crop

 

Modernist Dreams

 

On The Listing of No. 1 Poultry

 

House Plans: The Ryde by PLP

 

Arts and Crafts Utopias

 

Industrial Utopias

 

Boundless Utopias

 

Rural Utopias

 

Gridded Utopias

 

Virtuous Utopias