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17 Listen 1 Olson Kundig principal and owner, Tom Kundig, makes the case for adapting outdated building stock — even unloved structures

19 Listen 2 Claudia Pasquero, co-founder of ecoLogicStudio, believes the future of buildings lies in ‘dark ecology’

20 Listen 3 Post-war buildings deserve the same care in preservation and adaptation that we give to our Victorian built heritage, argues Purcell’s Jon Wright

23 On the drawing board As part of major regeneration project Wirral Waters, Schmidt Hammer Lassen is transforming a dilapidated Victorian tower into the new Maritime Knowledge Hub

25 Meet George Kafka talks to Buffalobased practice Davidson Rafailidis, whose work breathes new and flexible life into old structures

26 Repetition We showcase some of the 100 ‘heroines of photography’ announced as part of The Royal Photographic Society’s Hundred Heroines campaign

29 Project Studio RHE is busy turning an unlovely complex of Nineties offices in east London into a modern, open and social co-working campus

31 Programme For this year’s Designers in Residence programme at London’s Design Museum, an all-female line-up explores the theme of ‘dwelling’

37 Show Veronica Simpson takes a look at the highlights of February’s Surface Design Show in London

40 Curated diary Chief curator of the Whitechapel Gallery, Lydia Yee, shares her recommendations for the best shows to kick off 2019

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Legibility, adaptability et sustainability

In February, Nicholas Grimshaw receives the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture, recognising his lifetime’s achievements. Johnny Tucker sits down with the man himself to talk about his work, practice and legacy. Also, Simon Allford pens a personal essay on Grimshaw’s importance

Library in the clouds

Welcome to Disneyland

Finnish practice ALA Architects has completed Oodi, Helsinki’s new mega library. Just don’t expect a building full of books In an extract from the new Taschen book Walt Disney’s Disneyland, Chris Nichols reveals the story of how Disney’s vision came to life

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