Douglas Murphy is a writer based in London, UK. His book Last Futures: Nature, Technology, and the End of Architecture (2015) is published by Verso.
The avian playground was a manifesto for a modernism that could employ gymnastic engineering to theatrical effect – what happens with its inhabitants long gone?
The architecture of Tate Modern's new extension, the Switch House
The ArcelorMittal Orbit and the recent history of large-scale folly
Shanghai Expo 2010 is the most recent incarnation of the Great Exhibitions that began in London in 1851
Architectural Association, London, UK
Unemployment, the London Olympics, new galleries in Metz and Rome, the Shanghai World Expo and contrasting spa designs
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