All articles by Philip Kleinfeld

Philip Kleinfeld

Neave Brown: a modernist pioneer

Neave Brown, the architect credited with designing pioneering public housing, is to be awarded the RIBA’s 2018 Royal Gold Medal, the UK’s highest honour for architecture. Philip Kleinfeld looks at his incredible career, design ethos and successes, and spoke to Mark Swenarton author of the book Cook’s Camden: The Making of Modern Housing to find out how he shaped modern architecture today.

The world’s first ‘forest city’ is driving a green architecture surge

The incorporation of plants and trees into schemes has been a growing trend for some time, but now with the start of construction on the world’s first vertical forest city in Liuzhou, China, and the announcement of projects such as MVRDV and SDK Vastgoed’s sustainable housing complex in Eindhoven, it is advancing to a whole new level. Philip Kleinfeld asks whether this is the start of a new approach to urban development or a passing design fad.