As technological change rushes relentlessly forward architects play catch up, pushed to consider a blurring of our foundational dichotomies. Volume 39 offers critical perspectives on the role of technology within the built environment.



In architecture, feminist discourse has long hovered on the margins of a male-dominated discipline.

This volume explores how the spatial tools of architecture and urbanism can help us to understand the complex origins and trajectories of feminisms that are theoretical, political, and aesthetic.



To celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, we have cast a critical eye on the legacies of the past century and a half and how they stand up to their early visions; while also projecting ideas for what the next 150 will bring. This issue offers a broad discussion of past and future legacies — the successes, the failures, and the unknown outcomes — across countries and continents and across scales and time.



Vernacular architecture, made from local materials using techniques that respond to the climate, presents a vision of architecture where human needs exist in perfect harmony with the landscape. Amid a looming awareness of the fragility of the environment and its finite resources, this volume asks are there new answers to be found by revisiting the constructions of the past?



A border is perhaps the most necessary, ambiguous and political architectural tool. The line that defines an area on the one hand has the power to create, and on the other an equally great capacity to divide and destroy.

Volume 35 explores borders as political, solid, ephemeral, creative and exclusive delimitations of space.