Founded in 1930, Architectural Design (AD) is an influential and prestigious UK-based publication. In its early days it was more concerned with the British scene, but gradually became more international. Its golden period was during the late 1970s and 1980s when it was the bastion of Postmodernism, with frequent articles and special editions guest-edited by Charles Jencks, the theoretical father of postmodern architecture.
Renowned for being at the leading edge of design and new technologies, AD also covers topics as diverse as: architectural history and theory, the environment, interior design, landscape architecture and urban design.Provocative and inspirational, AD inspires theoretical, creative and technological advances. It questions the outcome of technical innovations as well as the far-reaching social, cultural and environmental challenges that present themselves today.
The current avant-gardist interest of AD in BIOMORPHISM is a return to issues the journal was covering in the 1960s and 1970s, before postmodernism, with the architecture of Archigram, Cedric Price and the thinking of Reyner Banham.