Critical reflection and public engagement are core values at LLLABO. These goals are advanced through the practice of criticism. A contributing editor to the UK architecture and design magazine Icon, Julian Worrall’s critical writings on architecture and urbanism have been widely published, addressing both professional and general publics, and have been translated into six languages. Many of these articles can be accessed from weblinks in the list below.

2012

  • “Towards an Architecture of Place and Displacement.” Waseda Kenchiku Gakuho早稲田建築学報 2013 (October 2012). Tokyo
  • “Kadare Cultural Centre.” Icon no. 112 (October 2012). London. 48-54.
  • “Home for All – Nach der Katastrophe. Die Rückkehr zum Wesentlichen.” Arch Plus no. 208 (September 2012). Berlin.
  • “Spatial Binaries.” Domus no. 959 (June 2012). Milan. 50-57.
  • “Toda House.” Icon no. 108 (June 2012). London. 92-94.
  • “Shelters for All.” Domus no. 957 (April 2012). Milan. 94-101.
  • 「エンジニアリングと抽象的思考」Future Design, vol. 29 (2012). Tokyo. 8.
  • “Soichiro Fukutake: Medici of the Inland Sea”. RIBA Journal (February 2012). London.
  • “Six of the Best” Icon no. 103 (January 2012). London. 48.

2011

2010

2009

  • “Camouflage: dissolving boundaries, resolving worlds in Sejima and Nishizawa.” Domus no. 931 (December 2009). Milan. 30-31.
  • “Ofanuto Civic Centre and Library, Ofanuto; Architect: Chiaki Arai.” Icon no. 77 (November 2009). London. 64-72.
  • “The Many Times of Architecture [建築の時間群]” Waseda Kenchiku Gakuho 2010 (October 2009). Tokyo. 14-15.
  • “Alternate Modernity and Public Space: Thinking Architecture Through Tokyo.” Waseda Kenchiku Gakuho 2010 (October 2009), Tokyo. 81.
  • “Bathing in Timeless Memories – Shinro Ohtake.” The Japan Times (28 August 2009). Tokyo. 15.
  • “Escape from Propaganda – Ai Weiwei.” The Japan Times (31 July 2009). Tokyo. 17.
  • “A sculpted chink” Icon no. 74 (August 2009). London. 38-39.
  • “Annular children’s home in Africa” Domus. (July/August 2009). Milan. 59-62.
  • “An exhibition’s critical charge” (Exhibition Review of “The House and the City: Architecture by Diener & Diener,” Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery). The Japan Times, 18 February 2009.
  • “Kim Jong-il On Architecture” Icon no. 71 (May 2009). London. 78-79.
  • “The primitive homes of the future; Architects: Toyo Ito, Terunobu Fujimori, Sou Fujimoto and Taira Nishizawa.” Domus no. 922 (February 2009) Milan. 14-25.
  • “Inujima Art Project.” Domus no. 922 supplement (February 2009). Milan. 48-53.

2008

  • “Kuma at Kyoto University.” Domus no. 920 (December 2008). Milan. 66-69.
  • “Art in the Deep North: Towada Art Center.” D-La Repubblica Delle Donne (November 2008). Rome.
  • “Venice Biennale’s theme won’t stop the rain.” The Japan Times (9 October 2008). Tokyo. 19.
  • “The Incinerators of Tokyo.” Domus no.918 (October 2008). Milan.
  • “Profile: Sou Fujimoto.” Icon no. 64 (October 2008) London.
  • “House N in Japan.” Domus no. 917 (September 2008). Milan. 63-68.
  • “Profile: Junya Ishigami.” Icon no. 62 (August 2008) London. 60-66.
  • “What is Australian contemporary architecture?” The Japan Times (24 June 2008). Tokyo. 17.
  • “Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Tokyo.” The Japan Times (19 June 2008). Tokyo. 19.
  • “Exhibition Review: XXIst Century Man.” Icon no. 60 (June 2008) London. 151.
  • “[A white forest in a grey field]; Architects: Junya Ishigami & Associates.” Icon no. 59 (May 2008) London. 38-39, 41.
  • “Ishigami in Kanagawa.” Domus no. 913 (April 2008). Milan. 20-29.
  • “Sou Fujimoto” and “Junya Ishigami.” Contribution to “The 20 Essential Young Architects.” Icon no. 58 (April 2008) London.
  • “MVRDV in Tokyo.” Icon no. 56 (February 2008) London. 30-31.
  • “Spazio per il vostro futuro [Space for your future].” Domus no. 910 (January 2008). Milan. 5.

2007

  • “Principio di relativita [Principle of relativity].” Domus no. 909 (December 2007). Milan. 44-49.
  • “Design turns over a greener leaf.” The Japan Times (6 November 2007). Tokyo.
  • “SANAA at Almere.” Icon no. 52 (October 2007) London. 52-53, 55.
  • “Soft Orderings: Children’s Center for Children’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Hokkaido, Japan.” Monument no. 81 (May/June 2007). Melbourne.
  • “Native Alien.” Monument no. 79 (Feb/Mar 2007). Melbourne. 96-100.
  • “Exhibition Review: Toyo Ito’s ‘New Real.’” Icon no. 43 (January 2007) London. 84-85.

2006

  • “The Aomori Museum of Art.” Icon no. 42 (December 2006). London. 38-39.
  • “A return to the real.” The Japan Times (30 November 2006). Tokyo. 17.
  • “Love, Peace & Money?” (with Mark Dytham). The Japan Times (2 November 2006). Tokyo. 17.
  • “Crematorium at Kakamigahara.” Icon no. 41 (November 2006). London. 32-35.
  • “Park Life: Hanamidori Culture Centre.” Icon no. 38 (August 2006). London. 52-60.
  • “Bow-wow in the House.” Mark no. 3 (July 2006). Amsterdam. 60-75.
  • “What Lies Beneath Omotesando Hills.” Metropolis (February 2, 2006). January/February 2006. Tokyo.
  • “Green Black Box.” Dwell (January/February 2006). San Francisco.
  • “Circle Work: Tomihiro Art Museum.” Mark no. 2 (April 2006). Amsterdam. 127-137.

2005

  • “Museo con un cuore a zig-zag [Museum with a zig-zag heart].” [Italian], D-La Repubblica Delle Donne (December 2005). Rome.
  • “La Casa del Cane Nero [The Black Dog House].” [Italian], D-La Repubblica Delle Donne (November 2005). Rome.
  • “Utopia Pop.” [Italian], D-La Repubblica Delle Donne (September 17-18, 2005). Rome.
  • “The Gray Zone.” Metropolis (September 16, 2005). Tokyo.
  • “Battleship Shinonome: Housing a Metropolitan Public.” [Italian/English] Architettura OFX 82 (January 2005). Milan. 76-89.

2004 and earlier

  • “Japan Update.” Detail-English Edition (Nov.-Dec. 2004). Munich. 150.
  • “Resident aliens: the foreign as design method.” Nomad – Tokyo, September 2004.
  • “Miwa Yanagi: Di grande lancerò un urlo.” [Italian], D-La Repubblica Delle Donne (4-5 September 2004). Rome. 64-69.
  • “The Benefits of Blur: The World of Klein Dytham Architects.” J-Select (January 2004). Tokyo. 16-20.
  • “Postcards from Yokohama: FOA’s International Passenger Terminal, Yokohama.” Building Design no. 1539 (June 28, 2002). London. 11-15.
  • “‘James Barnet: The Universal Values of Civic Existence’ – Book Review, in Royal Australian Institute of Architects NSW Bulletin, September 2000.