The Right Angle Journal appears quarterly in print and online. Each issue is based on a theme. Essays are contributed by our board, by special experts and by our readers. If you are interested in receiving the journal (online or hard copy), contributing to it, or proposing topics for future discussion, you are invited to contact us at:


We explore the meaning of home. It’s a powerful word, but one with a surprisingly pliable meaning.

Light & Shade

The effect of light on buildings and in buildings has been an important architectural feature throughout history.

Wood - Vol. 2, No. 1

It’s somewhat surprising to witness the recent stunning increase in the use of wood in architecture.


Architecture is all about walking. With few exceptions, we experience architectural space at a walking pace and a walking scale, even if we are not fully mobile and require assistance in getting around.

Art & Architecture

Like many of you, I live in a city where there is scarcely a square metre of land that some architect, planner or designer hasn’t tampered with – sometimes with spectacular results, other times, not.

Why Aren't All Buildings Beautiful?

Have you ever asked yourself this question? Probably not. We generally accept that, on this earth, there is beauty and ugliness, just as there is good and evil – the one extreme making the other extreme easier to identify.


I was talking with one of our contributors about the idea of ‘special places’. She told me about a place in northern Finland, north of the Atlantic Circle, where she went skiing once.