How to save the pub

An essay for the catalogue of the exhibition ‘The Garden of Privatised Delights’, the Venice Biennale British Pavilion 2021.

Working in Public

An essay on our political and social inheritances, first published in the AD issue ‘Multiform’.

New Publics
Cristina Monteiro, David Knight, Alison Crawshaw, Finn Williams
New Publics

Published in ‘Brave New World’ on the occasion of our exhibition at the British School at Rome, 2019.

On Adaptive Reuse

A column for RIBA Journal exploring DK-CM’s approach to existing buildings through the case study of Harrow Arts Centre.

Peveril Gardens

An article on Sanchez Benton’s transformation of a 1960s parking structure, for Architecture Today, January 2021.

On Intricacy

A review of ‘On Intricacy: The Work of John Meunier Architect’ for Architecture Today

Rewilding Our Cities

Coronavirus should inspire us to rewild cities to better support our children. An article written for Dezeen.

Santo António da Polana

Celebrating Nuno Craveiro Lopes’ extraordinary modernist church in Maputo for the Twentieth Century Society. (2018)

David Knight, Cristina Monteiro and Ishbel Mull

An essay for The Architectural Review exploring the Russian dacha, written as we were starting to design one. (2017)

Green Belt
Charles Holland, David Knight, Finn Williams
Green Belt

First published in Volume: The Shape of Law, 2013.

On Colin Ward

A talk given for The Architecture Foundation at the Garden Museum, February 2016.

Under the Radar

An essay on the potential and risks of expanded Permitted Development rights, for Architecture Today, October 2010.

The Guide

Celebrating the guidebook as a work of design and as a means of initiating spatial change, for Dear.

Planning without Planners

A short piece on planning and its publics for Seismic Shifts, the 2011 Royal College of Art Architecture Annual.

The Postmodern Plan

Exploring postmodern urbanist and planning practice for Architecture Today, to accompany Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990 at the V&A (2011).


Asserting the significance of plot-size to urban character, for Punkto.

Building Rights

Published as a pamphlet for the public launch of Building Rights at the Victoria and Albert Museum, June 2014.

Living on Infrastructure

An essay exploring what it is to live permanently on the UK  canals. First published in Critical Cities 2.

Making Planning Popular

First published in The Edge of Our Thinking, Royal College of Art, 2012

What Planning can learn from Aspirin

First published in Future Frontiers: RCA Architecture Annual 2012.