uncube magazine

Architecture and beyond

From September 2013 to April 2016 Sophie Lovell was Editor-in-Chief of uncube, an award-winning digital magazine about architecture and beyond.


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uncube, the digital magazine for architecture and beyond.

Between 2012-2016 uncube published 43 themed, monthly magazine issues in a format combining the virtues of print with the convenience of digital. In parallel, uncube ran a blog publishing stories from across the spectrum of architecture, design, art, urbanism and beyond.

uncube’s approach was like no other architecture magazine. The self-imposed editorial mandate: to address topics that went beyond the conventional context of architecture discourse with a critical eye and a clear independent voice. Issues covered subjects ranging from robotics, outer space, acoustics and bioarchitecture to new forms of communities and expo architecture via materials such as bricks, and monographs on the likes of Frei Otto, Zaha Hadid and Charles Correa.

Sophie Lovell’s interviewees during this time included: Zaha Hadid, Greg Lynn, Temple Grandin, Ricardo Scofidio, Eero Koivisto, Werner Sobek, Achim Menges, the architecture cartoonist Klaus and many others. Collaborators and contributors were legion and included Paola Antonelli, Olafur Eliasson, Daniel Charny, Bernard Tschumi, Aaron Betsky and more.

uncube’s digital framework took two years to develop and continued to evolve beyond launch. The design won numerous awards, including Lead Awards Digital Magazine of the Year (2013) and was runner up Webby Awards Web Magazine of the Year in 2014 (pipped to the post by Wired.com).