Architectural Design Magazine

Art direction & editorial

AD magazine has been at the forefront of cultural thought and design since the 1960s, provoking and inspiring theoretical, creative and technological advances.

Prominent in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s for the part it played in Postmodernism and later Deconstructivism, in the 2000s AD has leveraged a depth and level of scrutiny not currently offered elsewhere in the design press. Topics pursued question the outcomes of technical innovations as well as the far-reaching social, cultural and environmental challenges that present themselves today in a period of increasing global uncertainty. Each issue of AD is guest-edited by an international expert in the field. Renowned for being at the leading edge of design and new technologies, AD also covers themes as diverse as architectural history, the environment, interior design, landscape architecture and urban design.

CHK Design has been working on AD since January 2000, venturing to push each issue in a new direction. The studio also developed the now iconic AD logo that replaced the main title on the front cover of the magazine in 2000.