John Portman's Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles

Portmania redux: The atrium king's crown slips

2018-04-20T06:00:00+01:00By Nicholas de Klerk

Architect John Portman, who died in December, had a dazzling reputation - constructed largely by himself

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The enduring legacy of high-tech architecture


Ike Ijeh explores the origins, impact and legacy of one of architecture’s most enduring movements

Historic England's controversial tweet depicting the demolition of Nelson's Column

Historic England feels heat over Nelson’s Column ‘demolition’

2018-04-17T06:00:00+01:00By Jim Dunton

HE forced to confirm it does not support razing London landmark after promotion prompts confusion

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Author runs marathon to fund Goldfinger book

2018-04-13T06:00:00+01:00By Jim Dunton

Architectural historian Elain Harwood pounds Paris streets to raise cash for ‘comprehensive’ book on brutalist practitioner

Tate Harmer's Creative Centre, designed for York St John University

Tate Harmer wins York arts centre comp

2018-04-09T06:00:00+01:00By Jim Dunton

Practice picked for university auditorium and teaching space ‘inspired’ by NY’s Lincoln Centre

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Hyperdensity: can it work?


The NPPF and draft London Plan call for increased housing densities. Ike Ijeh looks at two schemes to see if the proposals measure up

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A woman's view of Mipim

2018-03-23T07:00:00+00:00By Kay Hughes

Kay Hughes arrived at the property jamboree for the first time with trepidation. But she found its dinosaur reputation is no longer fully justified

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Spherical objects!


Technical innovations are making it easier to exploit the potential of spherical buildings

'Woman (Being Looked At)' | Bronze, paint | 2.6m high Artist: Sean Henry | Permanent installation at The Peacocks Shopping Mall in Woking, Surrey, 2017

What you need to know about placing art in your projects

2018-03-13T07:00:00+00:00By Sean Henry

Public art can amuse or provoke - or just go rusty. Artist Sean Henry looks at some pitfalls

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Sherban Cantacuzino (1928-2018)

2018-03-09T07:00:00+00:00By Richard Coleman

The Romanian-born former secretary of the Royal Fine Arts Commission led a remarkable life

Women in architecture 2018

'Everyone faces barriers. Unfortunately it's some people’s flawed nature to create artificial barriers for others'


On International Women’s Day Ike Ijeh talks to leading architects about the challenges they have overcome

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A walk around: Croydon

2018-03-05T07:00:00+00:00By Robert Park

The south London suburb has been the butt of jokes for years. But that’s beginning to change, says Robert Park

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The UN needs to appoint a chief architect

2018-02-26T07:00:00+00:00By Daniel Elsea

When 25,000 people met to talk about the future of cities, architecture was absent from the agenda. Daniel Elsea asks why

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Interview: Roger Zogolovitch and Simon Allford

2018-02-21T07:00:00+00:00By Amanda Birch

What happens when two of the biggest names in architecture collaborate?

Robin Hood Gardens - concept drawing

How architectural drawings changed what we think about architecture

2018-02-19T07:00:00+00:00By Jordan Kauffman

The moment when technical drawings took on an agency of their own

Castelvecchio. The second room of the sculpture gallery.

The hitchhiker’s guide to Carlo Scarpa

2018-02-16T07:00:00+00:00By Richard Murphy

Richard Murphy is now one of the foremost experts on Carlo Scarpa, but it all began with a serendipitous student visit

Friendship Centre in Gaibandha, Bangladesh, by architect Kashef Chowdhury / Urbana

Why you should be paying attention to Bangladesh’s architecture scene

2018-02-05T07:00:00+00:00By Niklaus Graber

Get ready to drop your preconceptions

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Redundant city centre car parks: repurpose or demolish?


The city centre multi-storey car park is rapidly becoming redundant. Can they be repurposed?

Crown Street Regeneration Project in the New Gorbals, Glasgow (1992-2000, master plan by Piers Gough/ CZWG, buildings by various architects), looking into Old Rutherglen Road (buildings by Holmes Partnership).

The end of the suburban dream

2018-01-26T07:00:00+00:00By ​Florian Urban

Could Britain be on the verge of a tenement revolution?

Design Engine's British embassy in Sanaa, Yemen

How do you design an embassy in a country like Yemen?


In a land with more guns that people, can you design an embassy that says, ‘Come in for tea’?