Architecture Stories

A Phaidon author witnesses the Notre Dame fire

Our architectural writer was on hand as the flames engulfed the medieval French cathedral. Here’s what he saw A Phaidon author witnesses the Notre Dame fire

Can you spot the Chinese motif in Snøhetta's Opera House?

Let’s just say the brilliant Norwegian architectural and design firm are big fans of East Asian symbolism Can you spot the Chinese motif in Snøhetta's Opera House?

Snøhetta create Europe’s first underwater restaurant

The new building on Norway’s southern-most tip will serve as a restaurant and a marine research station Snøhetta create Europe’s first underwater restaurant

Why was Le Corbusier so intent on meeting Albert Einstein?

On Einstein's birthday we look at the role the physicist played in helping Le Corbusier promote his influential idea Why was Le Corbusier so intent on meeting Albert Einstein?

How Anish Kapoor turned an artwork into a concert hall

On his 65th birthday we look at how he and Arata Isozaki created an abstract work to solve a real world problem How Anish Kapoor turned an artwork into a concert hall

The ruin that Thomas Heatherwick redeemed

Ahead of his Hudson Yards opening, here's an earlier derelict site the British designer helped reinvigorate The ruin that Thomas Heatherwick redeemed

Bubbletecture helps Arata Isozaki win the Pritzker Prize

The 2019 prize winner has shown great dynamism in recent years, especially when it comes to inflatable buildings Bubbletecture helps Arata Isozaki win the Pritzker Prize

Six ruins reborn as great contemporary buildings

It’s not just the High Line. Disused facilities all across the world are being turned into new wonders Six ruins reborn as great contemporary buildings

Frank Gehry’s green dream for the LA River

Will the architect, who turns 90 today, get to transform his hometown’s concrete watercourse? Frank Gehry’s green dream for the LA River

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