Architecture Stories

Did Adolf Loos think Ornament was Crime? And was he right?

The architect was born on this day, 10 December, 1870 and created a style of architecture still debated today Did Adolf Loos think Ornament was Crime? And was he right?

Who is John Pawson giving his book to this Christmas?

The architect and author reveals his 2018 highs and lows and which lucky baby will be getting a great gift Who is John Pawson giving his book to this Christmas?

Case Study perfection - up for sale at $3.6 million

It was built as an affordable home, but this Mid-Century beauty has risen in price considerably since 1959 Case Study perfection - up for sale at $3.6 million

Moshe Safdie reworks his old brutalist apartment

The Israeli-Canadian architect's firm has gone back to Habitat 67 to rework its founder’s old brutalist unit Moshe Safdie reworks his old brutalist apartment

A few more reasons to buy our Atlas of Brutalist Architecture!

Watch Virginia McLeod, the book’s commissioning editor, talk through the making of this great new title A few more reasons to buy our Atlas of Brutalist Architecture!

Who is Sam Lubell giving his book to this Christmas?

The architectural writer and curator tells us about his highs and lows of 2018 and who’ll be getting a great gift
Who is Sam Lubell giving his book to this Christmas?

The revealing story behind Alejandro Aravena's Novartis HQ

Reclaimed bricks, and less-than-accurate interpretations of his plans formed part of his 'more or less’ strategy The revealing story behind Alejandro Aravena's Novartis HQ

Want Modernism beside the sea? Go to Fire Island!

This summer resort is home to some of America’s best mid-century architecture, as our new guide explains Want Modernism beside the sea? Go to Fire Island!

Alejandro Aravena’s brutal beach house is for sale

Like to slip off your office gear and gaze into a fire at weekends? Got $1.5m? This place could be right for you Alejandro Aravena’s brutal beach house is for sale

5 things we learned on the Brutal Bus tour

Prince Charles called the National Theatre a nuclear power station, The Royal College of Physicians is based on the human body and only 50 people lived in the Barbican when the Barbican was built (none of them architects!) 5 things we learned on the Brutal Bus tour

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