Architecture Stories

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

Come find us at Hudson Yards!

We’ve found the perfect place for Phaidon within New York City's new 28-acre mega-development Come find us at Hudson Yards!

One book, 20,000 words and millions of bricks

Watch these videos with William Hall explaining how Brick is even better in its new, mini format One book, 20,000 words and millions of bricks

Le Corbusier's watercolours reveal architect's earthier side

'My women are bestially lascivious, prurient, in heat,' the architect wrote. And with good reason. Le Corbusier's watercolours reveal architect's earthier side

Le Corbusier's Grand Designs: Villa Jacquemet

This house displays his early appreciation of the Arts and Crafts movement (and hides his later love of concrete) Le Corbusier's Grand Designs: Villa Jacquemet

Le Corbusier's Grand Designs: the UN Headquarters New York

Le Corbusier regarded the UN HQ in Manhattan as his work. Despite evidence to the contrary, should we too? Le Corbusier's Grand Designs: the UN Headquarters New York

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