Architecture Stories

I.M. Pei 1917 - 2019

The Chinese-American architect died yesterday - we celebrate his life in 5 of his greatest buildings I.M. Pei 1917 - 2019

Phaidon Introductions: Snøhetta on the backstories it creates

The world-famous practice explains why, when it comes to creating great buildings, narrative comes first Phaidon Introductions: Snøhetta on the backstories it creates

The winning shot from our East Coast architecture guide

This garage might be on the eastern seaboard, but that hasn’t stopped an LA association from recognising it The winning shot from our East Coast architecture guide

Did you know that artist architecture is a thing?

There are plenty of places made by artists in our book Houses (but you might not want to live in some of them...) Did you know that artist architecture is a thing?

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

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