Architecture Stories

Why was Le Corbusier so intent on meeting Albert Einstein?

Sometimes when you have a radical new idea to promote you really do need to get buy-in from the very top Why was Le Corbusier so intent on meeting Albert Einstein?

Why Louis Kahn would often talk to bricks

A simple, quirky piece of advice to his students showed that this building material had a lot to say Why Louis Kahn would often talk to bricks

This Brutal World stars in the movie of the moment!

In the Netflix thriller Bird Box our brutalist architecture book is a welcome distraction from uglier scenes outside This Brutal World stars in the movie of the moment!

Look at John Pawson’s photos of Peter Zumthor’s first UK house

The architect, photographer and Phaidon author visits Zumthor’s Secular Retreat, commissioned by Alain de Botton Look at John Pawson’s photos of Peter Zumthor’s first UK house

What's Alex from Snarkitecture up to in 2019?

Co-founder Alex Mustonen fills us in on the practice’s plans for its new permanent NYC venue, Snark Park What's Alex from Snarkitecture up to in 2019?

What’s John Pawson up to in 2019?

The architect and Phaidon author will sign off on one of his longest-standing commissions over the next 12 months What’s John Pawson up to in 2019?

Who is Alex from Snarkitecture giving his book to this Christmas?

Co-founder of the innovative NY design studio reveals his 2018 highs and lows and who’ll be getting a great gift Who is Alex from Snarkitecture giving his book to this Christmas?

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

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