Architecture Stories

A Brutalist guide to Open House London

Londoners – here’s how to satisfy your craving for mid-century concrete this coming weekend A Brutalist guide to Open House London

These Brutalist buildings are actually really beautiful

It might not be known for its pretty ornamentation or well-balanced forms but Brutalism can still embody beauty These Brutalist buildings are actually really beautiful

Sketch to Skyline - what Foreign Office Architects' Yokohama International Ferry Terminal looked like on day one

Sometimes the finished structure doesn't look much like the drawing - as this early ink on paper sketch reveals Sketch to Skyline - what Foreign Office Architects' Yokohama International Ferry Terminal looked like on day one

How Ernö Goldfinger brutalised both east and west

The architect built iconic towers on both sides of London - and was immortalised as a Bond baddie
How Ernö Goldfinger brutalised both east and west

Sketch to Skyline - What Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano's Pompidou Centre in Paris looked like on day one

This cultural centre in a rundown part of Paris epitomised 'the Bilbao effect' years before the term was coined
Sketch to Skyline - What Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano's Pompidou Centre in Paris looked like on day one

Sketch to Skyline - what Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation in Marseilles looked like on day one

This simple colour-coded sketch from the master helped define the style of public housing for years to come Sketch to Skyline - what Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation in Marseilles looked like on day one

Sketch to Skyline - what The Shard looked like on day one

Here's how the iconic building took form when Renzo Piano first put his trademark green pen to paper in 2000
Sketch to Skyline - what The Shard looked like on day one

Eero Saarinen's only UK building is still a great one

On the anniversary of his birth read how his proto-brutalist American Embassy broke the modernist mould Eero Saarinen's only UK building is still a great one

Alejandro Aravena mixes a bank and a bridge to help the poor

The architect’s new proposal for Buenos Aires Villa 31 neighbourhood will help the city’s poorest cross the tracks Alejandro Aravena mixes a bank and a bridge to help the poor

Could you picture your cat in a place like this?

On International Cat Day, we pick out a few purrfect kitty dwellings from our new book, Pet-tecture
Could you picture your cat in a place like this?

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