Architecture Stories

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

Get to know Cape Cod Modernism in Massachusetts

This is what happened when Walter Gropius and co took the summer off and went to the beach Get to know Cape Cod Modernism in Massachusetts

Want to catch up with the Harvard Five? Go to New Canaan

The Connecticut village is an architectural gem, says our new Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide Want to catch up with the Harvard Five? Go to New Canaan

Get to know Frank Lloyd Wright in Pleasantville

You’ll never see so much of Wright’s style in a single place than when you tour this small, New York state enclave Get to know Frank Lloyd Wright in Pleasantville

Get to know Doo-Wop architecture in Wildwood

The Jersey Shore resort is full of this kitsch take on modernism according to our mid-century East Coast guide Get to know Doo-Wop architecture in Wildwood

Brutalist buildings you can only see in our new book

The wrecking ball has levelled them but they live on forever in our new Atlas of Brutalist Architecture Brutalist buildings you can only see in our new book

Sketch to Skyline - what Luis Barragán’s Las Arboledas development in Mexico looked like on day one

The Pritzker laureate brought nature, order and colour together in this Mexican residential development Sketch to Skyline - what Luis Barragán’s Las Arboledas development in Mexico looked like on day one

These Brutalist buildings look a bit like Jenga blocks

There are plenty of structures in our new Atlas that look just a little bit like the popular wooden building block game These Brutalist buildings look a bit like Jenga blocks

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