Architecture Stories

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

Le Corbusier's Grand Designs: Villa Savoye

You know the house, but have you seen the drawings Le Corbusier made before and after its completion? Le Corbusier's Grand Designs: Villa Savoye

Can't afford a Scarpa house? Maybe yours can smell like one

A new line of candles and incense sticks aims to capture the aroma of great 20th century architect-designed houses Can't afford a Scarpa house? Maybe yours can smell like one

William Hall talks about the new mini format Brick

'The smaller format lets the quieter projects stand out' says the author of Concrete, Wood and Brick William Hall talks about the new mini format Brick

Le Corbusier's Grand Designs: The Unité d’Habitation

You probably know the Marseilles version but have you seen his sketches for the others, completed after his death? Le Corbusier's Grand Designs: The Unité d’Habitation

Le Corbusier's Grand Designs: The LC2 Chair

You may know Le Corbusier's chair. But have you seen what it looked like on paper before it went into production? Le Corbusier's Grand Designs: The LC2 Chair

The ancient building block that’s so in right now

New York’s newest luxury condos are using the same building material as Mesopotamia's oldest temples. Why? The ancient building block that’s so in right now

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

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