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Watch these videos with William Hall explaining how Brick is even better in its new, mini format
Published: Friday, 22 February 2019

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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)
Published: Monday, 18 February 2019
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?
Published: Thursday, 7 February 2019
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?
Published: Tuesday, 5 February 2019
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
Published: Thursday, 31 January 2019
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
Published: Monday, 28 January 2019
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?
Published: Thursday, 24 January 2019
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?
Published: Tuesday, 22 January 2019
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?
Published: Tuesday, 22 January 2019
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
Published: Friday, 18 January 2019
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
Published: Wednesday, 16 January 2019
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
Published: Monday, 14 January 2019
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
Published: Thursday, 10 January 2019


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