Recent Articles

These Brutalist buildings look like they shouldn't stay up
A smart choice of materials and techniques enables architects to dazzle as Atlas of Brutalist Architecture reveals
Published: Wednesday, 19 September 2018
A Brutalist guide to Open House London
Londoners – here’s how to satisfy your craving for mid-century concrete this coming weekend
Published: Tuesday, 18 September 2018
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
Published: Monday, 17 September 2018
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
Published: Monday, 17 September 2018
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

Published: Tuesday, 11 September 2018
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

Published: Tuesday, 11 September 2018
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
Published: Wednesday, 5 September 2018
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

Published: Monday, 3 September 2018
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
Published: Monday, 20 August 2018
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
Published: Thursday, 16 August 2018
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

Published: Wednesday, 8 August 2018
Is Owen Luder Britain’s most brutal architect?
The creator of Gateshead’s Trinity Square and Portsmouth’s Tricorn Centre celebrates his 90th birthday today
Published: Tuesday, 7 August 2018
Grafton Architects win award for latest London building
Their Marshall Building for the LSE in Lincoln's Inn Fields is another masterclass in sensitive city construction
Published: Thursday, 2 August 2018

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