Charles Holland is an architect, academic and writer. He is the Principal at Charles Holland Architects, was a founding director of Ordinary Architecture, and was a director of FAT.

‘Crazed egomaniacs who want to subjugate us’ – a brief history of architects in film

Hollywood films are full of characters who design buildings for a living, but how well do they reflect the realities of the profession?

17 Jun 2024
Raymond Erith inspecting work in progress at 10 Downing Street in 1962.

The architect who did up Downing Street without a fuss

Raymond Erith adapted classical architecture for a modern age

10 Aug 2021
Replica of the Barcelona Pavilion designed by Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe and Lilly Reich for the International Exposition of 1929 and rebuilt in 1983.

Making an appearance – architectural copies and cover versions

Replicas and reconstructions are often regarded as inauthentic, but what does authenticity mean in the case of a building?

1 Dec 2020
Charles Jencks outside the Maggie’s Centre at Charing Cross Hospital, designed by Rogers Stirk + Harbour.

‘His writing was always alive to the deep pleasures of great buildings’

Remembering the critical insights and generous instincts of the writer and architect Charles Jencks (1939–2019)

25 Nov 2019
View of the ornamental canal in the grounds of Kearsney Court in Kent, designed in 1901 by Thomas Mawson.

‘Thomas Mawson’s designs are never nostalgic’

The civic-mindedness of the visionary landscape designer and architect set him apart from his contemporaries

18 Jul 2019
Stained-glass skylight and mirror at the top of the Maison & Atelier Horta.

At home with Victor Horta, the master of art nouveau

The designer’s former family home-cum-studio in Brussels is a landmark of early 20th-century architecture

8 Jun 2019
Betteshanger (now Northbourne Park School), Kent, remodelled by George Devey from 1856.

The eclectic country houses of George Devey

The Victorian architect fused styles past and present, inventing fictive histories for his buildings

6 Aug 2018
Inside the Judge Business School, Cambridge, designed by John Outram, which has received a Grade II* listing. © Historic England

Postmodern architecture wasn’t meant to last – but now it’s part of the establishment

Historic England has given its official stamp of approval to 17 postmodern buildings

18 May 2018

The controversial postmodern masterpiece that is now Britain’s youngest listed building

The early listing of James Stirling’s No. 1 Poultry says more about the architect’s stature than it does about postmodernism as a style

7 Dec 2016