Gavin Stamp is an architectural historian and Apollo columnist

Durham Cathedral from the north-west.

Don’t expect England’s great cathedrals to look after themselves

The ancient cathedrals of England need financial help to stave off ruin

21 Jun 2017
Kolumba, Cologne, designed by Peter Zumthor and opened in 2007

The museum building that expresses the tragedy of Cologne

Peter Zumthor’s Kolumba is a poignant monument for a city devastated by wartime bombing

13 Jun 2017

Boris, you owe us £37 million

The Garden Bridge Trust should be pursued for the public money it has wasted

29 Apr 2017
No. 1 Poultry, London, designed by James Stirling Michael Wilford Associates and completed in 1998.

The Battle of No. 1 Poultry

No. 1 Poultry is now Britain’s youngest listed building, but it was once the site of a remarkable struggle between the developer and conservationists

24 Apr 2017
Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

How the Versailles of Yorkshire has been saved

The future of Wentworth Woodhouse, a preposterous yet beautiful country house near Sheffield, has been secured after decades of uncertainty

31 Mar 2017
The Egpytian Halls, Glasgow, designed by Alexander Thomson and photographed by Thomas Annan in 1874, the year the building opened

Glasgow must not forget its greatest architect

In his bicentenary year, the Scottish architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson should be getting more attention

27 Mar 2017
Holy Trinity Church, Kingston upon Hull in 2015. Photo: Andrew Paterson/Alamy Stock Photo

‘Hull can boast buildings of national significance’

The UK’s City of Culture is home to a selection of great public buildings – from a late gothic masterpiece, to a state of the art ‘subquarium’

27 Feb 2017
Vaux-le-Vicomte, designed for Nicolas Fouquet by the architect Louis Le Vau and the garden designer André Le Nôtre in the mid 17th century.

‘A Baroque tamed to suit a northern taste’

The chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte is rare among historic houses in France – for both the quality of its conservation and as a privately run property

30 Jan 2017
The Meštrovic family mausoleum in the Dalmatian village of Otavice, built by the architect in 1926–31. Photo: Roger Bowdle

‘It seems extraordinary that this great artist is so little known’

Gertrude Stein hailed him as the ‘new Michelangelo’ and he was consulted by statemen about Balkan politics, but Meštrović’s name has fallen into obscurity

16 Jan 2017

The crafty imperialist

John Lockwood Kipling (father of the more famous Rudyard) was an important champion of traditional Indian arts and crafts

7 Jan 2017