Gavin Stamp is an architectural historian and Apollo columnist

The tragedy and triumph of a British architect in New Delhi

Arthur Gordon Shoosmith showed great promise but built very little – though he did design a magnificent church in New Delhi

31 May 2016
Stereocard depicting Balmoral Castle from the north-west (1863), George Washington Wilson (1823–90) & Co., Aberdeen. © National Museums Scotland

Why the history of photography starts north of the border

Photography flourished in Scotland during its early development in the mid 19th century

26 May 2016
The De La Warr Pavilion at Bexhill-on-Sea, opened in 1935 and successfully restored in 2003–05.

‘Why risk skin cancer when there’s architecture to enjoy?’

Large, long windows and a flat roof for sunbathing: is it any wonder that Britain’s early experiments with modernist architecture were by the sea?

27 Apr 2016

How a secret garden outshines Le Corbusier in Chandigarh

The self-taught Nek Chand created an extraordinary rock garden in Chandigarh and its survival is something of a miracle.

29 Mar 2016

The ‘grim’ social housing that has proved more robust than what followed it

George Peabody’s vision lives on, and we would do well to heed it today

1 Mar 2016

‘London is lucky to have the blue plaque scheme’

In praise of an London institution that was founded 150 years ago

4 Feb 2016

Protesting against a historical statue is not just childish – it’s bigoted, too

‘Attitudes change, fortunately, but…things we now find offensive cannot be airbrushed away.’

6 Jan 2016

Was there no Celtic Revival to vie with the Gothic?

‘The Celtic Revival in architecture depended upon ancient shrines, castles, and vernacular buildings’

21 Dec 2015

Bulgaria must not try to forget its past

Sofia has many important monuments – and they should not be removed or destroyed

30 Nov 2015

Creating a new architecture: Ödön Lechner in Hungary

Almost every great city seems to have produced one or perhaps two architects who escape the constraints of history: in Budapest it was Lechner

13 Nov 2015

St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross – better off ruined?

‘This undoubted failure has become a compelling monument’

10 Oct 2015

The lamentable loss of Britain’s pubs

There is no resisting fashion when it comes to places in which to drink

23 Jul 2015

The long wait for Britain’s Waterloo memorial

It’s taken 200 years for Britain to commemorate the dead

11 Jun 2015
The National Trust is launching an international design competition to restore Clandon Park, the 18th century Palladian house that was gutted by fire in 2015

Major blaze rips through Clandon Park

The great Palladian country house in Surrey has been very badly damaged

30 Apr 2015

Why London doesn’t need the Garden Bridge

The proposed Garden Bridge over the Thames is impractical as a park and misguided as a river crossing

20 Feb 2015

12 Days

The IWM’s First World War centenary programme is the rightful highlight among hundreds of events planned to mark the anniversary in 2014

3 Jan 2014

Arch Enemies

There is no convincing moral argument against it: rebuild the Euston Arch!

5 Nov 2013

Rejected Riches: Avenue House

The sale of Sir Albert Richardson’s collection is a loss for the nation that could and should have been averted

18 Sep 2013