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
Why the history of photography starts north of the border
Photography flourished in Scotland during its early development in the mid 19th century
‘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?
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.
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
‘London is lucky to have the blue plaque scheme’
In praise of an London institution that was founded 150 years ago
Was there no Celtic Revival to vie with the Gothic?
‘The Celtic Revival in architecture depended upon ancient shrines, castles, and vernacular buildings’
Bulgaria must not try to forget its past
Sofia has many important monuments – and they should not be removed or destroyed
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
St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross – better off ruined?
‘This undoubted failure has become a compelling monument’
The lamentable loss of Britain’s pubs
There is no resisting fashion when it comes to places in which to drink
The long wait for Britain’s Waterloo memorial
It’s taken 200 years for Britain to commemorate the dead
Major blaze rips through Clandon Park
The great Palladian country house in Surrey has been very badly damaged
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
The IWM’s First World War centenary programme is the rightful highlight among hundreds of events planned to mark the anniversary in 2014
There is no convincing moral argument against it: rebuild the Euston Arch!
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
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.’