The ideal community of Le Familistère was the result of one man’s unique vision. The vision failed, but its extraordinary architecture survives
They rose out of the ashes of the Great Fire of London and transformed the city, but several of Wren’s city churches have met with disaster themselves
The Bourne & Shepherd studio in Kolkata has a long history, but fire and the advent of the digital age have closed it down. Thankfully, its legacy lives on
Taking Shakespearean architecture seriously means looking beyond ‘Olden Time’ Tudor revival buildings
Arthur Gordon Shoosmith showed great promise but built very little – though he did design a magnificent church in New Delhi
Photography flourished in Scotland during its early development in the mid 19th century
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?
The self-taught Nek Chand created an extraordinary rock garden in Chandigarh and its survival is something of a miracle.
George Peabody’s vision lives on, and we would do well to heed it today