That we know so much about the day-to-day reality of the Great Plague of London is down to the diaries of John Evelyn and Samuel Pepys
Giddy heights in the Gulf and Shanghai and rescue missions in the UK – the year ahead in architecture
What to watch in the world of architecture in 2020, from the race to become the world’s tallest building to increasingly urgent conservation battles
The buildings erected in Asmara during Italian rule are remarkably forward-looking – and should not be allowed to crumble
Founded in 1934 in Lund, southern Sweden, the Skissernas Museum of sketches, models and preparatory work offers a valuable insight into artistic projects – including those never made
Why is Historic England supporting a developer’s plans when there’s a better proposal waiting in the wings?
William Kentridge and Sol LeWitt are among the artists making the transport system a destination in its own right
When Prévost painted his panorama from the tower of St Margaret’s Church, he captured a city on the cusp of change
The major architectural events to look out for in 2019, from museums in Hollywood and Qatar to office buildings in London
The ‘High Tech’ architecture developed by Norman Foster and his peers in the late 1960s relied on great draughtsmanship
Plans for a rooftop bar at the Royal Festival Hall have thankfully been scrapped, but questions remain over the stewardship of the Southbank centre
The site of Emmeline Pankhurst’s statue in Westminster was chosen by her fellow suffragists – there is no reason for it to change
Two hundred years ago, the English parliament passed the Act for Building New Churches, allocating £1m for the task
Kandy should be prouder of the pioneering architect, who instigated the idea of ‘regional modernism’
The update of Kenneth Clark’s landmark series takes a more questioning approach to art history
The Louvre Abu Dhabi is undeniably impressive, but can it succeed in becoming the universal museum it wants to be?
The design for Millicent Fawcett’s statue breaks the mould, but Parliament Square is a problematic site
Cassiano dal Pozzo’s paper museum, consisting of thousands of drawings, attempted to encapsulate the knowledge of his time
This revelatory show matches Frank Lloyd Wright’s work to his personality and his designs to his ambitions
The radicalism of Ebenezer Howard’s Garden City is often overlooked, but Letchworth is an utopian success
This is a great way to relive the ‘pageant-fever’ of earlier, more technologically innocent decades
17 buildings by Le Corbusier are now on the World Heritage list. Why has it taken so long?
Can San Sebastián, one of this year’s European Capitals of Culture, provide some answers?
The mayor’s expansionist ambitions are ruining the city’s historic character
The restoration at the Soane Museum is a masterpiece of forensic work