Architecture

John Loughborough Pearson

The criminal genius of J.L. Pearson

How could such a gifted architect also be responsible for such appalling ‘restoration’ jobs?

16 Nov 2017

Is the system for protecting historic buildings working?

The procedures for protecting England’s historic buildings are now 70 years old. Is the system still fit for purpose?

25 Sep 2017
The monumental cemetery of Staglieno, Genoa, from a postcard produced in or around the 1920s

In praise of monumental cemeteries

The vast cemeteries built in 19th-century Italy can still tell us much about civic pride

22 Sep 2017
The salon of the apartment that Viktor Kovačić created for himself in Zagreb in 1906

The architects who designed their own homes

The houses that architects designed for themselves can tell us much about their attitudes to their work

13 Jul 2017
Sandycombe Lodge, Twickenham, Villa of J.M.W. Turner, Esq., R.A. (detail; 1829), engraving by W.B. Cooke for Thames Scenery after a drawing (c. 1814) by William Havell. Turner's House Trust

Restoring Turner’s vision for Sandycombe Lodge

Sandycombe Lodge, built by J.M.W. Turner in 1812, offers an intriguing glimpse of the painter’s potential as an architect

12 Jul 2017
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
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