They’re the classic way to embellish a building – and for all their suspicion of ornament, even modern architects went in for them
The Architectural Association in London has always been a quirky place, writes Douglas Murphy, but its pupils still go on to dominate the profession
As the future of one of Edinburgh’s greatest buildings hangs in the balance, we republish Gavin Stamp’s call from 2015 to preserve its architectural integrity
Replicas and reconstructions are often regarded as inauthentic, but what does authenticity mean in the case of a building?
Whether for grand prospects or compact residential buildings, it seems as though architects never tire of the crescent form
The reconstruction of the Berlin Palace is just one example of the city’s nostalgia for the past
Why is the city so determined to destroy one of the best civic centres of the post-war period?
Built to give thanks for Venice’s deliverance from the plague, the church of Il Redentore remains the centre of an annual festival marking the event
The Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy breathed new life into this ancient material in the 1940s – and it’s time it made another comeback
The best recent takes on this architectural form have a hint of magic about them
The art nouveau house Henri Sauvage designed for the manufacturer Louis Majorelle has been restored to its richly decorated former glory
Commissioned 300 years ago, James Gibbs’ design for the London church was soon replicated around the world
It’s time to appreciate the gracefulness of power stations before more of them disappear
An 18th-century observatory in Delhi has inspired many architects in the post-Independence era
Perhaps it’s time to catch up with the sculptor-turned-architect who has always been ahead of the pack
The Church of England may be one of the UK’s biggest landowners, but surprisingly little of its wealth is spent on the historic buildings in its care
Henbury Hall is a fine example of neo-Palladian architecture. But what does it mean to recreate a historical style?
Once feted for infrastructure projects in London, the architect is now better known for designing Tower Bridge and Leadenhall and Smithfield markets
The buildings erected in Asmara during Italian rule are remarkably forward-looking – and should not be allowed to crumble
The civic-mindedness of the visionary landscape designer and architect set him apart from his contemporaries
In her drawings as in her architecture, the Italian-born Brazilian modernist was ‘radical and magical’
William Kentridge and Sol LeWitt are among the artists making the transport system a destination in its own right
The designer’s former family home-cum-studio in Brussels is a landmark of early 20th-century architecture
His opulent style is a staple of Victorian churches and cathedrals – but it should be seen in a wider European context