How could such a gifted architect also be responsible for such appalling ‘restoration’ jobs?
The procedures for protecting England’s historic buildings are now 70 years old. Is the system still fit for purpose?
The vast cemeteries built in 19th-century Italy can still tell us much about civic pride
The houses that architects designed for themselves can tell us much about their attitudes to their work
Sandycombe Lodge, built by J.M.W. Turner in 1812, offers an intriguing glimpse of the painter’s potential as an architect
The ancient cathedrals of England need financial help to stave off ruin
Peter Zumthor’s Kolumba is a poignant monument for a city devastated by wartime bombing
The future of Wentworth Woodhouse, a preposterous yet beautiful country house near Sheffield, has been secured after decades of uncertainty
In his bicentenary year, the Scottish architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson should be getting more attention
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’
The chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte is rare among historic houses in France – for both the quality of its conservation and as a privately run property
Gertrude Stein hailed him as the ‘new Michelangelo’ and he was consulted by statemen about Balkan politics, but Meštrović’s name has fallen into obscurity
The ruins of Diocletian’s Palace in Split are still inhabited – and they don’t look that different from how they did to Robert Adam in the 1750s
The influence of glittering Byzantine churches can be found in the impressive mosaics of Westminster Cathedral – including a new work by Tom Phillips
London was rebuilt according to its inhabitants’ needs after the Great Fire of 1666 – and is so much the better for it.
Scholars have started to treat Georgian Gothic architecture and design much more seriously
Most architects look unremarkable – and this has always been the case
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
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
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?