Architecture

The tragedy and triumph of a British architect in New Delhi

Arthur Gordon Shoosmith showed great promise but built very little – though he did design a magnificent church in New Delhi

31 May 2016
The De La Warr Pavilion at Bexhill-on-Sea, opened in 1935 and successfully restored in 2003–05.

‘Why risk skin cancer when there’s architecture to enjoy?’

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?

27 Apr 2016

Jean Nouvel’s oasis of calm in São Paulo

The architect’s first project in São Paulo restores and adds to one of the city’s historical landmarks

15 Apr 2016

George Gilbert Scott – not such a ‘dead dog’ after all

John Betjeman called him ‘dull’ and William Morris dismissed his work, but Scott’s reputation is bouncing back

Zaha Hadid’s death leaves British architecture immeasurably poorer

The UK was slow to appreciate Zaha Hadid’s uncompromising attitude to architecture, but she was one of the most important British architects of the past 100 years

31 Mar 2016

‘London is lucky to have the blue plaque scheme’

In praise of an London institution that was founded 150 years ago

4 Feb 2016

Boris Johnson and the GLA are the true vandals of London

The mayor’s expansionist ambitions are ruining the city’s historic character

22 Jan 2016

Reconstructing Syria’s heritage is a hopeful but distant dream

Replicas, digital records and long-term monitoring projects are all important in the race to preserve cultural history

8 Jan 2016

Sir John Soane’s private apartments are a public treasure

The restoration at the Soane Museum is a masterpiece of forensic work

6 Jan 2016

Finally, a reminder that post-war architecture deserves our praise

Elain Harwood’s magisterial Space, Hope, and Brutalism is a triumph

22 Dec 2015