In praise of an London institution that was founded 150 years ago
The mayor’s expansionist ambitions are ruining the city’s historic character
Replicas, digital records and long-term monitoring projects are all important in the race to preserve cultural history
The restoration at the Soane Museum is a masterpiece of forensic work
Elain Harwood’s magisterial Space, Hope, and Brutalism is a triumph
‘The Celtic Revival in architecture depended upon ancient shrines, castles, and vernacular buildings’
The building is simultaneously remnant and monument, a showcase for historical artefacts which itself embodies Europe’s disastrous history
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Almost every great city seems to have produced one or perhaps two architects who escape the constraints of history: in Budapest it was Lechner
‘This undoubted failure has become a compelling monument’
The Victorian Society has released a list of historic buildings that are most in need of our help this year
Debates about the estate’s future tend to ignore the residents
The city’s post-war concrete blocks have always divided opinion. But is the new stuff any better?
There is no resisting fashion when it comes to places in which to drink
Industry never came, but houses and neighbourhoods were destroyed
The jury praised the winning proposal as ‘deeply respectful of the site’. Do you agree?
His idealism and sense of public service made him an unusual figure
It’s taken 200 years for Britain to commemorate the dead
17th-century writing on ancient buildings never felt so contemporary
To be honest, the art world bats barely an eyelash at this ‘new’ development
Unesco World Heritage sites are severely damaged, but reconstruction might be an option
Is the restoration of Chartres Cathedral a tragedy, or a worthy improvement?
Should the city even close a few museums instead of designing more?