Home » Archives by category » Architecture

How Alexandria laid foundations for the modern world

How Alexandria laid foundations for the modern world

The secret to Alexandria, if classical historians are to be believed, lies in a golden casket. Studded with jewels and small enough to hold in one’s hands, the casket was…

Saving America’s most architecturally stunning homes

Saving America’s most architecturally stunning homes

On 21 February, the George Sturges house in Brentwood, California, was put on the block at Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA). It is the only example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s…

First look: inside the Switch House – Tate Modern’s power pyramid

First look: inside the Switch House – Tate Modern’s power pyramid

Among the shafts of luxury flats sprouting up along the south bank of the Thames, from Battersea to Bermondsey, there is one new tower unlike the others. It is made…

11 Dazzling Buildings by Jean Nouvel

11 Dazzling Buildings by Jean Nouvel

While many architects develop a unique style that allows their buildings to be instantly identified, Jean Nouvel continually defies easy classification. Nouvel studied at Paris’s École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts…

Daniel Libeskind: “I never had a goal”

Daniel Libeskind: “I never had a goal”

Mr. Libeskind, Goethe compared architecture to frozen music and said that “the tone of mind produced by architecture approaches the effect of music.” Do you agree? Oh, absolutely! Architecture is…

Unique homes in Japan: Woodcraft shelf house inspired by islamic architecture

Unique homes in Japan: Woodcraft shelf house inspired by islamic architecture

In this installment of the Unique Homes in Japan series, we feature a home in Osaka prefecture, Japan whose structure and design is a harmonious blend of traditional Japanese woodcraft, storehouse building…

Concrete plans: brutalist buildings to be celebrated in National Trust tours

Concrete plans: brutalist buildings to be celebrated in National Trust tours

Trust will offer behind-the-scenes look at icons of the controversial architectural movement, including the Southbank Centre and Park Hill flats. It is a long way from the day out to…

Peter Greenaway and Étienne-Louis Boullée: A dialogue on unity of arts

Peter Greenaway and Étienne-Louis Boullée: A dialogue on unity of arts

A single movie. A single architect. A single belly. One million parallels. One million questions opened. Art as such. “I had an idea as new as it was bold –…