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    The endless influence of the Bauhaus

    The endless influence of the Bauhaus

    Here in Berlin, Germany’s Bauhaus Archiv is throwing a farewell party. Next year this museum will close for renovation, and until then it’s presenting a display of ‘greatest hits’ from…

    The Kailasa Temple: the world’s largest monolithic structure carved from one piece of rock

    The Kailasa Temple: the world’s largest monolithic structure carved from one piece of rock

    We see ancient edifices around the globe, like thе pyramids in Egypt, Borobudur in Indonesia, and the Pyramid of the Sun in the Valley of Mexico, and we ask ourselves,…

    How Jeremy Irons Rescued and Restored a 15th-Century Irish Castle

    How Jeremy Irons Rescued and Restored a 15th-Century Irish Castle

    Somewhere between Ballydehob and Skibbereen, the G.P.S. directed me down a narrow country road toward an indentation in the southwestern Irish coast called Roaringwater Bay. The castle I was looking…

    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…

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