Architecture

hoover

The sorry history of London’s Hoover Building

October 25, 2020 4:52 pm

Several other Thirties buildings from American firms survive in west London

doors

The perception of doors

October 11, 2020 12:38 pm

Take hope, ye who enter here

athens

I love Greece and the Greeks but they have destroyed Athens

September 9, 2020 2:54 pm

Much of this city is now one long cement block after another

build

Trump should build to last

February 6, 2020 9:19 am

People who live in glass boxes shouldn’t throw stones

architecture new york

New York has really gone to pot when the tallest skyscrapers lie empty

January 26, 2020 12:58 pm

Bad taste and bad manners are ubiquitous in New York, so why should good taste suddenly prevail in putting up buildings?

motels

The poetry of motels

June 20, 2019 2:29 pm

A new book of photographs documents this fallen world that helped to usher in the sexual revolution

notre-dame architectural nullity

Notre-Dame is an architectural nullity

April 25, 2019 4:16 pm

Let Lord Foster – the man behind the greatest gothic structure of the past century – restore the roof

notre-dame restoration

Keep the modernists away from the Notre-Dame restoration

April 20, 2019 9:13 am

Reconstructions should aim to recreate and not transform the earlier style

notre-dame

Notre-Dame’s loss is too much to bear

April 16, 2019 3:09 am

Ages are judged on what they leave behind

Sir Roger Scruton

Roger Scruton’s sacking exposes the British government’s cowardice

April 10, 2019 3:31 pm

The New Statesman’s editors offer a masterclass in journalistic dishonesty

irish ruins

The unique, bittersweet beauty of Irish ruins

March 14, 2019 11:04 am

The number of Irish country houses has continued to decline over the past 40 years

roger scruton modern architecture

What I want from modern architecture

February 21, 2019 1:02 pm

Architects need to stop aiming for the ‘iconic’ and focus on everyday beauty

statue of liberty

The Statue of Liberty is a deeply sinister icon

November 9, 2018 5:50 pm

Sentinel: The Unlikely Origins of the Statue of Liberty by Francesca Lidia Viano reviewed