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  1. March 21, 2014

    Daniel Libeskind on what inspired his World Trade Center plan

    It’s usually closed when guests are here,” says Daniel Libeskind with a grin as he pushes a button that lifts a panel of the...

  2. June 14, 2013

    Priced out of Paris

    Two mournful friends dropped by our flat in Paris last Sunday. They are a well-paid couple from the caste known in Paris as...

  1. November 23, 2012

    Milan elan

    Standing under floodlights in a hangar that was once part of Milan’s former trade fair site is a mock-up apartment that may...

  2. June 1, 2012

    A real corker

    When you sniff the cork of a newly opened bottle of wine, the cork is a measure of condition, a moment of truth. The annual...

  3. February 7, 2012

    Ai Weiwei and Herzog to design London pavilion

    The partnership behind the design of the “Bird’s Nest” stadium in Beijing, the stunning centrepiece of the 2008 Olympics,...

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    February 3, 2012

    Poland: luxury tower gets a lift

    Impression of Zlota 44. Photo: Orco Warsaw’s skyline seemed destined to be permanently blighted with the concrete hulk of a...

  5. November 1, 2011

    Luxury: Polish taste for the high life grows

    Those lucky enough to buy a luxurious upper-floor apartment in Europe’s highest residential tower block in the centre of...

  6. September 8, 2011

    Viewpoint: Commercial imperative runs up against strong emotion

    The twin towers of New York were a symbol of global capitalism, with the skyscraper, as building type, and downtown...

  7. March 31, 2011

    Sci-fi fluidity in public space

    A computer-generated image of the new gallery at the V&A You don’t expect to find an industrial building in Notting Hill –...

  8. September 7, 2010

    City democracy: it is all about the citizens

    Monumental: Daniel Libeskind’s Jewish Museum Berlin Each epoch has produced a particular kind of city. Think of Athens and...

  9. July 9, 2010

    Jean Nouvel’s Serpentine pavilion

    The pavilion is Nouvel’s first completed building in Britain “I like English parks,” says Jean Nouvel. “Is it necessary to...

  10. June 25, 2010

    Orco rocked by court block on flagship project

    A Polish court yesterday dealt a severe blow to Orco, the embattled central European property developer, by refusing to...

  11. April 2, 2010

    Las Vegas’s $8.5bn gamble

    The Rafael Viñoly-designed Vdra hotel, with the sculpture ‘The Seven Continents’ by Karim Rashid On a crystal-clear morning...

  12. March 24, 2010

    Jean Nouvel to build Serpentine Pavilion

    French architect Jean Nouvel has been chosen to design the 10th annual Serpentine Pavilion in London’s Kensington Gardens....

  13. February 15, 2010

    Battered Orco in battle for survival

    The Zlota 44 tower, designed by the architect Daniel Libeskind and promoted by Orco Property Group as a Warsaw icon, has...

  14. February 15, 2010

    Battered developer in battle for survival

    The Zlota 44 tower, designed by the architect Daniel Libeskind and promoted by Orco Property Group as a Warsaw icon, has...

  15. January 15, 2010

    Orco fails in second bid to have debt restructured

    Orco, the central European property developer forced into creditor protection by the region's real estate slump, has failed...

  16. January 14, 2010

    Orco fails in second bid to have debt restructured

    Orco, the central European property developer forced into creditor protection by the region’s real estate slump, has failed...

  17. January 25, 2009

    Las Vegas bets on future of hotel rooms

    Scot Campbell sounds more like an impresario than a chief information officer as he describes the high-tech hotel rooms...

  18. June 28, 2008

    ‘My kids are my biggest critics’

    Architect Daniel Libeskind, 62, won the 2003 competition to design new buildings for the World Trade Center site in New...

  19. May 30, 2008

    Paris needs buzz, but are skyscrapers the answer?

    London and Paris are a perverse pair of rivals. Just as Londoners have elected a new mayor, Boris Johnson, who is more...

  20. March 26, 2008

    Gehry pavilion to grace London

    Frank Gehry, arguably the world's most famous architect, is finally getting to build in London. It may be a temporary...

  21. February 23, 2008

    Chance to remake a capital city

    Warsaw has a lot of things going for it but an interesting and coherent skyline isn’t one of them – the Polish capital is...

  22. September 8, 2007

    On Show

    Light touch Two must-see exhibitions open on Friday at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. Provoking Magic...

  23. June 2, 2007

    Open Page 228

    BIG SHED by Will Pryce Thames & Hudson 304 pages, £32 FT bookshop price: £25.60 To describe the colossal, land-hugging...

  24. May 1, 2007

    London Sinfonietta, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

    Ever adventurous, the London Sinfonietta broached an evening of multimedia on Monday. Is this the big hope for classical...

  25. October 25, 2006

    Not just another cow town

    There is nothing new in US cities turning to avant-garde European architects to help forge themselves a new cultural...

  26. October 24, 2006

    Not just another cow town

    There is nothing new in US cities turning to avant-garde European architects in an attempt to forge themselves a new...

  27. September 9, 2006

    NEW BUILDINGS DESTINED FOR GROUND ZERO OFFER A CURIOUSLY STERILE MISMATCH

    Plans for the three new buildings that will stand next to Freedom Tower on the World Trade Center site were unveiled in New...

  28. July 29, 2006

    Blended into a master's creativity

    If the French Basque country is now considered fashionable - the hub is Biarritz on the Bay of Biscay - then it's got...

  29. July 4, 2006

    A speech bubble for London

    “Architecture,” Rem Koolhaas once said, “is lethally slow.” In his latest building, just completed in London’s sylvan...

  30. June 10, 2006

    Freedom Tower - or French tower?

    There have been many radically different design proposals for the Freedom Tower, the awkwardly named skyscraper that (we...

  31. June 9, 2006

    Freedom Tower - or French tower?

    There have been many radically different design proposals for the Freedom Tower, the awkwardly named skyscraper that (we are...

  32. May 4, 2006

    Observer: Lord Rogers steps into the fray

    By their very nature, New York property developers are optimists. So, it seems, are big-name architects. Larry Silverstein,...

  33. May 3, 2006

    Observer - US

    Lord Rogers steps into the fray By their very nature, New York property developers are optimists. So, it seems, are big-name...

  34. March 4, 2006

    Frisco landmark has art at its heart

    Since Mario Botta built the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1995, the city by the bay has endeavoured to show that it...

  35. February 4, 2006

    Art

    Witness, Highlights of First World War Art - NEW Daniel Libeskind's visionary Imperial War Museum North, symbolising a...

  36. January 20, 2006

    All the angles

    Sir Christopher Wren had invented a barometer, a language for the deaf and dumb and an instrument for writing in the dark...

  37. January 14, 2006

    Varying visions of a laboratory for living

    One is scattered with what look like pieces from a three-dimensional puzzle. Another centres on a swath of shrubbery...

  38. October 22, 2005

    Oh dear, Mr Brûlé! Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the real streets of London

    From Mr Gerry Popplestone. Sir, Oh dear, Oh dear! Tyler Brûlé needs to get out a bit more ("Areas where London must try...

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