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  1. October 18, 2013

    Houses of film noir villains: through the Hollywood keyhole

    Why is it that in Hollywood the bad guys always seem to get the best houses? Whether it’s Bond villains bent on world...

  2. May 24, 2013

    Through the keyhole of architects’ homes

    We like to think that we can read a home, that we can surmise the kind of people who might live there. A home is full of...

  1. February 8, 2013

    The revolution continues

    “I don’t care about the word ‘art’ because it has been so discredited,” says the elderly man, puffing gently on a cigar. “I...

  2. November 9, 2012

    Proportional perfection

    Separated by about four centuries and the Pacific Ocean this pair of houses may seem on paper to have little in common. One...

  3. August 28, 2012

    Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000, Museum of Modern Art, New York

    Sometimes it seems we live in a kid’s world. Hollywood churns out comic-book movies and children’s novels dominate...

  4. December 16, 2011

    Peter and the Wolf, Guggenheim, New York

    What happens to the duck? That profound question has always vexed me when grappling with Peter and the Wolf. You remember,...

  5. November 29, 2011

    Stalin’s daughter dies in Wisconsin

    CHICAGO, November 28 – The only daughter of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, Svetlana Peters, who denounced communism after a...

  6. May 27, 2011

    Collecting special: Designs on the market

    Applied Art. Not so long ago, that was what design was called. Twenty years ago the auction houses periodically held sales...

  7. March 5, 2010

    A vision that's hard to top

    When Manhattan's Guggenheim Museum opened its doors half a century ago, Robert Moses dismissed it as "an inverted oatmeal...

  8. March 4, 2010

    Confronting the Void, Guggenheim, New York

    ‘FLW in His Element’, by Norway’s Saunders Architecture (2009) When Manhattan’s Guggenheim Museum opened its doors half a...

  9. February 13, 2010

    Creating Your Architectural Style

    Creating Your Architectural Style By George D Hopkins Pelican Publishing Company, £44 FT Bookshop price: £35.20 Oh dear....

  10. October 23, 2009

    Architectural attention seekers

    ‘Gingerbread houses’ in Port-au-Prince, Haiti Two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s domestic structures, an ageing sanatorium in the...

  11. October 17, 2009

    On Show

    Chipperfield celebrated Form Matters is the first UK exhibition of the work of award-winning architect David Chipperfield....

  12. October 7, 2009

    I.M. Pei wins Riba award

    The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced it will be awarding its prestigious Gold Medal to Chinese American...

  13. September 22, 2009

    Shoring up architecture of arbitrage

    From Prof Ira Sohn. Sir, Thanks are in order to Gillian Tett (“Why we should all watch what Barclays does in the cellar”,...

  14. August 8, 2009

    On Show

    Objets d’architecture Works by some of the most influential designers of the 20th century, including Frank Gehry, Richard...

  15. July 24, 2009

    Architectural photographer who defined US modernism

    Architecture may be the ultimate three-dimensional art but the curious thing is that it tends to be mediated through the...

  16. June 27, 2009

    Architectour of Chicago

    Bertrand Goldberg’s Marina City ‘corncobs’ in Chicago Standing across the road from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, you...

  17. May 21, 2009

    A vivid subject drained of colour

    The inverted snail shell that houses New York's Guggenheim turns 50 this year, and to celebrate the museum has organised an...

  18. May 20, 2009

    A vivid subject drained of colour

    The inverted snail shell that houses New York’s Guggenheim turns 50 this year, and to celebrate the museum has organised an...

  19. May 9, 2009

    On Show

    The Wright stuff New York’s Guggenheim museum marks its 50th anniversary with an exhibition celebrating the 72-year career...

  20. March 14, 2009

    'From the future, a long time ago'

    In the past decade writer-producer Dallas Austin has been the creative force behind hits such as "Unpretty" by TLC, "Push...

  21. March 14, 2009

    Heart of glass

    Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture earned him a reputation as a pioneer of building design. But just as his career was...

  22. March 14, 2009

    ‘From the future, a long time ago’

    In the past decade writer-producer Dallas Austin has been the creative force behind hits such as “Unpretty” by TLC, “Push...

  23. January 24, 2009

    Five of the best

    Infinito - Franco Albini Cassina's I Maestri collection of classics from the modernist masters of design (including Frank...

  24. January 24, 2009

    Five of the best

    Infinito Franco Albini Cassina’s I Maestri collection of classics from the modernist masters of design (including Frank...

  25. December 6, 2008

    Dane who showed how a building could make a place

    Jorn Utzon showed how a single building could transform a city. Sydney suddenly grabbed the attention of the world when the...

  26. December 5, 2008

    Dane who showed how to build a sense of place

    Jørn Utzon showed how a single building could transform a city. Sydney suddenly grabbed the attention of the world when the...

  27. August 9, 2008

    Coloured by every culture

    Name: Diego Gronda Age: 40 Occupation: Managing and creative director of Rockwell Group Europe Born in: Buenos Aires Now...

  28. August 9, 2008

    Coloured by every culture

    Name: Diego Gronda Age: 40 Occupation: Managing and creative director of Rockwell Group Europe Born in: Buenos Aires Now...

  29. March 29, 2008

    Dedicated followers of Frank

    There is one name synonymous with architecture in Oak Park, a suburb west of downtown Chicago – Frank Lloyd Wright. More...

  30. February 23, 2008

    On Show

    Ceramic specialists Now in its third year, Ceramic Art London, is the ideal opportunity to view the work of 80 ceramic...

  31. December 3, 2007

    Buildings to lift the corporate soul

    Tour groups are a common sight at SC Johnson’s headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin. The reason for visitors’ pilgrimage to the...

  32. November 10, 2007

    Like living in a beehive

    We like to think of our homes as cosy nests in which we shelter from the elements and, in fact, man has from earliest days...

  33. October 20, 2007

    How to Judge a Book by its Cover

    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Cover design by Alvin Lustig New Directions, 1945 For many readers The Great Gatsby...

  34. October 20, 2007

    A sharp eye for form and content

    One of the leading architectural photographers of the 20th century, Julius Shulman developed a close association with the...

  35. October 20, 2007

    The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby By F. Scott FitzgeraldDesign by Alvin Lustig New Directions 1945 For many readers The Great Gatsby is...

  36. September 28, 2007

    Mitsui to acquire stake in landmark hotel

    Japan’s Mitsui Real Estate is paying Y89.2bn ($777m) to buy a 33.2 per cent stake in the Imperial Hotel, a landmark hotel in...

  37. September 25, 2007

    Businesses that believe in making a grand entrance

    Visitors to Ernst & Young's offices on London's South Bank recently were confronted with the striking sight of people...

  38. August 4, 2007

    Shoot the Widow

    Shoot the Widow: Adventures of a Biographer in Search of her Subject By Meryle Secrest Alfred A. Knopf $25.95, 272 pages The...

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