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    1. October 10, 2014

      ‘The Making of Home’, by Judith Flanders

      The 20th-century modernist architectural project has largely not succeeded in persuading us that the home should be, as Le...

    2. October 10, 2014

      Upcoming art fairs: October 2014

      FIAC October 23-26 Grand Palais, Paris fiac.com/en/paris Entering its fifth decade, Paris’s major contemporary art fair is...

    1. September 19, 2014

      Why the modernist homes that once shocked the world are in demand

      The bold and the new It is hard to imagine quite how much the first modernist houses in Britain shocked homeowners. They...

    2. September 3, 2014

      Margin for doubt undermines Hargreaves Sharesdown

      It is the fate of ageing iconoclasts to start resembling the people they have challenged. Hargreaves Lansdown, the...

    3. August 29, 2014

      Horst P Horst retrospective at the V&A Museum

      Of all the 20th century’s fashion photographers, Horst P Horst remains the most enigmatic. Such obscurity is fitting for...

    4. July 25, 2014

      Architect Louis Kahn, Design Museum, London

      ‘Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture’ at London’s Design Museum Louis Kahn is known for his aphorism about “asking a brick...

    5. May 30, 2014

      The oblique world of Claude Parent

      It was an alien landscape of ramps and sloping ceilings, a little bit Dr Caligari, a little bit sinking cruise-liner, a...

    6. May 16, 2014

      Chelsea Flower Show: the rise of urban farming

      Globalisation and advances in industrial agriculture may have increased food production over the past century, but they have...

    7. May 2, 2014

      Furniture designer Zeev Aram: from King’s Road to Covent Garden

      Designer Zeev Aram OBE started selling contemporary furniture from a shop in the King’s Road, Chelsea, in 1964. He was the...

    8. March 28, 2014

      Fornasetti and the Italian design houses seeking brand success

      Milan’s Triennale Design Museum had a sleeper hit this past winter. Twenty years in the planning, a stunning but little...

    9. February 21, 2014

      British High Tech architecture at Riba, London

      The conventional narrative of British High Tech architecture – roughly speaking, from 1950 to the present day – is that it...

    10. October 18, 2013

      Design classic: Nuage bookcase by Charlotte Perriand

      Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999) was so inspired by the work of Le Corbusier that in 1927 she turned up at his studio asking...

    11. October 4, 2013

      The homes in Northampton built by two of Europe’s great architects

      These two houses both appear to be modest works of art deco. Deco was the style that defined Hollywood’s golden age and New...

    12. September 20, 2013

      Design classic: The LC4 Chaise Longue by Le Corbusier

      Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier, described the houses he built as machines for living in. And...

    13. July 12, 2013

      Brick shortage led to prefabs and tower blocks after war

      The last time Britain suffered a shortage of bricks, a rash of tower blocks and prefabricated houses sprang up across the...

    14. May 24, 2013

      Brutalist architecture: a concept made concrete

      Brutalist architecture arouses passion and fury in equal measure. Of all the styles of housing in London, none is more...

    15. 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...

    16. May 17, 2013

      Humane development: Charles Correa interview

      I get the impression that Charles Correa may not have been entirely comfortable with the title of the new exhibition devoted...

    17. February 10, 2013

      Man Ray Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London

      Although he is now more famous as a photographer than for anything else he did, Man Ray maintained all his life an...

    18. January 25, 2013

      At home with sous vide

      In front of me is perhaps the most impractical cookbook I’ve ever used. Modernist Cuisine at Home is a vast, expensively...

    19. December 6, 2012

      Brazilian architect Niemeyer dies

      Oscar Niemeyer, the architect who designed some of the world’s greatest modernist buildings, in the process shaping the...

    20. October 26, 2012

      Towers of babble

      There’s an odd silence about sound these days. Pick up any design magazine or treatise on architecture from the past 100...

    21. June 8, 2012

      The light fantastic

      When in 1954 the American sculptor Alexander Calder accepted an invitation from the Sarabhai family to spend some time in...

    22. June 5, 2012

      Thinking outside the white box

      From the beginning, the Palais de Tokyo seemed an ill-fated art museum. It opened in 1937 as part of the last great Paris...

    23. May 3, 2012

      Løve story with a touch of Rohmer

      Goodbye First Love is romantic history as told by the one left behind. It starts off as the tale of Camille (Lola Créton)...

    24. April 13, 2012

      Occidental mistakes

      Sir David Tang, entrepreneur and founder of ICorrect, offers advice on questions about property, interiors – and modern...

    25. December 2, 2011

      Creative differences

      A lamp is rarely a source of great contention. However, when Samantha Cameron, the prime minister’s wife, recently chose to...

    26. October 14, 2011

      Brassaï in America

      On April 2 1957, the Hungarian-born photographer, Gyula Halász, known as Brassaï, and his wife, Gilberte, boarded the liner...

    27. September 30, 2011

      A vision of Latin luxury

      Standing tall in his broad-brimmed white panama, white trousers, white shoes, dress shirt and creamy raincoat, Alan Faena is...

    28. August 6, 2011

      Tagged by Le Corbusier

      It is one of the most extraordinary stories in modern architecture. The house that was one of the most perfect products of...

    29. FT Alphaville

      July 21, 2011

      Dodd-Frank -- a real work of art

      Inspired by a printer bleed of a Dodd-Frank diagram from Deloitte, via Politico, here we present a slight diversion from FT...

    30. 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...

    31. May 6, 2011

      Temples of modernity

      Phnom Penh’s Institute of Foreign Languages by Vann Molyvann I can see how once it would have been beautiful – the...

    32. October 22, 2010

      I may, finally, be the man of the future

      I somehow got a driving licence, but have hardly ever dared use it, and so I’m a non-driver. That has lowered my social...

    33. October 13, 2010

      Eric de Mare at RIBA, London

      ‘St Edward’s, Brotherton, North Yorkshire, with Ferrybridge B Power Station Behind’ (1960s) Not many people without...

    34. June 23, 2010

      Architecture: it is time to market modernism

      See the light: investing in a masterpiece of modernist architecture is far cheaper than buying an artwork from the same...

    35. May 1, 2010

      Hot accessories

      Fireplaces such as the Ecosmart Q can provide a new focus for outside spaces In 1929 the architect Le Corbusier, a pioneer...

    36. The World

      March 3, 2010

      Clinton in LatAm: The Falklands, Revisited

      By Daniel Dombey, US diplomatic correspondent Hillary Clinton is now in the surreal city of Brasilia, with its Le...

    37. December 19, 2009

      Art Deco Complete

      Art Deco Complete: The Definitive Guide to the Decorative Arts of the 1920s and 1930s By Alastair Duncan Thames & Hudson,...

    38. 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...

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