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    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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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)...

  22. April 13, 2012

    Occidental mistakes

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

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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,...

  36. 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...

  37. July 18, 2009

    Manhattan’s elevated park

    The High Line now, with views of the Empire State Building One of the most striking tropes of any sci-fi city of the future...

  38. May 23, 2009

    Architecture that harms society

    From Mr Mircea Platon. Sir, Peter Aspden's defence of the value of "contemporary" architecture ("Of classicists and...

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