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  1. July 17, 2014

    Architectural blockbusters feature in Stirling Prize shortlist

    Stirling Prize 2014: the shortlist The shortlist for the Stirling Prize, Britain’s most prestigious architecture award, was...

  2. May 9, 2014

    Shard becomes London’s ‘eyeful’ tower

    The first guests at western Europe’s tallest hotel came expecting unforgettable views – but may have got more than they...

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  1. March 10, 2014

    Planners, architects and developers promote mixed-use property projects

    For most of the 20th century it would have been possible to say that the world’s most impressive buildings and its most...

  2. February 28, 2014

    The vineyards given a modern makeover by world’s top architects

    Traditional images of vineyards generally feature a historic château but contemporary architecture is gaining a foothold in...

  3. January 14, 2014

    Sellar set to build high-end homes in second Shard tower

    London’s newest landmark, the Shard, is to be joined by a second tower. The 27-storey building, announced at a public...

  4. January 6, 2014

    News Corp leaves Wapping for ‘Baby Shard’ building in London

    Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has signed a 30-year lease to make the ‘baby Shard’ in London Bridge the headquarters of its UK...

  5. December 4, 2013

    The creative tension in London architecture

    The appearance of the Shard on London’s skyline has reinforced an old cliché about the city – that its one constant is...

  6. October 21, 2013

    New York turns on to shale gas, easing reliance on heating oil

    The meatpacking district of New York has become a magnet in the past decade, home to boutiques, hotels and the popular High...

  7. September 24, 2013

    Architecture: Designs on immortality

    The skyscraper index, long discussed but never formally introduced, is one of the great irreverent economic indicators. The...

  8. September 6, 2013

    Modern art: Demand calls for ideas to fit tiny canvasses

    Salvador Dalí, the Spanish surrealist painter, dreamt up his paintings of melting watches after watching Camembert cheese...

  9. June 7, 2013

    Nicolas Lander: The Shard, London

    The Shard, towering above London Bridge station, divides opinion. Visible from any point in the City, it is the result of an...

  10. June 2, 2013

    Maestro of the urban skyline

    As Renzo Piano walks from his workshop to his office in the fashionable Marais district of Paris, a young Azeri architecture...

  11. May 27, 2013

    Whitney Museum’s new logo

    Client: Whitney Museum of American Art Agency: Experimental Jetset of Amsterdam Verdict: 3/5 Like some of the art that fills...

  12. January 11, 2013

    Short cuts: Luxury hotel in Tjuvholmen, Oslo

    France In a bid to fight back against the growth of the low-cost airlines, Air France has launched a new fare structure on...

  13. December 20, 2012

    Selfridges buys office block for £130m

    Selfridges has bought an office block neighbouring its flagship Oxford Street shop for about £130m, in a move that suggests...

  14. October 5, 2012

    Stuck in neutral

    There is a fundamental discrepancy between the art on show in Oslo’s Astrup Fearnley Museum and the building itself, the...

  15. August 31, 2012

    Short cuts: Oslo’s new art museum

    London D & D London, the group behind restaurants such as Alcazar in Paris, Guastavino’s in New York and Le Pont de la Tour...

  16. August 17, 2012

    The BBC boss off to New York to change the Times

    Mark Thompson stopped in Manhattan this week, en route to a holiday in Maine, to sign the contract that will bring him...

  17. July 4, 2012

    Sellar tops out his towering ambition

    On the day before the official launch of the Shard, Irvine Sellar, its developer, is searching for the right sporting...

  18. 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...

  19. May 25, 2012

    The building dividing London

     FOR: Peter Murray I love the Shard for the same reason that other people hate it – I can see it from all over London. It...

  20. April 13, 2012

    Who needs the Shard when you have Shakespeare?

    Last year on a visit to St Petersburg I spoke to an Englishman who had lived in the city for a long time and knew it...

  21. September 30, 2011

    The Art-Architecture Complex

    I like this title. It suggests the uncovering of a huge conspiracy, a moneymaking axis on a par with the military-industrial...

  22. September 9, 2011

    Looking up

    Skyscrapers are New York. No city is more closely associated with any single type of structure. Yet the glamorous towers...

  23. July 25, 2011

    Plan for ‘Shard’ skyscraper companion

    Sellar Property Group, the developer behind the regeneration of the area around London Bridge, has unveiled plans for a...

  24. February 18, 2011

    London’s latest landmark

    The glass-clad Shard already dominates the London skyline and it will be the tallest building in the European Union when...

  25. January 21, 2011

    Live and let live

    A beekeeper tends beehives on the roof of architect Justin Bere’s London home For those who live in homes where mice nibble...

  26. May 17, 2010

    Shattered grace in a hard city

    The French pronounce the name of Metz, I found, as "mess". To my ears, the city's huge new museum is introduced as the...

  27. March 20, 2010

    Ghost town revival

    The Valletta Waterfront in Malta has already been given a smart makeover It is 1565 and the Knights of St John have just...

  28. November 11, 2009

    Functional logic, formal beauty

    When Marcel Duchamp exhibited his "Bottle Rack" in 1914 there was outrage. In placing a quotidian object in the context of...

  29. November 10, 2009

    Beauty in form and function

    When Marcel Duchamp exhibited his “Bottle Rack” in 1914 there was outrage. In placing a quotidian object in the context of a...

  30. May 22, 2009

    Darkness gives way to light

    Built on the edge of what was then the fastest growing city in the world, beside the railroad that made Chicago the hub of...

  31. May 22, 2009

    Darkness gives way to light

    Built on the edge of what was then the fastest growing city in the world, beside the railroad that made Chicago the hub of...

  32. May 18, 2009

    Ill wind blows for Chicago bankers

    Chicago's close-knit financial titans gathered to christen a new wing of the city's Art Institute recently. Its Renzo...

  33. May 17, 2009

    Chicago massacre of banking titans

    Chicago’s close-knit financial titans gathered to christen a new wing of the city’s Art Institute recently. Its Renzo...

  34. March 16, 2009

    Shard reaches for the sky amid office sector gloom

    Construction of western Europe's tallest building will begin in London today amid the gloomiest market for commercial...

  35. March 16, 2009

    Shard aims for the sky amid office sector woes

    Construction of western Europe’s tallest building will begin in London on Monday amid the gloomiest market for commercial...

  36. March 11, 2009

    Sales and leasebacks

    When is a sale and leaseback not a sale and leaseback? When the New York Times is involved. At first glance, the newspaper’s...

  37. March 10, 2009

    NY Times to raise $225m in leaseback deal

    The New York Times reached a sale and leaseback agreement with WP Carey & Co, the investment firm, and two affiliates for...

  38. March 9, 2009

    NY Times to raise $225m in leaseback deal

    The New York Times reached a sale and leaseback agreement with WP Carey & Co, the investment firm, and two affiliates for...

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