A brief introduction to Brutalism

Loved and loathed, revered and reviled: Brutalism remains one of the most controversial and misunderstood architectural styles of the 20th century.Read more

5 Innovative ways of living

How we create our homes and the spaces around them reflects our constantly evolving lifestyles, needs and social trends.Read more

History boys: Howell Killick Partridge & Amis

Modern architecture is too often considered a clean-slate affair, razing entire sites to start afresh with buildings shorn of any link to the past. Here we profile five HKPA projects which respond to the historic environment in very different ways.Read more

5 Designers of the Festival of Britain

The 1951 Festival of Britain inspired a new generation of creative design. Here are 5 of the leading designers who worked on the festival.Read more

The Post-War Public Art of Peter Laszlo Peri

Peter Laszlo Peri lived a most extraordinary life and left an innovative body of work that captured the spirit of the post-war years.Read more

Not Just Green Spaces: 5 Buildings Designed by Capability Brown

His visionary landscape designs brought Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown lasting fame, punctuating the natural environment to this day with serpentine rivers, rich woodland and palatial views. But what many people forget about Capability Brown, is that he also designed buildings and monuments within his commissioned landscapes. Surviving examples are rare and often protected by listing. Here are 5 of the structures he is less famous for. The Burton Pynsent Column, Somerset Sometimes referred to as the Cider Monument, the 140ft columnRead more

‘London Hidden Interiors’ – ever fancied a peek inside Downing Street?

Before leaving English Heritage in 2011 to set up his own heritage and design consultancy, Philip Davies was the Planning and Development Director for London and South–East England.  Here, he tells us how his latest book, ‘London Hidden Interiors’, came into being… One of the joys of working for English Heritage was the opportunity to advise on a whole range of buildings and interiors which the public are not normally allowed to see, or which are little-known. I was incrediblyRead more