Friday, 07 July 2017 10:25

Long live the starchitect!

Peter Smisek on why this much-maligned group matters, and should continue to

Published in Comment
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 00:00

The trouble with bridges

Spanning a river was once an exercise in elegance and beauty, but today’s bridges express nothing but their own structural virtuosity. Bridge design, it seems, has become the prog rock of architecture, says Charles Holland

Published in Crimes Against Design
Thursday, 17 December 2009 15:59

Railway station by Santiago Calatrava

With biomimicry and incessant repetition of structural elements the Liège-Guillemins TGV station is trademark Santiago Calatrava. A sweeping roof of massive span rakes out over the surroundings, making this a deeply impressive building.

Published in News
Wednesday, 25 November 2009 14:57

Ron Arad and Santiago Calatrava in Liège

A depressed Belgian city attempts to turn around its fortunes with a sprinkling of architectural stardust.
Published in NEWS
Santiago Calatrava is standing five feet away from me, but between us are 20 photographers, three camera crews and around 70 local, national and international journalists.