Paul Finch's stories
Belgian architecture continues to strive in the face of a changing political landscape
Editorial: House – the building type that continues to inspire the architectural imaginationSubscription
The house, at its root, is about shelter with varying degrees of comfort, amenity and scale – a carefully balanced combination which makes for experimental ground.
The architecture related to power and justice was for centuries a combined form, in which ‘the majesty of the law’ could be both devised, interpreted and ruled upon from within a single building complex
Both inside and outside London’s historic areas, densification and intensification are much in evidence
The countryside is now a field for experimentation, where science, digitisation, satellite mapping and agricultural production have combined in a revolution
While it is still the case that women have yet to achieve equality in the architectural world, the Women in Architecture awards applaud first architectural quality, and then the architect – who happens to be a woman
The transformation of the Yongsan US Garrison into a parkland proves that architecture can overcome a history of occupation, war and an uneasy truce
From Herzog & de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonie to Will Alsop’s Peckham Library, is it important for architecture to ‘fit in’?
In an architectural environment which favours the established rather than the unknown, emerging architects must have a good balance of creativity, knowledge and experience
WOHA’s public housing in Singapore is a revolution in mass housing design
Editorial: Does it matter what it looks like?Subscription
Is a bad building the same thing as an ugly building, or is a facade only skin-deep?
Specification takes on political overtones because standards are based on lowest common denominator
Editorial: Water needs an architectural embraceSubscription
Architecture and design can, at best, turn problems into assets
Pedestrian Bridge by Miro Rivera Architects Subscription
The ingenious use of metal tubes has created an unexpected jewel
Wall House, Santiago, Chile by FARSubscription
This singular design in Santiago is a sophisticated reinterpretation of the domestic exterior.
Mid-air nature is as unexpected as it is effective
AR_EA 2007 winner
This bespoke building can be dismantled and moved, a concept the designers call ‘transivity’
Stacked wooden cases mark the perimeter of this idyllically situated hotel
From pigsty to showroom, this little histroic structure is cleverly reborn