The ultimate magician, the hidden hand of the engineer rarely gets the credit it deserves. To coincide with a retrospective running at the V&A, Engineering the World: Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design, we lift the curtain on the greatest civil engineer of the 20th century
Man’s attempt to conquer Earth has created some almighty structures. Here are seven of the most astounding
When it opens this December, Switzerland’s Gotthard Tunnel will be the longest in the world. As a feat of engineering, its scale and sublimity puts it on par with the Panama Canal or the Øresund Bridge
In his new book, architectural historian Angelo Hornak explores how the churches constructed in the 60 years after the Great Fire of London transformed the capital, and, in particular, the makeup of the Square Mile
DRY Architects has made it its mission to restore a section of Lennox Gardens’ historic elevation to its former glory, completing this project by 2017
Renowned British artist Conrad Shawcross has created a major new architectural intervention which opens today in Greenwich Peninsula
Eric Carlson has made a name for himself in the luxury market with his Parisian-based architecture firm Carbondale, seducing Louis Vuitton, TAG Heuer and BMW with his striking designs. The self-confessed ‘anti-style’ architect tells Luxury London the secret to his success
More than 430 towers, of 20 storeys or greater, are planned for the capital – but does anyone actually want them?
Brutalist architecture is as divisive as it is striking. Peter Chadwick’s ode to Brutalism, This Brutal World, catalogues one man’s passion for a much-maligned style
How a solitary Welshman almost single-handedly shaped the Square Mile
While planners mull over the proposed design of what could become the City’s tallest tower, we talk context, irony and public opinion, in an exclusive interview with architect Mr Eric Parry
No, says David Taylor. And that’s a good thing.
As Notting Hill architects Michaelis Boyd scale international heights, Luxury London speaks to its founders about staying true to their roots
They said it would never happen, but the future tallest building in the world is under construction in Saudi Arabia. Jason Gabel of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat on the tower's height and architectural technology
Take a moment to visualise. You’re not restricted by budget, and there are no constraints on the materials you use. What do you see?
They’re all over Instagram, have inspired numerous hotels and even have their own Animal Planet television programme. So, just how did grown-up treehouses ever become a thing?
These five hotels are breathing new life into historic properties across the world. Whether it's a Dutch monastery or a Malaysian mansion – or even an abandoned inn in the wilds of Iceland – these pioneers are investing in preserving history and heritage while creating modern-day masterpieces
As an exhibition of Palladian designs opens at RIBA, Luxury London considers the legacy of the movement’s forefather
A modern, luxurious, family-owned development has been added to the banks of Lake Como
17 RIBA architects design engaging installations on shop fronts along the road’s mile of style
The London hotel creates a powerful first impression
Outdoor living in Greece