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Jonathan Glancey

Jonathan Glancey

    From Hitler to Gaddafi: Dictators and their bunkers
    From Hitler to Gaddafi: Dictators and their bunkers
    The ruins of Bab al-Azizia, Colonel Gaddafi's "Splendid Gate", are as vast and as provocative as anything left by the many kings, emperors and...
    The 'crustacean' Pompidou
    The 'crustacean' Pompidou
    This is a very strange fish. What first strikes the eye about the Pompidou-Metz is its bizarre, undulating roof. This complex structure, made of no...
    The wow years
    The wow years
    This was the decade of excess. It began with the Millennium Dome and now comes to an end with the Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building, due to...
    Venice goes retro
    Venice goes retro
    When architects are asked to imagine futuristic buildings, they tend to come up with colourful sci-fi blobs, big swirling objects and intense...
    Fish out of water
    Fish out of water
    Sami Gehry walks me through his father's office in Culver City, Los Angeles. Sami, an artist who might just go on to complete his architectural...
    Tower of faith
    Tower of faith
    Daniel Libeskind is in his Zurich studio, having flown in from New York for a day and night. He is unsure what day it is, and when we pop back to...
    Eternal magic of mud
    Eternal magic of mud
    The great mosque of Djenne in Mali is one of those buildings that haunted my boyhood imagination. It never seemed real, more a surrealist fairy-tale illustration. ...