In Search of Babylon

A British Museum exhibition will mix ancient artefacts with work inspired by the city of legend

Osbert Towers over Hazel

Cartoonist Osbert Lancaster was at his most prescient when defending British architectural heritage. Hazel Blears take note

Treasure Island

No country has put together such a variety of architectural masterpieces over such an extended period of time as Britain, yet we still see our buildings as inferior

Quinlan Terry

As a student Terry was told he would fail if he continued to submit any more classical designs

Norman Foster

Foster's buildings might better suit the sky than the earth, where ordinary mortals live

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"