Architecture

The magnificent palazzo where Disraeli’s Young England group used to gather is long gone, but its grounds have now been restored

Skewering social stereotypes through interior decor

Finally, Birmingham has the library it deserves, and its predecessor will be thankfully turned to rubble

People want homes, not the “housing units” offered by tower blocks, yet planners continue to sanction these unloved monstrosities

‘When I asked my winsome Han tour guide what would happen when the skyscrapers collapsed, she said with cheerful gusto, “We’ll build them again!”’

A provocative new book by Jonathan Meades asks us to reassess the value of the under-appreciated metropolitan environment