Architectural

Here we look at every kind of architecture, often including steel and other metals of course, current and historical usually by famous and influential architects but sometimes by names that are surprisingly lesser known.
Nimes’ Musée de Romanité, the architecture of a contemporary building with the stature to stand up to the adjacent monumental Roman Arena built in 70CE

Nimes’ Musée de Romanité, the architecture of a contemporary building with the stature to stand up to the adjacent monumental Roman Arena built in 70CE

Robin Fisher tells the story of the dramatic flowing design for this museum which uses a steel substructure methods of struts, clamps and louvres that form the base of the randomly undulating glittering skin of the building.

'Monomateria' - the power and potential of a single material in architectural design.

'Monomateria' - the power and potential of a single material in architectural design.

Naomi Evans takes us on a journey through contemporary buildings where architects have created innovative designs using steel, timber, limestone and brick in isolation.

A tour of the £4 million renovations of the subterranean toilets at London Victoria Rail Station

A tour of the £4 million renovations of the subterranean toilets at London Victoria Rail Station

Jecks Stone takes us around the completed WCs, reviews the inclusive design and examines the durable materials and finishes specified.

Jecks Stone has a background in listed building conservation and is an interior designer specialising in designing eco-conscious, wellness-enhancing and vegan homes.

A pyramid for the people - visiting the Jumex Museum, Mexico City designed by David Chipperfield Architects

A pyramid for the people - visiting the Jumex Museum, Mexico City designed by David Chipperfield Architects

Guided by Antonio Moll, we are taken on a tour of the Jumex Museum, home to Colección Jumex, founded by Eugenio Lopez Alonso, the heir of the Mexican juice empire.

Antonio Moll is an architect, writer and academic, Director of Moll Architects based in London, UK.

Creating the impression of a Rain of Light in the interior of the Louvre, Abu Dhabi

Creating the impression of a Rain of Light in the interior of the Louvre, Abu Dhabi

Robin Fisher shows us the design process of the perforated steel domed roof of the Louvre, Abu Dhabi and the profound aesthetic effects it has on the interior of the gallery.

Robin Fisher is an Architectural Critic and Reviewer based in Lille, France.

Protecting priceless works of art from heat and light in the Louvre, Abu Dhabi

Protecting priceless works of art from heat and light in the Louvre, Abu Dhabi

Robin Fisher explains the sophisticated light management created by the eight layers of steel cladding within the domed roof of the Louvre, Abu Dhabi.

Robin Fisher is an Architectural Critic and Reviewer based in Lille, France.

The use of light and geometry in the design of The Louvre, Abu Dhabi

The use of light and geometry in the design of The Louvre, Abu Dhabi

Robin Fisher explains the meticulous design process of making a 7,500 tonne steel roof (heavier than the Eiffel Tower) appear ethereal.

Robin Fisher is an Architectural Critic and Reviewer based in Lille, France.