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Peter Davey

  • Peter Davey: Now is the time for empathic architecture

    18-Feb-2010

    The downturn could lead to a change in focus from iconic buildings to engaging architecture, says Peter Davey
  • Oslo keeps getting better

    9-May-2008

    Just after leaving school, I spent a year working in Oslo as an architectural assistant. It was my first trip overseas, and left me with great affection for the country, city and culture, so when I got the opportunity to go back for a few days after half a century, I accepted with alacrity.
  • Cheltenham's overlooked genius

    3-Apr-2008

    John Buonarotti Papworth is not to be found in most listings of British architecture’s First Eleven but it’s sometimes difficult to understand why he’s not more well known.
  • Celebrate spring with a clutch of exhibitions

    11-Mar-2008

    In early spring, the new crop of exhibitions emerges with the reliability of snowdrops and daffodils – and with equal variety and urgency.
  • 'A lament for dying traditions'

    6-Feb-2008

    An influx of polyvinyl sheets, damp-proof courses and concrete construction threatens the unique architecture of Yemen, writes Peter DaveyThe Architecture of Yemen. By Salma Samar Damluji. Laurence King. 304pp. £40.00
  • Telling good blubber from bad

    3-Feb-2008

    'If we were to design a green settlement… from scratch, the product would not be suburbia, or urban villages, or Greek fishing towns or even, say, Barcelona. It would be Manhattan.’ Elizabeth Farrelly can always be relied on to stir things up.
  • Debunking Theoryspeak

    30-Dec-2007

    ‘Why…do architects feel duty-bound to talk aesthetic and philosophic rubbish? And why, more importantly. are clients impressed and even intimidated by it?’. John Silber is one of the few adversaries of contemporary architectural icon-making informed and weighty enough to be taken seriously by designers and public alike.
  • In praise of San Francisco

    13-Nov-2007

    A first visit to San Francisco re-evoked that characteristic noise of American cities in which the deep dinosaur roar of fire department engines counterpoints the almost continuous ululations of police and ambulance sirens.
  • In celebration of San Francisco

    8-Nov-2007

    A first visit to San Francisco re-evoked that characteristic noise of American cities in which the deep dinosaur roar of fire department engines counterpoints the almost continuous ululations of police and ambulance sirens.
  • Three cheers for the Aga Khan

    9-Oct-2007

    The Aga Khan's architecture awards are surely the most impressive in the world. Set up in 1977 to celebrate buildings and planning schemes that can help improve life in countries 'in which Muslims have a significant presence', the triennial awards have been given to work mostly in Asia and Africa as different as housing for the very poorest, office towers, urban parks and squares, villas for the wealthy, rehabilitation of slums, conservation of palaces, fortresses and ancient walled cities.
  • EXHIBITION

    2-Mar-2006

    REVIEW
  • LOOKING DOWN ON TALLINN'S RED-TILED ROOFS, THE CITY IS REVEALED AS NOT WHAT IT SEEMS

    29-Sep-2005

    OPINION
  • THE BURJ AL ARAB IS INTENDED TO RESEMBLE A SAIL; IN FACT, IT LOOKS LIKE HALF A PAIR OF GIANT BLOOMERS LASHED TO A CLOTHES-HORSE

    8-Sep-2005

    OPINION
  • THE PARLIAMENT'S CHAMBER IS AN IMPRESSIVE VOLUME, BUT ITS ROOF SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN DESIGNED BY AALTO AFTER A HEAVY NIGHT OUT

    23-Jun-2005

    OPINION
  • Among the greats

    12-May-2005

    review - Robert Mallet-Stevens At the Centre Pompidou, Paris, until 29 August
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