Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

On the right lines

  • Comment

Forget the Gold Medal, the om and peerages - especially those of the life variety - such gongs only honour the living. One architect is in line for something grander, and available only to the dead. The Archbishop of Barcelona, a fan of Sagrada Familia and other cockleshell confections, has proposed Antonio Gaudi for canonisation. Most architects probably think they can claim two of the three conditions for sainthood - working miracles and being in more than one place at the same time - but would baulk at the third, martyrdom. Having been knocked down by a tram, though, Gaudi underwent a peculiarly early twentieth-century version of that condition.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.