Architect: Ennemondo Alessandro Petitot

In the Archive: Laugier, Eisen, Boulogne, Petitot, Percier, Dumont, Hadid

In the Archive: Laugier, Eisen, Boulogne, Petitot, Percier, Dumont, Hadid

By Christiane Matt

Click on drawings to move, enlarge, and identify. On a crisp January morning I made my way to York railway station to visit the Drawing Matter collection. This research trip is more than a year overdue, delayed by the global Covid-19 pandemic, and I am now already in the third… Read More

Sans Humour?

Sans Humour?

By Niall Hobhouse

It seems that architects are too self-conscious – or perhaps in need of being seen as permanently on duty – to portray themselves or what they do with much humour, let alone self-critical caricature. Edwin Lutyens is an honourable exception, even if his self-mockery ultimately becomes a public performance – a… Read More