The Gherkin

    • 7.16.14

      'Starchitects' Are Ruining Our Cities

      No other profession has its own word to describe a state of stardom. No one is talking about "starliticians" or "startists." Why? Because in those worlds who's worth a damn and who sucks is self-evident. If you need to tell people you are a star, well...

    • 5.20.14

      The London Skyline Is Becoming a Collection of Expensive, Towering Penises

      I wanted to talk to someone about London's architecture and how it's been affected by the arrogance of wealth, so I got in touch with the eminent design critic Stephen Bayley, who once spent a few months as the creative director of the Millennium Dome...