London’s skyline plays host to a wealth of iconic landmarks, where historic and contemporary architectural styles intermix to make for one of the most visually striking cities globally. From the instantly recognisable silhouette of Big Ben to the high-rising elegance of The Shard, tourists tra
A Scottish architect has created what he believes to be the world’s ‘most expensive’ bricks as part of a £500,000 crowdfunding campaign to help fund an international expansion drive. Danny Campbell founded HOKO with the objective of creating a ‘one-stop-shop’
A council meeting took a nasty turn when a local resident threw a chair and roared "I hope al-Qaeda bombs the f***ing ugly thing" in objection to a new housing scheme in her neighbourhood. Cecilia Adie flew into a fit of rage after Camden councillors gave planning permission to four new three-storey
A violin-shaped church and an Inner Mongolia hotel in the form of a monstrous babushka doll are among the contenders for a competition to celebrate China's unsightly architecture. For the past 11 years, Chinese architecture website archcy.com has been inviting people to vote in the l
A flat with its very own World War Two bunker has gone on the market in Islington. The spacious underground cavern can be accessed from a lone doorway set in the patio terrace belonging to the two-bedroom home in The Laboratory Building in Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell.
A 180-foot tall statue of a god of war that cost almost $26 million to build is now being moved, piece by piece, to a place five miles away at a cost of $20m after the Chinese government said it had ruined the region’s landscape. The imposing statue of Guan Yu, a famous warrior of th
A junior council worker who rejected and approved real planning applications, adding sarcastic comments in the process, in the belief they were testing a dummy website has learned that the decisions are now legally binding. One applicant, a charity boss at an animal sanctuary, was told by Swale