Writings

I have written widely on architecture for publications such as The Independent, The Herald, Burlington Magazine, The Architectural Review, Apollo, Dezeen, RA Magazine, C20 Magazine, Spitalfields Life, the Architects’ Journal and Building Design.

2017

‘Introduction’ in Jeffrey Milstein, LANY: Aerial Photographs of Los Angeles and New York, (Thames and Hudson, 2017), read

‘A golden age of architectural drawing awaits’, Dezeen, (21 June 2017), read

Review: ‘The Japanese House’, The Burlington Magazine, vol. CLIX, no. 1371, (June 2017), 492

‘Modern master: Villa Savoye/Our Lady of Lourdes’, C20 Magazine, issue 1, (2017), 44

‘Gentrification may be Brutalism's best hope’, Building Design, (12 May 2017), read

‘Bare necessities: shedkm’s stripped-back Croydon offices’, The Architects’ Journal, (10 May 2017), read

‘Flat share: Rehearsal Rooms housing by Newground Architects’, The Architects’ Journal, (13 April 2017), read

Review: After the Fire: London Churches in the Age of Wren, Hooke, Hawksmoor and Gibbs by Angelo Hornak, (Pimpernell Press, 2016), The Burlington Magazine, vol. CLIX, no. 1369, (April 2017), 323–24

‘Marc Quinn in conversation with Owen Hopkins’, Marc Quinn: Drawn From Life (Sir John Soane’s Museum, 2017), 62–70

‘Rise and Fall’, RA Magazine, no. 134 (Spring 2017), 74–75

‘Building study: Arts and Crafts redux by Napier Clarke’, The Architects’ Journal, (15 March 2017), read

‘Augmented reality heralds the abolition of architectural practice as we know it’, Dezeen, (31 January 2017), read

Review: Charles Robert Cockerell, Architect in Time: Reflections Around Anachronistic Drawings, by Anne Bordeleau, (Routledge, 2016), Sculpture Journal, vol. 25, issue 3, (Jan 2016), 441–5

Style: In Defence of… The Baroque (Machine Books, 2017), buy

2016

‘Beauty Today, Gone Tomorrow’, Mohawk Maker Quarterly, issue 10, ‘Beauty’, (October 2016)

‘A journey through Ted Hollamby’s Brandon Estate’, A Magazine, issue 5, (Autumn 2016), 42–47

Review: Space, Hope and Brutalism: English Architecture, 1945–75 by Elain Harwood, (Yale University Press, 2015), The Burlington Magazine, vol. CLVIII, no. 1362, (September 2016), 745

‘Venice Biennale 2016: AJ bloggers report’, The Architects’ Journal, (25 May 2106), read

‘What is Britain's greatest maverick building?’, The Architects’ Journal, (13 April 2016), read

‘Reputations: Nicholas Hawksmoor’, The Architectural Review, vol. CXXIX, no. 1430, (April 2016), 44–5

‘Caruso St John – Heong Gallery, Downing College’, The Architects’ Journal, vol. 243, no. 7, (10 March 2016), read

‘Building of the Month: 1 Poultry, City of London’, The Twentieth Century Society website, (2 March 2016), read

‘Hawksmoor and the city’, The London Column, (17 February 2016), read

‘British architecture needs mavericks more than ever, says Royal Academy curator’, Dezeen, (8 February 2016), read

‘The architectural genius of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’, The Herald, (31 January 2016), read

‘Mavericks who hit new heights’, The Independent, RADAR magazine, (16 January 2016), 4

2015

‘The Crypt at Christ Church Spitalfields by Dow Jones Architects’, The Architects’ Journal, vol. 242, no. 24, (18 December 2015), 44–45, read

‘Contemplating Christ Church, Spitalfields’, Spitalfields Life, online, (9 December 2015), read

Review: ‘Palladian design’, The Burlington Magazine, vol. CLVII, no. 1353, (December 2015), 867–68 

‘Why is ethics such an important issue for architects?’, The Architectural Review, online, (25 November 2015), read

‘Grand Masters’, RA Magazine, no. 129, (Winter 2015), 68

‘Despite Schumacher’s fight for autonomy, he is developing the tools to further social progress’, The Architectural Review, online, (26 October 2015), read

‘Architecture and freedom – a contested connection’, Building Design, online, (17 September 2015), read

Review: ‘History is Now; All of This Belongs to You’, The Burlington Magazine, vol. CLVII, no. 1348, (July 2015), 494–95

‘How to tackle the housing crisis – four architects’ visions’, Building Design, online, (9 April 2015), read

‘Them and us’ (Classic book: Life in the English Country House by Mark Girouard), C20 Magazine, issue 1, (2015), 51

2014

Review: ‘The Photography of Edwin Smith’, The Burlington Magazine, vol. CLVI, no. 1341, (December 2014), 837–38

‘Reimagining Mayfair’, The Architects’ Journal, vol. 240, no. 18, (14 November 2014), 30–47

‘Give us a bell: Anthony Eyton RA at Eleven Spitalfields’, RA Magazine, no. 125, (Winter 2014), 41

‘Re-incarnations of Nicholas Hawksmoor’, The Architects’ Journal, (31 October 2014), read

‘The Balfron Tower ‘pop-up’ puts Brutalism back in the spotlight’, Apollo, online, 2 October 2014, read

‘Review: “Ordinary Beauty: The Photography of Edwin Smith” at RIBA’, Apollo, online, 30 September 2014, read

‘The Dezeen guide to Brutalist architecture’, Dezeen, (10 September 2014), read

Review: The Building of England: How the history of England has shaped our buildings by Simon Thurley, (William Collins, 2013), The Burlington Magazine, vol. CLVI, no. 1338, (September 2014), 607

‘The model architect: touring Sir John Soane’s Museum’, Apollo, online, 17 June 2014, read

‘Icons or Eyesores?’, RA Magazine, no. 122, (Spring 2014), 68

Review: Mies by Detlef Mertins, (Phaidon, 2014), RA Magazine, no. 122, (Spring 2014), 32

2013

Review: Kent: West and the Weald by John Newman, (Yale University Press, 2012), The Burlington Magazine, vol. CLV, no. 1325, (August 2013), 560–61

2012

Review: Rethinking the Baroque. Edited by Helen Hills, (Ashgate Publishing, 2011), The Burlington Magazine, vol. CLIV, no. 1317, (December 2012), 852–53

‘Urban Renaissance Travelogue’, review of A New Kind of Bleak: Journeys Through Urban Britain by Owen Hatherley, (Verso, 2012), The Oxonian Review, issue 20.3, (4 November 2012)

Review: François Blondel: Architecture, Erudition, and the Scientific Revolution by Anthony Gerbino, (Routledge, 2010), The Burlington Magazine, vol. CLIV, no. 1309, (April 2012), 278–79

‘Hawksmoor and the Gothic’ in A. Lepine and L. Cleaver (eds.), Gothic Legacies: Four Centuries of Tradition and Innovation in Art and Architecture, (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012)

2011

Review: The Temple Church in London: History, Architecture, Art. Edited by Robin Griffiths-Jones and David Park, (Boydell Press, 2010), The Burlington Magazine, vol. CLIII, no. 1304, (November 2011), 745–46

Building the Revolution: Soviet Art and Architecture 1915–1935, (October 2011), Royal Academy of Arts Learning Department

Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the 20th Century Brassaï, Capa, Kertész, Moholy-Nagy, Munkácsi, (July 2011), Royal Academy of Arts Education Department

2010

‘“Mere Gothique heaps of stone”? Uses and abuses of the “Gothic” in James Ralph’s Critical Review (1734)’, Immediations, vol. 2, no. 3, (2010)

Burlington House: A Brief History, co-authored with Peter Schmitt, (July 2010), Royal Academy of Arts Education Department

Compass and Rule: Architecture as Mathematical Practice in England by Anthony Gerbino and Stephen Johnston, (Yale University Press, 2009), The Burlington Magazine, vol. CLII, no. 1285, (April 2010), 250–51

2009

Walking Palladian London (two downloadable self-guided walking tour commentaries produced for the exhibition, Andrea Palladio: Life and Legacy), (January 2009), Royal Academy of Arts website