Tall order: the 127m-high National Lift Tower in Northampton

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Battersea Power Station was decommissioned in 1983

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The developers behind Battersea Power Station have vowed that the iconic building’s chimneys, which face a “vicious circle of deterioration,” will be demolished and rebuilt in just two years.

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Architect Jug Cerovic creates standardised tube maps for the world's major metropolises

Jug Cerovic said his maps are easy to read, easy to memorise and easy to use

Architect Shigeru Ban has been awarded the 2014 Pritzker prize

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban wins 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize

The 56-year-old was commended for his innovative use of cardboard tubes

The planned Caltongate project, which one councillor deemed ‘not hideous enough to reject’

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With its very light weight and advanced modular construction – inspired by railway technology and designed in a mere seven days – the Crystal Palace of 1851 sits very heavily on our collective consciousness. The most heroic building of all time? Very possibly. It always was, and is again today, a test for taste.

Time Team Special presenter Tony Robinson

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It’s worth staying on the trail of this slow-burning Deep South crime drama

Grand designs: The tower will overhang the 57th Street art school

New York art school hopes controversial £19m deal with developers of Extell Building will safeguard its existence for generations

It will be taller than the Empire State and will tower over the Art Students League's 'cherished old studio' - and some of its members aren't happy

Only 3.4 per cent of the Solihull area is covered by housing

How town planning can make us thin and healthy: Architects show that more green space and less housing density has a clear effect on public health

It isn’t hard to find an architect who will tell you that vast swathes of the British urban landscape are ugly, grey and unappealing – nor would you struggle to find people who agreed with them. But could it be that the look and the layout of our cities is actually bad for our health?

Christopher Beanland: Architecture attack - what’s with our appetite for destruction?

If you went to the National Gallery and tore up a Titian, you’d be arrested. But what about blowing up a historic building which has defined a place and its people; a building in which sweet nothings have been uttered and lives altered? Go for it! It’s strange how our attitudes to destroying art and destroying architecture are so different.

Gateshead Car Park, Owen Luder, Gateshead

Concrete buildings: Brutalist beauty

The stark civic megaliths of the 1960s have been reviled for decades. Now, we are being seduced again by their concrete charms

An exterior view of Preston Bus Station. The bus station is, depending on how you measure it, the largest bus station in the world, the second-biggest in Europe, and the longest in Europe

Love, hate and concrete: The battle for Preston Bus Station

To some, it's a Brutalist monstrosity which blights the town it purports to serve. To others, it's a practical building of immense beauty

High Cross House in Dartington, Devon played host to Bertrand Russell, Lucian Freud and many others

Celebrated Modernist home closed to visitors by the National Trust due to lack of interest

High Cross House in Dartington, Devon, failed to attract enough visitors to make it financially sustainable

The Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) is to celebrate the work of Richard Rogers, among others

High and mighty: A major new exhibition will show how UK architects changed post-war building design around the world

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