Jay Merrick

Jay Merrick is Architecture Critic of The Independent. His novel, Horse Latitudes, was published by Fourth Estate in 2000.

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Eliasson with 'Colour Experiment No 57' (2014)

Artist Olafur Eliasson's latest large-scale works are inspired by the paintings of JMW Turner

Eliasson's works will go alongside a new exhibition of the great master at Tate Britain. He tells Jay Merrick why the paintings of his hero are ripe for reinvention

The Glasgow School of Art – designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh
The Liverpool Road railway station in Manchester, dating from 1830, is the oldest surviving mainline station in the world

Concretopia: a Journey around the Rebuilding of Postwar Britain By John Grindrod - book review: 'A brave new look at postwar British building'

In the three postwar decades that took Britain into the 1960s, this country risked bold architectural and civic experiments to remake towns and cities fractured by bombing and shortages.

The FAT collective (left to right): Sean Griffiths, Charles Holland and Sam Jacob

FAT’s all folks: Architecture’s biggest jokers sign off in style

The London-based design collective which has stuck two fingers up at the modernists will call it quits at Venice

Simon Callow, here at Riverside Studios, backs their redevelopment

The Hammersmith Riviera’s case of cultural vandalism?

Once arguably the most radical arts centre in the capital, Riverside Studios in west London was more than just a place for firebrand theatre and film types to hang out; taken over by Hammersmith and Fulham Council in 1975, it was a place for community culture too.

Sir Michael and Lady Patricia Hopkins’ 'High Tech' house

The Brits Who Built the Modern World and 49b - the house built by High Tech designers Michael and Patty Hopkins

Jay Merrick hears the gospel according to the first couple of British architecture

Architects Peter St John and Adam Caruso have revitalised The Tate's entrance, cafe and gallery spaces in a £45 million refurbishment project

Tate Britain's redesign: It may not be cool but it’s restrained, and elegant, and it works

The transformation of Tate Britain’s core building will seem effortless to many

Tate Britain's new lower level rotunda. Courtesy Caruso St John and Tate

Tate Britain unveils £45m refurbishment

The latest makeover won’t make Tate Britain 'cool', but it has become far more welcoming and architecturally elegant

Interior shot of Bishop Edward King Chapel, Ripon College, Cuddesdon

The sacred wow-factor! Take a look at the best churches from recent decades

Architects creating Britain’s most eye-catching places of worship are part of a group at the cutting edge of modernism in the last 60 years

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