Jay Merrick is Architecture Critic of The Independent. His novel, Horse Latitudes, was published by Fourth Estate in 2000.
09 March 2012 12:00 AM
Those of us who imagined that the perfect lives in The Truman Show constituted a glimpse of the future could have no better reality check than The Near and the Elsewhere, a potent exhibition of visual artworks at the PM Gallery at Pitzhanger Manor, Ealing, London. These unsettling freeze-frames – by turns surreal, mysterious, or coruscatingly depressing – are like slides from some urban-cum-architectural pathology lab.
03 January 2012 12:00 AM
Edinburgh's 122-year-old institution has had a 21st-century renovation
28 December 2011 12:00 AM
Richard Serra reveals the inspiration behind his 80ft landmark to Jay Merrick
18 November 2011 12:00 AM
Damien Hirst's famous 1992 shark, aka The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, came second. Six years earlier, the 25ft-long fibreglass Headington Shark was jammed into the roof of a small suburban terraced house in Headington High Street, Oxford. A Hirstian title for it might be, The Possibility of How Very Dare They in the Shires.
31 October 2011 12:00 AM
A nondescript Cardiff building is reborn as virtuoso modernism
28 September 2011 12:00 AM
09 February 2005 12:02 AM
02 February 2005 12:02 AM
23 July 1999 12:02 AM
28 May 1998 12:02 AM
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