News Police search the home of Adam Lanza

Some of the most important clues about what drove Adam Lanza to mass murder probably sit on the computer that the reclusive, technical-minded 20-year-old used as one of his main contacts with the world, law enforcement authorities said.

Arts: Desperately seeking modern

The architect Rem Koolhaas's aim is to `dismantle the gravity which still clings to the 20th century'. How is he doing?

Architecture: The bunker of suburbia

If you think suburban life is as boring as it gets, think again. There's a new underground movement. By Nonie Niesewand

Thursday Book: Phalanx symbols of military might

CLASSICAL ART AND THE CULTURES OF GREECE AND ROME BY JOHN ONIANS, YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS, pounds 35

Visual Arts: Dark praises to the pleasures of decay

An exhibition of John Piper's landscape paintings from the 1940s reveals a moody and melancholy grandeur.

Architecture: Mackintosh's first building lights up the best in design

After years of neglect, two remarkable buildings have been remodelled for the new millennium. For decades, rats were their only visitors; but now design lovers from all over Britain are flocking to see the breathtaking results.

Podium: Feminising our environment

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A Greek god exposed; ARCHITECTURE

Alexander Thomson Lighthouse, Glasgow

Rome attempts to fiddle with Nero's nasty reputation

HE MAY have murdered his mother and two wives, castrated his best friend, forced Roman aristocratic matrons to have sex with slaves in public and used the burning bodies of Christians to light up the night sky. He may even have set a match to Rome and sung ditties on a hillside as it went up in smoke. But the remains of an immense palace that reopened in Rome yesterday after nearly 20 years of restoration, have shown the more positive side to Nero; not just the embodiment of depravity but a great architectural and artistic innovator.

Architecture: A smart house to take care of you? Coming up

Will electronic sensors make your home hell? Nonie Niesewand looks to the future

Architecture: All that is solid melts into air

Mies van der Rohe Burrell Collection, Glasgow Food: Design and Culture Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

Architecture: At home with the space generation

Gehry has pushed back the frontiers of design. How apt that his work should be celebrated in another great innovator's house.

Cricket: Spaceship takes off at Lord's

THE OPENING of the new NatWest media centre at Lord's, designed by Jan Kaplicky and his wife, Amanda Levete, has turned this cricketing corner of NW8 into a veritable gallery of bold architecture. A triumph of both form and function, it offers up to 200 journalists a stunning vantage point that should remove the need for educated guesses - of whether Bloggs was undone by an off-break or an arm ball - to be made.

So you want to play the regeneration game?

The prospect of developing 1,200 acres of east London - Europe's largest brownfield site - has really whet architects' appetites.

Interiors: A brutally honest home

Designing a house for the widow of the renowned architectural theorist Reyner Banham was a daunting commission for Jonathan Ellis-Miller. Luckily, she wanted one just like his. Charles Darwent reports
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