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.

Architecture: Rooms of their own

What does it look like inside the homes of those fashionable designers who create such uncompromising visions for their clients? Lisa Lovatt- Smith found out for her new book London Living. Here we look at three of them

Architecture: Eye-opener - now you see what they see in Seifert

In the Sixties, when his buildings rose, brutally dominating the London skyline, few had a good word for the works of Colonel Richard Seifert. Least of all architects, aesthetes and style leaders. But, says Nonie Niesewand, perhaps his style moment has come.

Architecture: The smartest walk-in cupboard in Paris

A tiny apartment which uses new technology to utilise small spaces has been shortlisted for a major prize. Nonie Niesewand explores the revolutionary rooftop

Architecture: An intellectual Eden, a symphony of windows

A pleasure park like a Utopia. The Cite de la Musique in Paris is a cultural dream comes true, says Michael Church, even if there are moments of strife.

The pick of British architecture now

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"The airport is often characterised as a neutral non-place between arrival and departure, when they are actually places of very considerable drama," explains Graham Ellard, one of the exhibiting artists at Airport, a collaboration between The Photographers' Gallery and The Architectural Association in London. To the seasoned traveller, the airport may indeed seem an aggravating obstruction to a much-anticipated destination, but The Photographers' Gallery prefers to celebrate it, and has gathered a selection of artists and architects to examine its architectural, cultural and technological significance.

Bratislava? Get away...

Whatever happened to the original city break? A league table published by Travelscene, showing the 10 most popular European cities for Brits, could almost be mistaken for the same table 10 years ago: Paris and Amsterdam top the list, then and now. But if Paris seems passe, Amsterdam average and Madrid monotonous, follow The Independent's top tips for city break destinations that will really impress the neighbours.

Mappa Mundi home is building of year

The library built to house the 13th century Mappa Mundi yesterday beat off competition from a public lavatory to be named as the Royal Fine Art Commission's Building of the Year.

Theatre: Henry V / The Winter's Tale The Globe, London

At the official opening of the reconstructed Globe Theatre, the drumming cast of Henry V moved forward over the rush-strewn apron-stage, and Mark Rylance, artistic director and leading actor, intoned those famous lines which here have a resonant self-reference: "May we cram/ Within this wooden O the very casques/ That did affright the air at Agincourt?" Plugs for new venues don't come more poetic than that.

Intelligent Buildings: Dream works

From Spielberg's new studio in California to the Inland Revenue offices in Nottingham, architects are responding to the Information Age with revolutionary designs. Intelligent Spaces, a book by Otto Riewoldt, shows the buildings fit for today's smart, new workforce

Architecture: Few and far between

Only a tiny proportion of architects are women, but their work reveals a huge range of talent, as a new exhibition at the RIBA shows.

With Labour comes the golden chance to rethink our cities as complex living organisms rather than repositories of tawdry `heritage' culture

Chris Smith is my local MP. He is also the new Secretary of State for National Heritage. He will, I know, take a more intelligent interest in architecture than his predecessor and doubtless take advice from people who have thought long and hard about the subject. Quite what he believes we will have to wait and see when he has settled into the horrid, shiny, executive-style offices of his department and is ready to be interviewed.

Who's been sleepng in your house? Now you can find out

James I probably didn't rest his head there but, says Richard Halstead, the 'House Detectives' book can help you track down the real hidden history of your home

Jonathan Glancey There is noise and noise. Architecture was once a haven, but...

Noise is the subject of an exhibition "at the cutting edge of research" opening later this month at London's Science Museum. Not before time. Noise pollution is one of the menaces of our day. It assaults us from morning till night, and often into the small hours. The incidence and volume of noise has increased out of all proportion over the past decade. A country ramble hardly merits the name unless accompanied by a chorus of trail bikes and chain saws. City centres can be almost deafening.
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