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.

Too important for politics

What do the electioneering parties offer for architecture? Not very much at all, says Jonathan Glancey

Just don't go throwing stones

Boiling hot in summer, freezing cold in winter and open for all to see, glass houses are not everyone's idea of fun - but new advances in glass technology could soon make them a favourite. Lesley Gillilan reports

Architecture: When is a Denys Lasdun high-rise horror a pied-a- terre to die for? When it's in St James's

A preview of the retrospective exhibition of the life and work of Sir Denys Lasdun at the Royal Academy of Arts, which opened this week, has convinced me that the best architecture and the very best modern housing are, or can be, one and the same thing. If the "high-rise concrete horror homes" Sir Denys himself designed for a street in Bethnal Green in London's East End in the early Fifties had been built in, say, Hampstead or Knightsbridge, they would have been "luxury, architect-designed pieds- a-terre" for intellectuals and plutocrats.

Jonathan Glancey column

The discovery of Aristotle's Lyceum underneath a car park near the War Museum in central Athens has been greeted with a yawn by those for whom archaeology has become tarred with the Heritage brush. One commentator poo-poohing the fragments of building uncovered, called them "cultural dung". We have Aristotle's works (well, a fragment of them) and we live in his philosophical shadow, and that should be enough. Who cares what the Lyceum looked like? Let a thousand car parks bloom.

Obituary: Charlotte Haslam

Charlotte Haslam devoted nearly 20 years of her life to the Landmark Trust, a charity which rescues buildings in distress and gives them a new life by letting them for holidays. At first she was engaged in historical research; then she edited the trust's publications as well; and latterly she was also an architectural adviser and supervisor. For some years she was one of the trustees.

Letter : True to spirit of Reading Room

Sir: I should like to set the record straight concerning the future use of the Round Reading Room.

OBITUARY : Leonora Ison

Architectural history has produced few finer partnerships than that of Walter and Leonora Ison, the latter of whom was considered by Sir John Summerson to be one of the very best architectural draughtsmen of her generation.

Woman aims to smash the architects' glass ceiling

Maggie O'Farrell meets Clare Frankl, who wants to be president of Riba

Architecture: The shapes of things to come

The Venice Biennale of Architecture offers a chance to view tomorrow's buildings today. Bruce Bernard looks into the future

Letter: Nation of vandals

Nation of vandals

The new red telephone box? Or an alien in cold Perspex

It was like waiting for the return of a reassuring old friend, only to be greeted by a Perspex stranger. Nothing could better sum up the corporate dreariness of modern Britain than the unveiling of the new BT red telephone box yesterday.

Architecture: Annexe

The third in a series of talks organised by the RIBA Architecture with the Independent, "Making space for art - what does the public want?", is to be given by Charles Saumarez-Smith, director of the National Portrait Gallery, at 6.30pm, 20 June, 66 Portland Place, London W1. This is the third in a trio of lectures entitled "The Pulse of the City" looking at the cultural software that makes or breaks the identity of major cities. A third series is planned for the autumn. Tickets: call 0171-631 0460 between 1pm-5pm, Monday to Friday (credit card bookings), or, in person from the RIBA Bookshop, address as above.

Cover Story: Have airports become shopping centres with runways attached?

Passengers don't want to be reminded that they're about to fly five miles high in a glorified bus. Airports are there to help us forget, says Jonathan Glancey

Architecture: They're so Modern

Adam Caruso and Peter St John are about to put Walsall on the map with their innovative design for a new museum and art gallery. By Jonathan Glancey

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