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Architecture & Design

The Architect's Home - Peter Gossel

Autobiographical homes. This title deals with the houses architects design for themselves. The greatest challenge in designing homes is negotiating the delicate balance between aesthetics and the personal desires of the occupants. While it's important for

Intimate Pompeii and the private lives of the royals - the week in art

The British Museum's blockbuster Pompeii exhibition and a peek at the Secrets of the Royal Bedchamber at Hampton Court – all in your weekly roundup of events in the art world.

Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum, British Museum - exhibition review

With more than 250 items — including erotic paintings and phallic trinkets, many never exhibited before — this brilliant and intelligent show paints a vivid picture of everyday life in the shadow of Vesuvius.

Beauty vs poverty: Haitian slums get psychedelic make-over in honour of artist Prefete Duffaut's 'cities in the sky'

One of Haiti's biggest shantytowns, a vast expanse of grim cinderblock homes on a mountainside in the nation's capital, is getting a psychedelic makeover that aims to be part art and part homage.

Life and Death: Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition at the British Museum - video preview

A major exhibition on the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, buried by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD, is being held at the British Museum in London. Here, senior curator Paul Roberts shows Charlotte Higgins some of the 450 objects

British Museum's Pompeii exhibition sells 50,000 advance tickets

More than 50,000 advance tickets have been sold for Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum – the highest number for any of the big shows staged in the British Museum's reading rooms in the past five years.

Pompeii: A buried treasure trove

Why is this marvellous re-telling of the tragedy of the destruction of Herculaneum and Pompeii in AD79 under the all-too-brief watch of the Emperor Titus so moving and so thought-provoking?

John Portman: A Life of Building

A portrait of the innovative and often-imitated architect John Portman, assessing his work and using dramatic time-lapse footage to show off his buildings at their best.

Designs of the Year 2013 - Design Museum

The Designs of the Year awards, ‘The Oscars of the design world' showcase the most innovative and imaginative designs from around the world, over the past year, spanning seven categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Transport an

Saturday Review: The Book Of Mormon, Craig Zobel's film Compliance and Mohsin Hamid's How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

The Book of Mormon; Craig Zobel's film Compliance; and Mohsin Hamid's novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. With David Schneider, Kathryn Hughes and Ekow Eshun.