The Take

Cutting commentary from those who know the most.


Celebrity architect death match: Ito vs. Beeby

The winners of this year's two most influential architecture prizes have built careers predicated on rejecting modernism, but only one can truly claim that title.


Oil majors are whistling past the graveyard

The latest outlooks from BP and ExxonMobil project a rosy future for oil, while bottom-up forecasts see world oil production declining before 2020. Who you gonna believe?


Perfectly detailed, perfectly gorgeous (and perfectly dull)

Museum architecture usually tends to be as conventional as the boards behind then, but at their best they allow for a global presentation of new and important talent.