Words:
Jan-Carlos Kucharek
Credit: Stephen White

Antony Gormley, the artist obsessed with his own body, has graced us with another version of himself, this time crouched on the new Beaumont Hotel in Mayfair. Not content with just showing us his behind, with ‘Room’, we have now have the chance to be inside it – if, that is, you’ve got the £2,500 a night it’ll cost you to climb the stair to the bijou, timber-lined luxury of the 4m2, 10m high space. I’ve always thought Gormley was slightly up himself, but I’m mildly surprised to find that, potentially, I could be too!

 

Latest

If passive heat control can work in Burkina Fasso it can surely be applied in Europe. Brian Ford offers seven design principles to help avoid carbon intensive air conditioning

Air conditioning makes us hotter – don’t give it house room

South Africa’s housing crisis puts the UK’s in the shade. Joseph Noero takes a practical approach to his mission to change that

Simple, affordable Table House has huge potential to improve lives

RIBA Royal Gold Medal winner famed for buildings such as the Olivetti offices, Fountains Abbey visitor centre and the Downland Gridshell among others; teacher, collaborator and known above all for his inclusive, optimistic approach

Hugely influential designer, teacher and Royal Gold Medallist

Architect Tom Bennett explains why the urgency of arresting climate crisis leaves him no alternative but to get involved – seriously

One architect on why climate activism is worth a criminal record

Profits flatline in the RIBA Business Benchmarking 2019 survey despite bigger workloads for architects bringing in more revenue

Employment is up, so is international work – the results of RIBA’s Business Benchmarking survey