Córdoba’s Mosque-Cathedral: its new tourism brochure acknowledges the cathedral’s Islamic past. Photograph: Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters

Local campaigners in Córdoba are celebrating the end of a long-standing feud with the Catholic Church over the status of the city’s Mosque-Cathedral, (...)

Spain’s Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, like many modern airports, is impressive to look at but neglects the comfort of travellers.
Airports in terminal decline
  • Travel
  • April 16, 2016, 03:13

One morning in 1977 Brian Eno, electronica pioneer and former synthesiser player for Roxy Music, was sitting in an airport in Cologne, in what was th(...)

Jet race: Tesla Model S

Boeing versus electric car Can a Tesla Model S beat a Qantas Boeing 737-800? On a runway at Avalon Airport, southwest of Melbourne, Australia, the uni(...)

For Chancellor Angela Merkel closing the border was a capitulation in deed to a word she has, for months, studiously avoided: overwhelmed. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

British architect Norman Foster once described Berlin’s Tempelhof as the “mother of all airports”. One of the world’s largest buildings, with a curved(...)

Queen Elizabeth II gives a speech during a State Banquet at the Schloss Bellevue Palace on the second day of a four day State Visit in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Guido Bergmann/Getty Images.

Queen Elizabeth II has warned of the dangers of a divided Europe hours before her prime minister, David Cameron, presents his reform proposals for the(...)

Nest House in East Wall by Urban Agency

From the headquarters of Airbnb in Ringsend, via the buildings of the Botanic Gardens and a private house extension in Drumcondra made entirely from p(...)

The Lyric Theatre in Belfast which was designed by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects

Multiple award-winning Dublin-based architects Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey are to receive Britain’s Royal Gold Medal in recognition of their l(...)

A pair of Pratfall chairs by Philippe Starck, €1,400-€1,800 at de Veres

As “brown furniture” continues to struggle in the auction rooms, there’s been a surge of interest in 20th-century furniture, some of which is o(...)

The proposed new design for the Clarence Hotel by  British “starchitect” Norman Foster

U2 bandmates Bono and The Edge are fighting back against a Dublin City Council decision that blocked their plans for a flying saucer-style roof for th(...)

The facade of the Clarence Hotel on Wellinton Quay in Dublin. Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Plans by Bono and The Edge to revive their parked €150 million revamp of Dublin’s Clarence Hotel were stopped in their tracks by Dublin City Council, (...)