Roger Scruton

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Streets With Nooks and Crannies Are Beloved and Endangered

Many modern glass-box developments do not allow for human-scale places.
Roger Scruton October 4, 2019

Conservatives Call For Beauty In New Architecture

You cannot have a coherent conservative philosophy that does not address the question of our surroundings.
Roger Scruton September 13, 2019

The Metaphysical Nature of Our City Temples and Tombs

They are massive, immovable, as though the spirit contained in them has been fixed forever to the ground.
Roger Scruton April 12, 2019

The Fury of the Modernists

For almost a century, the architecture establishment has insisted on rigid ideology.
Roger Scruton December 13, 2018

How Western Urban Planning Fueled War in the Middle East

Modernist buildings, zoning laws, and a disregard for local custom did more damage than we know.
Roger Scruton October 10, 2018

The Threat of ‘Genius’ to Truly Successful Architecture

Buildings that stand out when they should fit in are showpieces for their creators but can be offensive to the rest of us.
Roger Scruton September 7, 2018

How to Build a Skyline at Human Scale

Buildings need dignified hats.
Roger Scruton May 4, 2018

Today’s Skyscrapers Assault the Skyline and the Street

Many new towers do not respect their neighbors or the human scale of city life.
Roger Scruton March 9, 2018