Stephen Bayley

Must we now despise colonial architecture too?

The British Empire’s influence on buildings and street names is another example of the forcible seizure of innocent territories, says Owen Hatherley

The Parliament building in Victoria, British Colombia, designed by the British architect Francis Rattenbury. [Alamy]

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