Conrad Thake

Conrad is an architect, urban planner and architectural historian. In his blog he reflects on issues related to Maltese architecture and the state of our built environment.

30 Dec

Reflections on Mundus Subterraneus

by Conrad Thake A  recent contribution in the Sunday Times of Malta by my esteemed academic colleague Prof. Mark Anthony Falzon set me thinking beyond the traditional boundaries of the architectural profession. In his piece he ruminated...

09 Nov

Lessons from Denmark

by Conrad Thake Architect Hans Munk Hansen (1929-) is not a household name not even in local architectural circles. Yet he has bequeathed us with one of the most well-designed and pleasant tourist complexes to be built...

27 Sep

Architecture is dead – long live the Building

by Conrad Thake The German-born British architectural historian, Nikolaus Pevsner once famously stated that “A bicycle shed is a building; Lincoln Cathedral is a piece of architecture.”  His distinction between what constitutes a mere building (presumably not...