The allure of curves This month, Perspective celebrates the sweep and swerves of architectural arcs, arches and contours. ‘The queen of the curve’, Zaha Hadid, displays her trademark style at the Bee'ah headquarters in Sharjah, UAE — but thousands of miles away, her Sleuk Rith Institute in Phnom Penh has curves of a different sort. Both are so different, yet linked by Hadid's trademark strength and style (page 54). We also look at a striking Brick House in Mumbai (page 60); then Juul House in Japan (page 68) which is a symphony of arcs and bends; Timothy Oulton's innovative Dome House and Round Houses in China (page 65); and the recently restored Dorsett Hotel in London (page 74). Elsewhere around the world, the Historial Jeanne d'Arc in Rouen, France (page 25), pays tribute to the legendary warrior better known in the west as Joan of Arc, while London's skyline is poised for change with scores of new tall buildings in the offing (page 30). A special reminder to register for our A&D Trophy Awards 2015 — we're accepting entries until the end of June, more details of which can be found at, including details of the new Lifetime Achievement award and all our confirmed judges to date. + Don't forget to check out and our Facebook page ( for up-to-the-minute news and regular updates. Head over and bookmark us (and be sure to 'like' our Facebook page, too!)