‘Power is in the Details’ Zooms in on how seemingly minor details can incubate a new kind of sensitivity to the mechanics of power. Volume 5 is the first issue of a series of Volume issues dealing with ‘The Architecture of Power’, enabling buildings to be seen in a new way in Volume 6, before widening the scope even further in Volume 7 and forthcoming Volume events. In the supplement we deal with the fate of three states, France, Great Britain and The Netherlands, and their architecture. All three states boast a rich architectural inheritance with cities drenched in historical value and architectonic refinement. No future architect will ever be able to escape their influence. Yet these three states struggle with their imperial legacies as former representatives of the mightiest nations on the planet who once ruled over colonies and oceans.