• The architects tackling the housing crisis

    Having once been the envy of the world for the quality of its housing, the UK’s current output is now regarded as one of the worst. How can architects bring their ingenuity and vision to remedy this situation?

  • Art of the invisible: The new Royal Academy by David Chipperfield Architects

    London’s Royal Academy of Arts has been surgically attached and integrated with its neighbouring building, nearly doubling in size, adding new galleries and making visible the art school at its heart

  • Review: Night fever – designing club culture

    Vitra Design Museum’s latest show immerses visitors in the world of nightclubs, to explore how design has shaped our nightlife

  • 'The only brief was to express our values': Grafton Architects on curating the Venice Biennale

    Before the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale opened, we met with the curators, Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell of Grafton Architects, to discuss the practice's work, alongside the perils and pleasures of bringing the Biennale to fruition

  • Brief Encounters

    Two artists have taken up a year-long residency with Tunbridge Wells Museum to express the town’s history and identity in their work

  • The reincarnation of London Bridge Station

    Amid a five year, £1bn reconstruction project by Grimshaw Architects, London Bridge Station had to remain operational throughout. Finally unveiled, what has resulted is one of the most connective and innovative rail projects in the UK to date

  • 'Weaving rich, new narratives': Jack Windmill by Featherstone Young Architects

    The sensitive restoration of a Sussex Downs landmark windmill and transformation of adjacent buildings into an accommodation complex creates a graceful scheme, exemplary in its husbandry of resources

  • Oslo airport's new terminal is designed to be stress-free

    In a new terminal for Oslo airport, Nordic — Office of Architecture has tried to create a completely stress-free travel experience

  • Pleasure dome: Louvre Abu Dhabi by Jean Nouvel

    Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first building in a proposed new cultural quarter for the city, on land reclaimed from the sea. The building draws on traditional Arab architectural patterns, lighting and forms, but delivers an ambitious programme using 21st-century technologies, materials and sophistication

  • Bob & Roberta Smith is turning the whole town of Folkestone into an art school

    Patrick Brill — better known as the artist Bob and Roberta Smith — is on a mission to turn the seaside town of Folkestone into an art school for all, for its fourth Art Triennial and beyond. Inspired by the parlous state of the UK’s art education system, what lessons does he hope it will provide for the wider world?