• 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?

  • Review: Hello Robot: Design Between Human and Machine

    A new travelling show, starting off at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, and called Hello Robot, looks at what our relationship with machines reveals about us

  • New Scotland Yard by AHMM

    AHMM has transformed a neoclassical fortress on London’s Embankment into an elegant, new building for New Scotland Yard and beacon for modern policing

  • Fixing a hole: Fixperts profile

    Every idea has its day, and Fixperts is an idea whose momentum has truly arrived. In 2016, the open-source fixing evangelists picked up a major Blueprint award, and trialled a whole new teaching programme around making for arts-starved UK schools. With the BBC recently launching its Big Life Fix, showing design professionals as they tackle real-life problems, it appears that fixing as a universal act of ingenuity and resistance – countering the culture of empty consumerism and built-in obsolescence – is going mainstream

  • Marsh Hill by Mole Architects

    This Suffolk house by Mole Architects achieves a fine balance of simplicity and complexity through careful detailing, craftsmanship and sensitivity to scale and the lived experience

  • On the drawing board: Panorama by Marc Mimram

    French architect and engineer Marc Mimram is realising his first inhabitable bridge, spanning the railway lines near Gare d’Austerlitz in Paris

  • Review: Robert Rauschenberg at Tate Modern

    The work of Robert Rauschenberg, on show at Tate Modern, seems to have predicted almost every contemporary art movement that followed, finds Veronica Simpson.

  • Tales of the Unexpected: the work of Bedwyr Williams

    We step into the weird and wonderful world of Welsh artist Bedwyr Williams and his surreal staged performances

  • Destruction of Memory review

    Tim Slade’s film, based on Robert Bevan’s 2006 book of the same name, documents the cultural destruction that has wrought catastrophic results across the world. It’s a must-see, says Veronica Simpson

  • Resilient cities: Bristol

    Bristol’s year as European Green Capital has seen this UK city deliver a raft of projects that demonstrate its commitment to sustainable transport, energy, food culture and urban design. But a greater force is being summoned to maximise the programme’s impact: the creativity and enthusiasm of its citizens