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  • Stanton Williams' Musée d’arts de Nantes breathes life into the French city

    The Musée d’arts de Nantes has reopened following a €48.8m transformation and extension by London-based practice Stanton Williams that aims to embrace its urban surroundings. It is part of a huge, 30-year push by the city to use culture to reinvent its image, culminating in the annual arts festival Le Voyage à Nantes

  • Home away from home: Second Home Lisboa

    Following the success of their first creative workspace, Second Home Spitalfields in London, entrepreneurs Sam Aldenton and Rohan Silva have opened up shop in Lisbon, drawn by the city’s booming co-working culture and thriving tech scene. Designed by Madrid-based practice SelgasCano, it’s an unconventional office, inspired by biophilia and arranged to maximise serendipitous meetings among its diverse community

  • Rethinking the cinema: Chester's Storyhouse by Bennetts Associates

    An old Odeon cinema in Chester has been brought back to life and reimagined as a new cultural and community centre as part of a long-term transformation of the city's Northgate quarter

  • Architecture in blue: Francis Kéré's Serpentine Pavilion

    Burkina Faso-born and Berlin-based architect Diébédo Francis Kéré has brought his empowering, socially engaged architecture to London in the form of this year’s Serpentine Pavilion. Inspired by the form of a tree, where people like to gather during the day in his home village of Gando, it showcases his belief that architecture has the power to surprise, unite and inspire

  • Oxfordshire residence by Richard Meier

    A gleaming-white new house on its own hill in the Chilterns is an architect’s dream project, and this one has Richard Meier’s name stamped all over it

  • Review: Disobedient Bodies: JW Anderson curates The Hepworth Wakefield

    Fashion designer JW Anderson has curated an exhibition exploring how art, fashion and design has reimagined the human form in the past century at The Hepworth Wakefield

  • Richard Murphy House by Richard Murphy Architects

    Winner of the RIBA 2016 House of the Year award, Richard Murphy’s house in Edinburgh’s New Town is a treasure trove of a lifetime of influences and inspirations, from homages to Carlo Scarpa and tributes to John Soane. Packed with gadgets, visual trickery and surprises, it is designed to adapt with both the seasons and its occupier’s needs.

  • St James’s Market, London by Make Architects

    Thanks to two keys buildings being restored and refurbished by Make Architects into high-end offices and retail, within a larger £400m masterplan, the old St James’s Market area abutting Haymarket in London is moving on from being the neglected yesteryear haunt of butchers, bakers and periwig makers. Now the market site will soon find itself again as a bustling centre of commerce, shopping and dining at the heart of London’s West End

  • Review: Wang Shu at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

    The first in a new series at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art focusing on a new generation of architects that are responding to the world around us, explores the work of Chinese architect Wang Shu

  • Lucienne Day centenary celebrations

    Lucienne Day is well known as one half of Britain’s most celebrated, and most glamorous, designer couple, the Days. But while the power of the couple was instrumental in their image-making, Lucienne showed a determination to be recognised as an independent designer. She was the first textile designer to have her name printed on her fabrics and helped shape the practice of design into what it is today. As a year-long programme of events and exhibitions kicks off to mark the centenary of her birth, we reflect on her legacy.

  • Meet: Rural Urban Framework

    Hong Kong-based Rural Urban Framework has won the RIBA’s first International Emerging Architect prize for its work on new models of rural development in China.

  • Review: Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair

    Established Scandinavian brands are supporting younger, up-and-coming designers, discovers Cate St Hill at this year’s Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair

  • Garden House by Hayhurst and Co

    Tucked in behind rows of Victorian terraces, the transformation of a single-storey garden workshop into a two-storey residence/workshop for the art partnership Whitaker Malem makes full use of the limited plot and natural light, and even features a garden — on the roof...

  • Meet: SPACE Copenhagen

    Multidisciplinary Danish studio SPACE Copenhagen talks us through its intuitive, emotive way of working that has resulted in an array of interior design, furniture and objects

  • Mathematics: The Winton Gallery, Science Museum by Zaha Hadid

    Zaha Hadid’s fascination with mathematical logic and geometry crystalised in her design for the new Mathematics Gallery at the Science Museum in London

  • Zaha Hadid: Early Paintings and Drawings review

    A new show at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London portrays how Zaha Hadid used painting and drawing as a design tool to imagine architecture.

  • Dyson Campus by WilkinsonEyre

    Building on a 20-year relationship with technology company Dyson, WilkinsonEyre has completed a £250m expansion of the Dyson campus in rural Wiltshire, which it first designed in 1996. The centrepiece is a mirrored glass box designed to conceal the brand’s most top-secret innovations...

  • Brighton College School of Music by Eric Parry Architects

    Another new edifice, in a raft of new buildings for the 170-year-old Brighton College, has been unveiled - the music school by Eric Parry Architects, with a floating, pitched roof inspired by George Gilbert Scott’s original school building. Cate St Hill visits

  • House 19 by Jestico + Whiles

    A Fifties' bungalow in the home town of Jestico + Whiles' director Heinz Richardson provided the perfect site for House 19, a new- build, carbon-neutral, energy-efficient home that encompasses the past, present and future

  • Meet: Pezo von Ellrichshausen

    We get to know Pezo von Ellrichshausen, a Chilean art and architecture studio that creates experiential 'spatial structures', most recently at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale