• Forum for change – Herzog & de Meuron’s Blavatnik School of Government

    Herzog & de Meuron’s latest building, a wedding cake-like stack of glass volumes, is home to Oxford University’s first School of Government. Funded by Britain’s richest man, Leonard Blavatnik, its centrepiece is a grand cylindrical void designed to foster collaboration and interaction between future world leaders

  • Creation from Catastrophe: How Architecture Rebuilds Communities review

    The Royal Institute of British Architects’ latest exhibition looks at ways that cities and communities have recovered from disasters - from the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire to today’s grass-roots community schemes

  • Walk the walk – Shepherdess Walk by Solidspace and Jaccaud Zein Architects

    Forget about open-plan living, it’s all about the split section and flexible homes that work with the occupier and maximise the use of space, as Jaccaud Zein Architects’ and design-led developer Solidspace’s new residential development in Shoreditch attests to

  • Join in with Blueprint and Ecophon’s #verticalview competition

    Share your vertical snaps for the chance to win weekly prizes including a MacBook Air

  • Non-Conformist: Eileen Gray’s E-1027 house revisited

    Modernist furniture designer, architect and painter Eileen Gray was long overlooked, but her recently restored E-1027 house on the Côte d’Azur drove Le Corbusier to impetuous acts of jealousy. Now open to the public, the house forms part of a new Modernist Mecca called Cap Moderne that also includes Corb’s Le Cabanon. Yet E-1027 is undoubtedly the star of the show, as is Gray - back in the spotlight with a new film, exhibition and book out this year

  • Meet: Studio Octopi

    London practice Studio Octopi talks through its expanding portfolio of projects that range from a Greek theatre to a plan to reinstate swimming in the Thames

  • Through the keyhole: Adolf Loos interiors in Pilsen

    Brno-born architect Adolf Loos was renowned for his modernist interior designs for affluent Austrian and Czech clients. Now, in its year as European Capital of Culture, the city of Pilsen has restored and opened to the public three of the 56 apartment interiors Loos completed in his lifetime. Previously depicted in dingy black-and-white photos, then abandoned and occupied by the Nazis during the Second World War, the apartments have been brought back to their former rich and colourful glory for all to see

  • London Design Festival: Tylko

    Emerging Warsaw-based start-up Tylko suggests how we might all be purchasing furniture in the future — with the use of an augmented reality app. Cate St Hill tests it out

  • Meet: Kacper Hamilton

    London-based designer Kacper Hamilton creates curious artefacts and experiences that aim to take the user on an emotional and spiritual journey