• California dreaming: exploring the visions of the SCI-Arc graduates

    As a juror at the Southern California Institute of Architecture’s Graduate Thesis Weekend, Herbert Wright got an insight into the future of architecture as seen by its would-be practitioners

  • Raw, robust industrial chic: White Collar Factory by AHMM

    AHMM’s addition to London’s Old Street roundabout, the White Collar Factory, provides a modern workplace complex with a distinctly Jean Prouvé feel

  • Beauty in compromise: vGGG by Gonzalez Haase

    A tight site with numerous restrictions in Berlin hosts a new residential building that has a complex relationship with the city

  • A game of two halves: Renzo Piano’s Centro Botín in Santander

    Renzo Piano’s new arts centre, Centro Botín in Santander, is designed in two halves, floating above the waterside like a pair of lungs clad in ceramic — and breathing life into the Spanish city

  • An oasis of calm in the City: Angel Court by Fletcher Priest

    A series of garden terraces provide a unique viewpoint from which to view the City of London at the new 27-storey tower designed by Fletcher Priest. The project has also increased local public realm by a third

  • Warsaw rising: Zlota 44 by Studio Libeskind

    A new luxury residential tower has become a dramatic addition to the skyline of Warsaw, but for both architect Daniel Libeskind and interior designer Woods Bagot, Poland’s past lies beneath the surface of its design

  • Buried treasure: V&A Exhibition Road Quarter by AL_A

    The Victoria and Albert Museum needed new space and increased access. Amanda Levete Architects' Exhibition Road Quarter takes the museum deep underground, creates the world’s first porcelain plaza, and simultaneously reveals its history

  • Review: Mies van der Rohe & James Stirling: Circling the Square

    An exhibition at the RIBA in London reexamines two iconic architectural schemes for the same site in the City of London by Mies van der Rohe and James Stirling

  • Museum of the Second World War, Gdansk by Kwadrat

    Poland has just opened it finest piece of architecture this century, but the Kwadrat-designed Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk is a battleground itself

  • The Curve, Slough by bblur architecture, CZWG and Colorminium

    The Curve, a new £22m library and community centre, by bblur architecture, CZWG and Colorminium, has given Slough a big boost, finds Herbert Wright.

  • Review: Electricity at Wellcome Collection, London

    Specially commissioned artworks are the highlight of the Wellcome Collection’s new Electricity exhibition, says Herbert Wright

  • Europa building in Brussels by Philippe Samyn

    The EU’s new Europa building is the most important new centre of political power built this century, and a marked departure from the modernist Brussels blocks that have housed Eurocrats so far. Designed to be a symbolic landmark, it not only integrates past elements in unexpected ways and visibly conveys sustainability, but also presents a poetic form behind an extraordinary screen facade. Its architect Philippe Samyn has sought to make it joyful.

  • Imagine Moscow at Design Museum, London

    A new exhibition at the Design Museum in London explores six unbuilt architectural landmarks in Moscow, imagined during the Twenties and Thirties following the Russian Revolution

  • Review: Paul Nash at Tate Britain

    Tate Britain’s retrospective of the work of war artist Paul Nash provides a fascinating walk through his psyche, says Herbert Wright.

  • Elbphilharmonie by Herzog & de Meuron

    The peaks and troughs of the roof of Herzog & de Meuron’s new Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg could be a metaphor for its history of popular support, political opposition and rising costs. The crystal fantasy landmark does however put Hamburg on the architectural map. Words by Herbert Wright.

  • Beijing Design Week with Herbert Wright

    Herbert Wright explores the vast, varied world of Beijing Design Week, from courtyard housing inspired by the traditional Chinese hutong to a vast design park sited on disused power plant complex

  • Lisbon’s MAAT by Amanda Levete’s Practice AL_A

    Lisbon’s MAAT has opened a curvaceous new waterfront building by Amanda Levete’s practice AL_A. It transforms the riverside, reframes the idea of exhibition space, and reconnects this edgeland with the city behind it. We review the building, explore its urban and architectural context, and catch Amanda Levete for an interview in her showcase structure

  • You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970

    The Sixties was an era of profound cultural change. Herbert Wright visits the latest V&A blockbuster show to see if they have done it justice

  • Lisbon and Oslo architecture triennales

    Herbert Wright compares the contemporary phenomenon of the OsloArchitecture Triennale with the timeless themes of the equivalent Lisbon addition

  • César’s Palace: One Canada Square

    One Canada Square is a quarter of a century old. Long London’s tallest skyscraper, a symbol of the entrepreneurial spirit of the Thatcher era and London’s revival, it remains the centrepiece of the unstoppable, still-expanding Canary Wharf estate. Its architect César Pelli talks about the landmark tower, whose story also continues