• The walls have years: Battersea Arts Centre and Bristol Old Vic by Haworth Tompkins

    The Grand Hall of Battersea Arts Centre, London and the Bristol Old Vic have been brought back to life by Haworth Tompkins. The projects demonstrate an approach to cultural venues that is democratic, radical and unusually animated by the quirks of history

  • Street life: Ordnance Road by Peter Barber Architects

    Eleven townhouses and four bungalows — all for social rent — have been created in the London suburb of Enfield. With a brand new mews and a focus on social space, the low-rise buildings bring a sense of warmth and intimacy to the streetscape

  • Breeze block: National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts by Mecanoo

    Mecanoo’s National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts in Taiwan, houses four auditoria under the largest performing arts venue roof in the world, and another one on top of it. This futuristic mega-volume creates new public space and takes its inspiration from the banyan tree

  • Moonbase Helsinki: Amos Rex by JKMM Architects

    The Finnish capital’s new cultural centre, Amos Rex by JKMM Architects, establishes a synergy between a restored modernist icon and new underground galleries, beneath a surrealistic public square

  • The skyscraper college dorm: The Atlas by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

    The Atlas belongs to the trending typology of the student residential tower. It responds to the urban heritage of its London location, and its rigorous geometry efficiently enables accommodation on a mass scale

  • The Jungle Block: Marina One by Ingenhoven Architects and Gustafson Porter + Bowman

    Under an equatorial sun, a new wave of Singaporean buildings is blooming with vegetation. At Marina One, a vast complex designed by Ingenhoven Architects and landscaped by Gustafson Porter + Bowman, the big innovation is to integrate a jungle into the heart of the complex

  • Reflecting the Romans: Musée de la Romanité by Elizabeth de Portzamparc

    Elizabeth de Portzamparc’s new Musée de la Romanité in Nimes responds to two millennia of history with undulating reflections and a building that draws the city into — and on to — it.

  • Gasholders London: from industrial structures to luxury housing

    A unique trio of Victorian iron frames in which gas tanks once rose and fell, now host another unique structure — a trio of cylindrical apartment blocks. Referencing the industrial heritage, they are the latest additions to the trending, creative quarter of King’s Cross, London

  • Billion dollar cube: the new US Embassy by KieranTimberlake

    Donald Trump may have complained about it, but the new US Embassy in London is one of the most extraordinary projects the capital and the world of diplomacy have seen

  • Bronzed and breathing: Bloomberg HQ by Foster + Partners

    The new Foster + Partners-designed Bloomberg European HQ in the City of London is rated as the most sustainable office building to date. The project offers a dazzling internal environment, a Roman temple, and a renewed narrative on how cities can accommodate large-scale commercial architecture