• 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.

  • Lisbon’s MAAT by Amanda Levete Architects

    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