• 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.