• Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age at the Science Museum review

    Despite a few gaps, Herbert Wright finds this Science Museum showstopper of Russian spacecraft and artefacts to be the epic show it promises to be

  • Chicago Biennial review

    The first Chicago Architecture Biennial is an exuberant explosion of ideas and it reaches out to engage the city. It offers spectacle and reflection, fantasies and practical projects, global perspective and local intervention. But what is the agenda? And does it succeed in restoring Chicago’s position at the centre-stage of architecture?

  • Big Spill outside London Museum

    London is graced by a dazzling new public artwork by Indian artist Subodh Gupta. When Soak Becomes Spill alludes to things even bigger than its giant presence out on the street.

  • Skylines Book Review

    SkylinesYolanda Zappaterra and Jan Fuscoe, illustrations by Jenny Seddon, Aurum Press, £18.99Book review

  • Letter from… Copenhagen

    Denmark’s global presence in design owes much to the country’s greatest modernist, Arne Jacobsen, who created a family of design classics in his furniture for Fritz Hansen. Herbert Wright checks out his architectural legacy in the Nordic bastion of urban cool that is the capital Copenhagen, and experiences colours that are reinvigorating Danish design, and the world’s favourite chair

  • A cut above: Zaha Hadid’s Messner Mountain Museum

    The latest Zaha Hadid project is modest in size and half-invisible from the outside. Situated in an Italian mountainscape, the Messner Mountain Museum bridges one of her earliest designs with her most recent

  • Lightscape: James Turrell at Houghton

    Part of American artist James Turrell’s show at the 18th-century Houghton Hall in Norfolk involves lighting up the facade. Herbert Wright visited

  • A distant echo of gothic - Henri Gaudin’s Soissons conservatoire

    A legend of French architecture has delivered an extraordinary conservatoire building, composed from conical sections, which echoes the relics of an abandoned abbey. Herbert Wright travels to Soissons to see the Cité de la Musique et de la Danse, and finds the veteran architect Henri Gaudin in his Parisian Chinatown retreat.

  • Night Shift at the London Transport Museum

    A new exhibition at the London Transport Museum explores a century of nocturnal public transport. Posters, photos and facts make for a fascinating journey, but it's one that doesn't stop everywhere...

  • Strata and Surprises in Sauerbruch Hutton's Latest Building

    In a small Rhineland town, the Hager Group has a bright, airy new building to facilitate communications within the company and with their customers. Herbert Wright visited the Sauerbruch Hutton-designed Hager Forum, to discover that it stratifies time and conceals the unexpected