• 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

  • 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 and Oslo architecture triennales

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

  • 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