• Observatory of Light, Paris / Daniel Buren

    From afar and from within, Frank Gehry’s Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris has been transformed by the artist Daniel Buren. High in the building’s terraces, Herbert Wright talked to the legend of conceptual art about the work

  • Review: International Space Station: Architecture Beyond Earth

    A new tome by the co-founder of Future Systems, David Nixon, charts the history of the epic International Space Station and proves to be a fascinating read, finds Herbert Wright

  • Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners office, Leadenhall / RSH+P

    After 30 years in Hammersmith, Richard Roger’s practice has relocated to one of its newest and most iconic buildings, the Leadenhall Building in the heart of the City of London. The new office consolidates the workplace for 200 staff, creates a dynamic, refreshing environment and reasserts the practice’s ‘reveal-all’ approach to design. Herbert Wright reports

  • Switching place: Herzog & de Meuron’s Tate Modern extension

    Tate Modern’s latest extension is radical in form and surface, yet intimately relates to the vast building it joins, which opened as London’s foremost modern art gallery in 2000. The new Switch House’s angular geometry, permeability, movement and, materiality are explored by Herbert Wright, who also earlier talked to its architects, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron

  • Big Mac: Entrepot Macdonald, Paris

    The longest building in Paris has just had a billion-euro makeover. The new Entrepôt Macdonald is a collaboration involving 15 architects including Pritzker Prize winner Christian de Portzamparc and Kengo Kuma of Japan. This is a visionary grand projet away from where tourists tread, but some involved question the megastructure that has resulted. Herbert Wright went down the line to report

  • Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers review

    Photographer Martin Parr has curated an exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery about Britain as told from the viewpoint of foreign photographers. It’s a revelation, finds Herbert Wright

  • Pablo Bronstein: A Choreography of Errors

    Pablo Bronstein’s works explore themes arising from the baroque and postmodern in media including drawings, installations and choreography. Between rehearsals for his Tate Britain commission, Historical Dances in an Antique Setting, Herbert Wright had the pleasure of an audience with him, and an opportunity to enquire about the new production, and sundry diverse matters

  • Sainsbury’s Digital Lab by Chetwoods Architects

    Maintaining a happy and productive workforce of digital creatives is one thing, but housing them in the basement is another. Sainsbury’s Digital Lab manages to do just that, thanks to a unique, collaborative design by Chetwoods Architects that repurposed unused underground space beneath a London office block. Herbert Wright digs out the story

  • All the wood’s a stage – Studio Gang’s Writers Theatre

    Timber is enjoying a renaissance as a contemporary building material, but the USA has been slow to catch up on innovations in Europe and Japan. Enter Studio Gang, one of the US’ leading practices. At the new Writers Theatre in a small town in Illinois, it has given timber a stage and pushed its performance to new levels