• 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

  • Hendrix Flat, London by Outside Studios and Haines Phillips Architects

    It was 48 years ago today, that Jimi Hendrix had a pad to stay. His bedroom’s now restored to style, pretty sure it would’ve made him smile. So let me introduce to you, the place that’s waited all those years... 23 Brook Street, Mayfair

  • Zaha Hadid 1950-2016

    Zaha Hadid, 2004 Pritzker Laureate, has changed the world forever, but left it on 31st March. Blueprint contributing editor Herbert Wright honours her genius.

  • Out There: Our Post-War Art review

    Historic England’s exhibition at London’s Somerset House provides a timely call-to-action to help save the nation’s sculptures and public art, finds Herbert Wright