• 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

  • The Woo Building by Haworth Tompkins

    A new building by Stirling Prize and Blueprint Award winner Haworth Tompkins completes its ensemble at the Royal College of Arts’ Battersea campus. The practice’s industrial approach embodies advice given by Jim Cadbury-Brown, architect of the original iconic RCA building in Kensington. Herbert Wright reports

  • King’s Cross Gasholders by WilkinsonEyre

    The vast, ongoing development of King’s Cross behind the station, led by Argent, has seen major repurposings of industrial heritage, such as the Granary Building. Perhaps the most unusual are three conjoined Victorian gasholders, Grade II listed like their neighbour gasholder no. 8. A WilkinsonEyre project will see them restored, to house three cylindrical-based volumes, rising 12, nine and eight storeys and providing 145 apartments, ready in 2017. Practice founder Chris Wilkinson talks about King’s Cross Gasholders with Herbert Wright.