• 'Architectural gunpowder': the Experimentarium by CEBRA

    When Danish practice CEBRA took on the brief to create a new home for the Experimentarium science centre in Copenhagen, it created some ‘gunpowder’ moments, including a double helix staircase clad in 10 tonnes of copper

  • Ness Point by Tonkin Liu

    The sleek lines and curves of this new home for interior designer, Logan McWatt, by architect Tonkin Liu are inspired by its local history and stunning cliff-top location overlooking the White Cliffs of Dover, as well as philosopy from the Far East.

  • Cite du Vin by XTU Architects & Casson Mann

    The original straight-edged plans for a museum of wine in Bordeaux went out of the window when the architects Anouk Legendre and Nicolas Desmazières drank a glass of one of the world’s best wines. From that point on, what has become the Cité du Vin, in collaboration with Casson Mann, had to be deliciously voluptuous.

  • Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico

    With a major retrospective on the pioneer of 20th-century art Georgia O’Keeffe pulling in the crowds at Tate Modern, we take a look at one of her two homes in New Mexico - her adobe dwelling and studio in Abiquiu - and examine how its modified vernacular style reflects the artist and her personality

  • Nightclubbing: Ian Schrager

    Thirty five years ago, Ian Schrager’s legendary New York nightclub, Studio 54, closed its doors and the man himself — and partner Steve Rubell — headed off to prison for tax evasion. Who knew that this was just the beginning, with another nightclub to follow and designs on the hotel world that would change the industry. Just don’t call him a designer...

  • The great outdoors: Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture school Taliesin West

    The architecture school Taliesin West, established by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1937, is like no other — students are expected to build their own shelters, wash dishes, cook and serve food. But now the great man’s living exploration of ‘learning by doing’ is under financial threat and could soon be a thing of fond memories only