• St James’s Market, London by Make Architects

    Thanks to two keys buildings being restored and refurbished by Make Architects into high-end offices and retail, within a larger £400m masterplan, the old St James’s Market area abutting Haymarket in London is moving on from being the neglected yesteryear haunt of butchers, bakers and periwig makers. Now the market site will soon find itself again as a bustling centre of commerce, shopping and dining at the heart of London’s West End

  • Fixing a hole: Fixperts profile

    Every idea has its day, and Fixperts is an idea whose momentum has truly arrived. In 2016, the open-source fixing evangelists picked up a major Blueprint award, and trialled a whole new teaching programme around making for arts-starved UK schools. With the BBC recently launching its Big Life Fix, showing design professionals as they tackle real-life problems, it appears that fixing as a universal act of ingenuity and resistance – countering the culture of empty consumerism and built-in obsolescence – is going mainstream

  • 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.

  • Review: Wang Shu at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

    The first in a new series at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art focusing on a new generation of architects that are responding to the world around us, explores the work of Chinese architect Wang Shu

  • Listen: Tom Lloyd

    The term 'design thinking' is central to the creative process and can help a designer look at a problem or process from the point of view of the user experience, says Tom Lloyd, of practice PearsonLloyd.

  • Meet: Rural Urban Framework

    Hong Kong-based Rural Urban Framework has won the RIBA’s first International Emerging Architect prize for its work on new models of rural development in China

  • Lucienne Day centenary celebrations

    Lucienne Day is well known as one half of Britain’s most celebrated, and most glamorous, designer couple, the Days. But while the power of the couple was instrumental in their image-making, Lucienne showed a determination to be recognised as an independent designer. She was the first textile designer to have her name printed on her fabrics and helped shape the practice of design into what it is today. As a year-long programme of events and exhibitions kicks off to mark the centenary of her birth, we reflect on her legacy.

  • Blueprint seminar with Poliform UK

    Blueprint and Poliform UK bring together a group of designers at the brand’s King’s Road showroom to discuss the similarities and differences between interior design and architecture practice

  • Review: Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair

    Established Scandinavian brands are supporting younger, up-and-coming designers, discovers Cate St Hill at this year’s Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair

  • 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