• Listen: Michael Pawlyn

    While biomimicry has transformed the world of robotics and is being increasingly adopted in engineering and materials science, it is yet to be widely embraced by architects, says Michael Pawlyn. An architect and speaker focused on innovation, Pawlyn is the founder of exploration Architecture, co-founder of the Sahara Forest Project and the author of Biomimicry in Architecture - the second edition was published by RIBA Publishing in October.

  • The Poli House by Karim Rashid

    A building with its feet firmly in the turbulent early history of the founding of the state of Israel, Tel Aviv’s new hotel The Poli House has been lavished with audacious colour and playfulness by Karim Rashid in a very modern approach to its interiors that loudly says ‘future’. Anthea Gerrie pays a visit

  • Dyson Campus by WilkinsonEyre

    Building on a 20-year relationship with technology company Dyson, WilkinsonEyre has completed a £250m expansion of the Dyson campus in rural Wiltshire, which it first designed in 1996. The centrepiece is a mirrored glass box designed to conceal the brand’s most top-secret innovations...

  • Lisbon’s MAAT by Amanda Levete Architects

    MAAT has opened a curvaceous new waterfront building by Amanda Levete’s practice AL_A. It transforms the riverside, reframes the idea of exhibition space, and reconnects this edgeland with the city behind it

  • Beijing Design Week with Herbert Wright

    Herbert Wright explores the vast, varied world of Beijing Design Week, from courtyard housing inspired by the traditional Chinese hutong to a vast design park sited on disused power plant complex

  • The Blueprint Curated Diary — by Pedro Gadanho

    Portuguese architect Pedro Gadanho, director of the new Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) in Lisbon designed by AL_A, picks his top events and exhibitions to see this winter

  • Review: Orgatec 2016 — New Visions of Work

    The biennial office furniture fair returns with a focus this time on co-working and even an office in a driverless car, finds Mark Eltringham

  • Lisbon and Oslo architecture triennales

    Herbert Wright compares the contemporary phenomenon of the Oslo
    Architecture Triennale with the timeless themes of the equivalent Lisbon addition

  • You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970

    The Sixties was an era of profound cultural change. Herbert Wright visits the latest V&A blockbuster show to see if they have done it justice

  • Brighton College School of Music by Eric Parry Architects

    Another new edifice, in a raft of new buildings for the 170-year-old Brighton College, has been unveiled - the music school by Eric Parry Architects, with a floating, pitched roof inspired by George Gilbert Scott’s original school building. Cate St Hill visits