• '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

  • Pleasure dome: Louvre Abu Dhabi by Jean Nouvel

    Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first building in a proposed new cultural quarter for the city, on land reclaimed from the sea. The building draws on traditional Arab architectural patterns, lighting and forms, but delivers an ambitious programme using 21st-century technologies, materials and sophistication

  • Meet Yinka Ilori: the king of narrative furniture

    Yinka Ilori, furniture upcycler and star of LDF 2017, talks to Blueprint about storytelling, colour and identity in design

  • 'We didn’t want it to feel like a fortress': Rijnstraat 8 by OMA

    Rijnstraat 8, a striking renovation project in The Hague from OMA, provides flexible workspace for Dutch govenment ministries and new public space

  • Review: Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017

    Chicago’s second architecture biennial (16 September 2017 – 7 January 2018) has a core, slightly mystifying, theme of ‘Make New History’, discovers Herbert Wright

  • 'We wanted it to feel like a carved thing': Zeitz MOCAA by Heatherwick Studio

    On Cape Town’s Waterfront in 2005 Thomas Heatherwick was introduced to two redundant grain silo buildings. Now Heatherwick Studio has transformed the structures into a unique public art gallery — the largest dedicated to contemporary African art, with an awe-inspiring cathedral-like atrium

  • Review: Rachel Whiteread at Tate Britain

    Tate Britain’s major exhibition on Rachel Whiteread spans three decades of the British artist’s work — with mixed success

  • Hidden depths: Tate St Ives by Jamie Fobert Architects

    The initial design by Jamie Fobert Architects for a much-needed extension to Tate St Ives was abandoned after fierce local objection — but the practice was able to address the site again, this time coming up with a design that artfully embeds the extension in the cliff face

  • California dreaming: exploring the visions of the SCI-Arc graduates

    As a juror at the Southern California Institute of Architecture’s Graduate Thesis Weekend, Herbert Wright got an insight into the future of architecture as seen by its would-be practitioners

  • Super modern meets Suffolk vernacular: Wood Farm by Studio RHE

    In the quiet of the Suffolk countryside a family home has been carved from the footprint of a farmstead and a Second World War hangar site. It has also inspired London-based Studio RHE to develop a new way to address the national housing shortage