• Xiqu Centre and the evolution of Hong Kong's new arts hub

    Hong Kong’s Xiqu Centre — designed by Revery Architecture and Ronald Lu & Partners — is the first project to complete as part of the city’s ambitious new arts neighbourhood, the West Kowloon Cultural District

  • The rise of the flying car

    Say goodbye to sitting in traffic jams, as flying cars are on their way. From as early as next year, these vehicles — once the sole preserve of sci-fi films — will start to be rolled out. But what are the challenges — and will our city skies really be full of cars soon?

  • Gimme shelter: how are architects tackling homelessness?

    Designs for high-end housing and bespoke home extensions are ten a penny in the architecture world, but what are today’s practices doing to address the homelessness crisis? From temporary housing and modular pods to a digital platform tackling bureaucratic boundaries, we look at the innovative designs developed by architects for those without homes

  • Turning corn husks into colourful furniture: meet Fernando Laposse

    Debika Ray speaks to designer Fernando Laposse about his work harnessing natural materials in
    unusual ways to create furniture — and supporting sustainable agriculture in Mexico in the process

  • The weird and wonderful world of 'bubbletecture'

    Phaidon’s new book Bubbletecture takes us inside the world of inflatable architecture and design

  • Desert art: Bombay Beach Biennale and the revival of a forgotten town

    In 2016, Stefan Ashkenazy and friends set up an annual, anti-biennale arts festival in the California desert, the Bombay Beach Biennale. Its ambitions soon grew into a project of permanent cultural regeneration, bringing life back to this abandoned town by the once-popular Salton Sea

  • Making waves: Blueprint meets Dorte Mandrup

    With a trio of buildings for the Unesco-protected Wadden Sea and a bold glacier visitor centre in Iceland, Dorte Mandrup’s eponymous practice is fast becoming a specialist in water projects. But alongside climate conscious innovation, there is contradiction and unpredictability among the Danish studio’s works

  • Curved, cantilevered concrete: Thomas P Murphy Design Studio by Arquitectonica

    Arquitectonica’s studio for the University of Miami architecture faculty is both dramatic and minimal, gestural and functional

  • The Blueprint curated diary: Owen Hopkins

    Sir John Soane’s Museum senior curator Owen Hopkins selects this spring’s best shows and events

  • Welcome to M9, Italy’s first all-digital history museum

    The unglamorous dormitory town of Mestre, which houses most of Venice’s workers, has just launched Italy’s first all-digital history museum: the M9 Museum of the 20th Century, designed by Sauerbruch Hutton