• Preview: London Design Festival 2018

    Blueprint rounds up the highlights of what to see at this year’s London Design Festival (15–23 September)

  • The 16th Venice Architecture Biennale — review

    The 16th Venice Architecture Biennale takes as its theme the concept of Freespace. With 71 exhibition participants and 63 national pavilions, there’s much to explore. Here we bring you all the highlights — and reflect on how architects from around the world have interpreted the idea of generous, inclusive and humane architecture

  • The new industry: former factories transform into modern makerspaces

    Around the world, many former industrial buildings have been transformed into high-end housing or art galleries. But now a new wave of projects honours the manufacturing heritage of these built structures, repurposing them for the makers of today

  • A ring road runs through it: Blox by OMA

    OMA’s long-anticipated home for the Danish Architecture Centre has opened as a waterside stack of blocks in Copenhagen. The project, which embraces a major road physically and metaphorically, sits at odds with Denmark’s pedestrian-friendly urbanism — but does it work?

  • Tetris brutalism: 81–87 Weston St by Solidspace and AHMM

    Next to the transformed London Bridge Station, a new kind of mansion flat block has risen, with a 21st-century, high-quality take on brutalism — and a craft-focused design approach described as ‘slow architecture’

  • Buoyant futures: architecture turns to urban waterways

    Urban waterways, once so vital as transport arteries for trade, are now targets for the newest kind of development: floating architecture

  • On the drawing board: Stephenson House by Marks Barfield Architects

    Marks Barfield Architects' new mixed-use project is aiming to create a step change in well-being led office design, with its abundance of greenery and healthy features

  • Reinterpreting history: Büro Ole Scheeren's Guardian Art Center

    German architect Ole Scheeren is no stranger to landmark projects in Beijing. The latest from his practice, the Guardian Art Center, sits at an intersection of competing forces: history and modernity, culture and commerce, anticipating a new direction for architecture in China

  • The Danish maximum-security prison where wellbeing comes first

    Designed by by CF Møller, Denmark's Storstrøm Prison demonstrates a refreshingly nurturing and rehabilitating approach to prison design. Without so much as a misdemeanor to its name, Blueprint goes inside for a look around

  • Shimmering in the sky: Dollar Bay by SimpsonHaugh

    This 31-storey tower overlooking Canary Wharf's South Dock combines a sculptural, crystalline exterior with a shell of 'winter gardens' to provide a new residential language in London's Docklands