• The Diary: Exhibitions, shows and events in December

    Our pick of events happening this month or coming up

  • If Only… an ‘Autonomous Wildwood’ could wake us from our Tarmac nightmare

    Ivana Stanisic, Duncan Thomas and Nigel Bidwell of JTP re-imagine the hard, anonymous and polluted urban motorways of London

  • Light+Tech: More yet subtly done

    Jill Entwistle looks at examples of lighting designs that go beyond just being good, by adding that bit extra without taking over

  • Capital Gains: Gran Hotel Inglés

    Gran Hotel Inglés has been a landmark since it was built in 1853. Cathy Hayward reports on Rockwell Group’s restoration of Madrid’s oldest hotel to its former splendour

  • Cheap Chic: The rise of budget hotels

    Lacklustre growth, a squeeze on real incomes and uncertain travel trends are all supporting the rise of budget hotels – and the budget boutique hotel – as business and leisure travellers seek to spend less without compromising on quality or amenities. Cathy Hayward reports

  • Hybrid Theory: Hotel Design

    While people have used hotel lobbies for business meetings and laptop work for years, the new breed of hybrid hotels – which mix co-living and co-working – has taken that idea further. Cathy Hayward reports

  • Q&A: Leading hotel designers

    Three leading hotel designers answer our questions on the challenges of the sector in a Q&A format: Goddard Littlefair, Harriet Forde of Harriet Forde Design and Dr Carol Bentel of Bentel & Bentel

  • Bunker Mentality

    Going underground is an increasingly attractive option for space-strapped organisations – from university libraries to national museums. But there are extra qualities that a subterranean setting can bring, as Veronica Simpson discovers

  • She did all the work. And he took all the credit. And that’s not all

    Stephen Hitchins looks at the work and lives of often uncredited female architects of the last century

  • Shpeel by Biome Collective

    Youngsters in distress find it hard to articulate their feelings. But Dundee-based game designer Biome Collective has found a potential antidote, creating an interactive game, called Shpeel for the London Design Biennial. Veronica Simpson explores the buttons it is pushing