• The Diary: exhibitions, shows and events in February

    Our pick of events happening this month or coming up

  • Phyllida Barlow RA: cul-de-sac

    Phyllida Barlow reinterprets the cul-de-sac in vibrant colours and everyday materials in the RA's new David Chipperfield designed galleries

  • If Only… Shelter could shift our experience of the seasons

    Designers from Seattle-based design firm Olson Kundig share their designs for a flexible shelter – to provide protection on rainy days and light on gloomy days

  • Hannah Stouffer: Lust for Light

    Jill Entwistle takes us through Lust for Light, a new book by artist, illustrator and art director Hannah Stouffer that explores the beauty and power of contemporary light art

  • Jay Osgerby: 'Objects have to justify their existence'

    Designer Jay Osgerby shares with Pamela Buxton the top 10 lessons he’s learned since establishing Barber & Osgerby

  • Brief Encounters in Sheffield

    An exhibition on crystal technologies, both ancient and modern, in Sheffield’s Site Gallery finally gives a weightier, more nuanced perspective on our digital fascinations. Veronica Simpson reports

  • The new New Towns

    There are developments, and then there are developments. By the time it’s completed Greenwich Peninsula will be large enough to be a town in its own right, with all the facilities and amenities one could expect. David Tarpey takes a look, and at a couple more large-scale developments in London and Bedford

  • School Design: Top of the class

    Ten years after the global economic downturn forced a massive reduction in investment in school buildings, glimmers of hope are emerging. Our round-up of new school projects finds innovation in the tight, urban streets of London and New York as well as a traditional Alpine village. By Veronica Simpson

  • Trevor Morriss of SPPARC: 'I didn't go in at any glamorous heights; I went in as a print boy'

    Already wanting to be an architect, Trevor Morriss left school at 17 to work as a print boy in an architect’s office. His talent was soon spotted, and he was on his way

  • The Warehouse, Penryn, Cornwall by Hart Miller Design

    Keeping it local has never rung so true for Hart Miller Design; for its work on this cafe in its home town, the architectural practice keeps the 19th-century warehouse building looking true to its origins