• West side story: inside New York's Hudson Yards

    The northern end of New York’s High Line is now capped off by a massive $25bn mixed-use development called Hudson Yards. On its cusp is The Shed, a Diller Scofidio + Renfro-designed arts building, at its heart is the Heatherwick Studio-designed Vessel and in its shopping mall is the Snark Park, by Snarkitecture

  • 'I got here by sticking to my guns': Nicholas Grimshaw on winning the RIBA Royal Gold Medal

    Best known for a series of buildings which wear their engineering credentials on their sleeve, as well as being linked in with the Brit high-tech pack, Nicholas Grimshaw receives the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture this February, recognising his lifetime’s achievements. We sit down with him for an exclusive interview

  • Library in the clouds: Oodi by ALA Architects

    In Finland the right to visit a library has been enshrined in law for almost a century. Now in Helsinki, ALA Architects has created the crown jewel of libraries, Oodi, on the most prime piece of real estate in the country. Don’t expect too many books though — that’s just not what the modern library is all about

  • The Blueprint collaboration interviews: Daniel Libeskind and Thomas Heatherwick

    From master planning New York’s World Trade Center site to designing the Coal Drops Yard in London, Daniel Libeskind and Thomas Heatherwick share their creative process exclusively with Blueprint editor Johnny Tucker. In two filmed interviews held at Arper, and transcribed here, they explain how collaboration is at the very heart of everything they do

  • King's Cross Kit-Kats: Coal Drops Yard by Heatherwick Studio

    The long-anticipated and Heatherwick Studio-designed shopping complex in King’s Cross, Coal Drops Yard, finally opens

  • Red hot drama: Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology by McCullough Mulvin Architects

    McCullough Mulvin Architects’ new project for the Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology features dramatic accommodation blocks in red, a connective walkway and landscaping that responds to the scorching climate, expressing both Mughal and modernist architectural influences with a 21st-century sensibility

  • 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

  • Ferrari: Under the Skin — review

    The Design Museum’s Ferrari show may be a collector’s fantasy, but it fails to get under Blueprint’s skin

  • '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