• 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

  • A 21st-century castle: Fjordenhus by Studio Olafur Eliasson

    Sitting in the water at Vejle, Denmark, Fjordenhus is Studio Olafur Eliasson's first (and last) solo architectural project, embracing ‘outsider’ architecture and with hardly a right angle to be seen

  • The revolutionary rise of cross-laminated timber

    The growth of cross-laminated timber (CLT) is revolutionising the construction industry. Two recent projects from dRMM and Waugh Thistleton demonstrate its potential

  • Generation game: the influence of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

    Established in the Eighties, FeildenClegg (now Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios) had an alternative background, following a communal-living, self-sufficent, build-it-yourself craft lifestyle. While it moved on into bigger projects and garnered an enviable mainstream reputation, it retained an affection for arts and crafts - and has spawned several offshoot practices headed by former staff, which seem to be following in the practice’s early-era footsteps.

  • Meet: Kéré Architecture

    We get to know Burkina Faso-born Francis Kéré of Berlin-based Kéré Architecture, designer of this summer’s Serpentine Pavilion in London’s Kensington Gardens

  • Aarhus European Capital of Culture

    Denmark’s second city Aarhus is celebrating its status as this year’s European Capital of Culture with a plethora of architecture-related events and buildings

  • The battle of Hastings Pier

    Once grand statements of Victorian seaside towns’ confidence and bravado, piers, like the towns themselves, are now often neglected and down-at-heel. In Hastings, however, the fire-damaged pier has risen from the ashes thanks to the local community and dRMM architects