• 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

  • Preview: Surface Design Show 2019

    Veronica Simpson takes a look at the highlights of February’s Surface Design Show in London

  • 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

  • From car park to arts centre: Ty Pawb by Featherstone Young

    In the heart of Wrexham, Wales, Featherstone Young has created Ty Pawb, a market and community arts centre under one roof

  • Ship shape: V&A Dundee by Kengo Kuma

    Kengo Kuma’s magnificent V&A Dundee opened its doors this autumn, attracting record numbers in its opening weeks. We take a closer look at, and around, this iconic building — and examine the context and collective energy that helped bring the project to fruition

  • 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

  • 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

  • Learning labs: co-creating a new educational structure

    New types of laboratories have been emerging across Europe, breaking away from traditional academic practice and encouraging a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to learning. Is this the model of future education?

  • Pragmatic and poetic: St Teresa’s sixth-form centre by IF_DO

    IF_DO’s St Teresa’s sixth-form building in the Surrey Hills immerses students in nature to enhance wellbeing

  • Lessons from Venice

    The Venice Architecture Biennale is the biggest and most important architecture exhibition in the world. With this year’s theme ‘freespace’ – investigating how architecture can go the extra mile to facilitate engagement, appreciation and utilisation by the public – there is no shortage of inspirational projects as well as those whose ideas perhaps get lost in translation