• 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

  • The architects tackling the housing crisis

    Having once been the envy of the world for the quality of its housing, the UK’s current output is now regarded as one of the worst. How can architects bring their ingenuity and vision to remedy this situation?

  • Meet Forensic Architecture — the first ‘architectural detective agency’

    Forensic Architecture is redefining the profession — and getting nominated for the Turner Prize in the process. Veronica Simpson meets the team behind it

  • Education: We need to talk about art

    With arts education at school level massively depleted and deprioritised, art galleries in the UK and Europe are filling that gap with an exciting range of engagement and education activities aimed at broadening and diversifying who gets to talk about – and make – art. Veronica Simpson reports

  • Rediscovering a civic asset: York Mansion House by De Matos Ryan

    A civic asset that few in York knew they had, this 18th-century building is now welcoming the public for historical appreciation, tours and events following a £2.4m restoration and refurbishment

  • Art of the invisible: The new Royal Academy by David Chipperfield Architects

    London’s Royal Academy of Arts has been surgically attached and integrated with its neighbouring building, nearly doubling in size, adding new galleries and making visible the art school at its heart

  • Brief Encounters

    Veronica Simpson is in Portsmouth, looking at good and not-so-good ways of keeping back the sea

  • Review: Night fever – designing club culture

    Vitra Design Museum’s latest show immerses visitors in the world of nightclubs, to explore how design has shaped our nightlife

  • Museums masterplanned

    Expert exhibition designers are helping museums take a new look at their collections and present them in a new way

  • Immersed in nature: Stepping Stone House by Hamish & Lyons

    Floating within its own bespoke landscape of lake and giant tree ferns, Stepping Stone House provides a family of five with an enchanting space for playing, sleeping and partying