• 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

  • 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