• Brief Encounters

    Veronica Simpson is in Hastings to look at the story behind dRMM’s Stirling prize-winning pier

  • Brief Encounters

    Veronica Simpson assesses the importance or otherwise of design and architecture awards.

  • Pleasure dome: Louvre Abu Dhabi by Jean Nouvel

    Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first building in a proposed new cultural quarter for the city, on land reclaimed from the sea. The building draws on traditional Arab architectural patterns, lighting and forms, but delivers an ambitious programme using 21st-century technologies, materials and sophistication

  • Brief Encounters - White Collar Factory by AHMM

    Veronica Simpson reports on the White Collar Factory by AHMM for Derwent, once labelled by letting agents as ‘too weird’

  • Open Source

    Veronica Simpson looks at cultural institutions that are realising that their archives give them a unique edge, and which they are capitalising on with new buildings and spaces

  • Brief Encounters - RIBA

    Veronica Simpson reports from a recent RIBA conference where some solutions to social and economic divisions were proposed by a hard-hitting cast list of speakers

  • Heritage Lottery Fund

    Veronica Simpson looks at projects backed by the HLF and the criteria that led to them being selected to receive funding.

  • Brief Encounters

    After architecture collaborations in 21 years and 20 buildings for Maggie’s Centres, Veronica Simpson finds inspiration in the latest offering in Oldham, from dRMM

  • Brief Encounters

    In her own column, Veronica Simpson reports on a success story of the Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places programme

  • Water works

    Our fascination with water has endured for millennia, and being close to water is as popular now as it has ever been. Veronica Simpson looks at new projects that are harnessing the unique delights of being by water