• Call to faith

    A flourishing of new churches and chapels shows architects and designers eagerly embracing that rare opportunity for craftsmanship and the creation of transformational spaces that aren’t trying to sell you anything – except, of course, salvation. Veronica Simpson seeks illumination

  • Martin Roth

    The new head of one of the coolest museums in the world, Martin Roth is determined that the V&A will keep changing to retain its reputation. More of an evolution than anything too radical, but if he gets his way retrospectives will be a thing of the past, and the museum’s management will become more creative, he tells Jamie Mitchell

  • Now you see it...

    Francis Pearce takes a look at the latest crop of pop-up stores, from those that have a very short lifespan of just a few days to those that have settled in their location...

  • Faith, hope and clarity

    Despite dwindling donations and a public turned decidedly twitchy about conspicuous consumption, charities large and small have been investing in exemplary new headquarters. Veronica Simpson finds much to celebrate in the humility and charm of the resulting schemes, as well as the client’s clear faith in good design

  • London 2012 Thanks for The memory. But was it all worth it?

    Now all the hoo-hah has died down Stephen Hitchins looks at the true legacy of London’s Olympic Games, in the first part of a two-part article

  • Karma Chameleons

    Never have all things vintage, upcycled, recycled and reclaimed been so popular. Veronica Simpson explores the pleasures and pitfalls of creative reuse

  • A proper education?

    While three of the UK’s leading art schools settle down into sparkling new premises, Stephen Hitchins takes a look at their new buildings, what prompted them and what benefits can students expect to see, at a time when art teaching and course content in the UK is being cut back and technological know-how seems to be more highly valued than basic art skills

  • Tony Brown

    With Tony Brown at the helm of Bisley for more than 40 years, this British office furniture company has weathered storms past and present, gone from strength to strength with storage systems LateralFile, InnerSpace and Glide, and is set to launch another new product at Orgatec later this month. He talks officeworld to Jamie Mitchell

  • Lowest cost or best value?

    James Geekie, head of design at office design and fit-out company Area Sq, looks at how to obtain best value from an office relocation or refurbishment

  • A degree of design

    Tough competition for students and funding has brought a blossoming of bold new university buildings that celebrate and facilitate 21st-century learning in more ways than one. Veronica Simpson takes a tour.

  • Making a splash

    Gareth Gardner has a sneak preview of a glowing bath tub...

  • Boxfresh opens at Boxpark

    A mall made of old shipping containers may not be everyone's ideal shopping destination, but the idea is perfectly suited to the entrepreneurial, make do-and-mend spirit of London's creative East End, where Boxpark Shoreditch opened earlier this year. The temporary development at Bethnal Green Road packs innovative invitation-only brands, eating places and galleries into a unique space made of 60 individually decorated shipping storage boxes.

  • City in the Clouds

    Visiting Germany-based artist Tomas Saraceno's new installation in New York City's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a bit like viewing the Manhattan skyline through a fairground fun house. Inside the geometric bubbles of polished steel and clear Plexiglass, visitors experience a sometimes disorienting mix of reflective and transparent panels, twisting scenes of Central Park, the sky and other museum-goers.

  • All change

    Gareth Gardner is at King’s Cross station to see the concourse’s new roof

  • BuckleyGrayYeoman Launches Fred Perry Store

    As Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka battle it out at Wimbledon 2012, architecture and design practice BuckleyGrayYeoman celebrates an older Wimbledon champion with the launch of its Fred Perry store in Westfield Stratford City shopping centre.

  • London hosts Canstruction

    Remember when mum always used to say, 'Don't play with your food'? Well, apparently, not everyone listened.

  • The Sleep Event announces exhibitors

    The Sleep Event, the annual trade fair for the hotel design sector, has announced many of the companies that will exhibit at this year's show, which takes place 21-22 November at the Business Design Centre in Islington, north London.

  • A Hotel of Illuminated Corian

    The Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel proposed an interesting challenge for DuPont's award-winning material Corian last spring - outfitting the interiors and exteriors of its large hotel.

  • Get 25 per cent off tickets to this year's New Designers show

    New Designers, an annual showcase of up-and-coming creative talent, returns to the Business Design Centre in Islington, north London next week, and the organisers are kindly offering readers of FX a 25 per cent discount on tickets.