• A new approach to live/work: Frizz23 by Deadline Architekten

    A new co-operative block in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district includes short-term apartments, training facilities and a creative hub that includes live/work units. It has produced some complex arrangements

  • Living in a palace: Palacete Barão de Santos by Barbas Lopes Arquitectos

    The conversion of a dilapidated nineteenth-century Lisbon palace into luxury apartments demonstrates that resuscitating past elegance needn’t clash with contemporary city living

  • Street life: Ordnance Road by Peter Barber Architects

    Eleven townhouses and four bungalows — all for social rent — have been created in the London suburb of Enfield. With a brand new mews and a focus on social space, the low-rise buildings bring a sense of warmth and intimacy to the streetscape

  • Breeze block: National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts by Mecanoo

    Mecanoo’s National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts in Taiwan, houses four auditoria under the largest performing arts venue roof in the world, and another one on top of it. This futuristic mega-volume creates new public space and takes its inspiration from the banyan tree

  • Moonbase Helsinki: Amos Rex by JKMM Architects

    The Finnish capital’s new cultural centre, Amos Rex by JKMM Architects, establishes a synergy between a restored modernist icon and new underground galleries, beneath a surrealistic public square

  • The skyscraper college dorm: The Atlas by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

    The Atlas belongs to the trending typology of the student residential tower. It responds to the urban heritage of its London location, and its rigorous geometry efficiently enables accommodation on a mass scale

  • The 16th Venice Architecture Biennale — review

    The 16th Venice Architecture Biennale takes as its theme the concept of Freespace. With 71 exhibition participants and 63 national pavilions, there’s much to explore. Here we bring you all the highlights — and reflect on how architects from around the world have interpreted the idea of generous, inclusive and humane architecture

  • Billion dollar cube: the new US Embassy by KieranTimberlake

    Donald Trump may have complained about it, but the new US Embassy in London is one of the most extraordinary projects the capital and the world of diplomacy have seen

  • Bronzed and breathing: Bloomberg HQ by Foster + Partners

    The new Foster + Partners-designed Bloomberg European HQ in the City of London is rated as the most sustainable office building to date. The project offers a dazzling internal environment, a Roman temple, and a renewed narrative on how cities can accommodate large-scale commercial architecture

  • Review: Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017

    Chicago’s second architecture biennial (16 September 2017 – 7 January 2018) has a core, slightly mystifying, theme of ‘Make New History’, discovers Herbert Wright