• Christian de Portzamparc in New York

    Fifty years after he plunged into New York’s alternative underground scene, Pritzker Prize winner Christian de Portzamparc’s third Manhattan tower - the acclaimed 400 Park Avenue South (Prism Tower) - has been completed. Herbert Wright looks back at the architect’s engagement with the city and assesses his role in its fast-changing skyline

  • Observatory of Light, Paris / Daniel Buren

    From afar and from within, Frank Gehry’s Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris has been transformed by the artist Daniel Buren. High in the building’s terraces, Herbert Wright talked to the legend of conceptual art about the work

  • Review: International Space Station: Architecture Beyond Earth

    A new tome by the co-founder of Future Systems, David Nixon, charts the history of the epic International Space Station and proves to be a fascinating read, finds Herbert Wright

  • Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners office, Leadenhall / RSH+P

    After 30 years in Hammersmith, Richard Roger’s practice has relocated to one of its newest and most iconic buildings, the Leadenhall Building in the heart of the City of London. The new office consolidates the workplace for 200 staff, creates a dynamic, refreshing environment and reasserts the practice’s ‘reveal-all’ approach to design. Herbert Wright reports

  • Blueprint innovation: 16 interviews with international architects

    We asked 16 international architects what innovation means to them and why it is important to their work. Including: Paola Antonellli, Shigeru Ban, Odile Decq, Liz Diller, Andre Fu, Jeanne Gang, Reinier de Graaf, Francine Houben, Kengo Kuma, Tom Kundig, Daniel Libeskind, Nieto Sobejano, Michael Pawlyn, Monica von Schmalensee, Aaron Taylor Harvey, Sarah Wigglesworth

  • Switching place: Herzog & de Meuron’s Tate Modern extension

    Tate Modern’s latest extension is radical in form and surface, yet intimately relates to the vast building it joins, which opened as London’s foremost modern art gallery in 2000. The new Switch House’s angular geometry, permeability, movement and, materiality are explored by Herbert Wright, who also earlier talked to its architects, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron

  • Blueprint reviews Alejandro Aravena’s 15th Venice Architecture Biennale

    We share the very best of this year’s festival, curated by Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena with the theme Reporting from the Front, and find a distinctive move away from starchitecture in favour of socially minded projects and research

  • Big Mac: Entrepot Macdonald, Paris

    The longest building in Paris has just had a billion-euro makeover. The new Entrepôt Macdonald is a collaboration involving 15 architects including Pritzker Prize winner Christian de Portzamparc and Kengo Kuma of Japan. This is a visionary grand projet away from where tourists tread, but some involved question the megastructure that has resulted. Herbert Wright went down the line to report

  • Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers review

    Photographer Martin Parr has curated an exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery about Britain as told from the viewpoint of foreign photographers. It’s a revelation, finds Herbert Wright