Marco Goldschmied, erstwhile partner of Richard Rogers, once told me a story about taking a cab from the airport to Beaubourg in the centre of Paris. When he told the driver that he was one of the architects responsible for the Centre Pompidou, the cabbie abruptly stopped and told him to get out and walk.

A sequence of lenses was Steven Holl's vision for his extension to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.

In 1996, an advertising campaign by the Berlin city authorities wrote the slogan “Berlin wird” all over the city – “Berlin becomes”.

Seventy-five chairs into his grand project to design 100 in 100 days, Gamper talked to icon about the constraints of his creative process and the idea of the post-industrial chair.

Marc Newson is suspicious of the design world’s current love affair with the art market. "It really bugs me that there are people cashing in on this," he says, referring to the lucrative wave of limited edition and one-off works selling through auction houses and galleries.

A wedding chapel has been designed by Jun Aoki for the Hyatt Regency hotel in Osaka, Japan. The Tokyo-based architect describes it as "serene, silent, solemn and supreme".
Barkow Leibinger has always made architecture generated by physical context and forged in the cultural milieu of Berlin. But the American-German duo's latest building, an isolated office block in South Korea, has taken it out of its comfort zone.

On the edge of a car park in East Fife stands Zaha Hadid's first building in the UK.