TVK Architectes’ development forges a strong sense of identity out of an eclectic range of styles and functions – from a crèche to an old people’s home
An elegant residential tower in the central of the Brazilian city offers a much-needed model for smarter urban living in a city choked by traffic, sprawl and inflated prices, says Saul Taylor
The housing crisis is forcing people to live in ever more cramped conditions, but history teaches us that well-designed homes and public spaces are the bedrock of a civilised society
A 50m-long courtyard surrounded by monolithic concrete walls creates an air of mystery around Valerio Olgiati’s retreat in rural Portugal
In a London conservation area, David Kohn has managed to sneak a wily back-garden extension past planning officers in the form of a fox
An apartment building by Los Angeles architect Neil Denari grows from a small plot to lean out over the extended High Line park.
The dramatic facade of these apartments in the Portuguese village of Alcácer do Sal is a functional response to residents’ needs.