Skateboarding is more than a street skill – it is also a unique spatial experience of architecture. Now, after years of antagonism, Adam Todhunter finds cities and their planners are beginning to embrace these urban adventurers. With photos by Fred Mortagne
Herzog & de Meuron’s extension to the London contemporary art gallery opens this week – view images of the building here and follow us on social media today for coverage from inside
Ma Yansong’s extraordinary cultural complex in the Chinese city emerges from the wetlands of the Songhua river like a coiled reptile, says Julian Worrall. And it only gets more life-like the closer you get ...
Architect's refurbished Giles Gilbert Scott building in Oxford reopened this weekend as the Weston Library
€390m concert hall opens, two years late and three times over budget, amid bitterness and controversy as architect boycotts inauguration
Moreau Kusunoki, winners of the prestigious commission, are on the cover of our new issue. This piece from last year looked at arguments for and against the controversial project
Thomas Heatherwick has unveiled plans to convert a giant concrete grain silo on the Cape Town waterfront into the continent’s first museum devoted to contemporary African art. It is already proving to be one of the British designer’s most heartfelt projects, says Christopher Turner
Pérez Art Museum Miami Herzog & de Meuron’s latest project in Miami is a rugged concrete gallery softened by an oversailing timber canopy and hanging gardens, says Douglas Murphy
The giant animated roof of Coop Himmelb(l)au’s cultural building in South Korea harks back to the data-bubbles and inflatables of an idealistic age.
On 6 December we launched the first ever Icon Awards at an Awards evening for all our nominees, where the winners were announced and presented with their trophies. It was a great evening and our guests enjoyed Ketel One cocktails, Asahi beer and canapés from Ginger Jar Food.