Architectural giants, developers and heritage bodies were left bloodied and battered by the battle of Mansion House Square. The RIBA does well to stay above the fray and let its fascinating exhibits tell the story, writes John Jervis
Curator Marie Bak Mortensen discusses the two proposals for the Mansion House site in the City of London, and what the designs revealed about the architectural climate of their times
Featured on the cover of Icon's current issue, the Spanish architect's concert hall in Poland has won the Mies van der Rohe award for European contemporary architecture. John Jervis visited the building last month
The winnner of €60,000 award for European architecture will be announced tomorrow at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona. Here are the five practices and projects in the running – including the Szezecin Philharmonic, which is featured on the cover of our current issue, Poland
Le Corbusier, Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster are among the architects featured as silhouettes in the graphic designer's latest illustrations
The Dutch architect’s latest building in Switzerland, a headquarters for an insurance firm, pays homage to Mies van der Rohe, says Douglas Murphy
The recipient of this year’s Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale tells Christopher Turner about her influential career and why she thinks architecture is at an extraordinary moment
Amid the showiness of contemporary high-profile architecture, this Ghent-based practice stands out for its thoughtful, sensitive and reticent approach to existing buildings and its original designs
In the book Södrakull Frösakull, Mikael Olsson’s photographs take us on a tour of two deteriorating Bruno Mathsson houses from the 1960s. More than just documentation, these photos are strange and beautiful glimpses of modernism in decay. Here’s our review.
Eric Parry’s glass and ceramic extension to an 18th-century museum is a rare example of good contemporary architecture in Bath.
Barcelona’s former bullfighting arena is now home to the bloody yet bright spectacle of Rogers Stirk Harbour’s mall.
One image is ubiquitous on the construction hoardings, billboards and plastic shopping bags in Shanghai these days – the tiered silhouette of the China Pavilion at the Expo 2010.
There is something slightly disingenuous about Vitra’s announcement that 2010 is the 50th anniversary of the Panton Chair.