Tadao Ando's new galleries for the Clark Art Institute are a masterclass in the art of negotiation, resolving the site's clash of architectural styles while quietly folding into the New England landscape, says Edwin Heathcote

Published in Features
Monday, 27 October 2014 11:19

Tate Britain robots: Night watch

After closing time at Tate Britain, four silent robots move around the galleries. As their flashlights illuminate the walls, an internet audience enjoys a robot's-eye view of 500 years of Old Masters. But this project is not about art – it is about the special power of a museum at night, and the transgressive thrill of being allowed to enter

Published in Features
Monday, 20 October 2014 10:14

Wolfgang Buttress: The architecture of bees

Architects have long been drawn to the honeybee colony as a symbol of an ideal, industrious society. Now for the British pavilion at next year's Milan World Expo, Wolfgang Buttress is building a "pulsating virtual hive" out of honeycombed steel and LEDs

Published in Features
Monday, 13 October 2014 11:57

Digital farming: Robocrop

Farmland is becoming digitised, with the giants of global agribusiness developing combine harvesters that drive themselves and drones that monitor the water content of crops, says Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg. Humans, meanwhile, continue their retreat from the land

Published in Features
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 00:00

Rem Koolhaas: countryside architecture

Rem Koolhaas, the OMA founder thinks that too little attention is paid to the countryside, where change is happening at a faster rate than in most cities. In this illustrated essay, he argues that architects need to take stock of a new agricultural revolution

Published in Features
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 16:44

The Metropolitan Green Belt

It may not all be publicly accessible, it may not even all be green, but the patchwork of protected land around London is a triumph of the social democratic spirit – the planning equivalent of the NHS

Published in Icon of the Month