Confusion at Cooper Hewitt, US border troubles and Japanese cats feature in this week's bitesize round-up of architecture and design news and events.
Alternative Histories is a new exhibition of models and drawings that asks contemporary architects to reimagine work of the past
Phineas Harper of the Architecture Foundation recounts how he discovered the joys of wearing a skirt
A documentary explores the radical designs that made Brazilian modernist, playboy and Niemeyer contemporary Sérgio Bernardes a star and the controversial affiliations that eventually left him bankrupt and forgotten, says Arthur Thompson
Icon asked a dozen experts and practitioners to nominate the people they think are, in some way, shaping the future. The resulting list of global talent is a snapshot that shows how young designers and architects are pushing the boundaries of their disciplines and trying to change the world
Angel Borrego Cubero’s wonderfully gossipy film, The Competition, follows five of the world’s most famous architects in apparently hot pursuit of the chance to build the national museum of Andorra. It's a revealing glimpse of life at a big-name practice, from the late-night pizzas to the experience of being shouted at by a Pritzker Prize winner.
An encyclopaedic film reveals the key supporting role that the architectural model plays in cinema, says Charles Holland.
All architects take cues from the city around them, but the way that AOC samples London is different.
A new rooftop space, the Skyroom – designed by David Kohn Architects – was launched in collaboration with the Icon Design Trail yesterday, showing the potential of London’s forgotten rooftops.
Tonight is the start of the Architecture Foundation’s annual “Summer Nights” lecture series. Every Wednesday in August, one of London’s most exciting young architectural practices will present their work and discuss their ideas with editors and journalists.