An exhibition of modernist architecture traces the triumphs and contradictions of post-colonial nation-building in central and sub-Saharan Africa
The Barbican's sweeping survey of architectural photography – ending this week – occasionally struggles with its focus, says Isabel Stevens
An exhibition at the Barbican presents photographs that captured seminal moments in 20th and 21st-century architecture. Here are some of the works on display
Photographer Iwan Baan spent six years documenting the lives of the 750 families who squat an abandoned 45-storey tower in Caracas, Venezuela, now a vertical slum
Iwan Baan is a global nomad, restlessly travelling the world documenting new projects by the world’s most distinguished architects. Last year, he clocked up 190,000 air miles shooting projects by Herzog & de Meuron, OMA and Steven Holl, among others. Here are the stories behind Baan’s best shots of 2011.