Charlie Koolhaas's photographs of Guangzhou, London, Dubai and Lagos reflect the contrasts of a turbulent world, says Daniel Miller.
In an attempt to escape painting, two dynamic constructivists prefigured the 20th century's art mainstream, says Owen Hatherley.

Clothing as pure spectacle proves to be a crowd-pleaser as the Design Museum gives one of our most important fashion designers a retrospective.

The Great Detective's invented address on Baker Street is now the centre of a tourist interzone where a myth meshes with the real city in a storm of merchandise.
The Shoreditch Triangle is a small area just north of London's financial district known for its strip clubs.
Ruins remain profoundly problematic in Berlin. This is a city where every ruin has a reason, carrying with it the burdens of history, politics and tragedy.

Johanna Agerman meets fashion designer Martin Margiela

"Will you take a lie detector test?" Everybody loved the idea, before reeling off a list of elaborate excuses and sudden travel plans.

"Will you take a lie detector test?" Everybody loved the idea, before reeling off a list of elaborate excuses and sudden travel plans.

"Will you take a lie detector test?" Everybody loved the idea, before reeling off a list of elaborate excuses and sudden travel plans.

"Will you take a lie detector test?" Everybody loved the idea, before reeling off a list of elaborate excuses and sudden travel plans.

"Will you take a lie detector test?" Everybody loved the idea, before reeling off a list of elaborate excuses and sudden travel plans.

Shenzhen, China's youngest city, has become a testing ground for a vast, integrated network of face-recognising CCTV and ID cards. And now the system is going global, says Sean Dodson.
A great swath of France came to a screeching halt when Maison & Objet opened in late January, a consequence of violent winter storms.
Cologne furniture fair had to work quite hard to keep talk of doom and gloom at bay.
OK, so we're redesigning the New York cab.

It was business as usual at Stockholm Design Week.

A fire swallowed the two Georgian silk merchants' houses that have now become Raven Row, a contemporary art centre in London's Spitalfields.

Ikea has invited Swedish quartet Front to design pieces for its new PS collection, finally allowing fans of the designers to own a piece of the studio's furniture at an affordable price.

"There might be nowhere more important tonight than this building," said Deyan Sudjic at the opening of Metropolitan Works' new site.

Free State II is one of artist Richard Galpin's latest works, produced for his forthcoming solo exhibition at the Hales Gallery in London.
Thanet Earth is a vast complex of greenhouses in east Kent that aims to bring the Dutch model of high-intensity horticulture to the UK.
For a "boy reporter", Tintin never did very much actual reporting. The cartoon character never takes notes or worries about deadlines.

We asked designers Sam Hecht and Kim Colin - Industrial Facility - to delve into their collection of cheap things.

This is the kind of graffiti you get in East London these days.

A British artist obsessed with architectural clues, urban oddities and of accidental space opens his files and brings us the case of the rogue orange tree.
From Double Indemnity to Blade Runner, LA's Bradbury Building forms the quintessential film noir backdrop.