Daniel Libeskind's extension to the Denver Art Museum could be seen as part of a phoney war between American cities to build attention-grabbing architecture - Zaha Hadid in Cincinnati, Jean Nouvel in Minneapolis, Rem Koolhaas in Seattle, to name a few. But this town feels remote from such inter-city marketing squabbles.

For many established architects, a zealous archivist unearthing a piece of writing from their naive youth is a scary thought.

Taxinge Piazza, in Tensta, a northern suburb of Stockholm, is a new kind of public square.

Watching a political party try to reinvent itself is a fascinating spectacle. Over the past year, we've witnessed the Conservatives finally making a serious effort to appear electable again, following three humiliating defeats.

A concrete bunker from the Second World War was the starting point for a multi-purpose space by Amsterdam-based architect UN Studio.

"Everything is like I wanted," says Piet Hein Eek putting his hands behind his head. "I have my team, I have my place. I don’t have to travel a lot. I don’t have to talk too much. I just design. I do what I want."

"Nowadays you fart and you are a designer," says Philippe Starck.
I am in Shanghai drinking and chatting with a bunch of European designers and journalists. Chinese gallerist Pearl Lam has invited us all here to make connections – between East and West, and between art and design.