In his latest book the radical geographer David Harvey examines the idea of the “right to the city” and looks at ways in which urban populations around the world can reclaim the spaces that couldn’t work without them, but which they rarely control

Published in Features
Friday, 28 September 2012 15:20

The garden shed

It has been a space for creativity and invention, a venue for secret war-time activities and a snub to the architectural establishment, but the enduring appeal of the shed lies in its simplicity.

Published in Icon of the Month
Monday, 24 September 2012 11:24

Craftica by FormaFantasma

Formafantasma has collaborated with Fendi on a range of primitive-looking tools and furniture that seeks to explore the tactile qualities of leather

Published in News
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 11:33

Charter cities

A US economist thinks he has found a way to bring prosperity and opportunity to developing countries by creating entirely new autonomous cities, run by foreign governments and based around a charter of “good rules”. The president of Honduras wants to make the idea a reality. But could they ever be good places to live, asks Debika Ray?

Published in Features

The Portuguese city of Guimarães crowns its year as European Capital of Culture with a bold, brass gallery by Pitágoras Architects.

Published in News
Friday, 31 August 2012 13:18

Pushwagner's Soft City

The dystopian landscape imagined and drawn by the Norwegian artist Hariton Pushwagner in 1969 still resonates today, says Isabel Stevens – especially in Milton Keynes

Published in Review
Tuesday, 21 August 2012 14:38

US road signs

An American road trip can be thwarted at the first turn-off by the confusing array of shields and arrows used to guide drivers through the highway network. Manual Creative decides to take things in a new direction.

Published in Rethink
Friday, 17 August 2012 11:50

Industry Porcelain by Michael Breschi

Italian designer Michael Breschi’s vases recreate the vast storage towers made famous by Bernd and Hilla Becher’s photographs.

Published in News