Thursday, 01 October 2015 00:00

Icon 149: Home

“Home” is a hard concept to pin down in design terms, but in our new issue – available now – we try to do just that, looking at Barbara Bestor’s Dutch woonerf in LA, modernist villages in Essex and the details that bring a house to life

Published in Comment
Thursday, 13 August 2015 00:00

Snøhetta's Kristallwelten

The Norwegian architect gets in touch with its inner child to create a six-storey glass playground at Swarovski’s curious Alpine tourist attraction

Published in News
Thursday, 13 August 2015 00:00

Milan: What's it all for?

Most nations ignored the organisers’ brief for Milan Expo. But then, the vision of a “global botanical garden”, all under one roof, ignored the competitive spirit that has underpinned Expos for the past 160 years. It is time, at the very least, for a fundamental rethink, argues Tim Abrahams

Published in Features

The Art Institute of Chicago
19 September 2015 – 3 January 2016

Published in Diary
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 00:00

Villa Além, Portugal, by Valerio Olgiati

A 50m-long courtyard surrounded by monolithic concrete walls creates an air of mystery around Valerio Olgiati’s retreat in rural Portugal

Published in News
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 00:00

Making Africa

By avoiding “African issues”, Vitra’s pair of exhibitions present a far more compelling portrait of a multi-faceted, multi-vocal continent, writes Debika Ray

Published in Review
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 00:00

Havana: Autos and Architecture

The Cuban capital, as captured by photographer Nigel Young, is a curious slice of classic America spared capitalism’s built-in obsolescence, writes Owen Hatherley

Published in Review
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 00:00

Hugh Broughton

These objects remind me subliminally of the importance of simplicity, clarity, functionality and joyfulness in the design of any object, whatever its size or purpose

Published in Five Most Wanted
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 00:00

Frank Gehry: Frank as ever

At 85, Gehry has completed one of his finest buildings, the Dr Chau Chak Wing facility in Sydney. In laconic mood, the architect talks candidly to Edwin Heathcote about the role of art in his work, the dangers of architectural egotism, and why he used to think Frank Lloyd Wright was a fascist

Published in Features
Thursday, 26 March 2015 00:00

Bernard Tschumi's Paris zoo

The venerable Parc Zoologique de Paris has been redeveloped to provide larger, more natural habitats for its 1,000 residents. But architects Bernard Tschumi and Jacqueline Osty's design also revels in the mechanics and theatre of these fake wilds

Published in Features

A rediscovered manuscript from the early 1970s finds the French philosopher fighting modernists and postmodernists alike on the beaches, writes Daisy Froud

Published in Review

Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Until 13 July 2014

Published in Diary
Published in GALLERY
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 14:47

RW Concrete Church

Nameless Architecture’s quietly powerful church in Seoul explores the symbolic potential of raw concrete and simple box-like forms, says Douglas Murphy

Published in News
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 10:09

Bernard Tschumi

Pompidou Centre, Paris
Until 28 July 2014

Published in Diary
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 10:09

Designing for Disaster

National Building Museum, Washington
11 May – 2 August 2014

Published in Diary
Monday, 12 May 2014 09:40

Bill Cunningham's Facades

The legendary street photographer Bill Cunningham spent eight years creating his Facades project, which retrospectively marries architecture and fashion. His essay paired models in period dress at historical locations, the fashion reflecting the time of construction

Published in GALLERY

Hong Kong-based Rural Urban Framework is working to tackle the unique problems that have emerged in China as a result of its rapid growth and authoritarian social policies – and creating models for the country’s future in the process

Published in Features

Brasil Arquitetura has continued São Paulo’s proud tradition of brutalist public architecture, creating a massive concrete culture and music complex in a tight inner-city space

Published in Features

Amid the showiness of contemporary high-profile architecture, this Ghent-based practice stands out for its thoughtful, sensitive and reticent approach to existing buildings and its original designs

Published in Features
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