With the opening of David Adjaye's exhibition on Making Memory at the Design Museum, we explore the role of architecture in remembrance, discuss the power of memorials and look at how virtual reality is shaping identities. Plus: interviews with High Line architect Elizabeth Diller and designer Grace Wales Bonner.
The inner city roundabout never made sense. It’s no surprise that it has reached the end of the road
Like cute puppies, micro-living taps into our innate fascination for the miniature, and strangely tends to appeal to those who can afford something bigger
These futile exercises in preserving the past are just fig leaves to cover contemporary architecture’s shame
A mainstay of any (and seemingly every) trade show, the single-use badges are not only tedious but a waste of plastic
Einstein's belief that time is an illusion is constantly challenged by an industry that exalts in clunking excess
No matter how often hotels update their image, their baggage system remains weirdly stuck in the 1970s, writes Edwin Heathcote
Weighed down by student debt and living costs, millennials now have another burden to carry: the Deliveroo backpack
Germany once ruled the auto industry, but all that’s left today are nods to history, macho fascias, broad haunches, sagging sides – and cheating on emissions tests, says John Jervis
The modernist dream has gone badly awry when the only way to make good design “affordable” is to render it entirely pointless
From UK high streets to the playgrounds of the international jet set, why does everyone want to get trussed up like a DayGlo Michelin Man, asks John Jervis?
Passengers sensitive to the mindless abuse of Madchester-era colour schemes may wish to seek alternative means of transport
Days of thought may lie behind every word and image on construction hoardings, but this only serves to disguise the inaccessibility of so many of the buildings they are covering
These manmade buffers between high-end property developments and the rest of the world have very little to do with sport, and even less to do with nature.
How long must the breakfast tables of the middle classes groan under this paper mountain of grainy paparazzi shots, illegible layouts and faux Victoriana, asks Charles Holland?
This ultrasonic device produces a high-pitched whine that is unbearable to young people but inaudible to adults. It’s one of the uglier military technologies now being used to control the street.
Why do we allow developers to cover every possible seat in spikes, turning our urban spaces into beds of nails?