It is the great unspoken truth of architecture, says Edwin Heathcote: when it comes to the buildings that matter most in people’s lives, it has failed
Owen Williams’s modernist Peckham health centre closed in 1950, but its emphasis on self-reliance and wholesome pursuits still appeals to a diverse audience of politicians, anarchists and healers, says Debika Ray
An ornate and long-abandoned pedestrian subway to South London’s Crystal Palace is being opened to visitors for one weekend, as plans for its restoration get underway
In the lead-up to the event’s opening on 6 September, its director and former Icon editor Christopher Turner spoke to us about diplomacy, Brexit and salsa dancing
The 1986 Big Bang led to an explosion of postmodernism in the City of London. Now these buildings are tumbling down, John Jervis asks: should we care?
Painting his favourite places in the capital made Roger FitzGerald realise what makes it so glorious – and so fragile
This west London complex presents co-living as a lifestyle choice, but relies on a very cynical idea of community, says Debika Ray
Herzog & de Meuron’s extension to the London contemporary art gallery opens this week – view images of the building here and follow us on social media today for coverage from inside
London Festival of Architecture director Martyn Evans explains why this year’s month-long event will focus on the theme: ‘community’
In our latest issue we look at the past, present and future of travel, making the journey from London to outer space, via China
The housing crisis is forcing people to live in ever more cramped conditions, but history teaches us that well-designed homes and public spaces are the bedrock of a civilised society
We spoke to the Design Museum curator ahead of an exhibition, opening today, that looks at the lifestyles, motives and attitudes of cyclists in Britain
A new London vernacular has emerged over the past five years – but is the moral laziness it represents an omen for the city’s future?
The absence of a “Bond Villain’s Lair” aesthetic in Spectre, the latest instalment in the James Bond franchise, reveals the disconcerting state of London's corporate architecture, says Edwin Heathcore.
Roger Perry’s photographs of graffiti in 1970s London showed wit, surrealism and anger scrawled across an age of austerity. Sukhdev Sandhu welcomes their reissue
SelgasCano brings a riot of colour to the Serpentine’s summer commission, which closes this week, but flaws in the construction are equally glaring
The crude left/right dichotomy between inner London and its peripheries does nobody in the city any good, argues Will Self. It’s time, he says, for a more nuanced exploration of the outer boroughs
Icon is partnering with the Architecture Foundation on a day-long festival at which speakers such as Will Self, Hanif Kureishi and Ellis Woodman will discuss London’s peripheral boroughs