Curator Marie Bak Mortensen discusses the two proposals for the Mansion House site in the City of London, and what the designs revealed about the architectural climate of their times
Peter Smisek enjoyed relinquishing control during an artistic dining experience. But is there anything that architects and designers can learn from this?
The opening of the Design Museum may be a significant achievement, but this is not how museums should be made or our buildings conserved – it leaves both culture and architecture diminished
The cheerfulness of Second Home’s latest pop-up has more potential to foster diversity than its much-hyped East End office space
The clever restoration of Basil Spence’s livery building shows how the brutes of the post-war era can be modernised without being tamed
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