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
From Bogota to Bristol, policymakers and community groups are devising creative ways to break the stranglehold that cars have over city roads, says Peter Murray
In a London conservation area, David Kohn has managed to sneak a wily back-garden extension past planning officers in the form of a fox
With her fantastical wardrobe and exuberant patterns, the east London designer was always going to get noticed. But behind the giant fruits and rainbow eyeliner is a thoughtful artist well able to control the noise, says Riya Patel
It became famous for pop-ups, but with new projects such as the barn-like Yardhouse studio and a recent commission for a £2-million art gallery in a converted bathhouse, the east London collective is hitting the big time, says Oliver Wainwright
Two partners at London practice DSDHA have built themselves a concrete family home, sunk into a garden in Clapham
O'Donnell + Tuomey's student union for the LSE is both an ingenious response to an almost impossible site and a bold, brilliant urban sculpture
It's been a hectic year for the Italian designer. A solo show in Glasgow, new pieces for major brands and curatorial endeavours in London and Milan have revealed him to be not just one of the design world's most prolific operators, but also one of its most original thinkers
The 2014 World Cup in Brazil rekindled the debate about the legacy of global sporting events. But few people made the case for the aesthetic qualities of the stadiums – or the way that they have reclaimed the country's modernist heritage, says Tim Abrahams