Speculative fiction writer William Gibson is credited with "predicting the internet" as early as 1981. A book of his essays, written over three decades, brings together his prophecies about "the Net" and other astounding insights on subjects from eBay to Singapore. Here's our review.
The designers at Toormix are big fans of their local tipple, but worry that it suffers from a lack of coherent branding. Here’s their solution.
Tokyo architect Sou Fujimoto’s latest experiment in compact living is a minimalist climbing tower of glass walls and super-thin steel floor plates.
The structural engineer and architect, Ulrich Müther, known as the Oscar Niemeyer of the GDR, created a range of innovative concrete shell structures in former East Germany. After reunification many of his buildings were demolished, and his remaining works face an uncertain future
Oscar Niemeyer's International Fair in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, was intended as the foundation of a new city quarter, but civil war intervened and it was never finished. Half a century on, its mysterious geometric forms stand like a modernist Shangri-La
The 19th-century fascination with ruins was more than romantic affectation. It reflected a growing awareness of the fraught relationship between nature and technology – an anxiety that would soon find expression in the glass and iron palaces of the industrial age
Abandoned since the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the city of Pripyat has spent 25 years returning to nature. Off limits to all but a few, the decaying city has become a magnet for a curious breed of ruin enthusiasts: urban explorers
Solitary, decaying and useless, London’s favourite derelict building stands proud and aloof amid legal wranglings, property speculation and the soulless transformation of its surroundings. For the “Ruins” issue, we made Battersea Power Station our Icon of the Month.
Zaha Hadid Architects has completed a sinuous, fluid office building in the south of France which attempts to alter our expectations of towers.
Fireworks and a new sculpture park give the Gulf’s richest country a chance to put on a display of culture in its capital.