Monday, 19 May 2014 11:37

Profile: Snøhetta

The Norwegian firm, which has offices in Oslo and New York, has built a few libraries, the latest for a university in North Carolina. It's also working on museums at Ground Zero, Lascaux and Dhahran in Saudia Arabia, writes Gwen Webber

Published in Features
Friday, 16 May 2014 14:57

Mecanoo’s Library of Birmingham

Ten storeys high, with gold cladding and neon elevators, Mecanoo's Library of Birmingham is a confident riposte to those who think this building type should go quietly. But does a library lose something when it starts to shout, asks Owen Pritchard?

Published in Features
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 16:40

Seattle Public Library

Rem Koolhaas’s riot of stacked glass boxes may not be entirely respectful towards its neighbours, but, says Edwin Heathcote, it is one of the most daringly democratic buildings of the early 21st century. 

Published in Icon of the Month
Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:00

Out of the Shadows: MacDonald Gill

The fantastical maps of Max Gill reveal why the artist was once as well known as his now more famous elder brother, says Isabel Stevens

Published in Review
Friday, 15 November 2013 11:37

Interview: Makers with Agendas

Makers with Agendas is a new company formed by three designers who want to educate consumers through its designs, photography and research. Julien De Smedt, one of the co-founders, tells us more about his goals.

Published in Features
Saturday, 09 November 2013 09:00

The Interlace: Singapore’s luxury housing

Ole Scheeren and OMA have teamed up to design a luxury residential block in Singapore that borrows aesthetically from post-war housing’’’

Published in News
Thursday, 07 November 2013 00:00

From Club to Catwalk

It’s striking how few of the London fashion scene’s enfants terribles are still household names today, says Fatema Ahmed

Published in Review

For Matali Crasset, all design is social. Running through her work – from furniture to hotels to a beach library near Marseille – is a determination to introduce people to new things and to transform their experience of the everyday. 

Published in Features
Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00

Never Built Los Angeles

How might Los Angeles, the celluloid city, have been an urban utopia, asks Christopher Turner

Published in Review
Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00

Soundings

Sukhdev Sandhu welcomes MoMA's first exhibition of sound art, but finds that the genre rings hollow when stripped of context

Published in Review
Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00

2 Willow Road

Charlie Warde's exhibition in Ernö Goldfinger's home both celebrates and also challenges the architect's vision, says Hazel Tsoi-Wiles

Published in Review
Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00

Bodleian Library competition

Following a long-established tradition, Oxford University's world-renowned Bodleian Library invited the design industry to create a new chair for its readers – a deceptively complex brief that yielded wildly different results from the shortlisted British finalists, Barber Osgerby, AL_A and Matthew Hilton

Published in Features
Monday, 07 October 2013 09:00

Dalian Conference Centre

Coop Himmelb(l)au tests the limits of large-scale parametric design by landing a spaceship-like civic centre in northern China. 

Published in News