For decades, the built landscape of Britain has been shaped by European funding. So how will future historians view the ruins of the EU era, asks Tim Abrahams?

Published in Features

Smith's images lovingly capture a Britain that was soon to disappear, if not the forces that would destroy it, says Owen Hatherley

Published in Review
Friday, 07 February 2014 11:30

Volkswagen Beetle

The Volkswagen Beetle crawled out from its dark origins in the Nazi era to travel the world, go bananas on the big screen, and truly live up to its name

Published in Icon of the Month
Friday, 09 August 2013 14:44

United Micro Kingdoms

Dunne & Raby envisages four futures for the United Kingdom, each displaying a different attitude to technology. Will Wiles considers the options.

Published in Review
Friday, 02 August 2013 15:23

The Shed: experimental theatre

Haworth Tompkins’ red box on London’s South Bank tests directors and actors in an intimate space and highlights the contrast between temporary and permanent structures.

Published in News
Friday, 02 August 2013 12:22

Capital Punishment: London on film

The London that rose up in the 1960s and 70s proved inherently cinematic, luring film-makers such as Kubrick and Truffaut to its new offices and housing estates. But their dystopian visions were to create an indelible link in the public imagination between modernism and failure

Published in Features
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 17:03

Pevsner guides

Maddison Graphic refurbishes a venerable institution with a typeface built from architectural elements.

Published in Rethink
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 10:46

The pound coin

This 9.5g disc of brass and nickel has proved reassuringly durable, surviving counterfeiting, inflation and the wrath of the Daily Mail to reach its 30th anniversary this year.

Published in Icon of the Month
Friday, 12 October 2012 09:39

The Robinson Institute

Patrick Keiller's installation at Tate Britain takes us on a tour of the film-maker's influences but, says Agata Pyzik, we should see it as a call to action rather than casual observation.

Published in Review
Friday, 30 September 2011 01:00

Olympic Park: Regeneration and Legacy

With less than a year to go before the 2012 Olympics in London, how is the park shaping up – and what difference will the multi-billion-pound project make after the athletes leave? Kieran Long looks at what it tells about how the British make cities.

Published in Features
Thursday, 04 August 2011 09:25

Rebranding Britain

What does England” 
mean today? That would be the question facing any designer looking to reinvent our national symbol.

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