Thomas Heatherwick has unveiled plans to convert a giant concrete grain silo on the Cape Town waterfront into the continent’s first museum devoted to contemporary African art. It is already proving to be one of the British designer’s most heartfelt projects, says Christopher Turner
Whether they are fitting out a Savile Row shop or adapting a grade I-listed house, London duo 6a Architects take a radical approach to history and conservation, cherry-picking elements of the past to weave into new narratives
Hadid, who recently opened a huge shopping complex in Beijing and launched a sculptural shoe, has had a prolific year. Brand Zaha is now a formidable, swooshing global force.
Sou Fujimoto’s structure in Kensington Gardens leaves us yearning for more permanent realisations of his utopian architectural vision
David Chipperfield’s extension to an art museum designed by Cass Gilbert in 1904 is a characteristically subtle addition to the original.
Before the completion of Herzog & de Meuron’s Tate Modern extension, the gallery has opened up a series of underground oil tanks to host performance art.
Icon invited 14 of the UK's most promising student designers to fill an east London power station with elegant designs, inventive solutions and even a pretend restaurant.
Iwan Baan is a global nomad, restlessly travelling the world documenting new projects by the world’s most distinguished architects. Last year, he clocked up 190,000 air miles shooting projects by Herzog & de Meuron, OMA and Steven Holl, among others. Here are the stories behind Baan’s best shots of 2011.
David Chipperfield’s second major UK gallery in as many months sits in the river Calder like a fortress, but is a modest and thoughtful building.
William Wiles is disturbed and impressed by a show that frees the ideology of hallucination from its tie-dye chains.
Architect Manuel Maia Gomes takes a brutalist approach to the baroque in a gallery and student flats carved out of a 16th-century house.
Studio Job creates a teasing parody of a gentlemen’s club in the entrance hall of Alessandro Mendini’s Groninger Museum.
The Victorian terrace house on Peckham Road had been empty for years. It was a derelict shell adjoined to a grand piece of civic Victoriana.
Hiroshi Nakamura has allowed the spaces traced by surrounding branches to dictate the form of his latest work, a museum in the Japanese city of Oyama.
Our fond look back at designer Dominic Wilcox’s Heath Robinson-esque “Lost Sketchbook” illustrations.
"It breaks nearly all the rules," says Thomas Schneider, project architect of new Berlin gallery Brunnenstrasse 9.