The new library, dubbed Oodi and designed by ALA Architects, provides democratic and state-of-the-art facilities for learning, making, playing, and reading.
OMA's Norra Tornen in Stockholm, whose showy launch purposely coincided with that of a nearby residential project by BIG, is a pedagogical embarrassment, our critic writes.
London-based firm Haworth Tompkins has given the 19th century performing arts hall a sensitive, yet triumphant, new lease on life after a 2015 fire.
Shown at Stockholm's ArkDes this fall and now available online, Value in the Virtual explores how our everyday experiences of the built environment will be changed through virtual and augmented reality.
Barber, the subject of a recent exhibition at the London Design Museum, is creating practical and fantastical solutions for the city's housing crisis.
A new show, on view at London’s healthcare-focused gallery, the Wellcome Collection, chronicles the history of the built environment and our wellbeing.
The temporary pirate shiplike school, spearheaded by local firm Raumlabor, provided a delightful hodgepodge of serious academia and public programming.
The British firm totally revamped an re-skinned two massive Modernist buildings, creating a new welcoming pedestrian environment in the process.
The famed cultural institution, opening to the public today after a six-year renovation by Stanton Williams, is betting big on audience engagement.
The local firm has created a charming, yet sensitively-designed new annex for the South London Gallery in the city's Peckham neighborhood.
To evaluate this year’s international design festival, themed “Emotional States,” we used the lens of psychologist Robert Plutchik’s classic “wheel of emotions.”
The new bubble-like home for the Amos Rex art museum features futuristic subterranean galleries designed by local firm JKMM Architects.
The Waterloo City Farm, also home to the firm’s studio, delivers good design—and vegetables and barnyard critters—to communities in need.
Designed by local firm Reed Watts Architects for the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, the practice space blends seamlessly with its verdant surroundings.
A handful of exhibitions and performances during the month-long design festival radically interrogate gender and space.
The city’s first 24-hour veterinary clinic, designed by local firm Alma-nac, accommodates the requirements of pets in need, as well as their owners.
The fire, still under investigation, marked the second major blaze in four years at the Art Nouveau masterpiece, leaving future restoration efforts in jeopardy.
Embedded within a posh district, the Smithsons' renewed Economist Building aims to give back public space—but can it?
The transformable Modulofts tower, designed by local firm FSA, morphs to accommodate changing lifestyles and provides new perspectives on a changing Beirut.
Foster + Partners Designs a Delightfully-Intricate Pavilion for the Vatican at the Venice Architecture Biennale
The humble timber structure, part of the Holy See’s contribution at the Venice Architecture Biennale, opened to the public this weekend.
Metropolis selects the best of this year’s national offerings at the Biennale, which opened to the public officially today.
On View at the Sir John Soane’s Museum, Return of the Past presents a broad, if not myopic, view of ‘70s and ‘80s English buildings.
The revamped cultural institution “gives oxygen” to the RA’s existing Victorian-era campus, says David Chipperfield.
OMA's mixed-use project, which was 12 years in the making, rejects typical "nice" Danish urbanism—but is that a good thing?
BBC TV Studio, Home to 'Monty Python,' 'Fawlty Towers,' Converted to 4,000 Luxury Apartments and More
The Television Centre, masterplanned by local architecture firm AHMM, retains mid-century elements and introduces boutique exclusivity.
How Forensic Architecture Is Harnessing the Power of the Public to Investigate the Grenfell Tower Disaster
The architectural research organization has announced an open-ended, crowdsourced initiative to reconstruct and analyze the June 2017 blaze.
An expansive show at the ICA in London demonstrates how the activist research group uses spatial reconstructions to uncover human rights violations.
“I could, and did, stare at the facade for hours,” says the British architect of the temporary pavilion, painted in Vantablack.
After an extensive two-year renovation, the Modernist landmark has been restored to its original Brutalist glory.
The Stirling Prize-winning firm and the developer Solidspace reinvent the mansion block in South London, but questions remain over affordability in the city.
Where civic buildings tend to invite their publics inside, this embassy expertly keeps people out.
The new St. Bartholomew’s Hospital support facility, which opened Monday, is a sensitive new neighbor in a historic context.
The newly reopened museum, one of France’s great art institutions, unites four centuries of architectural history.
The Memphis alum's still lifes and maquettes are reminiscent of the erstwhile collective's works, only more muted and shorn of the eccentricities.
In the wake of London's devastating Grenfell fire, we speak to author Anna Minton about the future of housing in Western cities.
The new exhibition California: Designing Freedom explores the global ubiquity of Californian design and ideas in everyday life—but rarely dives deep.
Circling the Square at the RIBA deals closely with the work of two of the 20th century’s most formidable architects: Mies van der Rohe and James Stirling.
"Geomerce" proposes a future where plants naturally de-contaminate and reconfigure our post-industrial town- and landscapes.
A new exhibition at the Barbican Gallery highlights Japanese architects’ thrilling, seemingly impractical, sometimes topsy-turvy experiments with the house.
A speculative installation from U.K. design firm Future Facility uses the idea of consumption via smart systems to make home life easier for the elderly.
The extension to the Gropius Bauhaus Archive will raise this contextually sensitive firm's international profile—a recognition a long time coming.
The German pavilion spotlights the country's refugee crisis and its impact on housing infrastructure.
The ongoing exhibition thoughtfully presents a broad variety of spaces and approaches to urban design.