Watch David Adjaye, Michael Bierut and Spencer Bailey talk about contemporary memorials

The architect, designer and author got together yesterday to discuss all aspects of Bailey's new book, In Memory Of

Watch David Adjaye, Michael Bierut and Spencer Bailey talk about contemporary memorials

RIBA winner Sir David Adjaye on the future of memorials

Following the announcement that the architect is to receive RIBA’s Royal Gold Medal, British architecture’s highest honour, we share some of his thoughts from our new book In Memory Of: Designing Contemporary Memorials

RIBA winner Sir David Adjaye on the future of memorials

Join Jeanne Gang and Jane Hall at RIBA this Monday!

The Studio Gang founder is in conversation with Breaking Ground author Jane Hall and you're invited

Join Jeanne Gang and Jane Hall at RIBA this Monday!

Philip Johnson’s religious side

Our new book highlights the American architect’s surprising enthusiasm for houses of worship

Philip Johnson’s religious side

All you need to know about In Memory Of: Designing Contemporary Memorials

Our new book looks at some of the most beautiful, moving and thoughtful memorials of the past four decades

All you need to know about In Memory Of: Designing Contemporary Memorials

Studio Gang win big at the Architizer A+ Awards

The Chicago practice receives four awards for three of its innovative new buildings

Studio Gang win big at the Architizer A+ Awards

When Philip Johnson joined the protest marchers

In 1963 the great American modernist took to the streets of New York, becoming an unlikely voice against the destruction of a Beaux-Arts landmark

When Philip Johnson joined the protest marchers

Brutalism catches up with the Kardashians

'I’ve finally made it,' says This Brutal World’s author, as he spies his book in Kylie Jenner’s home

Brutalism catches up with the Kardashians

Ready for retail therapy again? Peter Marino's new Dior store in Paris is a beautiful place to start!

The architect and collector has overseen Dior’s huge new, art-filled retail space on rue Saint-Honoré in the French capital

Ready for retail therapy again? Peter Marino's new Dior store in Paris is a beautiful place to start!

How Philip Johnson looked back, as well as forward

Take a look at the other New Canaan house that proves the acclaimed architect was more than a Mies-inspired Modernist

How Philip Johnson looked back, as well as forward

The motherly ambition that spurred on Philip Johnson

Philip was the vehicle for achieving his mother’s cultural aspirations, and she poured all of her knowledge and energy into his intellectual formation

The motherly ambition that spurred on Philip Johnson

The New York restaurant where Philip Johnson held court

Did Johnson’s gossipy nature, often indulged at the Four Seasons restaurant help improve architecture in America?

The New York restaurant where Philip Johnson held court

'My job was to go treasure hunting!' Author Ian Volner on his revealing Philip Johnson visual biography

On Johnson’s birthday, the author of Philip Johnson: A Visual Biography discusses his new publication with Hilary Lewis, Chief Curator and Creative Director of The Glass House

'My job was to go treasure hunting!' Author Ian Volner on his revealing Philip Johnson visual biography

John Pawson's Lockdown Life

Britain's best minimalist is loving the long hair and not shaving - and he's been working on some very cool furniture and objects in the last few weeks

John Pawson's Lockdown Life

Watch Jeanne Gang talk about the Flow in her buildings

Learn how she makes smooth geometries work together to make visitor movements poetry in motion

Watch Jeanne Gang talk about the Flow in her buildings

Watch Jeanne Gang talk about the rhythm in her buildings

Architecture is an unmoving, monumental art, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have rhythm. Watch as the acclaimed architect draws your attention to the sun patterns moving across the face of her buildings

Watch Jeanne Gang talk about the rhythm in her buildings


Philip Johnson and Friends: Andy Warhol

“It was joked about Andy that he would ‘attend the opening of an envelope’ — and so might Philip, if only the name on the envelope were interesting enough"

Philip Johnson and Friends: Andy Warhol

Philip Johnson and friends: Alfred Barr

The inaugural MoMA director shaped Johnson’s tastes - the architect repaid him by donating paintings by Paul Klee, Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol to the museum

Philip Johnson and friends: Alfred Barr

Philip Johnson and Friends: Jackie O

JFK's widow was a great friend of the architect but what was the key work of his that she never visited - and why?

Philip Johnson and Friends: Jackie O

Philip Johnson, the AT&T Building, and a fling with postmodernism

Here’s how the mercurial Mr. Johnson first launched, then abandoned a major 20th century architectural movement

Philip Johnson, the AT&T Building, and a fling with postmodernism

Splendid isolation - 5 places we wouldn't mind holing up in

See how some self-isolate in these beautiful homes featured in Living on Vacation

Splendid isolation - 5 places we wouldn't mind holing up in

Philip Johnson and the making of the Seagram Building

Mies’s masterpiece might never have towered over NYC, had Johnson not put in some skillful, social groundwork

Philip Johnson and the making of the Seagram Building

Philip Johnson, the Glass House, and its dark secrets

Though Mies van der Rohe’s influence is undeniable, this weekend retreat was not without some hidden depths of its own...

Philip Johnson, the Glass House, and its dark secrets

The wild styles behind Charles Moore’s last home

Take a look at the eclectic house where this PoMo proponent felt truly at home

The wild styles behind Charles Moore’s last home

All you need to know about Philip Johnson: A Visual Biography

Get up close with the mercurial Mr Johnson - one of the most important figures in American architecture

All you need to know about Philip Johnson: A Visual Biography

Best Products, the 70s store that thought outside the box

Our book Postmodern Architecture: Less is a Bore features the catalog chain that disrupted the retail environment

Best Products, the 70s store that thought outside the box

Grafton Architects win the 2020 Pritzker Prize

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara’s Dublin practice is singled out for its integrity

Grafton Architects win the 2020 Pritzker Prize

The Postmodern pool house where Egyptian and old English architecture get on swimmingly

Robert A.M. Stern's indoor pool features John Nash columns and fake Palm trees - and it's in New Jersey

The Postmodern pool house where Egyptian and old English architecture get on swimmingly

All you need to know about Living on Vacation

Retreat from the world in the most civilized style, via our exquisite survey of beautiful, contemporary holiday homes

All you need to know about Living on Vacation

Sorry, columns don't always make a new building look old!

A draft US govt order could impose classical architecture styles on new Federal buildings. But might it actually lead to a little Postmodernism?

Sorry, columns don't always make a new building look old!

Grafton Architects win RIBA’s Royal Gold Medal

The Dublin-based practice receive RIBA’s highest honour for their generous, humane and humble work

Grafton Architects win RIBA’s Royal Gold Medal

How Postmodernism became a dirty word

Did politics play a part in the backlash against this permissive, fun and irreverent architectural style?

How Postmodernism became a dirty word

One thing not to miss in Los Angeles

The art-filled restaurant Manuela is one of the many highlights in our new Wallpaper* City Guide

One thing not to miss in Los Angeles

Did Postmodern Architecture help Disney win over big talent?

That was the view of Disney's CEO, who commissioned 5 of the buildings in our new Postmodern Architecture book

Did Postmodern Architecture help Disney win over big talent?

5 Budget Hotels Recommended by Architecture Legends

Where Architects Sleep opens up a world of globe hopping for anyone planning a stylish (and affordable) escape

5 Budget Hotels Recommended by Architecture Legends

All you need to know about Postmodern Architecture: Less is a Bore

You might be shocked and possibly even outraged by the buildings in our new book, but you really won’t be bored

All you need to know about Postmodern Architecture: Less is a Bore

5 Desert Getaways Chosen by Architecture Legends

Where Architects Sleep opens up a whole new world of hotel hopping for anyone planning a stylish escape

5 Desert Getaways Chosen by Architecture Legends

5 Countryside Retreats Chosen by Architecture Legends

Where Architects Sleep opens up a whole new world of hotel hopping for anyone planning a stylish weekend escape

   5 Countryside Retreats Chosen by Architecture Legends

5 City Break Hotels Chosen by Architecture Legends

Where Architects Sleep opens up a whole new world of hotel hopping for anyone planning a quick and stylish escape

5 City Break Hotels Chosen by Architecture Legends

5 winter getaways chosen by Architecture legends

Our new book Where Architects Sleep opens up a whole new world of hotel hopping. These ones could brighten up your January

5 winter getaways chosen by Architecture legends

One thing not to miss in Vancouver

Heading to Canada’s West Coast in 2020? Then look out for this brand-new Bjarke Ingels landmark featured in our new Wallpaper* City Guide

One thing not to miss in Vancouver

INTERVIEW: Jane Hall on the walls women must climb to make great buildings

Breaking Ground's author says prejudice isn’t the only reason women find it hard to make it in architecture in our Holiday Long Read

INTERVIEW: Jane Hall on the walls women must climb to make great buildings

INTERVIEW: Pierluigi Serraino on the 'emotional intensity' of Ezra Stoller

The architect and author of our Ezra Stoller book explains why the photographer's archive took his breath away in this Christmas Long Read

INTERVIEW: Pierluigi Serraino on the 'emotional intensity' of Ezra Stoller

INTERVIEW: Dominic Bradbury on how Mid-Century Modernism took over our world - and why we're happy it did

'It was all so evocative, so mesmerising,' the Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses author says in this Christmas Holiday Long Read

INTERVIEW: Dominic Bradbury on how Mid-Century Modernism took over our world - and why we're happy it did

John Pawson brings less to Los Angeles

Working with legendary hotelier Ian Schrager, Pawson conjures up sophisticated tranquillity on Sunset Strip

John Pawson brings less to Los Angeles

GIFTING: Who is William Hall giving his book to this Christmas?

The author of Stone takes us through his year and which family member he's inspiring to become an architect. . .

GIFTING: Who is William Hall giving his book to this Christmas?

Why does Snøhetta's co-founder feel like a dinosaur?

Over 30 years, Kjetil Trædal Thorsen recognises how his practice has changed, and how it was ahead of the times

Why does Snøhetta's co-founder feel like a dinosaur?

From Book to Bid – Paul Rudolph's Walker Guest House

Here's how this playful little beach house - up for sale via Sotheby's - exemplifies Mid-Century Modern architecture

From Book to Bid – Paul Rudolph's Walker Guest House

GIFTING: Who is Jane Hall giving her book to this Christmas?

The Assemble architect and Breaking Ground author runs us through her year and tells us who's on her Christmas list

GIFTING: Who is Jane Hall giving her book to this Christmas?

GIFTING: Who is Dominic Bradbury giving his book to this Christmas?

The author of the Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses tells us about his year, and who is on his gift list this season

GIFTING: Who is Dominic Bradbury giving his book to this Christmas?

GIFTING: Who is John Pawson giving his book to this Christmas?

The architect and Phaidon author runs us through his year, and tells us who is on his Christmas list

GIFTING: Who is John Pawson giving his book to this Christmas?

GIFTING: Who is Pierluigi Serraino giving his book to this Christmas?

The author of our new Ezra Stoller book runs us through his year, and tells us who is on his Christmas list

GIFTING: Who is Pierluigi Serraino giving his book to this Christmas?

The New Stone Age: Himalesque radio station, Nepal

What do you use when you're building a multipurpose radio station in the Himalayas? Stone, as our new book notes

The New Stone Age: Himalesque radio station, Nepal

One thing not to miss in Havana

This modernist tribute to ice cream is one of the many highlights in our newly published Wallpaper* City Guide

One thing not to miss in Havana

Mid-Century Modern World: White Fox Lodge

Take a tour with the Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses. Next stop: The English countryside

Mid-Century Modern World: White Fox Lodge

Ezra Stoller's Modern America: Kimbell Art Museum

The symbolic breadth of Kahn’s buildings resonated deeply with Stoller, and he shot them for love not money

Ezra Stoller's Modern America: Kimbell Art Museum

Ezra Stoller's Modern America: The Whitney Museum

Despite Stoller’s admiration for the architect, this is the only large-scale Marcel Breuer project he photographed

Ezra Stoller's Modern America: The Whitney Museum

Mid-Century Modern World: Ses Voltes

Take a tour with the Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses. Next stop: Ibiza

Mid-Century Modern World: Ses Voltes

Pawson Projects: L’Anatomie de la Sensation

How does the noted minimalist architect approach stage design? In his own signature simple, yet emotional, way

Pawson Projects: L’Anatomie de la Sensation

Ezra Stoller's Modern America: Philip Morris Research Center Tower

Our new Ezra Stoller book uncovers some little-seen mid-century classics - like this Brutalist tobacco facility

Ezra Stoller's Modern America: Philip Morris Research Center Tower

Mid-Century Modern World: The Kaufmann House

Take a tour with the Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses. Next stop: the home that defined Desert Modernism

Mid-Century Modern World: The Kaufmann House

Ezra Stoller’s Modern America: The Glass House

Philip Johnson resisted the photographer's influence, but Stoller's shots may have helped the architect's reputation

Ezra Stoller’s Modern America: The Glass House

Mid-Century Modern World: Thredbo Ski Lodge

Take a tour with the Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses. First stop: a ski-lodge in New South Wales

Mid-Century Modern World: Thredbo Ski Lodge

Pawson Projects: Product Design

How do you express the monastic life in a steak knife, or a geological age in an oil lamp? Well, take a look...

Pawson Projects: Product Design

The New Stone Age: Uchimura Kanzo Memorial Stone Church

When a very unconventional sect sought to memorialise its founder it chose very conventional building blocks

The New Stone Age: Uchimura Kanzo Memorial Stone Church

The New Stone Age: Sancaklar Mosque

This stone building proves you can respect religious needs with challenging contemporary designs

The New Stone Age: Sancaklar Mosque

Ezra Stoller’s Modern America: The Seagram Building

Stoller's images of Mies van der Rohe's NYC masterpiece may be wonderful but their relationship was not

Ezra Stoller’s Modern America: The Seagram Building

Pawson Projects: Palmgren House, Sweden

Look at how the famed British minimalist created a contemporary house in Stockholm’s lakeside suburbs

Pawson Projects: Palmgren House, Sweden

Ezra Stoller’s Modern America: The TWA Terminal

Eero Saarinen wanted to be a part of history, and he knew Ezra Stoller's photography would secure him a place

Ezra Stoller’s Modern America: The TWA Terminal

Architecture by Women: Sharon Johnston

The pioneering architect proves you can minimise environmental impact, while maximising views

Architecture by Women: Sharon Johnston

Pawson Projects: Montauk House, USA

John Pawson carved out a family home with a strong sense of place in the shifting dunes of Long Island

Pawson Projects: Montauk House, USA

The New Stone Age: Lanyang Museum

Kris Yao's museum in Taiwan mixes ancient local stone and aluminium in a thoroughly 21st century way

The New Stone Age: Lanyang Museum

One thing not to miss in Seoul

Art galleries and clubs are just a few of the many new highlights in our newly released Wallpaper* City Guide

One thing not to miss in Seoul

Ezra Stoller’s Modern America: The Guggenheim Museum

The great architectural photographer regarded Wright as a genius, and the feeling may have been mutual

Ezra Stoller’s Modern America: The Guggenheim Museum

Architecture by Women: Su Rogers

Rogers helped introduce a ground-breaking, high-tech substance into domestic architect via this holiday home

Architecture by Women: Su Rogers

Pawson Projects: St Moritz Church, Germany

The parishioners of Augsburg, Germany wanted a simpler, sparer space. John Pawson answered their prayers

Pawson Projects: St Moritz Church, Germany

The New Stone Age: Church of San Giovanni Battista

When Mario Botta came to design a new church, he took ancient building materials and gave them a novel twist

The New Stone Age: Church of San Giovanni Battista

Pawson Projects: Home Farm, England

Why did the minimalist architect choose to turn a disordered group of rural buildings into a new home for himself?

Pawson Projects: Home Farm, England

Ezra Stoller’s Modern America: The Breuer House

With the help of the architect himself, Stoller captured a brilliantly cohesive vision of mid-century domesticity

Ezra Stoller’s Modern America: The Breuer House

Architecture by Women: Elizabeth Diller

The Broad is characterised by Diller's honeycomb outer shell that provides filtered light to view the art inside

Architecture by Women: Elizabeth Diller

Ezra Stoller’s Modern America: The Finnish Pavilion

Stoller’s shot of Aalto’s NYC pavilion initiated an approach that led to some of the best ever architectural photos

Ezra Stoller’s Modern America: The Finnish Pavilion

Architecture by Women: Špela Videčnik

This Slovenian architect used restriction as a starting point for her creativity with this spectacular new stadium

Architecture by Women: Špela Videčnik

One thing not to miss in Tokyo

The Sumida Hokusai Museum is one of many highlights in our newly released Wallpaper* City Guide

One thing not to miss in Tokyo

Architecture by Women: Mariam Kamara

Find out how one female architect brought religious worship and secular learning together in a remote African village

Architecture by Women: Mariam Kamara


Deyan Sudjic says John Pawson is a bit like Stanley Kubrick

The Design Museum director says the moviemaker and the architect share a remarkable purity of purpose

Deyan Sudjic says John Pawson is a bit like Stanley Kubrick

INTERVIEW: William Hall on why the future of architecture is set in Stone

The author of the latest book in our Building Materials series believes Stone is hard to beat in a climate emergency

INTERVIEW: William Hall on why the future of architecture is set in Stone

All you need to know about John Pawson: Anatomy of Minimum

This powerful new monograph showcases the elements and architectural anatomy at the heart of Pawson's work

All you need to know about John Pawson: Anatomy of Minimum

The making of Mid-Century Modernism

How did one style of architecture spread right across the globe? Through adaptation, argues Dominic Bradbury

The making of Mid-Century Modernism

All you need to know about the Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses

Love good living? Then you need the most wide-ranging survey of Mid-Century Modern homes around the world

All you need to know about the Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses

How women architects shape the way we think about building

New book Breaking Ground argues that the theoretical side of the profession can enable women to thrive

How women architects shape the way we think about building

What the Notre Dame fire taught our author about stone

As William Hall watched the Parisian cathedral burn he realised the durability of this ancient building material

What the Notre Dame fire taught our author about stone

All you need to know about Breaking Ground

Get this pioneering visual manifesto of 200 plus incredible buildings designed by women all over the world

All you need to know about Breaking Ground

All you need to know about Stone

Take a tour of some of the world's best buildings - all made from the oldest and most enduring building material

All you need to know about Stone

Morten Bo Jensen on how to build an extraordinary house

The architects in Houses: Extraordinary Living explain how they put drama into domestic living

Morten Bo Jensen on how to build an extraordinary house

Tom Kundig on how to build an extraordinary house

The architects in Houses: Extraordinary Living explain how they put drama into domestic living

Tom Kundig on how to build an extraordinary house

Denise Scott Brown wins Lifetime Achievement Award

She missed out on the Pritzker Prize back in 1991; can a Lisbon Triennale award redress the balance a little?

Denise Scott Brown wins Lifetime Achievement Award

3 Pools to dive into (and one you might want to avoid)

They look welcoming, though you wouldn’t want to break the surface of every swimming pool in our books. . .

3 Pools to dive into (and one you might want to avoid)

Did you spot this LA landmark in the new Tarantino film?

Once Upon a Time in ... Hollywood features one of LA's best-loved buildings, immortalised by Marvin Rand

Did you spot this LA landmark in the new Tarantino film?

6 Beautiful beach houses to admire this summer

Wherever you end up during your time off we hope it’s as striking as these wonderful waterside retreats

6 Beautiful beach houses to admire this summer

Ben van Berkel on how to build an extraordinary house

The architects in Houses: Extraordinary Living explain how they put drama into domestic living

Ben van Berkel on how to build an extraordinary house

Snarkitecture put a brick in Hudson Yards’ window

The NY practice provides a surprising, see-through intervention in Forty Five Ten’s new Manhattan store

Snarkitecture put a brick in Hudson Yards’ window

Snøhetta's brainy mountain trail

The architecture practice’s new Path of Perspectives encourages hikers to slow down, think, and take in the view

Snøhetta's brainy mountain trail

Fran Silvestre on how to build an extraordinary house

The architects in Houses: Extraordinary Living explain how they put drama into domestic living

Fran Silvestre on how to build an extraordinary house

Philip Johnson’s Glass House - inside and out

On the anniversary of the architect’s birth, we take a look at the legacy of his most famous domestic creation

Philip Johnson’s Glass House - inside and out

MAD’s theatre brings bling to China's jewellery city

The innovative Chinese practice has chosen an ancient motif for its winning design: junk sails

MAD’s theatre brings bling to China's jewellery city

The building of Pierre Cardin’s curvy Bubble Palace

On the designer’s 97th birthday, we take a look at his famously futuristic summer house on the French Riviera

The building of Pierre Cardin’s curvy Bubble Palace

When Gaudí found beauty in brick

On the great Spanish architect’s birthday we look back at his ornate treatment of this humble building block

When Gaudí found beauty in brick

Pride flag adorns the steps of Louis Kahn’s Four Freedoms Park

The New York City park has added a splash of colour to Louis Kahn’s minimal designs in Pride month

Pride flag adorns the steps of Louis Kahn’s Four Freedoms Park

Want a mid-century Richard Neutra classic of your own?

Furniture and kit house company Kettal are offering two new structures based on his classic VDL House

Want a mid-century Richard Neutra classic of your own?

Phaidon Introductions: Sam Lubell on houses and homes

The influential architectural writer looks at how domestic designs have changed to match our aspirations

Phaidon Introductions: Sam Lubell on houses and homes

Marc Jacobs bought this house (but the car didn’t come with it)

Nevertheless, Jacobs’ Frank Lloyd Wright house in Rye, NY State, is still a mid-century modern masterpiece

Marc Jacobs bought this house (but the car didn’t come with it)

Got time to unwind in our new reading room?

We’ve teamed up with Herman Miller to create a place to ponder great books inside the TWA Hotel at JFK

Got time to unwind in our new reading room?

I.M. Pei 1917 - 2019

The Chinese-American architect died yesterday - we celebrate his life in 5 of his greatest buildings

I.M. Pei 1917 - 2019

Phaidon Introductions: Snøhetta on the backstories it creates

The world-famous practice explains why, when it comes to creating great buildings, narrative comes first

Phaidon Introductions: Snøhetta on the backstories it creates

The winning shot from our East Coast architecture guide

This garage might be on the eastern seaboard, but that hasn’t stopped an LA association from recognising it

The winning shot from our East Coast architecture guide

Did you know that artist architecture is a thing?

There are plenty of places made by artists in our book Houses (but you might not want to live in some of them...)

Did you know that artist architecture is a thing?

A Phaidon author witnesses the Notre Dame fire

Our architectural writer was on hand as the flames engulfed the medieval French cathedral. Here’s what he saw

A Phaidon author witnesses the Notre Dame fire

Can you spot the Chinese motif in Snøhetta's Opera House?

Let’s just say the brilliant Norwegian architectural and design firm are big fans of East Asian symbolism

Can you spot the Chinese motif in Snøhetta's Opera House?

Snøhetta create Europe’s first underwater restaurant

The new building on Norway’s southern-most tip will serve as a restaurant and a marine research station

Snøhetta create Europe’s first underwater restaurant

Why was Le Corbusier so intent on meeting Albert Einstein?

On Einstein's birthday we look at the role the physicist played in helping Le Corbusier promote his influential idea

Why was Le Corbusier so intent on meeting Albert Einstein?

How Anish Kapoor turned an artwork into a concert hall

On his 65th birthday we look at how he and Arata Isozaki created an abstract work to solve a real world problem

How Anish Kapoor turned an artwork into a concert hall

The ruin that Thomas Heatherwick redeemed

Ahead of his Hudson Yards opening, here's an earlier derelict site the British designer helped reinvigorate

The ruin that Thomas Heatherwick redeemed

Bubbletecture helps Arata Isozaki win the Pritzker Prize

The 2019 prize winner has shown great dynamism in recent years, especially when it comes to inflatable buildings

Bubbletecture helps Arata Isozaki win the Pritzker Prize

Six ruins reborn as great contemporary buildings

It’s not just the High Line. Disused facilities all across the world are being turned into new wonders

Six ruins reborn as great contemporary buildings

Frank Gehry’s green dream for the LA River

Will the architect, who turns 90 today, get to transform his hometown’s concrete watercourse?

Frank Gehry’s green dream for the LA River

Come find us at Hudson Yards!

We’ve found the perfect place for Phaidon within New York City's new 28-acre mega-development

Come find us at Hudson Yards!

One book, 20,000 words and millions of bricks

Watch these videos with William Hall explaining how Brick is even better in its new, mini format

One book, 20,000 words and millions of bricks

Le Corbusier's Grand Designs: Villa Jacquemet

This house displays his early appreciation of the Arts and Crafts movement (and hides his later love of concrete)

Le Corbusier's Grand Designs: Villa Jacquemet

Le Corbusier's Grand Designs: the UN Headquarters New York

Le Corbusier regarded the UN HQ in Manhattan as his work. Despite evidence to the contrary, should we too?

Le Corbusier's Grand Designs: the UN Headquarters New York

Le Corbusier's Grand Designs: Villa Savoye

You know the house, but have you seen the drawings Le Corbusier made before and after its completion?

Le Corbusier's Grand Designs: Villa Savoye

Can't afford a Scarpa house? Maybe yours can smell like one

A new line of candles and incense sticks aims to capture the aroma of great 20th century architect-designed houses

Can't afford a Scarpa house? Maybe yours can smell like one

William Hall talks about the new mini format Brick

'The smaller format lets the quieter projects stand out' says the author of Concrete, Wood and Brick

William Hall talks about the new mini format Brick

Le Corbusier's Grand Designs: The Unité d’Habitation

You probably know the Marseilles version but have you seen his sketches for the others, completed after his death?

Le Corbusier's Grand Designs: The Unité d’Habitation

Le Corbusier's Grand Designs: The LC2 Chair

You may know Le Corbusier's chair. But have you seen what it looked like on paper before it went into production?

Le Corbusier's Grand Designs: The LC2 Chair

The ancient building block that’s so in right now

New York’s newest luxury condos are using the same building material as Mesopotamia's oldest temples. Why?

The ancient building block that’s so in right now

Why Louis Kahn would often talk to bricks

A simple, quirky piece of advice to his students showed that this building material had a lot to say

Why Louis Kahn would often talk to bricks

This Brutal World stars in the movie of the moment!

In the Netflix thriller Bird Box our brutalist architecture book is a welcome distraction from uglier scenes outside

This Brutal World stars in the movie of the moment!

Look at John Pawson’s photos of Peter Zumthor’s first UK house

The architect, photographer and Phaidon author visits Zumthor’s Secular Retreat, commissioned by Alain de Botton

Look at John Pawson’s photos of Peter Zumthor’s first UK house

What's Alex from Snarkitecture up to in 2019?

Co-founder Alex Mustonen fills us in on the practice’s plans for its new permanent NYC venue, Snark Park

What's Alex from Snarkitecture up to in 2019?

What’s John Pawson up to in 2019?

The architect and Phaidon author will sign off on one of his longest-standing commissions over the next 12 months

What’s John Pawson up to in 2019?

Who is Alex from Snarkitecture giving his book to this Christmas?

Co-founder of the innovative NY design studio reveals his 2018 highs and lows and who’ll be getting a great gift

Who is Alex from Snarkitecture giving his book to this Christmas?

Did Adolf Loos think Ornament was Crime? And was he right?

The architect was born on this day, 10 December, 1870 and created a style of architecture still debated today

Did Adolf Loos think Ornament was Crime? And was he right?

Who is John Pawson giving his book to this Christmas?

The architect and author reveals his 2018 highs and lows and which lucky baby will be getting a great gift

Who is John Pawson giving his book to this Christmas?

Case Study perfection - up for sale at $3.6 million

It was built as an affordable home, but this Mid-Century beauty has risen in price considerably since 1959

Case Study perfection - up for sale at $3.6 million

Moshe Safdie reworks his old brutalist apartment

The Israeli-Canadian architect's firm has gone back to Habitat 67 to rework its founder’s old brutalist unit

Moshe Safdie reworks his old brutalist apartment

A few more reasons to buy our Atlas of Brutalist Architecture!

Watch Virginia McLeod, the book’s commissioning editor, talk through the making of this great new title

A few more reasons to buy our Atlas of Brutalist Architecture!

Who is Sam Lubell giving his book to this Christmas?

The architectural writer and curator tells us about his highs and lows of 2018 and who’ll be getting a great gift

Who is Sam Lubell giving his book to this Christmas?

The revealing story behind Alejandro Aravena's Novartis HQ

Reclaimed bricks, and less-than-accurate interpretations of his plans formed part of his 'more or less’ strategy

The revealing story behind Alejandro Aravena's Novartis HQ

Want Modernism beside the sea? Go to Fire Island!

This summer resort is home to some of America’s best mid-century architecture, as our new guide explains

Want Modernism beside the sea? Go to Fire Island!

Alejandro Aravena’s brutal beach house is for sale

Like to slip off your office gear and gaze into a fire at weekends? Got $1.5m? This place could be right for you

Alejandro Aravena’s brutal beach house is for sale

5 things we learned on the Brutal Bus tour

Prince Charles called the National Theatre a nuclear power station, The Royal College of Physicians is based on the human body and only 50 people lived in the Barbican when the Barbican was built (none of them architects!)

5 things we learned on the Brutal Bus tour

Get to know Cape Cod Modernism in Massachusetts

This is what happened when Walter Gropius and co took the summer off and went to the beach

Get to know Cape Cod Modernism in Massachusetts

Want to catch up with the Harvard Five? Go to New Canaan

The Connecticut village is an architectural gem, says our new Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide

Want to catch up with the Harvard Five? Go to New Canaan

Get to know Frank Lloyd Wright in Pleasantville

You’ll never see so much of Wright’s style in a single place than when you tour this small, New York state enclave

Get to know Frank Lloyd Wright in Pleasantville

Get to know Doo-Wop architecture in Wildwood

The Jersey Shore resort is full of this kitsch take on modernism according to our mid-century East Coast guide

Get to know Doo-Wop architecture in Wildwood

Brutalist buildings you can only see in our new book

The wrecking ball has levelled them but they live on forever in our new Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

Brutalist buildings you can only see in our new book

Sketch to Skyline - what Luis Barragán’s Las Arboledas development in Mexico looked like on day one

The Pritzker laureate brought nature, order and colour together in this Mexican residential development

Sketch to Skyline - what Luis Barragán’s Las Arboledas development in Mexico looked like on day one

These Brutalist buildings look a bit like Jenga blocks

There are plenty of structures in our new Atlas that look just a little bit like the popular wooden building block game

These Brutalist buildings look a bit like Jenga blocks

Instagrammers campaigned to save these Brutalist buildings

...but they didn't always succeed. Luckily, you can still see the ones they couldn't save in Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

Instagrammers campaigned to save these Brutalist buildings

These Brutalist War memorials have very brutal back stories

World War II hit the former Yugoslavia hard and it has many poignant concrete creations to commemorate it

These Brutalist War memorials have very brutal back stories

Sketch to Skyline - what Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute in La Jolla, California looked like on day one

Did you know Kahn originally planned a garden in the middle of the site? Drawing Architecture takes up the story

Sketch to Skyline - what Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute in La Jolla, California looked like on day one

Do you recognise these Brutalist buildings from the big screen?

From sci-fi to horror, indie drama to LA caper, movie makers love a Brutalist backdrop, as our new Atlas notes

Do you recognise these Brutalist buildings from the big screen?

Robert Venturi dies aged 93

The American architect, whose work helped define postmodernism, died on Tuesday in Philadelphia

Robert Venturi dies aged 93

These Brutalist buildings look like they shouldn't stay up

A smart choice of materials and techniques enables architects to dazzle as Atlas of Brutalist Architecture reveals

These Brutalist buildings look like they shouldn't stay up

A Brutalist guide to Open House London

Londoners – here’s how to satisfy your craving for mid-century concrete this coming weekend

A Brutalist guide to Open House London

These Brutalist buildings are actually really beautiful

It might not be known for its pretty ornamentation or well-balanced forms but Brutalism can still embody beauty

These Brutalist buildings are actually really beautiful

Sketch to Skyline - what Foreign Office Architects' Yokohama International Ferry Terminal looked like on day one

Sometimes the finished structure doesn't look much like the drawing - as this early ink on paper sketch reveals

Sketch to Skyline - what Foreign Office Architects' Yokohama International Ferry Terminal looked like on day one

How Ernö Goldfinger brutalised both east and west

The architect built iconic towers on both sides of London - and was immortalised as a Bond baddie

How Ernö Goldfinger brutalised both east and west

Sketch to Skyline - What Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano's Pompidou Centre in Paris looked like on day one

This cultural centre in a rundown part of Paris epitomised 'the Bilbao effect' years before the term was coined

Sketch to Skyline - What Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano's Pompidou Centre in Paris looked like on day one

Sketch to Skyline - what Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation in Marseilles looked like on day one

This simple colour-coded sketch from the master helped define the style of public housing for years to come

Sketch to Skyline - what Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation in Marseilles looked like on day one

Sketch to Skyline - what The Shard looked like on day one

Here's how the iconic building took form when Renzo Piano first put his trademark green pen to paper in 2000

Sketch to Skyline - what The Shard looked like on day one

Eero Saarinen's only UK building is still a great one

On the anniversary of his birth read how his proto-brutalist American Embassy broke the modernist mould

Eero Saarinen's only UK building is still a great one

Alejandro Aravena mixes a bank and a bridge to help the poor

The architect’s new proposal for Buenos Aires Villa 31 neighbourhood will help the city’s poorest cross the tracks

Alejandro Aravena mixes a bank and a bridge to help the poor

Could you picture your cat in a place like this?

On International Cat Day, we pick out a few purrfect kitty dwellings from our new book, Pet-tecture

Could you picture your cat in a place like this?

Is Owen Luder Britain’s most brutal architect?

The creator of Gateshead’s Trinity Square and Portsmouth’s Tricorn Centre celebrates his 90th birthday today

Is Owen Luder Britain’s most brutal architect?

Grafton Architects win award for latest London building

Their Marshall Building for the LSE in Lincoln's Inn Fields is another masterclass in sensitive city construction

Grafton Architects win award for latest London building

Could MAD’s building bring big ideas to northern China?

The firm's new conference centre aims to bring bright ideas and brilliant conversation to Yabuli, the Davos of China

Could MAD’s building bring big ideas to northern China?

Europe’s tallest building is 50 per cent higher than The Shard

Gazprom - the world's biggest gas provider - has a very, very energy efficient new headquarters in St. Petersburg

Europe’s tallest building is 50 per cent higher than The Shard

These Hamptons dog houses help NY’s rescue mutts

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons has some architectural homes perfectly suited to your best friend

These Hamptons dog houses help NY’s rescue mutts

Three London gardens to cool off in this lunchtime

Beat the heat in these chilled public gardens, all of which feature in our new book, Green Escapes

Three London gardens to cool off in this lunchtime

Britain's new Brutalist gallery looks back at social housing

Sheffield's S1 Artspace, newly opened in the city's Park Hill estate, offers a balanced view of high-rise life

Britain's new Brutalist gallery looks back at social housing

The Brutal Chicago landmark that's always been cool

Born on this day, Bertrand Goldberg combined brutalism with the kind of amenities we now take for granted

The Brutal Chicago landmark that's always been cool

Barber and Osgerby revisit Ronchamp

We love these shots of Le Corb's Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, taken by the British design duo

Barber and Osgerby revisit Ronchamp

What Aldo Rossi gave to Grafton

How the brilliant Irish practice draw from one of the greats of yesteryear when creating buildings for the future

What Aldo Rossi gave to Grafton

What Le Corbusier gave to Grafton

How the brilliant Irish practice draw from one of the greats of yesteryear when creating buildings for the future

What Le Corbusier gave to Grafton

When the West Coast Case Study houses were an exhibition

In July 4 week we're looking at some of the best American architecture exhibitions from our new book Exhibit A

 When the West Coast Case Study houses were an exhibition

When the Venice Biennale went PoMo

New book Exhibit A looks at ground breaking architecture shows - including one that introduced post modernism

When the Venice Biennale went PoMo

How does photography shape architecture?

A new show examines why the appeal of architecture is changed by how it's photographed

How does photography shape architecture?

We have a right to good buildings say Grafton Architects

Architecture should be less about objects and more about subjects, according to the Venice Biennale curators

We have a right to good buildings say Grafton Architects

Why Snarkitecture look to Georgia O’Keeffe and Eero Saarinen

The New York studio draws on the work of two 20th century greats when developing its contemporary designs

Why Snarkitecture look to Georgia O’Keeffe and Eero Saarinen

Olafur Eliasson creates a brick tower for the Lego family

The Fjordenhus is the first building designed entirely by Eliasson and his team and it opens on Saturday

Olafur Eliasson creates a brick tower for the Lego family

Our exciting California Captured collaboration with Theory

We've teamed up with the fashion label to showcase the vision of mid-century master photographer Marvin Rand

Our exciting California Captured collaboration with Theory

What’s inside Snarkitecture’s Fun House?

The art, architecture and design practice will create a weird domestic environment in their first museum retrospective

What’s inside Snarkitecture’s Fun House?

Don't miss this if you're visiting New York City!

Going to Frieze in NYC? Destination Architecture recommends you check out this Manhattan marvel

Don't miss this if you're visiting New York City!

Why Usher loves Snarkitecture

Discover how the R&B singer developed a long-term collaborative relationship with Snarkitecture's Daniel Arsham

Why Usher loves Snarkitecture

Grafton Architects find their happy place (and ours too)

Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell explain why generosity of spirit should be at the core of architecture

Grafton Architects find their happy place (and ours too)

What is it with Snarkitecture and white?

Find out here, as the trio talk through their minimal look and forthcoming summer show

What is it with Snarkitecture and white?

France calls Peter Marino 'officer class' in the art world

The American architect and art collector has just been made an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters!

France calls Peter Marino 'officer class' in the art world

Sou Fujimoto's vertical village for Paris

The Japanese architect’s new Parisian proposal is a winning, wooden fix for the city's urban sprawl

Sou Fujimoto's vertical village for Paris

BIG turn a hotel into a ski run

By chopping the five storey block into a zig-zag of slabs, Bjarke Ingels and co. add a new piste to the Alps

BIG turn a hotel into a ski run

These waterside homes offer splendid isolation

Want to get away from it all? Then take a look at these perfectly isolated island homes, featured in Living on Water

These waterside homes offer splendid isolation

How Edwin Luytens created Great Dixter

The architect was born 149 years ago today. Here's how he took two medieval buildings to make something new

How Edwin Luytens created Great Dixter

Metabolism: the architectural style behind Isle of Dogs

A quick guide to the utopian architectural movement that influenced Wes Anderson’s dystopian dog film

Metabolism: the architectural style behind Isle of Dogs

Herzog & de Meuron float a block above the Moscow River

The architects preserve old industrial buildings, create a new park and still make the most of a riverside view

Herzog & de Meuron float a block above the Moscow River

These waterside homes are perfect for a cosy log fire

Want a cool view and a warming hearth? Then these are the architectural retreats just right for you

These waterside homes are perfect for a cosy log fire

The brilliant, female gaze of Grafton Architects

‘We were born female and have the pleasure and pain of seeing the world through female eyes,’ say the Irish duo

The brilliant, female gaze of Grafton Architects

Snarkitecture creates a sneaker shrine for Kith in LA

The art, architecture and design studio makes the footwear specialist's elite ranges look even more special

Snarkitecture creates a sneaker shrine for Kith in LA

These waterside homes are perfect for city dwellers

Want splendid, watery isolation, within reach of an Uber? Then these are the architectural retreats for you

These waterside homes are perfect for city dwellers

These waterside homes blend perfectly into their surroundings

Love water, nature and the built environment? Then here are some ideal works of architecture for you

These waterside homes blend perfectly into their surroundings

Graffiti helps Annabelle Selldorf win a conservation award

The architect’s work on Hauser & Wirth’s LA outpost has just won the city’s most prestigious conservancy award

Graffiti helps Annabelle Selldorf win a conservation award

These waterside homes are perfect - so long as you like heights!

Do you suffer from acrophobia? Then you probably shouldn’t take a trip to these rooms with a view. . .

These waterside homes are perfect - so long as you like heights!

The Making of Modernist Palm Springs in 5 buildings

It’s Modernism Week in the resort town. Here’s how Palm Springs became an architectural oasis in the Cali desert

The Making of Modernist Palm Springs in 5 buildings

California Captured - The Zeidler Residence

Marvin Rand was California's most inconspicuous photographer - but he defined its architectural iconography

California Captured - The Zeidler Residence

California Captured – Case Study House #16

Marvin Rand was California's most inconspicuous photographer - but he defined its architectural iconography

California Captured – Case Study House #16

Snøhetta proposes A House to Die In near Munch's old home

Why are people objecting to the practice’s house for Bjarne Melgaard, to be built beside Edvard Munch’s estate?

Snøhetta proposes A House to Die In near Munch's old home

California Captured – The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Marvin Rand was California's most inconspicuous photographer - but he defined its architectural iconography

California Captured – The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

5 houses on water (that look really great in winter)

Think that living on water only works when the sun is out? These houses will make you think again

5 houses on water (that look really great in winter)

California Captured – The Cinerama Dome

Marvin Rand was California's most inconspicuous photographer - but he defined its architectural iconography

California Captured – The Cinerama Dome

MoMA looks back at Yugoslav Brutalism

MoMA's exhibition, Towards a Concrete Utopia, will be the first major US show to study this state's architecture

MoMA looks back at Yugoslav Brutalism

BIG brings floating villages to San Francisco

Bjarke Ingels hopes his scheme for Islais Creek will not only hold back the sea, but also the Bay Area's house prices

BIG brings floating villages to San Francisco

What to expect from Grafton Architects’ 2018 Venice Biennale

Look out for space, freedom, generosity and “an enormous tea cosy” of architectural concerns at this year’s Biennale

What to expect from Grafton Architects’ 2018 Venice Biennale

Concrete nanotecture to solve Hong Kong's home squeeze

Could these contemporary, concrete micro-apartments be in the pipeline for cash-strapped singletons?

Concrete nanotecture to solve Hong Kong's home squeeze

Snarkitecture’s fantasy islands

The NYC design practice has worked a vintage video game into its new set of kitchen islands

Snarkitecture’s fantasy islands

California Captured – The Salk Institute

Marvin Rand was California's most inconspicuous photographer - but he defined its architectural iconography

California Captured – The Salk Institute

California Captured - The Capitol Records Building

Marvin Rand was California's most inconspicuous photographer - but he defined its architectural iconography

California Captured - The Capitol Records Building

California Captured - The Palevsky House

Marvin Rand was California's most inconspicuous photographer - but he defined its architectural iconography

California Captured - The Palevsky House

Could wood be the future of urban architecture?

A new exhibition in London will make a strong case for timber's place amid the skyline of tomorrow

Could wood be the future of urban architecture?

John Pawson's World of Colour: Brown

From African graffiti to an Austrian ski town, Pawson finds beauty and playfulness even at this point in the spectrum

John Pawson's World of Colour: Brown

Spectrum and a design museum membership – a gift for creatives

Give inspiration, and let them see the finished products at Cooper Hewitt in NY and the Design Museum in London

Spectrum and a design museum membership – a gift for creatives

John Pawson's World of Colour: Violet

18-3838 Ultra Violet is Pantone's colour for 2018. But did Spectrum author John Pawson discover the colour first?

John Pawson's World of Colour: Violet

John Pawson's World of Colour: Black

Some say black is the total absence of colour but Pawson's dark shots let us see chromatic shades more acutely

John Pawson's World of Colour: Black

John Pawson's World of Colour: Green

In his new book Spectrum the architect shows sensitivity towards both built and natural environment

John Pawson's World of Colour: Green

John Pawson's World of Colour: Red

Israeli porcelain, British pop and Kenyan wildlife all find their way into the red section of Spectrum

John Pawson's World of Colour: Red

Don't miss this if you're visiting Miami!

Going to Art Basel Miami Beach? Then make sure you take in these towers, featured in Destination Architecture

Don't miss this if you're visiting Miami!

Who knew Bruce Nauman did erotica?

It wasn't quite sex but the artist still warned gallery goers that his Body Pressure work might get ...'erotic!'

Who knew Bruce Nauman did erotica?

John Pawson's World of Colour: Yellow

See everything from the Buddhas of Myanmar to the cornfields of England via Pawson’s Spectrum

John Pawson's World of Colour: Yellow

John Pawson talks colour with Michael Craig-Martin at RIBA

...and signs copies of his new photography book Spectrum - shot on his travels around the world

John Pawson talks colour with Michael Craig-Martin at RIBA

Don't miss this if you're visiting Paris!

Forget about the Eiffel Tower - Destination Architecture suggests this 2016 reworking of the classical arch

Don't miss this if you're visiting Paris!

Don't miss this if you're visiting Basel!

Forget about the Munster - Destination Architecture suggests this new Herzog & de Meuron aluminium hall instead

Don't miss this if you're visiting Basel!

A Brilliant Black Building for Halloween!

This Victorian house, from our new book Black: Architecture in Monochrome, looks perfect for trick or treating

A Brilliant Black Building for Halloween!

Take a look at these beautiful black buildings

Met Museum and LACMA's Stella Paul deconstructs architecture’s dark side in our new book Black

Take a look at these beautiful black buildings

Happy birthday Tadao Ando!

As he turns 76 take a look at one of his most beautiful, best-loved buildings, Church of the Light

Happy birthday Tadao Ando!

For sale: an audacious rendition of a Frank Lloyd Wright

There may be cheaper ways of owning a Frank Lloyd Wright but few that will satisfy your inner Bond like this

For sale: an audacious rendition of a Frank Lloyd Wright

Selldorf and Diller’s rival plans for UK's national treasure

Diller, Scofidio + Renfro and Selldorf Architects have unveiled two very different visions for a UK stately home

Selldorf and Diller’s rival plans for UK's national treasure

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech takes shape

The city that the designer took as his second home will house a sleek, red-brick museum dedicated to his work

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech takes shape

A Movement in a Moment: The International Style

Discover how a 1932 MoMA exhibition helped introduce the entire world to the joys of modern architecture

A Movement in a Moment: The International Style

Peter Chadwick’s beautiful Brutalist car parks

Though some are threatened by the wrecking ball - in the designer's posters these concrete beauties live on

Peter Chadwick’s beautiful Brutalist car parks

Could this bendy skyscraper take shape in New York?

Can Manhattanites bear another super-scraper? Architects Oiio think so if the idea is original enough

Could this bendy skyscraper take shape in New York?

Liz Diller on the successes, flaws and laws of the High Line

The US architect says everyone in her profession should consider the unwanted effects of outrageous success

Liz Diller on the successes, flaws and laws of the High Line

Who wants a pop-up, mobile beach house?

A British firm has developed a mobile, self-assembling holiday home, which pops up in around 10 minutes

Who wants a pop-up, mobile beach house?

MAD’s sci-fi base for a truly futuristic car company

Faraday Future’s space-age facility might help usher in an age of superfast, zero-emission self-driving vehicles

MAD’s sci-fi base for a truly futuristic car company

A sax-shaped tower for Rotterdam's skyline

MVRDV says its twin-tower and connecting bridge “represents musicality, character and elegance”

A sax-shaped tower for Rotterdam's skyline

Frank Lloyd Wright's smart plan to fix the great depression

The architect planned to create prefab farming units - complete with crèches and beauty parlours

Frank Lloyd Wright's smart plan to fix the great depression

A 21st century winter garden for Denmark’s chilly new city

COBE plans to carve out a leafy public park inside this windswept block on the edge of an old port

A 21st century winter garden for Denmark’s chilly new city

Preserving Louis Kahn's Salk Institute

The Getty Conservation Institute has worked hard to ensure a modernist masterpiece is restored to former glories

Preserving Louis Kahn's Salk Institute

This LA concrete classic is the star of this new xx video

Alasdair McLellan makes a video for The xx with help from Raf Simons, Calvin Klein and a little LA modernism

This LA concrete classic is the star of this new xx video

A Sottsass penthouse in New York - yours for just $19m!

OK, it's pricey, but then again it is a perfectly preserved example of the Memphis founder’s interior design

A Sottsass penthouse in New York - yours for just $19m!

Kengo Kuma's plans for Paris

The Japanese architect’s new renderings introduce naturalism to France’s most philosophical quarter

Kengo Kuma's plans for Paris

BIG, Adjaye and Sou Fujimoto vie for a Scottish bandstand

The world-famous architecture firms are all shortlisted for Edinburgh’s Ross Pavilion Design Competition

BIG, Adjaye and Sou Fujimoto vie for a Scottish bandstand

Hidden Hadid plans unveiled

Take a look at these unseen Zaha plans for New York, London and Berlin

Hidden Hadid plans unveiled

We found the perfect spot for our latest book launch!

Here’s why a gallery in a once-derelict London block proved the perfect fit for our new title, Ornament is Crime

We found the perfect spot for our latest book launch!

Nendo turns tombs into a fun park in Japan

The Japanese architecture and design practice draws on ancient burial motifs (and pizzas) for its first park

Nendo turns tombs into a fun park in Japan

How Charles Rennie Mackintosh changed the Vienna Secession

Discover the architect and designer's often overlooked influence on Austria’s famed art movement

How Charles Rennie Mackintosh changed the Vienna Secession


MAD make the walls come alive in this Beijing bathroom

The Chinese architects rethink art bathroom conventions setting LEDs into the walls of Roca Beijing

MAD make the walls come alive in this Beijing bathroom

You can see into North Korea from this very big wheel

But you'll have to have a really good head for heights - it's the biggest 'spokeless' one in the world

You can see into North Korea from this very big wheel

Amazon plants out its Spheres

The tech firm is bringing a little Amazonian-style biodiversity to Seattle as it propagates its new meeting space

Amazon plants out its Spheres

Korea joins The High Line club

The Dutch architecture practice MVRDV has created a linear park for the South Korean capital Seoul

Korea joins The High Line club

Why John Pawson is the ideal Noguchi Award winner

Everyone from Ian Schrager to Deyan Sudjic thinks the architect is an apt Isamu Noguchi Award honouree

Why John Pawson is the ideal Noguchi Award winner

How Sottsass and Scarpa pushed back against modernism

A new ceramics exhibition sheds light on the ways these two Italians subtly rejected modernism’s restraints

How Sottsass and Scarpa pushed back against modernism

A Carlo Scarpa guide to Venice

Heading to La Serenissima for the art? Great! But don't forget to take a look at the city's architecture too

A Carlo Scarpa guide to Venice

Annabelle Selldorf shows us her new London gallery

Architect says she has added 'minor interventions' to an 18th century London house for Thaddaeus Ropac

Annabelle Selldorf shows us her new London gallery

In Production - Ornament Is Crime

Architecture & Design Editor Virginia McLeod gives us a sneak peek at a book about to leave our shelves for yours

In Production - Ornament Is Crime

Diller Scofidio + Renfro make a roof from jeans

The US architectural practice repurposes 300 pairs of denim strides for 2017's Milan Design Week

Diller Scofidio + Renfro make a roof from jeans

Did Warhol inspire Peter Marino’s biker look?

The leather-clad archistar expresses his admiration for Andy’s fright wig in 60 Minutes interview

Did Warhol inspire Peter Marino’s biker look?

Understand Edwin Lutyens in 5 buildings

The British architect was born on this day 29 March in 1869 - this is how to get his subtle buildings

Understand Edwin Lutyens in 5 buildings

Anyone got $15 million for this Sottsass Silicon Valley home?

Built for IDEO's David Kelley, the entire dwelling was laid out in an Italian gym; the furniture was built to scale, dissembled, shipped to the US, and rebuilt by Italian craftsmen - sadly, the great book on the table is not included!

Anyone got $15 million for this Sottsass Silicon Valley home?

A new home for the Hollywood sign?

Hirsuta's winning competition design could rival landmark LA residences by John Lautner and Frank Gehry

A new home for the Hollywood sign?

Will MAD finally get to build the Lucas Museum?

After attempts in Chicago and San Francisco LA looks likely to play host to the billion dollar building

Will MAD finally get to build the Lucas Museum?

How is BIG’s Lego house coming along?

Pretty well it seems - Bjarke Ingels should have it finished by September!

How is BIG’s Lego house coming along?

When Lina Bo Bardi built her own home

Celebrating the world's first female brutalist architect on International Women's Day

When Lina Bo Bardi built her own home

Why the Pritzker Prize went to a trio

RCR Arquitectes - the first trio to win the prize see collaboration as a way to resist individualism

Why the Pritzker Prize went to a trio

And the award for best book in the Oscars green room goes to Charles-Édouard Jeanneret!

Aagh! We mean Le Corbusier! Our Le Grand book took centre stage backstage last night. . .

And the award for best book in the Oscars green room goes to Charles-Édouard Jeanneret!

Frank Gehry talks creativity and staying strong

87-year-old Pritzker Laureate offers advice in video to promote his new online Masterclass

Frank Gehry talks creativity and staying strong

The wood that inspired 2017's Serpentine Pavilion

Diébédo Francis Kéré says his pavilion draws from the trees of his African home town

The wood that inspired 2017's Serpentine Pavilion

Uncovering the hidden gems of Palm Springs

Phaidon author Sam Lubell talks mid-century architecture fans through the town's highlights

Uncovering the hidden gems of Palm Springs

London hair salon swaps mirrors for art

Sam Jacob Studio takes the customers’ minds off the cut and into artistic contemplation

London hair salon swaps mirrors for art

Miracles of Mobitecture - The Sound Booth

Barry Prophet's hut on Lake Nipissing, Ontario is a listening room for the sounds generated on the outside

Miracles of Mobitecture - The Sound Booth

China's Rose Museum puts the petal to the metal

NEXT Architects create a striking, stainless-steel home for floral appreciation in the Chinese capital, Beijing

China's Rose Museum puts the petal to the metal

Liz Diller plans an opera for the High Line

The architect was inspired to create her forthcoming work following a protest from one of the park's neighbours

Liz Diller plans an opera for the High Line

Russia's revolution and the buildings that never were

See pictures and plans by El Lissitzky, Sokolov and the Vesnin Brothers at The Design Museum's Imagine Moscow

Russia's revolution and the buildings that never were

Mies van der Rohe’s plan for London

What would the capital have looked like had Mies been allowed to create a Seagram Building for Britain?

Mies van der Rohe’s plan for London

Miracles of Mobitecture - The Mailroom

This immersive installation on a frozen lake has a desk at which guests can read, write and share experiences

Miracles of Mobitecture - The Mailroom

Miracles of Mobitecture - The Starlight Room

Raniero Campigotto's camping cabin in the Dolomites is set on skis, built by artisans - and perfect for stargazing

Miracles of Mobitecture - The Starlight Room


Miracles of Mobitecture - Richard Horden's Ski Haus

It's winter so let's take a look at the runners (and the riders who invented them) from our new book Mobitecture

Miracles of Mobitecture - Richard Horden's Ski Haus

Kengo Kuma's high-tech take on wood

The Japanese architect draws from natural forms to create these wooden-slatted chalets on Bali's southern coast

Kengo Kuma's high-tech take on wood

Viñoly joins other starchitects in Miami

Architect's two tower condo, One River Point, boasts skylofts and a skybridge for 'elegantly expensive living'

Viñoly joins other starchitects in Miami

How The Jetsons inspired a 3-mile-high super tall

Engineers Arcon say the materials and technology to build this future cityscape already exist

How The Jetsons inspired a 3-mile-high super tall

Aren't these wooden buildings beautiful?

400 million years old and wood (finally) gets its own book and show!

Aren't these wooden buildings beautiful?

Bold new stadiums for Chelsea FC and the Raiders

Two world-class sports brands are teaming up with equally prominent architects to oversee new homes

Bold new stadiums for Chelsea FC and the Raiders

Rem Koolhaas creates a new Factory for Manchester

OMA leans on the city's legendary televisual and musical heritage for its huge new cultural venue

Rem Koolhaas creates a new Factory for Manchester

JFK airport gets a $10 billion upgrade

Could a huge cash injection turn this 68-year-old entry point into the kind of airport New York deserves?

JFK airport gets a $10 billion upgrade

Elemental Living - Down Under

Resembling an ancient settlement and built using rammed earth and local crushed rock, Earth House comprises a series of living and sleeping spaces, all connected by a corridor the architect calls the 'disappearing street'

Elemental Living - Down Under

Steven Holl’s wave-like library for Malawi

The brilliant US architect brings his contemplative building design skills to one of the poorest areas of Africa

Steven Holl’s wave-like library for Malawi

BIG to rebrand the Nordic countries

Bjarke Ingels’ practice joins Area9, Ole Lund Creative and Mensch in an ambitious rebrand of the region

BIG to rebrand the Nordic countries

MAD's Fake Hills solve real world problems

Our new book shows how this coastal block draws on the local geography to bring nature into its residents’ lives

MAD's Fake Hills solve real world problems

MAD's twisted home for traditional wooden art

Our new book describes how MAD architects created a polished steel home for a wood museum

MAD's twisted home for traditional wooden art

Ma Yansong on his MAD Tiananmen Square forest

The MAD Architect looks back on his scheme for Beijing and wonders whether he could improve Western cities

Ma Yansong on his MAD Tiananmen Square forest

How this rural retreat mimics its environment

Look what happens when contemporary architecture meets splendid isolation via our book Elemental Living

How this rural retreat mimics its environment

When Mies went wild in the country

Our new book Elemental Living looks at the great modernist’s bucolic getaway project, the Farnsworth House

When Mies went wild in the country

Herzog & de Meuron mix art and science at the RCA

Discover how a Phaidon author is helping the Swiss practice rework the Royal College of Art Campus

Herzog & de Meuron mix art and science at the RCA

Snøhetta help Saudis see the future

Could this new building enable one of the world's biggest oil states to find its place once the wells run dry?

Snøhetta help Saudis see the future

Zaha Hadid and the first wooden football stadium

Architects reveal plans for a 5,000 capacity new home for British eco-friendly side Forest Green Rovers

Zaha Hadid and the first wooden football stadium

T Magazine’s Elemental Living weekend getaway

The NY Times style mag offered a virtual weekend escape via Instagram and our book Elemental Living

T Magazine’s Elemental Living weekend getaway

John Pawson turns bunker into ancient art gallery

This Berlin bunker might appear rather brutal but it's now home to some rarefied East Asian art and furnishings

John Pawson turns bunker into ancient art gallery

Could Trump's wall become a Luis Barragán tribute?

That's certainly the proposal from Mexican architects who've painted the candidate's border barrier Barragán pink

Could Trump's wall become a Luis Barragán tribute?

Will this LA house be in Blade Runner 2049?

This Frank Lloyd Wright building doubled as Deckard's apartment in the first film. Could it make the sequel?

Will this LA house be in Blade Runner 2049?

George Lucas goes MAD for Star Wars museum

Following the unveiling of two new museum proposals, we look at what drew the director towards MAD Architects

George Lucas goes MAD for Star Wars museum

A high-rise for Africa's slums

Nigerian designer Olalekan Jeyifous envisions a multi-storey dystopia for Lagos’s poorest citizens

A high-rise for Africa's slums

Have fun at Annabelle Selldorf’s YMCA

Reworked by Selldorf Architects the YMCA where Warhol was once a member is on the market for $14.5m

Have fun at Annabelle Selldorf’s YMCA

MAD's glowing home for China's leading orchestra

China Philharmonic Orchestra has just revealed its brilliant new Beijing concert hall designed by MAD Architects

MAD's glowing home for China's leading orchestra

How Aussie builders could save this Brutalist gem

Sydney's construction unions ban their members from knocking down architecturally important Sirius building

How Aussie builders could save this Brutalist gem

Steven Holl autographs his new Queens library!

Architect joins community leaders at the topping out ceremony for Hunters Point Community Library, NY

Steven Holl autographs his new Queens library!

A kiln-style museum for porcelain's ancient home

The history of porcelain will be told in this extraordinary fired-earth structure destined for north-eastern China

A kiln-style museum for porcelain's ancient home

Could Atlanta build a High Line over this highway?

City planners hope to bring this linear park to a newly built space above a busy city freeway

Could Atlanta build a High Line over this highway?

Could we shrink, curve or sink NYC's Bus Terminal?

We all know the Port Authority Bus Terminal is a little broken -opinions differ however, on how best it might be fixed

Could we shrink, curve or sink NYC's Bus Terminal?

A giant cube will take shape on WTC site

Take a look at these newly unveiled designs for lower Manhattan's next arts venue - courtesy of ex-OMA architects

A giant cube will take shape on WTC site


Heatherwick channels MC Escher in New York

The designer weaves together 154 flights of stairs for Vessel, a new work destined for Hudson Yards

Heatherwick channels MC Escher in New York

Sou Fujimoto and Douglas Coupland's future vision

The architect's new pavilion provides display space for the writer's 22nd century billboard

Sou Fujimoto and Douglas Coupland's future vision

No, this Thai skyscraper is not falling down

Buro Ole Scheeren leaves a few chunks out of the country's tallest skyscraper to reveal its inner life

No, this Thai skyscraper is not falling down

This once derelict Breuer home is now worth $2.3m

The tiny Massachusetts cottage, created with Bauhaus boss Walter Gropius, is one of his masterworks

This once derelict Breuer home is now worth $2.3m

BIG bend a car port into a luxury villa

Bjarke Ingels’ curled-up modern house packs in an inner garden, great views and space for vintage cars

BIG bend a car port into a luxury villa

Inside Yayoi Kusama's Glass House

What Philip Johnson's classic piece of domestic architecture looked like after Yayoi was done with it

Inside Yayoi Kusama's Glass House

What's behind the trend for twisting skyscrapers?

New report ranks 28 twisting scrapers in the world right now and explains why there are many more to come. . .

What's behind the trend for twisting skyscrapers?

A stadium to keep sports stars and fans cool in Dubai

Could this bowl-shaped, water-cooled building keep the temperature down on the pitch and in the stands?

A stadium to keep sports stars and fans cool in Dubai

Snøhetta bring gardens to this Lebanese bank

The firm's winning design for Banque Libano-Française’s headquarters also includes amphitheatre-style seating

Snøhetta bring gardens to this Lebanese bank

Tom Ford’s Tadao Ando ranch hits the market

$75m gets you the designer's ranch, built by the Pritzker Prize laureate, right next to an old cowboy movie set

Tom Ford’s Tadao Ando ranch hits the market

A hothouse High Line?

Could Philip Johnson's World's Fair relic be the next piece of NY architecture to undergo a radical reinvention?

A hothouse High Line?

5 things we learned from Peter Marino on Artspace

The art-world architect opens up on Warhol, childhood trauma and meeting the world via the New York art scene

5 things we learned from Peter Marino on Artspace

Turning a Turkish sea wall into a luxury island

US firm Forum Studio hope their Pearl of Istanbul project will hold back the waves and draw in the global elite

Turning a Turkish sea wall into a luxury island

The MAD building for the future of Chinese fashion

China's leading high-end womenswear producer hopes this Ma Yansong building with give it a design edge

The MAD building for the future of Chinese fashion

A Modernist house that spins in the wind

Could Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley’s ReActor house help you with your domestic relationships?

A Modernist house that spins in the wind

Watch Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Shed come to life

In a new animation DS+R show how their NYC building will actually move to house a wide range of programming

Watch Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Shed come to life

Annabelle Selldorf: from kitchen to art gallery

Watch the architect describe how she went from worktops to Werner in New York

Annabelle Selldorf: from kitchen to art gallery

Steven Holl's summer house for a 19thC painter

The architect has drawn up a folly plan for the Hudson River School artist Frederic Edwin Church's house

Steven Holl's summer house for a 19thC painter

Olympics architect creates Museum of London

London architect Asif Khan has reworked the city's Smithfield Meat Market in this winning design

Olympics architect creates Museum of London

London’s V&A is set to move East!

Renderings for London’s new Olympic Park cultural centre and creative hub have just been released

London’s V&A is set to move East!

Why Frank Lloyd Wright didn't make UNESCO's list

Le Corbusier was added to the World Heritage List a few days ago but not Wright - there's a reason for that

Why Frank Lloyd Wright didn't make UNESCO's list

What will happen to this Wild Art building?

Can the Longaberger Basket Company, Ohio, find a buyer for its idiosyncratic office building?

What will happen to this Wild Art building?

Annabelle Selldorf - 'Good taste has gotten a bad rep'

'Good taste actually has nothing to do with being proper' she tells Elle Decoration in illuminating new interview

Annabelle Selldorf - 'Good taste has gotten a bad rep'

Shigeru Ban's timber trapezoid tower for Vancouver

The Japanaese architect's first building in the city will be the tallest hybrid timber structure in the world

Shigeru Ban's timber trapezoid tower for Vancouver

UNESCO honours Le Corbusier

17 buildings by the master modernist including Villa Savoye and Unité d'Habitation, added to World heritage list

UNESCO honours Le Corbusier

OMA rework a brutalist Paris warehouse

See how Rem Koolhaas has helped turn Entrepôt Macdonald into a welcoming urban environment

OMA rework a brutalist Paris warehouse

Classic interiors meet modern Miami

Look at what happens when French interior designer Jean-Louis Deniot works with the architects Arquitectonica

Classic interiors meet modern Miami

Zaha Hadid's hyacinth hotel blooms in the desert

The architect may have passed away but plans for this flower-inspired structure have just been unveiled in the Gulf

Zaha Hadid's hyacinth hotel blooms in the desert

Álvaro Siza's latest project is tinged with sadness

Portuguese artist Nadir Afonso never lived to see the brilliant new museum dedicated to his work

Álvaro Siza's latest project is tinged with sadness

Annabelle Selldorf reinvents another London gallery

The architect is set to incorporate a modern art space into historic Ely House for Thaddaeus Ropac

Annabelle Selldorf reinvents another London gallery

Le Corbusier's Brutal rooftop is now a trompe l'oeil

Xavier Veilhan’s Open Sky exhibition aims to re-engage visitors with Le Corbusier’s “monumental” housing block

Le Corbusier's Brutal rooftop is now a trompe l'oeil

James Corner brings icebergs to Washington DC

The British-born landscape architect’s new installation at the National Building Museum mimics a glacial ice field

James Corner brings icebergs to Washington DC

Barbican set to get all Jutaku next year

Gallery endorses Phaidon’s love of East Asian architecture in forthcoming show The Japanese House

Barbican set to get all Jutaku next year

How icebergs shape this Olafur Eliasson building

He hopes his Ice Void will make the experience of visiting a Greenland glacier more understandable for all

How icebergs shape this Olafur Eliasson building

Sou Fujimoto rethinks the rented apartment

Fancy sharing a TV with everyone in your block? Take a look at Sou’s radical ideas at Tokyo's House Vision show

Sou Fujimoto rethinks the rented apartment

Why Steven Holl punched holes in his library

The architect's wall cuts add drama to this Hunters Point building while also paying tribute to a local landmark

Why Steven Holl punched holes in his library

The story behind this Brutalist beauty

The structure on This Brutal World's cover may look mid century but it was actually built by Herzog & de Meuron

The story behind this Brutalist beauty

How you can save this Marcel Breuer building

The architect’s American Press Institute could be flattened – you can help hold back the wrecking ball

How you can save this Marcel Breuer building

This is Norman Foster's first building in Brooklyn

Up and coming Red Hook gets a glossy, glassy waterfront office block courtesy of the British architect

This is Norman Foster's first building in Brooklyn

Bjarke Ingels talks about his Serpentine pavilion

The Danish architect told us about the cathedral-like qualities of his new creation at last night's launch in London

Bjarke Ingels talks about his Serpentine pavilion

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater explained

Discover how this perfect mid-century holiday home, kick-started the brilliant US architect's flagging career

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater explained

When Breuer joined the Bauhaus

How a brilliant student made the cutting-edge products of the design school available to everyone

When Breuer joined the Bauhaus

Can the Venice Biennale change how the Brits live?

Forget the models and drawings the British Pavilion is addressing the UK's biggest challenge for young people

Can the Venice Biennale change how the Brits live?

Why is the USA staging a postcard show in Venice?

Find out why the US Pavilion at the 2016 Architecture Biennale is focusing on just one troubled city - Detroit

Why is the USA staging a postcard show in Venice?

Sou Fujimoto's sensible building with a silly name

The Japanese architect has designed Potato Head's latest outpost in Hong Kong

Sou Fujimoto's sensible building with a silly name

Who will save Breuer's Brutalist Atlanta library?

Some see this building as the Whitney of the South. So why is the city so keen to demolish this masterwork?

Who will save Breuer's Brutalist Atlanta library?

How the Met Breuer went back to the future

Could the Met's restoration of this fifty-year old building point the way for contemporary art gallery architecture?

How the Met Breuer went back to the future

Coop Himmelb(l)au creates two museums in one

The Austrian practice has designed two co-joined museums for Shenzhen - one for art, the other for architecture

Coop Himmelb(l)au creates two museums in one

Take a look at Zaha Hadid's incredible paintings

The late Pritzker laureate's unrealised painterly plans go on display at a career retrospective in Venice this month

Take a look at Zaha Hadid's incredible paintings

Brutalist car park becomes a wooden skyscraper

Well it's one way to turn a much loved but outdated 20th century relic into a 21st century apartment complex. . .

Brutalist car park becomes a wooden skyscraper

How the trees shaped Steven Holl’s latest building

Architect's drawings reveal how he used the canopies of Pennsylvania's trees to guide the form of this arts building

How the trees shaped Steven Holl’s latest building

Annabelle Selldorf's grand designs

Find out how the NY architect built the new Steinway Hall inside the old Center of International Photography

Annabelle Selldorf's grand designs

New Sou Fujimoto book explains how he did this!

The balconies on the architect’s L’arbre Blanc building in Montpelier have confounded everyone – until now

New Sou Fujimoto book explains how he did this!

Annabelle Selldorf hits the right note in NYC

Iconic artists, gallerists and curators all dropped in to the contemporary architect’s recent Phaidon book launch

 Annabelle Selldorf hits the right note in NYC

Could this Dubai tower become the world’s tallest?

The Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava hopes his structure will top the Burj Khalifa once it is completed

Could this Dubai tower become the world’s tallest?

Will this wooden supertall rise above London?

The world’s tallest timber structure has been proposed for the iconic brutalist Barbican estate

Will this wooden supertall rise above London?


Lost art of letter writing makes post office go digital

Toronto Architects RDH are bringing 21st century technology into a 19th century public building

Lost art of letter writing makes post office go digital

Volker Giencke's glazed orange cone rises in Latvia

Over 100 years after funding began the 'Genius of Graz's' glazed amber concert hall opens in Liepāja

Volker Giencke's glazed orange cone rises in Latvia

Annabelle Selldorf remembers Zaha Hadid

'She didn't represent the conventional model' says the New York-based architect and Portfolio and Projects subject

Annabelle Selldorf remembers Zaha Hadid

John Pawson does Jutaku!

The British architect discovered his love of simplicity in Japan - now he’s returned to build a house there

John Pawson does Jutaku!

Gaudí-inspired house perches precariously

Some people might resist pitching their home on a 42 degree angle - but not this young Spanish couple

Gaudí-inspired house perches precariously

'Mum I DO want to go to school today!'

Studio 505 split in two earlier this year but they've left us with some great work - including this school in Singapore

'Mum I DO want to go to school today!'

Herzog & de Meuron design new gallery for Vitra

Swiss architecture practice complete second project in Germany for giants of the design world

Herzog & de Meuron design new gallery for Vitra

Foster pays homage to Mies with Manhattan tower

Foster + Partners' new tower slips neatly into the space next to Mies van der Rohe's Seagram Building

Foster pays homage to Mies with Manhattan tower

Zaha Hadid 1950 - 2016

Dame Zaha Hadid died of a heart attack today. here are some of the great buildings she's left us

Zaha Hadid 1950 - 2016

Zaha Hadid by Sir Peter Cook

'She ventured where few would dare, if Paul Klee took a line for a walk, Zaha took the surfaces for a dance'

Zaha Hadid by Sir Peter Cook

Discover the big ideas behind some tiny architecture

Come to our RIBA talk next Tuesday and find out just what goes into making today's tiny buildings a big surprise

Discover the big ideas behind some tiny architecture

Erm... what have they done to Central Park?

Winning plan for urban oasis proposes a horizontal 'sidescraper' underneath newly landscaped rocks and foliage

Erm... what have they done to Central Park?

Lunch is a tall order at this Mexican restaurant

Tall Arquitectos has designed this cantilevered restaurant for a ravine four times the size of the Grand Canyon

Lunch is a tall order at this Mexican restaurant

Can BIG fix that scraper above Penn Station?

Bjarke Ingels has a frilly plan for the unloved 1960s building above New York station

Can BIG fix that scraper above Penn Station?

A Movement in a Moment: Brutalism

All you need to know about a hard, unforgiving style of architecture that many of us have grown to love

A Movement in a Moment: Brutalism

Looking for the perfect Brutalist getaway?

Fresh air! Restored concrete! Good reasons why brutal architecture lovers should stay at Van Wassenhove House

Looking for the perfect Brutalist getaway?

A Brutalist guide to the film High-Rise

The architecture that informed the new movie adaptation, courtesy of This Brutal World's Peter Chadwick

A Brutalist guide to the film High-Rise

Bring a surfboard to BIG’s new Redskins stadium

And your skates in winter, all thanks to a new plan to add watersports to this Washington football facility

Bring a surfboard to BIG’s new Redskins stadium

Happy Birthday National Theatre!

Life begins at 40 today for Denys Lasdun's masterpiece, featured in our new architecture book This Brutal World

Happy Birthday National Theatre!

Sou Fujimoto creates timber tower French vineyard

The Japanese architect spearheads revamp of Bordeaux as it opens a high speed train link with Paris

Sou Fujimoto creates timber tower French vineyard

A mosque for Foster's World Trade Centre

British architect Amanda Levete's new religious building combines Islamic traditions with 21st century technology

A mosque for Foster's World Trade Centre

‘There's a spiritual quality about looking at art you don’t want to undermine’ - Annabelle Selldorf

On the opening of Hauser Wirth & Schimmel the architect describes the power of sculpting art spaces

‘There's a spiritual quality about looking at art you don’t want to undermine’ - Annabelle Selldorf

The phantasmagorical world of Vasily Klyukin

Has this Russian-born banker turned design dilettante created the architectural equivalent of outsider art?

The phantasmagorical world of Vasily Klyukin

A truly transparent Islamic Centre for NYC

Designing an Islamic Centre for NYC was not an easy commission but we think Koray Duman has pulled it off

A truly transparent Islamic Centre for NYC

Dada's birthplace to be recreated for Manifesta 11

Cabaret Voltaire will be recreated with a 21st century twist for the Christian Jankowski-curated event this summer

Dada's birthplace to be recreated for Manifesta 11

On International Women's Day meet Annabelle!

Learn how architect Annabelle Selldorf introduced classicism, utility and restraint into today's art galleries

On International Women's Day meet Annabelle!

The London playground inspired by a Japanese photo

Look at these Hélène Binet images of Asif Khan’s new playground inspired by a Rinko Kawauchi photograph

The London playground inspired by a Japanese photo

Sou Fujimoto and David Chipperfield reinvent Paris

Fujimoto’s Thousand Trees scheme wins one of the 23 sites earmarked for, ahem, root-and branch regeneration

Sou Fujimoto and David Chipperfield reinvent Paris

Take a look at these tiny kaleidoscopic buildings

New book Nanotecture brings together some of the smallest best built things including these playful creations

Take a look at these tiny kaleidoscopic buildings


We join Charlize Theron backstage at the Oscars!

Did you spot the ultimate Phaidon shelfie in the green room at last night's 88th Academy Awards?

We join Charlize Theron backstage at the Oscars!

Steven Holl updates Mumbai’s oldest museum

Architect cuts apertures into gallery spaces allowing exactly 25 lumens of light to flood interior spaces

Steven Holl updates Mumbai’s oldest museum

Modern new look for folk museum

This timber-clad extension to the Romsdal Museum is designed to complement some far older local buildings

Modern new look for folk museum

Take a look at these shiny, tiny buildings

Our book Nanotecture brings together some of the smallest built things, including these great reflective dwellings

Take a look at these shiny, tiny buildings

Animating Frank Lloyd Wright

Hear the great architect talk religion, nature and money, in this little-seen, newly animated 1957 interview

Animating Frank Lloyd Wright

BIG goes small for Serpentine Pavilion

Bjarke Ingels joins Asif Khan, Kunlé Adeyemi, Barkow Leibinger and Yona Friedman in Nanotecture celebration

BIG goes small for Serpentine Pavilion

MoMA hosts anti-starchitect show

A Japanese Constellation demonstrates how architecture is best viewed as a collaborative enterprise

MoMA hosts anti-starchitect show

Álvaro Siza takes to the stage in Catalonia

Red brick building in small town is latest example of the slow burn architect's mastery of simple, austere beauty

Álvaro Siza takes to the stage in Catalonia

Tokyo’s cloud-harvesting vertical commuter town

Kohn Pedersen Fox and Leslie E. Robertson Associates aim to build it by 2045. Will they succeed?

Tokyo’s cloud-harvesting vertical commuter town

A bright new look for the City of Light

Peripheriques Marin+Trottin Architectes hatch multi-faceted, novel plan to deal with the density of urban Paris

A bright new look for the City of Light

Snøhetta gives Philly a Silicon Valley style library

This Philadelphia university's glass, stone and timber building majors on break-out spaces, not book stacks

Snøhetta gives Philly a Silicon Valley style library

Annabelle Selldorf talks galleries and garbage

The acclaimed architect discusses her wide-ranging portfolio of projects at Cooper Union this week

Annabelle Selldorf talks galleries and garbage

Frank Lloyd Wright's $3m starter home

Learn why this LA house, originally built for middle-income Americans, has moved well into seven figure territory

Frank Lloyd Wright's $3m starter home

A high-density High Line for Stockholm

Could this inspired residential railway regeneration project break ground in the Swedish capital?

A high-density High Line for Stockholm

Will this cubist brutal building rise in Costa Rica?

Brooklyn architects CAZA propose new congress hall of enormous concrete cubes in the placid capital San José

Will this cubist brutal building rise in Costa Rica?

Cool new look for Zurich's National Museum

Concrete and geometric abstraction delights in Christ & Gantenbein's new addition to Gustav Gull's original building

Cool new look for Zurich's National Museum

A Jutaku-style home for Main Street America

One New Orleans architect finds a distinctly east-Asian way to make America’s starter-homes affordable

A Jutaku-style home for Main Street America

The only time you'll see a cat story on Phaidon.com

Probably. Nanotecture is packed with very small houses - here are some that only the smallest can fit into

The only time you'll see a cat story on Phaidon.com

A futuristic treatment for a Texan library

Could this strikingly modern take on a public book-lending institution touch down in Houston some time soon?

A futuristic treatment for a Texan library

The Steven Holl sculpture that will become a home

The work, going on show in NYC, forms part of Holl’s mission to rethink the way a building's space is used

The Steven Holl sculpture that will become a home

BIG 's new twist on The High Line

Danish architecture practice's pair of contorted skyscrapers are destined for Manhattan's Meatpacking District

BIG 's new twist on The High Line

When Marcel Breuer built a brutalist ski resort

The Bauhaus founder's work in Flaine still inspires - just ask our brutal architecture book author Peter Chadwick

When Marcel Breuer built a brutalist ski resort

When catastrophe leads to creative design

A new RIBA show looks at the wealth of architectural creativity that springs up in the wake of natural disasters

When catastrophe leads to creative design

Why 2016's Pritzker winner makes half-built houses

The Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena wins praise for the parts of the building he chooses to leave out

Why 2016's Pritzker winner makes half-built houses

The capsule hotel with a sea view

Gianluca Santosuosso's MORPHotel concept offers a more aesthetically pleasing alternative to cruise ships

The capsule hotel with a sea view

What links MAD and Benjamin Britten?

MAD's new music venue in China has something in common with composer's one in Suffolk. Can you guess what?

What links MAD and Benjamin Britten?

Is this New York's strangest new supertall?

Mark Foster Gage's proposed Manhattan structure looks like it was created by a modern day Michelangelo

Is this New York's strangest new supertall?

Ferrari designers take to the skies

Pininfarina and AECOM beat Zaha, Fuksas and Grimshaw to create towering tulip design for new Istanbul airport

Ferrari designers take to the skies

The architects creating 2016's landmark art spaces

John Pawson, Annabelle Selldorf and co. ensure that 2016's new exhibition spaces look as good as the art on show

The architects creating 2016's landmark art spaces

Steven Holl’s Copenhagen towers get the go ahead

Work will start on an ambitious harbour project - seven years after Holl got the gig

Steven Holl’s Copenhagen towers get the go ahead

OMA architects talk about their Prince Plaza project

OMA's David Gianotten and Bauke Albada tell us why the future for architecture in China might just be local

OMA architects talk about their Prince Plaza project

How Isamu Noguchi pioneered land art

On the anniversary of the sculptor’s birth, we look at how his land work served as an example for other artists

How Isamu Noguchi pioneered land art

The original Desert Modernist house goes up for sale

The Palm Springs home once owned by the architect that defined this hot-and-dry style is on the market for $1.75m

The original Desert Modernist house goes up for sale

We just launched The High Line book!

And where better to do it than overlooking the park itself with some of the biggest names in architecture and art

We just launched The High Line book!

Is it a stadium? Is it a swimming pool? No it's a mixed use surf park having an identity crisis!

'It’s not a crazy, billion dollar project, it’s feasible and we could get it going as soon as footy finishes' say MJA Studio

Is it a stadium? Is it a swimming pool? No it's a mixed use surf park having an identity crisis!

Steven Holl’s dance project premiers on Friday

The architect’s collaboration with New York choreographer Jessica Lang opens at Chicago’s Architecture Biennial

Steven Holl’s dance project premiers on Friday

Steven Holl comes to a halt in Moscow

Impressive geometric housing scheme close to the Kremlin sadly fails to get the go ahead

Steven Holl comes to a halt in Moscow

Mussolini’s Roman palazzo is Fendi's new HQ

Mussolini's Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana is now home to the fashion house - more reason to wear black if visiting

Mussolini’s Roman palazzo is Fendi's new HQ

Steven Holl on Childhood, China and The High Line

The architect recalls building boyhood tree houses - as well as some more recent and rather trickier commissions

Steven Holl on Childhood, China and The High Line

Will Renzo Piano get another Shard off the ground?

The architect's new plans for a glass tower in Paddington could fall foul of London's anti-skyscraper lobby

Will Renzo Piano get another Shard off the ground?

The grass is greener at new Euronews HQ

The colour of Jakob + Macfarlane's new HQ for news channel references the nearby river (so don't eat the fish!)

The grass is greener at new Euronews HQ

Steven Holl on the art happenings of 70s New York

The brilliant US architect remembers the early influence of Joseph Beuys, Vito Acconci and Richard Serra

Steven Holl on the art happenings of 70s New York

Kengo Kuma plays with topography in China

The Japanese architect works in local, vernacular flourishes to his China Academy of Arts’ Folk Art Museum

Kengo Kuma plays with topography in China

Steven Holl on the buildings that shaped him

How Seattle’s Space Needle, Rome’s Pantheon, and Le Corbusier’s Unité d'Habitation informed his work

Steven Holl on the buildings that shaped him

BIG blends city living with the country life

Bjarke Ingels' 79 & Park complex manages to merge 140 apartments into Stockholm's Royal National City Park

BIG blends city living with the country life

Steven Holl on the early days of Zaha Hadid

The acclaimed American architect recalls his encounters with the Pritzker Prize winner in London in the 70s

Steven Holl on the early days of Zaha Hadid

Steven Holl on New York's architecture fail

"No one would call it architecture - it’s just rent-collecting space!" he says about the new look Manhattan

Steven Holl on New York's architecture fail

Fancy a quick lie down at Frieze? You're in luck!

Art collective ÅYR build a six-room installation at the art fair in a comment on 'the commodification of cosiness'

Fancy a quick lie down at Frieze? You're in luck!

Why Jeff Wall likes this Herzog & de Meuron gallery

The Phaidon fine-art photographer appreciates what the Swiss firm has planned for his hometown Vancouver

Why Jeff Wall likes this Herzog & de Meuron gallery

Steven Holl - 'Architecture brings art into our lives'

In the first part of a wide ranging interview the great architect tells us how buildings connect us to the spiritual

Steven Holl - 'Architecture brings art into our lives'

Rafael Viñoly's Sears Tower homage

Architect unveils new Chicago South Loop proposal - to be built one tower at a time

Rafael Viñoly's Sears Tower homage

A hotel to hold back the Gobi Desert

Could Margot Krasojević's high-concept sand-turbine hotel save China’s fragile northern environment?

A hotel to hold back the Gobi Desert

How Diller Scofidio + Renfro put hidden art on show

At LA's new museum the Broad, visitors can see the works in storage, thanks to the building's ingenious design

How Diller Scofidio + Renfro put hidden art on show

Drone targets BIG's first New York building

Drone footage captures the scale and unusual beauty of Bjarke Engels' Via 57 West as it rises above Manhattan

Drone targets BIG's first New York building

Why do Japanese houses look so unusual?

That's the question Naomi Pollock asked herself on arriving in Japan - 27 years later she answers it in Jutaku

Why do Japanese houses look so unusual?

James Corner's High Line vision

The landscape architect and co-creator of the High Line’s unique design recalls his first trip to the abandoned railway - and the ways in which he helped transform it into a work of art that attracted six million visitors last year

James Corner's High Line vision

Frank Gehry's vision for Sunset Boulevard

Could this development of 249 residential units create a “walkable community” in LA? Gehry thinks so

Frank Gehry's vision for Sunset Boulevard

Chile’s answer to Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye

What do you make of this Latin American architect’s interpretation of modernism's greatest country house?

Chile’s answer to Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye

The skyscraper that aims to open up Africa

Could the Casablanca Finance City Tower by Morphosis prove to be the beginning of a beautiful friendship?

The skyscraper that aims to open up Africa

Planting a forest in one of America's dirtiest cities

Could this proposal to bring an arboreal landscape into the centre of Cleveland help fix the city's problems?

Planting a forest in one of America's dirtiest cities

How China's regulations gave rise to this building

Dutch NEXT firm have created this undulating exterior to fit this apartment block into a crowded city centre

How China's regulations gave rise to this building

Liz Diller on the High Line’s surprising success

The architect and co-author of our High Line book describes the park’s conception and its subsequent popularity

Liz Diller on the High Line’s surprising success

Putting spiritual back into our cityscape

Can plants bring harmony to our fast-urbanising world? The designers in 30:30 Landscape Architecture think so

Putting spiritual back into our cityscape

Zaha Hadid’s world-record breaking bridge

The firm’s winning competition entry looks beautiful, and it could also prove to be an engineering marvel too

Zaha Hadid’s world-record breaking bridge

China's caveman capital gets a new look

HASSELL Studios finds novel ways to display and preserve China's prehistoric heartland in Nanjing

China's caveman capital gets a new look

Zaha Hadid's High Line installation

The British-Iraqi architect has turned her firm's protective site hoarding into a swooping sculptural tunnel

Zaha Hadid's High Line installation

A space-age home with aircraft stairs

This sleek suburban Spanish home by Barcelona firm NOEM packs includes some innovative, recycled features

A space-age home with aircraft stairs

Visit the world's wildest domestic environment

Our new book Jutaku illustrates just how varied, innovative and beautiful Japanese housing stock has become

Visit the world's wildest domestic environment

Daniel Libeskind’s Pyramid for Jerusalem

The architect hopes his 26-storey tower will provide “a vibrant public space in the heart of the ancient city”

Daniel Libeskind’s Pyramid for Jerusalem

Check out the concert hall that thinks it's a castle

Mies van der Rohe Award given to Barcelona duo Barozzi Veiga's new fortress-like Philharmonic Hall

Check out the concert hall that thinks it's a castle

Snøhetta takes to the mountains in style

Scandanavian superstar architecture practice turns its attention to the Italian Alps - just in time for winter

Snøhetta takes to the mountains in style

Steven Holl designs expansion of Kennedy Centre

Architect breaks down the barriers between artists and public in Texas, Virginia, Iowa - and now Washington

Steven Holl designs expansion of Kennedy Centre

Landscaping the cities of the future

30 30 Landscape Architecture author Meaghan Kombol gives us the lowdown on the new scenery of the city

Landscaping the cities of the future

Richard Rogers divulges spy museum design

The most secretive industry in the world is about to get a more welcoming museum - feel free to share

Richard Rogers divulges spy museum design

Is this the first architecture CGI to feature a selfie?

BIG's Metzler Tower in Frankfurt is a graceful addition to the city's skyline - but what's going on at ground level?

Is this the first architecture CGI to feature a selfie?

All you need to know about Landscape Architecture

It can make the morning commute bearable and downtime more up - but what exactly is landscape architecture?

All you need to know about Landscape Architecture

Hadid and Libeskind give Le Corbusier a makeover

The architects are proposing additions to Villa Le Lac - the house Le Corb built for his parents by a Swiss lake

Hadid and Libeskind give Le Corbusier a makeover

The High Line - by the people who made it

Get a first-hand account of the inspirations and tribulations behind the creation of NYC's transformative linear park

The High Line - by the people who made it

What would you do with Preston Bus Station?

Five designs have been put forward to turn this brutalist Grade II listed classic into a youth-oriented civic space

What would you do with Preston Bus Station?

Daniel Libeskind’s amazing glazing

The award-winning US architect makes his South American debut with this classy, glassy residential tower

Daniel Libeskind’s amazing glazing

What makes Steven Holl and Le Corbusier alike?

Learn how the architect took on the ambitions of Le Corb et al, shaping (and sketching) them for a new era

What makes Steven Holl and Le Corbusier alike?

Ex-student reworks Cornell's 104-year-old library

Viennese architect Wolfgang Tschapeller returns to his alma mater to renovate the university's Rand Hall

Ex-student reworks Cornell's 104-year-old library

Oyster shell museum will celebrate Mexican culture

Mexican firm FR-EE hopes this unusually shaped building will help preserve and promote local traditions

Oyster shell museum will celebrate Mexican culture

If you could build your house on the side of a cliff. . .

Would it look like this one? Click through to see OPA's 'subterranean Casa Malaparte' proposal, Casa Brutale

If you could build your house on the side of a cliff. . .

Moon Hoon's display of brotherly love

Korean architecture practice creates a brace of lunar landscape-inspired properties for two brothers

Moon Hoon's display of brotherly love

Name the architects behind the Serpentine Pavilions

Pentagram helps the Serpentine launch its 2015 Build Your Own Pavilion project by illustrating every one of them

Name the architects behind the Serpentine Pavilions

Whatever you do, don't look down!

The Inside Awards in Singapore celebrate the world's best interiors - take a look at these great images

Whatever you do, don't look down!

MAD build hilltop village in Beverly Hills

Chinese practice reinvents the Mediterranean hill town for 21st century LA - complete with vertical garden

MAD build hilltop village in Beverly Hills

From Real Estate to Surreal Estate

MoMA's latest exhibition looks at one of the most radical reinterpretations of domestic architecture ever

From Real Estate to Surreal Estate

A+ Architecture – the Grotto Sauna

This Canadian sauna uses modern technology and age-old craft to create a breathtaking, lakeside interior

A+ Architecture – the Grotto Sauna

Foster banishes the car underground in China

Architect's new project cleverly relocates traffic beneath the feet of Wuhan residents and workers

Foster banishes the car underground in China

A first look at the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion

A gallery of images detailing the construction of this year's pavilion by Madrid architects SelgasCano

A first look at the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion

Libeskind and Hadid remember their childhoods

New show sees prominent architects and designers reflecting on their formative experiences as kids

Libeskind and Hadid remember their childhoods

Is this ex-OMA architect 'doing a Dujardin'?

Ole Scheeren's Vancouver skyscraper reminds us of the work of Shooting Space photographer Philip Dujardin

Is this ex-OMA architect 'doing a Dujardin'?

Margot Krasojevic's Himalayan snow shelter

Zaha Hadid protegé's latest structure boasts a sci-fi power system to warm the heart of any lost trekker

Margot Krasojevic's Himalayan snow shelter

Norman Foster remembers Louis Kahn

The Pritzker Laureate pays tribute to the pioneering architect on accepting The Louis Kahn Memorial Award

Norman Foster remembers Louis Kahn

Herzog & de Meuron’s forest-inspired stadium

Swiss architects draw inspiration from the slim trees in the nearby Landes Forest of Bordeaux

Herzog & de Meuron’s forest-inspired stadium

Live-sleep-eat-in-it office space unveiled

Hotel in a shipping container aims to capitalise on underused urban space - good bye work life balance. .

Live-sleep-eat-in-it office space unveiled

New shopping mall resembles a flower display

Vincent Callebaut's latest development aims to up the feel good factor - good for consumers and retailers

New shopping mall resembles a flower display

A+ Architecture – Restaurant Steirereck

This winning Austrian restaurant manages to combine contemporary design with a high degree of cosiness

A+ Architecture – Restaurant Steirereck

BIG and OMA make Lego on the High Line

And you can join in and design your own city of the future at the Collectivity Project

BIG and OMA make Lego on the High Line

Steven Holl keeps it in the family

How did a small gallery on the Hudson come to show works by the prominent architect - and his brother?

Steven Holl keeps it in the family

Could OMA’s new hotel redefine Dutch architecture?

Rem Koolhaas’s firm hopes its plans for the Netherlands' largest hotel will shape a new look for Amsterdam

Could OMA’s new hotel redefine Dutch architecture?

A+ Architecture – The Three Cusps Chalet

This Portuguese renovation from our Architizer A+Awards book combines local styles with a Brazilian influence

A+ Architecture – The Three Cusps Chalet

A+ Architecture - House in Tamatsu

This residential house by Ido, Kenji from our Architizer A+Awards book is a truly captivating piece of microtecture

A+ Architecture - House in Tamatsu

How this floating prison could power a small town

Zaha Hadid protégé Margot Krasojevic says her sea jail could generate enough electricity for 2000 homes

How this floating prison could power a small town

New Sufi centre channels Philip Johnson's spirit

This Californian Sufi sanctuary draws inspiration from one of the Pritzker laureate’s earlier Islamic-influenced works

New Sufi centre channels Philip Johnson's spirit

A+Architecture - Ice & Snow Apartment

Architizer+Awards 2015 features 100 of the best buildings in the world today including this Chinese ski chalet

A+Architecture - Ice & Snow Apartment

A great night at the Architizer A+Awards

Architizer's A+Awards celebrate the diversity of the world’s architecture at New York gala

A great night at the Architizer A+Awards

Gombrich explains the Palace of Versailles

As the UK goes to the polls we look at how, 351 years ago, another European leader influenced the masses

Gombrich explains the Palace of Versailles

Shanghai's History Museum has an organic form

Glass wall of atrium 'inspired by the cellular structure of plants and animals' say architects Perkins + Will

Shanghai's History Museum has an organic form

OMA's 'race against time' for Venice Biennale

The architect overseeing OMA's work on the Chinese Pavilion tells us what to expect next month

OMA's 'race against time' for Venice Biennale

The Winter Olympics resort that serves as a TV screen

LEDs set into the façade of this South Korean resort could allow its guests to watch the 2018 Games

The Winter Olympics resort that serves as a TV screen

French architects plan a vertical city in the Sahara

OXO Architectes and Nicolas Laisne Associes' la Ville Tour des Sables will create a souk in the sky

French architects plan a vertical city in the Sahara

Richard Rogers’s parents house is going to Harvard

The architect’s late sixties creation will serve as a London base for the university’s Graduate School of Design

Richard Rogers’s parents house is going to Harvard

Modern stadium draws on ancient motifs

Can you spot the medieval architectural influences in this Anatolian soccer facility, currently under construction?

Modern stadium draws on ancient motifs

Stories from the Secession - Otto Wagner's revolt

How the inspired Austrian architect came to rebel against his own work, as revealed in our book Art in Vienna

Stories from the Secession - Otto Wagner's revolt

'Even modernists like Mies loved bricks. . .'

From Bavarian viaducts to Mesopotamian zigurats, Brick author William Hall also loves them - we ask him why

'Even modernists like Mies loved bricks. . .'

The Store Detective: Carturesti Carusel, Bucharest

Books provide a happy ending to this cavernous 19th century bank building in Bucharest’s old town

The Store Detective: Carturesti Carusel, Bucharest

A stainless steel tribute to Jean Prouvé

Anne Démians' Quai Quest in Nancy, France, draws on Prouvé’s mid-century work to reinvigorate his home city

A stainless steel tribute to Jean Prouvé

The LA landmark set to become a design museum

Is this contemporary art and design museum just the kind of investment Los Angeles’ Old Bank District needs?

The LA landmark set to become a design museum

Why would an architect burn a wooden building?

The Phaidon Atlas focuses on an ancient Japanese preservation technique employed by contemporary architects

Why would an architect burn a wooden building?

Hiroshi Sugimoto creates his own museum

After his criticism of museums by OMA and Libeskind the photographer is designing his own coastal art complex

Hiroshi Sugimoto creates his own museum

One thing not to miss in Paris

Spring has sprung and with it comes a new Wallpaper* City Guide, packed with cool things to see and do

One thing not to miss in Paris

Why Heatherwick's hub is made for modern learning

The British designer hopes this towering new university facility in Singapore will encourage impromptu exchanges

Why Heatherwick's hub is made for modern learning

What was Louis Kahn working on, the day he died?

The architect died at Penn Station on this day in 1974, when his briefcase was opened it contained these sketches

What was Louis Kahn working on, the day he died?

Michael Graves RIP

One of the influential 'New York Five' architects and designer of the postmodern Blue Bird Kettle dies at 80

Michael Graves RIP

What's Bjarke Ingels done to the skyscraper?

Danish firm's wedge-shaped blocks fit into modest city plot and boast plenty of room at the top

What's Bjarke Ingels done to the skyscraper?

This year's Pritzker Prize winner on last year's

Shortly before his death this week, Frei Otto outlined his admiration for Shigeru Ban - this is what he told us

This year's Pritzker Prize winner on last year's

Bricks are beautiful at this boutique hotel

Bangkok firm Onion creates remarkably modern hotel from remarkably ancient man-made building material

Bricks are beautiful at this boutique hotel

Sacred Stories: The Buddhist Meditation Centre

How a group of Dutch Buddhists came to meditate in a thirteen-bedroom mansard barn in rural Europe

Sacred Stories: The Buddhist Meditation Centre

Heatherwick and BIG design Google’s moveable HQ

The European architects have designed a complex that can be reconfigured to suit the firm's changing needs

Heatherwick and BIG design Google’s moveable HQ

Paris gets a concrete wave right beside Euro Disney

Paris architect Jean-Philippe Pargade uses bridge-building technology to create undulating academic facility

Paris gets a concrete wave right beside Euro Disney

Five buildings bringing brick back

How one of the oldest materials is being worked into contemporary architecture in some very surprising ways

Five buildings bringing brick back

The latest example of the Guggenheim effect?

Arquipélago - Contemporary Arts Centre in the Azores hopes to draw in an international art and architecture crowd

The latest example of the Guggenheim effect?

Ancient river inspires Taipei's stunning new museum

KRIS YAO|ARTECH says its New Taipei City Museum of Art draws inspiration from the site's natural environment

Ancient river inspires Taipei's stunning new museum

Who fancies a bit of African Modernism?

The Vitra Design Museum's new exhibition examines the striking buildings that arose after African independence

Who fancies a bit of African Modernism?

Playmobil create a Bauhaus-inspired 'mansion'

Is the German toy firm trying to court big kids with a play house inspired by another great Teutonic institution?

Playmobil create a Bauhaus-inspired 'mansion'

Sacred Stories: The GKD Crematorium

Learn how an Indian practice adapted ancient burial practices to suit one of the country's fastest growing cities

Sacred Stories: The GKD Crematorium

Peter Zumthor's tourism designs for an old zinc mine

The Swiss architect and Pritzker laureate works industrial-style buildings into Norway's Allmannajuvet gorge

Peter Zumthor's tourism designs for an old zinc mine

Three libraries that are changing our cities

As this latest Phaidon Atlas Focus shows, a change in book lending has also altered our urban environment

Three libraries that are changing our cities

Sacred Stories - LJG Synagogue

How the Dutch practice SeARCH created what's only the second synagogue in the Netherlands since WWII

Sacred Stories - LJG Synagogue

Brutalist icons go from concrete to cardboard

We love brutalist architecture so the thought of erecting some on our desk pleases us #SorryWorkMates

Brutalist icons go from concrete to cardboard

Inside OMA's Super Theater

OMA's Inge Goudsmit explains how Taiwan's theatrical history led the team to push the limits of this new space

Inside OMA's Super Theater

Sacred Stories - Prayer and Meditation Pavilion

How Studio Tamassociati accommodated two ancient religions in one striking, contemporary place of worship

Sacred Stories - Prayer and Meditation Pavilion

Sacred Stories - Bruder Klaus Field Chapel

How did Pritzker laureate Peter Zumthor come to build this tiny, rural chapel? Our book, Sacred Spaces, explains

Sacred Stories - Bruder Klaus Field Chapel

Coop Himmelb(l)au's Flying Garden Tower

The Austrian practice designed this centrepiece tower for Frankfurt’s new airport

Coop Himmelb(l)au's Flying Garden Tower

Will this sci-fi city get off the ground?

Suspended over a quarry, Asymptote's Hunan eco city boasts hi-tech transport and robot-delivered takeouts

Will this sci-fi city get off the ground?

5 buildings making power production look good

Latest Phaidon Atlas Editors' Focus looks at power plants that please the eye

5 buildings making power production look good

This library shows how beautiful bricks can be

A young Finnish practice used an old building material to construct the country's biggest university library

This library shows how beautiful bricks can be

Where will Obama read his Phaidon books?

Snøhetta, Allied Works and Mos Architects battle it out for presidential library seal of approval in Hawaii

Where will Obama read his Phaidon books?

Take a look at the new wave of Mexican architecture

From funerary bunkers to wineries, the latest Atlas Focus offers sharp insight into some innovative buildings

Take a look at the new wave of Mexican architecture

Rocks and plants festoon new Tapei Tower

'Housing project is a fusion between local nature and primitive rocks,' says architect Fernando Menis

Rocks and plants festoon new Tapei Tower

A surprisingly natural form inspired this hospital

Two Australian practices ditched the tower-and-podium model to create this great new Brisbane paediatrics facility

A surprisingly natural form inspired this hospital

Zaha Hadid makes a splash on Copacabana Beach

Architect's Casa Atlântica sees her squeezing spine like apartment building into Burle Marx Promenade

Zaha Hadid makes a splash on Copacabana Beach

Sou Fujimoto strikes the right note again

The Japanese architect has won an anonymous competition to design the House of Hungarian Music in Budapest

Sou Fujimoto strikes the right note again

Is this the smartest railway ticket office ever?

Designed to look like a jewel, the greenest building in Sweden breaks ground in the new year

Is this the smartest railway ticket office ever?

Gary Nader's Latin American Art Museum unveiled

FR-EE's irregularly stacked floor plates will each accommodate around 25 of the collector's sculptures

Gary Nader's Latin American Art Museum unveiled

Photographer commissions 'Dracula castle' in Seoul

Does Seoul's SangSang Museum capture the spirit of the famous vampire, as Moon Hoon architects intended?

Photographer commissions 'Dracula castle' in Seoul

The 2015 Serpentine Pavilion architects in 3 works

Want to know about SelgasCano, who'll be doing next year's Serpentine Pavilion? Let the Phaidon Atlas guide you

The 2015 Serpentine Pavilion architects in 3 works

Would you live in this Japanese underwater city?

The Shimizu Corporation believes its Ocean Spiral proposal could overcome key urban challenges

Would you live in this Japanese underwater city?

Andean volcano gets high tech viewing platform

Smart architectural intervention gives viewers the sensation of flight

Andean volcano gets high tech viewing platform

Have you seen Cornell's bright new Gates Hall?

Take a look at this - another beautiful academic building from Morphosis, the firm behind 41 Cooper Square

Have you seen Cornell's bright new Gates Hall?

Desert Modern Style celebrated in Palm Springs

New Architecture and Design Center housed in Marmol Radziner-restored E. Stewart Williams building

Desert Modern Style celebrated in Palm Springs

An Athens Modernist icon is reborn

Having languished for years, Greece's Doxiadis Building gets a sympathetic makeover and a new name

An Athens Modernist icon is reborn

The coolest architectural drawings are in The Atlas

Online architectural resource focuses on architectural drawings changing the nature of building today

The coolest architectural drawings are in The Atlas

Tadao Ando's thatched art retreat

The Pritzker laureate pairs Mexican vernacular building techniques with his signature concrete castings

Tadao Ando's thatched art retreat

Ice cube refuge proposed for Slovak mountains

Atelier 8000 joins the likes of Hadid, Zumthor and Fantastic Norway in proposing eye-popping mountain retreat

Ice cube refuge proposed for Slovak mountains

Herzog & de Meuron design Israel’s national library

Sweeping curve of stone above four subterranean floors will nestle alongside the 1960s Knesset building

Herzog & de Meuron design Israel’s national library

5 young UK architects adapting to their environment

A Phaidon Atlas Focus on a group of projects that use local features to develop a subtle, contemporary language

5 young UK architects adapting to their environment

World's tallest twin towers will go up in Dubai

But the architect for the The Dubai Creek Harbour at The Lagoons remains a mystery. Could it be SOM?

World's tallest twin towers will go up in Dubai

MAD unveil their George 'Star Wars' Lucas museum

Mies van der Rohe-inspired Chicago building peaks in a ‘floating’ disc with a 360-degree observation deck

MAD unveil their George 'Star Wars' Lucas museum

Milk bar is transformed for Warsaw’s bourgeoisie

Sojka & Wojciechowski rework an Eastern European Socialist staple for a 21st-century audience

Milk bar is transformed for Warsaw’s bourgeoisie

Tropical Modernism is back in Puerto Rico

Fuster + Architects' new hotel in Puerto Rico leans on the work of Henry Klumb in the region

Tropical Modernism is back in Puerto Rico

Three new museums for major South China city

Guangzhou urban planners attempt to multiply the Bilbao effect by three with new cultural proposal

Three new museums for major South China city

Foster and Hadid build Dubai-style hotels in China

The Jumeirah Group plans suite of resorts designed by Pritzker laureates

Foster and Hadid build Dubai-style hotels in China

Is it just us or does this skate park look like an igloo?

Cebra design a venue for ‘unorganised’ sports in the Jutland town of Haderslev, Denmark

Is it just us or does this skate park look like an igloo?

Jean Nouvel and Patrick Blanc's sky high garden

Architect and eccentric vertical gardener team up for One Central Park in Sydney

Jean Nouvel and Patrick Blanc's sky high garden

Nicolas Grospierre's axonometric Manhattan

How the photographer created this amazing photograph of a modernist housing estate in Łódź, Poland

Nicolas Grospierre's axonometric Manhattan

OMA reinvents the bridge (again)

Rem Koolhaas's practice manages to close the gap between two distinct Washington DC communities

OMA reinvents the bridge (again)

Gombrich Explains Sir Christopher Wren

Britain’s greatest architect, the Story of Art author writes, was able to pair baroque styles with English restraint

Gombrich Explains Sir Christopher Wren

What do you think this wild new hotel looks like?

The Kempinski group says its luxurious new hotel on Lake Yanqi is shaped like a fish, a scallop and the sun

What do you think this wild new hotel looks like?

Zaha Hadid’s worthy wooden memorial

Architect hopes her Sleuk Rith Institute for victims of the Khmer Rouge will help Cambodians reassess their past

Zaha Hadid’s worthy wooden memorial

Hélène Binet on the importance of slowing time down

The Shooting Space photographer tells us about spotting unseen details in the darkroom

Hélène Binet on the importance of slowing time down

5 buildings you must not miss at Open House NY

We pick our highlights from the city's annual public-access architecture event this coming weekend

5 buildings you must not miss at Open House NY

Snøhetta unveils 'floating' library design in Canada

Calgary design will feature arches inspired by cloud formations and will house over half-a-million books

Snøhetta unveils 'floating' library design in Canada

Will Tokyo's Capsule Tower dodge the wrecking ball?

These tiny apartments were built to be replaced so why are their residents fighting to save them?

Will Tokyo's Capsule Tower dodge the wrecking ball?

Saving Beijing’s hutongs with UV lamps and string

reMIX Studio shows the residents of the city's oldest neighborhoods a new way of life

Saving Beijing’s hutongs with UV lamps and string

Manila’s banana-shaped business hub

Filipino practice U26 Architecture Studio offers local food producers a delightful literal design for their new offices

Manila’s banana-shaped business hub

How to create a tiny museum with a big impact

Seoul's Museum of War and Women's Human Rights tells a terrible tale from the confines of a suburban house

How to create a tiny museum with a big impact

Ten questions for writer and curator Elias Redstone

The Shooting Space author and Constructing Worlds co-curator on new ways of looking at modernist icons, architecture as the backdrop to our lived experience and why he's still enthused and excited by the city

Ten questions for writer and curator Elias Redstone

Is the new Budapest metro better than your metro?

Spora Architects reimagines two stations in the Hungarian capital with stunning results

Is the new Budapest metro better than your metro?

Schrager, Pawson and Herzog & de Meuron in NYC

Real-estate developer calls upon Phaidon author and architect and Pritzker laureates for downtown development

Schrager, Pawson and Herzog & de Meuron in NYC

Gehry brings his Bilbao effect to Panama

The Pritzker laureate employs local, colourful tin roofing in quest to put Panama on the global museum map

Gehry brings his Bilbao effect to Panama

Toyo Ito creates opera house from sprayable concrete

The Pritzker laureate's labyrinthine new structure in Taiwan is designed to act as a sound cave

Toyo Ito creates opera house from sprayable concrete

Latin America’s tallest tower set for Buenos Aires

Parabolic curve is “a geometric abstraction that represents Argentina” says the government

Latin America’s tallest tower set for Buenos Aires

Introducing the new wave of cool Chilean architects

Latest Atlas Focus looks at practitioners working in one of the world’s most inspiring natural environments

Introducing the new wave of cool Chilean architects

Miami’s new observation tower could come with rides

The developers of Florida’s answer to the Eiffel Tower promise fairground-style amusements as well as views

Miami’s new observation tower could come with rides

How sustainable is Foster + Partners' new airport?

It might sound like an oxymoron, but that's what the Pritzker-laureate’s firm is proposing for Mexico City

How sustainable is Foster + Partners' new airport?

Could you live in this cliff house?

An Australian housing firm says its concept house could enable home building on tricky parcels of coastal land

Could you live in this cliff house?

OMA's three in one theatre nears completion

Theatre-goers and thesps alike will be shaken up in Taiwan next year

OMA's three in one theatre nears completion

Renzo Piano on how to design a museum

As it nears completion, Piano explains why his new home for the Whitney will 'hit NYC like a meteorite'

Renzo Piano on how to design a museum

Supertall skyscraper is adapted for London cityscape

SURE Architecture think this massive block could be adapted to suit the ancient streets of the British capital

Supertall skyscraper is adapted for London cityscape

The Tehran house that turns with the seasons

In response to the Iranian capital’s extreme climate, a local architect has created a house with rotating rooms

The Tehran house that turns with the seasons

Mexican architects squeeze a city into a skyscraper

Studio Cachoua Torres Camilletti think their speculative proposal might suit a Hong Kong of the near future

Mexican architects squeeze a city into a skyscraper

Beirut’s startling underground museum plans

The Lebanese architect Galal Mahmoud wants to turn Martyrs’ Square into a permanent archaeological dig

Beirut’s startling underground museum plans

Six radically converted historical buildings

The Phaidon Atlas’s latest feature proves contemporary architecture can incorporate both old and new buildings

Six radically converted historical buildings

Frank Lloyd Wright to put LA on the UNESCO map

The architect’s first house in Los Angeles is shortlisted for World Heritage status and due to reopen later this year

Frank Lloyd Wright to put LA on the UNESCO map

Copenhagen’s orange bike highway

A new £3.5m elevated cycle path relieves two-wheeled congestion enlivens the Danish capital’s waterfront

Copenhagen’s orange bike highway

Herzog & de Meuron build a stadium in a favela

The Pritzker-laureates cut out the air con and waive their fee to create the neighbourhood facility, Arena do Morro

Herzog & de Meuron build a stadium in a favela

A French concrete firm turns into an urban sculpture

That's the claim of VIB Architecture make for their new Ciments Calcia facility they've constructed in Paris

A French concrete firm turns into an urban sculpture

See Lebbeus Woods’ futuristic sketches in Berlin

Early drawings by the radical architect and artist are on show at a new Berlin museum dedicated to draftsmanship

See Lebbeus Woods’ futuristic sketches in Berlin

Shigeru Ban imagines Aspen Art Museum as a basket

New ski resort museum also references those early cardboard designs you'll find in his Phaidon monograph

Shigeru Ban imagines Aspen Art Museum as a basket

Álvaro Siza makes his first splash in China

81-year-old's horseshoe structure perched on an island in Jiangsu Province is also his first on water

Álvaro Siza makes his first splash in China

Turkish architect reinvents the mosque

Main prayer hall is replaced by two identical sacred spaces side by side in new design

Turkish architect reinvents the mosque

BIG creates a Zootopia for the animal kingdom

Not content with making life better for us humans, Bjarke Ingels and co turn their attention to the animal world

BIG creates a Zootopia for the animal kingdom

Robert McCarter celebrates Alvar Aalto

Here's what happened at our Aalto book launch in Minneapolis last night

Robert McCarter celebrates Alvar Aalto

Atkins reinvents office windows in China

Architects say 001 symbolises Guangzhou as first Chinese city open for international trading many dynasties ago

Atkins reinvents office windows in China

A bus terminal worth waiting for

Turkey's youngest architecture practice Bahadir Kul Architects bring a sense of style to the bus terminal in Kayseri

A bus terminal worth waiting for

The best new city houses are in the Phaidon Atlas

From irregular concrete gridded blocks in Lisbon to leaf-covered façades in Ho Chi Minh City they're all here

The best new city houses are in the Phaidon Atlas

Inflatable concrete housing - who knew?

The Binishell is a cheap, quick and, its proponents say, environmentally friendly building solution

Inflatable concrete housing - who knew?

What a Shigeru Ban airport looks like on day one

Fascinating sketches reveal thinking behind architect's new tea plantation-inspired Mount Fuji airport design

What a Shigeru Ban airport looks like on day one

What you get when you mash up Mies with Le Corb

Farnsavoye, a hybrid of two 20th-century masterpieces, where plagiarism is a key design feature

What you get when you mash up Mies with Le Corb

Take a look inside a real gardener's garden

We launch our new book The Gardener's Garden at Munstead Wood, the quintessential English garden

Take a look inside a real gardener's garden

The future of North Korean tourism: flying hotels?

Utopian visions, one of the most intriguing Venice Biennale presentations, inspires a real architecture tour

The future of North Korean tourism: flying hotels?

Frank Gehry’s models on the move in France

The Pritzker laureate’s maquettes feature in a new Arles show, alongside works by David Lynch and Tino Sehgal

Frank Gehry’s models on the move in France

UK architects make the Hollywood sign disappear

What has London practice Ordinary Architecture done to this landmark, as part of LA's On The Road project?

UK architects make the Hollywood sign disappear

Bold new Belgian architecture in the Atlas

Our online resource takes a look at some of the finest new buildings from the land of Magritte and moules-frites

Bold new Belgian architecture in the Atlas

The story behind Mies van der Rohe's name changes

With his numerous name changes he joined a roll call of avant-garde artists intent on reinventing themselves

The story behind Mies van der Rohe's name changes

The most experimental buildings in the Phaidon Atlas

The latest Phaidon Atlas focus is on buildings that push the limits of inspiration, technology and technique

The most experimental buildings in the Phaidon Atlas

Moshe Safdie's tropical airport complex

Can Moshe Safdie and Associates Project Jewel turn Singapore’s Changi Airport into a genuine tourist attraction?

Moshe Safdie's tropical airport complex

Carlo Scarpa’s surprisingly traditional legacy

The architect’s work might still look modern, yet as a new Venetian show makes clear, Scarpa built on traditions

Carlo Scarpa’s surprisingly traditional legacy

Could this propeller-shaped airport get airborne?

Bangkok practice offers land-locked Niger a sleek transport hub based on an antique aeronautical design

Could this propeller-shaped airport get airborne?

How Louis Kahn's drawings changed his architecture

New show and Phaidon monograph show how drawings from Egypt influenced use of form, light and shape

How Louis Kahn's drawings changed his architecture

Have you seen BIG’s new Washington maze?

'I had anxiety attacks that it was going to be too easy,' says Bjarke Ingels, 'but it’s actually pretty confusing'

Have you seen BIG’s new Washington maze?

Tadao Ando's new gallery puts the landscape on show

The Pritzker laureate says his new Clark Visitor Center allows art and nature to be enjoyed simultaneously

Tadao Ando's new gallery puts the landscape on show

Five buildings that will help you work smarter

Our new Phaidon Atlas focus looks at how architects are helping us break away from the desk and cubicle model

Five buildings that will help you work smarter

Kengo Kuma rolls out the barrel in Tokyo

Kayanoya in Tokyo is latest - perhaps greatest - example of architect's current wood first approach

Kengo Kuma rolls out the barrel in Tokyo

John Pawson on retuning the Design Museum

We talk to the acclaimed architect and Phaidon author about his work on the Commonwealth Institute building

John Pawson on retuning the Design Museum

KREOD's Olympian ascent

Rio Pavilion is the latest project from the fast-growing design and architecture practice

KREOD's Olympian ascent

Ross Lovegrove on design, nature and computers

We catch up on the great British designer's plans for the future at the launch of the online Phaidon Atlas

Ross Lovegrove on design, nature and computers

Young Americans of the Atlas

This week's Editor's Focus in the Phaidon online Atlas takes a look at new architectural talent in the United States

Young Americans of the Atlas

Less is More at Valentino's Chipperfield NYC store

The British architect is brought in by the Italian label to reduce 'superficial decoration' in its key flagship stores

Less is More at Valentino's Chipperfield NYC store

Why Chilean architecture is having a moment

As the Serpentine Pavilion opens, we talk to Chile's cultural attaché and the minister for architecture and design

Why Chilean architecture is having a moment

Sou Fujimoto tells us about the bus stop he built

What happened when the Serpentine Pavilion architect went to the tiny Austrian village of Krumbach?

Sou Fujimoto tells us about the bus stop he built

Odile Decq on her new architecture school

Celebrated Parisian architect and educator aims to engage students in the 'laboratory of everywhere'

Odile Decq on her new architecture school

Le Corbusier cousin’s house reimagined in Basel

Art duo Kolkoz rework Pierre Jeanneret’s prefab house in a celebration of the architect and designer’s work

Le Corbusier cousin’s house reimagined in Basel

David Adjaye does neo-brutalism in New York

Affordable housing references Sugar Hill area's rows of terraced housing by placing one 'row' on top of another

David Adjaye does neo-brutalism in New York

Focus on these futuristic façades

The Phaidon Atlas takes a look at some beautifully rhythmic digitally fabricated skins

Focus on these futuristic façades

Tadao Ando’s first New York City project

The Pritzker laureate hopes his modest seven-storey block will “embrace the industrial character of the area”

Tadao Ando’s first New York City project

MAD Architects talk about latest project

Nanjing urban complex references mountains, water and winding pathways found in Chinese shan-shui paintings

MAD Architects talk about latest project

Barry Bergdoll 'New York is starting to feel nostalgic'

MoMA architecture curator says "London is a much more dynamic place these days than New York"

Barry Bergdoll 'New York is starting to feel nostalgic'

Floating city proposal for China's super rich

Electric cars speed along underwater tunnels, there's on-island food production and bespoke power generation

Floating city proposal for China's super rich

The Israeli Pavilion draws lines in the sand

At this year's Venice Biennale Israel presents a brilliantly engaging meditation on its national urban sprawl

The Israeli Pavilion draws lines in the sand

Ten buildings changing the way we travel

The Phaidon Atlas picks out airports, ferry terminals and cable-car stations putting the bon into bon voyage

Ten buildings changing the way we travel

French Pavilion pairs Jacques Tati with Jean Prouvé

The French submission for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale interrogates and gently lampoons modernism

French Pavilion pairs Jacques Tati with Jean Prouvé

Look what Renzo Piano has squeezed into Paris

Piano's building for film company Pathé snakes in between the façades of the XIII arrondissement

Look what Renzo Piano has squeezed into Paris

So, is there such a thing as national architecture?

OMA's Stephan Petermann, Diébédo Francis Kéré and MAD's Ma Yansong join us for a great debate in Venice

So, is there such a thing as national architecture?

Meet the speakers at today’s Phaidon talk

Great minds from Canada, the Netherlands, China and Burkina Faso discuss the state of national architecture

Meet the speakers at today’s Phaidon talk

Why is Cliff Richard in the British Pavilion?

Sam Jacob and Wouter Vanstiphout’s show at the Venice Architecture Biennale takes a pop view of town planning

Why is Cliff Richard in the British Pavilion?

The Dominican Republic’s concrete legacy at Venice

The national submission remembers its 1956 fair, and how its citizens now live their lives in among the architecture

The Dominican Republic’s concrete legacy at Venice

America brings an architect's office to Venice

The American Pavilion’s 'Office US' looks at how Meier, Saarinen and Wright built abroad

America brings an architect's office to Venice

When Ettore Sottsass met Barbara Radice

To mark tonight’s Design Museum talk, we look at how Sottsass’s second wife enabled him to reach new heights

When Ettore Sottsass met Barbara Radice

What links Mies van der Rohe to Ferris Bueller?

How director and Chicago native John Hughes sought out a Mies protegé's building for his 1986 film

What links Mies van der Rohe to Ferris Bueller?

The Insider's Guide to Venice

Event organiser Tommaso Speretta reveals his favourite places as featured in our Wallpaper* City Guide

The Insider's Guide to Venice

Ten buildings built to be moved

From a lake school to Renzo Piano's eco hut, The Phaidon Atlas picks out some great portable buildings

Ten buildings built to be moved


How to shoot Tadao Ando's most beautiful houses

Photographer Edmund Sumner talks to us about his friendship with the architect and the Ando houses he’s shot

How to shoot Tadao Ando's most beautiful houses

Architectural Record's Innovation Conference

We just took our online Atlas along to one of North America’s most forward-thinking architectural events

Architectural Record's Innovation Conference

The biologist loved by Mies and Richard Hamilton

Why did the pop artist and modernist architect both draw inspiration from a controversial 1917 biological text?

The biologist loved by Mies and Richard Hamilton

Mies tower wins architectectural prize after 42 years

Commissioned by IBM, the 52-storey Chicago tower had one of the first computerized air-conditioning systems

Mies tower wins architectectural prize after 42 years

Hard to build? A little less so, thanks to The Atlas

From French viaducts to Swiss mist, this week our online Atlas reveals the know-how behind some tricky structures

Hard to build? A little less so, thanks to The Atlas

NYC's 9/11 Memorial Pavilion is complete

Snøhetta says it has struck a balance between the everyday life of the city and a fitting quality for a memorial

NYC's 9/11 Memorial Pavilion is complete

Come to Phaidon's Venice Architecture Biennale talk

Architects from OMA and MAD will debate global architecture with Online Atlas editor Jean-Francois Goyette

Come to Phaidon's Venice Architecture Biennale talk

Is this Larry Gagosian’s new Foster apartment?

The world’s biggest art dealer has reportedly bought a new pad, ready in time for Art Basel Miami Beach

Is this Larry Gagosian’s new Foster apartment?

One architect's Swiss village revival in retrospect

You may not have heard of Gion A Caminada but since the '70s he's slowly been transforming an alpine village

One architect's Swiss village revival in retrospect

Grimshaw designs world’s biggest airport terminal

The British practice, working with two other firms, will build the one-million-square-metre Istanbul Grand Airport

Grimshaw designs world’s biggest airport terminal

And you thought Shigeru Ban just did cardboard?

New images of the Pritzker Prize winning architect's Tribeca redevelopment show Manhattan life at its most chic

And you thought Shigeru Ban just did cardboard?

Drive in church is inspired by motorway signage

Siegerland Motorway Church by Schneider & Schumacher is based on a simple pictogram image

Drive in church is inspired by motorway signage

Lebbeus Woods’ high-concept architecture in NYC

The late, great American architect, best known for his work on paper, gets a retrospective at the Drawing Center

Lebbeus Woods’ high-concept architecture in NYC

Mies van der Rohe by Jeff Wall and Edmund de Waal

Architect's influence and buildings prove haven and horror for two artists with a very different take on less is more

Mies van der Rohe by Jeff Wall and Edmund de Waal

The Barcelona Pavilion minus its doors

Photographer Jordi Bernadó reinterprets Mies van der Rohe's iconic building

The Barcelona Pavilion minus its doors

David Chipperfield's home for the Nobel Prize

The architect’s Berlin office wins the chance to design a Stockholm HQ for the prize-giving body

David Chipperfield's home for the Nobel Prize

Concrete culture from Louis Kahn apprentice

If you loved our book Concrete take a look at this building from the master's last apprentice

Concrete culture from Louis Kahn apprentice

The building they said couldn't be built

Using the smooth overlapping scales of a pine cone as their inspiration Oikios triumph in Switzerland

The building they said couldn't be built

Two designs cater for New York’s increasing numbers

With a million more residents expected in the city by 2040, two firms propose some out of the box thinking

Two designs cater for New York’s increasing numbers

Karim Rashid's splash of colour in Miami

Mybrickell features designer's Pop Art-inspired magic from top to bottom

Karim Rashid's splash of colour in Miami

Does this new Zaha Hadid hotel look like a swimsuit?

The Pritzker laureate's latest tower appears to share some aesthetic qualities with her new swimwear range

Does this new Zaha Hadid hotel look like a swimsuit?

What did Mies van der Rohe mean by less is more?

The aphorism is one of the most used (and abused) in design and architecture. Detlef Mertins, author of an exceptional monograph on the master architect, reveals how it came about and what it meant to him

What did Mies van der Rohe mean by less is more?

Shigeru Ban wins the Pritzker Prize

Judges laud the architect's ability to "respond to extreme situations caused by devastating natural disasters"

Shigeru Ban wins the Pritzker Prize

Snøhetta unveils two very different designs

New projects in Mecca and on a mountainous archipelago show diversity of architecture practice

Snøhetta unveils two very different designs

How is John Pawson's Design Museum coming along?

Architect and author has opened up the roof but compares the basement excavations to 'marine archeology'

How is John Pawson's Design Museum coming along?

New Jersey's loftiest building takes to the skies

70-storey Journal Squared provides an architectural counterpoint to late era brutalism of PATH station next door

New Jersey's loftiest building takes to the skies

Hotel Hotel is a who's who in down under design

Fender Katsalidis and Suppose Design Office's Canberra hotel ticks the box for every happening design firm

Hotel Hotel is a who's who in down under design

Shigeru Ban to design Mount Fuji visitors’ centre

World Heritage site centre resembles upside-down latticed cone - an architectural inversion of the mountain itself

Shigeru Ban to design Mount Fuji visitors’ centre

How Mies invented modern architecture

Early Friedrichstrasse and glass Skyscraper projects were way ahead of their time - even for Mies van der Rohe

How Mies invented modern architecture

Why Mies van der Rohe divided opinion

Genie behind the curtain wall or architect of cold technology? Let Detlef Mertins guide you to the answer

Why Mies van der Rohe divided opinion

Perrault unveils Austria’s tallest building

Dominique Perrault, architect of the French National Library, unveils the first of two towers in Vienna

Perrault unveils Austria’s tallest building

The Atlas takes a big look at some small buildings

New Editors' Focus feature lays bare the most diminutive buildings on the site

The Atlas takes a big look at some small buildings

Smiljan Radic creates 2014 Serpentine Pavilion

White, translucent and made of fibreglass The 48-year-old Chilean's plans for the summer pavilion are unveiled

Smiljan Radic creates 2014 Serpentine Pavilion


First building in new district is a concrete church

Nameless Architecture eschews the usual shopping centre or office block for something more spiritual in Korea

First building in new district is a concrete church

Sou Fujimoto's tree-inspired apartment building

The Japanese architect's Arbre Blanc brings outdoor high rise living to a rejuvenated Montpelier

Sou Fujimoto's tree-inspired apartment building

Morphosis brings a touch of New York to Los Angeles

Emerson College evokes concentrated energy of East-coast metropolitan centers in an iconic LA setting

Morphosis brings a touch of New York to Los Angeles

Obrist and Herzog & de Meuron disrupt the Biennale

The Swiss curator and architectural duo present a 'mental universe' dedicated to two influential dreamers

Obrist and Herzog & de Meuron disrupt the Biennale

Kengo Kuma's cake shop opens in Tokyo

Known for using unexpected materials on his facades, the architect looks to tradition for Sunny Hills cake shop

Kengo Kuma's cake shop opens in Tokyo

Homes of the starchitects recreated in Milan

Zaha Hadid joins Daniel Libeskind and Shigeru Ban in allowing their homes go on show at the design fair

Homes of the starchitects recreated in Milan

Turkey's highly entertaining TV tower

Çanakkale Antenna Tower combines broadcast functionality with day trip opportunities

Turkey's highly entertaining TV tower

Slovenians land futuristic stadium design in Belarus

Aluminium clad 'spotty stadium' by OFIS Arhitekti majors on acoustics - let's hope the supporters' voices are up to it

Slovenians land futuristic stadium design in Belarus

Beatrice Galilee lands curator role at the Met

Lisbon Triennale and occasional Phaidon contributor takes up new position as curator of architecture and design

Beatrice Galilee lands curator role at the Met

Thomas Heatherwick's African art museum

V&A Waterfront unveils architectural plans by Heatherwick Studio for historic Cape Town Grain Silo Complex

Thomas Heatherwick's African art museum

Reworking Mies van der Rohe's only public library

Mecanoo and Martinez + Johnson will modernise Washington DC's Martin Luther King Memorial Library

Reworking Mies van der Rohe's only public library

BIG and Kuma shortlisted for Netherlands arts hub

The ArtA art and cinema centre in Arnhem has narrowed its architectural submissions to a final four candidates

BIG and Kuma shortlisted for Netherlands arts hub

The Mexican design museum's concrete jungle home

Zeller & Moye's new home for Mexico City's Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura has terraces jutting out into the trees

The Mexican design museum's concrete jungle home

Architects plan a car park with a courtyard on top

UK practice Brisac Gonzalez have designed a multi-storey car park for Bordeaux with apartments on the roof

Architects plan a car park with a courtyard on top

Zaha and co. rethink the drinking fountain

A group of London architects have come up with their versions of the water fountains for the capital

Zaha and co. rethink the drinking fountain

Daniel Libeskind's Spanish spiral

The manufacturing firm, the Cosentino Group, commission an ornamental spiral from the New York architect

Daniel Libeskind's Spanish spiral

A Scottish homage to Le Corbusier

French artist and illustrator Benoit Challand combines two European heavyweights when drafting his perfect home

A Scottish homage to Le Corbusier

Will Juice succeed where Zaha Hadid faltered?

Swansea’s shell-like Tidal Lagoon Centre set to be as controversial as Cardiff Bay Opera House?

Will Juice succeed where Zaha Hadid faltered?

Foster's controversial Apple store gets go ahead

Some moved walls and the reinstatement of a much loved piece of public art sees project approved

Foster's controversial Apple store gets go ahead

New show sheds light on Alvar Aalto

Over 100 light fittings designed by the Finnish architect go on show in Belgium beside a pontoon bridge

New show sheds light on Alvar Aalto

Ghost Paris Metro stations to become galleries?

Mayoral candidate Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet wants to repurpose the city's unused stations if she wins

Ghost Paris Metro stations to become galleries?

Pawson church among Design Museum nominations

Beautiful retuning of light and space sees St Moritz Church in Augsburg lead Designs of the Year nominations

Pawson church among Design Museum nominations

Zaha Hadid on the perils of paper architecture

The world's leading woman architect on the setbacks of her early career and today's opportunities

Zaha Hadid on the perils of paper architecture

Coop Himmelb(l)au's House of Music takes shape

Circular windows cut out of elevated block and framed by amoebic shapes characterise Wolf D. Prix's design

Coop Himmelb(l)au's House of Music takes shape

MoMA PS1 will grow its own summer pavilion

The winning submission to 2014's Young Architects Program incorporates fungi bricks and is 100% compostable

MoMA PS1 will grow its own summer pavilion

OMA reworks Rotterdam Kunsthal

New improvements, including some to security, to 22-year-old iconic building follow recent break in

OMA reworks Rotterdam Kunsthal

Rockwell blurs boundaries between office and club

Former NY industrial building repurposed to promote collaboration and creativity among upscale entrepreneurs

Rockwell blurs boundaries between office and club

BIG sweetens the Bahamas with honeycomb homes

Bjarke Ingels' design features plunge pools on every balcony of this residence on New Providence Island

BIG sweetens the Bahamas with honeycomb homes


Why Lord Foster wants us to travel more

And it’s so we can learn from the Pritzker laureate's buildings, airports and plane interiors

Why Lord Foster wants us to travel more

Shigeru Ban perches penthouses above Tribeca

Japanese architect creates a pair of glazed duplex penthouses open to the elements on historic NY building

Shigeru Ban perches penthouses above Tribeca

A Japanese view of Frank Lloyd Wright

Images by the late critic and photographer Yukio Futagawa go on show in Tokyo next month

A Japanese view of Frank Lloyd Wright

Santiago Calatrava's interconnecting bridge for Doha

As the population rises to one million the architect is commissioned to create innovative three-in-one crossing

Santiago Calatrava's interconnecting bridge for Doha

Le Corbusier's Notre Dame du Haut vandalised

Priceless stained glass window, smashed in the hilltop chapel, is irreparable say authorities

Le Corbusier's Notre Dame du Haut vandalised

Renzo Piano to extend Monaco?

The Pritzker-Prize laureate has been shortlisted to build an additional six hectares out into the sea

Renzo Piano to extend Monaco?

Snøhetta’s landscaping of Times Square is a hit

Norwegian architecture practice of the moment landscapes iconic New York area to great acclaim

Snøhetta’s landscaping of Times Square is a hit

The Circle Skyscraper is complete

China's latest 'round building' tops out in Guanghzou courtesy of Milanese architects AM Project

The Circle Skyscraper is complete

How to get ahead in architecture by Eva Jiřičná

Czech architect says site visits aid learning and lead to international projects in Architects' Journal interview

How to get ahead in architecture by Eva Jiřičná

The one billion euro railway station

After a hundred years at the planning stage a new railway tunnel reunifies the residents of Leipzig in Germany

The one billion euro railway station

Could Lord Foster's SkyCycle scheme take off?

The Pritzker laureate wants to build 220 kilometres of cycle routes above London's train lines

Could Lord Foster's SkyCycle scheme take off?

A 'coral' clad home for 74 lucky students

Atelier Fernandez & Serres creates interesting scenery at an oceanic observatory in the Pyrénées

A 'coral' clad home for 74 lucky students

Amazon's new HQ boasts some lush vegetation

The mail-order giant's new Seattle office development will feature botanical-garden style biospheres

Amazon's new HQ boasts some lush vegetation

When Justus Dahinden went to Uganda

How the Swiss architect's coconut shapes were influenced by Japanese group the Metabolists and organic growth

When Justus Dahinden went to Uganda

Carlo Scarpa's cemetery for Brionvega boss

How the Italian architect honoured a design genius and "man of the people who had started from the bottom”

Carlo Scarpa's cemetery for Brionvega boss

2013 the year in architecture

The past twelve months saw mind-bending Chinese innovation and reverent European conservation

2013 the year in architecture

Cork-clad hotel in Portugal is a first

With screw tops decimating their livelihoods cork farmers could have a reason to rejoice

Cork-clad hotel in Portugal is a first

Hadid, Collishaw and Paltrow's Christmas baubles

Artists, designers and celebrities make one-off Christmas tree decorations to benefit a British children's charity

Hadid, Collishaw and Paltrow's Christmas baubles

Gehry's Fondation Louis Vuitton to open next year

The 'floating ship' arts institution will promote established artists and "young artists from emerging scenes"

Gehry's Fondation Louis Vuitton to open next year

Architecture before and after the third Reich

As 20th Century World Architecture shows, world affairs often lurk in the background of any architectural project

Architecture before and after the third Reich

Can you name these film-star buildings?

Federico Babina has redrawn famous movie posters, placing the films' houses centre stage

Can you name these film-star buildings?

How Carlo Scarpa bridged past and present

The renovation of the Fondazione Querini Stampalia is a great example of how he integrated the new with the old

How Carlo Scarpa bridged past and present

John Pawson designs Alain de Botton holiday home

Life House in Wales is the latest addition in the Art as Therapy philosopher's Living Architecture initiative

John Pawson designs Alain de Botton holiday home

Porsche designs drive-in apartments in Miami

Automotive marque's first real estate venture targets design conscious car lovers

Porsche designs drive-in apartments in Miami

Daniel Libeskind's air-purifying apartment block

The architect's new Berlin building will help boost local air quality thanks to its innovative cladding

Daniel Libeskind's air-purifying apartment block

Foster reworks a Florida Art Deco institution

Architect restores symmetrical scheme to Sims Wyeth's Norton Museum and creates 'museum in a garden'

Foster reworks a Florida Art Deco institution

Why is Damien Hirst trying to build a village?

The artist has plans to turn his South Devon farmland into a 750-home residential development

Why is Damien Hirst trying to build a village?

When Frank Lloyd Wright met Carlo Scarpa

Official titles meant nothing to the great American architect when he wanted a guide to Venice

When Frank Lloyd Wright met Carlo Scarpa

Grimshaw and Samoo create eco experience in Korea

Visitors will be able to wander from tropical rainforest, through cloud forest and into the Antarctic

Grimshaw and Samoo create eco experience in Korea

Renzo Piano on building beside Louis Kahn

The Italian architect says his extension to Kahn's Kimbell Art Museum is "close enough for a conversation"

Renzo Piano on building beside Louis Kahn

Herzog & de Meuron's artistic Indian debut

Do these designs for the Kolkata Museum of Modern Art remind you a little of Denys Lasdun's Southbank Centre?

Herzog & de Meuron's artistic Indian debut


Crowd-funding brings the skyscraper back to Bogotá

66-storey BD Bagata tower by Alonso-Balaguer y Arquitectos Asociados will be tallest building in Colombia

Crowd-funding brings the skyscraper back to Bogotá

Studio Fuksas reworks Shenzhen Bao'an Airport

Italian architects take inspiration from manta ray for stunning new Terminal 3 building

Studio Fuksas reworks Shenzhen Bao'an Airport

Green, extreme-sports park drafted for Las Vegas

The Vegas Extreme resort aims to grow its own food and generate 85% of its energy from renewable sources

Green, extreme-sports park drafted for Las Vegas

Kanye thinks everything needs to be ‘architected’

The rap star tells Harvard Graduate School of Design students that Peter Saville "wants me to do a YSL”

Kanye thinks everything needs to be ‘architected’

The ties that bound Carlo Scarpa and Paul Klee

Robert McCarter's new book on the mid-century modernist architect points out some fascinating similarities

The ties that bound Carlo Scarpa and Paul Klee

David Chipperfield stirs up London’s Canada Water

"Lifeless, out-of-town, retail-park look" to be reinvigorated with The Shard developers

David Chipperfield stirs up London’s Canada Water

Malmo's melted shopping mall

Emporia by Sweden's Wingårdh Arkitektkontor lures in shoppers with its magma-like entrance

Malmo's melted shopping mall

BIG magics a ski slope from a working power plant

Architect Bjarke Ingels calls new plant an example of BIG's desire for 'Hedonistic Sustainability'

BIG magics a ski slope from a working power plant

A flat-pack solution to disaster relief

Pieter Stoutjesdijk's ECOnnect venture hopes to plug housing crisis with interlocking chipboard

A flat-pack solution to disaster relief

Next Architects' Mobius-like Chinese bridge

The Dutch practice says its pedestrian bridge design draws upon decorative Chinese folk art

Next Architects' Mobius-like Chinese bridge

Could you live in a moving city?

Manuel Dominguez at Madrid’s Superior Technical School of Architecture has a plan for job-starved areas

Could you live in a moving city?

Paul Cocksedge’s Living Staircase

The British designer plants around a staircase in Soho to fashion a creative spiral

Paul Cocksedge’s Living Staircase

Will this vertical garden take root in Berlin?

Agnieszka Preibisz and Peter Sandhaus believe their Green8 scheme could transform the city's Alexanderplatz

Will this vertical garden take root in Berlin?

Sou Fujimoto’s secret Saudi tower

The Japanese architect’s master plan in Jeddah is both ‘confidential’ and practically transparent

Sou Fujimoto’s secret Saudi tower

Herzog and de Meuron strips back Park Ave. Armory

Why the Pritzker Prize laureate has taken away all the more recent additions from this New York Institution

Herzog and de Meuron strips back Park Ave. Armory

Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer, now in Lego

Lego's architecture range now includes the pair's great collaboration, New York's United Nations Building

Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer, now in Lego

Wallis, Gilbert's concrete makes a comeback

One of the British practice's earliest creations is reborn as a modern, concrete-loving, mixed use hub

Wallis, Gilbert's concrete makes a comeback

Tubular hotel opens in the Russian Caucasus

LEAPrus 3912 by Italian architects LEAPfactory is built on the side of a dormant volcano

Tubular hotel opens in the Russian Caucasus

New York approves bean-pole slim addition by SHoP

410 metres tall but only 13 metres wide - New York's new addition will offer sweeping views over Central Park

New York approves bean-pole slim addition by SHoP

Why Steve Jobs tried to join Norman Foster’s team

In a new planning application video, the British architect describes the late Apple CEO's commissioning style

Why Steve Jobs tried to join Norman Foster’s team

Mexican architect rethinks the Egyptian pyramids

Juan Carlos Ramos adds windows, a garage, bedrooms and balconies to an ancient architectural form

Mexican architect rethinks the Egyptian pyramids

Shigeru Ban's paper-tube tree house

The Japanese architect brings his "evolved wood" architecture to a suitably arboreal setting

Shigeru Ban's paper-tube tree house

Mumbai artists get a new concrete base

Sanjay Puri Architects create fittingly sculptural bulbous structure in concrete for Bombay Art Society

Mumbai artists get a new concrete base

Carlo Scarpa by Louis Kahn

The last thing Louis Kahn wrote before his death was a poem to his friend Carlo Scarpa - this is what he wrote

Carlo Scarpa by Louis Kahn

OMA splinter group's mega-estate in Singapore

Does this blocky design remind you of Northern European social-housing estates? Or Jenga blocks?

OMA splinter group's mega-estate in Singapore

The Bauhaus: now offering sleepovers

Bunk down where the design school's greats once slept. Prices include communal showers and shared restrooms

The Bauhaus: now offering sleepovers

Shanghai developers plan to rebuild Crystal Palace

ZhongRong Group say the Victorian building's "ingenuity and scale is magnificent" and want to bring it back to life

Shanghai developers plan to rebuild Crystal Palace

The Chinese conference centre that thinks it's a city

Coop Himmelb(l)au say the rooms in their new Dalian Conference Centre have 'identifiable addresses'

The Chinese conference centre that thinks it's a city

How much would you pay for a Hadid dolls' house?

Bidding is up to £9,000 for Hadid's model, as big-name architects build tiny houses to benefit a children's charity

How much would you pay for a Hadid dolls' house?

Architects protest Zaha Hadid's Olympic stadium

Fou Sujimoto, Toyo Ito and Kengo Kuma say the design will dwarf its surroundings

Architects protest Zaha Hadid's Olympic stadium

Designer joins forces with algorithm for new bridge

Arturo Tedeschi’s latest parametric design Cloudbridge spans two mountainsides

Designer joins forces with algorithm for new bridge

All aboard the floating Dutch apartment block

Waterstudio's Citadel block consists of 60 stylish homes floating in six feet of water near Rotterdam

All aboard the floating Dutch apartment block

Tree house turned inside out by Kazakh designer

Aibek Almasov created this arboreal retreat for a businessman who prizes nature over privacy

Tree house turned inside out by Kazakh designer

Korea’s National Library gets an outpost by Samoo

When is a library not a library? Apparently when it's an E-brary’, a compound of ‘emotion’ and ‘library’

Korea’s National Library gets an outpost by Samoo

New student accommodation ticks the box

Tengbom's new student apartments will house 22 college kids (not all in the same building) from next year

New student accommodation ticks the box

Jonathon Porritt on The World We Made

The legendary environmental campaigner on how to scrub clean the earth's atmosphere, why robots might soon be man's best friend and the big steps China is taking to dispel its polluter of the planet reputation

Jonathon Porritt on The World We Made

Russia's 2018 FIFA World Cup airport to be built by new London-based firm Twelve Architects

New outfit breaks through on the international stage with a high-profile competition win

Russia's 2018 FIFA World Cup airport to be built by new London-based firm Twelve Architects

Foster's huge new entertainment venue opens

Glasgow's SSE Hydro hopes to attract one million visitors annually with big-name concerts and sporting events

Foster's huge new entertainment venue opens

Norman Foster reworks Scotland Yard

Foster + Partners is shortlisted to oversee creation of Metropolitan Police Service’s new headquarters

Norman Foster reworks Scotland Yard

John Pawson visits Zumthor's Bruder Klaus chapel

The great British minimalist admires the shape-shifting quality of Zumthor's 'landlocked lighthouse'

John Pawson visits Zumthor's Bruder Klaus chapel


Beijing's answer to Glastonbury and Coachella

MAD fashions a purpose built venue for Beijing's oldest music and arts festival

Beijing's answer to Glastonbury and Coachella

Carlo Scarpa's pioneering glassware at The Met

Italian architect's innovative glassware demonstrates how central local craftsmanship was to his work

Carlo Scarpa's pioneering glassware at The Met

First look at Brazil's Olympic stadium

London architects Weston Williamson liken their “massive feather-like structure" to a bird taking flight

First look at Brazil's Olympic stadium

Introducing The World We Made

Phaidon editor Ellen Christie previews our Jonathon Porritt title offering a bright, optimistic vision of sustainability

Introducing The World We Made

Name the 8 bit architect

Name these 10 architects to win a download of the magnificent Phaidon Architecture Travel Guide App

Name the 8 bit architect

Amanda Levete puts on a show in Lisbon

UK architect adds a glimmer of light in the land of Pritzker Prize winners Alvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura

Amanda Levete puts on a show in Lisbon

The best place in the world to buy Phaidon books?

Zwolle's 15th century Dominican Broerenkerk, or Church of the Brothers, is reborn as a great new book store

The best place in the world to buy Phaidon books?

Alanis Morissette to star in Eileen Gray film

Forthcoming film portrays Le Corbusier as a malevolent rival to Gray

Alanis Morissette to star in Eileen Gray film

Mies van der Rohe plans found in MoMA archive

MoMA archive find leads Belgian architect Paul Robbrecht to build 'new' Mies masterpiece in Germany

Mies van der Rohe plans found in MoMA archive

Phaidon Atlas talks at designjunction

If you're interested in architecture and you're in London check out our two talks at designjunction this Thursday

Phaidon Atlas talks at designjunction

VW unveils Pringle shaped carport

VW's new Ausfahrt centre allows you to test out your new car (without driving it into someone else's)

VW unveils Pringle shaped carport

In conversation with Speck Lee Tailfeather

The Architecture According to Pigeons star on the Chrysler building, bird control spikes and human/avian relations

In conversation with Speck Lee Tailfeather

Introducing Architecture According to Pigeons

Hélène Gallois Montbrun, senior editor of children's books, talks though the cultured kid's guide to architecture

Introducing Architecture According to Pigeons

A chat with Lisbon Triennale curator Beatrice Galilee

A sneak preview of tonight's talks at the MUDE Auditorium with the Lisbon Triennale curator and others

A chat with Lisbon Triennale curator Beatrice Galilee

Snøhetta's first UK building opens this month

Norwegian starchitects make UK debut with a Maggie's Centre in Aberdeen

Snøhetta's first UK building opens this month

World of ice suspended above a Chinese quarry

Coop Himmelb(l)au's latest venture in China sees Wolf D Prix suspending Snow World between cliffs

World of ice suspended above a Chinese quarry

Toyo Ito on how to fix Japan

The Japanese Pritzker Prize laureate looks beyond buildings to examine underlying social structures

Toyo Ito on how to fix Japan

SOM’s Dubai bank boasts overhanging boardroom

Skidmore Owings and Merrill puts the boardroom on show in its “quiet sculptural form within Dubai’s skyline”

SOM’s Dubai bank boasts overhanging boardroom

UNStudio creates big wheel with own social network

Nippon Moon, Dutch architecture practice's giant observation wheel in Japan, also features double decks

UNStudio creates big wheel with own social network

See Lisbon's incredible slot-together pavilion

Kairos Triennale pavilion eschews screws or glues and is formed instead by some rather clever concrete panels

See Lisbon's incredible slot-together pavilion

LA’s car museum shifts up a gear with redesign

Kohn Pedersen Fox works its magic over the facade of iconic 1960s Welton Becket building

LA’s car museum shifts up a gear with redesign

OMA to build Colombia's Brasilia

Koolhaas' practice will build largest institutional masterplan in Latin America since Niemeyer’s Brasilia

OMA to build Colombia's Brasilia

New York duo designs African Summit Centre

Inner facade of husband and wife team WORKac's new building is clad in pale gold aluminium

New York duo designs African Summit Centre

New York's creative scene gets a $300 million 'shed'

Diller Scofidio + Renfro teams up with stage set designers extraordinaire Rockwell Group for Hudson Yards project

New York's creative scene gets a $300 million 'shed'

Singapore just got leafier

Architect WOHA creates sky gardens high above the metropolis in Park Royal Hotel

Singapore just got leafier

Mies van der Rohe collages go on show in New York

Previously unseen mood boards in Cut 'n' Paste shine a light into inspirations behind seminal works

Mies van der Rohe collages go on show in New York

Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh gets an organic addition

New business school by young Mumbai practice Planet 3 Studios takes shape on outskirts of Indian city

Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh gets an organic addition

Damien Hirst's new 9,000 square-metre art studio

The artist's West Country studio, gallery and formaldehyde out-building is the world's largest art production site

Damien Hirst's new 9,000 square-metre art studio

A. Quincy Jones' LA retrospective

The pioneering California architect receives his first major retrospective courtesy of LA's Hammer Museum

A. Quincy Jones' LA retrospective

LEGO invites you to ‘release your inner architect’

Sou Fujimoto, MAD and SOM among big names contributing to 272-page book in new Architecture Studio set

LEGO invites you  to ‘release your inner architect’

Australian train station attracts fierce competition

Competition to redesign Melbourne's iconic Flinders Street Station attracts entries from Herzog & de Meuron, Zaha Hadid, Grimshaw, two local architects and some Colombian graduates. But who will win?

Australian train station attracts fierce competition

Galaxy Soho accused of damaging 'old Beijing'

Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center chastises RIBA for rewarding Zaha Hadid's 2012 creation

Galaxy Soho accused of damaging 'old Beijing'

The Shanghai skyscraper that makes you look twice

UNStudio says its SOHO Hailun Plaza will change appearance depending on the time of day and your viewpoint

The Shanghai skyscraper that makes you look twice

Jakob+MacFarlane's illuminating extension

The Parisian practice creates a suitably impressive addition to France's repository for radical architecture

Jakob+MacFarlane's illuminating extension

Toyo Ito and Shigeru Ban's designs for dogs

New show unveils “an extremely sincere collection of architecture” for design-conscious domestic animals

Toyo Ito and Shigeru Ban's designs for dogs

John Pawson strips back the Baroque

The St Moritz church in Augsburg, Bavaria goes minimalist, thanks to the work of Britain's architectural master

John Pawson strips back the Baroque

Zaha Hadid's Serpentine gallery to open next month

The Serpentine Sackler Gallery will be the Pritzker Laureate's first permanent structure in central London

Zaha Hadid's Serpentine gallery to open next month

Jean Nouvel wins the National Art Museum of China

The French Pritzker laureate beat Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid to design China's leading art contemporary space

Jean Nouvel wins the National Art Museum of China

Shigeru Ban's Parisian music island

Following on from Ando and Nouvel plans, will Ban's design for Ile Seguin in Paris finally break ground?

Shigeru Ban's Parisian music island

Put the world's best architecture in your pocket

New Architecture Travel Guide brings world's greatest new buildings to your touchscreen

Put the world's best architecture in your pocket

Zaha Hadid designs mountaineering museum

Three dimensional parallelogram resembling a shard of glacial ice is 'inserted' into South Tyrol mountain

Zaha Hadid designs mountaineering museum

Foster backs new Thames Hub airport

Pritzker-Prize winning architect calls on the spirit of Victorian forebears "to create afresh"

Foster backs new Thames Hub airport

Grimshaw's museum for an art city of the future

The British practice has worked mosaics into its Koç Contemporary Art Museum in Istanbul, Turkey

Grimshaw's museum for an art city of the future

The Chinese hotel with a built-in waterfall

“We drew our inspiration from the quarry setting" says Atkins Design Studio

The Chinese hotel with a built-in waterfall

Designing the Carlo Scarpa monograph

Designer Béla Stetzer talks us through his work on our forthcoming book on the mid-century modernist architect

Designing the Carlo Scarpa monograph

Is this what's in store for London's High Line?

The winner of Vauxhall's Missing Link competition draws inspiration from a cabinet of curiosities for its linear park

Is this what's in store for London's High Line?

Aspen Art Museum to open with a Shigeru Ban show

Japanese architect's first museum in the US will open with a show dedicated to his humanitarian architecture

Aspen Art Museum to open with a Shigeru Ban show

MAD creates art museum in caves of a Chinese island

Beijing studio designs artificial island with Asia’s biggest private art museum ensconced in its caves

MAD creates art museum in caves of a Chinese island

MVRDV reinvents city living in Switzerland

Dutch architects rip up design brief and come up with something entirely different

MVRDV reinvents city living in Switzerland

Three new library designs put books front of mind

As their role within society changes, big name architects are queueing up to create new libraries

Three new library designs put books front of mind

New UN HQ is inaugurated in Copenhagen

Architect 3XN follows up its jaw-dropping Blue Planet Aquarium in the city with new star shaped building

New UN HQ is inaugurated in Copenhagen

Zaha Hadid's new Baku building up for two awards

Heydar Aliyev Centre is short-listed for prizes at the World Architecture Festival and the Inside Festival

Zaha Hadid's new Baku building up for two awards

Pininfarina designs Singapore tower

Ferrari design team creates condo with garages that will light the cars within like gems

Pininfarina designs Singapore tower

Introducing the Carlo Scarpa monograph

Phaidon editor Tom Wright talks about our forthcoming book on the mid-century modernist architect

Introducing the Carlo Scarpa monograph

Google's new Kings Cross HQ

The search firm's London headquarters will complement the local area's strong industrial heritage

Google's new Kings Cross HQ

Zaha Hadid buys The Design Museum

The prize-winning practice will use the space as an exhibition space and to house its archive

Zaha Hadid buys The Design Museum

Architecture goes underground at Herzog & de Meuron’s M+ museum in Hong Kong

"For art to enter into the life of a city like Hong Kong it has to come from its own foundations," says Jacques Herzog

Architecture goes underground at Herzog & de Meuron’s M+ museum in Hong Kong

Ikea creates flat packs for refugees

Swedish furniture giant tackles longterm housing for the world's dispossessed

Ikea creates flat packs for refugees

Frank Gehry goes back to the drawing board

Architect swathes controversial Toronto towers in curvaceous cladding and adds an 'echo' of what stood before

Frank Gehry goes back to the drawing board

NY subway commuters see the light

Architect Nicholas Grimshaw teams up with artist James Carpenter to create glass oculus over transport hub

NY subway commuters see the light

Shigeru Ban turns to wood for Swatch

The Japanese architect says timber is 'the only renewable material' and has used it extensively in this new building

Shigeru Ban turns to wood for Swatch

Why did Frank Gehry hire a human rights lawyer?

And which of the United Arab Emirates does he like, and which does he say is "like every cruddy city in the world"?

Why did Frank Gehry hire a human rights lawyer?

New Manhattan skyscraper allows sun onto High Line

Studio Gang develops ‘solar carving’ technique that uses incident angles of the sun’s rays to sculpt building form

New Manhattan skyscraper allows sun onto High Line

Koolhaas' son makes a documentary about dad

Film REM is an "exploration of what architecture means to those who inhabit it and create it"

Koolhaas' son makes a documentary about dad

Nicholas Grimshaw's masterplan for Wimbledon

Nicholas Grimshaw and Grant Associates juggle heritage and modernity with new look for UK's home of tennis

Nicholas Grimshaw's masterplan for Wimbledon

Henning Larsen, 1925-2013

The Danish architect, known for The Royal Danish Opera House and The Malmö City Library has died, aged 87

Henning Larsen, 1925-2013

Take a look at India's new tree-lined apartments

Edouard François' Gurgaon 71 development sees high-rise horticulture planned for the outskirts of New Delhi

Take a look at India's new tree-lined apartments

World cup football fans to be housed in floating hotels

Thousands of 'refreshed' fans celebrating their team's 2022 success in the sea - what could possibly go wrong?

World cup football fans to be housed in floating hotels

Have you seen Renzo Piano's new house?

Architect's latest scheme named after ancient philosopher Diogenes who traded comfort for living in a barrel

Have you seen Renzo Piano's new house?

OMA's Bordeaux bridge doubles as a stage

"The bridge is not the ‘event’ in the city," say OMA "but a platform that can accommodate all the events of the city.”

OMA's Bordeaux bridge doubles as a stage

American designer creates sandcastle suburbia

Chad Wright's Master Plan project populates his local sea shores with the tract housing of his childhood

American designer creates sandcastle suburbia

Artist builds his own egg-shaped home

The Exbury Egg will serve as Stephen Turner's seaside home, as he studies the effects of climate change

Artist builds his own egg-shaped home

Renzo Piano's hand-made 'fragments' at Gagosian

The Pritzker-Prize winner is the subject of a retrospective at The Gagosian's 522 West 21st Street gallery

Renzo Piano's hand-made 'fragments' at Gagosian

Möbius strip proposed for Taiwan arts centre

Culture finds a dramatic setting in Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut's Swallow's Nest concept

Möbius strip proposed for Taiwan arts centre

From skyscraper to strawscraper

Henning Larsen's Stockholm island tower given a green makeover by local architecture practice Belatchew Labs

From skyscraper to strawscraper

Mont Blanc refuge is as pure as the driven snow

Geneva-based Group-H's environmentally sound climber's refuge takes shape in French alps

Mont Blanc refuge is as pure as the driven snow

Viñoly’s NY apartments to be highest in the West

Around $100 million 'should' secure you a penthouse at 432 Park Avenue when it completes in 2015

Viñoly’s NY apartments to be highest in the West

OOIIO proposes 'frame hotel' on Peruvian cliff

Impossibly named Spanish architecture practice's Unbalance Hotel responds to brief from Lima promoter

OOIIO proposes 'frame hotel' on Peruvian cliff

Peter Zumthor unveils his new LACMA

First look at plans for the LA museum the architect is referring to as "The Black Flower"

Peter Zumthor unveils his new LACMA

New art quarter takes shape in the Netherlands

80km south of Amsterdam, in the historical forest town of Hertogenbosch, art is finding a new home. . .

New art quarter takes shape in the Netherlands

John Pawson creates installation in Palladio basilica

Minimalist architect installs Perspectives in Venice's 16th century Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore

John Pawson creates installation in Palladio basilica

Jean Nouvel and Mia Hägg team up again in France

Habiter Autrement joins the French Pritzker-prize winner in an award-winning social housing development

Jean Nouvel and Mia Hägg team up again in France

Penn Station reimagined by four big architects

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Diller Scofidio + Renfro. SHoP, and H3 Hardy Collaboration pitch plans for Penn

Penn Station reimagined by four big architects

Shigeru Ban adds to Hamburg's new cityscape

Water Towers see him join Herzog & de Meuron in Europe's biggest architectural transformation

Shigeru Ban adds to Hamburg's new cityscape

The water's lovely - and so is the diving board

Studio Zoppini's Rijeka Olympic centre in Croatia mirrors surrounding rocks that jut from the sea

The water's lovely - and so is the diving board

The Los Angeles that might have been

Architecture and Design Museum show exhibits unbuilt plans of Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lautner and Steven Holl

The Los Angeles that might have been

Alvar Aalto library reworked by JKMM

Seinäjoki in Finland boasts seven buildings by modernist master Alvar Aalto - JKMM has just extended one

Alvar Aalto library reworked by JKMM

Skydiving planned in abandoned Warsaw cement silo

Moko Architects have a hair-raising plan for Zeran's defunct warehouses and factories

Skydiving planned in abandoned Warsaw cement silo

Richard Meier honoured by Bisazza

Celebrated US architect has huge exhibition in Vicenza to tie in with 50th anniversary year

Richard Meier honoured by Bisazza

Could wooden pallets house Parisian students?

Ex-grafitti artist and former Jean Nouvel assistant Stéphane Malka comes up with green solution to housing needs

Could wooden pallets house Parisian students?

Is this Zaha Hadid's most futuristic design yet?

New Riyadh KAFD metro features skybridges and meshed Mashrabiya screens

Is this Zaha Hadid's most futuristic design yet?

Hugh Broughton Architects create ice station on skis

Halley Research Station in the Antarctic should escape the fate of others - crushed and buried under the snow

Hugh Broughton Architects create ice station on skis

Rem Koolhaas and Bjarke Ingels compete in Miami

Rem Koolhaas's OMA and Bjarke Ingels’s BIG submit rival plans for The Miami Beach Convention Center

Rem Koolhaas and Bjarke Ingels compete in Miami

Dutch diner has American soul

Amsterdam School of Architecture meets 50s American diner in this new café from Derksen Windt Architecten

Dutch diner has American soul

Beijing island winery is shaped like an asterisk

Japanese architect Keiichiro Sako creates timber-clad winery on man-made lake outside Chinese capital

Beijing island winery is shaped like an asterisk

Frieze architects SO-IL land UC Davis Art Museum

"Curved glass walls and soaring canopy turns traditional museum model inside out," says University Chancellor

Frieze architects SO-IL land UC Davis Art Museum

Islamic Cemetery nominated for Aga Khan Award

Austrian practice Bernardo Bader Architects creates serene place of rest in the alpine village of Altech

Islamic Cemetery nominated for Aga Khan Award

Henning Larsen designs Microsoft Danish HQ

Lyngby-Taarbæk complex foreshadows leading centre of knowledge and creativity in Northern Europe

Henning Larsen designs Microsoft Danish HQ

Tallest wooden building in Canada breaks ground

Apart from metal joinery and concrete foundations Michael Green's aptly named Wood Innovation Design Centre is six storeys of pure wood including the columns, beams and floor - even the elevator and stair core

Tallest wooden building in Canada breaks ground

Nice day for a white wedding

Hong Kong born Danny Cheng designs The White Chapel for upmarket nuptials

Nice day for a white wedding

Grimshaw’s Queens Museum of Art nears completion

He joins Aymer Embury III, Daniel Chait and Rafael Viñoly who've all worked on the New York City Building

Grimshaw’s Queens Museum of Art nears completion

Peter Zumthor reimagines a 21st century LACMA

Pritzker Prize winner set to reveal his vision for the museum at new exhibition The Presence of the Past in June

Peter Zumthor reimagines a 21st century LACMA

RIBA honours India's modernist master

The British architectural body salutes the great Indian architect Charles Correa in new Indian season

RIBA honours India's modernist master

Tiny Faroe Islands’ get the BIG treatment

50,000 strong community gets a taste of starchitecture courtesy of Bjarke Ingels and his team

Tiny Faroe Islands’ get the BIG treatment

Herzog & de Meuron elevate the beautiful game

Swiss architects break ground on Stade de Bordeaux - home to Euro 2016

Herzog & de Meuron elevate the beautiful game

OMA creates new stock exchange in China

"Floating base is a physical materialisation of the virtual stockmarket," says Rem Koolhaas

OMA creates new stock exchange in China

A Brazilian show for a gallery never to be built

Sao Paulo's Museu de Arte Moderna will show off plans for its new home later this year - despite staying put

A Brazilian show for a gallery never to be built

British firm offsets Soviet gem with a glass spiral

Robin Monotti Architects designs complementary building next to the brutalist Bank of Georgia in Tbilisi

British firm offsets Soviet gem with a glass spiral

Pedro Ramirez Vazquez 1919 - 2013

Mexico's foremost architect and chairman of the 1968 Olympic Games dies age 94

Pedro Ramirez Vazquez 1919 - 2013

Vietnam's flood-proof bamboo houses

H&P Architects have designed affordable, floating dwellings for Vietnam's flood-stricken regions

Vietnam's flood-proof bamboo houses

National Theatre unveils red summer shed

The South Bank's temporary theatre is "less a building than an art installation" say architects Haworth Tompkins

National Theatre unveils red summer shed

Le Corbusier roof reborn as a gallery

The roof terrace of Marseille's Cité Radieuse will reopen this summer as an arts space

Le Corbusier roof reborn as a gallery

Foster + Partners' Apple HQ goes $2bn over budget

The late Steve Jobs' insistence on the finest building materials may account for the tech firms large overspend

Foster + Partners' Apple HQ goes $2bn over budget

See Eric Owen Moss's Waffle and Cactus Tower

The Californian firm turn a 70-year-old Culver City industrial lot into a green, new media complex

See Eric Owen Moss's Waffle and Cactus Tower

When Soviet architecture went West

A new exhibition rethinks the USSR's architectural legacy, by focusing on the softer styles that came after Stalin

When Soviet architecture went West

Singapore's great concrete street-food court

Satay by the Bay brings Singapore's contemporary architecture down to a lush, human scale

Singapore's great concrete street-food court

LA celebrates its arty, architectural “looseness”

Everything Loose Will Land explores the intersection between architecture and other visual arts in 70s LA

LA celebrates its arty, architectural “looseness”

San Francisco's Grand Central for the 21st Century

Cesar Pelli's designs for San Francisco's Transbay Transit Area include a park, amphitheatre and office block

San Francisco's Grand Central for the 21st Century

MVRDV bring urban renewal to France

The Dutch architecture and design practice set ou its plans for one of France's less lovely new towns

MVRDV bring urban renewal to France

Melbourne gets Southern Hemisphere's tallest tower

Fender Katsalidis’ 388-metre skyscraper, Australia 108, approved by Melbourne authorities for a 2018 completion

Melbourne gets Southern Hemisphere's tallest tower

The NYC penthouse with an 80-ft slide

The SkyHouse takes a century-old skyscraper and turns its upper floors into a playful residential dream

The NYC penthouse with an 80-ft slide

See Michigan's floating house pavilion

Mark's House is both a cooling summer pavilion, and a telling commentary on life in Flint, Michigan

See Michigan's floating house pavilion

Rooftop running track for Chinese primary school

LYCS architecture save space by putting the athletics facilities on the top of TianTai Second Primary School

Rooftop running track for Chinese primary school

Ilse Crawford creates home from home in Stockholm

Soho House New York designer works her magic at new hotel in Fredrik Dahlberg-designed Stockholm building

 Ilse Crawford creates home from home in Stockholm

Could The Twist beat Zaha's Tokyo stadium?

French architects MenoMenoPiu and FHF submit an impressive rival bid for Japan's 2020 Olympic stadium

Could The Twist beat Zaha's Tokyo stadium?

Polar Umbrella takes on climate change

Derek Pirozzi's idea combats global warming by attempting to rebuild ever-shrinking polar ice sheets

Polar Umbrella takes on climate change

Toyo Ito wins the Pritzker Prize

Japanese architect and Phaidon subject wins architecture's highest honour

Toyo Ito wins the Pritzker Prize

Artist and architect elevates sport to new level

University professor, artist and architect Guzmán de Yarza Blache demonstrates multi-tasking abilities in Spain

Artist and architect elevates sport to new level

Towering proposal for reclaimed Hong Kong airport

Architect MA2 calls the tower "an expression of fluid movement that manifests into a series of folds and creases"

Towering proposal for reclaimed Hong Kong airport

Snøhetta designs cave painting museum

As publishers of the very fine Cave Art we approve of this new design to house the cave paintings of Lascaux

Snøhetta designs cave painting museum

Henna tattoos inspire Mumbai mega tower

WS Atkins's stunning Namaste Tower draws design inspiration from Indian henna hand decorations

Henna tattoos inspire Mumbai mega tower

Zaha Hadid building to put Hunan on global arts map

Changsha Meixi Lake International Culture & Arts Centre will give Chinese province a new cultural and civic core

Zaha Hadid building to put Hunan on global arts map

How green architecture transformed a brutalist house

Designed by Barry Byrne 80 years ago, Mudagreen give the Williams-Levant House a 21st century reinvention

How green architecture transformed a brutalist house

Prepare for MoMA's Le Corbusier retrospective

From Italian watercolours through to a fitted kitchen, new MoMA show promises to be nothing if not comprehensive

Prepare for MoMA's Le Corbusier retrospective

Bob Hope's John Lautner house for sale at $50m

Architect believed his buildings should create timeless, free and joyous spaces for all activities of life

Bob Hope's John Lautner house for sale at $50m

Belgian architect creates sustainable farmscrapers

Vincent Callebaut imagines Asian Cairns, a group of sustainable horticultural towers in Shenzen, China

Belgian architect creates sustainable farmscrapers

MAD creates 'doughnut' hotel for Sheraton Huzhou

Young practice clads metal façade with LED light system which displays patterns on surface of surrounding lake

MAD creates 'doughnut' hotel for Sheraton Huzhou

'Cubist' hotel opens in Spain

Mup-Arq creates 'tumbling' concrete and corten steel hotel blocks in Spanish village of Villabuena de Alava

'Cubist' hotel opens in Spain

Concrete goes green in China

A set of twisted concrete blinds actually allows a new Chinese clothing facility to save 40% of its energy

Concrete goes green in China

Skopje chops Soviet gems in favour of new builds

The Macedonian capital's new architectural initiative has overlooked some great 20th century landmarks

Skopje chops Soviet gems in favour of new builds

Gensler shakes up Silicon Valley

Triangular buildings for graphics tech giant Nvidia break the architectural mould in Santa Clara

Gensler shakes up Silicon Valley


Zaha Hadid designs new centre for Bratislava

Socialist architecture did not enjoy its finest moment in Bratislava - Zaha Hadid is out to rectify that

Zaha Hadid designs new centre for Bratislava

Álvaro Siza designs fire station

Last year's Venice Biennale Golden Lion winner designs first fire station - at the grand age of 80

Álvaro Siza designs fire station

Herzog & de Meuron redefines the exhibition space

Globally in-demand architecture practice finds time to create the perfect exhibition hall in native Switzerland

Herzog & de Meuron redefines the exhibition space

OOIIO Architecture's latest Icelandic adventure

Fast-rising architecture practice looks again to Iceland for it's next proposal - based on sailors' pullover patterns

OOIIO Architecture's latest Icelandic adventure

London hospital builds lullaby factory

British practice Studio Weave turns a cramped hospital courtyard into a kid friendly installation

London hospital builds lullaby factory

Major Louis I Kahn retrospective at Vitra

First major retrospective in 20 years for legendary American architect charts his pioneering use of concrete, his visionary urban plans and his continuing influence on the architecture of Southeast Asia

Major Louis I Kahn retrospective at Vitra

A look inside Google's new Tel Aviv HQ

Cobbled streets, bohemian cafés, a slide instead of a lift (what could possibly go wrong?) and a tractor adorn the 'communication landscapes' of the search giant's new Israel office

A look inside Google's new Tel Aviv HQ

Brutalist Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government Center saved from demolition at the last minute

Iconic building by architect featured in our book Concrete is spared after Democrats and Republicans join forces

Brutalist Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government Center saved from demolition at the last minute

Swifts get their own luxury condo in Poland

Modern architecture is killing off the swift population. Enter Menthol Architects with a Vitamin Green style idea

Swifts get their own luxury condo in Poland

Richard Meier's homage to concrete

Architect showcases self-cleaning, pollution-zapping new kind of concrete for Italcementi's Bergamo HQ

Richard Meier's homage to concrete

Dyed concrete entices Seoul’s dotcommers

Latest creation from Mass Studies aims to spark migration from the city to a picturesque island off the mainland

Dyed concrete entices Seoul’s dotcommers

2013 Serpentine Pavilion commission goes to Phaidon favourite Sou Fujimoto

The 41-year-old Japanese architect and Phaidon contributor is the youngest ever to be commissioned

2013 Serpentine Pavilion commission goes to Phaidon favourite Sou Fujimoto

Farrells builds first skyscraper in Cambodia

39-storey Vattanac Capital Tower in Phnom Penh becomes the country’s highest high-rise

Farrells builds first skyscraper in Cambodia

SOM's 'classical column' rises in China

Just 5 feet shorter than the Shard, Skidmore Owings & Merrill's Zhengzhou tower is clad in painted aluminium

SOM's 'classical column' rises in China

Peter Zumthor reveals the secrets of Therme Vals

New video sees him discussing his philosophy, why his most celebrated structure was originally destined to be 'hollowed out' and why he 'drops his pencil' if he thinks a client simply wants to order a Peter Zumthor building

Peter Zumthor reveals the secrets of Therme Vals

Ex-OMA architect Fernando Romero creates flying saucer-style photo museum in the Arabian desert

Mexican follows his much-admired Soumaya museum in Mexico City with an even more audacious concept

Ex-OMA architect Fernando Romero creates flying saucer-style photo museum in the Arabian desert

BIG architects tear it up in Fort Lauderdale

Two buildings are 'torn open' giving the neighbourhood access to the canals

BIG architects tear it up in Fort Lauderdale

Montreal church is repurposed as a gallery

Provencher Roy + Associes Architectes addition boasts suitably Canadian features including 'glazed igloo'

Montreal church is repurposed as a gallery

Dutch cyclists get floating flyover

Netherlands bridge specialists IPV Delft build motorway-style aerial intersection for two-wheeled travellers

Dutch cyclists get floating flyover

Foster + Partners designs 3D moon base

Global architecture practice uses latest rapid prototyping to imagine a lunar base for European Space Agency

Foster + Partners designs 3D moon base

Deep sea hospitality planned for Dubai

It's built tall and supertall, now Dubai mines the sea depths for its latest architectural venture

Deep sea hospitality planned for Dubai

China indulges its love affair with the car

New range of exhibition centres by Marques And Jordy set to roll out in September

China indulges its love affair with the car

Islamic influences inspire exhibition centre in China

Sure Architects uses West Xia Helan stone and traditional Chinese techniques to create Islamic patterning

Islamic influences inspire exhibition centre in China

Windows are reinvented in Peruvian tower concept

Translucent fibreglass composite lit by LEDs while each aperture is covered in a thin film to generate solar energy

Windows are reinvented in Peruvian tower concept

Big Apple's little dwellings

Winner of the AdAPT NYC micro-apartment project boasts ceiling storage space and a double wall-mounted bed

Big Apple's little dwellings

Herzog & de Meuron add to London skyline

Swiss architects to design new residential tower at Wood Wharf adjacent to Canary Wharf

Herzog & de Meuron add to London skyline

New inter faith chapel points to North Star

Symbolically important Polaris provides focal point for new Florida chapel via giant skylight above wooden spire

New inter faith chapel points to North Star

Steven Holl's yin yang museums

The award-winning American architect creates twin museums for a Chinese Eco-City

Steven Holl's yin yang museums

Giant giraffe animates Paris children’s centre

French practice Hondelatte Laporte Architectes creates quirky nursery and childcare centre in Paris suburb

Giant giraffe animates Paris children’s centre

Steven Holl lets the light in in China

'Slices' cut out of concrete exoskeletons keep the neighbours happy by allowing sunlight to shine through

Steven Holl lets the light in in China

Space centre opens in Slovenia

Space technology museum is based on a habitable space station concept by local resident Herman Noordung

Space centre opens in Slovenia

New show uncovers LA has it might have been

Los Angeles' Architecture and Design Museum prepares for a show of local proposals that never broke ground

New show uncovers LA has it might have been

Protestors don Niemeyer masks to save Brasilia

The architectural founders of the Brazilian capital are invoked in a protest against plans to overhaul the city

Protestors don Niemeyer masks to save Brasilia

London firm win Iraqi Parliament competition

The Stirling-prize winning firm Assemblage won the $1billion competition, with a low-cost, eco-friendly pitch

London firm win Iraqi Parliament competition

Atrium Studio designs for Moscow's Silicon Valley

Designers look to traditional townhouse style to house scientific brainboxes outside Russian capital

Atrium Studio designs for Moscow's Silicon Valley

Copenhagen plans for five new artificial islands

Planning Department wants to add to existing islands with new ones created by architects Tredje Natur and PK3

Copenhagen plans for five new artificial islands

Will BIG's viewing tower put Phoenix on the map?

The Danish firm reinterprets Seattle's Space Needle with push-pin style viewing tower for Arizona's state capital

Will BIG's viewing tower put Phoenix on the map?

Whale backbone inspires spiral staircase

Canadian architect Andrew McConnell works the animal's vertebrae into a beguiling upward spiral

Whale backbone inspires spiral staircase

Jean Nouvel creates Paris art island

Pritzker-Prize winning architect oversees the redevelopment of a former Renault factory on île Seguin

Jean Nouvel creates Paris art island

The rail bridge as public art

Andrew Leicester's bridge in Los Angeles references the indigenous peoples of the San Gabriel Valley

The rail bridge as public art

MoMA buys flat-pack kitchen

Art museum acquires an original Le Corbusier fitted kitchen from his iconic Unité d'Habitation in Marseille

MoMA buys flat-pack kitchen

Frank Gehry's fish lamps alight at The Gagosian

The Pritzker Prize-winning architect shows his piscine interior lights, sculpted from a type of Formica

Frank Gehry's fish lamps alight at The Gagosian

John Pawson designs new Schrager Miami venture

The hotel impresario's Miami Beach Edition Residences will have their own skating rink and bowling alley

John Pawson designs new Schrager Miami venture

Daniel Libeskind adds to Jewish Museum, Berlin

Architect reworks the Central Flower Market Hall, a 1960s industrial building with curving walls by Bruno Grimmek

Daniel Libeskind adds to Jewish Museum, Berlin

New city proposed on banks of the Ganges

Studio Symbiosis plans futuristic-looking development of regimented rectilinear towers along riverbanks of Kanpur

New city proposed on banks of the Ganges

Zaha Hadid design becomes first 'faked' building

Chinese developers 'pay homage' to Beijing's Wangjing Soho, and they're due to complete before the original

Zaha Hadid design becomes first 'faked' building

Le Corbusier, painter, photographer and polymath, gets full NYC retrospective at MoMA next summer

Jean-Louis Cohen, author of our wonderful The Future of Architecture Since 1889, curates MoMA show

Le Corbusier, painter, photographer and polymath, gets full NYC retrospective at MoMA next summer

Texas pavilion borrows from Mexican beach huts

Cooper Joseph Studio creates deceptively light box on three columns in our favourite material - concrete!

Texas pavilion borrows from Mexican beach huts

BIG designs with a twist in Miami

The Danish architects raise the bar for Miami condos with a truly innovative design

BIG designs with a twist in Miami

The Portuguese architects' straw ziggurat

The IUT Group bring modern design to bear on one of the world's oldest building materials

The Portuguese architects' straw ziggurat

Tyrolean festival venue mimics its surroundings

Architects Delugan Meissel use the crevices of the surrounding area to indicate entrances to the building

Tyrolean festival venue mimics its surroundings

Haiti to get new stadium designed by Carlos Zapata

Dangerous slum area Cité Soleil to get new stadium designed with Palestinian and Haiti national team players

Haiti to get new stadium designed by Carlos Zapata

2012 in architecture

In an age of e-readers libraries seemed to pop up everywhere, emerging economies built entire cities to cope with rapid urbanisation and young guns eschewed big commissions to create something small, local and sustainable

2012 in architecture

Pennsylvania architects build hobbit house

Extreme US Tolkien fan commissions an inspired Lord of The Rings folly for his Middle Earth memorabilia

Pennsylvania architects build hobbit house

Is China's lakeside city the future of urban planning?

China's next new city will be designed by US firm KPF, next to Hunan's regional capital, around a 40-hectare lake

Is China's lakeside city the future of urban planning?

Owen Hatherley blasts architectural photography

Marxist writer says contemporary architectural culture "no longer has an interest in anything but its own image" (but he saves a heap of praise for some well-respected Phaidon practitioners of the art!)

Owen Hatherley blasts architectural photography

Daniel Libeskind rolls out ultimate prefab

Shipped within months and built in weeks - your chance to live in a dream home, anywhere in the world

Daniel Libeskind rolls out ultimate prefab

SOM build 'city within a city' in Abu Dhabi

Vast hospital complex by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill aims to foster a sense of community in the emirate

SOM build 'city within a city' in Abu Dhabi

The only way is up

Dutch architect Hans van Heeswijk employs (non) lateral thinking for his out-of-town developments

The only way is up

ar+d Emerging Architecture Award winners

A Japanese glass house numbers among the winning works by architects under the age of 45

ar+d Emerging Architecture Award winners

Herzog & de Meuron's Miami Art Museum 'reconnects residents with climate'

Speaking at Art Basel Miami, Jacques Herzog pledges an end to fur coat, air-conditioned culture

Herzog & de Meuron's Miami Art Museum 'reconnects residents with climate'

Portugal's eco-friendly forest resort

Luis Rebelo de Andrade and Diogo Aguiar create low key architectural gem in spa town of Pedras Salgadas

Portugal's eco-friendly forest resort

SANAA designs new Louvre annexe

Pritzker Prize-winning architects create Louvre Lens on the French Belgian border

SANAA designs new Louvre annexe

Max Dudler makes sweet music (library) in Essen

Marbled windows created from 12 photographs taken at local quarry correspond to 12 notes in a score

Max Dudler makes sweet music (library) in Essen

Frank Gehry's first building in Australia

Dubbed The Paper Bag, Sydney's new University of Technology features an undulating wall of 320,000 bricks

Frank Gehry's first building in Australia

Buildings that changed the world - Brasilia, Brazil

President Juscelino Kubitschek's commission for a new capital city helped seal Oscar Niemeyer's reputation

Buildings that changed the world - Brasilia, Brazil

Carlos Arroyo creates three buildings in one

Spanish architect designs ingenious reflective façade for a school for the performing arts in Belgium

Carlos Arroyo creates three buildings in one

New York's AIDS memorial gets the go-ahead

A canopied garden is to be built in Greenwich Village, on the site of the city's original AIDS hospital

New York's AIDS memorial gets the go-ahead

Oscar Niemeyer 1907-2012

The legendary architect's life in his own words as told to Phaidon

Oscar Niemeyer 1907-2012

Oscar Niemeyer, Brazil's Picasso of Concrete

Latin America's greatest architect died of respiratory failure in Rio yesterday, ten days short of his 105 birthday

Oscar  Niemeyer, Brazil's Picasso of Concrete

Christmas with the Zumthors

Would you like to rent the Pritzker-prize winner's Swiss holiday home this season?

Christmas with the Zumthors

Terraced housing Chilean style

Santiago architects Elton + Leniz build this stepped seafront house right on the vertiginous Pacific coast

Terraced housing Chilean style

Beijing's pedal-powered mobile home

The two-metre wide Bao House by dot Architects is made from polyurethane and sits on the back of a tricycle

Beijing's pedal-powered mobile home

//hapo Museum in South Africa tells history of nation

Unusually named Copper-clad structure aims to do for South Africa what Libeskind's Jewish Museum did for Berlin

//hapo Museum in South Africa tells history of nation

French port turns its station into a theatre

Contemporary motifs meet neo-classicism when Saint-Nazaire's bomb-damaged station is renovated

French port turns its station into a theatre

Farming and music come together in Bordeaux

Parisian architecture practice SOA combines organic vertical farming with live performances. Intrigued? Read on

Farming and music come together in Bordeaux

Zaha Hadid to build Japan’s National Stadium

With an eye on its bid for the 2020 Olympics Japan sets some strict rules for the designer of its National Stadium

Zaha Hadid to build Japan’s National Stadium

French architect Edouard François makes "something very ugly - to make the rest look pretty"

In his schme to revive a Parisian suburb the architect creates an architectural sandwich of differing styles

French architect Edouard François makes

Rem Koolhaas invents the future for libraries

Plans for The Qatar National Library reveal futuristic digital hub with 300 public computers and online databases

Rem Koolhaas invents the future for libraries

How one Korean artist invited the outside in

South Korean artist Young Jeong commissions his own live/work space in keeping with the natural surroundings

How one Korean artist invited the outside in

Dutch architects turn Moroccan market into waterfall

Rotterdam practice TomDavid wins first place in a competition to design a sustainable square for Casablanca

Dutch architects turn Moroccan market into waterfall

Vicenza honours Palladio with new museum

The city turns one of its finest buildings, Palazzo Barbarano, into a tribute to its famous architect, Andrea Palladio

Vicenza honours Palladio with new museum

Buildings that changed the world - The Weissenhof Settlement, Stuttgart

How socialist ideals and an all star cast of architects including Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius revolutionised affordable housing for both blue and white colour workers on a hill just outside Stuttgart

Buildings that changed the world - The Weissenhof Settlement, Stuttgart

The Iron Curtain is lifted on Modernist architecture

Brilliant new show in Vienna looks at Socialist architecture from Russia and its satellite states

The Iron Curtain is lifted on Modernist architecture

Does Gehry's memorial really look like a missile silo?

The Pritzker-prize winner's plans for The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial are rebuffed by the President's offspring

Does Gehry's memorial really look like a missile silo?

John Pawson curates Phaidon online exhibition

Churches, houses, stadia and even a police station from 20th-Century World Architecture picked for online show

John Pawson curates Phaidon online exhibition

Pilgrims’ progress inspired by great design

Aptly-named Swiss architects Christ & Gantenbein build inspirational concrete structure on Mexican pilgrim route

Pilgrims’ progress inspired by great design

Total’s Berlin HQ has the ripple effect

Barkow Leibinger's faceted concrete piers twist and turn, almost as if they’re plaited

Total’s Berlin HQ has the ripple effect

MAD create new contoured village by a Chinese lake

700 apartment settlement blends with Taiping lakeside at foot of eastern China’s Huangshan Mountains

MAD create new contoured village by a Chinese lake

Buildings that changed the world - The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

How Frank Gehry revitalised a city and its arts scene by using a computer programme he didn't quite understand

Buildings that changed the world - The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

20 ton 'treehouse' built in Swedish forest

"Nothing remotely similar has ever been done before" say Rintala Eggertsson Architects

20 ton 'treehouse' built in Swedish forest

Slum solutions in tall and short order

Two different architectural practices offer two very different visions for urban renewal

Slum solutions in tall and short order

Frank Lloyd Wright for sale - but is it authentic?

Scholars dispute the authenticity of this Petre island home, built from Wright plans drawn up over 50 years ago

Frank Lloyd Wright for sale - but is it authentic?

Hadid on life as an Arab woman architect

'The moment my woman-ness is accepted, the Arab-ness becomes a problem', says Pritzker Prize-winner

Hadid on life as an Arab woman architect

J Mayer H's Black Sea sculpture: foundation or folly?

German firm's striking new structure opens in the Georgian Black Sea Port of Lazika but it has an uncertain future

J Mayer H's Black Sea sculpture: foundation or folly?

Art lovers protected by giant funnels in Taiwan

Dadong Art Centre in Taiwan uses membrane roofing and funnels to deflect extreme weather

Art lovers protected by giant funnels in Taiwan

Saadiyat: 21st century architectural mecca?

The newly developed Abu Dhabi island is set to house architecture by Pritzker Prize winners Frank Gehry, Sir Norman Foster, Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid and Tadao Ando

Saadiyat: 21st century architectural mecca?

Mexican architects model chapel on Virgin Mary

Robes of Our Lady of Guadalupe provide divine inspiration for architects FREE in Miami

Mexican architects model chapel on Virgin Mary

Oscar Niemeyer designs Converse range

The Brazilian Modernist master architect works his philosophy of curves into a new range of shoes

Oscar Niemeyer designs Converse range

Will Foster's Paris Twin Towers get the go ahead?

Two 323 metre-high skyscrapers designed by Foster+Partners could change the shape of Paris skyline

Will Foster's Paris Twin Towers get the go ahead?

Mercury City beats Shard to 'tallest in Europe'

New Moscow tower tops out above Renzo Piano's Shard to become tallest in Europe

Mercury City beats Shard to 'tallest in Europe'

HENN build 'floating' museum on the Yangtze River

The diamond-panelled Nantong Museum of Urban Planning is HENN's latest high-profile waterside project

HENN build 'floating' museum on the Yangtze River

Studio Fuksas covers building in petals

Innovative roof system sees 11 steel petals protect Georgian Government workers against inclement weather

Studio Fuksas covers building in petals

Snøhetta's interactive opera house

Norwegian architecture practice aims to democratise opera with new structure in Busan, Korea

Snøhetta's interactive opera house

Martin's Rauch's mud house

Austrian architect is at the forefront of a number of innovators building with mud - why?

Martin's Rauch's mud house

The ultimate off street parking

Moomoo Architects' next project: a house with parking space - for a yacht

The ultimate off street parking

Zaha Hadid designs house for Naomi Campbell

Russian businessman Vladislav Doronin commissions Dame Hadid to create house for supermodel girlfriend

Zaha Hadid designs house for Naomi Campbell

World's largest dome built in Singapore

With it's moveable domed roof Arup's National Stadium resembles an old school Bond villain's lair

World's largest dome built in Singapore

Could you live in a house made from cow's blood?

Eco architecture graduate Jack Munro uses slaughterhouse waste to build houses in Egypt

Could you live in a house made from cow's blood?

Japanese architects put a tree in a townhouse

Japan's UID architecture practice nestles a garden within a house on a cloistered spot in Fukuyama

Japanese architects put a tree in a townhouse

Shigeru Ban's Moscow pavilion opens

First look at Shigeru Ban's pavilion for Dasha Zhukova's Gorky Park Garage Center

Shigeru Ban's Moscow pavilion opens

Renzo Piano talks about his favourite buildings

Architect picks five of his favourite buildings from our book 20th Century World Architecture in today's Times

Renzo Piano talks about his favourite buildings

Norman Foster re-imagines Grand Central Station

Architect is one of three names working on reinvigorating the station which marks its 100th anniversary next year

Norman Foster re-imagines Grand Central Station

Renzo Piano designs LA movie museum

Architect works with Zoltan Pali on $250 million museum for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Renzo Piano designs LA movie museum

Richard Meier gives students a rare look at collages

Architect returns to his old university with a special surprise for students

Richard Meier gives students a rare look at collages

New art museum not designed by Zaha Hadid

New MOCA Cleveland is designed by a Middle Eastern-born, London-based female architect - Farshid Moussavi

New art museum not designed by Zaha Hadid

High speed hub takes shape in Spain

Architects Abalos+Sentkiewicz use aluminium to great effect in riverside town of Logroño

High speed hub takes shape in Spain

New Zaha Hadid art museum opens next month

Works by Josef Albers, Damien Hirst, and Andy Warhol to grace Eli and Edyth Broad's art museum

New Zaha Hadid art museum opens next month

Herzog & de Meuron's 'Jenga tower' gets go ahead

Herzog & de Meuron's Jenga tower in Tribeca is finally greenlit but Anish Kapoor's street level art work is uncertain

Herzog & de Meuron's 'Jenga tower' gets go ahead

GMP's very Grand Theatre

German architectural giants Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner (GMP) create shell-like theatre in China

GMP's very Grand Theatre

Louis Kahn's last design opens this month

The plans for an FDR memorial he was carrying when he died are completed four decades after the commission

Louis Kahn's last design opens this month

Eero Saarinen's War Room

Fascinating exhibition examines the mid-century architect and designer's role in the nascent CIA

Eero Saarinen's War Room

Rare shots of lost Soviet architecture

British photographer roots out early examples of Soviet building design, constructed before Stalin's reign

Rare shots of lost Soviet architecture

Zaha Hadid's Beijing 'Galaxy' nears completion

No corner suites in this new office and retail entertainment complex - Hadid's first in the Chinese capital

Zaha Hadid's Beijing 'Galaxy' nears completion

Zaha Hadid's Innovation Tower

Architect reimagines the idea of a tower for a design school in Hong Kong, the city where her career began

Zaha Hadid's Innovation Tower

Starbucks' first drive-through, delivered on a truck

The coffee chain's new LEED-certified outlet combines environmentalism with portability and architectural flourish

Starbucks' first drive-through, delivered on a truck

Are Herzog & de Meuron back in to bat at Lord's?

Swiss architecture firm includes a hospital extension to its revised bid for west London cricket club site

Are Herzog & de Meuron back in to bat at Lord's?

Foster beats Hadid, Koolhaas to NY commission

Four names invited to pitch for 425 Park Avenue - sadly there can only be one winner. . .

Foster beats Hadid, Koolhaas to NY commission

Grayson Perry designs Essex holiday home

The cross-dressing Turner-Prize winner says the house traces the life of Essex everywoman, Julie

Grayson Perry designs Essex holiday home

Frank Gehry reworks downtown Toronto

The Canadian super architect develops downtown Toronto with the help of local theatre impresario David Mirvish

Frank Gehry reworks downtown Toronto

The Marcel Duchamp-inspired Ghost house

French artists Christophe Berdaguer and Marie Péjus turn old prison into art space via Surrealism and polystyrene

The Marcel Duchamp-inspired Ghost house

Peter Zumthor to be given a gold medal by the queen

The 'architect's architect' is bestowed the RIBA Royal Gold Medal, personally approved by HRH herself

Peter Zumthor to be given a gold medal by the queen

Klein Dytham to a T

Klein Dytham's subtle design for Japanese book shop Tsutaya sees them cover the facade with interlocking Ts

Klein Dytham to a T

Frank Lloyd Wright in the doghouse

One of the legendary architect's most unusual (and secret) commissions has been recreated for new documentary

Frank Lloyd Wright in the doghouse

Libeskind, Hadid and Yansong’s favourite buildings

To mark the 40th anniversary of UNESCO's World Heritage Convention, CNN quizzes architects on best designs

Libeskind, Hadid and Yansong’s favourite buildings

Can this building forge a better future for city living?

Siemens' sustainable cities building, designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, officially opens this weekend

Can this building forge a better future for city living?

Melbourne University commissions Moshe Safdie

The Israeli-born, US-based architecture star will design Monash University's new Zelman Cowen music school

Melbourne University commissions Moshe Safdie

ALPHAville's geometric house

W-Window House in Tokyo by Japanese architects ALPHAville, is basically a rectangle - with a triangular slice

ALPHAville's geometric house

Starck goes prefabulous

Philippe Starck teams up with Slovenian engineering firm, Riko, to build Democratic Ecological Architecture

Starck goes prefabulous

Russian Constructivists meet Aussie Students

Undergraduates at the University of Western Australia make models of unbuilt Russian Constructivist buildings

Russian Constructivists meet Aussie Students

Amsterdam's bathtub gallery opens this weekend

The Stedelijk Museum striking new wing, dubbed the 'bathtub', welcomes gallery-goers from this Sunday

Amsterdam's bathtub gallery opens this weekend

KAW create a fortress for women

Victims of human trafficking find hope in this newly greened office block created from a former 70s police station

KAW create a fortress for women

Renzo Piano's new art museum opens this month

Oslo's Astrup Fearnley Museet opens with show featuring work by Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst

Renzo Piano's new art museum opens this month

A High Line for London?

Deadline for a mayor-endorsed urban park scheme is 2pm this Friday

A High Line for London?

Concrete gets another rave review

Atlantic Cities writes "The eye candy here, from the graceful to the brash is enough to open the mind of any skeptic"

Concrete gets another rave review

Jean Nouvel and Mia Hägg's new look for Stockholm

New collaboration at the Venice Architecture Biennale sees them propose more 'people friendly' Swedish capital

Jean Nouvel and Mia Hägg's new look for Stockholm

Could Moscow become world's first eco metropolis?

A joint bid to redevelop 150,000 hectares south west of the city aims to ease pressure on the Russian capital

Could Moscow become world's first eco metropolis?

Plans for new London airport revealed

Architecture practice Gensler reveals London Britannia Airport - a radical floating structure in the Thames Estuary

Plans for new London airport revealed

Stacked Cabin - a deceptively simple hideaway

Look carefully in the Wisconsin woods - very carefully - and you might just find this Johnsen Schmaling gem

Stacked Cabin - a deceptively simple hideaway

Mies van der Rohe house opens to the public

McCormick House is restored by Elmhurst Art Museum with new sections open to view

Mies van der Rohe house opens to the public

Richard Meier - first ever building in China

The Corian-clad OCT Clubhouse in Shenhzen, China is open for business. How can we become a member?

Richard Meier - first ever building in China

The concrete house with access all areas

Every room in this recently completed concrete Kyoto house by Torafu Architects is accessible by wheelchair

The concrete house with access all areas

Venice Biennale 'can't get any worse' says Wolf D Prix

"Venice is no longer about lively discussion and criticism," says outspoken architect. "Architects are playing on a sinking gondola while, outside in the real world, our leaky trade is sinking into powerlessness and irrelevance"

Venice Biennale 'can't get any worse' says Wolf D Prix

Rem Koolhaas wins Jencks Award

OMA founder scoops RIBA award for bringing architecture and contemporary culture closer together

Rem Koolhaas wins Jencks Award

Herzog & de Meuron make mini protest in Venice

Foam interiors of unbuilt Hamburg Elbphilharmonie building are surrounded by uncensored newspaper articles

Herzog & de Meuron make mini protest in Venice

Toyo Ito and Alvaro Siza win big at Venice Biennale

Ito dedicates Golden Lion for Japanese pavilion to victims of tsunami - Siza takes Lifetime Achievement Award

Toyo Ito and Alvaro Siza win big at Venice Biennale

Zaha Hadid praises Olympics architect Frei Otto

Hadid's Arum installation at Venice Biennale pays homage to pioneering work of Munich '72 architect

Zaha Hadid praises Olympics architect Frei Otto

"Honey I shrink wrapped the building!"

Architects SO-IL take novel approach to Kukje art gallery in Seoul - enveloping it in chain mail


Norman Foster dazzles at Venice Biennale

Lord Foster teams up with artist Charles Sandison and film director Carlos Carcas at Architecture Biennale

Norman Foster dazzles at Venice Biennale

Frank Gehry designs new Facebook headquarters

Largest open-plan office in the world will feature a park on the roof with a walking trail for employees

Frank Gehry designs new Facebook headquarters

Greenland proposed as new Euro travel hub

Ambitious transport project for Greenland will debut at Venice Architecture Biennale

Greenland proposed as new Euro travel hub

Richard Meier condo is most expensive ever in Israel

Meier on Rothschild features a 32nd story penthouse with bullet-proof panic room - it could be yours for $50 million

Richard Meier condo is most expensive ever in Israel

FAT create Museum of Copying at Venice Biennale

London architecture practice creates a 5 metre high re-make of Palladio’s Villa Rotunda in Venice

FAT create Museum of Copying at Venice Biennale

The architect's photographer of choice, Hélène Binet

Binet's work is the subject of a series of exhibitions this year, starting at the Venice Biennale

The architect's photographer of choice, Hélène Binet

MVRDV debut in Poland with Baltyk Tower

Baltyk Tower cleverly circumvents Poznań planning restrictions (and features a one room hotel)

MVRDV debut in Poland with Baltyk Tower

British architecture's Olympic spirit in Venice

Instead of one starchitect representing Britain, 10 relative newcomers put forward ideas for the future

British architecture's Olympic spirit in Venice

Porsche building matches beauty of its cars

HENN architects design streamlined pavilion for new Porsche visitor centre in Wolfsburg

Porsche building matches beauty of its cars

Labor 13's new slant on the greenhouse

Czech architects employ socialist values of make and mend for house in Vernerice

Labor 13's  new slant on the greenhouse

The housing complex inspired by a roller coaster

Parisians Peripheriques Architectes take inspiration from the fun fair

The housing complex inspired by a roller coaster

The best start in life

GA Architecture's Lapierre School in Lens, France is designed to inspire little people

The best start in life

A beach house for all the family

If you really love your family why not grow old by the sea with them? That was the brief for the S Cube Chalet

A beach house for all the family

City of dreams

CITE in New Mexico aims to lay the foundation for cities of the future

City of dreams

Zaha Hadid's Venice Biennale installation

The pleated shell-like work embodies the 2012 president David Chipperfield's theme of 'common ground'

Zaha Hadid's Venice Biennale installation

Is The Shard a "catastrophe"?

Some commentators think the tallest building in Europe has broken London's rules

Is The Shard a

RIBA's sandcastle competition is on tomorrow

The West Wittering competition was rained off back in June, so it's been rescheduled to take place this weekend

RIBA's sandcastle competition is on tomorrow

Saudi Arabia's new-look airport

From 2014 Hajj pilgrims can expect a new railway station, restaurant and hotel

Saudi Arabia's new-look airport

The Japanese house that's an architectural timeline

The pre-war, traditional wooden Kyo-machiya merchants' house is proud of its 20th century extensions

The Japanese house that's an architectural timeline

The Iranian Army's brilliant new barracks

Servicemen and women could soon be enjoying rooftop gardens with fine views over their capital soon

The Iranian Army's brilliant new barracks

Is this the world's greenest building?

Shimizu Corporation HQ is all you'd expect from a company that designs space hotels and floating cities

Is this the world's greenest building?

Iran's new stock exchange

Alejandro Aravena's design for Tehran's stock exchange is minimal, earthquake resistant and glows like a lamp

Iran's new stock exchange

Zaha Hadid's Pierres Vives, Mariscal's wallpaper and the Archipelago cinema at the Venice Biennale

Phaidon's Eye On Architecture takes in stories in the UK, Australia, France, Italy and Spain

Zaha Hadid's Pierres Vives, Mariscal's wallpaper and the Archipelago cinema at the Venice Biennale

Who knew concrete could be so cool?

Alien settlement or Swiss gallery? Concrete is full of buildings that stun, amaze and occasionally shock

Who knew concrete could be so cool?

Concrete celebrated by Estonia at Venice Biennale

The modernist quasi-citadel of the Linnahall Convention Center is the focus of homage to concrete architecture

Concrete celebrated by Estonia at Venice Biennale

Villa Extramuros by Vora Arquitectura

Villa Extramuros by Vora Arquitectura - a minimalist guest house run by Parisian owners with exquisite taste

Villa Extramuros by Vora Arquitectura

Nicole Kidman's Richard Meier designed apartment

For sale: 176 Perry Street one very careful owner and with views of another stunning Meier building nearby

Nicole Kidman's Richard Meier designed apartment

Architects bring new meaning to mansion on the hill

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos in Spain create an amazingly secluded house in Ayora, near Valencia

Architects bring new meaning to mansion on the hill

Hadid in hot water, Chipperfield's common ground, Adjaye's double whammy and a new Fuksas airport

Phaidon's Eye on the Architecture world takes in the latest stories from China, Canada, Georgia and Belgium

Hadid in hot water, Chipperfield's common ground, Adjaye's double whammy and a new Fuksas airport

Herzog & de Meuron's new art museum almost ready

Herzog & de Meuron's long awaited Parrish Art museum on Long Island will finally open this November

Herzog & de Meuron's new art museum almost ready

Zaha Hadid - planners are doing 'enormous damage’

Architect on fiery form during Anglo-Chinese business summit in London

Zaha Hadid - planners are doing 'enormous damage’

Daniel Libeskind's 18.36.54 House

18 planes, 36 points, and 54 lines of the spiralling ribbon which defines its living spaces - the clue is in the name

Daniel Libeskind's 18.36.54 House

MOMA show looks at new ways to house America

Five architects come up with a plan to reinvigorate America's inner cities - and maybe the economy

MOMA show looks at new ways to house America

Sir Norman Foster - 'My time as a bouncer'

Architect reveals what it took to get started on stellar career in Architecture Week interview

Sir Norman Foster - 'My time as a bouncer'

World's first building inspired by hip hop

What happens when an urban culture-loving Melbourne architect builds his own apartment?

World's first building inspired by hip hop

Phaidon's eye on the architecture world - 25.07.12

This week we look at low-rises in Beijing, Brazil's lantern house, and Yo! Sushi's new real-estate venture

Phaidon's eye on the architecture world - 25.07.12

Tino Sehgal at Tate, managing MOCA and the postman who collected Ed Ruscha and Donald Judd

Phaidon's daily look at the best art, architecture, design and photography stories on the web

Tino Sehgal at Tate, managing MOCA and the postman who collected Ed Ruscha and Donald Judd

The Stirling Prize shortlist 2012

The six British buildings RIBA thinks are 2012's best

The Stirling Prize shortlist 2012

Phaidon's eye on the architecture world - 18.07.12

Our weekly round-up takes in bijou tree-houses, 'crap' flats and a Royal repelling down The Shard

Phaidon's eye on the architecture world - 18.07.12

Frank Gehry in the Big Easy

Brad Pitt gets the international architect to build a house for New Orleans' flood victims

Frank Gehry in the Big Easy

Phaidon's eye on the architecture world - 11.07.12

This week's international special takes us to New York, Ho Chi Minh City, Barcelona, Bogata and Barking

Phaidon's eye on the architecture world - 11.07.12

Phaidon Daily Links 11.7.12

Today's news from around the web

Phaidon Daily Links 11.7.12

Peter Zumthor working on film with Wim Wenders

Architect's next project to be the subject of a 3D film shot by the legendary film director

Peter Zumthor working on film with Wim Wenders

Zaha Hadid falls out with Olympics organisers

Aquatics architect complains that she hasn't been given an invite to any Olympic events

Zaha Hadid falls out with Olympics organisers

Phaidon Links 9.7.12

Today's news from around the web

Phaidon Links 9.7.12

Phaidon's eye on the architecture world - 04.07.12

This week's international round up takes in Iceland, Germany, America, the UK, Holland and even Timbuktu

Phaidon's eye on the architecture world - 04.07.12

elBulli comes to Paris... and London... and Rome...

Architects Rodero Beggiao unveil plans for a travelling elBulli restaurant, foundation and workshop pop up

elBulli comes to Paris... and London... and Rome...

Santiago Calatrava hits back at critics over cost

Under attack in Spain and criticised over the cost of his New York Transit Hub the architect comes out fighting

Santiago Calatrava hits back at critics over cost

Peter Zumthor - exclusive look at architecture models

Exhibition of the architect's 'skeletons and scenarios' opens in gallery space of a post office in Lake Constance

Peter Zumthor - exclusive look at architecture models

Phaidon's eye on the architecture world - 27.6.12

China, New Zealand, America, Chile, Singapore and the UK under the spotlight in our international round up

Phaidon's eye on the architecture world - 27.6.12

Herzog & de Meuron do it again

Pavilion like structure of the Kinderspital in Zurich gets unanimous vote of confidence

Herzog & de Meuron do it again

Constructivist radio tower in danger

Shukhov Tower in Moscow, the inspiration for the Gherkin, could be lost if Putin refuses to fund restoration

Constructivist radio tower in danger

Terunobu Fujimori's teetering tea houses

Scholar turned architect featured in Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture opens innovative Munich show

Terunobu Fujimori's teetering tea houses

Architects auction sketches on eBay

Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Richard Meier and Daniel Libeskind donate works for Architecture for Humanity charity

Architects auction sketches on eBay

Norman Foster redesigns Fidel Castro's ballet school

Foster and ballet superstar Carlos Acosta work together on buildings abandoned after 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis

Norman Foster redesigns Fidel Castro's ballet school

Red House at Red Hill

Australian architects preserve the peace at upscale Melbourne city dwellers' getaway

Red House at Red Hill

Phaidon's eye on the architecture world - 20.6.12

Abu Dhabi, UK, Sweden, Sri Lanka, Australia, America and Denmark all figure in our international round up

Phaidon's eye on the architecture world - 20.6.12

Abu Dhabi's sun sensitive twin towers

Al Bahar Towers marry old and new technology in a clever and culturally appropriate way

Abu Dhabi's sun sensitive twin towers

Take a look inside this Richard Meier house

Watch a video of the legendary architect showing you round his 1967 Smith House in Darien, Connecticut 

Take a look inside this Richard Meier house

Phaidon's eye on the architecture world

Our international architecture round up takes in Brazil, Spain, UAE, UK, the US, China, Italy, Dubai and Peru

Phaidon's eye on the architecture world

Octopus-inspired Olympic architecture

The shooting venue for the London 2012 Olympics features sucker-style spots to keep those inside cool

Octopus-inspired Olympic architecture

The fire station in the mountain

A volunteer fire station in the Alps has been carved into a sheer slab of rock

The fire station in the mountain

The ‘99%’ Pierre Koenig House

The final design by Mid-Century modern architect Pierre Koenig is up for sale

The ‘99%’ Pierre Koenig House

Frank Lloyd Wright’s disabled-access house

The only home that the celebrated architect made for a wheelchair-bound man is set to become a museum

Frank Lloyd Wright’s disabled-access house

The Shard in all its timelapse glory

Finally, a video documenting the rise, and rise, of Renzo Piano’s ‘small town’ sized building

The Shard in all its timelapse glory

John Pawson - in praise of minimalism

The master minimalist on what the term really means to him

John Pawson - in praise of minimalism

Virgin Atlantic's pop up in the sky

New Upper Class bar follows the trend on the ground for pop up and boutique bars

Virgin Atlantic's pop up in the sky

The greening of the Empire State building

New York's most iconic building has been given a $500 million plus retrofit - but you won't spot it from the outside

The greening of the Empire State building

You know you're an architecture student when. . .

…you’re measuring the school’s step height for reference, and a guy walks by saying “18.5 cm”

You know you're an architecture student when. . .

Venice Architecture Biennale - five new countries join

Angola, Kosovo, Kuwait, Peru and Turkey invited by curator David Chipperfield to take part

Venice Architecture Biennale - five new countries join

Hella Jongerius leads redesign of UN building

Interiors of Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer-designed New York HQ to be transformed by Dutch designer

Hella Jongerius leads redesign of UN building

Norse mythology inspires zero energy sauna

Italian-Swedish architect’s zero energy sauna borrows elements from folklore

Norse mythology inspires zero energy sauna

Todd Saunders' ultimate artist studio

Canadian architect's studio on remote island of Fogo looks like a great place to create

Todd Saunders' ultimate artist studio

Concrete - the rehabilitation starts here

Urban Architecture Office's concrete FKI House in Japan is part of a growing trend - Phaidon has it covered

Concrete - the rehabilitation starts here

A very chilled out building

The Social Services Building by Dosmasuno architects in Spain takes green to a completely new level

A very chilled out building

J Mayer H's strangely shaped buildings

German architecture practice builds asymmetric police station and justice house in Georgian town

J Mayer H's strangely shaped buildings

Vancouver tower channels spirit of the Flatiron

BIG architects' Beach & Howe building 'swerves' away from the noise and exhaust of the nearby Granville bridge

Vancouver tower channels spirit of the Flatiron

A new architectural landmark for downtown LA

Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Broad Museum takes its place alongside buildings by Frank Gehry and Arata Isozaki

A new architectural landmark for downtown LA

Mies van der Rohe star of the Google doodle

Crown Hall is featured on the Google doodle as we look at how Mies van der Rohe changed architecture teaching

Mies van der Rohe star of the Google doodle

Looking back at the future of architecture

Jean-Louis Cohen's The Future Of Architecture 'expands architectural history's perspective' says Hans Ibelings

Looking back at the future of architecture

Mark Ronson's musical architecture

Visitors will use architecture to remix the producer's Olympic music at London 2012 games

Mark Ronson's musical architecture

Urbanus create high tech Marriage Center in China

Chinese architects add to the fun of the big day with floating pathways, elevated entrances and spiral hallways

Urbanus create high tech Marriage Center in China

Wulf Architekten make beautiful music

Architects add another storey to continue the story of a 1970s cube-shaped music school in Hamm, Germany

Wulf Architekten make beautiful music

Wolfgang Tschapller's Viennese fancy

Wolfgang Tschapller wins the competition to transform the university where he studied architecture as a student

Wolfgang Tschapller's Viennese fancy

Rui Grazina's Muse Music

The designer and architect on the music that gets him in a creative mood

Rui Grazina's Muse Music

How Buckminster Fuller inspired Mad Max

The Thunderdome is the evil twin of Buckminster Fuller's geodesic domes according to Tom Morton

How Buckminster Fuller inspired Mad Max

Architects :mlzd create perforated bronze museum

Switzerland-based :mlzd's striking museum slots into the 13th century fortified town of Rapperswil-Jona seamlessly

Architects :mlzd create perforated bronze museum

Ministry of Design gets to the point

Singapore-based architects' beach-side gallery space in China seeks to question, disturb and redefine

Ministry of Design gets to the point

All eyes turn to Australian architecture

Mark Loughnan, principle architect of HASSELL says now is a great time to be in the Southern Hemisphere

All eyes turn to Australian architecture

Make yourself at home in Hollywood

XTen architects create a striking live-in sculpture

Make yourself at home in Hollywood

Sharp new talent wins MoMA PS1 competition

HWKN's mist-blasting water-expelling design due to open this summer

Sharp new talent wins MoMA PS1 competition

John Pawson's Muse Music

The acclaimed minimalist architect on the music that gets him in a creative mood

John Pawson's Muse Music

Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art gets new look

Architect Sam Marshall on how the city itself inspired his dramatic MCA renovation

Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art gets new look

Tallest residential building in Manhattan takes shape

Towering a thousand feet over Central Park, Christian de Portzamparc's One 57 is New York's newest des res

Tallest residential building in Manhattan takes shape

Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei join forces again

Following the success of the Bird's Nest at the 2008 Beijing Olympics the trio will design the Serpentine Pavilion

Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei join forces again

The Australian beach house with a twist (or two)

McBride Charles Ryan's Klein House is based on 'the Klein bottle' - a structure with only one definable surface

The Australian beach house with a twist (or two)

Park Associati ascend new heights

New project from Milan architecture firm behind The Cube Restaurant boasts biggest climbing wall in Italy

Park Associati ascend new heights