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    1. June 15, 2016

      Review: Vitra’s new design museum near Basel — ‘stark simplicity’

      Industrial buildings used to be at the heart of the modernist project. The factory was pure function, architecture...

    2. March 22, 2016

      Orfeo ed Euridice, Staatsoper Berlin — ‘Musically compelling’

      In the new production of Gluck’s opera Orfeo ed Euridice, which opened Berlin’s annual Festtage event, Elysium is a...

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    1. January 13, 2016

      Pritzker Prize 2016: Alejandro Aravena

      Half a house. It doesn’t seem enough to win a Pritzker Prize. Architecture’s most prestigious honour is usually a...

    2. November 2, 2015

      Lucinda Childs: Available Light, Théâtre de la Ville, Paris — ‘Admirable precision’

      Dance’s reconstruction efforts are not confined to ballet. Since 2009, American choreographer Lucinda Childs has...

    3. October 16, 2015

      Lacma’s Frank Gehry retrospective

      When Mark Zuckerberg was shown around Frank Gehry’s studio, he abandoned his existing plans for a new Facebook HQ....

    4. September 8, 2015

      Maggie’s Centres: a sanctuary from sickness

      Maggie’s Centres The Scottish artist Toby Paterson is eager to explain how working with Maggie’s Centres — humane...

    5. June 22, 2015

      Serpentine Pavilion 2015, Kensington Gardens

      “This isn’t a building,” José Selgas tells me, “it’s a process.” It’s just as well he says that because from close up,...

    6. June 8, 2015

      Gehry-designed office building in Berlin for sale

      A Frank Gehry-designed office and apartment building near the Brandenburg Gate, in the heart of Berlin’s government...

    7. March 9, 2015

      Creative designs snub the office cubicle purgatory

      Reaching for the sky The odd combination of isolation and lack of privacy typified by the office cubicle and the banal...

    8. February 22, 2015

      Frank Gehry building redefines urban campus

      Fluid urban design melts a traditionally rigid mind What does the building a business school is housed in say about the...

    9. February 20, 2015

      Jon Jerde, architect, 1940-2015

      “For 1,000 years architecture has been in the service of the elite,” Jon Jerde told the Financial Times in 2001. “I...

    10. October 24, 2014

      Frank Gehry’s Fondation Louis Vuitton

      The Fondation Louis Vuitton is a monumental billboard for the cultural credentials of France’s biggest luxury house....

    11. October 10, 2014

      A new rhythm in old Panama City

      A soft light filters through the blinds of an old building in Casco Viejo, Panama City’s historic quarter. It falls on...

    12. Business Blog

      September 17, 2014

      Private concerns

        © Dreamstime Open-plan offices are coming under attack. Jeremy Paxman, the British broadcast journalist, let rip last...

    13. June 27, 2014

      Smiljan Radic’s Serpentine Pavilion

      It’s a bagel, or perhaps a doughnut. Or an egg shell. Maybe a UFO. Anyway it’s resting on massive rocks. Inspired,...

    14. April 25, 2014

      Arles and the Luma Foundation

      Arles is a city of obvious, exotic attractions: ancient Roman buildings, brilliant blue skies, winding streets and...

    15. February 28, 2014

      The vineyards given a modern makeover by world’s top architects

      Traditional images of vineyards generally feature a historic château but contemporary architecture is gaining a...

    16. February 21, 2014

      Design Classic: Frank Gehry’s Wiggle side chair

      Frank Gehry was one of the first designers to produce cardboard furniture, having created the Wiggle side chair in...

    17. January 31, 2014

      Eduardo Souto de Moura at the Royal Academy

      Eduardo Souto de Moura appears to be playing a game of peek-a-boo with photographers at the Royal Academy in London –...

    18. January 19, 2014

      ‘Crossover’ jewellery attracts new collectors

      A new breed of jewellery buyers is in search of pieces created by designers from the wider applied arts. A recent...

    19. November 22, 2013

      Interview: Frank Gehry

      He is grouchy, says a man who knows Frank Gehry well, when I ask him what to expect of my meeting with the architect....

    20. October 25, 2013

      Bernard Arnault and François Pinault take their collection to Paris

      People have been saying for years that Paris’s art market is not commercial enough, that it has suffered from not being...

    21. October 22, 2013

      Frank Gehry to design part of Battersea power station project

      One of the world’s greatest architects, Frank Gehry, is to work alongside Lord Foster to design a new eight-acre phase...

    22. September 24, 2013

      Architecture: Designs on immortality

      The skyscraper index, long discussed but never formally introduced, is one of the great irreverent economic indicators....

    23. August 15, 2013

      Ken Price: Sculptures, Metropolitan Museum, New York; Works on Paper, Drawing Center, New York – review

      Contemporary art rarely broadcasts its virtuosity as proudly, or as subtly, as Ken Price’s ceramics do in the...

    24. July 24, 2013

      Monumental ambitions

      Frank Gehry, the architect, does not like project managers, but over his career he has learnt a lot about project...

    25. June 28, 2013

      A pooling of expertise

      “Inviting somebody else to delve into your art collection could be uncomfortable. But young curators can reactivate and...

    26. April 12, 2013

      West Coast: pure cool v crack house

      Pierre Koenig and Frank Gehry were born only four years apart yet the two houses featured here represent two poles of...

    27. March 19, 2013

      Gehry at centre of Eisenhower memorial spat

      A memorial to Dwight Eisenhower designed by Frank Gehry has put the famed architect in the crosshairs of a Tea Party...

    28. March 15, 2013

      Lunch with the FT: Noam Chomsky

      There is a time capsule near the lifts of the Stata Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It contains...

    29. March 11, 2013

      Bam Construct to build Google’s London HQ

      Google’s new £1bn European headquarters in King’s Cross, London, will be built by the Dutch company Bam Construct,...

    30. February 3, 2013

      America’s new secretary of state

      In a farewell speech, Hillary Clinton said the world required a new architecture that should be more “Frank Gehry than...

    31. January 31, 2013

      Northeast finds Formica in top condition at 100

      North Shields was once known for shipbuilding, fishing and coal-mining. Yet one of its most enduring industrial...

    32. November 23, 2012

      Shared memorial

      It is not unusual that the subject of a memorial should be long dead. Last year the Martin Luther King memorial was...

    33. November 9, 2012

      Central Park’s new peaks

      Central Park South sits in the heart of Manhattan, but this thoroughfare between Fifth Avenue and Central Park West has...

    34. September 29, 2012

      Life after TED

      Richard Saul Wurman lounges by the hotel pool, sweat collecting under the crease of his pectoral muscles as the heat of...

    35. August 14, 2012

      Management teaching is a barrier to creative thinking

      The ongoing financial crisis represents a watershed for business leaders and for business schools responsible for...

    36. June 22, 2012

      The next big thing

      “What is the maximum architecture can do?” Rem Koolhaas asked at the end of the 20th century. “Architects are in the...

    37. June 2, 2012

      A real corker

      When you sniff the cork of a newly opened bottle of wine, the cork is a measure of condition, a moment of truth. The...

    38. beyondbrics

      February 28, 2012

      Chinese architect wins Pritzker prize

      Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhas. And now Wang Shu. The Hangzhou-based Chinese architect has been...

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