Why I love my office building

Just when designers are building better work spaces, people are losing the habit of working in them

Manchester Factory: Copyright: OMA. Image Courtesy of The Factory Manchester.
©OMA/ Courtesy of The Factory Manchester.

Funding boost for Manchester arts centre

Dutch revealed as architects as The Factory gets extra £9m a year

National Gallery of Singapore

The city’s latest cultural centre has been created from two significant former colonial buildings

Graffiti on the wall of the Guggenheim, Bilbao, created by Docta

Africa: the connected continent

Design and the digital world on show at the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Theaster Gates' 'Sanctum' in Bristol. Photo: Max McClure
©Max McClure

Theaster Gates’ Sanctum, Bristol

The Social Practice artist’s first public work in the UK

©Bold Home

Peckham car park on shortlist for artists

Council nears decision on plans for creative space

A former bank building in Chicago has been transformed by artist Theaster Gates
©Steve Hall

Chicago broadens horizons with architecture biennial

The city that invented the skyscraper looks to the future

Statue of Sir John Cass by Roubiliac, in Guildhall, London

‘Aldgate Bauhaus’ put on the market

London Metropolitan University is selling Cass faculty building

Radical assemblage: Frank Gehry’s house in Santa Monica (1977-78)
©Gerald Zugmann/Gehry Partners LLP

Lacma’s Frank Gehry retrospective

The rich haul of ‘typically counter-intuitive’ work by the architect is on show

Detail - Brassai’s ‘Une colonne Morris dans le brouillard, Avenue de l’Observatoire’ (‘A Morris column in the fog . . .’), Paris, 1934
©Bridgeman Images

Advertising columns: how to ‘read’ a city

Sites for billboards and posters act as cultural nodes, defining a city’s identity and myths

Comprehensive school wins Stirling Prize

Accolade for Burntwood a nod to era of civic planning

Newport Street Gallery/ Gagosian Mayfair

Two new London art galleries have a common element: the architects

Charles and Ray Eames: modernist magpies

The couple who set the design agenda for the postwar era

World’s most impractical buildings?

FT writers suggest nine examples of inhuman architecture — and have your say with our poll

Broad museum: an LA kind of building

The $140m art space is an attempt to turn Bunker Hill into a cultural quarter, writes Edwin Heathcote

Maggie’s Centres: a sanctuary from sickness

The cancer centres are using art to aid and empower patients

Ljubljana’s Biennial of Graphic Arts

Cultural influences from both sides of the former Iron Curtain are found at this event in Slovenia

Tokyo scraps logo for 2020 Olympics

Move comes after Belgian designer files lawsuit against IOC

Tokyo’s Hotel Okura says polite goodbye

Modernist icon falls victim to earthquake rules and competition

Bau: a vision that goes beyond buildings

How a Vienna-based magazine became a platform for art in the 1960s

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