The White House on the Isle of Coll, Scotland
©Andrew Lee

The contemporary homes built within ruins

Derelict structures find new life as dwellings that incorporate their original features

The 2012 pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei
©Iwan Baan

London’s Serpentine: a design springboard

The annual commission in Kensington Gardens has inspired similar experimental structures overseas

Bodleian Library: The David Reading Room
©Ben Bisek for Wilkinson Eyre Architects

New chapter begins for Oxford’s Bodleian

One of the biggest libraries rebuilt at cost of £78m

Alexander Brodsky surrounded by concrete plinths on which models of his work are displayed at Ambika P3 in London
©Victoria Birkinshaw

Alexander Brodsky builds the impossible

The architect on conceiving projects as fairy tales — and then making them real

Guardian Art Center in Beijing by Buro Ole Scheeren

China Guardian Auctions building rises

The headquarters of the Chinese auction house is a celebration of the emerging hybrid nature of what art space has become

Frank Gehry Building
©Andrew Worssam

Frank Gehry building reinvents campus

Sydney architecture aims to change the way students work

The Cornelia Parker retrospective in the Central Exhibition Gallery at Whitworth Art Gallery
©David Levene

Whitworth Art Gallery reopens

In praise of bricks and mortar: Manchester’s fine Edwardian institution has had an intelligent makeover

Interior of St Peter’s now
©HE Media

Reinventing the ruins of St Peter’s seminary

Can a derelict modernist landmark to the west of Glasgow be saved?

The former Wickham's department store in Mile End Road Stepney London. Image shot 2009. Exact date unknown....BAK1F8 The former Wickham's department store in Mile End Road Stepney London. Image shot 2009. Exact date unknown.
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Quirky East End survivor under threat

Battle begins to save London’s best architectural joke

The Reading Room at the Wellcome Collection’s London building

The Wellcome Collection Reading Room

A facelift for the home of one of London’s most quirky yet accessible collections of treasures

What could be wrong with Garden Bridge over Thames?

Edwin Heathcote questions newly approved, privately run landmark

Renzo Piano’s revamp of the Harvard Art Museums

The makeover is long overdue but has the architect gone far enough?

A dark past, handled with sensitivity

The ECB helped create a memorial to Jews beneath its new HQ

Towers that cast a shadow on New York

The city’s latest high-rise homes highlight its inequality, writes Edwin Heathcote

Frank Gehry’s Fondation Louis Vuitton

The structure in Paris’s Bois de Boulogne has been built to house the art collection of Bernard Arnault, France’s richest man

PAD buyers jump the starting gun

Early sale at the eclectic London art and design fair

Oxford’s new architecture

Jan Morris returns to her alma mater to find the historic city reinvigorated by new buildings

What are design museums actually for?

From Hong Kong to NewYork, they are popping up all over the world – but what should fill these buildings

Ceramics fired with a new sense of purpose

The venerable company of Sèvres has surprising links with contemporary creators

O’Donnell+Tuomey wins Riba Gold Medal

Little-known Irish firm earns respect for powerful public architecture

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