Movies’ love affair with the metropolis

Edwin Heathcote looks at film makers’ enduring interest in city street life and skyscrapers

The architecture of Scottish independence

Country has struggled in recent years to build on its rich history

Designer Ester Comunello for Business Life.
©Charlie Bibby

How London became a global design studio

But will visa and cost issues drive designers to Berlin?

Abram Games with his controversial ATS poster, c1941
©Abram Games

Abram Games: designs for the future

Celebrating the radical vision of a graphic artist and brand-maker

The Copan building, São Paulo, 2002, by Andreas Gursky
©VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Architecture in photography at the Barbican

From skyscrapers and LA sprawl to industrial decay and ‘martini-modernism’, photographers use scale to provoke both angst and awe

Tadao Ando's intervention at the Clark Art Institute reconciles disparate elements
©Tucker Bair

Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts

Tadao Ando reconciles two very different structures at the Clark

Louis Kahn at the Design Museum, London

The American architect’s work is less well-known than that of his contemporaries but it has worn well

Louis Kahn’s National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh
©Raymond Meier

‘Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture’, Design Museum, London

The proposed Garden Bridge by Thomas Heatherwick
©Arup

Bridges at the Museum of London Docklands

The exhibition on the city’s famous crossings runs from June 27 to November 2 2014

Building bridges in the city

The role of city bridges is explored in a new exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands

Lazar Khidekel at Pushkin House, London

Little-known designer was responsible for some of the earliest translations of suprematist language into architectural form

Blockbusters feature in Stirling Prize list

Most visible candidate is London’s 308m Shard skyscraper

Stirling Prize 2014: the shortlist

The buildings are the most recognisable in the prize’s 19-year history

Smiljan Radic’s Serpentine Pavilion

The Chilean architect’s eccentric design embodies his interests in craft and materials

DesignMiami/Basel: the design fair gets expansive

Some 50 galleries from 13 countries will bring in great international names in design while a special programme has been launched for large-scale works

DesignMiami/Basel highlights

Some 50 galleries from 13 countries will bring in great international names in design

Architecture Biennale in Venice

For this year’s edition, curator Rem Koolhaas has shifted the discourse away from personalities. FT architecture critic Edwin Heathcote reports

Foyles: London’s new flagship bookstore

An institution is reborn in the bookselling district of Charing Cross Road. Edwin Heathcote reports

Real architecture rises above the stars

We need to make sure that skill and commitment make their mark

The end of architecture?