Yona Friedman stands in the summer house he has designed for this year’s Serpentine Pavilion
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Interview: architect Yona Friedman

The 93-year-old innovator who wanted to build a city in the sky

Utzon’s model of the Sydney Opera House roof as segments of a sphere
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Nuts and bolts of mad dreams

Ove Arup became the enabler, making architects’ ideas and schemes a reality

Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford, designed by Herzog & De Meuron
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Riba awards celebrate the grand and blobby

Winners point to a diverse architectural profession in rude health

Sir Nicholas Serota, Tate director

The force behind the museum has been shaping the modern art world for decades, writes Jan Dalley

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Why Britons aspire to be semi-detached

While urban continentals live cheek by jowl, Britons prefer suburban comfort, near but not too near the neighbours

Review: Vitra’s new design museum

Amid expressionistic structures, the museum is ‘severely functional’

Vo Trong Nghia’s House for Trees in Ho Chi Minh City
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Bamboo: the ‘green steel’ of Asia

Strong, cheap, flexible and sustainable, the material is a natural choice for architects across the continent

Kintaro Yazawa with his son Ryohei Yazawa
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Japanese joiner’s hidden connections

Kintaro Yazawa shapes interlocking wood furniture using traditional tools and techniques, but his outlook is far from insular

Bjarke Ingels's 2016 Serpentine Pavilion
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Serpentine Pavilion 2016 — ‘Simple and complex’

Bjarke Ingels has created a magical structure from a simple idea, says Edwin Heathcote

The new 2016 pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery, London.
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Danish architect builds on Pavilion success

Serpentine creation now one of London’s summer season perennials

Venice Biennale of Architecture

This year’s edition is a vibrant showcase of architecture’s current, largely social, concerns

Dig reveals London’s oldest document

Modern building site reveals ancient details of unwise loans

Where time slows down

The mission of those behind the 10,000-year clock? ‘To stretch out what people consider as now’

Tate Modern’s new Switch House — review

Edwin Heathcote on Tate Modern’s £260m extension, which opens next month

Mentorship with David Chipperfield

Simon Kretz and the veteran architect engage in a fruitful discussion of the urban environment

Venice Biennale: architects’ social conscience

This year’s event reflects a shift towards more public awareness

The British Pavilion: The home front

A young curatorial team are using the Biennale platform to rethink domestic space and expand the role of the architect

Murano revisited

The traditional glass craft of Venice gets a new look

Art in the age of digital reproduction

Can casts and copies be an art in itself?

‘At Home in Britain’ at RIBA, London

An exhibition and television series explore the histories and possible futures of the cottage, the terraced house and the flat

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