Tate Modern’s new Switch House — review

Edwin Heathcote reviews Tate Modern’s £260m extension

Simon Kretz and David Chipperfield at the latter's studio in London
©Rolex/Tina Ruisinger

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

Rendering inspired by the shared living room for the ‘Hours’ project

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

©MAK, Le Stanze del Vetro

Murano revisited

The traditional glass craft of Venice gets a new look

Trajan’s Column
©Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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

The Cybersyn operations room, from Chile
©Gui Bonsiepe

London Design Biennale

Event organisers explain why they favour ideas over products

The inverted ziggurat of Birmingham Central Library, which is currently in the process of being demolished
©Robert Low

The revival of Brutalism

Edwin Heathcote on how a maligned movement made a comeback

Pablo Bronstein's 'Historical Dances in an Antique Setting' at Tate Britain. Photo: Brotherton-Lock

Pablo Bronstein’s Tate Britain Commission — interview

The Argentinian artist’s piece blends performance and architecture

Ghost of Palmyra’s arch rises in London

Replica is unsettlingly beautiful but not triumphal

‘Starchitects’ struggle to build lasting brands

Design practices face succession problems after the deaths of founders

Slideshow: Zaha Hadid — most inventive and successful female architect of modern age

Few men could match her for style, originality or charisma

Engineered houses: home or machine?

From rotating villas to the mansion containing its own hydroelectric power station

‘An “ugly” T-shirt for £185? Nuts’

How did the DHL logo become a fashion must-have?

How do you curate a continent?

Aric Chen on assembling M+ Museum’s Asian design collection

Seminary’s arts vision given £4.2m boost

St Peter’s is Brutalist complex completed just 50 years ago but it has lain derelict for decades

Never mind the graffiti, here’s the Sex Pistols’ house

Denmark St base of punk pioneers gets historic listing

Encounter with a Brutalist masterpiece

A modernist ruin hosts an ambitious sound-and-light production

Oxford’s new spool of government

Herzog & de Meuron’s new university building is a striking structure