Charles and Ray Eames posing with chair bases
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Charles and Ray Eames: modernist magpies

The couple who set the design agenda for the postwar era

Zaha Hadid’s Maxxi, Rome

World’s most impractical buildings?

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

The exterior of the Broad Museum
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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

Statue by Antony Gormley at Maggie's Centre, Dundee
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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

A Bau front cover from 1968
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Bau: a vision that goes beyond buildings

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

Lenore Tawney in her studio in 1958
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Making it as a woman in design

A New York exhibition celebrates female pioneers in arts and crafts

Garden Bridge

Cities need boring bridges not baubles

The new crop of crossings are expensive follies not real infrastructure, writes Edwin Heathcote

Is Assemble the future of progressive architecture?

The Turner Prize-nominated collective are changing the way we think about building

Architects seek listing of No 1 Poultry

Move would derail a proposed redevelopment

What is the UK’s best designed home?

A flint-clad house reminiscent of an Aztec temple is among the longlisted entries for this year’s RIBA Manser Medal

Shortlist announced for London cycle bridge

Wandsworth council hails Nine Elms to Pimlico link

Sociable staff spark better ideas

Being around others forges new connections

London’s tallest tower, for a short time

22 Bishopsgate design will radically alter the skyline

Japan scraps $2bn Olympic stadium design

Shinzo Abe wades in following public outcry over ballooning costs

Stirling shortlist shows maturity

Prize contenders are generous and thoughtful, says Edwin Heathcote

The sculptor who cracked the Coade

The mix for imitation stone was thought lost until Philip Thomason set out to solve it

How to make the Big Apple bear fruit

What would it take for New York to grow its own food?