Empress Market
©Asianet-Pakistan/Alamy

Pakistan’s heritage battle

In Karachi, conservationists and developers are vying over the future of its historic buildings

An undue chill greets Iran’s nuclear spring

A Tehran with a stake in settling the Middle East’s lethal problems could be transformative

Furniture movers and shakers in Milan

‘The Salone is a curious beast, bringing together companies trying to sell the exact same thing’

Blockhouse
©Qilai Shen

China’s design playground

The forest park in Nanjing where ‘starchitects’ have been given the freedom to be creative

Nobel Center - 'Nobelhuset', Stockholm, Sweden, view towards Nybrokajen
©David Chipperfield Architects

UK architect’s practice wins Nobel contest

Chipperfield’s Berlin office in prize design for Stockholm site

Interior of the library at Matadero in Madrid

Matadero Madrid, Spain

A former meat market is being thoughtfully transformed

Planning revamp urged to boost architects

Farrell review calls for focus on ‘making ordinary better’

Brasil Arquitetura’s Praça das Artes in São Paulo
©Leonardo Finotti

Built in Brazil

The country’s architecture is among the most vibrant and attractive in the world

An artist’s impression of the ‘Green Machine’, a mobile, city-sized structure that would slowly move across the Sahara cultivating the land
©Malka Architecture

Do cities have to remain static?

Edwin Heathcote on the architects who have sought to reimagine urban life by creating mobile superstructures

Crochet rug designed by Moonbasket

Cape Town: World Design Capital

The contemporary appeal of a young design sector in a continent of revered ancient crafts

Handmade architecture

An Indian architect designs distinctive buildings which are perfectly tailored to materials, climate and culture

Pritzker Prize 2014: Shigeru Ban

The Japanese architect has built his career on cardboard

Architecture: a Latin riposte to Le Corbusier

Two South American modernists whose houses are much more than simply ‘machines to live in’

London skyline to be radically reshaped

Report reveals 236 towers being built or in the pipeline

Architecture: the problem with paradise

From villain’s lair to lonely prison, island dwellings in the movies are far from utopian

The joy of archaeolatreia

‘Forget the ruins of the past; today’s ruinous visions are of the future’

Concern over Crossrail station designs

The ghosts of Paris past

The capital’s official photographer documented the city’s radical transformation from medieval city to modern metropolis

Michael Craig-Martin

What inspired the conceptual art veteran and teacher of Young British Artists? Interview by Liz Jobey

Mourn the loss of utopian modernist London

The haemorrhaging of 1960s architecture has a social cost