The Cornelia Parker retrospective in the Central Exhibition Gallery at Whitworth Art Gallery
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Whitworth gallery wins top arts prize

Manchester venue scoops £100,000 annual award after revamp

Garden Bridge

A Millennium Dome on stilts? No thanks

London can do without the vanity project that is the Garden Bridge

SelgasCano’s Serpentine Pavilion in Kensington Gardens, London
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Serpentine Pavilion 2015, Kensington Gardens

This year’s structure makes a playful, colourful statement

The ultimate free space, benches at a playground in Jardin Catherine Labouré in 7th arrondissement in Paris
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Public benches: the seat of civilisation

The most archetypal item of furniture is inscribed in our language and culture, writes Edwin Heathcote

Design world in Basel

Design Miami/Basel attracts globetrotting fine art collectors

Exterior view of the new building designed by Rem Koolhaas

New architecture in Milan and Moscow

Rem Koolhaas-designed art spaces for the Garage Museum and Fondazione Prada. By Edwin Heathcote

Joe Cummings illustration
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Banksy, shadowy cipher lights up street

Stunts provide the marketing, the gallery works the cash flow, writes Edwin Heathcote

Richard Wilson RA, Patrick Brill aka Bob & Roberta Smith RA, Anne Desmet RA, Sir David Chipperfield RA, Charles Saumarez Smith, Rebecca Salter RA and Chris Orr unveil the plans for the Royal Academy's redevelopment on May 11, 2015 in London, England
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David Chipperfield’s monumental visions

The architect shares the inspirations behind his plans for the Royal Academy and The Met

Contest raises question ‘What is design?’

Competition mixes mean cocktail of strange and overhyped

The Royal Academy's north-facing entrance, Burlington Gardens
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Royal Academy plans £50m redevelopment

Scheme will add exhibition galleries and lecture theatre

Corning Museum of Glass opens new wing

Structure explores the material’s relationship with light

The architecture of democracy

How the British polling booth has stood the test of time

Australia’s radical black box in Venice

The first new Giardini pavilion for 20 years

Architectural drawings at Hauser & Wirth

Vibrant sketches from the greatest names of the 20th century

Sir John Soane’s Model Room

An architectural trove of masterpieces in miniature, the architect’s house has been lovingly restored

Atomic architecture’s mission invisible

Edwin Heathcote on our changing attitudes to nuclear energy

New chapter begins for Oxford’s Bodleian

One of the biggest libraries rebuilt at cost of £78m

Alexander Brodsky builds the impossible

The architect on conceiving projects as fairy tales — and then making them real

China Guardian Auctions building rises

The headquarters of the Chinese auction house is a celebration of the emerging hybrid nature of what art space has become

Frank Gehry building reinvents campus

Sydney architecture aims to change the way students work

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