Rodney Fitch at his west London home
©Jim Winslet/FT

A founder’s epitaph: he was fully engaged

The late retail designer Rodney Fitch embodied the greatest qualities of an entrepreneur

The Harvard Art Museums with the new addition by Renzo Piano
©Nic Lehoux

Renzo Piano’s revamp of the Harvard Art Museums

The makeover is long overdue but has the architect gone far enough?

ECB memorial
©Norbert Miguletz

A dark past, handled with sensitivity

The ECB helped create a memorial to Jews beneath its new HQ

Towers that cast a shadow on New York

The city’s latest high-rise homes highlight its inequality, writes Edwin Heathcote

Frank Gehry’s Fondation Louis Vuitton

The structure in Paris’s Bois de Boulogne has been built to house the art collection of Bernard Arnault, France’s richest man

Chaise longue (1923) by Uno Åhrén at PAD London

PAD buyers jump the starting gun

Early sale at the eclectic London art and design fair

View of the Radcliffe Observatory from inside the new Mathematical Institute
©Will Pryce

Oxford’s new architecture

Jan Morris returns to her alma mater to find the historic city reinvigorated by new buildings

Museu del Disseny in Barcelona
©Lourdes Jansana

What are design museums actually for?

From Hong Kong to NewYork, they are popping up all over the world – but what should fill these buildings

‘AlinetoB’ (2012-13) by Aldo Bakker

Ceramics fired with a new sense of purpose

The venerable company of Sèvres has surprising links with contemporary creators

The Saw Swee Hock Student Centre at the London School of Economics is one of the six buildings nominated
©Dennis Gilbert

O’Donnell+Tuomey wins Riba Gold Medal

Little-known Irish firm earns respect for powerful public architecture

Movies’ love affair with the metropolis

Edwin Heathcote looks at film makers’ enduring interest in city street life and skyscrapers

The architecture of Scottish independence

Country has struggled in recent years to build on its rich history

How London became a global design studio

But will visa and cost issues drive designers to Berlin?

Abram Games: designs for the future

Celebrating the radical vision of a graphic artist and brand-maker

Architecture in photography at the Barbican

From skyscrapers and LA sprawl to industrial decay and ‘martini-modernism’, photographers use scale to provoke both angst and awe

Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts

Tadao Ando reconciles two very different structures at the Clark

Louis Kahn at the Design Museum, London

The American architect’s work is less well-known than that of his contemporaries but it has worn well

‘Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture’, Design Museum, London

Bridges at the Museum of London Docklands

The exhibition on the city’s famous crossings runs from June 27 to November 2 2014

Building bridges in the city

The role of city bridges is explored in a new exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands