British by Design: the Palace of Westminster
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British by design: the Palace of Westminster

Part 3 of an FT series on the UK’s icons of national identity

A pool house in Biarritz, France, designed by Atelier Delphine Carrère
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Bespoke pool houses make a splash

Whether used as a party room, hideaway or study, a waterside structure is an important adjunct of holiday and country homes

1950s Sanderson fabric

Britain in the Fifties: When austerity gave way to optimism

Design and Aspiration, Compton Verney, UK — review

British by design: the red phone box

Part 2 of an FT series on the UK’s icons of national identity

Rachel Haugh
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Architect Rachel Haugh

‘At the start of the recession we lost 95% of our clients overnight’

RIBA Stirling Prize 2016 Under strict embargo until: 00:01 14 July 2016 (UK TIME) Outhouse by Loyn & Co Architects
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Stirling Prize shortlist announced

Contenders for architecture award reveal a creeping conservatism

Punks subverted the Union Jack in ironic gestures of anarchy
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British design: Union Jack and St George flag

Part 1 of an FT series that considers the UK’s icons of national identity in the light of Brexit

The new Elizabethan theatre at Château d’Hardelot, near Calais
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Elizabethan theatre at Château d’Hardelot

The theatre is a model of what can be done with natural materials

The Aurora Borealis provides a backdrop to Benjamin and Ingrid Hjertefolger’s home under a domed glass shell on an island in northern Norway
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The people who live in glass houses

Experiments to enclose dwellings within greenhouses are bearing fruit, both literally and in terms of sustainability

Yona Friedman stands in the summer house he has designed for this year’s Serpentine Pavilion
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Interview: architect Yona Friedman

The 93-year-old innovator who wanted to build a city in the sky

Nuts and bolts of mad dreams

Ove Arup became the enabler, making architects’ ideas and schemes a reality

Riba awards celebrate the grand and blobby

Winners point to a diverse architectural profession in rude health

Sir Nicholas Serota, Tate director

The force behind the museum has been shaping the modern art world for decades

Why Britons aspire to be semi-detached

While urban continentals live cheek by jowl, Britons prefer suburban comfort, near but not too near the neighbours

Review: Vitra’s new design museum

Amid expressionistic structures, the museum is ‘severely functional’

Bamboo: the ‘green steel’ of Asia

Strong, cheap, flexible and sustainable, the material is a natural choice for architects across the continent

Japanese joiner’s hidden connections

Kintaro Yazawa shapes interlocking wood furniture using traditional tools and techniques, but his outlook is far from insular

Modernist architect Michael Manser dies

RIBA president stood up for the profession against detractors

Serpentine Pavilion 2016 — ‘Simple and complex’

A magical structure emerges from a simple idea in Bjarke Ingels’ contribution to the annual series

Danish architect builds on Pavilion success

Serpentine creation now one of London’s summer season perennials

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