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    1. September 23, 2014

      Ever bigger boats keep German shipyards busy

      In plutocrats’ seemingly endless pursuit of ever bigger yachts, the shipyards of northern Europe have established a lead...

    2. September 12, 2014

      London Design Festival highlights

      Tent London There’s a bright and bold feel to the work that Tent London will be hosting in the Old Truman Brewery in east...

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    1. Yachts and Marinas

      Well-heeled owners and industry brokers will be reflecting on another tough year for t...
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    1. July 17, 2014

      Architectural blockbusters feature in Stirling Prize shortlist

      Stirling Prize 2014: the shortlist The shortlist for the Stirling Prize, Britain’s most prestigious architecture award, was...

    2. beyondbrics

      July 1, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Erdogan to enter Turkey presidential poll | Turkish prime minister to stand in country’s first direct...

    3. June 30, 2014

      Design award for Zaha Hadid exposes architects’ moral dilemma

      The announcement of Baku’s Heydar Aliyev Centre as the overall winner of this year’s Design Museum Designs of the Year is...

    4. June 27, 2014

      Smiljan Radic’s Serpentine Pavilion

      It’s a bagel, or perhaps a doughnut. Or an egg shell. Maybe a UFO. Anyway it’s resting on massive rocks. Inspired,...

    5. May 30, 2014

      The oblique world of Claude Parent

      It was an alien landscape of ramps and sloping ceilings, a little bit Dr Caligari, a little bit sinking cruise-liner, a...

    6. May 30, 2014

      How 3D printing could transform building design

      In the early days of 3D printing, there was much talk of how it would transform the construction industry: how this...

    7. April 11, 2014

      China’s design playground gives world’s top architects free rein

      China architecture When the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Wang Shu was asked to build a villa by an ambitious Chinese...

    8. February 25, 2014

      Six of UK’s top architects shortlisted for Crystal Palace revival

      Six high-profile UK architects have been shortlisted to revive the Crystal Palace at its former site in south London....

    9. January 31, 2014

      Eduardo Souto de Moura at the Royal Academy

      Eduardo Souto de Moura appears to be playing a game of peek-a-boo with photographers at the Royal Academy in London – the...

    10. January 19, 2014

      ‘Crossover’ jewellery attracts new collectors

      A new breed of jewellery buyers is in search of pieces created by designers from the wider applied arts. A recent Sotheby’s...

    11. January 17, 2014

      Kathryn Findlay, architect, 1953-2014

      With a dwelling called the Soft and Hairy House regarded as her best building, and a series of thatched swimming pools and...

    12. November 17, 2013

      Qatar labour standards review casts shadow on World Cup plan

      Qatar sought to ease controversy over conditions for workers building venues for the 2022 World Cup as it unveiled the first...

    13. September 27, 2013

      Zaha Hadid’s Serpentine Sackler gallery: the verdict

      When the “Magazine” was built in Hyde Park in 1805, Britain was at war with France, Nelson had yet to win the Battle of...

    14. September 13, 2013

      Interview: Julia Peyton-Jones

      On a sunlit Friday evening in late summer, Hyde Park in London hums with history. There are cars, for sure, but it is the...

    15. May 24, 2013

      Brutalist architecture: a concept made concrete

      Brutalist architecture arouses passion and fury in equal measure. Of all the styles of housing in London, none is more...

    16. April 14, 2013

      Glasgow is weathering the economic storm

      Amid the UK’s economic slump and looming cuts in state welfare, these are hardly easy times to be a northern one-time...

    17. March 11, 2013

      Bam Construct to build Google’s London HQ

      Google’s new £1bn European headquarters in King’s Cross, London, will be built by the Dutch company Bam Construct, which has...

    18. March 3, 2013

      Unlikely ‘pushover’ who doesn’t play safe

      The arrangement of the room is not to Dame Zaha Hadid’s liking. The permanent exhibition space, a five-minute walk from the...

    19. January 31, 2013

      Northeast finds Formica in top condition at 100

      North Shields was once known for shipbuilding, fishing and coal-mining. Yet one of its most enduring industrial products is...

    20. January 18, 2013

      Broad looms large

      Eli Broad is not just a prolific art collector, he is also a prodigious builder of art galleries. Perhaps it should be no...

    21. November 23, 2012

      Milan elan

      Standing under floodlights in a hangar that was once part of Milan’s former trade fair site is a mock-up apartment that may...

    22. November 17, 2012

      Sit up and take notice

      In a significant move, and to little fanfare, the online art database Art.sy, which includes Wendi Deng Murdoch and...

    23. October 15, 2012

      Cambridge laboratory wins Stirling prize

      The Sainsbury Laboratory, a small research facility set in the Botanic Garden of the University of Cambridge, is the...

    24. October 5, 2012

      Pioneers of the Caspian

      Oil-rich Azerbaijan, which regained its independence in 1991, is in a breakneck race to catch up with the globalised...

    25. September 28, 2012

      Lunch with the FT: Peter Marino

      In the style-obsessed auditoriums that play host to the world’s fashion weeks, when someone mentions a “star designer” they...

    26. September 21, 2012

      The Art Market: Baku the future

      As part of its continual push to develop new markets, Christie’s last week organised its first exhibition in Baku, capital...

    27. August 6, 2012

      Changsha plan at heart of China stimulus

      The front line in the battle to transform Changsha, a city in central China, is a muddy lakeshore where building workers...

    28. July 31, 2012

      Timekeeper tracks athletes to a fraction

      Peter Hürzeler’s job has kept him away from home for 3,708 days since 1970, a calculation that only someone in his position...

    29. June 24, 2012

      HMRC looks to close 2% tax loophole

      Tax officials have hinted they could close the six-year-old loophole which may have allowed wealthy people to reduce their...

    30. June 22, 2012

      The next big thing

      “What is the maximum architecture can do?” Rem Koolhaas asked at the end of the 20th century. “Architects are in the...

    31. June 22, 2012

      A man with a span

      When Santiago Calatrava first appeared on the scene in the 1980s, his work was a revelation. Here was an architect/engineer...

    32. June 16, 2012

      Zaha Hadid: ‘Starchitect’ becomes a dame

      Zaha Hadid is one of a handful of global “starchitects” who have become household names. She is in demand across the world...

    33. June 16, 2012

      Queen’s birthday honours

      Knights Bachelor Tony Baldry, MP. Michael Boyd, artistic director, Royal Shakespeare Company. Kenneth Branagh, actor....

    34. June 1, 2012

      A real corker

      When you sniff the cork of a newly opened bottle of wine, the cork is a measure of condition, a moment of truth. The annual...

    35. May 25, 2012

      ‘The Olympic stadiums are the ruins of the future’

      I’ve lived in London all my life and I think you tend to get very conservative in what you do. I like the idea of random...

    36. May 25, 2012

      ‘It’s not what you’d expect a shop to be’

      London has become a great city and I think it’s now the best I’ve ever seen it. If there were a beach, it would be perfect –...

    37. May 18, 2012

      Pub drinks in Olympic atmosphere

      As the closest pub to the Olympic park entrance at Westfield Stratford City, The Cow is likely to be one of the big winners...

    38. beyondbrics

      February 28, 2012

      Chinese architect wins Pritzker prize

      Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhas. And now Wang Shu. The Hangzhou-based Chinese architect has been awarded...

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