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Developers switch designs from 254-metre residential tower to squat office cube
Quest for sky high returns can grate on the eye
The French capital collects designs that will never be built, writes Adam Thomson
There are 260 planned developments of more than 20 storeys
Site to be developed by company that built London’s Shard skyscraper
Nono’s beguiling 150-minute opera was staged here with almost no distractions from the music
Exhibition both critiques and panders to art-world consensus
The makeover is long overdue but has the architect gone far enough?
Southwark council backs plans for 26-floor residential building
Most visible candidate is 308m Shard skyscraper
Planners, architects and developers across the world are promoting mixed-use projects, particularly if they include cultural buildings
With so many vineyards competing for tourism, a dazzling new design may also be a sound commercial decision
Architects must engage with differences in scale, style and era, from medieval streets to steel skyscrapers
Bold designs for headquarters say something about a company’s ambitions and priorities
The trend for collaborations such as Dalí’s remains popular
Oblix, on the 32nd floor of the new London skyscraper, looks west for inspiration to the grill restaurants of New York
Renzo Piano says his role is to reflect how culture is evolving
The New York art centre’s new image is attracting the ire of some critics
The Thief sits on the waterfront, next door to the new Renzo Piano-designed Astrup Fearnley art museum
Star architect Renzo Piano’s new museum opens on Oslo’s waterfront
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