Leeds, Reino Unido. Oliver Wainwright actualmente reside en Londres y trabaja como crítico de arquitectura en el diario británico 'The Guardian'.
In a desperate attempt to lure employees back to their offices, companies are laying on all manner of novelty treats, from monogrammed water bottles to personalised notebooks. It is hoped that these perks might convince people to leave the house, get
Skellefteå has wooden schools, bridges, even car parks. And now it has one of the world’s tallest wooden buildings. We visit Sweden to see what a climate-conscious future looks like. Skellefteå runs on 100% renewable energy from hydropower and wind,
2021’s contenders for the Riba new architecture award range from a mesmerising Cambridge masjid to flats a London council wanted bulldozed. A mesmerising wooden mosque in Cambridge will go head to head with a Cornish footbridge and a cluster of black
Berlin’s six-year, £120m fight to fix his dysfunctional, puddle-strewn gallery. The modernist maestro had carte blanche to build a great museum. The result? A breathtaking icon hopeless for displaying art. British architect David Chipperfield relives
The MSG Sphere, Madison Square Garden’s proposed stadium will beam adverts into locals’ faces all day – but critics are questioning the planning process. As planning applications go, it’s certainly got balls. Or, to be precise, one massive ball. A gi
A robotic arm twitches above a lumpy landscape of compacted earth, pock-marked with little hollows from which pink tufts of fungus emerge. This is an “ecosystem of empathy and coexistence”, a caption tells us, the fungal flora and mechanical limb liv
After 20 years of frantic city-building, rustic China is in a death spiral. Now architects are helping to reverse the exodus – with inspirational tofu factories, rice wine distilleries and lotus tea plants. In the remote Chinese village of Caizhai, a
He built wild, magical buildings and furniture that is still thrilling today. But a new film suggests the celebrated Finn was also a domineering philanderer deeply indebted to his talented wives. Wonky lumps of misshapen, scorched bricks burst from a
What will homes be like 10 years from now? Judging by the winners of the Home of 2030 competition, sharing will be key – if Brexit hasn’t forced out all the skilled labour. Shared home-working spaces, communal garden sheds and houses built using apps
The area around London’s Olympic Park is a regeneration hothouse with micro-breweries, tech startups, speakeasys and spas. Now their spiritual needs are being met – with a beautiful chapel on a barge. A narrowboat moored to the towpath is offering pa
Scrawled signs, neon rainbows, flour mania … the V&A’s collectors are creating a show for our times, targeting the everyday objects taking on new meaning in the coronavirus age...