The youngest, and first black president of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) wants to rebuild the profession with an accent on workers’ rights, the community and sustainability... The Guardian. Architect Muyiwa Oki: ‘We need a diversit
Siempre con mirada activista, Ai Weiwei reflexiona en el Design Museum sobre el valor de los objetos cotidianos y sus procesos de fabricación.
Aspiring architects are using social media, AI and digital technology to showcase their fantastical creations to the full. “Something big is happening,” says Hamza Shaikh. “Architecture is entering a new age.”... Drawing Attention: Architecture in th
From his 60s utopian housing development to infinity pools in the sky, the Israeli-Canadian architect has always designed larger-than-life buildings. Now 84, he has written a memoir about the obsessional energy that still fuels his career. Once, Mosh
Born in controversy, the National Gallery wing was a lesson in throwing away the architects’ rulebook. Now plans to remodel it threaten its quirky splendour. The Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery in London, tucked into a corner of Trafalgar Squa
The world’s first multilevel skatepark could easily have come across as architectural dad-dancing, but it’s just right for its target audience F51 bills itself as the world’s first multilevel skatepark, a place where skaters, cyclists, scooters, roll
On the eve of her exhibition at the Royal Academy, London W1 (23-October-23 January), the photographer explains how she connects with the spirit of the world’s most beautiful buildings. "It’s like being a musician in front a big audience. You can’t g
By turns easeful, communal and private, Amanda Levete’s elegant new Maggie’s centre defers to the New Forest-inspired garden that surrounds it. The new Maggie’s cancer care centre in suburban Southampton, it is the landscape, which occupies almost t
An image opens on my screen: a 2,000-seat theatre on the edge lands of Guangzhou, a territory of raw new towers and just-departed rural ghosts, designed to look like a swirl of red silk, imprinted with “tattoos” of phoenixes, cranes and other ornitho
From Aleppo to Palmyra, many of the country’s architectural treasures have been reduced to rubble, but restoration has begun...
In a departure from the gothic image of English private schools, Brighton College’s new building, designed by OMA, is an expression of global ambition. Think of an English private school and you will probably think of somewhere gothic. Something like
From Beijing to Istanbul, exotic new airports are symbols of prestige for strongman leaders. But the environmental cost is massive… We have the confidence and ambition,” announced China’s president, Xi Jinping, to a rapt audience last September, “to
You wait decades for a city to get a world-class concert hall and two come along at once. Last month plans were revealed for the Centre for Music in the City of London by the New York architects Diller Scofidio Renfro. But there is now another projec
The Atlanta architect known for his ‘Jesus moments’ – when visitors would look up and exclaim ‘Jesus!’– remade his home town in ways few get to architects get to do Atlanta is the future. At least, makers of films and TV series think so, sometimes yo