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René Herbst: study from a sketchbook for the design of an exhibition Exposition Internationale de la Rayonne (1950), gouache, pencil

Between concept and context


An exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Somerset explores the relationships between architecture and its setting

Paradise Garage

The original pop shop

16-May-2015 | By Paul Gorman

Number 430 King’s Road in Chelsea’s World’s End has been at the forefront of youth culture and fashion since the 1960s

The Balfron Tower, Poplar

Estates of Mind

10-May-2015 | By

A closed-down shoe shop at Chrisp Street Market in Poplar was just the right place for a recent pop-up photography exhibition on London council estates

Polling Station

Democratic space

4-May-2015 | By Sam Jacob

The sheer level of disengagement apparent in this election suggests we must rethink the design of democracy, says Sam Jacob

Rusakov club by Melnikov

Tony Fretton: Six days in Moscow

3-May-2015 | By Tony Fretton

Tony Fretton reflects on early Communist-era architects following his recent trip to Krasnodar and Moscow

culture graph

Brownfield first, tenants last

27-Apr-2015 | By Ian Abley

The ‘brownfield first’ policy has more to do with profiteering than with tackling the housing crisis

Chris Wilkinson

‘Experimenting with art improves my designs’

25-Apr-2015 | By Chris Wilkinson

The habit of drawing and painting brings huge benefits for architects, says Chris Wilkinson

The Mackintosh Building, Glasgow School of Art

Join the AJ on a tour of the burned out Mack

21-Apr-2015 | Updated: 28-Apr-2015 | By

Rory Olcayto explores the burnt out remains of the Glasgow School of Art as part of last week’s symposium on the Mackintosh building

All of this belongs to you exhibition

Exhibition Review: All of this Belongs to You

18-Apr-2015 | By Owen Pritchard

Owen Pritchard finds the new V&A exhibition to be a fragmented dress rehearsal for a more honed future show

The Follies of Youth at Hepworth Wakefield

Review: The Follies of Youth exhibition

17-Apr-2015 | By

Laura Mark finds a curious display on how we engage with landscapes

Hall McKnight LDF pavilion

What to see at London Festival of Architecture 2015

29-May-2015 | By

The AJ’s guide of what to see at the capital’s month-long celebration of architecture


What's in store at the RIAS Festival of Architecture 2016

29-May-2015 | By

Scotland’s year-long event in 2016 aims to create a long-term legacy recognising the social and economic benefits of architecture, says Merlin Fulcher

The Willis Tower

Partridge's Chicago: My kind of town

22-May-2015 | By David Partridge

As the British Council for Offices conference in Chicago draws to a close, its chairman David Partridge picks his 10 favourite buildings in the city that gave birth to the modern workplace

Hall McKnight\'s \'yellow pavilion\'

Hall McKnight reveals pavilion for London Festival of Architecture

21-May-2015 | By

Hall Mcknight has revealed plans for a pop-up pavilion to showcase Irish design at next month’s London Festival of Architecture

Stockholm Woodlands Cemetery, by Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz

Architecture an Inspiration

2-Feb-2015 | By

Never judge a book by its cover. Especially an architecture book, says Rory Olcayto

Here, by Richard McGuire

Review: Here by Richard McGuire

19-Jan-2015 | By

Richard McGuire’s Here draws readers into the life story of a simple room by invoking images of the past

Design for Scotland Street School by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Image:  The Hunterian, Univeristy of Glasgow

RIBA exhibition to focus on work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh

2-Dec-2014 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

An exhibition of work by Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) will open at the RIBA in February, including more than 60 original drawings and watercolours.

Campo San Giogio Maggiore, Venice (1961) Edwin Smith. Image: RIBA Library Photographs Collection

Retrospective of photographer Edwin Smith opens at the RIBA

10-Sep-2014 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

A retrospective of the works of photographer Edwin Smith has opened at the RIBA’s Architecture Gallery featuring more than 100 photographs

Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal by Page/Park Architects

29-May-2015 | By

Rory Olcayto finds a theatre using architecture to attract wider audiences

The Peterborough Lift Lock. Image by Danauf

Heneghan Peng vying for Canadian Canoe Museum

28-May-2015 | By

Heneghan Peng Architects has been shortlisted in the international design competition for a new £12.5 million Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario

SANAA\'s contest-winning scheme to extend the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney

SANAA wins contest for £250m Sydney Modern gallery

27-May-2015 | By

SANAA has won the high-profile contest to extend the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney

The Bauhaus Archive in Berlin. Image by Eisenacher

Berlin opens Bauhaus Archive expansion contest

26-May-2015 | By

The Senate of Berlin has launched a second international competition to overhaul the Bauhaus Archive and Museum of Design