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Will Alsop (left) and Bruce McLean (centre) and Brad Yendle (right) ponder over The Sheaf (1953) Image: Anthony Coleman.

Henri Matisse: the cut-outs

22-Jul-2014 | By

Brad Yendle joined architect Will Alsop and artist Bruce McLean – long-standing associates – on a visit to the Matisse Cut-Outs exhibition at Tate Modern

One of McLean’s graphic posters for A Score for an Opera for the City (2000). Image: Collection Mel Gooding.

Visiting a retrospective on Bruce McLean

19-Jul-2014 | By

Brad Yendle visits Glaswegian artist Bruce McLean’s retrospective exhibition, a multimedia mix of sculpture, paintings, film and photography, at the Rafael Viñoly-designed Firstsite gallery in Colchester


Exploring a century of ideas about housing with the AA Night School

12-Jul-2014 | By Sam Jacob

Sam Jacob, the founder of the AA’s Night School, leads ‘a classroom’ of cyclists around London to experience and learn from a century of ideas about housing


Ian Martin: My ten favourite bits of London

10-Jun-2014 | By

AJ columnist and exiled Londoner Ian Martin chooses his favourite parts of the capital ahead of a talk at the Royal Academy about his experiences of London as an outsider

Bahraini pavilion, Venice Biennale

Ellis Woodman on the national pavilions at the Venice Biennale

9-Jun-2014 | By Ellis Woodman

Longer preparation time and a collective brief for the national pavilions has led to a strong range of contributions at this year’s Venice Biennale, says Ellis Woodman

Countryside Worship, Monditalia, Venice Biennale.

Ellis Woodman on Monditalia at the Venice Biennale

9-Jun-2014 | By Ellis Woodman

Ellis Woodman visits Monditalia, an exhibition of the culture and history of Italy at this year’s Venice Biennale

Elements of Architecture, Venice Biennale

Ellis Woodman on Elements of Architecture at Venice Biennale

6-Jun-2014 | By Ellis Woodman

Rem Koolhaas’ Elements of Architecture can be read as a statement of the architect’s subservience to conditions beyond control, says Ellis Woodman

Cupola Room at Kensington Palace, aquatint after Charles Wild, 1816-1819. Image: Victoria and Albert Museum

William Kent: The stylist of Georgian Britain

30-May-2014 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

An exhibition at the V&A explores the work of William Kent, whose paintings, sculpture, interiors and neo-Palladian architecture helped define 18th century taste. Rakesh Ramchurn reports

Adler & Sullivan’s Guaranty Building in Buffalo, New York, 1896. Photo: Luke McDonald.

The office as a work of art

17-May-2014 | By Patrick Lynch

Large projects on inner-city sites afford opportunities for both artistic creativity and civic responsibility, says Patrick Lynch


Remembering Hans Hollein

9-May-2014 | By Sean Griffiths

Architect, craftsman, sunglasses designer: Hans Hollein will be remembered as a Postmodern pioneer in the Viennese polymath tradition, writes Sean Griffiths

Collective Architecture Empire Cafe

Collective Architecture designs Glasgow slave trade exhibition

23-Jul-2014 | By

Collective Architecture has designed a new installation at Glasgow’s Briggait exploring Scotland’s relationship with the slave trade

Contemplating Community by Archivate

Archivate completes pop-up installation in Kensington

23-Jul-2014 | By

Archivate – a collective of architectural designers, musicians and film-makers – has completed this pop-up installation in the grade II-listed Kensington Central Library

Studio Myerscough Agape

In pictures: Supergroup London completes Southbank installation

21-Jul-2014 | By

Supergroup London has completed this colourful pop-up installation on the Southbank as part of the Southbank Centre’s Festival of Love


Archivate reveals plans for pop-up installation

17-Jul-2014 | By

Archivate – a collective of architectural designers, musicians and film-makers – has revealed plans for a pop-up installation in west London made from recycled newspapers

Jubilee Line Extension, 1999. Culling Road vent shaft (photo 2012)

An appreciation of Ian Ritchie's autobiography by Richard Coleman

28-Apr-2014 | By Richard Coleman

Richard Coleman on Being: an Architect by Ian Ritchie

The exterior of Unilever Haus, Hamburg, from the south-east. Image: Adam Mark.

Book review: Kinetic Architecture by Russell Fortmeyer & Charles D Linn

7-Apr-2014 | By Alan Dunlop

Energy is the driver behind innovative dynamic facades across the world, says Alan Dunlop

Rainforest by GUN Architects, Bedford Square, London. Image: GUN Architects 2014,Courtesy London Festival of Archtiecture 2014

London Festival of Architecture

4-Jun-2014 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

The capital’s month-long architecture festival returns for the 10th year running

Bean Tables by CVA Additions. Image: CVA Additions

Preview: Clerkenwell Design Week 2014

19-May-2014 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

Clerkenwell’s design festival returns for its fifth year

Manchester Museum. Image by Pit-yacker

Manchester Museum seeks architect for £5m gallery

30-Jul-2014 | By

The Manchester Museum is on the hunt for an architect for a new temporary exhibition gallery

Heneghan Peng’s competition-winning Palestinian Museum scheme near Ramallah in the West Bank

Heneghan Peng's Palestinian Museum goes ahead despite Gaza conflict

30-Jul-2014 | By

The Irish practice’s competition-winning Palestinian Museum is on schedule to open in 2016 – despite escalating conflict in the region

The Tirana Pyramid. Image by Diego Delso

Re-use ideas sought for Albania’s Communist-era pyramid

29-Jul-2014 | By

The Albanian Ministry of Culture has launched an open international ideas competition to rethink Pyramid Square in Tirana

Rothesay Pavilion. Image by Thomas Nugent

Architect sought for Rothesay Pavilion revamp

24-Jul-2014 | By

Argyll and Bute Council is seeking a conservation architect to regenerate the Grade A-listed Rothesay Pavilion