Jelly-maker Bompas & Parr has revealed its latest creation: an installation-cum-bar entitled Alcoholic Architecture.
Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, BIG and Snøhetta are among seven architects who have reinterpreted Danish designer Arne Jacobsen’s classic Series 7 chair.
More than a year after fire gutted the Mack, Glasgowis gearing up for a hat trick of Charles Rennie Mackintosh restoration projects.
Grimshaw’s Eden Project has been named as the landmark that best defines 21st-century Britain, in a ranking drawn up by The Independent and British Airways’ High Life magazine
The iconic Postmodern house that Robert Venturi designed for his mother has gone up for sale. The Vanna Venturi house in Philadelphia has a hefty price tag of $1.75 million.
The architect of London’s Shard, Renzo Piano recently put his architectural career down to an early training building sandcastles near his childhood home of Genoa. In an article in The Guardian, he said ‘making sandcastles was my training in fantasy’.
The contestants on BBC2’s Hair, a competition to find Britain’s best amateur hairstylist, were asked to create a new style inspired by iconic architecture as part of the freestyle round.
The Brits are coming for Barcelona FC’s Camp Nou.
The gossipmongers are having a (clandestine) field day over the future of the 1970s Tower Hotel – once voted the capital’s second ugliest building.
A house that was extended and remodelled by Patty Hopkins when she worked for Norman Foster in the late 60s has gone on the market for £2.25 million.
Manchester practice Simpson Haugh & Partners is designing the redevelopment of two major tram stops in the city centre.
The Gherkin has topped a poll of the best building nicknames. Foster + Partners’ Stirling Prize-winning tower saw off competition from the Walkie Talkie and the Cheesegrater in the YouGov poll.
French architect Odile Decq has launched an ‘international emergency petition’ addressed to French president Francois Hollande and culture minister Fleur Pellerin to save her 1990 BPO Building in Rennes from being razed to the ground.
SelgasCano’s multicoloured Serpentine Pavilion has been struggling with the English weather. Visitors to the ‘lumpy rainbow of ETFE and ribbons’ have told of overheating and feeling as if they are sitting in a greenhouse.
A sandcastle contest organised by the RIBA as part of a local Love Architecture Festival in Grimsby lost its competitive edge, with all entrants declared winners, after encroaching tides threatened to wash away the architectural creations.
Studio Weave’s sprawling Lego city took home the trophy at last week’s London Architecture Festival’s Lego Challenge … despite blatantly breaking the contest’s rules.
Richard Rogers may be nearly 82 years old but he’s still up for a game of sport. The architect turned up at Regent’s Park recently when it was the Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners team’s turn to compete against RCKa in the London architectural softball league.
Campaign queen Barbara Weiss – the mastermind behind both Skyline and Women in Architecture – must have been conflicted by news that a female architect was behind London’s newest skyscraper, PLP’s 20 Bishopsgate
Those seeking a novelty dining experience closer to home will be excited to learn that the BT Tower’s revolving restaurant is set to open to the public again for the first time in 35 years. The opening will mark the building’s 50th anniversary.
At the opening of the Serpentine Pavilion the assembled press were treated to the sight of culture minister Ed Vaizey taking to the stage to express his admiration for the project.
ACME is set to revise its Northgate masterplan in Chester city centre to include a new four star hotel
The latest RIBA Future Trends survey has revealed a drop in both workloads and staffing forecasts
AJ120 big hitter Allies and Morrison has submitted plans to redevelop a major site at Ealing Broadway
Sean Griffiths, ex director of FAT, has created an architectural art piece for the National Trust’s Lyme Park on the edge of the Peak District
Zaha Hadid Architects has released a new video explaining why the Japanese government was wrong to scrap its proposed £1.3 billion Olympic Stadium in Tokyo
Scotland and London-based practice KennedyTwaddle has revealed plans to create a visitor attraction overlooking the old Military Road at the Rest and Be Thankful
Sixty years since the death of the Pentagon architect, G Edwin Bergstrom, these jaw-dropping new infographics show the scale of the world’s largest office building
Our industry-wide survey revealed architecture fared better than engineering and contracting for LGBT equality. But what does this really mean for sexual minorities in the profession? Rakesh Ramchurn reports
Turin’s Palazzo del Lavoro, designed by Pier Luigi Nervi, has suffered serious fire damage after a suspected arson attack
The first contracts for the restoration of the Palace of Westminster, a job that could cost up to £7 billion, will be awarded next summer
An architect who failed to tell his clients the conversion of a 1970s bungalow into an eco-home was not achievable on their budget has been found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and fined £4,000
Studio Spicer has completed this pair of ‘strikingly bold and contemporary’ homes in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Conran and Partners has revealed plans to turn a tower at the Barbican, which was used as a youth hostel, into luxury apartments
The Government’s Starter Homes initiative will narrow housing options for the lowest paid while helping mainly higher earners, according to homelessness charity Shelter
David Hutchison, one of the founders of Hutchison Locke and Monk (HLM) has died aged 78.
Gillespie Yunnie has transformed a former naval base in Plymouth into a series of artist’s studios
London’s Serie Architects has revealed its competition-winning design for a new neighbourhood centre and clinic in Singapore
Architectural designer James Furzer has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a modular homeless shelter which would hang off the sides of buildings
Grimshaw Architects has completed this £180 million power plant in Great Blakenham, Suffolk
Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan have released these pictures of a colourful, temporary installation on Stockholm’s Norrbro Bridge