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New York's rebuilt Whitney Museum, designed by the Shard's architect, is a unique home for American art, writes Jay Merrick

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The Smiths' guitarist Johnny Marr writes song celebrating brutalist tower block in Manchester

The musician has revealed his love of architecture as the new patron of the Manchester Modernist Society

This comes just days after Sir David distanced himself from one of his latest creations, Milan’s £44m Museum of Culture, which will open later this month.

David Chipperfield: Architect's controversial designs for a £125m Nobel Center in Stockholm could be scrapped

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An installation at Milan’s Museum of Culture, previewed ahead of its opening on 26 April

David Chipperfield hits the roof about his Milan museum’s floor

Mr Chipperfield said that 'the laying of stone of poor quality' at Milan's new Museum of Culture transformed the building into 'a museum of horrors'

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Conservationists believe that plans to add two modernist-style wings while turning it into a luxury 'arts hotel' was akin to giving it 'Mickey Mouse' ears

The buildings, infrastructure and agriculture of Tristan need to be rebuilt if the island is to have a sustainable future

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Tristan da Cunha is about to be rebuilt for a sustainable future

Shelf life: Oxford’s new Weston Library

Oxford's New Bodleian Library has had a radical modernist makeover

It’s a breath of fresh air, discovers Jay Merrick

Northampton's Greyfriars bus station is demolished

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Will the quality of the shopping and leisure centre that Northampton council plans to build on the four acre site be any better than the bus station?

International architecture NBBJ firm has designed a pair of “no-shadow towers”

How architects plan to stop skyscrapers from blocking out sunlight

One company is designing 'no-shadow towers' which it claims can redirect sunlight on to the streets below

German architect Frei Otto, 89, dies day before winning Pritzker Prize

He died in his native Germany on Tuesday

Migrant labourers work on a construction site in Doha in Qatar. Widespread abuses of migrant workers have been documented since the country was chosen to host the 2022 World Cup

Sir Norman Foster warned by human rights campaigners after he wins bid to design Qatar World Cup stadium

Human rights groups have documented widespread abuses of migrant workers in Qatar

Reach for the sky: there are around 250 new buildings of 20-plus storeys planned for London alone, some 80 per cent of them residential

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The seemingly unstoppable rise of glass-and-steel developments has caused a backlash on a scale not seen since the 1960s. But what kind of cities do protesters want to see? Oliver Bennett reports
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From Dublin to Sydney, there's a worldwide trend for burying roads – and even Boris wants a Hammersmith 'flyunder'. Christopher Beanland digs out the reasons

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