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Six young architects are on the final shortlist to design the prestigious Guggenheim art museum in Helsinki. But the locals aren't happy, as Jay Merrick discovers
Leading environmental scientist tells Jay Merrick why mediaeval towns and Brazilian slums can improve urban living
The gallery opens next week. Its architect, Frank Gehry, tells Jay Merrick how the death of a daughter inspired its floating form
Stirling Prize-nominated Student Centre shows what can be achieved on even a dreadful site
Eliasson's works will go alongside a new exhibition of the great master at Tate Britain. He tells Jay Merrick why the paintings of his hero are ripe for reinvention
The Liverpool Road railway station in Manchester, dating from 1830, is the oldest surviving mainline station in the world.
The London-based design collective which has stuck two fingers up at the modernists will call it quits at Venice
The latest makeover won’t make Tate Britain 'cool', but it has become far more welcoming and architecturally elegant
Architects creating Britain’s most eye-catching places of worship are part of a group at the cutting edge of modernism in the last 60 years
Zaha Hadid's new creation is unveiled tomorrow. It shows how to update but not upstage a revered building, says Jay Merrick
This historical study is also a fascinating instruction manual for ways of thinking about the past
Is there a cooler architect in Britain than Hugh Broughton? Cooler, as in designing Antarctic bases capable of withstanding temperatures of minus 55C and winds that surge to 100mph, and keeping researchers comfortable for the nine months of the year that they are marooned at their research bases without any prospect of flying or shipping out.
How do you make a cloud out of steel? If you’re the Japanese designer Sou Fujimoto, one of architecture’s rising international stars, you take 28 kilometres of thin metal tubing, cut it up into 27,000 sections, join them together in 10,000 places, and put the structure on the grass next to London’s Serpentine Gallery.
A year after it opened, the Shard is reported to be virtually empty of tenants
The scene is ostensibly retro: Colchester's Minories Gallery packed with artists and liggers, jigsaw-puzzle pieces being exchanged for free drinks, the walls and floors covered with Op Art and trippy digital prints. And centre-stage is a tallish man in a mustard-yellow corduroy suit.