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Why Maggie’s is the charity of the design industry, by Annie Deakin
Frank Gehry's New World Center is the latest example of culture regenerating Miami's streets
A strange sense of architectural déjà vu has gripped the French capital. Parisians, who in their day loathed the Eiffel Tower, the Pompidou Centre and the Louvre Pyramid, are campaigning once again to defeat a revolutionary new building.
The world's leading architects are building museums in Abu Dhabi as the emirate pours a fortune into trying to become one of the art capitals of the world. But will the works inside be censored?
Most hotels pride themselves on the view from the window, but at the Hotel Viura, in northern Spain's Rioja region, guests are just as likely to walk out of the door to gaze back at the building itself. It was inspired by a bunch of grapes, but there are no curved lines in sight. Imagine the grapes as rendered by Picasso after a few glasses of Tempranillo and you'd be closer to the higgledy-piggledy collection of cubes that make up the front of this new hotel.
Is there any future for extravagant, 'wow-factor' buildings? According to the world's most famous living architect there is – and he has a few more home truths for doubters. As a show celebrates Frank Gehry's career, Michael Day gets an earful
Forget the Guggenheim: it's Bilbao's iconic football team that really stirs the pride of locals, says Will Hawkes
In just eight years, Peggy Guggenheim changed the face of 20th-century art – and her life, both public and intimate, was as radical as her collection. John Walsh salutes a true original
To its supporters, the plan for asymmetric towers on Brighton's seafront designed by Frank Gehry was nothing less than Britain's Guggenheim. Detractors dubbed it Tin Can Alley.
The Windy City, home of Barack Obama, is gearing itself up for one of the most exciting presidential elections in many years, says Kate Simon
The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, European flagship for the US cultural foundation, is reported to have paid well over the odds for art to fill Frank Gehry's swooping titanium masterpiece.
The new Serpentine Pavilion will be Frank Gehry's first project in England. Jay Merrick explains why it's a builder's nightmare – and an architect's dream