Bringing his futuristic flourishes to suburban Paris, Frank Gehry’s privately funded art gallery shoots for the spectacular. But does it thrive or flounder amid the sedate streets of the French capital? Ike Ijeh reports.
By 2051 it is predicted over two million people in the UK will have dementia and more care homes will need to be built that are adapted to these complex needs. One pioneering care home in Norfolk shows how it can be done, says Ike Ijeh
The completion of Allies & Morrison’s Two Pancras Square office building is a good moment to assess the practice’s Kings Cross Central masterplan, writes Ike Ijeh
RSHP’s Leadenhall Building – or Cheesegrater – which has just completed its shell and core stage, is an exhilarating skyscraper that does more than any other to open itself up to the public. But Ike Ijeh says it’s a shame that it merely adds to the chaos of London’s skyline
The procurement method was instrumental in the success of a highly bespoke project combining two schools on one inner-city site
Cohousing is a concept proving popular in North America and parts of mainland Europe but, despite being a potentially viable answer to the housing shortage, it is yet to catch on in the UK. Ike Ijeh visits the first cohousing build in London to see if it’s an idea worth sharing
Haworth Tompkins has subtly remodelled Chichester Festival Theatre, a 1960s classic that has regained its original vision while also achieving modern performance and efficiency standards
Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners doesn’t quite get the British Museum right, says Ike Ijeh
5th Studio’s transformation of a city centre eyesore will also regenerate the surrounding urban realm
Some 14 years after the initial feasibility study, Derwent London is going ahead with a £30 million office and retail development on 40 Chancery Lane, designed by Bennetts Associates.
Basil Spence’s livery building is being sensitively remodelled by de Metz Forbes Knight
London-based David Archer Architects and Yoo Ltd are designing an opulent interior for the Sans Souci hotel in Vienna
The discovery of oil propelled Qatar’s capital from pearl-fishing village to world city. Now architects have created a new scheme that attempts to reconnect Doha with its past
In the first of a new series looking at exemplary city planning projects, Ellis Woodman investigates the ‘slow urbanism’ being engineered at Antwerp’s former docks
Keith Williams explains how Mies’ German Pavilion for the Barcelona Exhibition of 1929 still has the power to enthral
As BD reprises its celebrated Inspirations series, in which architects reflect on the buildings that have influenced their work, the O’Donnell & Tuomey co-founder recalls E1027, the house in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, by Eileen Gray which was completed between 1926-29
David Archer finds modernity and tradition meet in Otto Wagner’s creation of a complete artistic environment for the Steinhof church in Vienna
RCKa’s Russell Curtis, Dieter Kleiner and Tim Riley celebrate the freedom and generosity of Lacaton & Vassal’s reworking of the Palais de Tokyo
Councillors fell for promises that the brief was never going to deliver, says Alex Grant
Architects and planners have to take the blame, writes Ike Ijeh
RIBA Awards & Stirling Prize
This light, agile new building for the Rothschild banking dynasty is a model of discretion when contrasted with its attention-seeking City neighbours
OMA wilfully subverts expectations at its Glasgow Maggie’s Centre, which melts unassumingly into the background.
This laboratory in the University of Cambridge’s Botanic Gardens is the ideal habitat for botanists
O’Donnell & Tuomey’s joyful new building is the stuff of theatrical legends,
Chipperfield’s gallery, which opens this week, draws on the power and heritage of its mill-town setting
Despite a spiralling budget and uncertainty over its legacy, Populous’s Olympic stadium emerges as a lithe all-rounder.