A ‘cookie-cutting’ approach to working internationally only diminishes architects, says Charles Correa
When the recession hit, one of the UK’s leading architects had to battle to keep his best projects. Now he’s firmly back on track – with a notable Urban Splash recruit in tow
The enigmatic yet widely revered Peter Zumthor will collect his RIBA Royal Gold Medal next week. He’s earned it.
For 6a Architects, ‘refurb’ is simply adding a layer to a building’s history
With the completion of its first permanent project, is Assemble emerging as a new model for architectural practice?
Stanton Williams brings its unique approach to a wide range of sectors
A band of young “urban explorers” get their kicks from breaking into and secretly scaling buildings such as the Shard. Could yours be next?
Clients love him because he’s not an architect, and architects are in awe. But, as his new V&A show opens, will Thomas Heatherwick’s quirky style survive the shift to the big time?
Cottrell & Vermeulen’s enthusiasm led it to an unplanned specialism
The Danish architect’s presence at last week’s Downing Street forum is testament to his optimistic can-do attitude towards cities
Traditionally, hotels were frightened that low-energy lighting would create a flat and lifeless colour when dimmed.
It’s about the desire for the building to be noticed, whether that comes from the client, the architect or the letting agent.
The new president talks about the RIBA superbrand, an architects’ Groucho Club and overhauling procurement
A year on from his appointment, RIBA chief executive Harry Rich is full of plans but refuses to be drawn on details, as Ruth Bloomfield discovers.
Mark Jones has overseen 34 architectural projects during his tenure and in tough times is sticking to his vision
Successful offices don’t need to be iconic, but they do need a sense of place, says architect turned developer David Partridge.
Hemisphere-hopping Mel Dodd plans to shake things up in her new role at Central Saint Martins
The sector may lack glamour, but Architect of the Year winner Alison Brooks wants her housing to change lives
Next Thursday Bristol will elect a city mayor. But can George Ferguson win on an independent ticket?
The architect explains how he fell into the specialism that made his practice’s worldwide name
David Chipperfield has found curating the Venice Biennale stressful. Not only are there more than 100 participants, but his agenda has rubbed up against architects’ giant egos
Sheppard Robson’s head of sustainability believes that architects should take a more holistic approach
Kay Hughes is no stranger to challenging client roles
Karakusevic Carson’s passion for improving public housing is winning through, even in times of austerity
Having moved seamlessly through the ranks of architectural education, Jeremy Till is swapping architecture for art. But as head of Central St Martins his days as a rabble-rouser are far from over
In both retail and galleries, the lighting designer is trying to help people view objects clearly and accurately.
With the Galleria fashion store in Seoul, South Korea, we used LED in a more playful way in collaboration with the architect UN Studio.
On the eve of the 2011 RIBA Gold Medal presentation, this year’s winner gives Ellis Woodman a preview of his lecture
The LSE’s director of capital developments, Ken Kinsella, is poised to make his mark with a new student centre.
As Land Securities opens its 60-shop retail mall at One New Change, retail manager David Atcherley-Symes discusses what makes a successful shopping development in a recession.