Before the philosopher designed his famous house in Vienna he built a small hut in the mountains. An extraordinary project is now underway to rebuild it. Harald Røstvik explains
BD’s critic is beguiled by the work of the youngest architect yet to win the annual commission
This year’s Summer Exhibition addresses serious themes with wit and verve, says Michael Collins
Architects struggle to drop the jargon and engage the public. Richard Gatti finds the addition of hard liquor helps
Young architects around Britain are desperate for their studios to be more representative, says Kieren Majhail
More than 80 national pavilions and events are being staged in Venice on the biennale theme of Freespace. Daniel Elsea picks five worth seeing
Freespace contains exceptional, thought-provoking work. But a few people’s ‘Will this do?’ approach is more trade show than architecture festival
In an age of austerity, planning departments need all the help they can get. Lend them the best talent from the private sector, says Pooja Agrawal
Will Alsop was radical, daring and esoteric - but above all he brought a sense of fun to architecture
Nicholas de Klerk is drawn into the RIBA’s latest exhibition on perspective
The city centre multi-storey car park is rapidly becoming redundant. Can they be repurposed?
Scrapping London’s density matrix could actually worsen the housing crisis, argues Duncan Bowie
RIBA says architects need more reassurance about their ability to work after the UK leaves the EU
Concerns about building quality and safety, especially in the wake of Grenfell, have led to calls for a more co-ordinated approach to accountability. Could the clerk of works help?
It’s 10 years since Richard Rogers shared naming rights to his practice with two very different characters. Elizabeth Hopkirk asks the questions everyone’s thinking
At a conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Milton Keynes, David Rudlin finds the future is not what it used to be
When just one volume of building regs refers to 93 other documents, it’s clear that we need to go back to first principles, says Julia Park
The Grenfell Tower fire has led to calls for fire safety regulations to be examined. But this was not the first warning sign that the current rules are not fit for purpose. What can be done to make sure a tragedy on this scale doesn’t happen again?
We need to admit our mistakes and set about making radical changes to the whole system, writes Hank Dittmar
The shadow of Brexit has loomed over commercial development in the City for a year now. So were the doom mongers right to say that leaving the EU would darken prospects for some of the biggest schemes? Ike Ijeh looks at five key projects
What happens when two of the biggest names in architecture collaborate?
Hugh Strange talks to Barcelona practice MAIO about the challenges of practising architecture in Spain
Hugh Strange talks to Jan de Vylder of architecten de vylder vinck taillieu about playing with building elements, the beauty of raw finishes and why Belgian architects have to deal with strange realities
As he receives his Royal Gold Medal at the RIBA today, the celebrated architect tells Elizabeth Hopkirk how to get housing right
Hugh Strange talks to Wicklow-based architect Tom de Paor about his most significant projects, his polymathic approach to architecture and his ‘paradise garden’ on an abandoned farm
Job Floris and Sandor Naus of Monadnock talk to Hugh Strange about the mixed legacy of the Superdutch generation and the importance of creating new stories from old traditions
Helen Hayes is the Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood in south London and she is also the only planner sitting in Parliament. Switching to politics in 2010 she shares her views on communities, Brexit and Trump.
In his first big interview, RIBA president elect Ben Derbyshire talks about his plans to turn everything around, from architects’ professional standing to the institute itself - and the disengaged membership who didn’t vote for him
The architect behind the restoration of the Malmö chapels, talks about following in the footsteps of Sigurd Lewerentz and the importance of ‘robust’ architecture
Following the success of his House Bøe Møller in Oslo, architect Knut Hjeltnes discusses his architectural position on creating houses that are materially rich but that always keep the focus on the occupant
Fresh from his Oranjeboomstraat housing scheme, architect Hans van der Heijden discusses with Hugh Strange his relationship with Dutch architectural culture and bringing traditional style to a modern market