This riveting show of little magazines reveals a time of independence and challenge, says Kester Rattenbury
Cecil Balmond has made hugely complex ideas rewardingly accessible
Norman Foster and Rod Sheard did not capitalise on a sure-fire scoring opportunity.
The collaborating artist and architect arrived at their winning Serpentine Pavilion design by talking abstractly about ideas. But if that is too demanding, just enjoy the beautiful result, advises Kester Rattenbury
Patrick Bouchain’s exhibition of three ingenious and diverse projects is fantastic
Gianni Botsford’s flexible use of computer modelling reveals him as one who bucks architects’ usual traps.
Kester Rattenbury is simultaneously charmed and scared by Kas Oosterhuis’s ‘swarm’ architecture
Kester Rattenbury enjoys Fat’s reworking of a Dutch art school, but wonders whether the practice’s quirkiness is a cover for something more serious.
The profession came to pay tribute as Maxwell’s last lecture posed the audience some challenging questions.
Sauerbruch Hutton’s ambitious lecture posed more questions than it answered.
A new film about Frank Gehry portrays his genius in imaginative, revealing and often hilarious ways, says Kester Rattenbury
Ryue Nishizawa stopped running away long enough to dazzle a sell-out crowd.
Modern life amazes me. In a world of infinite viewing options, a million people watched the Stirling Prize Live, on Channel 4 last Saturday night.
John McAslan & Partners' revamp of the Roundhouse retains the building's essential drama as a venue while giving it a new lease of life
It's impossible to put a single label on this master of sixties experimentationz
Is Alain de Botton making the same arguments as Prince Charles 20 years ago
With developers poised to swoop down on Cuba, what will become of Havana’s architecture? Kester Rattenbury says western models of redevelopment may destroy this extraordinary cultural marvel
Sarah Wigglesworth Architects' studios for the Siobhan Davies Dance Company has a synergy with the human body that has delighted the client.
The Cambridge School exhibition is an unquestioning celebration of its influence.
A new show promotes Norway’s architecture, but it is the architects that really sell it.
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