Energy efficiency is a priority this year as a railway station, visitor centre, social housing project and opera house vie for the RIBA award for British building of the year
This puffed-up cultural citadel was meant to be an endlessly evolving, telescopic arts complex. But the glistening billionaires’ playground rising up beside it had other plans
It took 18 years to build, has nearly a mile of galleries and is inspired by a desert rose. But is Jean Nouvel’s eye-popping creation for the world’s wealthiest nation too extravagant to fill?
Palazzo dell’Arte, Milan
It’s the end of the world as we know it – and the design exhibition is showing artefacts which should ensure that the human race goes out on a high
After a generation in the doghouse, concrete is more fashionable than ever. So why don’t we take better care of our brutalist architecture?
An extreme concentration of wealth in a city where even the air is for sale has produced a new breed of needle-like tower. By Oliver Wainwright