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
Google HQ, boutique shops in old coal sheds, gasholders offering wedge-shaped flats at sky-high prices … as the vast project comes together after 18 years, our critic gives his verdict
The UK’s student boom has seen a spate of new, expensive, high-spec studio flats for them to live in, even as local residents are desperate for affordable accommodation. From Coventry to Cambridge, are universities starting to resemble property developers – and does this help or hurt our cities?
The rapid growth of Vietnam’s super-rich means multi-billion dollar developments are rising across this ancient city, separating the wealthy with walls and 24-hour private security from street hawkers, congestion and pollution
Despite the swimming pool bridge, general architectural extravagance and Donatella Versace fixtures, this part of London could be dynamic and interesting
Paris’s gargantuan new concert hall is two years late, cost three times what it should, and its architect even snubbed its opening … Oliver Wainwright tackles a tyrannical new mothership