Architecture

Does architecture need more graphic design?

Dutch designer Hansje van Halem is changing how we experience the buildings around us, using tiles, 3D installations and patterned facades to personalise churches and housing blocks. CR finds out if it’s time to give graphic designers a chance at architecture

Dong-Ping Wong on designing buildings that give back

Wong’s work spans a water-filtering floating pool in New York, through to weird and wonderful stores for cult streetwear brand Off-White. Here, he discusses the importance of creating experiences through architecture, and why the industry is changing for the better

Why I love the V&A Cast Courts

As the V&A in London completes its redevelopment of its iconic Cast Courts, which hold a collection of 19th century plaster casts of works of antiquity, Eliza Williams reflects on what they reveal about art, history and the power of the copy

Designing for wellbeing

A new exhibition at London’s Wellcome Collection highlights some pioneering examples of buildings designed with health and wellness in mind. We talk to curator Emily Sargent about the show and what we can learn from looking at historic projects

Destination: Coal Drops Yard

Coal Drops Yard is a spectacular new shopping hub, opening next month in London’s King’s Cross and housed in two repurposed Victorian warehouses. As part of our shopping week on CR, we talk to architects Heatherwick Studio about how it was created

How I Work: Artist Alex Chinneck

He’s unzipped buildings, made houses melt, and tied 450-year-old architecture in knots. Alex Chinneck’s work looks like magic, but the story behind each project is complex. From planning permission to hand-crafted wax windows, here’s how he gets his ideas made

Go See: Monet, the Modest Revolutionary

To be accepted as a Creative Genius, is it necessary to cultivate the image of one? The National Gallery’s Monet and Architecture show suggests that, if the work is good enough, it can speak for itself, says Paul Cardwell

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