Architecture

How design can help solve the UK’s housing crisis

With the UK in the grip of a well-documented housing crisis, we need good quality housing that is built to last, and will serve the complex needs of modern society. We talk to architects David Levitt and Jo McCafferty about the difference design can make

How Airbnb is reimagining the office experience

Aaron Taylor Harvey heads up Airbnb’s Environments team, which has brought to life its offices everywhere from San Francisco to São Paulo. He discusses the challenges of designing for such a fast growing business, and why flexi-working needn’t threaten the future of the office

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

How I Work: Olafur Eliasson

Coinciding with the publication of a major new retrospective, CR sat down with the Icelandic-Danish artist to talk about how he works, his studio, smartphones and the importance of lunch