Architecture

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: Cooper Hewitt Director Caroline Baumann

In the five years since becoming director, Caroline Baumann has turned Cooper Hewitt’s visitor demographic upside down, re-establishing it as New York’s go-to authority for design. She discusses how she reinvented the museum, and why approachability is the future for design

Inside North Korea

Guardian writer and architecture critic Oliver Wainwright’s new book offers a rare look inside hotels, stadiums and leisure centres in the totalitarian state

So you want to set up a design festival?

Following the first edition of the Birmingham Design Festival last month, we speak to co-directors Daniel Alcorn and Luke Tonge about not having a life for nine months, plane-related near disasters and giving the city’s creative community something to shout about