Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Daniel Libeskind unveils design for Maggie's Centre in London's Hampstead

Daniel Libeskind is the latest architect to design a Maggie's cancer care centre, releasing visuals of building covered in angled timber louvres that is...

Yinka Ilori transforms "forbidding" London bridge into Happy Street installation

Bright patterned panels envelop this south London railway bridge, which designer Yinka Ilori has revived as part of this year's London Festival of...

Sadiq Khan has rejected the Tulip. But that won’t save London’s skyline | Simon...

Tulipmania is no more. London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, has rejected Norman Foster’s 1,000ft “Tulip” for the City of London, crowning an unhappy week...

From Rio to Siberia: Evangelia Kranioti's world of lost souls – in pictures

Ship fumigators crossing the Bering Sea, Asian maids trapped in Lebanon – Evangelia Kranioti puts marginalised figures from all over the world at...

'Forgotten by society' – how Chinese migrants built the transcontinental railroad

When one thinks of the transcontinental railroad, rarely do Chinese migrants come to mind. But in a new exhibition at the National Museum...

Rimal Bhatt's breathing apparatus helps people evacuate smoke-filled tower blocks

Rimal Bhatt has developed a fire evacuation mask that allows additional time to evacuate a burning building, designed in the aftermath of the...

Has Brexit saved the Lib Dems?

The Liberal Democrats have spent most of this decade paying the electoral price for the coalition of 2010-15. The party plummeted from 57...

RIBA announces Stirling Prize 2019 shortlist

An experimental cork house, Grimshaw's London Bridge Station, and Feilden Fowles Architects' visitor centre at Yorkshire Sculpture Park are among the projects shortlisted for...

Stirling prize 2019 shortlist: from a cork creation to a Teletubbies-style whisky distillery

A house made of cork will go up against a whisky distillery and one of the busiest stations in the UK to be...

London bridges go LED as part of £45m longest artwork project

Four London bridges have been illuminated in what is the first phase of a £45m project to create the longest artwork in the...

Frida Kahlo makeup kit launched with palette to recreate artist's famed brow

The Frida Kahlo Foundation is partnering with the US cosmetics retailer Ultra Beauty to launch a line of makeup inspired by the Mexican...

Zack Seckler's best photograph: wild Iceland from the air

I shot this off the southern coast of Iceland, from a ultra-light aircraft, in the days before drones were ubiquitous. I love the...

Richard John Andrews builds garden shed as his own architecture studio

Architect Richard John Andrews has built The Light Shed, a fibreglass-clad multi-functional shed in his east London garden to house his architecture studio.Named The...

Tattoos, tans and techno: the photographers capturing the unseen Beirut

‘Parties are a privileged place, a space for exploration, a time for fusion,” says photographer Cha Gonzalez. They’re also the focus of her...

‘The city has changed beyond all recognition': Derelict London – in pictures

Paul Talling photographs the land of long-forgotten tube stations, burnt-out mansions and gently decaying factoriesDerelict London, all new edition, is published by Penguin...

Helene Schjerfbeck review – a chilling blast of Nordic noir

The Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck is not exactly a household name in Britain – and there’s no reason she should be. This is...

Caber tossing and wrestling: the Inveraray Highland Games – in pictures

The games celebrate Scottish culture and heritage with field and track events, piping, highland dancing competitions and heavy events including the world championships...

How Liz Johnson Artur chronicled black culture – in pictures

The photography of Russian-Ghanian Liz Johnson Artur is being showcased in her first solo exhibition, now on at the Brooklyn Museum in New...

April Dawn Alison's photography: 'the unregulated expression of and for the self'

In April Dawn Alison’s photography, her solitude manifests an interior space where art and sexuality coincide, where a singular body represents divergent selves...

The greatest photos ever? Why the moon landing shots are artistic masterpieces

Fifty years ago this week, a former navy pilot created one of the most revolutionary artistic masterpieces of the 20th century, one we...

I've seen the future and it's Norwich: the energy-saving, social housing revolution

Rows of glossy black tiles glisten in the afternoon sun, dripping down the facades like a neatly controlled oil slick. They cap a...

Boris Johnson's failed vanity projects as London mayor – video

From sweatbox buses to a novelty ‘dangleway’ and fantasy bridges that never saw a brick laid. Boris Johnson’s design legacy in London left...

Which is the world's most vertical city?

Looking out from sky100, Hong Kong’s highest observation deck on the 100th floor of the city’s tallest building, the 494-metre-high International Commerce Centre,...

Real life film noir: crime scenes from the LAPD – in pictures

Crime scene photographs shot by Los Angeles police officers in the line of duty between 1925 and the 1970s are on show at...

Bryan O'Sullivan Studio includes pink snug in The Berkeley Bar & Terrace

Female faces peer out from a pink-hued wall mural that features inside this bar, which Bryan O'Sullivan Studio has created in west London...

Wall-to-wall Europe: the continent's manmade barriers – in pictures

As barriers continue to rise up all over Europe, a new documentary photography exhibition investigates walls, fences and defence lines and the dramas...

'People think I'm very odd': how Ibrahim Mahama brought Ghana's past to Manchester

‘We’re haunted all the time by ghosts of the past,” says Ibrahim Mahama as we sit on dirty old plastic second-class Ghana Railways...

Foster + Partners Tulip tower plans nipped in the bud by mayor of London

Plans for The Tulip, a 305.3-metre-high viewing tower designed by Foster + Partners, have been rejected by London's mayor Sadiq Khan.Khan rejected the proposal on...

Banksy is the Brits’ favourite painter of all time – is this status deserved?

The anthropologist Marcel Mauss believed gift-giving is at the heart of human interaction. He might have seen the success of Banksy as proof,...

Seeing science – in pictures

Photography and science have long been intertwined, helping to shape the way we look at the world, as Marvin Heiferman shows in Seeing...