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  1. Buildings

Joyful curves shape St Kilda's Victorian Pride Centre, Australia

The evolution of BAU and Grant Amon's landmark building in Melbourne is a story of letting go and embracing the unconventional, buoyed by a groundswell of support for LGBTIQ+ people

6 October 2022

  1. Buildings

Tom Gresford: Postcard from nipaluna/Hobart

Australia’s recognition of Aboriginal place names reinforces the importance of living in harmony with earth, fire, sky and water for Tom Gresford on a visit to lutruwita/Tasmania

2 September 2022

Editor's Choice

Is a collection of inventive architects, including 6a and SelgasCano, enough to create a convincing new area in an emerging part of south east London? Greenwich is giving its new Design District its best shot

Archiecture 00 and David Kohn are among nine practices designing 'blind' – will it work?

Vilkaviškis bus station is so much more than a terminus. Balčytis studija’s sweeping design is a landscape, civic hub, event space – even a tourist destination

There are more reasons to go to the bus station than needing a bus

Pawson and church specialist Thomas Ford & Partners have restored the east London church and concert venue – now rebranded as Saint

John Pawson and Thomas Ford & Partners have restored the east London church and concert venue

A galvanised steel and Douglas fir extension allows customers at the formerly sleepy Alice Hawthorn pub in Nun Monkton, Yorkshire, to hit the hay in a dreamy reimagining of stables and barns

Modernised hospitality saves village’s last pub

Sou Fujimoto revives former ryokan in Maebashi, Japan, by creating a soaring concrete ‘living room for locals’ and inviting artists from around the world to design bedrooms and site-specific artworks

Sou Fujimoto's revamped and extended former 1970s ryokan gives city of Maebashi new creative energy

Kitchens and bathrooms

Inspired by the work of a 16th-century Italian architect, a new collection of brassware and showers is giving designers the chance to bring luxury back to washrooms

Brassware collection inspired by work of 16th-century Italian architect

The Ideal Standard innovation can be used with multiple sanitaryware ranges and flush plates, including touchless versions with Italian designer credentials

Wall-hung sanitaryware features innovative touchless technology

Give washrooms the attention they deserve by using this solid surface material in new and exciting ways, says Amsterdam-based creative Marike Andeweg

How to use this solid surface material in new and exciting ways

Fixing replacement cabinetry doors to existing carcases avoids the waste and environmental harm of full rip-it-out-and-start-again makeovers. It also saves clients money

Don't rip it out and start again: fit new doors to existing carcases

It could just be the next chrome: The knocked-back gunmetal shade making waves in contemporary washroom design

Bathroom revolution: Is anthracite the new chrome?


Enjoyably eccentric: David Kohn’s Red House

Playfulness and pragmatism blend together at an Arts & Crafts-inspired family house in Dorset that took three schemes from three other architects before the client couple found the design they wanted