Architects who don’t pay interns “shouldn’t be given prestigious commissions” says designer who revealed Ishigami internships

Serpentine Pavilion 2019 by Junya Ishigami


Architects who rely on free labour should be banned from high-profile projects like the Serpentine Pavilion says designer Adam Nathaniel Furman, who first revealed unpaid internships at this year’s pavilion architect Junya Ishigami. Read more


Hong Kong government plans £60 billion artificial island to solve “serious” land shortage

Lantau Tomorrow Vision: Hong Kong government plans £60 billion artificial island


Hong Kong‘s government has unveiled a £60 billion infrastructure project to address its land shortage by building one of the world’s largest artificial islands. Read more


OMA hits back over dance ban at its Rijnstraat 8 office building in The Hague

OMA responds to complaints about Rijnstraat 8 in the Netherlands


The Dutch government’s warning that dance parties might compromise the structural integrity of OMA‘s Rijnstraat 8 building has been dismissed as “an abundance of caution” by the architecture studio. Read more


Mjøstårnet in Norway becomes world’s tallest timber tower

Mjøstårnet by Voll Arkitekter in Brumunddal, Norway, has been verified as the world's tallest timber building by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.


Mjøstårnet by Voll Arkitekter in Brumunddal, Norway, has been verified as the world’s tallest timber building by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Read more


“Show respect to women in your workforce” says Jeanne Gang

Portrait of Jeanne Gang, founder of Studio Gang Architects. Photo by Sally Ryan


Change isn’t happening fast enough for women in architecture says Jeanne Gang, who suggests that all firms should be set a target to close their gender pay gap. Read more


Record-breaking 541 skyscrapers proposed for London as planning approvals soar

NLA Tall Building Survey 2018


The number of new tall buildings planned for London has gone up to 541 thanks to a surge in planning approvals, according to research from New London Architecture. Read more


Grimshaw sends all-woman team to MIPIM property fair

Grimshaw is taking an all women panel to MIPIM 2019


A team of women will represent British architecture practice Grimshaw at this year’s MIPIM, the property fair with a notorious boys’ club reputation. Read more


UNStudio develops smart neighbourhood where residents own their data

Brainport Smart District masterplan by UNStudio for Netherlands neighbourhood


UNStudio has unveiled plans to create the “smartest neighbourhood in the world” in the Netherlands, where residents produce their own resources and control the use of their data. Read more


Arata Isozaki to receive Pritzker Prize 2019

Arata Isozaki


Breaking news: Japanese architect Arata Isozaki has been named 2019 laureate of the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s most prestigious award. More information to follow.


Morphogenesis celebrates “gender-positive” pay gap

Morphogenisis has reported a gender-positive pay gap


Indian firm Morphogenesis has become one of the world’s first architecture practices to report a gender pay gap in favour of its female employees. Read more


Bernard Khoury gives Beirut’s B018 nightclub an even darker upgrade

B018 refurb by Bernard Khoury


Lebanese architect Bernard Khoury has refurbished Beirut‘s underground bunker nightclub B018, adding spine-shaped lamps that double as dancing poles. Read more


Photos and scans reveal abandoned ruins of Casa Sperimentale

Casa Sperimentale photgraphed by Andy Tye of French + Tye


The ruins of Casa Sperimentale, an experimental concrete treehouse built by Giuseppe Perugini and Uga de Plaisant, have been digitally recorded for a new exhibition. Read more


Level Up street pavilion provides multi-level hang-out space for Rijeka

Level Up street pavilion by Brett Mahon, Joonas Parviainen, Saagar Tulshan, Shreyansh Sett and Vanja Borovic


Brett Mahon, Joonas Parviainen, Saagar Tulshan, Shreyansh Sett have built a multi-level pavilion where people can gather and relax in Rijeka, Croatia. Read more


3XN designs ice hockey and basketball arena in Munich’s Olympic park

3XN designs arena for Munich Red Bulls and FC Bayern Munich in city's Olympic park


3XN has unveiled its design for a multipurpose sports arena with a green roof that will merge into the landscape of Munich‘s Olympic park. Read more


Arvo Pärt Centre by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos is surrounded by Estonia forrest

Arvo Pärt centre by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. Photo by Roland Halbe


The Arvo Pärt Centre, which is dedicated to the Estonian composer, is deep in an pine forest and has no main entrance or exit. Read more


Arvo Pärt Centre by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos is surrounded by Estonia forrest

Arvo Pärt centre by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. Photo by Roland Halbe


The Arvo Pärt Centre, which is dedicated to the Estonian composer, is deep in an pine forest and has no main entrance or exit. Read more


Arvo Pärt Centre by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos is surrounded by Estonia forrest

Arvo Pärt centre by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. Photo by Roland Halbe


The Arvo Pärt Centre, which is dedicated to the Estonian composer, is deep in an pine forest and has no main entrance or exit. Read more


“The most destructive thing is to demolish a building” says Nicholas Grimshaw

Nick Grimshaw, founder of Grimshaw Architects and winner of the RIBA Gold Medal 2019


We should be wary of “handbag architecture”, design buildings that are reusable and embrace micro homes, says RIBA Royal Gold Medal 2019 winner Nicholas Grimshaw. Read more


Mies van der Rohe Award 2019 finalists revealed

Mies van der Rohe Award 2019 finalists


The five Mies van der Rohe Award 2019 finalists have been announced, with a public space created inside an abandoned psychiatric centre and a revamped 1960s housing block making the list. Read more


Neo Bankside residents lose battle to stop Tate Modern visitors looking into their flats

Tate Modern court case: Neo Bankside residents lose battle to stop Tate Modern visitors looking into their flats


Residents of the Neo Bankside housing have had their claim that Tate Modern‘s Herzog & de Meuron-designed extension invades their privacy dismissed by the high court. Read more