Architecture

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Intriguing chunk of gigantic stone pier to spend summer in front of Museum of London

London and Zurich-based design team Gruppe will create a playful pier for visitors to share their thoughts on the museum after beating 70 hopefuls to the commission.

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Win an artwork and get 10% off at the Royal Academy's Great Architecture Fair

Coinciding with the Academy's Sensing Spaces exhibition, the online Great Architecture Fair is open now. Enjoy an exclusive discount code and enter our competition.

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Museum of London calls for designs as part of London Festival of Architecture 2014

An architectural design competition will create a three-month pavilion, allowing the public to share thoughts on organisers' future plans, at the Museum of London this summer.

Library of Birmingham architects to create Oldham Coliseum Theatre and Heritage Centre

A major new cultural complex in Oldham will attract "a new kind of visitor" to the town, say planners after appointing architects Mecanoo.

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Tate Britain reveals new £45 million makeover

Tate Britain unveils its refurbished Millbank entrance with a new staircase, schools entrance and dining areas designed by Caruso St John.

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World's best architects design Dolls' Houses for charity auction

Top architects including Zaha Hadid and David Adjaye Associates have designed 20 Dolls' Houses, which will be auctioned in aid of disabled children's charity, KIDS.

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London Festival of Architecture 2014: Ten of the best events this year

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this year’s London Festival of Architecture celebrates the architecture capital of the world with scores of events from June 1 - 30. We select ten of the best......

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Bathing Beauties: brilliant beach huts at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre

A far cry from simple sheds by the sea, the new exhibition at Aberystwyth Arts Centre features more than 100 innovative models for contemporary beach huts.

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V&A gets green light and funding for ambitious Exhibition Road project

The V&A's plans to transform its boiler yard into a tranquil courtyard, ushering people from the bustle of Exhibition Road into a new, state of the art underground gallery, has been given the green......

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In Pictures: Andy Day's Parkour pictures at Public

In a new exhibition at The Public at West Bromwich, photographer Andy Day takes a panoramic look at the spectacular sport of Parkour, the Paris-spawned phenomenon in which runners navigate urban......

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Photographer Nigel Green surveys post-war Picardy in Reconstruction at UCA Canterbury

Combining his grounding in fine art and skill as an architectural photographer, Nigel Green contemplates the styles used to rebuild a French region.

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Abandoned buildings make for eerie The Near and the Elsewhere at PM Gallery and House

The stories behind the buildings abandoned during the global economic downturn are told through photography, painting, film and installation in London.

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Archi-Food walks combine retro architecture with guerilla dining in city of London

Imaginative new walking tours in the capital show Barbican, Smithfield, Leather Lane and Kings Cross in stylish, gastronomic light.

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Journeys through space as architect Rupert Griffiths imagines the Borderlands at CUBE

Architect Rupert Griffiths looks at derelict, hidden landscapes and the misuse of abandoned city space in a new exhibition.

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At Home in Japan: Going Beyond the Minimal House and into the Geffrye Museum

In a bid to question the stereotype of minimalist Japanese living, Dr Inge Daniels spent a year looking at 30 houses in the Kansai region of the country. Her findings go on display in an exotic......

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