Architecture and Design

Keep up to date with architecture and design news with exhibition reviews and news from UK museums and galleries and the latest event listings and websites highlighting the UK's architecture and design heritage.

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Turner Prize 2015 review: "Back to its bold and provocative best"

Bonnie Camplin's nightmarish office installation, Patterns, could tip you over the edge if you spend long enough with it. It should also win the Turner Prize, says Mark Sheerin.

A photo of a design for the opera cats appearing at the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne and designed by John Napier

Star theatre designer's sets for Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Cats and more to go on public show

John Napier's designs, including the horses in Equus, the barricardes in Les Misérables, the helicopter in Miss Saigon and the outside junkyard in Cats, will arrive at Eastbourne's Towner in November.

A photo of a large square dimly-lit brutalist hall at the Southbank Centre in London

Brutal Utopias: See pictures as the National Trust announces a Brutalist Architecture Celebration

The National Trust will launch a series of pop-up openings of three concrete examples of the uncompromising 1960s architectural style this week.

A photo of the large white stone capitol building in cuba glowing under lights at night

The Reichstag to the US Capitol: eight of the world's most impressive governmental buildings

Take a photographical journey across the world, from the imposing gothic structure of Berlin's Reichstag to the futuristic towers of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

a painting of an attic room with a camp bed nautical paraphernalia, cacti and shipping trunks

Fry Art Gallery explores art, decor and houses of the Great Bardfield Artists

The Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden is capturing the spirit of the Great Bardfield artists' houses with an exhibition exploring the domestic interior of Edward Bawden and his circle.

a photo of a large sculpture depicting a blond girl hold a charity box in one hand and teddy bear in the other. Her leg is in a splint and she looks upset.

Damien Hirst to challenge perceptions around disability with giant Charity sculpture opposite London's Gherkin

A seven-metre tall Damien Hirst work will be installed in London's Square Mile this weekend as part of the 2015 edition of the annual Sculpture in the City exhibition.

photo of a mural painting featuring a blind man bringing slaves and people with disabilities to the forefront of the image.

Heritage Lottery Fund awards £1.7 million to two projects highlighting history of disability in the UK

A digital archive documenting the Disability Arts Movement and an investigation into eight important disability heritage sites are backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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A guide to Arts and Crafts venues across the West Midlands and the Cotswolds

As Compton Verney opens a brace of Arts and Crafts exhibitions and reveals its William Morris-inspired garden, we take a look at the numerous Arts and Crafts you can explore in the West Midlands and......

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