Bamboo has been used since ancient times for building, but only in recent decades has pioneering work in Bali inspired its wider use for substantial and enduring structures.
Often described by critics as dehumanising, depressing and oppressive, Brutalism is having a moment – especially on social media.
Two thirds of China's 900m rural residents are moving to cities. Now, architects are finding ways to preserve their built heritage, before it disappears.
This is how to design schools for autistic children.
Air conditioning requires energy, and contributes to global warming – here are five ways of cooling which won't cost the planet.
From building blocks made of fungus to self-healing concrete, architecture is using biotechnology to make buildings come alive.
Renewed interest in mid-century modern houses is more about substance than style. They represent the emergence of a new spirit and a coming of age in postwar Australia.
In a time of populist momentum to 'build a wall', your front fence says more than you think.
Sydney Schools weren't actually schools, but houses that embraced the native Australian landscape, and reacted to international modernism.
The proposal to redevelop Jamestown would not only occupy a prime site with historical significance, it would displace a large community along with their heritage, skills and traditions.
Glass has always been a notoriously energy inefficient building material – but an obsession with aesthetics led architects to ignore its shortcomings.
Ancient Rome and its empire had the concept of asylum at its heart. Its legacy provided inspiration for centres of power around the world, but today outsiders are no longer welcome.
Urban public spaces may be built to represent governments, but often become sites of protest.
Looking nostalgically to the past, a young architect sought to revive the building as a bulwark to the uncertainty of the Industrial Revolution.
Medieval churches have often suffered fires. A look at those in Britain shows that Notre Dame can be rebuilt.
For two decades, a competitive design process pioneered by Sydney City Council has been transforming the city skyline and, new research shows, raising standards as it goes.
As MPs flounder over Brexit, rain is leaking into the House of Commons. Was there ever a more fitting time to discuss what this building is for and what it should look like?
Optical illusions appear when our brains have trouble moulding raw sensory data into shapes and patterns. Designers have been exploiting this process for centuries.
Knoll is best known for transforming the design of America's corporate offices. But she was also on the front lines of a State Department effort to promote American ingenuity and capitalism abroad.
Asylums were once designed to aid mental recovery – perhaps modern prisons should take note.