What role should art take within the public realm and our daily lives? Should art be controversial or crowd-pleasing, innovative or in line with tradition?
Nairobi is a melting pot of traditions and cultures and a home for many of Kenya’s ethnic groups – can architecture help them maintain their identity in the 21st century?
Foster & Partner’s Quartermile Development in Edinburgh is a prime example of a modern redevelopment project, with aspirations to elevate and repopulate an underused area of the city centre. Yet it also reflects a worrying trend in modern architectural design; the conflict between visual representations of architectural ideas and the built reality. Why do architects choose to lie to themselves?
In the wake of tragic vehicle-borne attacks in Nice and London, cities across the world are rushing to implement measures to protect their citizens. But these barriers risk turning historic cities into fear-inducing battlegrounds – is there a better way for architecture to protect us against terrorism?
David Chipperfield Architects’ competition-winning design for Edinburgh’s new SCO Concert Hall is big news for the city – so why can’t residents see the plans?