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Architecture

A robot revolution

Building work once done by human hands can now be done by machines. That, as Jonathan Glancey explains, opens up new possibilities for architects

Stair flair

Superseded by elevators in the tall buildings of the 20th century, stairs are once again becoming architectural centrepieces. Tom Vanderbilt looks at the best, from Sydney to San Francisco

Home is where the bark is

Most houses could be spruced up with a bit of greenery but some architects have begun to embed living trees within the structure of their buildings. Jonathan Glancey branches out

State of the art

As he turns 70, Nicholas Serota is about to open a major extension to Tate Modern. Fiammetta Rocco assesses his legacy to date

A modest revival

Once everyone wanted buildings of glass, steel and outrageous curves. But is the twilight of starchitecture falling?

Design for living

From the National Mall in Washington to a business school in Moscow, David Adjaye makes buildings for the world. Ariel Ramchandani trails the man and his work from one continent to another

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