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Architecture

Well played

One Danish playground designer is replacing slides and swings with sharks and helicopters. Alexandra Lange joins in the fun

The wall of sound

Acoustics can make the difference between a good building and a bad one. Simon Willis meets the designers finding new ways to control the cacophony

Reconstructivism

Moscow’s modernist buildings were denounced by Stalin and then neglected. But as Noah Sneider discovered, they are now being restored by a new generation of architects with a different view of history

Demolition man

Ole Scheeren is one of the world’s most successful young architects. As Simon Willis explains, he has built himself up by deconstructing the high-rise

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