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Architecture & Design

The Serpentine Pavilion has landed - first review

Like a giant egg or a Stone Age spaceship, architect Smiljan Radic’s Serpentine Pavilion is a symbol of hope and something more mysterious.

Zaha Hadid Building Wins Design of the Year 2014

Architect Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan has won the Design Museum's Design of the Year Award for 2014. She is the first ever woman to win the prize in the competition, which is now in its seventh year. Featuring Hadid's signatu

Exhibition review: Ming: The Golden Empire, Edinburgh

For 276 years, beginning in the 14th century, the Ming dynasty ruled China. It was a period of growth, prosperity and the pursuit of excellence in craftsmanship and the arts, coming down to us now in the porcelain with which the period is synonymous.

Ancient Lives, British Museum

As a child I had morbid fascination with Ancient Egypt and the mummification process, so news of this British Museum exhibition thrilled and delighted me. Now having seen it for myself there is plenty to absorb and learn not just about the people but the

Lesley Manville and Richard Eyre, James Patterson, Nicholas Hytner, Ming

Kirsty Lang talks to actress Lesley Manville and director Richard Eyre about filming their award-winning production of Ibsen's Ghosts.

Ming: The Golden Empire - National Museum of Scotland

Discover the extraordinary story of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), a period of China’s history marked by economic strength and a dramatic flourishing of the arts. Meaning brilliant or bright, the Ming era represents the starting point of modern China.

Serpentine Pavilion - Serpentine Gallery

Radić is the fourteenth architect to accept the invitation to design a temporary Pavilion outside the entrance to the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens. His design follows Sou Fujimoto’s cloud-like structure which was visited by almost 200,000 p

Serpentine Gallery 2014, Kensington Gardens, review: 'captivating'

The Serpentine Gallery has unveiled the latest of its annual pavilions - and it resembles a giant doughnut.

This summer's Serpentine pavilion is the weirdest ever

Is it a giant cocoon? The site of a pagan ritual? Or a 60-tonne pebble? Chilean architect Smiljan Radic breaks new ground with his creation for the annual experimental commission.