Oliver Wainwright

Syndicated Museum Exhibit Celebrates Strange Architectural Contraptions

Artist William Heath Robinson's peculiar genius is on display in this recent show with wiggling ducts, jumbles of planks and coils of cable

Features How NASA Technology Is Uncovering Lost Cities

Recent laser surveys have revealed traces of a vast urban settlement, comparable in size to Los Angeles, around the temples of Angkor in the Cambodian jungle

Features Bjarke Ingels' Pyramid For The Minecraft Generation

Is it a wall? Is it a cave? Actually, this year’s pavilion started life as shelves

Syndicated Inside Facebook And Friends: A Rare Tour Around Tech's Mind-Boggling HQs

Facebook has wifi-enabled meadows, LinkedIn an in-house chef, Samsung tai chi in a garden

Design Britain's First Amphibious Homes Embrace Water Woes

A luxury floating house on the Thames that rises and falls with the water levels

Gaming & Play A 90-Second Ride Into the Future of Virtual Reality

The man who put the 3D visual magic into Harry Potter has set his sights on the future of everything—from ‘experiential branding’ to training surgeons

Home Google Scatters Itself Into Alphabet Blocks as a Sign of Its Success

Google has become so ubiquitous it is choosing to fade into the corporate background

Innovation Camera Records Favorite Smells

The Madeleine is a device that captures the scent of your memories in tune with the trend of moment-capturing on Instagram and other social media.

Work Dutch Architects Use Waste Management To Improve Urban Life

The Architecture Foundation's latest exhibition shows how to compost coffee grounds and make a playground out of old wind turbines.

Advertising Who Is Toyo Ito?

The 71-year-old architect has finally won the Pritzker prize for an experimental body of work that refuses classification.

Home Electronic Tattoo Monitors Patient Symptoms Remotely

Scientists have developed a flexible circuit board that can be printed directly on to skin to transmit data back to a doctor.

Technology iPad App Teaches Surgeons As They Work

Mobile surgical simulator lets medics in the operating room swipe and learn as they perform procedures.

Design Will Clothing Soon Be Grown By Plants?

From living shoes to a strawberry plant that grows lace, more and more research is being done into how to organically produce wearable items.

Innovation Can 3D-Printed Houses Measure Up To Traditional Architecture?

Janjaap Ruijssenaars' design can be printed from sand 'just by pressing enter'. But is this high-speed construction a step in the right direction?

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