Jon Astbury is a writer, curator and lecturer. He is assistant curator in architecture and design at the Barbican, and has formerly held editorial positions at The Architectural Review and the Architects’ Journal.
Vietnamese studio Vo Trong Nghia Architects has completed Urban Farming Office, its own head office in Ho Chi Minh City, creating a concrete-framed building covered in a "vertical farm" of vegetables, fruits and herbs. More
Slovakian architecture studio DF Creative Group has converted a former heating plant in Bratislava into a cultural centre, complementing its industrial structure with a series of contemporary additions. More
Dutch practice Studio Space Architecten has collaborated with local design firm Studio REDD to create their own shared office space in the Netherlands, with a barn-like form clad in black-stained timber. More
White, minimalist living spaces sit within a raw exterior of rough brick walls and galvanised steel openings at this extension to a ground-floor flat in east London, designed by local practice Studio Hallett Ike. More
Architecture practice Studio Zhu-Pei drew on traditional Chinese architecture to create the sweeping concrete roofs and stone walls of the Zibo OCT Art Centre in the eastern province of Shandong. More
London architecture and design practice Yellow Cloud Studio has completed Courtyard House, the renovation of a Victorian terrace in Stoke Newington, creating bright living spaces that overlook an internal courtyard. More
London practice ZMMA has transformed the home of artist Thomas Gainsborough in Sudbury, Suffolk, into a gallery and museum with a material palette of redbrick and flint informed by his landscape paintings. More