Author

 
Oliver Wainwright

Oliver Wainwright

    Frank Gehry's architecture of over-indulgence
    Frank Gehry's architecture of over-indulgence
    At the exit of Les Sablons Metro station, in a well-heeled western suburb of Paris, stands a brown tourist sign that appears to have been misprinted. Next to the recognisable fairground silhouettes of merry-go-rounds and swings, advertising the nearby Jardin d'Acclimatation, is a mess of...
    Designing over Khayelitsha's cracks
    Designing over Khayelitsha's cracks
    Sitting on a salvaged couch in the centre of her small corrugated-iron shack, Nomfusi Panyaza looks worried as clouds gather in the sky outside....
    For the love of laminates
    For the love of laminates
    It has lined the interiors of everything from greasy-spoon cafés to luxury cruise liners, from hospital wards to train cabins —...