Stirling prize 2017 shortlist: from a cool crowdfunded pier to a giant hole in the ground

The biggest truck-lift in Europe, built by Richard Rogers for the British Museum, is vying with a gloriously ungaudy pier and a Glasgow tower that thinks it’s a town. Read our critic’s take on the full shortlist here

How does the internet feel?’ Chloe Lamford’s astounding stage designs – in pictures

Hacktivists in ball pools, teenagers riding unicorns and a world powered by actors on bikes … Chloe Lamford’s playful sets take audiences by surprise. She explains how she creates them

1930s Australia: the art deco designs ushering in a brave new world – in pictures

The 1930s were a time of rapid modernisation in Australia, with construction and engineering feats, such as fast rail and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, butting up against the political and social upheaval of the Great Depression and the second world war.