In this globally extensive section, featuring projects in Peru, India, China, Syria and Australia, we meet architects and designers whose ideas and impact have gone beyond the limits of the physical environment, addressing issues from community regeneration to post-Brexit land-use and post-war reconstruction.
Architecture isn’t just about buildings and monuments any more – in 2019 it can be an app, a landscape, the process of conceiving and fundraising for a community skatepark in Athens, or a vast $500m arts centre on wheels.
A modular apartment block for flexible living
A second life for trees in this Japanese water garden
A home excavated out of a quarry
A new climate controlled park in Taiwan
A skate park designed with the community
A walkable parabolic roof for a public library
A car park that is also a playground
A new gallery for Milton Keynes
A new arched roof of meshed metal as a symbol of endurance in a conflict torn city
A postcode for London's homeless
A post-Brexit policy that localises farming
A home for Sydney's Islamic community
A new shelter for an ancient archaelogical site in Peru
An online platform for reusing architectural waste
An expandable performance centre on wheels
A regional effort to revitalise village life
Discover the most innovative designs across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design from the past 12 months, as nominated by design experts from around the world.