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Brutal it may be, but the Barbican is actually architects’ kindest gift to Clerkenwell, argues Will Wiles

 

It’s been two decades since David Eyre opened The Eagle on Farringdon Road with Michael Belben, thus starting the whole gastropub phenomenon. The chef, who now runs the Eyre Brothers restaurant in Shoreditch, talks to Liz Edwards about the early days in EC1

 

LA architecture practice Hirsuta investigate hairy buildings in a show at Sci-Arc, Studio Makkink and Bey curate Industrious Artefacts in the Netherlands, Les Figues Press stage a literary festival at Hollywood’s Schindler House, and the Geffrye Museum offers us a real view of the Japanese home.