Christchurch’s landmark cathedral gets a cardboard redesign by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who is the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate.

It’s 10 p.m. in the chandelier-dappled cocktail bar of Belfast’s boutique Merchant Hotel, a column-fronted landmark built in the 1850s as the headquarters of Ulster Bank. Judging by the ritzy clientele, there’s just as much capital here today.