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Icon in Qatar

28 November 2008
Icon has just returned from Qatar, where IM Pei’s Museum of Islamic Art is about to open.
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KT: the listening room

27 November 2008
Designed especially for Tokyo Designers Week 2008 by MAT Studio & Elastik Architecture, KT: The Listening Room is an experiment in the acoustics of private space, with the intent of avoiding the city’s stimulating visuals.
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Pathfinder, an indoor “sat-nav” system, is going to be trialled at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
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Thirty-six aluminium-cast silver birch trees, reaching up to eight metres in height, populate the ground floor and surrounding pavement of the Hermès store on New Bond Street in London, allowing passers-by to become “caught in the forest”, says David Hills of architects DSDHA.
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A Chesterfield sofa appears to have inspired the soft white ceiling of Artfarm, a gallery and storage space for an art collector on the grounds of his rural retreat in Salt Point, upstate New York.
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Last night, Stockholm-based German artist Carsten Höller opened his temporary nightclub in London – a fantastical mix of the West with the Congo – in an old warehouse in Angel.
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Holy Cross Church

19 November 2008
A fibreglass church has been erected by the bay at Jyllinge on Denmark’s Sjælland island. It’s a luminous volume in the open landscape. “From the distance it looks like polished cement and once you come closer it looks like marble,” says Jan Søndergaard, principal of Copenhagen practice KHR.
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The Financial Times and sustainable development organisation Forum for the Future have announced a $75,000 (£50,100) prize for the best idea aimed at tackling climate change. The prize will be awarded to the “practical idea” that does most to reduce emissions and “make us more resilient to the change ahead”.
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On Monday 24 November Alberto Alessi will be in conversation with Deyan Sudjic at the Design Museum. Alessi will be responding to footage from a selection of the “Design Interviews”, a series of DVDs produced by Museo Alessi.
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18 November 2008
A 1950s train station, 1930s office buildings and a medieval cathedral are all distorted and compressed in the facets and prisms of a brightly coloured urban kaleidoscope in the city centre of Cologne.
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