The simple, reduced forms of Floris Hovers’ miniature boats, cars and other vehicles should be seen less as designs, more as “playful thoughts” the Dutch furniture and toy maker says – it’s up to children to make something of them.
Plasma Studio and Groundlab have reinterpreted Buckminster Fuller’s language of ecological high technology to create a landscape of sharply angled planthouses and pathways.
Barcelona’s former bullfighting arena is now home to the bloody yet bright spectacle of Rogers Stirk Harbour’s mall.
Cassina has recreated a 1940s bookcase by the celebrated neo-rationalist designer, solving the structural problems of an influential but precarious prototype.
Paris architect X-TU has completed a reptile-like natural history museum which slinks across a prehistoric site in South Korea.
An exhibition of James Stirling’s models and drawings at Tate Britain explores the British architect’s “audacious compositional bravado” and reveals the intellectual consistency underpinning his controversial career.
For our "Toys" issue, London architects Make turn Lego’s Fallingwater kit into an organic tree-like structure that “conveys vitality and growth.” Watch the time-lapse video here.
Watch a time-lapse video of Foster + Partners remaking two classic Lego architecture models (Fallingwater and the Empire State Building) to make a seriously clever mixed-use mash-up. You can see more top British architects tinkering with Lego in our “Toys” issue, out now.
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