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Heatherwick Studio: Designing the Extraordinary at the V&A opens today, confirming the notion that Thomas Heatherwick is currently everywhere. He also features on the cover of our June issue photographed by David Bailey. Here is the behind-the-scenes story of two strong personalities and a stuffed turkey vulture.

Published in NEWS
K2S Architects has used simple shapes and local materials to create a quiet, intimate space for reflection at the heart of bustling Helsinki.

Enter now and be in with a chance to win a copy of Thomas Heatherwick: Making, plus a private curator-led tour of the Heatherwick exhibition, courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

The Pershing Square Signature Center is an off-Broadway venue that ditches the flash alloys and returns to Gehry’s rough and ready roots.
Jean-Louis Cohen’s history of avant-garde architecture in the 20th century explores how ideas are conceived through buildings, providing fascinating insights into more familiar narratives, says Tim Abrahams.
Published in Reviews 2012

M Building

21 May 2012
Stéphane Maupin’s clever riposte to Parisian building regulations is a block of flats whose bland exterior belies the joyous mess within.

Pyongyang is a magpie collection of authoritarian forms and styles which draw on influences such as Moscow’s Metro and Haussman’s Paris. Owen Hatherley dips into a collection of essays on and photographs of the North Korean capital’s maniacal monuments.

Published in Reviews 2012
Clerkenwell Design Week is now a firm fixture in London’s design calendar and the third instalment of the festival is the biggest yet. Here is our preview.

Cascais House

14 May 2012
ARX’s spacious yet intimate house outside Lisbon is built for privacy and takes its influences from both Moorish and modernist masters.

With the 1948 “Austerity Olympics” as its starting point, the V&A surveys 60 years of British design, architecture and fashion. From punk posters to Laura Ashley florals, the exhibition questions contrived notions of national identity to reveal a country caught between modernity and nostalgia. Here’s our review.

Published in Reviews 2012
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