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Festspielhaus in Erl

25 February 2013

Delugan Meissl Architects has completed a striking, angular concert hall in the Austrian Alps that contains the world’s largest orchestra pit.

The Hungarian architect Stefan Sebök worked with legends of the Bauhaus and of Soviet constructivism. A new book reveals more about his work but, as Edwin Heathcote discovers, Sebök himself remains elusive.

Published in Reviews 2013

As payment becomes more convenient, coins seem increasingly cumbersome, so some streamlining is necessary if we are to continue using them. Here is Studio Thomson's set of coins for the digital age.

OS and OOS

18 February 2013

This Eindhoven-based design duo’s musings on the sun have yielded a series of mesmerising lights that mimic celestial movements.

In his new book, the R&B renaissance man invites us into his world – along with Zaha Hadid, Anna Wintour and Buzz Aldrin. It’s a hard offer to turn down.

Published in Reviews 2013

Tokyo garden house

13 February 2013

Ryue Nishizawa has used plants, stairs and windows to create the illusion of privacy and space in this tall, narrow urban home.

Busan Cinema Centre

11 February 2013

The giant animated roof of Coop Himmelb(l)au’s cultural building in South Korea harks back to the data-bubbles and inflatables of an idealistic age.

Maarten Baas

07 February 2013

An elaborate sand-timer for Laikingland and an introspective model of a thinker for Swarovski, reflect the Dutch designer’s present state of mind.

Design Indaba 2013

05 February 2013

The world’s leading design conference, which brings together speakers from different disciplines and from all over the world, runs from 27 February to 1 March this year.

Cover story: Kengo Kuma

05 February 2013

Despite years of success at home and abroad, Kengo Kuma has resisted the lure of architectural showmanship and devoted his career to the quest for simplicity, combining tradition materials with technical virtuosity.

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