MCA Chicago’s ambitious exhibition leaves Sam Jacob in no doubt about how little we can hope to know about the buildings we inhabit.
For Icon’s Weather issue, Random International – designers of the extraordinary Rain Room installation at the Barbican’s Curve – chose five things that echo their minimalist ethos. Here are their picks, plus a short film on the project by Gramafilm.
The December issue is all about “Weather”. From the efforts of Brad Pitt’s Make it Right Foundation to rebuild a hurricane-flattened neighbourhood in New Orleans, to “Snow World” in Hyderabad, we look at how architecture creates environments that are insulated against the weather and ask how successful these can ever be.
This month a retrospective on Louis Kahn comes to Europe, the Whitechapel Gallery celebrates the revolutionary Aspen magazine, little known Soviet masterpieces go on display in Vienna and New York's Museum of Arts and Design looks at olfactory innovations from the past 100 years.
The Barbican's exhibition devoted to Britain's national fantasy figure and his secret service toys invited us to think of James Bond as a kind of design object. As the new Bond film opens, here's Will Wiles on "the drone strike in a dinner jacket".
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