New Zealander Jake Evill turned a broken arm into a learning experience, redesigning the orthopaedic cast as a digitally devised “exoskeleton”.
Spanish firm Cruz y Ortiz's restoration of the Netherland's largest museum shows the grandeur of 19th-century romanticism in a new light.
Hong Kong-based Rural Urban Framework is working to tackle the unique problems that have emerged in China as a result of its rapid growth and authoritarian social policies – and creating models for the country’s future in the process.
Vitamins, Design and Invention Studio likes to bring a touch of wonder to its products. For its latest trick, it has created a collapsible wheel for wheelchairs that can be folded down with the frame.
Brasil Arquitetura has continued São Paulo’s proud tradition of brutalist public architecture, creating a massive concrete culture and music complex in a tight inner-city space.
While much recent design has been preoccupied with the opportunities presented by new technologies, this Dutch design studio has been thinking ahead to the risks of the future.
A professor of atomic physics, a team of scientists and two industrial designers have come up with a pair of glasses so simple to use that you can adjust the prescription yourself.
Amid the showiness of contemporary high-profile architecture, this Ghent-based practice stands out for its thoughtful, sensitive and reticent approach to existing buildings and its original designs.
With his Heath Robinson contraptions and dark imagined futures, Thomas Thwaites has a intriguing take on society, science and technology.
This month we talk to Fernando Romero, architect of the Soumaya Museum, about working for OMA and also for Carlos Slim, the richest man in the world – and Romero’s father-in-law. Edwin Heathcote visits David Chipperfield’s Jumex Museum in Mexico City, and Frida Escobedo, our cover star, explains how she’s mixing modernism with more ornamental traditions. Plus 24 pages of the latest German designs.
2014 begins with Barber Osgerby turning curator at the Design Museum and the Royal Academy putting on its biggest ever architecture exhibition. There's also Herbert Bayer's graphic art in Berlin, Moshe Safdie in Los Angeles, hysteria in film at the Freud museum, and a history of architecture in the Arabian peninsula.
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