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The design industry too often leaves people behind

Design has been seduced by hypergrowth, leaving behind those with needs not considered profitable, explains Harriet Gridley

Opinion
17.06.21

New gallery space in Accra designed using raw earth 

Amba Gallery is dedicated to ‘taking ownership and control of how African art is represented’

Design
16.06.21

Sound Advice releases Now You Know publication addressing inequality in architecture

The book features 60 architects and urbanists tackling discrimination in the built environment industry

Architecture
15.06.21

3XN and SLA complete wave-inspired climate centre in Denmark

The Klimatorium – a hub for storm surge, water and climate research – has wooden seating integrated into its facade and a climate-responsive landscape

Architecture
14.06.21

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Unemori Architects creates "earthquake-proof" community centre in Fukushima

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Zaha Hadid Architects to Design New Italian Hyperloop

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Ini Archibong creates Pavilion of the African Diaspora "for the black voices leading us into the future"

Industry News

OMA Will Build Out the First American Pompidou Center in Jersey City

Industry News

snøhetta and saferock develop zero-carbon concrete for the future building industry

Industry News

Munch Museum completes in Oslo and gears up for autumn opening

Industry News

'useless architecture' exhibition at the noguchi museum explores a social purpose for sculpture

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MAD architects' artistic practice plays with light with two newly unveiled installations

Industry News

Studio Gang designs One Hundred skyscraper with angled facades in St Louis

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Architecture

Sound Advice releases Now You Know publication addressing inequality in architecture

The book features 60 architects and urbanists tackling discrimination in the built environment industry

Architecture
15.06.21

3XN and SLA complete wave-inspired climate centre in Denmark

The Klimatorium – a hub for storm surge, water and climate research – has wooden seating integrated into its facade and a climate-responsive landscape

Architecture
14.06.21

A tribute to ordinary London, the 2021 Serpentine Pavilion opens

Designed by Counterspace, the pavilion celebrates places significant to London's migrant communities

Architecture
11.06.21

Comment

Coronavirus and the City

Architects declared, when will designers?

How architects have allowed internment camps to fester

The quiet life must be heard

We need to treat data as a building material

Public Practice: It’s time for nationwide action on planning, not just high-level ambition

Hyper-gentrification in Berlin has transformed how the city functions

How the design of a building can help patients heal

What went wrong with Covent Garden?


Design

New gallery space in Accra designed using raw earth 

Amba Gallery is dedicated to ‘taking ownership and control of how African art is represented’

Design
16.06.21

Parley and M.I.A release ocean waste eyewear collection

The Clean Waves eyewear range is created from marine plastic debris and reclaimed fishing nets

Design
08.06.21

Fashion designer Nicholas Daley creates immersive, music-filled exhibition

Return to Slygo at NOW Gallery celebrates the designer’s Jamaican-Scottish roots and love of music

Design
02.06.21

Videos

ICON Minds: the future of the home

ICON Minds: the future of work

Sustainable design: Pentatonic x Snarkitecture talk recycled materials

Salone del Mobile preview: Tomas Alonso and Studio Brynjar & Veronika for Swarovski

New Nordic design

UK Construction Week

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Nendo’s Oki Sato

Keiichi Matsuda: Augmented Hyper-Reality


Opinion

The design industry too often leaves people behind

Design has been seduced by hypergrowth, leaving behind those with needs not considered profitable, explains Harriet Gridley

Opinion
17.06.21

Environmentally sustainable projects need to be socially sustainable too

The two aspects are inextricably linked, says Ton Venhoeven

Opinion
02.06.21

UK housing design needs to be more Scandinavian

Communal spaces are far more important in Scandinavian housing – Britain could learn a thing or two

Opinion
05.05.21

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