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Wrapped Arc de Triomphe unveiled in Paris

The posthumous Christo and Jeanne-Claude project marks the end of an era – in more ways than one

News
20.09.21

Ajlan Gharem announced as winner of the Jameel Prize

Established by the V&A and Art Jameel, the prize awards the best contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition

Design
20.09.21

2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial kicks off

Titled The Available City, the event runs 17 September to 18 December across Chicago and online

Architecture
17.09.21

Design London makes LDF debut this September

Design London will be the largest destination for contemporary design at this year’s London Design Festival

Partnership Feature
16.09.21

Opinion

Behind Greece’s new tallest building, a neighbourhood reshaped by profit

PVC perils: why bouncy castles are a design nightmare

Jony Ive and Prince Charles will save us all with design, apparently

‘For Indigenous communities, architecture is a symbol of colonisation’

The promise of Hip-Hop Architecture

The design industry too often leaves people behind

Environmentally sustainable projects need to be socially sustainable too

UK housing design needs to be more Scandinavian

Emergency housing for homeless young people must be better designed




Architecture

Wrapped Arc de Triomphe unveiled in Paris

The posthumous Christo and Jeanne-Claude project marks the end of an era – in more ways than one

News
20.09.21

2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial kicks off

Titled The Available City, the event runs 17 September to 18 December across Chicago and online

Architecture
17.09.21

2021 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist announced

The annual prize celebrates the best of architecture in the UK – and six buildings are shortlisted

Architecture
16.09.21

Cities

London’s Design District opens on Greenwich Peninsula

Paris plans first ‘zero-carbon’ neighbourhood

New book explores the cultural and social history of the London pub

South Kensington installations propose greener London

Social housing and the hopes of young Londoners: Ayo Akingbade’s A Glittering City

Exploring the poetic mundanity of urban peripheries – in photographs

New exhibition showcases cartoons of city life

CEBRA adds a new neighbourhood to Aarhus in Denmark

Oslo, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Budapest commit to clean construction


Design

Ajlan Gharem announced as winner of the Jameel Prize

Established by the V&A and Art Jameel, the prize awards the best contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition

Design
20.09.21

Design London makes LDF debut this September

Design London will be the largest destination for contemporary design at this year’s London Design Festival

Partnership Feature
16.09.21

Oases: Reinforcing the agility of the future workplace

UK-based furniture manufacturer Elite continues to show its ability to accommodate the requirements of the fast-evolving marketplace

Advertisement Feature
13.09.21

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: 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

Behind Greece’s new tallest building, a neighbourhood reshaped by profit

Plans for Foster + Partners’ Marina Tower herald the greenwashed privatisation of an Athens suburb

Opinion
17.08.21

PVC perils: why bouncy castles are a design nightmare

The inflatable play-houses are more than just lurid eyesores – their use is bound up with plastic waste and social inequality

Crimes Against Design
06.08.21

Jony Ive and Prince Charles will save us all with design, apparently

The pair has teamed up to launch the Terra Carta Design Lab, inviting RCA students to develop solutions to the climate crisis

Opinion
24.07.21

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