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Designers can – and should – have local impact

The pandemic has activated designers to expand their traditional roles – and we’re not going back, write Andrew Brown and Katherine Sacco

Opinion
20.01.22

Powered by dance: Glasgow arts centre generates energy from clubbers

The Bodyheat project at SWG3 shows how designing renewable energy systems can be fun, too

Design
18.01.22

Mac Collins wins Design Museum’s new annual prize

The young furniture designer receives the inaugural Ralph Saltzman Prize, a new award that celebrates emerging designers

Design
14.01.22

Levi’s launches recycled and recyclable jeans

The new, circular version of the iconic 501 jeans is another step in the fashion industry's reckoning with its environmental footprint

Design
14.01.22

Opinion

Designers can – and should – have local impact

We need to design AI systems free of bias and harm

The dark arts of Big Oil advertising

Play is not a luxury – and our cities need to reflect that

Rethinking the future of the Los Angeles River

There is nothing ‘super’ about superyachts

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




Architecture

Vietnamese tea factory transformed into museum

The adaptive reuse project in Vietnam’s Central Highlands creates a cultural hub steeped in history

Architecture
13.01.22

Foster + Partners designs Datong Art Museum

A series of corten steel-clad pyramidal forms defines this sunken museum in northeastern China

Architecture
10.01.22

Women of architecture celebrated in MAXXI exhibition

Dorte Mandrup, Liz Diller and Mariam Kamara among those featured in new exhibition in Rome

Architecture
07.01.22

Cities

Mecanoo-designed Manchester district completes

In Nice, a new neighbourhood covered in plants emerges

‘Modernist Glade’ created in Milton Keynes by Hayatsu Architects and Tue Greenfort

‘15-minute city’ idea wins Obel Award

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


Design

Hands-free function and hand-crafted form, from VOLA

Enjoy the confidence of contactless hygiene in a smart, minimal design

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19.01.22

Powered by dance: Glasgow arts centre generates energy from clubbers

The Bodyheat project at SWG3 shows how designing renewable energy systems can be fun, too

Design
18.01.22

Mac Collins wins Design Museum’s new annual prize

The young furniture designer receives the inaugural Ralph Saltzman Prize, a new award that celebrates emerging designers

Design
14.01.22

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

Designers can – and should – have local impact

The pandemic has activated designers to expand their traditional roles – and we’re not going back, write Andrew Brown and Katherine Sacco

Opinion
20.01.22

We need to design AI systems free of bias and harm

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems can have damaging effects, especially on marginalised communities, says Sasha Constanza-Chock

Opinion
08.12.21

The dark arts of Big Oil advertising

Green fields, blue skies and nostalgic architecture: the fossil fuel advertising of 20th-century Britain inspired delusion. Now we are not such willing participants 

Opinion
09.11.21

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