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High-rise greenhouses open in Paris suburbs

The Cité Maraîchère project in Romainville hosts and promotes sustainable urban agriculture

Architecture
07.12.21

Giant pink paddling pool opens in central Melbourne

The interactive installation outside the National Gallery of Victoria references Australia's pink salt lakes

Design
07.12.21

Ettore Sottsass apartment interior recreated in Milan

Triennale Milano has opened a new installation dedicated to the Italian designer, including the reconstruction of a 1967 apartment he designed

Design
06.12.21

Learning centre opens at King’s Cross nature reserve

The Camley Street Natural Park learning centre, designed by Erect Architecture, promotes engagement with nature in the middle of the city

Architecture
03.12.21

Opinion

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

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

The promise of Hip-Hop Architecture




Architecture

High-rise greenhouses open in Paris suburbs

The Cité Maraîchère project in Romainville hosts and promotes sustainable urban agriculture

Architecture
07.12.21

Learning centre opens at King’s Cross nature reserve

The Camley Street Natural Park learning centre, designed by Erect Architecture, promotes engagement with nature in the middle of the city

Architecture
03.12.21

Rock-like Chapel of Sound designed in Chinese valley

OPEN Architecture’s rural, open-air concert hall appears as if emerging from the landscape

Architecture
02.12.21

Cities

‘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

Exploring the poetic mundanity of urban peripheries – in photographs

New exhibition showcases cartoons of city life


Design

Giant pink paddling pool opens in central Melbourne

The interactive installation outside the National Gallery of Victoria references Australia's pink salt lakes

Design
07.12.21

Ettore Sottsass apartment interior recreated in Milan

Triennale Milano has opened a new installation dedicated to the Italian designer, including the reconstruction of a 1967 apartment he designed

Design
06.12.21

LEGO launches wooden homeware collection

The brand associated with plastic bricks and play goes all serious and sustainable. Is this a grand return to the company's wooden roots?

Design
01.12.21

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

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

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

Design should embrace children and their development by enabling diverse play wherever possible, argue Amica Dall and Penny Wilson

Opinion
29.10.21

Rethinking the future of the Los Angeles River

Waterways have the potential to make cities more sustainable and joyful – but it requires collaboration, creativity and community, explains Mia Lehrer

Opinion
05.10.21

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