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Finland welcomes new design festival to Helsinki

This August sees the inaugural edition of a brand-new design festival, set to become an annual fixture on the international design calendar

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10.08.22

Vitra acquires Kazuo Shinohara’s iconic Umbrella House

The Swiss manufacturer has relocated one of Japanese architect Kazuo Shinohara's last remaining homes from Tokyo to its campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany

Architecture
10.08.22

Norm Architects complete Michelin-starred restaurant ÄNG in Sweden

The spectacular greenhouse is set within the Ästad Vingård and creates a stimulating interplay between architecture, food and art

Architecture
05.08.22

Biennale De Renava opens its first edition in Bonifacio

The biennale presents the works of internationally renowned artists such as Rineke Dijkstra, Anish Kapoor and Kara Walker and proposes alternative visions of the Mediterranean

Design
04.08.22

Design

Finland welcomes new design festival to Helsinki

Biennale De Renava opens its first edition in Bonifacio

André Fu announces three site specific commissions for Hong Kong Palace Museum

Memphis Milano opens the doors of the new Memphis Milano Galleria

Korea’s newest wave of artists land in London

We meet the Nordic designers bucking the minimalist trend

The graphic designers around the world you should follow

DesignKind explores the relationship between racial and climate justice

How fashion company Community Clothing is breathing new life into Britain’s manufacturing industry




Architecture

Vitra acquires Kazuo Shinohara’s iconic Umbrella House

The Swiss manufacturer has relocated one of Japanese architect Kazuo Shinohara's last remaining homes from Tokyo to its campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany

Architecture
10.08.22

Norm Architects complete Michelin-starred restaurant ÄNG in Sweden

The spectacular greenhouse is set within the Ästad Vingård and creates a stimulating interplay between architecture, food and art

Architecture
05.08.22

World Architecture Festival 2022 reveals shortlist ahead of ‘Together’ Lisbon event

Celebrating the world's most innovative architectural projects, WAF will host a live event from November 30 - December 2, bringing together the global community of architects and designers

Architecture
01.08.22

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

Finland welcomes new design festival to Helsinki

This August sees the inaugural edition of a brand-new design festival, set to become an annual fixture on the international design calendar

Advertisement Feature
10.08.22

Biennale De Renava opens its first edition in Bonifacio

The biennale presents the works of internationally renowned artists such as Rineke Dijkstra, Anish Kapoor and Kara Walker and proposes alternative visions of the Mediterranean

Design
04.08.22

André Fu announces three site specific commissions for Hong Kong Palace Museum

Architect and designer André Fu was tasked with creating three site specific commissions including a major installation of modular seating

Design
25.07.22

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

Emergency housing for homeless young people must be better designed

Three UK architects discuss how to improve emergency shelters for homeless youth

Opinion
14.07.22

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
13.07.22

Crimes Against Design: The plastic shopping bag

Its design proved so universal – and disposable – that it’s now facing bans. But, asks Tara Okeke, was this the future the bag’s Swedish inventor expected?

Opinion
28.06.22

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