Friday, 29 January 2010 11:59

Design USA

A 10-year survey of American design at the Cooper Hewitt, New York, highlights its commercial colours.

Published in Review
Friday, 08 January 2010 10:50

First Works

The AA brings together the debuts of the starchitects – can it offer any pointers to today’s young practices? Geoff Shearcroft looks for tips.

Published in Review
Tuesday, 05 January 2010 13:45

Cite du design by LIN

Cite du design in Saint-Etienne, France, has been completed by Berlin- and Paris-based studio LIN. Part new-build, part renovation, part monument, it provides space for Ecole Supérieure d’Art et Design de Saint-Etienne.

Published in News
Monday, 04 January 2010 13:57

Pike Loop by Gramazio & Kohler

Pike Loop, a 22m-long wall at the corner of Pike and Division streets in lower Manhattan, was built on site by a robot called R-O-B, heralding a new era for brick construction.

Published in News
Monday, 21 December 2009 14:39


A churchload of designers get chucked out of their studio.

Published in Features
Monday, 21 December 2009 13:50

Zaha Hadid's Maxxi

Is speed an essential quality of the 21st-century museum? If the architect’s job is to oil the wheels of the culture industry, then perhaps it is. With Tate Modern getting 4 million visitors a year, you need to drive the culture-hungry through the pens quickly. But the museum is not traditionally a place of swift passage, it’s one of thoughtful wandering and edifying pauses

Published in Features
Monday, 21 December 2009 10:22

Thomas Demand

Germany’s complex national psyche is explored with paper and scissors in Thomas Demand’s searching show, says Sophie Lovell.

Published in Review
Thursday, 17 December 2009 16:18

Church by Supersudaca

“It’s hard to break a building that is already broken,” says Juan Pablo Corvalán of mischievous South American collective Supersudaca.

Published in News
Thursday, 17 December 2009 16:08

Essence by Luca Nichetto

“I want the objects to have a very good personality,” says product designer Luca Nichetto of a new collection of vessels called Essence.

Published in News
Thursday, 17 December 2009 15:59

Railway station by Santiago Calatrava

With biomimicry and incessant repetition of structural elements the Liège-Guillemins TGV station is trademark Santiago Calatrava. A sweeping roof of massive span rakes out over the surroundings, making this a deeply impressive building.

Published in News
Thursday, 17 December 2009 15:11

Blogger, the 21st-century Gutenberg.

Published in Icon of the Month
Thursday, 17 December 2009 14:55

Under A Fiver: Industrial Facility

We asked designers Sam Hecht and Kim Colin – Industrial Facility – 
to delve into their collection of cheap things. In the latest in the series, they peel – or is it wash? – a potato with a special pair of gloves.

Published in News