General Architecture’s copper-clad office building in Skelleftea, northern Sweden, has all sorts of conventional characteristics – right angles, windows in wall.

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Thursday, 28 July 2011 15:44

New Simplicity pop-up exhibition

A key, a pen and a torch are all part of an exhibition looking at simplicity in design.

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Thursday, 28 July 2011 15:43

Doug Aitken demolishes house

“I decided to choreograph the demolition,” says artist Doug Aitken, who recently knocked down his home – with his parents inside it.

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Thursday, 28 July 2011 15:41

Montreal Design Part 1

Montreal's designers gathered at the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) for a live design event as part of the city’s fourth annual Portes Ouvertes design festival.

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Thursday, 28 July 2011 15:40

Montreal Design Part 2

Solid soup and edible plates that are worn like jewellery are two of the latest products created by experimental food designer Diane Bisson.

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Thursday, 28 July 2011 15:39

Clerkenwell Design Week 2010

Clerkenwell Design Week celebrates the east London neighbourhood that is host to thousands of architects and designers and 60-odd design showrooms.

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Thursday, 28 July 2011 15:37

Clerkenwell Design Week: Africa

We talked about Africa for the second series of icon minds, to coincide with our special issue looking at architecture, design and the urban environment on that continent (icon 084).

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Thursday, 28 July 2011 15:34

Elephant Parade

The elephants on London’s streets have more to do with private wealth than public art.

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Thursday, 28 July 2011 15:02

Visual Planning and The Picturesque

Nikolaus Pevsner’s “lost” study of townscape finally makes it into print – how do the RIBA’s latest odes to urban renewal measure up against its principles?

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Thursday, 28 July 2011 14:57

Conversation: Seymour and Pesce

Conversation between designers Jerszy Seymour and Gaetano Pesce.

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Thursday, 28 July 2011 14:56

Villa Nurbs by Enric Ruiz-Geli

Tim Burton meets Jacques Tati at the house of the future.

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Bringing gardens and artists to one of the most violent cities in Mexico.

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This SAS Royal Copenhagen hotel room is a portal to the past – stopped in time, preserved for posterity while everything around it is changing

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Thursday, 26 August 2010 14:55

The Vakko Fashion Centre by REX

A chaotic interior is disguised by a minimal glass exterior at a new office building in Istanbul designed by New York-based practice REX.

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Monday, 16 August 2010 14:43

Autarky by Formafantasma

Autarky is a series of vessels and lampshades made using the simplest of materials and techniques. It’s the latest project from Formafantasma, a studio of two Italian designers based in Eindhoven.

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Friday, 13 August 2010 14:49

Uncorporate Identity

Crisis, hyperpower, migration, brands, rogue microstates, server farms … Maverick Dutch design and branding agency Metahaven riffs on how design serves the nation state in this extraordinary book.

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Friday, 30 July 2010 05:00


Illicit photography makes a magnificent theme for an exhibition and Tate Modern brings us every bedsheet and bloodstain.

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Friday, 16 July 2010 08:49

Sex and the City 2

The shopping-and-sisterhood blockbuster is a vitally important text on the commodification of the city. And shoes.

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