Wednesday, 10 August 2011 10:36

Absalon

The Israeli artist’s project for living is both monastic and militaristic.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 10:28

Bone Dinner

A Birmingham gallery expertly rehashed the idea of eating as performance.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 10:14

Food on the Move

The much-maligned motorway service area gets the history it deserves.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 10:04

Cities in video games

The cities created for video games are not just interchangeable killing fields. They are designed without constraints, charismatic protagonists in their own right – and well worth exploring.

Published in Features
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 09:53

Joseph Kosinski makes Tron: Legacy

Disney’s sequel to cult sci-fi classic Tron was placed in the hands of Joseph Kosinski, an architect best known for his commercials. He talked us through the creation of his virtual world – Blade Runner as designed by Mies van der Rohe and Louis Kahn.

Published in Features
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 09:40

Zaha Hadid's Guangzhou Opera House

Zaha Hadid Architects’ opera house in Guangzhou is the product of a supreme technological effort. The practice explains the brainpower and computing prowess needed to capture the simplicity of two boulders washed up by the Pearl River.

Published in Features
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 09:31

Suzanne Oxenaar's Llove Hotel

Japan’s “love hotels”, where amorous couples spend a night (or less) in themed rooms with zany decoration, get a designer update courtesy of Suzanne Oxenaar.

Published in News
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 09:09

The Coiling Collection by Raw-Edges

Soft, yielding felt is made rigid and supportive in design duo Raw-Edges’ latest experimental line of furniture.

Published in News
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 09:01

Casa 360 by Subarquitectura

Spanish studio Subarquitectura has built a family home that resolves its sloping site by looping the loop.

Published in News

A new campus-on-stilts by Coldefy & Associés Architectes Urbanistes is inspired by the utopian floating cities of the 1960s.

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 17:06

Konusho T-House by StudioGreenBlue

Inspired by fog, StudioGreenBlue’s family home in a Tokyo suburb uses perforated metal screens to create varying degrees of privacy and visibility.

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 16:54

Exhale by Rachely Rotem and Phu Hoang

Rachely Rotem and Phu Hoang’s delicate, dynamic pavilion on Miami Beach resembles a swarm of creatures from the deep.

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 16:49

Fraunhofer Institute by JSWD

You’d expect a facility built to research “smart materials” to have something special about it – in this case it’s a unique metal skin.

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 16:43

The Shingle House by NORD

NORD Architecture builds a house for Alain de Botton’s Living Architecture project in the nuclear landscape of Dungeness. It’s the best yet of this series of modernist holiday homes.

Published in News

The tallest tower in the world, designed by Information Based Architecture, opens in Guangzhou, China.

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 16:13

Technics SL-1200 series

Technics turntables have dominated nightclubs and the airwaves since the middle of the 1970s but now face extinction.

Published in Icon of the Month
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 15:59

Karim Rashid

I have chosen my five objects of desire based on things that I feel make life less stressful, more sensual and more engaging, while injecting some sort of human spirit into the everyday.

Published in Five Most Wanted
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 15:49

Anti-sitting devices

Why do we allow developers to cover every possible seat in spikes, turning our urban spaces into beds of nails?

Published in Crimes Against Design
Monday, 28 February 2011 16:35

R2B2 by Christoph Thetard

Christoph Thetard’s pedal-powered kitchen unit puts old techniques to new uses in an effort to reduce our dependence on electricity.

Published in News
Friday, 25 February 2011 12:00

The Pierre by Olson Kundig Architects

Influenced by houses in hill towns, Olson Kundig Architects’ residence for an art collector is integrated into the rocky landscape by force.

Published in News
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