In the decades since it was first released, Thomas Knoll's digital darkroom has become a brand, a verb and a defining symbol of our image-led culture, says Sam Jacob
The Stockholm-based design studio is working with small, local manufacturers to realise its vision of a 21st-century Scandinavian aesthetic.
The village of Harads has become an unlikely destination of architectural pilgrimage, all because of some rather beautiful tree houses.
Charles Holland enjoys the period details of celebrities’ childhood homes, but wishes that somebody would point out the elephant in the room.
Some artists take a very hands-on approach to architecture – digging it up, twisting it and slicing it up. We meet Mary Ellen Carroll, who is rotating a suburban house, and Richard Wilson, who punctures and dissects buildings.
Dan Graham has built more than 50 mirrored pavilions around the world. The culturally omnivorous artist and critic talks us through these ethereal, disorientating objects, which have influenced architects from SANAA to Herzog & de Meuron.
A preoccupation with public space has always been at the heart of Olafur Eliasson’s work. Now the Danish-Icelandic artist is designing his first solo building. “The mistake,” he says, “is claiming that what I’m doing is architecture”.
Ai Weiwei, who has been called called “a surgeon of space”, had his studio complex in Shanghai demolished by the Chinese authorities in January – just months after he built it at their request.
London designer Suzanne Lee’s clothes are made from sheets of cellulose grown from bacteria and yeast – could this be the path to environmentally friendly fashion?
The slick black suites and lounges of the French architect’s Viennese hotel succeed where One New Change failed.
A Portuguese house has a facade perforated with “siglas poveiras”, ancient symbols used by local fishermen to mark their possessions and bring good luck.
A traditional Japanese firm of porcelain manufacturers had brought in Spanish designer Jaime Hayón to give its range a fresh look.
Austrian practice LP Architektur has designed a timber-clad modernist “Passivhaus” cut into a hillside near Salzburg.
Morphosis completes its first Chinese project – a manmade island of executive and recreational facilities united under a vast green roof.
In the decades since it was first released, Thomas Knoll’s digital darkroom has become a brand, a verb and a defining symbol of our image-led culture