Two years have passed since Japan was hit by a tsunami. Since then, architects and designers have volunteered their skills and expertise to help rebuild communities and make plans for the future.
As payment becomes more convenient, coins seem increasingly cumbersome, so some streamlining is necessary if we are to continue using them. Here is Studio Thomson's set of coins for the digital age.
In his new book, the R&B renaissance man invites us into his world – along with Zaha Hadid, Anna Wintour and Buzz Aldrin. It’s a hard offer to turn down.
Ryue Nishizawa has used plants, stairs and windows to create the illusion of privacy and space in this tall, narrow urban home.
The giant animated roof of Coop Himmelb(l)au’s cultural building in South Korea harks back to the data-bubbles and inflatables of an idealistic age.
An elaborate sand-timer for Laikingland and an introspective model of a thinker for Swarovski, reflect the Dutch designer’s present state of mind.
Despite years of success at home and abroad, Kengo Kuma has resisted the lure of architectural showmanship and devoted his career to the quest for simplicity, combining tradition materials with technical virtuosity.