Wednesday, 06 March 2013 15:26

Profile: reconstructing post-disaster Japan

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.

Published in Features
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:00

British coinage system

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.

Published in Rethink

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.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 11:16

Tokyo garden house by Ryue Nishizawa

Ryue Nishizawa has used plants, stairs and windows to create the illusion of privacy and space in this tall, narrow urban home.

Published in News
Monday, 11 February 2013 16:03

Busan Cinema Centre by Coop Himmelb(l)au

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.

Published in News
Thursday, 07 February 2013 11:28

Maarten Baas for Swarovski and Laikingland

An elaborate sand-timer for Laikingland and an introspective model of a thinker for Swarovski, reflect the Dutch designer’s present state of mind.

Published in News
Tuesday, 05 February 2013 10:30

Profile: Kengo Kuma

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.

Published in Features
Friday, 01 February 2013 00:00

The Meaning of Home

Edwin Heathcote's elegant guide to domestic symbolism entertains and informs Daisy Froud, but is curiously lacking in illustrations

Published in Review