Tuesday, 16 August 2011 11:15

Profile: Philippe Malouin

The simplicity of Philippe Malouin’s work is misleading. What really excites the London-based furniture designer is a tricky brief and the experimentation that eventually reveals a new way of doing things.

Published in Features
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 09:32

Natura by Sebastian Bergne

Sebastian Bergne’s range of cookware for Tefal might look like cast iron, but it’s lightweight aluminium – and it’s meant to help its user lose weight too.

Published in News
Thursday, 11 August 2011 14:47

New City Reader and Beyond

Two fascinating new architecture zines show there’s life in print.

Published in Review
Thursday, 11 August 2011 09:42

Voyager 1

The space probe is about to become the first man-made object to leave the solar system. It is a beautiful expression of the best sort of human ambition.

Published in Icon of the Month

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.

Published in Features
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 11:47

Kutani by Hayón

A traditional Japanese firm of porcelain manufacturers had brought in Spanish designer Jaime Hayón to give its range a fresh look.

Published in News
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 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

Two beautiful books document the construction of Brasília and the life of its inhabitants.

Published in Review
Monday, 08 August 2011 15:30

Profile: François Roche and R&Sie(n)

The uranium in François Roche’s Venice exhibit was confiscated by police. His practice, R&Sie(n), has been hit hard by the financial crisis. But architecture’s professional outsider is still out to infiltrate and contaminate the world.

Published in Features

Zaha Hadid Architects opens its first school – a zigzagging bridge of glass, concrete and steel. It’s a slice of shining 
Hadid swagger for a deprived part of south London.

Published in News
Friday, 05 August 2011 11:22

Living Architecture

Part holiday home, part missionary outpost, the Balancing Barn perches on a ridge in Suffolk like the cliffhanger finale of The Italian Job re-enacted with an extra-long Gulfstream trailer.

Published in Features
Thursday, 04 August 2011 10:51

AOC samples London

All architects take cues from the city around them, but the way that AOC samples London is different.

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"Contemporary design is still very much a boys' club," says Nika Zupanc. “I’m challenging that.”

Published in Features
Thursday, 04 August 2011 10:34

The City's End/The Fires

Burning, flooding, freezing and nuking ... Why does everyone have it in for New York?

Published in Review
Thursday, 04 August 2011 10:31


Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster has architects designing dreams. But even in dreams, the client limits the fun.

Published in Review
Thursday, 04 August 2011 10:13

Secular Rosaries by Matt Jones

The shipping forecast has been turned into a rosary by Matt Jones.

Published in News
Thursday, 04 August 2011 09:43

The High-Visibility Vest

High-visibility clothing is the closest thing 21st-century Britain has to a national costume

Published in Icon of the Month
Thursday, 04 August 2011 09:32

Beautiful rejects

“There’s a saying in our trade: the better the idea, the more unlikely it will see the light of day,” says Sam Hecht, partner of design studio Industrial Facility.

Published in Features

Prayer has always been an essential part of life for the Poor Clares, an order of nuns.

Published in News
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