Friday, 23 May 2014 14:01

Zeitz Museum by Thomas Heatherwick

Thomas Heatherwick has unveiled plans to convert a giant concrete grain silo on the Cape Town waterfront into the continent’s first museum devoted to contemporary African art. It is already proving to be one of the British designer’s most heartfelt projects, says Christopher Turner

Published in Features
Monday, 19 May 2014 11:35

What’s next for Morag Myerscough?

In the first of a series of talks hosted by the Design Museum, in association with Icon, the London-based designer discusses her approach to “playful placemaking” with Owen Pritchard

Published in Features
Monday, 19 May 2014 11:30


It is 100 years since Oskar Barnack pioneered the lightweight 35mm camera – the window through which the 20th century watched cities rise and soldiers fall

Published in Icon of the Month
Monday, 19 May 2014 11:29

Design Indaba

Each spring creatives from around the globe migrate to Cape Town, as they have for the past twenty years, for a summit that explores how innovative ideas might help Africa

Published in Features
Monday, 19 May 2014 11:26

Design Studio gt2P

The young Santiago-based studio has quickly gained an international reputation for its computer-free experiments in parametric design

Published in News
Sunday, 18 May 2014 01:00

Henryk Tomaszewski

Henryk Tomaszewski's posters make him one of the pre eminent figures of post-war graphic design, says Agata Pyzik

Published in Review
Friday, 16 May 2014 09:16

Frank Gehry’s Biomuseo

Frank Gehry marks his first project in Latin America with a multicoloured collision of canopies on the banks of the Panama Canal

Published in News

The US space programme was so expensive that Nasa made the cost a selling point – turning it into the ultimate luxury product, says Thomas Jones

Published in Review

Lifts changed how classes mixed inside buildings and skyscrapers couldn't exist without them. Will Wiles rides up to the executive suite

Published in Review
Friday, 16 May 2014 01:00

AV Festival

The innovative festival in north-east England drew on the area's past while making links to a wider present, says Fatema Ahmed

Published in Review
Thursday, 15 May 2014 16:08

Virgin Trains

Passengers sensitive to the mindless abuse of Madchester-era colour schemes may wish to seek alternative means of transport

Published in Crimes Against Design
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 15:47

New South African design

An energetic new generation of South African designers is finding a global audience for the country’s local design scenes, from Cape Town’s Woodstock district to the bustle of Johannesburg, writes Emma O’Kelly

Published in Features
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 14:47

RW Concrete Church

Nameless Architecture’s quietly powerful church in Seoul explores the symbolic potential of raw concrete and simple box-like forms, says Douglas Murphy

Published in News
Monday, 12 May 2014 09:40

Bill Cunningham's Facades

The legendary street photographer Bill Cunningham spent eight years creating his Facades project, which retrospectively marries architecture and fashion. His essay paired models in period dress at historical locations, the fashion reflecting the time of construction

Published in GALLERY