The ultimate symbol of our throwaway culture has proved surprisingly enduring. In its 20th year, and despite some unfortunate associations, it’s still keeping up with the times.

Published in Icon of the Month
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 15:28

Sun Moon Lake by Norihiko Dan and Associates

A “tranquil and mysterious” setting is reflected in the fluid concrete and winding pathways of Norihiko Dan’s Taiwanese visitor centre.

Published in News
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 14:58

Metropol Parasol by Jürgen Mayer H

Jürgen Mayer H claims to have created the world’s largest glue-built timber structure: an “atmospheric cover” for a Seville square.

Published in News
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 14:08

The Golf Course

These manmade buffers between high-end property developments and the rest of the world have very little to do with sport, and even less to do with nature.

Published in Crimes Against Design
Thursday, 11 August 2011 16:56

Estoril Sol by Gonçalo Byrne

An apartment building in Cascais, Portugal,acts as a large-scale sculpture connectingthe surrounding park to the coast.

Published in News
Thursday, 11 August 2011 15:13

Outdoor Design Report 2011: Nature's Bounty

Designers get down to earth with primitive huts, a shoe that blossoms into wildflowers and a tree-trunk Panton chair.

Published in News
Thursday, 11 August 2011 11:31

Galeria Solar S Roque by Manuel Maia Gomes

Architect Manuel Maia Gomes takes a brutalist approach to the baroque in a gallery and student flats carved out of a 16th-century house.

Published in News
Monday, 21 February 2011 15:16

The Daily Pattern by Zara Atelj

Textile designer Zara Atelj’s research project translates news streaming information into colourful graphics for curtains, clothes and bedsheets.

Published in News