Tuesday, 09 August 2011 15:21

The Pioneers

Exit Art’s history of independent art spaces in New York reignites a lost sense of activism.

Published in Review
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 14:59

Architect

The collected soundbites of the Pritzker prize-winners are totally excruciating.

Published in Review
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 14:40

Shanghai Flyovers

In just ten years, Shanghai has built an astonishing cat’s cradle of downtown elevated highways and overpasses. At night, they shine with blue neon. It’s a sublime spectacle – the architecture of the future.

Published in Features
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 14:28

Marcel Wanders’ airplane tableware

Marcel Wanders has turned his eye for the decorative on one of the least appealing spectacles of the modern world – the in-flight meal. But does whimsy work at 30,000ft?

Published in Features
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 14:17

Luis Gispert

We look at the world from the pilot’s point of view, a horizon mediated through a technological bubble.

Published in GALLERY
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 12:55

Interview: Norman Foster

Never has an architect been so associated with flight as Norman Foster. Here he talks about how he wants to return glamour to air travel, how the Boeing 747 is his favourite work of architecture and how he hopes to be one of Virgin Galactic’s first tourists in space

Published in Features
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 12:37

Le Royal Monceau by Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck has inflicted his special brand of luxury wackiness on a prestigious Paris hotel, turning the Cigar Bar 
into a bordello and cramming the rooms with personal effects.

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 12:27

Interieur 2010

Prototypes that combined new ways of seeing with bright execution stole the show at this year’s Belgian Design Biennale.

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 12:20

Caza Fez by Àlvaro Leite Siza Vieira

Àlvaro Leite Siza Vieira’s house for his family in Porto, Portugal, might look modern, but the architect sees it as an experiment in classicism.

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 12:13

The Cube by 5468796 Architecture

5468796 Architecture’s award-winning silver Cube – a dynamic stage and canvas – has ruffled feathers in Winnipeg, Canada.

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 12:05

Design Academy Eindhoven 2011

A retired robot, a graphic novel and a build-it-yourself row boat were some of the highlights of this year’s Design Academy Eindhoven graduation show in October.

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 11:51

Carsten Höller's Soma

To explore the effects of an ancient mystical hallucinogen, Carsten Höller is feeding mushrooms to reindeer and inviting museum visitors to spend the night watching the results.

Published in News

This complex for a pharmaceuticals company by Àlvaro Siza and Carlos Castanheira contains everything from laboratories to a hotel.

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 11:22

Non-Sign II by Lead Pencil Studio

A surreal advertising hoarding at a Canadian/US border crossing sells the sky at cut price.

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 11:05

Samitaur Tower by Eric Owen Moss Architects

Eric Owen Moss wants to inject some verticality into Los Angeles. So he’s built a multi-storey beacon for two developers in Culver City, a fast-regenerating corner of LA’s “enormous horizontal swash”.

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 10:58

Villa Tumle by Johannes Norlander

Swedish architect Johannes Norlander has created a hexagonal family home that engages with the local landscape.

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 10:49

Iller Hydroplant by Becker Architects

A sensitive context and a host of technical challenges haven’t prevented Becker Architects from creating a hydroelectricity plant that’s a sculptural delight.

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 10:36

The Airstream Trailer

Wally Byam, creator of the streamlined aluminium caravan, imagined armies of travellers spreading peace. The Airstream became the favoured trailer of US military and political power.

Published in Icon of the Month
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 10:19

Aric Chen

My selections are a bit arbitrary in the sense that there’s no common thread – other than the many ways that design, in all its diversity, inspires me.

Published in Five Most Wanted
Thursday, 24 March 2011 14:37

Airport carpets

At airports we seldom notice the flat-weaved kaleidoscope beneath our feet. But why not pause a while to celebrate the geometric gum-covered sublimity of the airport carpet?

Published in Crimes Against Design
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