Wednesday, 31 August 2011 12:35

Studio FormaFantasma

The Italian design duo’s Botanica range of vases reinvents plastic as a craft material by using long-forgotten plant and animal polymers.

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Friday, 26 August 2011 12:05

The Vorticists

With only a week left to see The Vorticists at Tate Britain, we bring you Owen Hatherley’s review of this exhibition celebrating the “insurgent avant-garde” art movement that flourished in London before and during World War One.

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Dominique Coulon has built an angular and colourful educational complex on the site of a notorious housing estate in the Paris banlieues.

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Tuesday, 23 August 2011 14:38

Perfect Architect

Agata Pyzik enjoys a deft novel that is part parody of, part paean to the world of starchitects.

Published in Review
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 14:24

Sentient City

Data clouds are transforming our spatial and social relationships within the city.

Published in Review
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 14:14

Charlotte Perriand

Photographs of found objects were the stimulus for many of the furniture designer’s classic works.

Published in Review
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 12:24

Champalimaud Centre by Charles Correa

Charles Correa’s medical research centre in Lisbon is a private building that has turned over half its site to dramatic public spaces.

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Tuesday, 23 August 2011 12:19

Pothole Lamp by Diefabrik

Diefabrik’s intriguingly shaped white lampshades caused a stir at DMY Berlin, where visitors were slow to grasp how they were made.

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Tuesday, 23 August 2011 12:05

Belgian Pool House by Steven Vandenborre

Steven Vandenborre has used a simple design language of concrete and timber to create a secluded holiday retreat – in a Belgian suburb.

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Tuesday, 23 August 2011 11:34

Jean Prouvré

The work of the great French modernist was everywhere at Design Miami/Basel, while G-Star Raw and Vitra have reissued 17 classic pieces.

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Tuesday, 23 August 2011 11:19

Sebastian Bergne's glassware

The designer’s glassware is a playful response to the gestures of drinking: the clinking of tumblers or a warming hand on the bowl of a cognac glass.

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Tuesday, 23 August 2011 11:06

Peter Zumthor: Serpentine Pavilion 2011

With a hidden garden of wild flowers at its heart, this year’s design is a call for architects to reassess the relationship of building and garden.

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Tuesday, 23 August 2011 10:59

Seed of Narcissus by Tomas Libertiny

Tomas Libertiny and his 60,000 bees tested the limits of Venetian glassmaking to produce their largest collaboration to date.

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Friday, 19 August 2011 15:47

Variate Labs' future furniture robots

The robots of the future, says Variate Labs’ Miles Kemp, won’t be humanoid servants. They will be the buildings and furniture around us, shape-shifting to our needs. Architecture will be in the hands of the user – or an army of intelligent nanobots.

Published in Features
Friday, 19 August 2011 15:33

Data centres and secret servers

Data centres are the vast storehouses of all our digital traffic, yet security concerns dictate that they remain anonymous: featureless boxes unmarked by corporate logos and hidden in the landscape.

Published in Features
Friday, 19 August 2011 15:15

BERG's smart technology

Design practice BERG has adopted science fiction authors William Gibson, Bruce Sterling and Warren Ellis as its “giant uncles”, but it is less interested in the distant future than in today’s ever smarter technology. The really hard task, they say, is “inventing next year”.

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Friday, 19 August 2011 15:07

Playboy Club

Jestico and Whiles’ design for the Mayfair club flirts with 1960s nostalgia to reinterpret Hugh Hefner’s vision of a louche bachelor heaven.

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Dieter Rams’ 1959 modular shelving system has grown old gracefully, living up to the German designer’s high ideals of enduring simplicity, harmony and flexibility.

Published in Icon of the Month
Friday, 19 August 2011 14:47

Lee Broom

While not all of the items on this list feature for purely aesthetic reasons, these are the things I encounter every day and simply can’t do without.

Published in Five Most Wanted
Thursday, 18 August 2011 10:07

Tverrfjellhytta Pavilion by Snøhetta

Snøhetta has mixed traditional and modern construction techniques to create a shelter “like a big bench” in the Norwegian wilderness.

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