Digital Mag

Amid a climate crisis, what does the ‘ideal city’ look like?

A new book showcases projects that contribute to more inclusive, sustainable and desirable cities. But does its optimism tackle the scale of the problem?

Opinion
19.02.21

Gyms are a crime against design

The commercial cult of the body is invading our urban spaces, argues Edwin Heathcote

Crimes Against Design
19.12.20

The problem of a lack of diversity in architecture starts early, but it can be fixed

We need to do more to expand access to the profession from a young age, says Nisha Kurian

Opinion
16.12.20
Road closed sign

In the low-traffic neighbourhoods debate, designers need to talk about ownership 

Pedestrianisation has become a flashpoint as cities learn to live with the impacts of Covid-19. But democratic decision-making and community investment should be central to the conversation

Opinion
07.12.20

Architectural visualisations need to be more representative of our diverse societies

Architecture can play a role in helping to heal unconscious racial biases – and that starts with depicting an accurate, inclusive array of users

Opinion
19.11.20

Taking the ‘master’ out of masterplans: why we need to rethink the role of the architect

If we want cities to be more inclusive, we should design them collaboratively

Opinion
10.11.20

Why architects need to consider emotional inhabitance

The British poet LionHeart, who collaborates with architecture practices, explains why emotion-centred design is so important

Architecture
16.10.20
Milan Magis Stand Salone 2

Will design weeks survive the pandemic?

Writer and curator Max Fraser goes head to head with designer and author Seetal Solanki on the future of design weeks

Design
01.09.20

Vox pop: Dockless E-Bikes

Will shared e-bikes continue to be a part of the city furniture? Peter Smisek ventured to Shoreditch to find out more about dockless e-bikes and their users

Opinion
27.08.20

The Shenzhen Experiment: The Story of China’s Instant City

Once just a rural borderland, today Shenzhen is a city of twenty million and a technology hub

Opinion
25.08.20

Review: Feminist City by Leslie Kern

A new book from the American urban geographer interrogates how women experience the barrier-riddled 'city of men'

Opinion
17.08.20

Does design hold the answer to later-life loneliness?

It may not be an infectious disease, but loneliness is an epidemic that has significant consequences for health and disproportionately affects older people. Eugene Marchese, founder and CEO of Guild Living, believes that residential designs appropriate for later life could be the remedy.

Opinion
22.06.20

How developers can bring wellbeing concepts to the housing market

Opinion
29.05.20
apple credit card

Inconvenient and overdesigned, Apple’s credit card may just be its next success story

Crimes Against Design
14.05.20
Between beauty and the sublime: Water After All

Between beauty and the sublime: Water After All

Review
08.04.20
Coronavirus and the City

Coronavirus and the City

Comment
06.04.20
A Planet to Win reveals some inconvenient truths about environmental politics

A Planet to Win reveals some inconvenient truths about environmental politics

Review
03.04.20
The supermarket makes consumption as easy as breathing

The supermarket makes consumption as easy as breathing

Crimes Against Design
30.03.20
Aerial view of Nagele. A thick ‘cloak’ of trees shields the parallel clusters of terraced houses from the expanse of the polder

Icon of the Month: Nagele, Flevoland

Icon of the Month
25.03.20

Electricity pylons: blots on the landscapes that they litter

Crimes Against Design
20.03.20

Architects declared, when will designers?

Comment
18.03.20

Editor's choice

Logomotive: a history of American railroad graphics

Major new contemporary art museum opens in Spain

Public space restored in Albanian village with carpet-inspired design

Vallet de Martinis designs two brick schools for French town of Noyon

FRPO designs new cultural hub in Mexican city of Toluca

Amid a climate crisis, what does the ‘ideal city’ look like?

Tokyo public toilet designed as ‘floating’ concrete block

DK-CM turns old laundry house into dance studios

Lithuanian bus station designed as tree-filled social hub


Architects

RIBA goes digital-only with new wave of architect lectures

Architect David Chipperfield is known for his minimal designs

Tatiana Bilbao is one of Mexico’s most creative designers

The high-tech, inside-out design of Richard Rogers

Robert Venturi: a postmodernist pioneer

A look at the life of designer-inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller

Norman Foster is one of the early pioneers of high tech architecture

Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum is sensitive to tradition and culture

America’s architect: Frank Lloyd Wright


More

Logomotive: a history of American railroad graphics

Major new contemporary art museum opens in Spain

Public space restored in Albanian village with carpet-inspired design

Vallet de Martinis designs two brick schools for French town of Noyon

FRPO designs new cultural hub in Mexican city of Toluca

Amid a climate crisis, what does the ‘ideal city’ look like?

Tokyo public toilet designed as ‘floating’ concrete block

DK-CM turns old laundry house into dance studios

Lithuanian bus station designed as tree-filled social hub


Videos

ICON Minds: the future of the home

ICON Minds: the future of work

Sustainable design: Pentatonic x Snarkitecture talk recycled materials

Salone del Mobile preview: Tomas Alonso and Studio Brynjar & Veronika for Swarovski

New Nordic design

UK Construction Week

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Nendo’s Oki Sato

Keiichi Matsuda: Augmented Hyper-Reality