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
Friday, 19 August 2011 14:21

Pablo Bronstein

Charles Holland finds the ICA transformed into a Regency grand salon for an exhibition that explores the links between two ages of pastiche and populism.

Published in Review
Friday, 19 August 2011 11:23

Clerkenwell Highlights Part II

Designers have found inspiration in everything from knitting needles to Japanese rock gardens for the pick of this year’s exhibits.

Published in News
Friday, 19 August 2011 11:05

Clerkenwell Highlights Part I

Designers have found inspiration in everything from knitting needles to Japanese rock gardens for the pick of this year’s exhibits.

Published in News

The responses of young designers to world events ranged from hand-made radiation detectors to seesaw-powered washing machines.

Published in News
Friday, 19 August 2011 10:50

Clerkenwell Design Week 2011

The design festival made quite an impression (literally, in the case of Lulu Guinness’s Pin Art Machine) in this, its second year, with more than 150 events, an impressive array of exhibitors and a Victorian prison teeming with emerging designers.

Published in News
Thursday, 18 August 2011 16:17

London towers

London has two new skyscrapers: the Heron Tower, the tallest building in the City, and the Shard, the tallest building in the EU. We took sculptor Richard Wentworth to appraise them as additions to the street scene – and peek at OMA’s super-discreet bank HQ along the way.

Published in Features
Thursday, 18 August 2011 09:33

Dirt

Dirt is both a fetish and a pressing social problem in this exploration of filth in all its forms.

Published in Review
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 14:19

London Fashion Week

As the internet allows the general public a front-row view of catwalk shows, labels are seeking ever more exclusive venues.

Published in Review
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 11:15

Profile: Philippe Malouin

The simplicity of Philippe Malouin’s work is misleading. What really excites the London-based furniture designer is a tricky brief and the experimentation that eventually reveals a new way of doing things.

Published in Features

Zaha Hadid Architects opens its first school – a zigzagging bridge of glass, concrete and steel. It’s a slice of shining 
Hadid swagger for a deprived part of south London.

Published in News
Friday, 05 August 2011 00:00

Rediscovered Utopias

A defence of British suburbia celebrates the very traits most would rail against – homogeneity and the mundane

Published in Review
Thursday, 04 August 2011 15:53

Finsbury Health Centre

The Grade I-listed Finsbury Health Centre (1938) in Clerkenwell, London, is a revolutionary building designed by the Russian émigré architect Berthold Lubetkin and his Tecton practice.

Published in Icon of the Month
Thursday, 04 August 2011 10:51

AOC samples London

All architects take cues from the city around them, but the way that AOC samples London is different.

Published in Features
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 17:05

The Westway

The Westway, which opened in July 1970, is a botched modernist operation, as if part of Los Angeles’ freeway system has been grafted on to bypass west London’s coagulated arteries 
– only for London’s weakly pumping heart to reject it.

Published in Icon of the Month
Tuesday, 26 October 2010 08:08

LDF: Tuur van Balen's Pigeon D’Or

Revital Cohen and Tuur van Balen exhibited together during the London Design Festival in a show called Further Instructions. Here we have a look at van Balen’s contribution.

Published in News
Wednesday, 14 July 2010 15:09

Cities Under Siege

The city is being militarised as the conflicts in the global south come back to haunt us.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 14 July 2010 14:58

Election 2010

The British general election was a sorry spectacle of reused imagery drained of ideology.

Published in Review
Thursday, 08 July 2010 15:49

Richard Hamilton

The godfather of British pop art feverishly mixes and remixes images until their meaning changes into something shockingly new.

Published in Review
Friday, 27 February 2009 11:33

Review: Three short films

We were fortunate in February to be able to go to see not one but three new short films about architecture. Here’s a quick roundup of what we saw.
Published in NEWS
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