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UK housing design needs to be more Scandinavian

Communal spaces are far more important in Scandinavian housing – Britain could learn a thing or two

Opinion
05.05.21

Who is London building upwards for?

A new report on the capital's tall towers reveals a city still gripped by real estate speculation and unaffordable housing, despite ongoing crises

Opinion
15.04.21

Ending the destruction of our planet is a design challenge

We need to leave behind toxic materials, systems and products whose damage we can’t justify any longer, argues Parley's Cyrill Gutsch

Opinion
05.04.21

Crimes Against Design: Downing Street’s briefing room

At a cost of £2.6m, the UK government's new press briefing room is nothing more than a vanity project, argues Matthew Ponsford

Crimes Against Design
31.03.21

No more new: why architecture’s future lies in the past

We have an urgent collective duty to retrofit and repurpose, argue Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd

Opinion
23.03.21

Why on earth are we so obsessed with terrazzo?

From Instagram-friendly bathrooms to gimmicky phone cases, terrazzo has become nothing short of a viral design trend

Crimes Against Design
19.03.21

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
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

Comment
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

Review
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'

Review
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

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Nick Cave and Knoll Textiles collaborate to unveil a vibrant collection of upholstery, wallcovering and drapery

From the Archive: A short history of the iconic Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen

A duo of new exhibitions at MoMu unpack the role of twentieth century fashion


Architects

Wrapped Arc de Triomphe unveiled in Paris

Sir David Adjaye wins Royal Gold Medal for Architecture

Gómez Platero designs world’s first large-scale memorial to victims of the pandemic

RIBA goes digital-only with new wave of architect lectures

Turning a Roman ruin into an underground art museum

MoDusArchitects creates sculptural portal on Italian ring road

NEON’s Shiver House re-imagined in wood for 5th anniversary

Network Rail launches design competition to re-imagine local train stations

Notre-Dame spire to be restored to pre-fire design


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Design London makes LDF debut this September

London’s biggest showroom of vintage Scandinavian furniture opens in Hackney Wick

Discover Boss Design’s sustainability journey and latest launch Sia

Top 5 architectural hideaways from around the world

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ICON 210 : Winter 2022

Meet the couple who designed and built a tiny house holiday home in Dorset

Nick Cave and Knoll Textiles collaborate to unveil a vibrant collection of upholstery, wallcovering and drapery

From the Archive: A short history of the iconic Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen

A duo of new exhibitions at MoMu unpack the role of twentieth century fashion


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