Monday, 14 May 2012 10:14

Cascais House by ARX

ARX’s spacious yet intimate house outside Lisbon is built for privacy and takes its influences from both Moorish and modernist masters.

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In south-east Spain, on Cartagena’s harbourfront, Madrid-based practice SelgasCano has created a vibrant auditorium and congress centre that makes ingenious use of low-cost materials and glows at night like a radioactive Chinese lantern.

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José María Sánchez Garcia’s renovation of a square around Roman ruins in Spain weaves a modern layer into the fabric of an ancient city.

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Dance has always been a multidisciplinary form but the Belgian choreographer Frédéric Flamand has specialised in striking collaborations, working with leading architects including Zaha Hadid, Thom Mayne, Diller + Scofidio and Dominique Perrault to explore the limits of bodies and cities

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Wednesday, 25 April 2012 14:35

Objects by Seung-Yong Song

This collection by a Korean designer challenges our restricted thinking about an everyday object – the chair – and gives it multiple uses.

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Monday, 23 April 2012 14:51


Equipped with nicotine cartridges in various flavours and a screw-in battery pack, Skycig smokeless cigarettes promise a “perfect alternative to traditional cigs”. But can an electronic stick really replace the rituals and sensations associated with smoking? Here’s our review.

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Wednesday, 18 April 2012 15:33

Design Indaba: Sissel Tolaas

The Norwegian chemist specialises in capturing the smell of places and is passionate about the social implications of her unusual line of work.

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Tuesday, 17 April 2012 09:30

United Nations Redesign

A Dutch team led by Hella Jongerius is redesigning the room where the world’s biggest decisions are made.

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Wednesday, 04 April 2012 00:00

Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream

A new show at MoMA takes the foreclosure crisis as the starting point for imagining an alternative, but not necessarily better, future for America's suburbs. Here's our review

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