Monday, 19 May 2014 11:30

Interview: Daniel Libeskind

The New Cities Foundation hosted an summit on the future of cities in two of Niemeyer's buildings in São Paulo's Ibirapuera Park. Daniel Libeskind, a trustee of the Foundation, who is about to break ground on his first South American project in the city, spoke to Christopher Turner after his keynote address

Published in Features
Wednesday, 02 October 2013 01:00

New Brazilian designers

Fernando and Humberto Campana are seen as the godfathers of modern Brazilian design, and the influence of their ‟alchemical” use of salvaged materials is seen a new generation. But these young designers are determined not to live in the shadow of their forebears, says Christopher Turner

Published in Features
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:46

House K by Sou Fujimoto

Sou Fujimoto places a typically ingenious family house with a dramatic sloping roof on a tricky suburban site. 

Published in News
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 10:53

Computer mouse

Created 50 years ago at Stanford, this point-and-click device named after the common rodent was a visionary invention, developed long before the internet even existed

Published in Icon of the Month
Monday, 23 September 2013 12:51

Mitate Collection: Studio Wieki Somers Lamps

Studio Wieki Somers has created a family of lamps inspired by visits to Japanese Samurai houses

Published in News

Over the past 50 years, São Paulo’s architects have developed a distinctive concrete modernism that is at once monumental and intimate – solid as a fortress, but inviting everybody in. Among the city’s endless skyscrapers, it has resulted in some of the liveliest public spaces on Earth.

Published in Features
Monday, 23 September 2013 11:00

Aldi

Could a confident and witty rebrand help to remind the sourdough-obsessed classes of the value of cheap groceries?

Published in Rethink
Thursday, 05 September 2013 14:16

Designers of the future

As part of its annual award for emerging practices, W Hotels sent three designers abroad to learn from and create alternative aesthetics. 

Published in News

The first English translation of a classic of modernist planning and a recent work on informal structures shed new light on a polarised subject, says Owen Hatherley

Published in Review
Sunday, 01 September 2013 01:00

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes

MoMA presents a compelling case, says Claire Barliant, for seeing Le Corbusier as a lover, not a conqueror of nature

Published in Review
Sunday, 01 September 2013 01:00

The Alternative Guide to the Universe

The painstaking, at times obsessive, work of self-taught artists and inventors presents a poignant vision of the future says Will Wiles

Published in Review
Sunday, 01 September 2013 01:00

Prefab: Palaces for the people

Elisabeth Blanchet offers a poignant study of the emergency homes that became part of the suburban British landscape, says Owen Pritchard

Published in Review