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Posts tagged 'Cape Town'

Glass bricks and pink balconies: Two Five Five completes playful tower in Cape Town

The Uxolo project references postmodernism and South African textile design Words by Francesca Perry South Africa-based practice Two Five Five Architects has completed a playful

Architecture

Paradise Lost: the virtuosic moments and misfires of Thomas Heatherwick

Icon met Heatherwick in 2017. Portrait: Felicity McCabe. In the lobby of Thomas Heatherwick’s studio, a coffee table is being erected at impressive speed, its

Features

8 Architectural projects in Cape Town you should know

Aside from its natural beauty, Cape Town – the base of Design Indaba – plays host to numerous interesting and unusual architectural projects. Cape Town

Buildings

A closer look at Design Indaba’s legacy projects

  On the silver jubilee of the Conference, we look back at the Design Indaba projects that have transcended the Conference stage For 25 years

Features

Design Indaba 2020 preview: The best is yet to come 

  As the Design Indaba Festival embarks on its silver jubilee edition here’s a sneak preview of what to expect on and off the Conference

NEWS

Design Indaba 2018: A festival of optimism in the face of ecological turmoil

Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan playful typographic playground at Design Indaba Design Indaba 2018 once again lured a roster of international designers, filmmakers, musicians and

Review

Design Indaba conference 2017: ‘A huge range of talent, and the majority come up trumps’

This year’s event in Cape Town again successfully melded together design superstars with emerging practitioners, but its growing global reputation holds risks as well as

Review

Highlights: Design Indaba

Acting, music and dance were all in the mix at a design conference in Cape Town that refuses to categorise and define the limits of

Review

Hella Jongerius: “There’s too much shopping without any social or environmental consciousness”

The self-proclaimed “design pastor” denounced production “without any social or environmental consciousness” and called on designers to be more responsible at Design Indaba in Cape Town

News

Zeitz Museum by Thomas Heatherwick

The 1920s silo in Cape Town was once the tallest building in South Africa (images: Heatherwick Studio) Thomas Heatherwick has unveiled plans to convert a

Features

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

We need to design AI systems free of bias and harm

High-rise greenhouses open in Paris suburbs

Giant pink paddling pool opens in central Melbourne

Ettore Sottsass apartment interior recreated in Milan

Learning centre opens at King’s Cross nature reserve

Rock-like Chapel of Sound designed in Chinese valley

Printmaking Workshop designed for TU Dublin

LEGO launches wooden homeware collection

Virgil Abloh: ‘I’m here to be an inspiration’


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


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Design London makes LDF debut this September

We need to design AI systems free of bias and harm

High-rise greenhouses open in Paris suburbs

Giant pink paddling pool opens in central Melbourne

Ettore Sottsass apartment interior recreated in Milan

Learning centre opens at King’s Cross nature reserve

Rock-like Chapel of Sound designed in Chinese valley

Printmaking Workshop designed for TU Dublin

LEGO launches wooden homeware collection

Virgil Abloh: ‘I’m here to be an inspiration’


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: 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