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Posts tagged 'children'

PVC perils: why bouncy castles are a design nightmare

Popular with pandemic parenting, the inflatable play-houses are more than just lurid eyesores – their use is bound up with plastic waste and social inequality

Crimes Against Design

1970s Beijing warehouse transformed into play landscape 

The Playscape children’s community centre was designed by local firm waa to enable a variety of activity-based learning and adventure Chinese architecture firm waa (we

Design

Lego: The building block toys that every child knows

Lego bricks. Photo by Benjamin D. Esham via Flickr  Very few children in the West today will be unfamiliar with Lego’s plastic building blocks, designed

Features

Hravo: Getting back in the game

The Slovakian brand is reviving the country’s long history of toy-making and bringing the joys of hand-crafted games to a new generation. But will 21st-century

Features

‘Chic, bling, pimp my ride, pearl, silver, black and white’

Artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd’s soft-play area inspired by a neolithic statue is one of three unusual spaces designed for children that have opened in London

News

Editor's choice

Design London makes LDF debut this September

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’

ICON 206: Winter 2021


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

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’

ICON 206: Winter 2021


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