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The Collectors

Artists Elmgreen & Dragset are turning Sverre Fehn’s 1962 Nordic Pavilion in Venice into a bachelor pad for their Venice Biennale exhibition The Collectors. Here,

Features

Aravena in Austin

The dormitory building nestles into the campus setting despite its bulk Austin, Texas is where Alejandro Aravena has completed his first major commission outside Chile.

Features

OMA’s The Prada Transformer

Inside the Prada Transformer’s first show, WaistDown OMA’s latest blockbuster is pretty modest by the standards of the last few years. In fact, it’s a

Features

Fabbers, Dabblers and Microstars

The technology is in place for everyone to become a designer. But just how realistic is the utopian vision of a user-generated future, and what

Features

Framing Modernism

Aircraft hangar by Pier Luigi Nervi, 1940 (image: Riba Photographs Collection) Modern architecture was fascist Italy’s way of pretending to be civilised – the result

Review

Alcoholic Architecture

Anyone for a lungful of gin and tonic? Bompas & Parr open a bar serving atomised drink, a new departure in atmospheric design. Sam Jacob

Review

Objectified

Jonathan Ive (image: Gary Hustwit) A feature film about product design is a rare thing indeed. This one is set in a strangely familiar parallel

Review

Synecdoche, New York

Cotard directs the replica Cotard A man builds a second Manhattan in a warehouse and wrestles with the big questions of death, truth and reality

Review

JG Ballard

JG Ballard (image: Bettmann/Corbis) With the death of JG Ballard in April, modern architecture lost one of its strangest and most powerful advocates. Strange, because

Icon of the Month

Hidden Forms

Collecting everyday design can seem like an end in itself, so it’s good to see the mundane treasure of a Swiss professor made useful, says

Review

Editor's choice

Design London makes LDF debut this September

ROOI Design creates temporary structure using recyclable building components

How fashion company Community Clothing is breathing new life into Britain’s manufacturing industry

ICON x RAK Ceramics

Crimes Against Design: The plastic shopping bag

ICON x RAK Ceramics

An exploration into Scandinavia’s most remote architecture

ICON x Bolon

Yinka Ilori brings the feel-good factor back to London

Peris+Toral’s modular apartments in a Barcelona suburb blur the boundaries between public and private spaces


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

ROOI Design creates temporary structure using recyclable building components

How fashion company Community Clothing is breathing new life into Britain’s manufacturing industry

ICON x RAK Ceramics

Crimes Against Design: The plastic shopping bag

ICON x RAK Ceramics

An exploration into Scandinavia’s most remote architecture

ICON x Bolon

Yinka Ilori brings the feel-good factor back to London

Peris+Toral’s modular apartments in a Barcelona suburb blur the boundaries between public and private spaces


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