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Designers take on ritual objects

Attempts to reimagine objects at the centre of rituals have proliferated in recent years, as designers seek to restore meaning to age-old habits and symbolism

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Toda House by Kimihiko Okada

For a mountainous, populous country, Japan has a pronounced aversion to building on sloping land. The danger of landslips during earthquakes is the usual explanation,

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Ticket vending interface

Travel is one of the biggest causes of stress in our daily lives in the UK. There is an almost universal understanding of this across

Rethink

Community Cooker wins World Design Impact Prize

The Community Cooker was the winner of the inaugural World Design Impact Prize for socially responsible projects, awarded at the launch of Helsinki World Design

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Himalayas Centre Shanghai by Arata Isozaki

Since the Pudong district of Shanghai was declared a Special Economic Zone in the early 1990s, the former farmland area has been the site of

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Xinjin Zhi Museum by Kengo Kuma

The Xinjin Zhi museum in Chengdu, in south-western China’s Sichuan province, is an exhibition building dedicated to Taoism located near the base of a mountain

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Geek Orthodox: the Apple store religion

As the Vatican is to the Catholic church, as Mecca is to Islam, so the big glass cube where 5th Avenue touches Central Park is

Features

Ab Rogers

Inspiration is everywhere; it can be found by an inquisitive mind in the most unlikely places. I have presented a collection of things that excite

Five Most Wanted

Chapel of Silence by K2S Architects

The Kamppi Chapel of Silence is located in Narinkka Square, one of central Helsinki’s busiest shopping districts (though the day I visit only a few

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Frank Gehry’s New York theatre

The Signature Center is the biggest arts complex to be built in New York since the Lincoln Center opened four decades ago. Located on 42nd

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Yair Neuman and Cubitts launch range of lights created from waste eyeglass lenses

Uchida Shanghai transforms old linen factory into new public gallery

Corrugated metal cladding transforms Spanish country house

Improve your team’s bench strength

RUR Architecture completes Taipei Music Center Performance Hall

Experimental ‘Play-Lab’ for teenagers prototyped by Matter Design

Unused textile factory in Mexico City redesigned as new housing block

‘Staircase of Dreams’ unveiled in east London by The Fandangoe Kid and local students

Lee Broom launches music-inspired ‘Maestro’ chair

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Yair Neuman and Cubitts launch range of lights created from waste eyeglass lenses

Uchida Shanghai transforms old linen factory into new public gallery

Corrugated metal cladding transforms Spanish country house

Improve your team’s bench strength

RUR Architecture completes Taipei Music Center Performance Hall

Experimental ‘Play-Lab’ for teenagers prototyped by Matter Design

Unused textile factory in Mexico City redesigned as new housing block

‘Staircase of Dreams’ unveiled in east London by The Fandangoe Kid and local students

Lee Broom launches music-inspired ‘Maestro’ chair

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ICON Minds: the future of the home

ICON Minds: the future of work

Sustainable design: Pentatonic x Snarkitecture talk recycled materials

Salone del Mobile preview: 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