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Vapourware: Technology that could have been

Sun modular computer (1990), designed by Paul Bradley and Jochen Backs The history of computing isn’t a triumphal progress from Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine to the new

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Frank Lloyd Wright and the City

Broadacre City (image: MoMA, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York) A display of Wright’s thinking about cities, in New York until 1

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Pipe dreams: Battersea Power Station

John Outram’s psychedelic plans for a huge hotel Battersea Power Station, derelict for more than 30 years, has been called a graveyard of architectural visions.

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Soviet film posters

Stenberg Brothers, A Perfect Gentlemen, 1928 (image: Courtesy GRAD and AntikBar) A collection of 1920s film posters displays bold techniques of montage – and a

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Stephen Willats at Raven Row

Visual Transmitter No. 2, 1968, private collection, London An exhibition of the conceptual artist’s early, design-influenced work includes some surprisingly appealing objects In recent years

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Frei Otto’s Arctic City

Frei Otto’s proposal to house 40,000 people under a 2km dome in the Arctic Circle reflected the zeitgeist of the 1970s – a concern about

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Icon 130: Unmade

CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE NOW Everyone has their Tatlin tower which, to their frustration, never made it off the drawing board. Ron Arad once suggested an

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Mac Collins wins Design Museum’s new annual prize

Levi’s launches recycled and recyclable jeans

Vietnamese tea factory transformed into museum

Hands-free function and hand-crafted form, from VOLA

Superflex co-designs play sculptures with children in Denmark

Foster + Partners designs Datong Art Museum

Women of architecture celebrated in MAXXI exhibition

In Canada, a Passive House community centre focused on social inclusivity

The architecture of Chanel – in pictures


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

Mac Collins wins Design Museum’s new annual prize

Levi’s launches recycled and recyclable jeans

Vietnamese tea factory transformed into museum

Hands-free function and hand-crafted form, from VOLA

Superflex co-designs play sculptures with children in Denmark

Foster + Partners designs Datong Art Museum

Women of architecture celebrated in MAXXI exhibition

In Canada, a Passive House community centre focused on social inclusivity

The architecture of Chanel – in pictures


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