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Posts tagged 'opinion'

There is nothing ‘super’ about superyachts

From Bezos’ Y721 to Abramovich’s Ecstasea, these are playthings of the uber-rich with designations that call to mind an eau de toilette or knock-off Nokia

Crimes Against Design

Crimes Against Design: Downing Street’s briefing room

At a cost of £2.6m, the UK government’s new White House-style press briefing room is surely nothing more than an ill-timed vanity project Words by

Crimes Against Design

Why on earth are we so obsessed with terrazzo?

From Instagram-friendly bathrooms to gimmicky phone cases, terrazzo has become nothing short of a viral design trend Words by Emma Draper-Coates Once upon a time,

Crimes Against Design

We need to treat data as a building material

In 2017, an estimated 80 million mobile phones that still worked but were not in use were retained in UK household. Rayart Graphics / Alamy Architects

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Hyper-gentrification in Berlin has transformed how the city functions

Rapid transformation has reunified the formerly divided city – but also shown the necessity of political and planning interventions Words by Jonathan Rock Rokem Modern

Cities

Review of the year: Top stories of 2019

What were people talking about in 2019? Find out in our review of the year Looking back at 2019 from the aftermath of a December

News

Selfie-stick architecture is as empty as New York’s Vessel

  The Vessel is just the latest, most obvious example of structures designed for Instagram first, argues design critic and former OnOffice editor Elissaveta Marinova  

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Why the most walkable cities are shaped by social networks more than planning

Image by James Haworth   Cities around the world are changing to become more “walkable”. As more and more people move to cities, the benefits

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Dear gatekeepers: Foreign Legion call for a transformation of the design industry

‘A Woman’s Work’, a symposium in Dresden for the ‘Against Invisibility’ exhibition. Photo by David Pinzer On International Women’s Day, Vera Sacchetti and Matylda Krzykowski

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How to be creative: thinking sideways

Nulty lighting in ‘Graffiti Tunnel’ in Leake Street Arches, Waterloo Guest blog: Nulty‘s Daniel Blaker looks back at ways people have found to ‘think outside

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Great design never tasted so good

Industrial aesthetics inform this quirky Madrid home designed by Burr Studio

Ideal Standard introduces Linda-X designed by Palomba Serafini Associati

DAC shines spotlight on women in architecture with new exhibition

Artist Caroline Monnet highlights the urgent need to improve housing for Canada’s Indigenous population

A new building for Axel Springer has been designed by OMA architects

ICON meets the industrial designer interrogating the notion of ‘Swedishness’

Atelier Rampazzi completes five-storey apartment block in Switzerland

Superflex’s co-designed play sculptures in Billund


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

Great design never tasted so good

Industrial aesthetics inform this quirky Madrid home designed by Burr Studio

Ideal Standard introduces Linda-X designed by Palomba Serafini Associati

DAC shines spotlight on women in architecture with new exhibition

Artist Caroline Monnet highlights the urgent need to improve housing for Canada’s Indigenous population

A new building for Axel Springer has been designed by OMA architects

ICON meets the industrial designer interrogating the notion of ‘Swedishness’

Atelier Rampazzi completes five-storey apartment block in Switzerland

Superflex’s co-designed play sculptures in Billund


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