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Why coastal cities should adapt their industrial harbours to contemporary public needs

Adapting and opening up urban harbours to contemporary needs is vital to improving resilience and wellbeing, says Hanna Harris Words by Hanna Harris When I

Opinion

Environmentally sustainable projects need to be socially sustainable too

The pandemic has provided a powerful case for the neighbourhood as a self-sustaining microcity. Architecture and urban planning should learn from this Aquatics Centre Paris

Opinion

The bedside table designed to block your mobile signal

The wooden furniture piece by Agata Nowak features an ‘offline pocket’ for smartphones, to help people disconnect Words by Francesca Perry Polish designer Agata Nowak

Design

In Spain, a healthcare building with a civic presence

Designed by Estudio de Arquitectura Javier Terrados, the sleek health centre in Gibraleón overlooks an open-air arena and museum Seville-based Estudio de Arquitectura Javier Terrados

Buildings

Coffey Architects completes silver office building in King’s Cross

22 Handyside Street – the firm’s biggest UK project to date – is designed around wellbeing and local context Coffey Architects has completed a striking

Buildings

How developers can bring wellbeing concepts to the housing market

With public places and workspaces embracing the wellness trend, housing developers need to play catch up, says Grant Lipton, co-founder of Great Marlborough Estates As COVID-19

Opinion

The unhealthy truth about health apps and wellness tech

  Health apps may mean well, but technology has a way of feeding our worst instincts, says Natalie Kane With progress comes technology, and with

Features

Design duo Patternity on wellbeing, mindfulness and the power of pattern

Patternity’s Life Labyrinth from above. Photo by studiostagg In its tenth year, Patternity’s founders discuss the power of pattern and tell Siobhan Morrin how their

Features

Mental wellbeing toolkit targets health issues faced by architects in practice

 llustrations by Sian Rearden On 20 June, the Architects’ Forum for Mental Wellbeing launched its first toolkit, providing industry-specific insights into the causes of poor

News

How public awareness of mental health issues is changing where we work

Planting is a simple addition that can improve a work environment  We spend so long at work, so it should be a place that supports

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Editor's choice

Design London makes LDF debut this September

Various Associates uses colour blocking in Shenzhen art school

ICON 208 : Summer 2022

Join RAK Ceramics at Clerkenwell Design Week

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

Serena Confalonieri designs Venus lamp for Milanese lighting brand Servomuto

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


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

Various Associates uses colour blocking in Shenzhen art school

ICON 208 : Summer 2022

Join RAK Ceramics at Clerkenwell Design Week

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

Serena Confalonieri designs Venus lamp for Milanese lighting brand Servomuto

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


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