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Six installations that call attention to the climate-change crisis

December 6, 2019 Eleanor Gibson 0

The United Nations announced this year that there is just over a decade to limit the effects of global warming. Here are six installations by architects, designers and artists that aim to raise awareness of the climate crisis and influence change. Order of Importance, Miami, USA, by Leandro Erlich Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich has created

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Unpaid interns are “used and abused” by Japanese architects says Cameron Sinclair 

December 6, 2019 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Unpaid architecture interns in Japan are exploited by their employers, according to humanitarian architecture pioneer  Cameron Sinclair. “I’ve met many young designers in Japan and they are used and abused by firms,” said Sinclair, who co-founded Architecture for Humanity and set up Airbnb’s humanitarian programme. Sinclair made the comment in response to a tweet from

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Nathalie Du Pasquier creates brightly coloured brick sculptures for Mutina

December 6, 2019 Alyn Griffiths 0
Bric Nathalie Du Pasquier Mutina

Artist and designer Nathalie Du Pasquier has translated her fascination with bricks into a site-specific exhibition comprising seven totem-like sculptures made from stacked bricks glazed in bright colours. Du Pasquier created the Bric installation for Italian ceramics brand Mutina, which operates the MUT exhibition space at its headquarters in Fiorano. The exhibition, which was curated

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A Colorful Sculpture Named ‘Spectral Grove’ Has Been Installed In Philadelphia

December 4, 2019 Erin 0

Design studio SOFTlab, has recently unveiled ‘Spectral Grove’, a permanent outdoor public art installation, that’s located at the entrance of Pivot Park in West Philadelphia. Commissioned by developer Wexford Science + Technology, the University City Science Center, and the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, ‘Spectral Grove’ marks the parks entrance by inviting visitors to walk through a […]

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Watch Patrik Schumacher and Harriet Harriss argue about architecture education at Dezeen Day

December 4, 2019 India Block 0
Watch the education panel at Dezeen Day

Patrik Schumacher and Harriet Harriss clashed over architecture’s long-hours culture at the Dezeen Day conference in October. The movie of the discussion shows Schumacher arguing that protecting students from working too hard would lead to “a kind of socialist world of stagnation”. The panel discussion featured a group of experts and innovators debating whether architecture

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10 architecture and design projects that feature faceted surfaces

December 2, 2019 Marcus Fairs 0
Ramon Airport by Amir Mann-Ami Shinar Architects and Moshe Zur Architects in Negev desert, Israel

The body of Tesla’s radical Cybertruck is made up of straight-edged facets. Here are some other examples of faceted architecture and design. Designed by Tesla’s chief designer Franz von Holzhausen, the radical pickup truck has a body that resembles a computer wireframe model or a polygon mesh. These are three-dimensional forms made up of flat

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Luminaire to exhibit works by Konstantin Grcic and Piero Lissoni at Design Miami

November 28, 2019 Dezeen staff 0
Ncotambule by Konstantin Grcic

Dezeen promotion: design company Luminaire is hosting an exhibition at its Miami Design District showroom featuring works by industrial designer Konstantin Grcic, architect and designer Piero Lissoni and fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester. The Luminaire Lab exhibition will open on Thursday 5 December 2019 to coincide with this year’s Art Basel and Design Miami events. Designs from Lissoni’s limited-edition

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“The creative industries are misreading the public”

November 26, 2019 Martyn Perks 0
Design Dissenters Network opinion

With Brexit the British people have shown a greater appetite for risk than the creative sector, which needs to take the public more seriously or risk becoming irrelevant, says Martyn Perks of the Dissenters Design Network. A general election has been called. No one knows exactly what the UK public will do, but they will

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Donald Judd’s collection of works by Alvar Aalto and John Chamberlain go on show in New York

November 24, 2019 Kristine Klein 0
Aalto + Chamberlain at the Judd Foundation

This exhibition at the Judd Foundation in New York pairs together furniture by architect Alvar Aalto and paintings by sculptor John Chamberlain from late American artist Donald Judd’s archive. Called Aalto + Chamberlain, the showcase presents seven recently restored artworks by Chamberlain with Aalto-designed chairs, stools and tables. The items were sourced from Judd’s permanent

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Donald Judd’s collection of works by Alvar Aalto and John Chamberlain go on show in New York

November 24, 2019 Kristine Klein 0
Aalto + Chamberlain at the Judd Foundation

This exhibition at the Judd Foundation in New York pairs together furniture by architect Alvar Aalto and paintings by sculptor John Chamberlain from late American artist Donald Judd’s archive. Called Aalto + Chamberlain, the showcase presents seven recently restored artworks by Chamberlain with Aalto-designed chairs, stools and tables. The items were sourced from Judd’s permanent

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