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  • December 2017

  • Review: London’s Ham Yard Hotel

    • 04 December 2017

    Design flair is something that energetically bursts into your conscience upon walking into Soho’s Ham Yard hotel. From intriguing art work, that you can’t help but stare at, to gorgeous cosy rooms hidden away from the bustle of the main restaurants, the hotel is a visual experience in every way.

    Winning concepts of the Climate Action Challenge

    • 01 December 2017

    What Design Can Do announce the winners of their international Climate Action Challenge

    'We didn’t want it to feel like a fortress': Rijnstraat 8 by OMA

    • 01 December 2017

    Rijnstraat 8, a striking renovation project in The Hague from OMA, provides flexible workspace for Dutch govenment ministries and new public space


    • 01 December 2017

    ARCHITECT@WORK, the carefully curated two-day trade show aimed at architects, interior designers and specifiers, will return to Olympia National Hall, London for its 2018 edition on 24th and 25th January. The two days are free for registered trade visitors and offers complimentary catering throughout the event, encouraging networking and downtime as well as deal-making.

    The Art and Science of Ernst Haeckel

    • 01 December 2017

    Shedding light on the microscopic organisms that inhabit the Earth, German biologist Ernst Haeckel’s extremely detailed drawings blur the lines between art and science.

  • November 2017

  • Review: Chicago Architecture Biennial

    • 30 November 2017

    Chicago’s second architecture biennial (16 September 2017 – 7 January 2018) has a core, slightly mystifying, theme of ‘Make New History’, discovers Herbert Wright

    FX Awards 2017: The Winners

    • 30 November 2017

    The Winners of the FX Interior Design Awards 2017 have been announced.

    If Only...

    • 29 November 2017

    ...a room could be infinite, says Scott Kyson, of Studio Kyson

    Christopher Jenner designs interiors for new Atkinsons Maison

    • 28 November 2017

    Multi-disciplinary studio founder Christopher Jenner has designed the interiors of perfumer Atkinsons’ new Maison in Mayfair.

    One to Watch - Samarkand Design

    • 28 November 2017

    One to Watch is Samarkand Design, with Carrie Hart and Hilly Grumbar creating lampshades with a difference.

    Grown Furniture: Sebastian Cox and Ninela Ivanova explore biofacture

    • 27 November 2017

    Collaborators Sebastian Cox and Ninela Ivanova have created a collection of ‘grown furniture’ entitled Mycelium + Timber.

    'We wanted it to feel like a carved thing': Zeitz MOCAA by Heatherwick Studio

    • 27 November 2017

    On Cape Town’s Waterfront in 2005 Thomas Heatherwick was introduced to two redundant grain silo buildings. Now Heatherwick Studio has transformed the structures into a unique public art gallery — the largest dedicated to contemporary African art, with an awe-inspiring cathedral-like atrium

    The Simpson’s Family Home in 8 Popular Architectural Styles

    • 27 November 2017

    One of America’s most well known TV homes – 742 Evergreen Terrace, Springfield – has been re-imagined in eight popular architectural styles.

    Review: Rachel Whiteread at Tate Britain

    • 26 November 2017

    Tate Britain’s major exhibition on Rachel Whiteread spans three decades of the British artist’s work — with mixed success

    Parallel Studio presents Solitary

    • 24 November 2017

    Young design practice based in Kuwait, Parallel Studio, have created the new art exhibition ‘Solitary’ to explore autism.

    A trekking cabin design with Star quality

    • 24 November 2017

    Architectural Prescription have designed a trekking cabin on the Baltic coast that settles perfectly within its environment.

    Talks announced for ARCHITECT@WORK 2018

    • 23 November 2017

    With the theme of light encompassing ARCHITECT@WORK 2018, an impressive list of industry experts has been called forth for an interesting, thoughtful range of talks.

    Hope for a brighter future: the Living Light

    • 23 November 2017

    With the need for finding alternate systems of building and living becoming more urgent, Dutch designer Ermi van Oers might have found an answer – a lamp that uses a living plant to generate its own electricity.

    Time to knock on wood – the Wood Awards 2017 winners are revealed

    • 23 November 2017

    Held on the 21st November at the Carpenter’s Hall in London, the Wood Awards 2017 has once again surpassed its aim in recognising, encouraging and promoting outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation – with a razor sharp focus on the use of wood.

    Focus: Projects

    • 23 November 2017

    All aboard for a tour of new hotels around the world – from a luxurious train in Peru to Cape Town and China