• Talking Points

    Simon Marett, of LOM Architecture and Design, says the role of today’s FM is not to be underestimated.

  • Stanton Williams' Musée d’arts de Nantes breathes life into the French city

    The Musée d’arts de Nantes has reopened following a €48.8m transformation and extension by London-based practice Stanton Williams that aims to embrace its urban surroundings. It is part of a huge, 30-year push by the city to use culture to reinvent its image, culminating in the annual arts festival Le Voyage à Nantes

  • Client File - Paul Ward

    Paul Ward, of the Havas Group, discusses working with MCM Architects on a new-build HQ for the company in King’s Cross, London

  • Brief Encounters - RIBA

    Veronica Simpson reports from a recent RIBA conference where some solutions to social and economic divisions were proposed by a hard-hitting cast list of speakers

  • Design Seminar - A plan for the planet

    Toby Maxwell reports from the latest FX Design Seminar, hosted by BDP and sponsored by Universal Fibers, in which experts discussed how far sustainability has penetrated the agenda of the contract design sector.

  • Amazing A' Social Design Award Designs

    The A’Design Awards are back and seeking submissions. As the world’s leading international juried competition for design, the awards are regarded as one of the highest accolades in the creative industry. Split into a variety of categories, the awards aim to highlight the best in design across all disciplines including product design, interior, exterior and architecture.

  • A game of two halves: Renzo Piano’s Centro Botín in Santander

    Renzo Piano’s new arts centre, Centro Botín in Santander, is designed in two halves, floating above the waterside like a pair of lungs clad in ceramic — and breathing life into the Spanish city

  • Profile - Julian Maynard

    From early on, industrial designer Julian Maynard has always had social design to the fore, driven by a desire to influence human behaviour for the good through design

  • Reporter - Design Manchester

    Manchester gets ready for its 11-day festival of design. Starting on 11 October, the DM17 event will be reflecting on the city’s musical and visual heritage