• 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

  • MAP and Brizi launch product to protect babies from pollution

    Design consultancy, MAP, have produced a new portable air sensor and filter designed to protect toddlers and babies from harmful emissions and air pollution.

  • Elon Musk: Rockets will fly people 'anywhere on earth in under an hour'

    Elon Musk plans to fly people across the globe in a matter of minutes using a space rocket as the mode of transport.

  • If Only...

    There was the action to bring about Energy Island in my lifetime, says Alex Michaelis of Michaelis Boyd