Switzerland wins the Golden Lion at Venice Architecture Biennale with a pavilion focused on the average empty apartment while Great Britain gets an honorable mention for a Brexit-themed exhibition and with a hollowed out pavilion too. Is emptiness the key to create free spaces that can improve our lives?
From climate change to women rights, from the refugees emergency to natural calamities but also Trump, Brexit and more. Check our 2017 round up featuring some of the most visionary projects responding to our times challenges.
The Refugee Nation Olympic flag, Brexit-related graphic designs and the Pussyhat worn by protesters in the USA following President Trump’s sexist comments. There are a lot of politics in the shortlisted projects competing for the 2017 Beazley Designs of the Year Award.
Ian Macfarlane’s design wins Dezeen’s Brexit passport design competition. A gradient cover meshes British EU and pre-EU passport colours “in a simple and powerfully poetic way”.
3 tapering white towers, a 25 meters-high winter garden and 25% of affordable housing. According to London Mayor, Santiago Calatrava’s Greenwich Peninsula plan, his first project in London, proves that the city will still be open to investments after Brexit.
Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs invites professionals to stand up to Brexit with a more constructive and proactive attitude.
With LABOR documentary Pete Collard, Tim Abrahams and Richard John Seymour interviewed Portuguese immigrants who work in London building industry about their relationship with their home-country and post Brexit UK.
Brexit? “The UK always has and always will be a creative force on the international arena.” Archipanic speaks with designjunction managing director Deborah Spencer. The London Design Festival’s major hotspot ‘occupies’ Kings Cross with KXCQ, a.k.a. Kings Cross Creative Quarter.
Brexodus and concerns, disillusion and the urgent need of a pragmatic get-together. Few months after the Brexit vote, we look into how British architecture and design industries are responding to the referendum results… Starting from London Design festival.
David Chipperfield, Sam Baron, Thomas Heatherwick, Foster+Partners, Tom Dixon, David Adaje and many other British designers and architects oppose Brexit as it could compromise Britain’s leading role on the world stage, scare foreign investors, impoverish precious creative exchange and even cause a shortage of construction workers.