Crafted micro-organisms, voyeuristic interiors and nebulous patterns… Archipanic picked 8 London galleries and showrooms presenting intriguing exhibitions at LDF 2017.
Vibrant ceramic portals from Turkey and brutalist street furniture but also futuristic vehicles and super-thin chairs. Make sure to visit these 8 installations and exhibitions at DesignJunction 2017.
Lee Broom celebrates 10 years of design with an all-black capsule collection and the ON REFLECTION installation at his London showroom which tricks visitors with an optical illusion.
Upcycled chairs battling selfish egos, anti-bullying benches and an installation raising awareness on blood cancer… Designers send responsible and positive messages at London Design Festival 2017.
From fluo reflections to eclectic stage designs and breathing chandeliers: 6 stunning exhibitions at Victoria & Albert Museum during London Design Festival 2017.
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.
Anime Architecture: London’s House of Illustration showcases hand drawn dystopian futures shaping sci-fi and beyond.
Ghost stories, a doomed flour mill in the docklands and Battersea Power Station tours. 2017 London Festival of Architecture explores how the city’s architectural heritage can trigger reflection on nowadays challenges through memory.
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.
Illuminated River: beams of light shooting in the sky and tidal luminous symphonies tuning London with the rhythm of Nature, river powered world lamp-posts emerging from water and more… International architects and artists propose permanent installations for the Thames.
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.
A 3D-printed champagne vine to chill out fancifully and a bioresponsive forest, a decompressing green-hub where people can connect and a Shakespearean secret garden. Relax, at four temporary gardens in London.
Giant smiles and bio-responsive gardens, liquid marble and design utopias. The Best of London Design Festival 2016 is on ArchiPanic. Enjoy!
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.
British designer Lee Broom has completely transformed his London store into a surreal space featuring his latest Optical lighting designs.
Inaugural London Design Biennale goes on show during London Design Festival and focuses on “Utopia by Design”. From the United Kingdom to Europe but also Turkey, India, Chile and South Africa.
Time flowing, liquid marble, metallic waves and robotic-weaving. Four fluid installations take over Victoria & Albert Museum.
British studio Alison Brooks Architects designed The Smile, a habitable rectangular mega-tube bent in the shape of an upside down arch.
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.
Hate crime, real estate and internet threaten gay bars and rainbow flagged districts. We looked into the gay urbanization process and the disappearance of iconic LGBT venues that marked cities’ history from San Francisco to Berlin.
Perrier-Jouët Fleurs des Rêves: Bompas and Parr created colour changing flours for an dreamy installation that blends the vernaculars of French decadence, chemistry and an ultra-exotic flower shop.
Replicas of Palmira Arch that was nearly destroyed by ISIS in Syria will be 3D-printed in London and New York as symbols of defiance against acts of terrorism and thanks to a broader conservation program by the Institute of Digital Archaeology.
ArchiPanic celebrates the new year with 10 great cultural architectures that will inaugurate and mark 2016… From Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town, from Shanghai to Miami, Happy New Year!
With 260 towers under construction and a £175 million garden bridge, what is the future of London and Londoners? ArchiPanic collected opinions and concerns of some of the protagonists of the city’s transformation.
Margaret Tatcher’s power suits, furniture and accessories were sold at Christie’s raising over £3m. The charisma of Iron Lady might not for be turning, but this story is about the life of objects that outlived their owner.
Studio C102 matches fitness experience with nightclub design and creates dark and moody interiors for underground 1Rebel gym in London.
Inspired by the architectural ingredients of King’s Cross, London brand Cubitts presents a collection of handcrafted glasses made in coal, concrete, rust and copper.
Artist Lucy Sparrow provokes neo-puritan laws with Madame Roxy’s Erotic Emporium: an entirely hand-stitched and felt made sex shop in London Soho.
WELL HUNG design collection of sculptural cantilevered furniture marks the debut of The Workshop by Minale + Mann at London Design Festival.