8 London galleries and showrooms at LDF2017

Dermopoliesis by Matteo Cibic @ Seeds London - Photo by Damian Griffiths.

Crafted micro-organisms, voyeuristic interiors and nebulous patterns… Archipanic picked 8 London galleries and showrooms presenting intriguing exhibitions at LDF 2017.

8 must-see installations and exhibitions at DesignJunction 2017

DesignJunction 2017 - Photo by Archipanic.

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.

London Design Festival 2017: 6 brilliant exhibitions at Victoria & Albert Museum

LDF 2017 - Flynn Talbot @ Victoria & Albert Museum - Copyright Edmund Sumner.

From fluo reflections to eclectic stage designs and breathing chandeliers: 6 stunning exhibitions at Victoria & Albert Museum during London Design Festival 2017.

2017 Beazley Designs of the Year: 8 politically charged projects reacting to social issues and emergencies

2017 Beazley Design of The year. Yara Said, Refugee Nation - Photo by Francisco de Deus.

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.

2017 London Festival of Architecture: 7 experiences empowering nostalgia for a brighter future in the UK

2017 London Festival of Architecture. The Dulwich Pavilion - Photo via @dulwichgallery IG.

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.

Illuminated River: visionary urban lighting proposals for London bridges on the Thames

AL_A - Masterplan low tide.

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.

KXCQ: designjunction takes over Kings Cross at 2016 London Design Festival

KXCQ 2016 - courtesy designjunction.

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.

10 design installations at London Design Biennale reflect on ‘Utopia by Design’

London Design Biennale - UK installation. Photo by Ed Reeves - Courtesy of London Design Biennale.

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.

From Brexit to 2016 London Design Festival

brexit

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.

Brexit: design and architecture professionals oppose the UK leaving the European Union

#BoatLeave protest on Wednesday 15 June 2016.

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.

Replicas of Isis threatened Palmira Arch in Syria will rise in London and New York

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.

10 cultural architectures we are looking forward to in 2016

Tate Modern, tower extension, South view - Photo by Herzog & de Meuron.

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!