Crafted micro-organisms, voyeuristic interiors and nebulous patterns… Archipanic picked 8 London galleries and showrooms presenting intriguing exhibitions at LDF 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.
At Burning Man 2017, Eleanor Cranke invites ‘burners’ to walk through and interact with the Celestial Fields installation: over 600 individually programmed rods rise directly from Nevada Black Rock desert.
A 40,000 pixels wide 360° panorama, a high-tech structure inspired by Kazakh nomadic tents and an immersive soundscape. Asif Khan and Brian Eno invite visitors of Kazakhstan Expo to the UK Pavilion exploring the origin of energy and the history of British innovation from the light bulb to future wonder materials.
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.
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”.
Omani-inspired cabinets functional praying consoles and skyscraper-looking tables. Archipanic previews 10 projects and designs by innovative women at Design Days Dubai 2017.
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.
Salt melts ice, fused glass freezes colour shades, craftsmanship casts a natural process. Joseph Harrington’s Angels’ Share sculpture for The Glenlivet blends the colours of whisky with Scottish volcanic and glacial landscapes.
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.
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.
Which are the fronts that architects can tackle in order to improve people’s life? We examine eight fronts and key topics explored by must-see exhibitions at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016.
British designer Lee Broom presents is new “Optical” lighting collection with SALONE DEL AUTOMOBILE, an exhibtiion set in a delivery van that stops everyday in different design epicenters.
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.
Fraser Ross combined human and animal anatomy to create synthetic organs and show how design and bio-technologies can shape the future.
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.
Sarthak and Sahil blend the festive spirit of an ancient Hindu festival with Christmas celebrations with Kalpataru wishing tree installation at Victoria & Albert Museum.
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.
PearsonLloyd designed new workspace solutions with a collection of furniture and tabletop accessories that improves dialogue and interaction between people.