Archinect - News 2017-09-25T05:40:36-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150029442/winner-of-the-instrmnt-k-series-watch-giveaway Winner of the Instrmnt K-series watch giveaway Ellen Hancock 2017-09-21T13:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-21T17:21:02-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a1/a1ytezv5wegjbl11.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a1/a1ytezv5wegjbl11.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a1/a1ytezv5wegjbl11.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a1/a1ytezv5wegjbl11.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In Archinect's latest giveaway our readers had the chance to win a brand new K-series watch by Glasgow based design studio <a href="https://www.instrmnt.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Instrmnt</a>. Unlike their previous watches this series has an&nbsp;Italian made NBR compound rubber strap and new colour palette made up of fixed dilutions of 100% black. In case you missed our interview with one of the founders, Ross Baynham read it <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150026902/new-k-series-instrmnt-watch-giveaway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> now.</p> <p>The lucky winner is&nbsp;<strong>Dylan Davies&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Thanks to everyone who participated!</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150026946/star-designer-michael-young-to-open-100-design-2017-in-broad-talks-programme-alongside-lee-broom-ross-lovegrove-and-naomi-cleaver Star designer Michael Young to open 100% Design 2017 in broad talks programme alongside Lee Broom, Ross Lovegrove and Naomi Cleaver Sponsor 2017-09-16T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-15T20:44:22-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/td/tdvctrq2mu9vdcss.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/td/tdvctrq2mu9vdcss.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/td/tdvctrq2mu9vdcss.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/td/tdvctrq2mu9vdcss.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><figure><p><a href="http://www.100percentdesign.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jl/jlhkr8ic5sh99rzm.png?w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong></strong></em><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.100percentdesign.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100% Design</a>.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9815/100-design-2017" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100% Design,</a> the UK&rsquo;s largest design trade show, today announces its talks programme, bringing design heavyweights and expert industry insight to Olympia London. The show will be opened by leading designer Michael Young, who appears in conversation with newly appointed 100% Design Content Editor design journalist Max Fraser. Young will also present his new Roxanne seats for the iconic Italian furniture brand Gufram , which have been inspired by&nbsp;<em>The Police&rsquo;s&nbsp;</em>song of the same name and influenced by Seventies disco d&eacute;cor.</p> <p>Each day thought leaders from across the design industry will deliver agenda setting keynotes, with prolific British product designer Lee Broom (Thursday 21 September), artist and industrial designer Ross Lovegrove (Friday 22 September) and interior designer Naomi Cleaver (Saturday 23 September) all featuring. Alongside these individual talks, which take place in conversation with Max Fraser at 11am each day, are panel discu...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150026902/new-k-series-instrmnt-watch-giveaway New K- Series Instrmnt Watch Giveaway Ellen Hancock 2017-09-08T05:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-08T12:32:12-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xi/xi7m20k9naf8s0km.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xi/xi7m20k9naf8s0km.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xi/xi7m20k9naf8s0km.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xi/xi7m20k9naf8s0km.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>A crisp rectangular box arrives. Grey, with nothing but a neatly embossed white logo in the&nbsp;bottom right&nbsp;corner;&nbsp;sleek and considered.&nbsp;You open it. All the elements of your&nbsp;new watch are&nbsp;carefully&nbsp;aligned, systemised, and&nbsp;ready for assemblage. "There is a certain connection forged with an item when you make it yourself" says Ross Baynham,&nbsp;who co-founded the&nbsp;Glasgow-based&nbsp;multi-disciplinary design studio with Peter Sunderland in 2014. He&nbsp;is very right:&nbsp;it's all in the delivery.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>Since launching&nbsp;with&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instrmnt.co.uk/01-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Instrmnt 01</a>&nbsp;in 2014, the duo has&nbsp;made&nbsp;a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instrmnt.co.uk/city-bike" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2-speed City Bike</a>&nbsp;in collaboration with Freddie Grubb&nbsp;and&nbsp;a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instrmnt.co.uk/day-bed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Day Bed</a>&nbsp;designed with Edinburgh-based craftsman and&nbsp;furniture maker Nam Gaston,&nbsp;as well as a&nbsp;second series watch and&nbsp;several limited edition&nbsp;partnership products. Early last year,&nbsp;they opened their first shop&nbsp;right&nbsp;where they began:&nbsp;in Glasgow, a city receiving notable attention&nbsp;in recent years for its thriving design and arts community. This month, they launch the eagerly anticipated new K...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150025097/in-leather-as-always-peter-marino-designs-a-pen In leather, as always―Peter Marino designs a pen Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-29T12:19:00-04:00 >2017-08-29T20:05:53-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2h/2hlfh09eee6wfee3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2h/2hlfh09eee6wfee3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2h/2hlfh09eee6wfee3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2h/2hlfh09eee6wfee3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>In the Varius Peter Marino special edition version, leather combined with hand-lacing allows the personality of the fountain and rollerball pens to come to the fore. The cap is topped with a silver and rhodium-plated skull with black onyx eyes. The second version of the pen, the Varius Peter Marino limited edition, is also dressed in leather and is available as a fountain pen, rollerball pen and ballpoint, and in a nod to fashion, fine gray stitching runs the length of the instrument.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/20628155/peter-marino-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Marino</a> created a limited-edition pen collection in collaboration with Geneva-based&nbsp;Caran d&rsquo;Ache, which has previously used materials such as chain mail, ceramic and wood in their adventurous designs.&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/69/698ix7b9tbjjvx8u.jpg?w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/69/698ix7b9tbjjvx8u.jpg?w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>&ldquo;The pen is inspired by a combination of high performance motorcycle aesthetics with my own personal style," said Marino.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150024524/london-s-victoria-albert-museum-partnering-to-open-china-s-first-major-design-museum London's Victoria & Albert Museum partnering to open China's first major design museum Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-24T20:00:00-04:00 >2017-08-24T20:03:37-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c5/c5151wzcfr6h385c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c5/c5151wzcfr6h385c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c5/c5151wzcfr6h385c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c5/c5151wzcfr6h385c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Museum creation has increasingly become a major cultural export for countries.&nbsp;The controversial&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150024265/new-photos-of-louvre-abu-dhabi-appear-on-twitter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louvre Abu Dhabi</a> is slated to open later this year and the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/8889/guggenheim" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim</a> has made attempts in recent years to open up satellite museums in both Helsinki and Abu Dhabi, to name a few. Now, the London-based&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/489192/victoria-and-albert-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Victoria &amp; Albert Museum</a> is preparing to launch a new museum in China that will be the country's first ever major design museum.</p> <p>The UK museum has partnered with China Merchants Group, who are behind the Sea World Culture and Art Center in Shenzhen in which the museum will be housed. The complex has been designed by Japanese Pritzker laureate, <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/47157/maki-and-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fumihiko Maki</a>, and will become a large-scale urban development that involves retail, commercial, and residential buildings as well as the Design Society.&nbsp;The projects aim is to promote Chinese design to an international audience and present the best international design in&nbsp;China.&nbsp;</p> <p>Deputy director of the V&amp;A, Tim Reeve, described their role at the hel...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150022317/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-furniture-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Furniture" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-08-11T14:34:00-04:00 >2017-08-11T14:40:01-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kc/kcljd6iitqipf0fg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kc/kcljd6iitqipf0fg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kc/kcljd6iitqipf0fg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kc/kcljd6iitqipf0fg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p> <p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p> <p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/furniture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Furniture</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/as/astoni5mwpzgzvnb.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/as/astoni5mwpzgzvnb.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/anxoffice/project/ozu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OZU</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/anxoffice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Neubert Architects</a>; Photo: Alen Lin<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/a3/a388woddfh2d6ovp.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/a3/a388woddfh2d6ovp.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/erothermel/project/cnc-furniture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CNC Furniture</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/erothermel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ethan Rothermel</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/vw/vwdqw3thtvqps0zf.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/vw/vwdqw3thtvqps0zf.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/synecdoche/project/ash-conference-table2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ash Conference Table</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/synecdoche" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Synecdoche Design Studio</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/f3/f37rmj2gsoxupkfb.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/f3/f37rmj2gsoxupkfb.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/formationassociation/project/crawlspace" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crawlspace</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/formationassociation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Formation Association</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/6s/6s7kupegdrqukgdr.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/6s/6s7kupegdrqukgdr.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/25848623/m-v/149984010" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">M&#362;V</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/25848623/radlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Radlab</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/go/gozw1v70mhlgekxy.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/go/gozw1v70mhlgekxy.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/floatstudio/project/food52" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Food52</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/floatstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FLOAT STUDIO</a>; Photo: Mark Weinberg<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ww/wwr4za6nhge9t0eo.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ww/wwr4za6nhge9t0eo.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/designcollaborative/project/turnstone-bench" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turnstone Bench</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/designcollaborative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Collaborative</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/od/od7sio0stjv9hl7v.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/od/od7sio0stjv9hl7v.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/150019284/caroline-s-place/150019286" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Caroline's Place</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/150019284/amin-taha-groupwork" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amin Taha Groupwork</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/bx/bxlrww9t95swzm5x.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/bx/bxlrww9t95swzm5x.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/RyszardManczak/project/tango-pouf-mattress-chaise-longue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TANGO Pouf / mattress / chaise longue</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/RyszardManczak" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ryszard Manczak</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/117299/archinect-pinterest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see more "Ten Top Images on Archinect's Pinterest Boards" posts.</p> <p><strong>Wanna be included in one of the next roundups?</strong></p> <p>Simply upload your work as a <em>Project </em>post to your Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> or <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">F...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150019740/apple-s-jony-ive-considered-a-poet-by-norman-foster-discusses-the-architecture-of-apple-s-new-campus Apple's Jony Ive, considered a "poet" by Norman Foster, discusses the architecture of Apple's new campus Nicholas Korody 2017-07-27T12:28:00-04:00 >2017-08-04T13:36:21-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8aqsfnip844lv085.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8aqsfnip844lv085.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8aqsfnip844lv085.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8aqsfnip844lv085.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Apple Park is unlike any other product Ive has worked on. There will be only one campus&mdash;in contrast to the ubiquity of Apple&rsquo;s phones and computers&mdash;and it doesn&rsquo;t fit in a pocket or a hand. Yet Ive applied the same design process he brings to technological devices: prototyping to minimize any issues with the end result and to narrow what he calls the delta between the vision and the reality of a project.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;A lot of the buildings that are being built at the moment are products of software-only cultures,&rdquo; says Ive. &ldquo;Because we understand making, we&rsquo;ll build [a prototype] and try it and use it, and see what works and what doesn&rsquo;t.&rdquo;</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150014263/google-s-infamous-1000-floor-elevator-design-question Google's infamous 1000 floor elevator design question Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-23T17:52:00-04:00 >2017-06-25T16:52:28-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1x/1xflfyworcu25tfq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1x/1xflfyworcu25tfq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1x/1xflfyworcu25tfq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1x/1xflfyworcu25tfq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Potential employers don&rsquo;t pose design challenges with the expectation that you blow them away with your ingenuity or clever solutions. They want to see if you ask probing questions that uncover constraints, or if you rush to the whiteboard without deeper understanding.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Design challenges are&nbsp;often used by&nbsp;companies to asses potential employees&rsquo; problem solving skills.&nbsp;This Google interview challenge in particular seems to have captivated the design community</p> <p>&mdash;<em>How do you design an interface for a 1000 floor elevator?</em></p> <p><em></em>Dozens of designers around the world have attempted solving the problem by designing elevator's interface. They've all failed because of&nbsp;presuming too many variables&mdash;the user, the environment, the purpose... The answer to the&nbsp;question is that there is simply not enough information provided.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150008213/call-for-entries-archinect-uk-portfolio-competition-2017 Call for Entries: Archinect UK Portfolio Competition 2017 Ellen Hancock 2017-06-01T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-06-23T06:23:18-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/uploads/n4/n4kna859soek8pd3.gif" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Archinect UK is launching a nationwide portfolio competition for 2017. This award aims to celebrate and promote the exceptional talent, vision and innovation of UK Architects, Interior Architects, Landscape and Urban designers.</p><p>The competition will be managed online via <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect&rsquo;s unique community profiles section</a>, with the winners invited to exhibit at <a href="https://interioreducators.co.uk/free-range-2017" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interiors Educators Freerange show</a>, the largest exhibition of architecture and interior design graduates in the UK.&nbsp;</p><p>There will be a range of categories and a prestigious judging panel of professionals from the architecture &amp; design industry whom we will be introducing here on Archinect shortly. Winners will be announced in conjunction with the IE awards on the evening of July 14th , with events and talks throughout the rest of the show.</p><p><strong>Awards</strong></p><ul><li>Best Overall Portfolio Design</li><li>Best Imagery&nbsp;</li><li>Best Typography</li><li>Judges Favourites</li><li>Most Creative</li><li>Best Archinect Profile&nbsp;</li></ul><p><strong>To enter:</strong></p><ul><li>Upload your portfolio to your Archinect profile or register and set up a pro...</li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/150010192/federica-buzzi-s-critique-on-the-le-corbusier-modulor Federica Buzzi's critique on the Le Corbusier Modulor Alexander Walter 2017-05-31T14:20:00-04:00 >2017-06-05T12:29:16-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6c/6ca9b964eaed8fe456107b1caf079673?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6c/6ca9b964eaed8fe456107b1caf079673?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6c/6ca9b964eaed8fe456107b1caf079673?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6c/6ca9b964eaed8fe456107b1caf079673?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Modulor Man is a healthy white male enhanced by mathematical proportional gimmicks &lsquo;of nature&rsquo;, such as golden ratio and Fibonacci series. He represents the normative and normalised body around which Le Corbusier conceived his designs. As a result, most modern architectural forms are all tellingly calibrated on a similar standard, the healthy white male body.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Given the Canadian Centre for Architecture&rsquo;s groundbreaking research regarding medicalisation in architecture and its extensive Le Corbusier collection," the author Federica Buzzi writes, "I think it is time to address the role of norm and standard in Le Corbusier&rsquo;s work and its legacy."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150003492/the-best-uk-and-international-architects-and-researchers-gather-for-vision-2017 The best UK and international architects and researchers gather for Vision 2017 Sponsor 2017-04-19T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-04-18T13:14:24-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/51/516fce89bifbneuv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/51/516fce89bifbneuv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/51/516fce89bifbneuv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/51/516fce89bifbneuv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><a href="http://www.visionlondon.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/71/71e661hbqtc76c68.png"></a><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.visionlondon.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vision 2017</a>.</strong></em><p>Aimed at architects, designers, specifiers and their clients, Vision 2017 provides an international focus for innovative products and building solutions, bringing together some of the best designs and leading figures from across Western Europe. &nbsp;Across two days in June, the CPD-certified show will host the best and brightest from established practices and start-ups, with new ideas and technological innovation at the heart of the event.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/54/54cao55nxpjpat9t.jpg"><br><em>Vision 2017 Speaker Studio Saxe Canopia</em></p><p>All the talks and presentations at Vision will take place under the umbrella topics: Materials Innovations, Technological Insight and Architectural &amp; Design Evolution. This framework will help delegates rethink the built environment and the manner in which we can shape places and spaces. Speakers have been sourced from the best practices in the country and around the world, both small and large. Caroline Bos of UNStudio will talk about their research into the circular eco...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150000149/a-tower-designed-to-hang-from-an-asteroid-in-earth-s-orbit A tower designed to hang from an asteroid in Earth's orbit Nicholas Korody 2017-03-29T12:22:00-04:00 >2017-03-31T08:13:40-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ug/ugsb8m2q37p5ssud.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ug/ugsb8m2q37p5ssud.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ug/ugsb8m2q37p5ssud.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ug/ugsb8m2q37p5ssud.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Following on the heels of that <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149999090/a-tower-that-arcs-high-above-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">paperclip-esque tower design</a> for New York, here&rsquo;s another &lsquo;out there&rsquo; skyscraper design. Literally, this one is &lsquo;out there&rsquo;&mdash;in Earth&rsquo;s orbit. Designed by Clouds Architecture Office, this speculative <a href="http://www.cloudsao.com/ANALEMMA-TOWER" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">building</a> would hang from an asteroid, which would be lowered into orbit. Then a high strength cable would descend down to Earth and support a super tall tower.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Since this new tower typology is suspended in the air, it can be constructed anywhere in the world and transported to its final location,&rdquo; state the architects. &ldquo;The proposal calls for Analemma to be constructed over Dubai, which has proven to be a specialist in tall building construction at one fifth the cost of New York City construction.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cl/cl7iiz3s7sdawtsp.jpg"></p><p><strong>From the architects:</strong></p><p><em>Orbital mechanics for Analemma: geosynchronous orbit matches earth's sidereal rotation period of one day. The tower's position in the sky traces out a path in a figure-8 form, returning the tower to exactly the same position in the sky each da...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149992356/the-big-abstract-a-conversation-with-morgan-neville-director-producer-of-abstract-s-bjarke-ingels-documentary-on-netflix The BIG Abstract; A conversation with Morgan Neville, Director/Producer of Abstract's Bjarke Ingels Documentary on Netflix Paul Petrunia 2017-02-16T19:16:00-05:00 >2017-02-22T07:44:58-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pj/pjp3wsbfhbymjm6s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pj/pjp3wsbfhbymjm6s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pj/pjp3wsbfhbymjm6s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pj/pjp3wsbfhbymjm6s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Unless you've been living under a rock, you've already heard about <a href="https://www.netflix.com/title/80057883" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Abstract</a>, Netflix's incredible new documentary series on design. This week we're talking to Abstract's executive producer, <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1365879/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morgan Neville</a>, who also directed the episodes featuring Bjarke Ingels and Christoph Niemann.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ut/utp24wk7423dst2f.jpg"></p><p>As one of the world's most groundbreaking and talented documentary filmmakers, there's a good chance you have already seen Morgan's work. If you haven't, a&nbsp;good place to start is "<a href="https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/20_feet_from_stardom/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">20 Feet from Stardom</a>", his Academy Award-winning doc that takes a look at the fascinating lives of the often-overlooked backup singers. His documentary on Yo-Yo Ma, "The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble", will be <a href="http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/the-music-of-strangers-yo-yo-ma-and-the-silk-road-ensemble/video/promo.html?autoplay=true" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">premiering on HBO in March</a>. I'm particularly looking forward to his upcoming Mr. Rogers documentary that he mentions in our conversation.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i3/i3qo7sscygn9wd6f.jpg"></p><p>Yes, Archinect Sessions makes a cameo in the episode, with a clip of us sharing some of Bjarke's harsh criticism from commenters in our forum.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149971130/why-the-design-of-prisons-matters Why the design of prisons matters Nicholas Korody 2016-09-28T17:22:00-04:00 >2016-12-15T02:01:04-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x4/x4brrsujjw35wx89.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x4/x4brrsujjw35wx89.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x4/x4brrsujjw35wx89.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x4/x4brrsujjw35wx89.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>the world&rsquo;s prisons are home to an estimated 10 million people globally and this number is rising. The world&rsquo;s prison population has gone up 10% since 2004, and in some countries, such as Indonesia, the increase has been as high as 183% [...] Architecture sends a silent message to everyone walking into any place. It tells you what to expect and where the limits of behaviour are. Prisons are the same.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>In my view, design is crucial to creating an environment in which prisoners can live and not become institutionalised. This means providing spaces for staying in contact with families, work, education, and playing sport.</em></p><p>For more on carceral architectures, follow these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936033/rikers-island-is-an-environmental-and-human-catastrophe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rikers Island is an environmental (and human) catastrophe</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148979164/what-do-museums-have-in-common-with-prisons-more-than-you-might-think-according-to-artist-andrea-fraser" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What do museums have in common with prisons? More than you might think, according to artist Andrea Fraser</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140874308/raphael-sperry-president-of-architects-designers-planners-for-social-responsibility-on-the-hauntingly-real-computer-game-prison-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Raphael Sperry, President of Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility, on the "hauntingly real" computer game, "Prison Architect"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139459279/how-one-california-prison-is-betting-on-architecture-to-decrease-recidivism-rates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How one California prison is betting on architecture to decrease recidivism rates</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149967050/designjunction-brings-immersive-design-experiences-and-its-first-open-air-party-to-king-s-cross designjunction brings immersive design experiences and its first open-air party to King's Cross Sponsor 2016-09-13T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-26T14:22:05-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/37/37b41gwpcaefs3ei.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/37/37b41gwpcaefs3ei.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/37/37b41gwpcaefs3ei.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/37/37b41gwpcaefs3ei.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/fx/fxixoae09afuuwuf.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designjunction</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>designjunction</strong></a> (22 &ndash; 25 September) is set to transform its new home in King&rsquo;s Cross into one destination full of immersive design concepts and stimulating experiences.</p><p>On Wednesday 21 September designjunction will host its first open-air party on Granary Square alongside headline partner Dezeen, and sponsored by EIZO. Expect street food from Real Food Festival, pop-up bars and live DJ sets from Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip and Adventures in Paradise.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/54/54qvy8fu694fk1s5.jpg"></p><p>Throughout the show, the centrally located Granary Square will be home to eight giant Monopoly-style houses, filled with conceptual installations, creative projects and live activities.</p><p>Presenting its SmartHouzz concept, Houzz will demonstrate how to maximise urban living space through smart design, smart use of space and smart technology. Leading high-end kitchen and bathroom manufacturer, Dornbracht, will create an immersive installation &ndash; the Dornbracht Water Experience.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/do/doq28ospidh1e74p.jpg"></p><p>Specialising in visuall...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149967132/archinect-s-top-picks-for-the-london-design-festival Archinect's top picks for the London Design Festival Jessica Bonehill 2016-09-10T01:07:00-04:00 >2016-09-12T10:38:47-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/94/945y178p54cc2qsd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/94/945y178p54cc2qsd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/94/945y178p54cc2qsd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/94/945y178p54cc2qsd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>London Design Festival is always a highlight of the city's cultural landscape, and this year is no exception, with a number of new events added as well as many returning exhibitions.</p><p>Here are Archinect's top picks for <a href="http://www.londondesignbiennale.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Design Festival 2016</a>:&nbsp;</p><p><strong>London Design Biennale at Somerset House: </strong>&nbsp;</p><p>7-27 September. Open daily from 11AM. Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 1LA &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Tickets on sale via <a href="http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/venue/254655." rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ticketmaster</a></p><p>The heavily anticipated London Design Biennale is launching this year for its inaugural exhibition. During its three-week takeover, the Biennale will showcase installations, artworks, prototypes, and designs from over 37 different countries and territories, all exploring the Biennale's 2016 theme: "Utopia by Design".&nbsp;</p><p>Highlights from the Biennale include:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/94/945y178p54cc2qsd.jpg"></p><p>Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby's 14-metre, kinetic sculpture that highlights wind energy usage in the UK.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ru/rumn2rrmkm7upnp6.jpg"></p><p>Lebanon's Annabel Karim Kassar's Beirut street scene. The work explores social interactions and use of space, through a s...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149967304/preview-100-design-this-year-s-highlights-include-asif-khan-and-ron-arad Preview 100% Design: This year’s highlights include Asif Khan and Ron Arad Sponsor 2016-09-09T03:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-14T00:50:29-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9c/9cal58wzpvyws0xi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9c/9cal58wzpvyws0xi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9c/9cal58wzpvyws0xi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9c/9cal58wzpvyws0xi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><a href="http://www.mediatenextras2.co.uk/click.php?site=100percent&amp;id=208" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/zh/zhhrvx8i3a4uyqav.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.mediatenextras2.co.uk/click.php?site=100percent&amp;id=208" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100% Design</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>100% Design, the UK&rsquo;s largest trade fair for architects and designers, returns once more to London Olympia. The show, with over 26,000 international visitors spending exceeding &pound;3.4 <em>billion</em> has a deserved reputation as the commercial heart of London Design Festival.</p><p>Over the past few years under show director William Knight, also responsible for Clerkenwell Design Week, the show has maintained a consistent focus on quality, driving 100% Design&rsquo;s&nbsp;wider role of delivering international trade for London and the UK&rsquo;s design sector. Along with a much appreciated move to the spectacular London Olympia, this has seen its unrivalled talks programme increase its reputation as the place to hear industry leaders and current trends as well as take part in the best professional development seminars.</p><p>This year is no exception, with an impressive talks line-up, which has been curated by the Design Museum as part of its &lsquo;on loan&rsquo; campaign. The programme com...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149966955/pact-conference-in-uel-brings-patrik-schumacher-mario-carpo-jose-sanchez-and-benjamin-dillenburger PACT Conference in UEL brings Patrik Schumacher, Mario Carpo, Jose Sanchez and Benjamin Dillenburger gillesretsin 2016-09-07T01:36:00-04:00 >2016-09-13T00:22:11-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2j/2jt452ltnh13p4fd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2j/2jt452ltnh13p4fd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2j/2jt452ltnh13p4fd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2j/2jt452ltnh13p4fd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>University of East London hosts international PACT conference - two days of keynotes and discussions with Patrik Schumacher ( ZHA), Mario Carpo ( UCL), Jose Sanchez ( Plethora Project/USC) and Benjamin Dillenburger ( ETH/ITA).</p></em><br /><br /><p>PACT Conference UEL, 12.09-13.09&nbsp;</p><p>Please join for keynotes by Mario Carpo (UCL), Patrik Schumacher (ZHA), Jose Sanchez ( Plethora Project / USC) and Benjamin Dillenburger ( ETH/ITA) , followed by a series of provocative Panel Discussions. The Panel Discussions are organised around our keynotes speakers, which will be joined by a series of theoreticians, young practitioners and designers like Daniel Kohler ( iOUD/Lab EDS), Harald Trapp ( UEL), Mollie Claypool ( UCL), Soomeen Hahm ( SHD, Kory Bieg (OTA+/UT Austin) , Lei Zheng ( ZHA), Gilles Retsin (UEL/UCL/Retsin Architecture) and Manuel Jimenez ( UCL, MadM Design)</p><p>The morning keynote takes place at 9:30 am, evening keynote at 4pm, followed by panel discussion at 5pm.&nbsp;</p><p>Venue:<br>Lecture Hall 02, West Building (WB G02)&nbsp;<br>University of East London<br>Docklands Campus, London E16 2RD</p><p>Conference program can be downloaded here : <a href="http://www.ierek.com/events/parallelism-in-architecture-environment-and-computing-techniques/#conference-program" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.ierek.com/events/parallelism-in-architecture-environment-and-computing-techniques/#conference-program</a>&nbsp;</p><p>PACT ( Parall...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149965070/famed-designer-jane-thompson-dies Famed designer Jane Thompson dies Nicholas Korody 2016-08-24T14:19:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T23:04:51-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b8/b836lkd2xuh165fc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b8/b836lkd2xuh165fc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b8/b836lkd2xuh165fc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b8/b836lkd2xuh165fc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The influential designer Jane Thompson passed away on Tuesday. Working fluidly across the fields of design, urbanism, and architecture, Thompson left a lasting mark on American visual culture.</p><p>Thompson started her career as the assistant curator at the Museum of Modern Art, then led by Philip Johnson. Afterwards, she helmed&nbsp;<em>Industrial Design Magazine</em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gi/giw6r06ytby5qjyb.jpg"></p><p>Thompson worked on the revitalization of Boston's Quincy Market alongside her husband, architect Benjamin Thompson. Other urban projects included the Chicago Navy Pier and the Grand Central Business District in New York.</p><p>One of Thompson's most influential endeavors was assisting her husband in operating the retail stores Design Research (D/R). Bring European designers like Alvar Aalto and Marikmekko into the United States, she helped introduce a generation of Americans to Scandinavian design. In a 2000 survey, D/R was named the number one design store, even after it had been closed for 22 years.</p><p><a href="http://www.metropolismag.com/Point-of-View/August-2016/Farewell-Sir-Lady-Jane/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">h/t Metropolis Mag</a></p><p>[Correction: originally th...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149963306/designing-for-drones-a-condo-tower-with-drone-friendly-balconies Designing for drones: a condo tower with drone-friendly balconies Nicholas Korody 2016-08-15T13:08:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T21:26:43-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m9/m94v2u7tam5m58uz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m9/m94v2u7tam5m58uz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m9/m94v2u7tam5m58uz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m9/m94v2u7tam5m58uz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Make no mistake: Drones are coming, and they&rsquo;re going to change a lot of things about how we shape our lives. So why shouldn&rsquo;t we change how we shape our buildings to get ready for them? [...] That&rsquo;s the basis for my Drone Tower, which would look like a futuristic condo building, with large balconies built to accommodate small electric aircraft or shipping drones. You wouldn&rsquo;t need to buy your own drone, you&rsquo;d simply order a ride with an app like a taxi&mdash;and hop in right from your terrace.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l1/l1d418s5pfdyqong.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k5/k5fnpn30o7lwhbou.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/os/os7g35olmhjldznq.jpg"></p><p>For more on the intersections between autonomous flying machines and the city, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949315/unequal-scenes-drone-images-reveal-cape-town-s-architecture-of-apartheid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unequal Scenes: drone images reveal Cape Town's "architecture of apartheid"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944052/this-drone-video-takes-you-on-a-fascinating-flight-through-the-guts-of-seattle-s-bertha-tunneling-machine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This drone video takes you on a fascinating flight through the guts of Seattle's Bertha tunneling machine</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136360737/drones-for-good-the-uae-s-million-dollar-drone-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drones for Good: the UAE's million-dollar drone competition</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149962743/one-day-left-to-enter-your-work-into-hansgrohe-axor-s-das-design-competition One day left to enter your work into Hansgrohe + Axor’s Das Design Competition! Sponsor 2016-08-11T13:10:00-04:00 >2016-08-11T13:19:38-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5r/5r5djddklaqucps8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5r/5r5djddklaqucps8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5r/5r5djddklaqucps8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5r/5r5djddklaqucps8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.dasdesigncomp.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hansgrohe + Axor&rsquo;s Das Design Competition</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Cash Prize &amp; Eligibility for VIP Trip To Germany</p><p>Good&nbsp;design&nbsp;is POWERFUL, and Hansgrohe/Axor believes it should be celebrated and recognized!</p><p>There is just one day left to enter the 3rd annual <a href="http://www.dasdesigncomp.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hansgrohe+Axor&nbsp;Das&nbsp;Design&nbsp;Competition</a>--open for entries until&nbsp;August 12th!</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b1/b19lpx525byenlx4.jpg"></p><p>U.S.-based Architects and Designers are invited to submit recent Commercial/Hospitality or Residential projects, which incorporate Hansgrohe/Axor products (completed or renovated between Jan.1, 2011 and&nbsp;Aug.12, 2016).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/32/321zxd3ozlffkczb.jpg"></p><p>The first place winner in each category will receive $2,000 &amp; be eligible to attend a VIP trip to the Black Forest of Germany and the ISH Show!</p><p>Entry is free online at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dasdesigncomp.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.dasdesigncomp.com</a>.</p><p>Good design was made to be seen--show off your hard work. Enter the competition today!</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149962710/designjunction-has-always-been-a-place-for-visitors-to-discover-the-latest-trends-managing-director-deborah-spencer-tells-us-what-to-expect-at-this-year-s-designjunction "designjunction has always been a place for visitors to discover the latest trends" - Managing Director Deborah Spencer tells us what to expect at this year's designjunction Ellen Hancock 2016-08-11T11:51:00-04:00 >2016-08-12T01:12:55-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ll/llbm30sxfzkmi38l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ll/llbm30sxfzkmi38l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ll/llbm30sxfzkmi38l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ll/llbm30sxfzkmi38l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><strong>designjunction is now in its sixth year &ndash; what did you originally set out to achieve with the exhibition? Has that changed?</strong></p><p>At the time (back in 2011) when we launched designjunction, we felt London was missing a commercial show with more creative energy and a greater relevance to the A&amp;D community.&nbsp; A place where you could business but in a more relaxed environment.</p><p>Our mission was simple, we wanted to break the mould of the traditional trade show by taking over ambitious locations on the brink of transformation in central London.</p><p>We wanted to present the best cutting-edge design within a carefully curated space, striking the perfect balance between creative and commercial.</p><p>Over the course of six years, we have built up a reputation for occupying some of the most ambitious and challenging spaces in London from a 40,000 sq ft disused sorting office to a derelict design school last year.</p><p>The move to King&rsquo;s Cross is an important step in our nomadic evolution, as we continue to raise the ba...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149962273/the-guerrilla-designers-fixing-an-iconic-but-hideous-symbol-of-berlin The guerrilla designers fixing an iconic, but hideous, symbol of Berlin Nicholas Korody 2016-08-09T13:55:00-04:00 >2016-08-12T00:53:29-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/08/08iaoq5t1o3u9io6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/08/08iaoq5t1o3u9io6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/08/08iaoq5t1o3u9io6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/08/08iaoq5t1o3u9io6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The Brandenburg Gate is Berlin&rsquo;s most famous monument. In 1788, King Frederick William II of Prussia commissioned the Gate, which was designed by architect Carl Gotthard Langhans, to represent peace following the Thirty Years&rsquo; War.&nbsp;</p><p>The Nazis used the Brandeburg Gate as a party symbol and it was heavily damaged during the War. It backgrounded Ronald Reagan&rsquo;s 1987 speech when he famously challenged the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to &ldquo;tear down this wall!&rdquo; After the fall of the Berlin wall, the gate became a symbol of reunification. Today, it adorns mugs, t-shirts, keychains. It&rsquo;s also the logo of the of the BVG, Berlin&rsquo;s public transport company, which runs the U-Bahn.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jp/jp84tp0vk0ga4ph9.jpg"></p><p>But, as <a href="https://www.1843magazine.com/culture/the-daily/berlins-guerrilla-gatekeepers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1843 Magazine</a> notes, the logo is hideous. The perspective is inaccurate and the lines are heavy and awkward. So a couple of Brazilian-Berliners took it upon themselves to clean up the logo. They&rsquo;ve printed the revamped illustration on clear stickers and passed them out to the public.</p><p>Now the BVG has promised a...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149960213/deadline-approaching-hansgrohe-axor-s-das-design-competition Deadline Approaching: Hansgrohe + Axor’s Das Design Competition Sponsor 2016-08-01T15:30:00-04:00 >2016-08-01T15:35:02-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z3/z3tjv5r4xcu2z7m9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z3/z3tjv5r4xcu2z7m9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z3/z3tjv5r4xcu2z7m9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z3/z3tjv5r4xcu2z7m9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.dasdesigncomp.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hansgrohe + Axor&rsquo;s Das Design Competition</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Cash Prize &amp; Eligibility for VIP Trip To Germany</p><p>Good&nbsp;design&nbsp;is POWERFUL, and Hansgrohe/Axor believes it should be celebrated and recognized!</p><p>There are just a few weeks left to enter the 3rd annual <a href="http://www.dasdesigncomp.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hansgrohe+Axor&nbsp;Das&nbsp;Design&nbsp;Competition</a>--open for entries until&nbsp;August 12th!</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r2/r20ep5qub4phycgb.jpg"></p><p>U.S.-based Architects and Designers are invited to submit recent Commercial/Hospitality or Residential projects, which incorporate Hansgrohe/Axor products (completed or renovated between Jan.1, 2011 and&nbsp;Aug.12, 2016).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/32/321zxd3ozlffkczb.jpg"></p><p>The first place winner in each category will receive $2,000 &amp; be eligible to attend a VIP trip to the Black Forest of Germany and the ISH Show!</p><p>Entry is free online at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dasdesigncomp.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.dasdesigncomp.com</a>.</p><p>Good design was made to be seen--show off your hard work. Enter the competition today!</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149960649/jems-architecki-s-polish-conference-center-is-built-on-an-old-coal-mine Jems Architecki's Polish conference center is built on an old coal mine Sponsor 2016-07-29T14:52:00-04:00 >2016-07-29T15:59:36-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7d/7dafhs92nj3boq3a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7d/7dafhs92nj3boq3a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7d/7dafhs92nj3boq3a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7d/7dafhs92nj3boq3a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><a href="http://www.figueras.com/us/?utm_source=Archinet%20Editorial2%20USA%202016%20%20&amp;ut" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/e9/e98zt4b7q8a4ynl0.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.figueras.com/us/?utm_source=Archinet%20Editorial2%20USA%202016%20%20&amp;ut" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Figueras International Seating</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Katowice, a city of 300,000 inhabitants in the South of Poland, wants to leave its past of mining industry behind. In the heart of the city, and on what was formerly a mine and its inevitable mountains of mining residue, today we find there the new City Conference Centre: <a href="http://www.figueras.com/us/projects/convention-centers/1541_katowice-international-conference-center.html?utm_source=Archinet%20Editorial2%20USA%202016%20%20&amp;utm_medium=Edit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MCK &#8208; International Conference Centre (ICC)</a>, designed by the most internationally known group in Poland, Jems Architecki.</p><p>The building, a unique block of 388,500m3, was erected (or submerged, depending how you look at it) in the new cultural area of the city, right next to the <em>Spodek</em> (saucer in English), the emblematic building of 1962, symbol of the city and which needed to be complemented in both aesthetics and in what it had to offer. Together they form Poland's largest Conference Centre.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cf/cfwwpu8igercmr98.jpg"></p><p>After three years of construction, the ICC shows colossal dimensions. The structure is divided in two and at the intersection, the architects have created hills that ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149957892/unique-seating-for-the-philharmonie-de-paris-how-to-create-a-seat-with-low-acoustic-absorption-for-a-perfect-symphony-hall Unique seating for the Philharmonie de Paris: How to create a seat with low acoustic absorption for a perfect symphony hall Sponsor 2016-07-20T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T17:27:43-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xf/xfm5dw2hm71hnrfg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xf/xfm5dw2hm71hnrfg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xf/xfm5dw2hm71hnrfg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xf/xfm5dw2hm71hnrfg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><a href="http://www.figueras.com/us/?utm_source=Archinet%20Newsletter%201%20USA%202016%20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/e9/e98zt4b7q8a4ynl0.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.figueras.com/us/?utm_source=Archinet%20Newsletter%201%20USA%202016%20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Figueras International Seating</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><em>The building of the <strong>Philharmonie de Paris</strong>, designed by Jean Nouvel, is a unique architectural work in the Parc de La Villette in the French capital. The seating installed inside was specifically created for the hall by Jean Nouvel in partnership with <a href="http://www.figueras.com/us/?utm_source=Archinet%20Newsletter%201%20USA%202016%20%20%20&amp;utm_medium=Newsletter%20Archinet%20728x90&amp;utm_campaign=000007000596" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Figueras</a>. Up to 10 acoustic tests, in laboratories in Paris and Barcelona, were needed to achieve the desired product.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0v/0vlp6pjx2kf9hb42.jpg"></p><p>Jean Nouvel gave the Philharmonie concert hall a unique shape, as it is an adjustable space that surrounds the spectator. The Grande Salle of the <a href="http://www.figueras.com/us/projects/concert-halls-and-auditoriums/1476_philharmonie-de-paris.html?utm_source=Archinet%20Newsletter%201%20USA%202016%20%20&amp;utm_medium=Newsletter%20Archinet%20728x90&amp;utm_campaign=000007000596" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Philharmonie</em></a> is not designed in a &ldquo;vineyard&rdquo; or &ldquo;shoebox&rdquo; shape like traditionally. The Grande Salle starts a new model, enveloping and moveable. Jean Nouvel chose a unique solution to offer a total and enveloping experience, placing the spectators in hanging balconies at different heights. In this way, they are immersed in the hall with the feeling of heading toward the orchestra. The sound literally wraps each of ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149953114/this-weekend-re-imagine-modern-at-dwell-on-design-june-24-26 This weekend: (re)imagine modern at Dwell on Design, June 24-26 Sponsor 2016-06-22T15:15:00-04:00 >2016-06-22T20:21:52-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x6/x60aytvyiwuqzod3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x6/x60aytvyiwuqzod3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x6/x60aytvyiwuqzod3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x6/x60aytvyiwuqzod3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://la.dwellondesign.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell on Design</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>In just two short days, Dwell on Design LA (DODLA), the largest design event on the West Coast, will kick off its eleventh and best show yet. Packed with inspiring onstage content, high-end designer home tours, live demos, art installations, consultations and feature areas, including the highly-anticipated Dwell Outdoor curated by famed Australian-born designer Jamie Durie, Dwell on Design LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center will be the place to be June 24-26. For hours, tickets and additional event information, visit <a href="http://la.dwellondesign.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">la.dwellondesign.com</a>.</p><p><strong>LEARN FROM DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE EXPERTS</strong></p><p>Don&rsquo;t miss renowned architect and keynote speaker <strong>Sou Fujimoto </strong>Friday June 24 at 6:00 PM, whose innovative residential structures and institutional projects represent a fresh approach to the relationship between architectural space and the human body.</p><p>Lectures and panels with actor <strong>Gary Sinise</strong>, architect <strong>Matthew Hufft</strong>, co-creator of Morpholio<strong> Toru Hasegawa</strong>,...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149948926/re-imagine-modern-at-dwell-on-design-june-24-26 (re)imagine modern at Dwell on Design, June 24-26 Sponsor 2016-06-02T16:04:00-04:00 >2016-06-04T20:44:36-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5l/5l0itzhl5hv56ybl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5l/5l0itzhl5hv56ybl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5l/5l0itzhl5hv56ybl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5l/5l0itzhl5hv56ybl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://la.dwellondesign.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell on Design</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Dwell on Design brings together the brightest people, products, and content in modern design. Featuring 400 brands that shape modern, over 2,000 furnishings &amp; products, 40 on-stage presentations, 5 prefab homes, 3 days of Dwell Los Angeles Home Tours, and endless networking opportunities with thousands of like-minded design and trend-seeking enthusiasts, Dwell on Design invites you to <strong>reimagine modern</strong>.</p><p>Speaking of imagination, <em>Dwell</em> editors have enlisted a number of industry experts and thought leaders for panels during the three-day celebration of design &ndash; including <strong>keynote speaker </strong>and world-renowned architect, Sou Fujimoto. Fujimoto, who is the youngest architect to ever receive the prestigious Serpentine Pavilion commission, is a rising star in the world of contemporary architecture and was named Architecture&nbsp;Innovator of the Year&nbsp;by&nbsp;<em>The Wall Street Journal&nbsp;</em>in 2014.&nbsp;From his Tokyo-based practice, established in 2000, Fujimoto has rei...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149947081/clerkenwell-design-week-2016-top-picks Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 - Top Picks Ellen Hancock 2016-05-24T10:43:00-04:00 >2016-05-31T00:30:38-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bq/bqpm3zqgph5phz0s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bq/bqpm3zqgph5phz0s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bq/bqpm3zqgph5phz0s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bq/bqpm3zqgph5phz0s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>It&rsquo;s that time of year when London's design district opens its doors to the public for Clerkenwell Design Week and shows the rest of London and the design industry what it has to offer. An impressive showcase of distinct and accomplished talent the three-day event spans; furniture and product design, interior design as well as architecture. This year&rsquo;s event includes over 120 spaces and directly engages 100 local businesses.</p><p>For its seventh year the team have employed the help of local architects OMMX to create a new masterplan that navigates visitors and links eight temporary exhibitions as well as commissioned installations.&nbsp;<br><br>With so much creativity on show we thought we would make a few suggestions.&nbsp;Here are Archinect's top recommendations:&nbsp;<br><br><strong>Open Showrooms - open throughout the festival</strong><br><br><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7641/domus-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Domus&nbsp;</strong></a><br>50 Great Sutton Street<br>EC1V 0DF</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nb/nbs75imjhk00s50o.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7643/fr-vi-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Fr&ouml;vi&nbsp;</strong></a><br>Broad Yard<br>Turnmill Street<br>EC1M 5RR</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5l/5l4b05i8woqzxlg6.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7642/herman-miller-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Herman Miller&nbsp;</strong></a><br>102-108 Clerkenwell Road<br>EC1M 5SA</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yp/ypdvyw7kk4zju5me.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7639/knoll-showroom-opening-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Knoll&nbsp;</strong></a><br>91 Goswell Road<br>EC1V 7EX</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ay/aya8wxxbandlj655.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7640/morgan-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Morgan&nbsp;</strong></a><br>1 Dallington Street<br>EC1V 0BH<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ge/genrrz2i0djntauk.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Exhibitions...</strong></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149946403/win-two-tickets-to-conversations-at-clerkenwell-as-part-of-clerkenwell-design-week-2016 Win two tickets to 'Conversations at Clerkenwell' as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 Ellen Hancock 2016-05-21T00:30:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T19:19:50-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/61/61q7i5l1w974vgr4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/61/61q7i5l1w974vgr4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/61/61q7i5l1w974vgr4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/61/61q7i5l1w974vgr4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In conjunction with this years <a href="http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clerkenwell Design Week</a>, we are giving away two free tickets to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/conversations-at-clerkenwell-reimagining-a-design-icon-the-transformation-of-the-commonwealth-tickets-24927159806" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Reimagining a design icon: The transformation of the Commonwealth Institute into the new Design Museum</strong></a>&nbsp;talk as part of Conversations at Clerkenwell.&nbsp;</p><p>The new Design Museum will reopen its doors on the 24 November this year in a brand new home &ndash; the former Commonwealth Institute in Kensington. The complex, a unique 1960s Grade II* listed building which has stood vacant for over a decade, is being transformed by a design team led by John Pawson. &nbsp;Join Senior Architect Chris Masson, the Design Museum Deputy Director Alice Black and Roger Cunliffe, who ran the original Commonwealth Institute design team, as they reflect on this once-in-a-lifetime design project.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/im/im6vxf0ef3a4mijg.jpg"></p><p>Clerkenwell Design Week provides a world-class showcase of leading UK and international designers, brands and companies across showroom events, exhibitions, live talks, workshops and installations and opens this Tuesday 24th until Thursd...</p>