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Igloo encourages children to interact with architecture

Storytelling Igloo encourages children to interact with architecture and design Gunseli Yalcinkaya |Reposted from dezeen London-based practice Aberrant Architecture has worked with five north London schools to create an igloo-shaped installation, as part of an initiative to introduce young people to architecture and design. The […]

Pantone colour of the year for 2018

Pantone colour of the year for 2018

  Colour company Pantone has chosen a vibrant purple shade, named Ultra Violet, as its colour of the year for 2018. Revealed earlier today, the Ultra Violet colour is described by Pantone as “a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade”. It is not too dissimilar to the new […]

Gillian Wearing’s vegetable soup

Gillian Wearing’s vegetable soup

In the two decades since she won the Turner Prize, Gillian Wearing has placed family at the heart of her work, such as her series of self-portraits in which she dons eerily realistic silicone masks resembling her own relations. So it comes as no surprise […]

Transparent buildings are safer, says Renzo Piano

Transparent buildings are safer, says Renzo Piano

In this interview, architect Renzo Piano discusses designing his glass skyscraper for The New York Times in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Piano began work on the project just three days after the city’s Twin Towers were destroyed in 2001, and said everyone […]