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Larging It: London's new Design Museum

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The former Commonwealth Institute building in London's Kensington, replete with iconic copper roof, becomes home to the latest incarnation of the Design Museum.

Nothing to fear for an engineer

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Those looking for great and inspiring engineering solutions need to have an almost naive belief that anything is possible.

Zaha Hadid (1950–2016)

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Respected design critic and curator Klaus Leuschel pays a personal tribute to the Baghdad-born architect who, despite her non-establishment profile, would go on to become one of industry’s most influential and paradigm-shifting grandees.

On the Future of Design in Switzerland

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The awards ceremony for this year’s Design Prize Switzerland (Design Preis Schweiz) in Langenthal on 30 October will conclude the scheme’s 13th edition. Thanks to the ‘diversified competition structure’ (as the organisers put it), the current

The Mile-High Club

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Ever since Norman Foster's game-changing Stansted Airport was completed almost 25 years ago, it's been full throttle for London's high-tech architects, with their aviation-celebrating terminals around the globe themselves been celebrated for their

Twenties, Sixties, Now

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Ab dem 25. Oktober wird im Museum Marta Herford die Ausstellung »Die Brüder Rasch und ihre Im­pulse für die moderne Architektur« zu sehen sein, an deren Vorbereitung ich mit einem ungeheuer engagierten Team unter Roland Nachtigäller, dem


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‘The people did not like St Paul’s. They were against the Eiffel Tower. They liked neither the Sydney Opera House nor the Centre Pompidou. But today, millions of photos of these buildings are sent around the world via e-mail and by phone.’ (Jan

Maintenant – Bernard Tschumi at the Pompidou Centre

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Among the numerous signs that one's status as a grandee of architecture has been secured is having a big survey exhibition at Paris's Pompidou Centre. Architonic uses the current Bernard Tschumi retrospective as an opportunity to reflect on the Swiss

The Grand Hotel: The Bourgeois Dream of an Aristocratic ...

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Journalist Klaus Leuschel provides a crash course in, and a guided tour of, grand hotels, and how even design excellence in the five-star tradition is of no avail when the quality of hospitality does not match it.

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What’s art got to do with it?: Laufen

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A long-standing cultural sponsor, premium Swiss bathroom manufacturer LAUFEN sees its contribution to the wider creative field as just another part of its commitment to collaboration and innovation.