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Otherworld is an immersive VR arcade with interiors influenced by James Turrell

August 21, 2019 Augusta Pownall 0
Otherworld VR experience Red Deer

Architecture studio Red Deer has completed a virtual reality entertainment space in an east London railway arch with neon interiors that draw on the work of light artist James Turrell. The Otherworld arcade concept is the first of its kind in the UK, and combines 14 virtual-reality immersion rooms, a bar and a poke kitchen serving

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Top 10 architecture and design exhibitions: summer 2019

July 2, 2019 Augusta Pownall 0
Exhibitions guide

We’ve chosen our top 10 summer architecture and design exhibitions from around the world. To find out about industry events taking place in July, August and September, look at our comprehensive month-by-month guide. Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 6AG Until 15 September 2019 Curated by the London museum’s director Deyan Sudjic,

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Universal Design Studio and Map relocate to office that showcases their process

June 27, 2019 Augusta Pownall 0
Universal Design Studio Map Project Office office interior

Architecture and interior design practice Universal Design Studio has completed its own office interior and that of its sister company Map Project Office. The offices for both companies have relocated to the third-floor of a Clerkenwell block where they share an open-plan 1,020 square-metre space. Universal Design Studio and industrial design consultancy Map created the

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Yinka Ilori designs Somerset House exhibition celebrating 50 years of black creativity

June 20, 2019 Augusta Pownall 0
Yinka Ilori Stand Up Get Up Now exhibition Somerset House

Designer Yinka Ilori has used his signature colourful and graphic style to create the exhibition design for Get Up, Stand Up Now, a show celebrating half a century of black creativity in the UK. Ilori’s design sees the neoclassical rooms of Somerset House in London transformed with bold shades, as a backdrop for art, photography,

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Serpentine Pavilion opening overshadowed by resignation of CEO Yana Peel following spyware row

June 18, 2019 Augusta Pownall 0
Yana Peel

Yana Peel has stepped down as CEO of the Serpentine Galleries on the launch day for this year’s pavilion, after she was criticised for her connection to an Israeli cybertech firm. Peel issued a statement this morning announcing her resignation, following “toxic personal attacks” relating to her involvement with Novalpina Capital Group, the private equity

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Space10 and EFFEKT develop subscription housing where you share with your neighbours

June 4, 2019 Augusta Pownall 0
Urban Village Project by Space10 and EFFEKT

IKEA’s research lab Space10 has teamed up with architecture studio EFFEKT on The Urban Village Project, a vision for subscription-based housing that brings together people of different generations and encourages them to share facilities. Both based in Copenhagen, Space10 and EFFEKT have developed a number of policies to move towards more communal living, or co-living.

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Allbright opens Mayfair club with all-female art on the walls

May 23, 2019 Augusta Pownall 0
Allbright Suzy Hoodless

Woman-only member’s club Allbright has opened a venue in London’s Mayfair with work exclusively by female artists across its five floors. The townhouse on Maddox Street is the second outpost of the club. The interior design was completed by Suzy Hoodless, with art chosen by curator Beth Greenacre. Greenacre chose over 120 works work by

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Wanås hotel and restaurant opens in converted 18th-century cow barn and horse stable

May 13, 2019 Augusta Pownall 0
Wanas hotel and restaurant Sweden

A pair of stone barns on a castle estate in southwest Sweden have been turned into a boutique hotel and restaurant with interiors designed by Kristina Wachtmeister. The two low stone buildings face each other across a gravel path and area of grass at the centre of the 15th-century Wanås estate and organic farm, 70

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Tom Dixon’s The Manzoni is a restaurant where “everything is for sale”

May 2, 2019 Augusta Pownall 0
The Manzoni Tom Dixon restaurant interior Milan

Diners can shop from their table at The Manzoni, a new Milan restaurant by Tom Dixon that doubles as a furniture showroom and the designer’s European headquarters. The opening of The Manzoni follows Tom Dixon’s move last year from west London to the Coal Office in King’s Cross, where the brand’s main offices are situated, along with a

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Perfect Darkness is an apartment installation that shows how to make the most of tiles

April 18, 2019 Augusta Pownall 0
H+O Perfect Darkness apartment Milan

Design studio H+O has fitted out an apartment in Milan’s Brera district, showing how tiles can be used to create bold contemporary interiors. H+O, a collaboration between Italian architect and designer Elisa Ossino and Danish creative director Josephine Akvama Hoffmeyer of tile brand File Under Pop, unveiled the domestic interior during Milan design week. Designed as the

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