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Postmodern architecture celebrated in illustrations by Adam Nathaniel Furman

January 6, 2022 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
Isle of Dogs Pumping Station illustration by Adam Nathaniel Furman

Designer Adam Nathaniel Furman has created a vividly coloured illustration series called Postmodern Icons, which celebrates buildings such as London’s Isle of Dogs Pumping Station and Chicago’s James R Thompson Center. The series is a personal project that Furman started during the 2020 coronavirus lockdown, when he decided to revisit an old hobby of sketching

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Bath Spa University spotlights 11 student design projects

October 22, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
A photograph of a student fashion project

An animation where magical characters travel through valleys collecting treasure and a naturally-dyed kimono project are included in Dezeen’s latest school show by students at Bath Spa University. Also included is a textile project based on the colours of India and a range of 100 per cent traceable knitwear accessories and garments. Bath Spa University

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WPP building online “Minecraft world” featuring all its global offices in one place

August 31, 2021 Jennifer Hahn 0
Digital Minecraft campus by WPP and BDG

Global communications group WPP is creating a digital campus in computer game Minecraft featuring replicas of its offices around the world, allowing employees to visit other buildings without leaving their desks. The “Minecraft world” will allow employees to attend events, launch projects and visit more than 19 offices, according to Colin Macgadie of BDG Architecture

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Michele De Lucchi reimagines Harry Potter covers “in dialogue with contemporary architecture”

April 13, 2021 Jennifer Hahn 0
Italian cover of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone designed by Michele De Lucchi

Architect Michele De Lucchi has redesigned the Italian covers of the Harry Potter books, shifting focus away from the characters and towards the fantastical buildings of the wizarding world. Commissioned by publishing house Salani, De Lucchi and his studio AMDL CIRCLE veered away from replicating the numerous existing depictions of the iconic Hogwarts castle and

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Denise Scott Brown’s life turned into manga comic

February 12, 2021 Cajsa Carlson 0
Manga-style picture of Denise Scott Brown

The non-profit Vilcek Foundation has created a manga comic starring Zambia-born South African architect Denise Scott Brown as part of its mission to raise awareness of immigrants’ contribution to the US. Scott Brown is the subject of the first in a series of manga comics that will be made about the lives of the non-profit organisation’s Vilcek

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Flying Gherkin stars in Foster + Partners’ children’s book

June 20, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Flying Gherkin children's book by Foster + Partners

UK architecture studio Foster + Partners has made an illustrated online book starring its Gherkin skyscraper as part of an initiative to entertain children during the coronavirus pandemic. Named The Flying Gherkin, the book gives the Foster + Partners-designed office human features, arms and a rocket-like body, and follows it on its journey as it takes

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Illustrator Anna Gibb draws Isolation Escapes architecture montage

May 6, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Isolation Escapes coronavirus lockdown architecture montage by Anna Gibb

British architect and illustrator Anna Gibb has combined buildings by architects including Le Corbusier and Mies Van der Rohe to create an architectural montage of places people would like to be quarantined in during the coronavirus pandemic. London-based Gibb made the pen drawing on watercolour paper over the past month while in lockdown by combining suggestions of

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PriestmanGoode to design interiors of vast Indian co-living spaces

January 24, 2020 Augusta Pownall 0
Olive co-living India PriestmanGoode

PriestmanGoode has unveiled designs for the interiors and branding of Indian co-living venture Olive, which will launch with a 15,000-bed community in Bangalore. Launched by Indian real-estate group Embassy Group, the first phase of the Olive co-living project will be a 15,000-bed development in Bangalore. This will be joined by 2,500-bed spaces in Pune and

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Emerging London studio Gruff Architects wins award for best architect’s website

October 2, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
Archiboo Web Awards 2019: Gruff Architects website

UNStudio, Zaha Hadid Architects, White Arkitekter and Gruff Architects, were named among the winners of the Archiboo Web Awards 2019, which spotlight the best websites belonging to architects and architecture companies. Gruff Architects picked up the award for best overall website, with judges praising the emerging studio “for using the website to make the practice

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Make Bank’s Print Project sees 20 designers create prints to fund arts education

September 23, 2019 Jennifer Hahn 0
Paul Farrell for the Make Bank Print Project

Social enterprise Make Bank has released a collection of 24 prints by British creatives, including textile designer Donna Wilson and graphic designer Peter Chadwick, to help fund arts education for disadvantaged children. The 24 print designs were commissioned by Make Bank, a social enterprise instigated by Kirsty Thomas, a designer and co-founder of Tom Pigeon,

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