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Architecture & Design

Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined

This experimental show proves there’s more to architecture than blueprints, detailed models and an abundance of health-and-safety red tape.

Cities and Other Ruins: Reflections on Astley Castle - Sir John Soane's Museum

Sir John Soane’s Museum presents a pop-up exhibition by Witherford Watson Mann examining the RIBA Stirling Prize 2013 winning Astley Castle, in relation to their wider work on city transformation. The exhibition, opening 4 February, will examine their u

In the Making, Design Museum - exhibition review

It’s a mesmerising thing, the apparent alchemy by which a lump of aluminium or plank of willow is transformed into a laptop or a cricket bat.

Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined, Royal Academy - exhibition review

For Japanese architect Kengo Kuma it is the smell of the wooden house where he grew up that he associates most with happiness.

In the Making, Design Museum: Review

Curated by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, this small but fascinating exhibition reveals how over twenty objects are created; some are everyday such as two pound coins others for special occasions like the 2012 Olympic torch. All of the objects on disp

Sensing Spaces at the RA: architecture uncaged

Standing face to face with an angel brandishing a golden goose can give you an entirely different perspective on the world.

Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined, Royal Academy, review

How can you exhibit architecture? The common answer is some combination of drawings, models, photography and film - media that may provide a helpful representation but can never quite match the experience of the thing itself.

The half-lives of objects

A roughly sawn lump of wood sits near a dull aluminium disk.

In the Making - review

Consider a chamfer or a taper on a plastic chair, slight variations that you might attribute to the whim of the designer, to an effort to make it look good.

What Does 1980s Fashion Tell Us About London?

Oversized suits, colourful knitwear and a whole lot of lycra; the style legacy of the 1980s is a bold and instantly recognisable one, and it found its centre in London.