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Architecture & Design

Noise Festival 2014

The NOISE Festival 2014 exhibits talent organised into a variety of categories including fashion, film, music, design, architecture, written word, graphic design, enterprise, games, new media, fine art, illustration & now, comedy - all handpicked by our p

The making of modern Britain: the Georgian era saw the middle class flaunt a new-found wealth

As the royals don’t appear to be planning to celebrate the tercentenary of the arrival of their German ancestors from Hanover in 1714, the British Library has stepped in with a stylish exhibition of their own on the Georgians.

Book review: 'The Great Indoors: At Home in the Modern British House' by Ben Highmore

When considering writing a history of the house, modern, British, or otherwise, there must come a moment when the author realises, possibly with a sinking feeling, that they have to go one of two ways. They can either lead their readers up the garden path

The Great Indoors: At Home in the Modern British House by Ben Highmore - review

This trawl through the living rooms and kitchens of the past century is an amusing piece of nostalgia, but it's short on social analysis The history of the 20th-century British home is also the history of shopping, advertising, fashion, technology and so

Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined - Royal Academy of Art

Some of the most creative architectural minds from around the world are coming to the RA – and together they will give you an unforgettable experience. We’ve set them a challenge; to give you a new perspective on architecture. Using structures, tex

Barbican mixes pop art glam with melancholy

In the middle of the 1960s the American sculptor Claes Oldenberg, perhaps best known for his giant apple cores and shuttlecocks, proposed a public sculpture to be sited on the banks of the Thames.

In the Making - Design Museum

In The Making, curated for the Design Museum by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, captures over twenty objects mid-manufacture, putting the aesthetic of the unfinished centre stage. Varying from the £2 coin to a cricket bat, a surprising range of objects ha

Come See The Chapman Brothers And Wael Shawky

The term YBA is understandably associated with controversial art, but of all the artists of that generation it is Jake and Dinos Chapman who seem to take the most enjoyment out of deliberately creating ‘bad taste’ art.

Come See The Chapman Brothers And Wael Shawky

The term YBA is understandably associated with controversial art, but of all the artists of that generation it is Jake and Dinos Chapman who seem to take the most enjoyment out of deliberately creating ‘bad taste’ art.

Jameel Prize 3 has a selection of thought-provoking art inspired by Islam

A concrete carpet inlaid with Arabic typeface and an ECG machine that spells out a Muslim prayer in waveform.