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Design

Surreal minimalism merges architecture with philosophy

Florence based artist, Michele Durazzi, creates a surreal world where architecture and nature meet. Using different 3D rendering software, he’s able to abstract and manipulate the images, making the human figure seem insignificant and...

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Design

Carsten Höller Time Lapse, when art meets architecture

Everyone is talking about Carsten Höller’s new Southbank Centre survey show, as part of his exhibition with the Hayward Gallery. And with good reason.He’s installed a giant slide, a flash of silver curves over that famous Brutalist...

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Design

The Ministry of Sound nightclub with moving walls that never was

Architecture firm OMA has revealed some previously unseen designs for a shapeshifting new music venue for London nightclub chain Ministry Of Sound. According to the firm run by Rem Koolhaas, it won a competition to design a new home for the...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Live differently with Lim + Lu

Lim + Lu is an inter-disciplinary, architectural design studio founded by Vincent Lim and Elaine Lu. The duo started their practice after graduating from Cornell’s design school and they are currently based in Hong Kong, working internationally...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Scandinavian traditions at NORM Architects

NORM Architects was founded in 2008 by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Ronn. Based in the heart of Copenhagen, this architecture studio works in the fields of industrial design, residential architecture, commercial interiors, products and art...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Design

Proof that bigger isn't always better

Iv'e never been a fan of vast spaces. I wouldn't exactly call myself a hobbit or anything, but Iv'e always favoured a cozy environment over an elaborate, expansive one. It might have something to do with my upbringing. For the first 15 years of my...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

MADE gets physical

The online furniture store MADE has made its most ambitious move yet into the physical realm with a new flagship showroom (its largest yet) based in the centre of London. The new store opened on Saturday in Soho on Charing Cross Road, and fills a...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Awards

The Architectural Association Foster + Partners Prize 2014

The Architectural Association and Foster + Partners are pleased to announce the award of the 2014 Foster + Partners Prize, which is presented annually to the AA Diploma student whose portfolio best addresses the themes of sustainability and...

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News

Foster + Partners exhibition to open in Bangkok

‘Foster + Partners: The Art of Architecture’ will be staged at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) from 4 April to 29 June 2014. The touring exhibition is the first survey of the practice’s work in Thailand and follows...

Posted by: Foster + Partners
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Features

Sou Fujimoto's 2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

You have just under two weeks to get down to the Serpentine Gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens to see this year’s Pavilion, designed by multi award-winning Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto. Over the years, the Serpentine Gallery has...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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News

Endless Stair

London Design Festival is fully underway this week, with hundreds of events happening around the capital across nine days of aural excellence and networking a go-go. With more events happening than is humanly able to see, it's hard to know where to...

Posted by: Jessica Hazel
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Inspiration

Building reputations.

I don't know how you feel about old science-fiction b-movies, but I positively love them. Perhaps it's those predictable, repeated tropes that make them so reliably comfortable and comforting. The unconvincing, plastic creature always carries the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Guns to guitars – an introduction to the work of Pedro Reyes.

You may think creative studios are combatitive places - loaded with friction and fierce opnion - but comparatively speaking, they're rather tranquil. Which sadly, is more than can be said for Mexico. With a rampant drug trade, corruption in high...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Spotlight - Jodie Cox - Illustrator

"Perseverance is a must! Don't give up at the first hurdle....." Describe your work in one sentence. Bold, colourful, fun images that hopefully make you think a bit. What's the most important thing you've learnt in your line of work? Have...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

5 Minutes with... Jon Humphreys - The Neighbourhood

Tell us what you do for a living and who you work for? Creative Director and Co-founder of Neighbourhood. How did you get started in the industry? Degree in architecture, decided I didn't want to go into that industry, free-lanced as a graphic...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

#Trends. Furniture design - Even Brad Pitt is having a go.

by Creativepool. Brad Pitt already has a taste for the creative industry with his collaborative architecture work with the likes of Frank Gehry and Rem Koolhaas. Gehry was enlisted as one of the designers in his Make It Right Foundation, in an...

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Inspiration

CP Loves... The glass dome of the Reichstag.

by Ashley Morrison One of Berlin's most impressive buildings was actually British designed: the extraordinary glass dome sitting atop the Reichstag, built by Sir Norman Foster. I'll be honest, I was surprised to learn that the Germans asked a Brit...

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Inspiration

CP Loves... Thomas Heatherwick

by Jessica Hazel. Chances are, anyone reading this was one of the worldwide audience of 4 billion, glued to the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony on Friday night. It was described by TV commentator Hazel Irving as "breathtaking in its beauty and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Design for Living: a Room for London

As installations go, A Room for London is about as unique an example as you'll ever find. A one-bedroom apartment in the shape of a boat, it's perched high on the roof of the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London's South Bank. Chosen from over 500 entries...

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Inspiration

Retrospective: Trailblazers of 2011

Nakia Matthewson Creative, Art Director - Broadcast, Graphic Designer - Production "Passionate, driven and motivated by creative individuals, I thrive on the chance to collaborate with creative minds. I am inspired by those who dare to do things...

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Advice

Jinx's Magnificent 7 Creative Tips

By Jinx Jeffery, Dynamic News Alliances 1. Keep on top of all of the latest software! As a creative this is where your ideas are realised right down to the last file in production. CS5 was out in June and still it hasn't been adopted by many studios...

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News

A plug wins the Brit Insurance Design Awards 2010.

Back in 2008 Brit Insurance and the Design Museum teamed up to bring us the Brit Insurance Design Award an international, annual award ceremony and supporting exhibition for up and coming designers in the categories of architecture, fashion,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Design

Southbank Centre plans £24 million refurb

The Southbank Centre in London is one of the largest and most popular artistic complexes in Europe, and this September it will be getting an exhaustive £24 million refurbishment courtesy of the Feilden Clegg Bradley (FCB) architectural studios....

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Design

Lema bring Italy to King's Road

The Lema furniture brand is opening its first company-owned flagship store in London this spring on Kings Road. The store, which is due to open in May, will cover 400 square metres over two floors, each encompassing Lema's two brands, Lema Casa (on...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Design

How a skip enhanced an urban environment

New York architect, John Locke, has transformed a local dumpster (“Skip” in British parlance) into an inflatable art installation as part of an urban invention project dubbed, “Inflato Dumpster.” Whilst the name might be a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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News

Foster + Partners to design First and Mission Towers in San Francisco

In a joint venture, TMG Partners, one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s largest mixed-use property developers, and Northwood Investors LLC, a leading privately-held global real estate investment firm, announced today the selection of Foster +...

Posted by: Foster + Partners
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Inspiration

Sea Organ

I have just got back from a week's holiday in Croatia and wanted to draw your attention to the lovely experience I had on the last night of my holiday in the seaside town of Zadar, courtesy of the architect Nikola Bašić. Post World War II,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Twist and shout. How a town gained a brand from a happy accident.

To create a brand for a new building is to take on one of the most challenging projects in the industry. Once the brick dust has settled and the scaffolding rolled away, there's a need to create an identity and personality for a new development....

Posted by: Creativepool
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Design

90 days to build the world's tallest building

Construction is planned to begin on the world’s tallest building next month. The building in Changsha, China will be completed in 90 days. To complete such a task in the given time frame, the construction firm Broad Sustainable Building (BSB)...

Posted by: Creativepool
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News

Frank Gehry to design Facebook's new California campus

Facebook has brought in the famed architect, Frank Gehry, to design the expansion of the California headquarters in Menlo Park. Plans for the 420,000 square foot plot will include a single-story warehouse with a roof-top garden that will cover the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

How to... find a job in Web Design

We get emails almost everyday from people wanting web design jobs. However web design and web development jobs have become more and more sophisticated. If you are keen on landing employment in web design then read the notes below. You might also want...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

How to... Become a Freelance Designer

by Creativepool. Most design agencies at some time or another will need to hire freelancers or contract out certain pieces of work. Sometimes [fairly often in fact] agencies will hire in freelancers to free-up the in-house design team so they can...

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Inspiration

CP Loves... Google's amazing new HQ

by Ashley Morrison OK, let's pretend that you haven't read the title of this blog (or looked at the first picture) and see if you can guess what sort of building this describes: "It's all about human beings and that's it! Think sunken snugs,...

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Inspiration

Trailblazers

Natalie Nicklin Illustrator, Digital Illustrator, Creative "Natalie Nicklin is a London based illustrator and artist who utilizes a wide range of processes within her work; from found images and photography to modern digital techniques and...

Posted by: Creativepool

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