Key trends from a recent local London design event concentrated on craft and furniture design. Most trends were evolution from previous years, nothing radical or new. The Scandi look was most popular as the event moves even more from residential to office design. Continue reading
Hackney Wick, next to the Olympic Park, is one of the best locations in London to explore how creative pop ups can change and invigorate a grim, industrial location into an edgy and lively neighbourhood. Continue reading
Haltia is the new Nature Centre in Finland, close to Helsinki. It is the first public building in Finland built entirely of wood. It is a sustainable building that uses the latest ecological solutions. For example it is heated and cooled with energy derived from the sun and the earth. Continue reading
“Sustaning Identity symposium brings together acclaimed international architects whose work resists homogenisation by prioritising place, the senses and memory. Speakers include 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate, Wang Shu; 2012 Global Holcim Award winner, Francis Kéré and renowned architectural theorist Juhani Pallasmaa, who has curated the event with Paul Brislin of Arup Associates. The event is supported by Architectural Review”.