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Sam Jacob Studio appointed to design London Cartoon Museum's new home

Architecture and design practice Sam Jacob Studio will give London’s Cartoon Museum "greater flexibility" in displaying its collection, having been appointed to design its new home. The museum, which showcases a collection of cartoon and comic art dating back as far as the 18th century, was founded in 2006 and is "dedicated to preserving the best of British cartoons, caricatures, comics and animation". Following a 25-year lease deal agreed with developer Great Portland Estates, the museum will move to a
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New Tate St Ives in the running for 2018 Stirling Prize

Tate St Ives is the only leisure building to find its way onto the shortlist for the 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building. The Cornish museum – designed by Jamie Fobert Architects with Evans & Shalev – is one of the six projects today (19 July) revealed to be in the running for the prestigious prize. The other nominees include student housing, an office building, a cemetery, a lecture theatre and a nursery school. The £20m
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New Zealand government pulls NZ$25m convention centre fund unless Peter Jackson can reach agreement over Wellington movie museum

New Zealand's government has suspended NZ$25m (US$17m, €14.5m, £12.3m) financing for a convention centre in Wellington, New Zealand, with the plans on hold until Sir Peter Jackson can reach an agreement with the city over his proposed movie museum project. The country's government had agreed the financial package to help pay for the NZ$165m (US$111.6m, €96m, £85.6m) development, which would also feature Jackson's museum, however, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has now put the request on hold.
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Buffalo Museum of Science reopens renovated observatory after 19 years

The Buffalo Museum of Science in Buffalo, New York, has celebrated the opening of its new digital planetarium, following the redevelopment of its Kellogg Observatory. The observatory, which reopens to the public for the first time in nearly two decades, has undergone major renovations. Part of the museum's history for close to a century, the observatory – along with its historic Lundin telescope and rooftop area – have undergone an extensive update and restoration. Opened in 1930, the observatory closed
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Two Trees, James Corner Field Operations and Shop Architects team up on Williamsburg waterfront park

New York-based developer Two Trees Management has opened a disused sugar factory redevelopment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, turning the site into a waterfront park. With landscaping from James Corner Field Operations and a street extension conceived by Shop Architects, the project aims to keep true to the site’s heritage, with remnants from the former Domino Sugar Factory – the space’s previous occupant – interspersed around the park. Part of the park’s focus is to tell the story of sugar refining on
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Nairobi’s The Beacon set to be Alsop’s only African foray

Planning permission has been granted to architects All Design for one of the late Will Alsop’s final creations before his death in May 2018, which will be a gregarious shopping centre and office development in Nairobi, Kenya. The Beacon will be the only African project produced by the legendary British architect and will carry all of the outlandish hallmarks typical of his work. The new open-air development will feature 24,300sq m (261,000sq ft) of retail and food and beverage space,
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Visitors to the German pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 used a “seedboard” to interact with the physical and digital exhibits

Why immersion matters

"These places share the idea that the space is never a space in and of itself. It’s only a themed or immersive space when the visitor interacts with and completes it"

Immersion is vital in the leisure sectors. We look at the keys to immersing guests in a space
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The pier will house a 2.

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

"Thomas Heatherwick has a long relationship with Bombay Sapphire"

With a long-standing relationship, Thomas Heatherwick and Bombay Sapphire had a shared vision for the gin maker’s new attraction. We find out how they worked together to create this unique project
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“Art, amusements and entry-level anarchism”

Banksy’s Dismaland

"There was a huge amount to see at Dismaland, and I found the experience both enjoyable and unsettling."

It generated massive amounts of hype, as well as an estimated £20m for Weston- Super-Mare, but was Banksy’s Dismaland worth a visit? We found out
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The Cloud Forest Dome features an artifical, plant-covered mountain, which visitors can climb

Interview: Paul Baker

"We hit on the idea quite early on that we would like to put a mountain inside the Cloud Forest Dome, because that's not something you do very often!"

The Wilkinson Eyre director on the challenges of designing Singapore’s award-winning cooled conservatories
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Paris’ La Villette will host teamLab’s Au-Dela des Limites exhibition this year

Light fantastic

Tokyo-based digital art collective is on a mission to change the way we interact with art
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Attractions are designed with accessibilty in mind

Making a play

"Young kids want to try activities aimed at older children, but the older ones still enjoy the physical play aimed at the younger group"

Architects from Walt Disney Imagineering reveal the secrets of kid-centric design
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Moving Creates Vortices and Vortices Create Movement

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Digital art collective teamLab create jaw dropping installations and are set to open their first museum in Tokyo later this year. Magali Robathan hears their story
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