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Tadao Ando

I want to create a museum that can synthesize southern China’s rich diverse cultures
Tadao Ando has released images of the He Art Museum in Shunde, southern China. The museum, which was due to launch in March but has had its opening postponed due
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Hardy worked for Donna Karan in New York before returning to Bali to launch Ibuku in 2010

Elora Hardy

I look forward to getting to know this wondrously talented group
Elora Hardy has been made an Honorary Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) for her pioneering work in architectural design, in particular for the design and build
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Khan is also working on the new Museum of London and Tselinny Centre of Contemporary Culture in Almaty

Asif Khan

The portals capture this transcendental moment
Three huge entry gateways for Expo 2020 Dubai, designed by Asif Khan, will welcome visitors onto the site from 20 October, with a futuristic exploration of the traditional mashrabiya. Mashrabiyas are a
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solar-powered floating pods 

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An eco friendly floating hotel pod, a Starck chair built using artificial intelligence and a flatpack housing system designing to highlight the climate crisis
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Manuelle Gautrand

Manuelle Gautrand

The first female winner of the European Prize for Architecture specialises in cultural and public buildings that aim to surprise their users. Magali Robathan finds out more
Architecture should provoke unexpected emotion says Manuelle Gautrand, as we sit chatting in her light-filled office in Paris’ La Bastille. “It is very important to surprise people when you welcome
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The history of the iconic setting has influenced the design

Everton FC reveals final Dan Meis designs

Dan Meis has revised his plans for Everton Football Club’s new ‘historic yet futuristic’ riverside stadium following a public consultation
Everton Football Club has revealed the final designs for its planned new stadium on Liverpool’s Bramley-Moore Dock. Initial designs by US architect Dan Meis for the stadium were released last summer,
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Into the wild

From warming huts for one of the world’s coldest cities to leisure-led flood defence systems, these projects have been designed to accommodate extreme climates and increasingly wild weather. Christopher DeWolf investigates
Last January, the temperature in Winnipeg plunged to -39.8 degrees Celsius – colder than Siberia, colder than the North Pole and colder even than Mars, which at the time was basking
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Francis graduated as a landscape architect in Belgium. He returned to Lebanon in 1993

Frederic Francis

With collaborators including Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel and OMA, the principal of Francis Landscapes works with nature to create green spaces, often in harsh desert climates. Kath Hudson reports
One of the first landscape architecture firms in the Middle East, Lebanon-based Francis Landscapes was established by Irmtraut Schoeber Francis in 1987, who inspired a deep love of both the
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The art of hospitality

In Blackpool, UK, a traditional seaside B&B has been reimagined as a series of curated installations that include a guest room designed by a disabled artist to be deliberately inaccessible for able bodied guests. Kath Hudson speaks to some of the key players who brought the idea to life
Recently opened Art B&B in Blackpool, UK, is a hotel and venue with a difference – a community business that reinvests profits into arts and community projects, and a unique
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Guests are welcomed in the triple height Threshing Barn

Dreaming big

Named after the protected amphibians that slowed down work on the UK’s hottest new hotel, The Newt in Somerset features one of the most ambitious gardens seen for many years. Magali Robathan visits and speaks to owner Karen Roos
When South African billionaire Koos Bekker and his wife Karen Roos began their search for a Georgian country house to use as a weekend retreat, they knew the gardens were
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The SHL-designed Vendsyssel Theater in Denmark

Better together

The merger of Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Perkins+Will enables both firms to work together to create smarter buildings driven by human behaviour, Sanne Wall-Gremstrup and Phil Harrison tell Stu Robarts
When Perkins+Will (PW) bought Schmidt Hammer Lassen (SHL) in early 2018, the US behemoth knew it was getting the Danish firm’s expertise in human-centred design. For SHL, it was a
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The design celebrates Lefay’s key signature elements: light, space, silence and nature

Mountain magic

Italian wellness hotel brand Lefay has unveiled its second location – a luxury eco-resort in the Dolomites. Jane Kitchen reports
At the newly opened Lefay Resort & Spa Dolomiti in Italy, the family-owned spa hotel brand has sought to create a location that’s focused on wellness holistically – both wellness of
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Marianne Shillingford

Marianne Shillingford

Used cleverly, the right paint can encourage the users of our spaces to relax, socialise, be more active and sleep better, the creative director of Dulux tells Stu Robarts
As the creative director for Dulux in the UK, Marianne Shillingford is an authority on the power of colour, but her focus is often on the way it can make
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David Gianotten, Managing partner, OMA

Project Creative Centre
The Indonesian hospitality group Potato Head has joined forces with Rem Koolhaas' OMA to create the Creative Centre in Bali, a new 168-room beachfront hotel that completes the Desa Potato
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Jacob van Rijs

Founding partner, MVRDV
Project WERK 12 MVRDV has completed the WERK12 urban mixed-use building in Munich, Germany, with elements that can be adapted for use by different tenants. Led by principal in charge and
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Erin Flynn

Erin Flynn Partner, Cooper Robertson
Project MoMA expansion Plenty has been written about the newly opened Diller Scofidio + Renfro expansion of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, but there's been work going on
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Each tile took up to 
six weeks to make, from the initial pour through to the final firing

Helen Taylor

Senior Associate, Woods Bagot
Project The Londoner When the scaffolding comes down on Edwardian Hotels' £300m (US$387m, €348m), Woods Bagot-designed Londoner hotel, an artwork façade will be revealed. The boutique hotel and cinema complex will cover 32,000sq
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Roosegaarde’s Space Waste Lab aims to upcycle space waste into sustainable products

Daan Roosegaarde

The Dutch designer on the importance of human connection, the challenge of upcycling space junk and why design must make the world a more sustainable and beautiful place
There is a big, big problem in this world,” sighs Daan Roosegaarde, solemnly. “And it’s not a lack of money, or a lack of technology.” A pause. “It’s a lack
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Eco Resort Network conference to convene in Mauritius this May
The event will be hosted in the Mauritius in 2024
Megan Whitby
Hospitality industry event Eco Resort Network is set to take place at the Ravenala Attitude Hotel, Turtle Bay, Mauritius, from ...
CSI Design Expo Americas 2024 announces new Attractions & Entertainment Technology Zone
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Magali Robathan
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Koto Design introduces wood-fired hot tub
Koto is known for crafting modular, energy-neutral cabins and homes
Katie Barnes
A striking wood-fired hot tub has been unveiled by Koto, an architecture and design studio which has a passion for ...
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Codelocks develops new glass door smart lock
The new lock model allows facilities and building managers to create and manage access via an app or online portal
Megan Whitby
Codelocks has launched its first glass door smart lock to bring intelligent access control to modern spa, leisure, fitness and ...
Ojmar introduces battery-free electronic locker to cut carbon footprints in health clubs and spas
Ojmar says the batteryless lock is easy to install and features a user-friendly interface
Megan Whitby
Smart lock manufacturer Ojmar has released the OTS20 Batteryless – the first battery-free electronic locker lock on the market. The ...
Alberto Apostoli and Newform collaborate to launch the A.Zeta showerhead
The showerhead offers two modes; rainfall or waterfall
Megan Whitby
Italian architect Alberto Apostoli has renewed his partnership with Newform – an Italian wellness company – and designed A.Zeta. A.Zeta ...
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Siminetti unveils iridescent decorative panelling range inspired by plants
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The Botanicals is Siminetti’s newest Mother of Pearl decorative panelling collection, inspired by the distinctive patterns found in botany and ...
Mather & Co and ITV unite to create Coronation Street Experience
Mather & Co has transformed the visitor centre into the ultimate haven for ardent Coronation Street viewers
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Experience designers, Mather & Co, have orchestrated a remarkable collaboration with ITV to unveil the new Coronation Street Experience, a ...
Alberto Apostoli designs tech-forward Wellness Therapy furniture collection for Varaschin
The furniture collection draws on absolute geometries, pure lines, neutral colours and strong references to nature
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Furniture manufacturer Varaschin has unveiled the new Wellness Therapy range, designed by Italian spa and wellness architect and designer Alberto ...
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