Design

Designs of the Year: 6 Outstanding Nominees

Designs of the Year: 6 Outstanding Nominees

The Design Museum in London has nominated 76 projects and products as the year’s very best, displaying them in an exhibit that runs to August 23. Here are our six favourite contenders, from responsive street furniture to mushroom lamps.

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Countdown to Milan 2015: 9 Mind-Blowing Off-Site Events

Countdown to Milan 2015: 9 Mind-Blowing Off-Site Events

The Salone del Mobile, the world’s most important furniture show, opens April 14. Beyond the fair, the city itself becomes one giant design extravaganza during Milan Design Week. Here are nine awe-inspiring off-site events on our to-do list.

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Architecture

A Primary School Brings Biodiversity to Paris

A Primary School Brings Biodiversity to Paris

A lush slice of landscape interrupts the urban sprawl of Paris, thanks to Chartier Dalix Architectes’ green-wrapped primary school and community gymnasium.

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5 Brilliant Proposals for Toronto’s New Ferry Terminal

5 Brilliant Proposals for Toronto’s New Ferry Terminal

The teams competing to redesign Toronto’s Jack Layton Ferry Terminal – featuring West 8, Will Alsop, Diller Scofidio+Renfro and nARCHITECTS – have unveiled their concepts. One thing’s for sure: the ferry dock will be reborn as an architectural showstopper.

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Interiors

Airbnb’s Portland Office Evokes A Sense of Community

Airbnb’s Portland Office Evokes A Sense of Community

The San Francisco company employed its in-house design team – plus local makers like the Good Mod, Phloem and SuperFab – in creating a hip and cozy customer experience centre in Portland, Oregon.

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A Finnish Restaurant and Club Goes From Day to Night

A Finnish Restaurant and Club Goes From Day to Night

Interior designer Joanna Laajisto balances lightness and sultry darkness in devising two spaces in one establishment that work together harmoniously.

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Curiosity

Latin America’s Unique Take on Modernism

Latin America’s Unique Take on Modernism

At New York’s Museum of Modern Art, an exhibition shows how the region flouted all the rules of mid-century modernism, creating absolutely original architecture.

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The Philosopy of Bureau Spectacular, in Five Words

The Philosopy of Bureau Spectacular, in Five Words

Jimenez Lai of Los Angeles-based Bureau Spectacular works at the intersections of architecture and design, possible and practical. Here are five words that reveal Lai’s unique take on humanizing architecture and keeping things interesting.

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