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The Bauhaus had a huge impact on British architecture. Beyond Bauhaus curator, Pete Collard, picks four buildings that demonstrate the school's influence.
In hopes of convincing car owners to opt into electric models, Britain is considering awarding green drivers benefits for being eco-friendly—thus allowing “civic authorities to give the greenest vehicles preferential treatment, such as allowing them to drive in bus lanes, use special parking spaces, or access areas that are barred to more polluting alternatives.”
Venice is a reality apart. Every time you arrive in the city you're catapulted into reflections on water and glass, too many tourists along small crowded streets, palazzos and alleys and gondolas. It's a place where senses are constantly stimulated. It's real, but somehow imaginary.
Located in Ho Ma Tin, Kowloon area of Hong Kong, Shao is a superfoods café offering organic superfoods. We were commissioned to design the first shop of their new business. Our brief was to create a natural and healthy dinging experience as a backdrop for the innovative botanical cafe that would feel at home.
Although well-established in Japan for many years, Paul Smith lacked a notable presence in Osaka, the country’s second largest city. Well, that was yesterday. Finding a premium location smack on Mido-suji dori, a bustling tree-lined artery in the heart of the city, the British luxury brand rubs shoulders with peers from the industry, such as Hermès, Commes des Garçons and Louis Vuitton. The Paul Smith flagship store occupies a 213 sqm. (2,293 sq.ft.) on the ground floor of a 12-storey office building and the façade has been especially modified and now features faux glazed blue bricks and both a doorway and windows framed by shiny green metal.
From Oscar Murillo’s gawping human effigies to Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s suspenseful “ear-witness” accounts of a Syrian death camp, this year’s Turner Prize nominees make politics their blatant target, with gripping results.