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The founders of Belgium's Studio Plastique explain how their research-based projects and material investigations aim to position design as “a tool for a world that is in transition” in this interview as part of our VDF x Alcova collaboration.

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Calibration and consolation for those moments when it seems impossible that we should ever again recompose the world’s broken fragments into a harmonious whole.

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Wired

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In everyday life, stillness is an illusion. Not so in this lab, where scientists rendered an object as motionless as the laws of physics permit.

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In very Danish fashion, Amager Bakke, the very visible and thoroughly modern waste-to-energy power plant in Copenhagen was made to run as environmentally clean as possible.

That alone would have been enough, yet the designers at Bjarke Ingels Group decided to put the plant’s very unique shape to

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Design Boom

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a group of scientists have discovered 143 previously unknown 'geoglyphs' in peru using artificial intelligence and satellites to uncover ancient drawings.

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Straddling the line between documentary, landscape and highly-polished snapshot photography there’s a playful element to Yosigo’s photographs of the ocean. “The theme of the sea is strictly linked to my land and my childhood, and I suppose it’s a resource that I’ll always return to,” says the graphic designer turned photographer from Barcelona.

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Lake Como: known for oligarchs galavanting on speedboats, stark fascist-era architecture, George Clooney’s villa and now, as a growing destination for contemporary design, thanks to the Lake Como Design Fair. Now in its second year, the event brings to…

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The Guardian

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‘The pilot flew me around the volcanic coast in his tiny homemade plane – with the door open and me hanging out taking pictures’

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Design Boom

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polish architect hubert roguski takes a modern approach to atlas work, creating a range of 3D city maps using sheets of laser-cut plywood.

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Retail Design Blog

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Located on Paris’s iconic Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the historic Art Deco bank building from 1932 is uncovered by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group to create a carefully curated retail laboratory for the world’s leading fashion, food, and lifestyle brands — merging a new hybrid retail model that bonds with the surrounding city.

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Researchers at MIT and in the Maldives have come up with a solution to help coastal communities threatened by climate change: submersible objects carefully placed to promote the growth of beaches and islands.

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Using the crimson desert landscape as inspiration, London-based practice Anarchitect converted two old buildings into an eco retreat. See the results here.

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German photographer Bernhard Lang first became fascinated with aerial views while on travelling passenger planes. Now, taking photographs out of an open helicopter door is his main practice, offering a new perspective on the world below.

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Design Boom

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RAU and RO&AD architects design the structure entitled ‘T IJ as part of a series of objects designed to celebrate the opening of the 'haringvliet sluices.'

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Norwegian design studio Ment has created handcrafted tableware for Snøhetta's recently completed underwater restaurant in Norway using sand and minerals taken from the surrounding coast.

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The Guardian

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How a victory for community goodwill, lottery money and visionary design ended in outrage

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Europe has a well-earned reputation of being one of the most fascinating continents to explore – particularly in terms of monuments. And whether we’re talking beer, traditions or history, it would take a lifetime to truly enjoy the beauty of Scotland. Surprisingly enough, though, one of the most fas

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It took 18 years to build, has nearly a mile of galleries and is inspired by a desert rose. But is Jean Nouvel’s eye-popping creation for the world’s wealthiest nation too extravagant to fill?

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