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Henley Halebrown Hackney New Primary School and 333 Kingsland Road in London

17-11-2022

Henley Halebrown Hackney New Primary School and 333 Kingsland Road in London

In London, the hybrid building designed by Henley Halebrown combines a new primary school with an affordable housing complex. The project was selected as one of six finalists for the RIBA Stirling Prize and won the Neave Brown Award for Housing 2022, a RIBA award reserved for social housing projects.

Daan Roosegaarde’s SPARK wins the 2022 Dutch Creativity Awards

03-11-2022

Daan Roosegaarde’s SPARK wins the 2022 Dutch Creativity Awards

Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde’s Studio Roosegarde and Media.Monks have won the prestigious 2022 Dutch Creativity Awards for SPARK: a poetic performance in which thousands of biodegradable sparks of light float organically in the air. The artist drew his inspiration from the magical light of fireflies in this new version of the ritual of fireworks.

Design that unites: Yinka Ilori’s colourful metaphors

27-10-2022

Design that unites: Yinka Ilori’s colourful metaphors

An exhibition in London celebrates the joyful and inclusive style of Yinka Ilori, a British designer and artist of Nigerian origin who has brought a breath of optimism and positivity to the world of design with his surprising installations centring around pure colours and exuberant graphics, some of which have been applied to urban spaces such as pedestrian crossings.

Objects of Desire: Surrealism inspires design

24-10-2022

Objects of Desire: Surrealism inspires design

The Surrealists never really went away. They are still among us: fashion and furniture designers, photographers and graphic artists. An exhibition in London proves it, bringing together more than 350 items that have made their way into the everyday unconscious, from Man Ray to Dalí, from Schiaparelli to Dior, from Ingo Maurer to Campana and Bouroullec.

The Horror Show! at London’s Somerset House explores fifty years of creative rebellion

17-10-2022

The Horror Show! at London’s Somerset House explores fifty years of creative rebellion

October 27 sees the opening of a “scary” exhibition at London’s Somerset House: The Horror Show! A Twisted Tale of Modern Britain. The exhibition, curated by Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard and Claire Catterall, explores how ideas rooted in horror have informed the last fifty years of creative rebellion in Britain, with a long list of participating artists and more than 200 works on display. Three keywords break down the exhibition into three acts, each interpreting a specific era between the 1970s and the present through the lens of classic horror archetypes, the Monster, the Ghost and the Witch.

Battersea Power Station London opens to the public

14-10-2022

Battersea Power Station London opens to the public

London’s famous Battersea Power Station opens to the public today, 14 October, concluding the second phase in London’s greatest ever urban regeneration project, the Battersea Embankment Development. The primary purpose of the reclamation and conversion of the power plant by award-winning studio Wilkinson Eyre is creation of a multi-purpose mixed-use development that will become an exemplary project for the city. The interiors are designed by Michaelis Boyd.

Surrealism and design on display at London's Design Museum

04-10-2022

Surrealism and design on display at London's Design Museum

The Design Museum in London is hosting an exhibition staged by the Vitra Design Museum that brings to visitors' attention the impact of Surrealism on design, with works and objects by, among others, Man Ray, Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp and Leonora Carrington. "Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 - Today" will open on October 14 and run until February 19, 2023.

Iris Ceramica’s London Flagship Store and The Architectural Photography Awards 2022

22-09-2022

Iris Ceramica’s London Flagship Store and The Architectural Photography Awards 2022

On 21 September Iris Ceramica’s London Flagship Store hosted the initial examination of candidacies for the tenth Architectural Photography Awards, of which the Iris Ceramica Group is a partner in 2022.

Upside Down House UK upside down experience

09-08-2022

Upside Down House UK upside down experience

The first UK Upside Down House opened in November 2018 in the English town of Bournemouth. Building on the success of this Upside Down House, not least to the virality of the images taken there, other locations were added, including London and Brighton.

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