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Shaakira Jassat pilots her Acquatecture
Shaakira Jassat of Studio Sway has developed her Acquatecture from concept to reality.
Allez! Allez! Magazine! with Nelly Ben Hayoun
Launched in March 2021, the magazine compiles projects, research, conversations and other material produced throughout the programme.
Tom Dixon wins 2021 Wallpaper* Design Award
From lighting to exploring weaving and digital printing, Tom Dixon (OBE) is a prolific designer.
Mariam Kamara in the Global Spotlight
Mariam Kamara of Atelier Masōmī wins big at The Lexus Design Awards 2021.
Thomas Chapman does Bush Yoga
Thomas Chapman of Johannesburg-based architecture firm Local Studio has created a yoga room.
Satyendra Pakhalé launches Modular Vaccines Container
Satyendra Pakhalé has created a Modular Vaccines Container (MVC) that addresses the requirements of each stage of the cold chain.
Selly Rabe Kane steps up to the No Waste Challenge
The No Waste Challenge is spearheaded by What Design Can Do.
The International Large Urban Parks Awards
The awards are given in three Categories.
Newly designed Portuguese Eco Park
The project is led by architect José António Lopes.
Battery Park at the V&A Waterfront
The newly developed park includes basketball and skateboarding sites.
Copenhagen’s newest designed park
It won the 2020 Arne of the Year – Copenhagen’s most respected prize for architecture.
New Urban Sports Park
"This course has been constructed in the Ariake district, which will house the IBC and the MP."
New football stadium
The city of Rahovec in Kosovo will soon be relocating a football stadium occupying the centre of the city.
Pivoting the Peninsula
Gansevoort Peninsula Park set to be the largest single green space in Hudson River Park.
Transforming an old shopping mall
“Commissioned by the Urban Development Bureau of the Tainan City Government, the completed master plan rejuvenates a ‘T-Axis’ to the East of the Tainan Canal."
Say Bye-Bye to the High Street
The project has drawn up by Ryder Architecture and was unveiled in early February 2021.
Range of playground-inspired installations
Conscious Actions, includes a swing with fins along its spine that move as the swing oscillates and more.
208 LED-illuminated, solar-powered exhibition
View the exhibition by artist Gio Tirotto and curator Maria Cristina Didero.
Artist Fabio Viale has experimented with new forms of tattoo and stonework, applying designs created in collaboration with creative director Marcelo Burlon.
Meet me on the surface of Jupiter
Home to a range of world-class sculptures.
Light it up
The 3rd annual Spier Light Art event will be happening from 19 March to 18 April 2021.
Flower Power Installation
"The work consists of 272 hollow stainless steel balls as structural locating nodes."
New public installation by artist Damien Hirst
His first public installation will be show until 24 March.
View artwork by the Romanian artist.
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