Monthly archives: January 2012
This time five years ago the concrete formwork of Zaha Hadid's MAXXI Museum of XXI Century Arts was only just beginning to take shape in Rome. The building finally completed in 2009 and went on to win the Stirling Prize the following year. More »
Imagine if our cities were built by fleets of flying robots. A group of robot helicopters were programmed to lift and stack 1500 polystyrene bricks into a six metre-high tower at the FRAC Centre in Orléans, France. More »
Our most controversial story this week announced writer Alain de Botton's plans to erect temples for atheists across the UK - read the story and join the debate here. It also emerged that Disney were selling a T-shirt inspired by the 1979 album cover of Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division, but don't rush to order one as they've all sold. We also showed a robe made of golden silk harvested from over a million wild spiders and a tower built by flying robots. More »
This 60 metre-long metal bridge is a route for heating and power pipes, rather than people. More »
Dezen Wire: London art and design college Central Saint Martins has appointed Jeremy Till as head of college. Till will leave his role as dean of the school of architecture at the University of Westminster to take up his new position, which includes joining the executive board of the University of the Arts London.
The display system at this Japanese souvenir shop in Paris is just key rings hung on screws in the walls. More »