Monthly archives: August 2012

Movie: Marc Newson on designing
nearly everything

Movie: Marc Newson on designing nearly everything

Industrial designer Marc Newson has famously tried his hand at designing pretty much everything. In the second of five movies Dezeen filmed to coincide with the publication of a major book on his work by Taschen, Newson talks us though a range of his projects that takes in mobile phones, knives, beds, clothes, packaging and a surf board so slick it was sold as a sculpture. More »

Justin McGuirk, Urban-Think Tank and Iwan Baan
win best project at Venice Architecture Biennale

Urban-Think Tank and Justin McGuirk win best project at Venice Architecture Biennale

Dezeen Wire: architecture critic Justin McGuirk (pictured above, holding the award), photographer Iwan Bann and the Urban-Think Tank team of Venezuela (also pictured above) have won the Golden Lion for best project at the Venice Architecture Biennale for their Torre David/Gran Horizonte installation and cafe. More »

Featured event: Venice Architecture Biennale

Venice Architecture Biennale 2012

Dezeen is in Venice this week for the preview of the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale, which opens to the public on Wednesday and runs until 25 November.

See our photos from the first day on Facebook, see all our preview stories here and watch our interview with director of the biennale David Chipperfield here, in which he urges the profession to address “the 99.99% of the rest of the world which architects are not dealing with” in order to avoid becoming merely “urban decorators.”

Above image: Vessel by O'Donnell + Tuomey Architects in the Arsenale