Designed in Hackney: we're stepping into the fashion world for Designed in Hackney this week, showcasing fashion designers who are based in the borough every day. We start with Gareth Pugh's sculptural designs for new ballet Carbon Life, which had its premier at the Royal Opera House last month. More
Dezeen Wire: the completed ArcelorMittal Orbit tower has opened its doors to critics, who unlike Dezeen readers have welcomed the gigantic steel structure by artist Anish Kapoor and structural engineer Cecil Balmond. More
Dezeen is media partner for the fifth annual World Architecture Festival, taking place in Singapore from 3-5 October, and our readers can get a 25% discount when they enter their projects for the awards programme (see below).
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