Saturday, August 17, 2019
London Design Festival unveils “disco façade” installation for King’s Cross
EVENT/EXHIBITION

London Design Festival unveils “disco façade” installation for King’s Cross

A render for Disco Carbonara For this year’s London Design Festival (LDF), Martino Gamper’s Disco Carbonara — a “playful” installation which mimics the exterior of a disco — will take over Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross. The brightly-coloured façade, which features cladding from the Italian Alps, will provide a gateway to Coal Drops Yard. The large-scale structure is inspired...
INTERIOR

5 Trends Shaping Interior Design Right Now

• Nike, Rockwell Group, Mode Lab, CallisonRTKL, Heintges Consulting Architects & Engineers • New York Nike House of Innovation 000 Courtesy Nicholas Calcott The New Flagship Once heralded as the death knell for brick-and-mortar stores, online shopping has proved to be anything but. Instead, retail stores, released from the analog, have returned to their 19th-century roots as spectacle. “The crowd...
Ten of the most unconventional award-winning Architecture Designs from A’ Design Award 2019
AWARDS

Ten of the most unconventional award-winning Architecture Designs from A’ Design Award 2019

In keeping with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s description of architecture as frozen music, this post is quite literally a playlist of the best architectural designs from 2019. One of the A’ Design Awards’ most strong categories , Architecture sees a lot of entrants as well as winners from around the globe. We handpicked some of the most beautiful, most intriguing,...
ARTEVENT/EXHIBITION

Public Art Exhibition on the Streets of Quebec

The 6th edition of Passages Insolites or Unusual Passages, has kick-started from the 20 th of June till the 14 th of October 2019, in Québec city. The public exhibition is a 4km walkable art path in the historic Petit Champlain and Saint-Roch districts, showcasing 14 artworks produced by 40 local and international artists and architecture collectives. The general theme,...
British Airways is testing VR entertainment on select first class flights
TECHNOLOGY

British Airways is testing VR entertainment on select first class flights

British Airways is hoping that VR entertainment might help some of its passengers distract themselves long enough on a flight to forget they’re zooming several hundred miles per hour at tens of thousands of feet above the ground. In a new pilot program , the UK airline announced that it will offer VR headsets from SkyLights for select first class...
AWARDS

Henning Larsen Architects awarded European Prize for Architecture 2019

Danish architecture studio Henning Larsen Architects has been named as this year's laureate of the European Prize for Architecture. Established in 2010, the European Prize for Architecture is awarded annually to the European architects perceived to have advanced "the principles of European humanism and the art of architecture". Henning Larsen Architects is the eponymous studio of the late Danish architect...
OLYMPIC

Tokyo 2020 Unveils “Experience the Unbelievable” Video

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games unveiled an exciting new video featuring 2010 FIFA World Cup winner Andrés Iniesta playing football 5-a-side for the first time. The video titled “Experience the Unbelievable” also features members of Japan's Football 5-a-side National Team and shows the tremendous skill of players with visual impairments who only use their sense...
Indonesian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai to be futuristic: Minister
EXPO

Indonesian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai to be futuristic: Minister

Trade Minister, Enggartiasto Lukita, gave a press conference at the Presidential Office, here, on Tuesday (Aug 13, 2019). (ANTARA/Bayu Prasetyo/ FA) The preparations must be detailed. The design of the pavilion must reflect the face of Indonesia as a big country Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has instructed that the Indonesia Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai must...
Beijing to end 2019 with over 10,000 5G base stations: Report
TECHNOLOGY

Beijing to end 2019 with over 10,000 5G base stations: Report

China ramping for large-scale 5G deployment More than 10,000 5G base stations will be deployed in China’s capital Beijing by the end of the year, Chinese press reported, citing Beijing’s municipal telecom authorities As of July, the capital city had already constructed over 7,800 5G base stations, mainly located in its urban core zones and the venues of the 2022...
Kazakh capital to host 2019 UNWTO Urban Tourism Global Summit on SDGs
TRAVEL

Kazakh capital to host 2019 UNWTO Urban Tourism Global Summit on SDGs

NUR-SULTAN – The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the Nur-Sultan Akimat (city administration) will organise the eighth UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism under the Smart Cities, Smart Destinations theme in the Kazakh capital Oct. 9-12. The summit will contribute to the UN New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Photo credit: 24.kz. The summit will bring...
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