Asif Khan creates “space in between” homes and workplaces with Forests installation for MINI

London Design Festival 2016: in this exclusive movie produced by Dezeen for MINI, the brand’s Oke Hauser explains why they worked with architect Asif Khan to install plant-filled pavilions across east London. Khan’s Forests installation for MINI consisted of three translucent box-shaped structures filled with plants, which were constructed across Shoreditch for London Design Festival last week. The More

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“People are beginning to rediscover traditional bathing traditions”

London Design Festival 2016: communal bathing culture is experiencing a global revival according to curator Jane Withers, who has put together an exhibition exploring the phenomenon. Withers has travelled around the world to visit a wide variety of 20th century and contemporary bathhouses and saunas. In the last few years she has noticed a huge surge in popularity, More

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Ten projects worth knowing by London Design Medal winner David Adjaye

London Design Festival 2016: with the news that David Adjaye has won this year’s London Design Medal, we’ve rounded up some of the British architect’s most memorable designs, from his long-awaited Washington museum to a range of sustainable underwear (+ slideshow). Dirty House, London, 2002 As one of the projects that made Adjaye’s name, Dirty House is More

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Alison Brooks creates giant smile using cross-laminated tulipwood

London Design Festival 2016: architect Alison Brooks has pushed the limits of cross-laminated timber with The Smile, an inhabitable “mega-tube” with both of its ends raised up into the air (+ slideshow). Brooks teamed up with engineering firm Arup and the American Hardwood Export Council to create the 34-metre-long structure, which they describe as the “first project in the More

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Architects create 10 installations for RIBA Regent Street Windows 2016

London Design Festival 2016: architecture firms have created installations along one of London’s most famous shopping streets for the Royal Institute of British Architects’ annual Regent Street Windows project (+movie). This year’s RIBA Regent Street Windows, which runs until 25 September 2015, pairs architects with retailers on London’s Regent Street to create a series of bespoke window More

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Satellite Architects to create gridded facade installation for designjunction 2016

Dezeen promotion: Satellite Architects has designed a gridded structure filled with mirrors and vegetation for the entrance to designjunction’s event during this year’s London Design Festival. The London-based firm was asked to create an installation to cover the facade of designjunction’s Cubitt House pavilion – a two-storey temporary structure in London’s King’s Cross that will house more than 100 international furniture and More

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Zaha Hadid and Paul Smith design holes for crazy golf course in London’s Trafalgar Square

A Kickstarter campaign has launched to bring a crazy golf course designed by architects and designers including Tom Dixon, Paul Smith and the late Zaha Hadid to Trafalgar Square in London (+ slideshow). The organisers of the London Design Festival (LDF) are behind the crowdfunding campaign, which aims to raise £120,000 to realise the Visionary Crazy Golf during the annual design event. More

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