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© Barbara Davidson

Fresh perspectives as Volvo challenges photographer to use the car as camera

In a novel collaborative project, Volvo’s XC60 becomes a lens in the hands of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Barbara Davidson for a unique experience

V&A Exhibition Road Quarter designed by AL_A picture ©Hufton+Crow

The new V&A Exhibition Road Quarter in picture

It has taken some six years to complete the new V&A Exhibition Road Quarter to include a striking new entrance on Exhibition Road by Amanda Levete and AL_A

1 Serpentine Pavilion 2017

Serpentine Pavilion 2017 by African architect Francis Kéré

Diébédo Francis Kéré’s 2017 Serpentine Pavilion interprets a tree – seeking to connect its visitors to nature and to one another. It is about giving shelter but not cutting people off – encouraging interaction, building communities.

BMW Art Car #18 by Cao Fei

Meet the virtual BMW Art Car by Chinese artist Cao Fei

BMW Art Car #18 by Chinese artist Cao Fei takes the iconic series into the future by going digital through VR and AR inviting the viewer to transform the M6 GT3

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All about the hashtag experience

In the age of selfies and social media, has informed reporting, real news, been replaced by the constructed, ephemeral hashtag experiences?

Lamborghini Countach

Learning from the exotic Lamborghini Countach

A couple of years ago, whilst researching our book The Life Negroni, I asked Adrian van Hooydonk what is his favourite car design of all time. The BMW creative boss immediately responded: Marcello Gandini’s Lamborghini Countach. Of course he would, for this 1970s icon is too gloriously exotic for words. Here in an interview, the Lamborghini design director Mitja Borkert […]

Spoons © The Hard Life by Jasper Morrison

Jasper Morrison explores the art of craft in The Hard Life

Jasper Morrison explores the art of craft in The Hard Life, collecting and documenting artefacts from pre-industrial Portugal for an intriguing book that speaks of a time in history and connecting with nature

Inside the Wind tunnel at McLaren Technology Centre

McLaren CEO on the future of the luxury car marque

There are plenty of new companies joining the car making game. Few will survive. McLaren Automotive is not even a decade old, yet the company operates in a calm and mature fashion, and with the F1 expertise at hand as well as a brave approach to design, the products are hugely fresh and exciting. I […]

Charlie Morrissey at Siobhan Davies Dance Barbican

Radical design: Creatives at the frontline for change

Bertolt Brecht wrote: ‘Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it.’ I grew up surrounded by politics. Raised in Iran at the height of its turbulent years, it was impossible not to be. Later, as an adolescent cocooned in the sanctuary of Europe, I rejected it […]

I Living - Beathe by SO-IL

Utopian visions: SO-IL’s MINI Living at Salone del Mobile

In 2011, the Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto built a house in central Tokyo designed to break with the traditional codes of living. His House NA challenges ideas of comfort and of privacy – the lightweight living hubs stack one on top of another to be inhabited privately or collectively, and are exposed to the busy […]

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© Barbara Davidson

Fresh perspectives as Volvo challenges photographer to use the car as camera

In a novel collaborative project, Volvo’s XC60 becomes a lens in the hands of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Barbara Davidson for a unique experience

V&A Exhibition Road Quarter designed by AL_A picture ©Hufton+Crow

The new V&A Exhibition Road Quarter in picture

It has taken some six years to complete the new V&A Exhibition Road Quarter to include a striking new entrance on Exhibition Road by Amanda Levete and AL_A

1 Serpentine Pavilion 2017

Serpentine Pavilion 2017 by African architect Francis Kéré

Diébédo Francis Kéré’s 2017 Serpentine Pavilion interprets a tree – seeking to connect its visitors to nature and to one another. It is about giving shelter but not cutting people off – encouraging interaction, building communities.

BMW Art Car #18 by Cao Fei

Meet the virtual BMW Art Car by Chinese artist Cao Fei

BMW Art Car #18 by Chinese artist Cao Fei takes the iconic series into the future by going digital through VR and AR inviting the viewer to transform the M6 GT3

Lamborghini Countach

Learning from the exotic Lamborghini Countach

A couple of years ago, whilst researching our book The Life Negroni, I asked Adrian van Hooydonk what is his favourite car design of all time. The BMW creative boss immediately responded: Marcello Gandini’s Lamborghini Countach. Of course he would, for this 1970s icon is too gloriously exotic for words. Here in an interview, the Lamborghini design director Mitja Borkert […]

Inside the Wind tunnel at McLaren Technology Centre

McLaren CEO on the future of the luxury car marque

There are plenty of new companies joining the car making game. Few will survive. McLaren Automotive is not even a decade old, yet the company operates in a calm and mature fashion, and with the F1 expertise at hand as well as a brave approach to design, the products are hugely fresh and exciting. I […]