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Volvo 360c Exterior

Volvo 360c is a clean self driving multi-functioning car

Volvo presents its vision for the future of clean, autonomous cars with the 360c research project, a vehicle that can function as a home, office, entertainment hub and sleeping pod. It is also a channel for exploring a universal theme for safety and communication in the driverless future

Latvian Pavilion (c) Ed Reeve

Highlights from London Design Biennale 2018

The theme is ‘Emotional States’ as architects, designers and artists from six continents present their installations at the 2018 London Design Biennale at Somerset House, London with a range of responses, mostly urgent and emotional, and the concern is mainly focused on the sustainability of our planet, identity and nationhood, war and destruction and lost civilisations.

Automobili Pininfarina PF0

Driving towards the progressive future

Even though it is an exciting time to be involved in the car industry, with clean-powered vehicles, designers seem hesitant to challenge the visual language of the conventional motor car. Take a look at some of the more inspiring sustainable car concepts.

Future of the Futures, Sou Fujimoto, Japan House London

Sou Fujimoto speculates future architecture at Japan House London

‘Future of the Futures’ at Japan House London Gallery takes on the work of Sou Fujimoto, the Japanese visionary contemporary architect, and asks us as visitors to imagine a creative future with endless possibilities

BMW and Art Basel tackle identity, migration and the slave route

Identity, migration and the slave route are the subject of the latest BMW Art Journey by Houston artist Jamal Cyrus as part of the annual art scheme run by BMW and Art Basel. Read the exclusive interview with the artist.

Clacton Pier, Clacton-on-Sea, 2016 © Catherine Hyland

Radical Essex: A complex county of raw beauty and modernism

Radical Essex presents a complex county of rural beauty, modernist design and utopian thinking, explored through a two-year initiative to include Essex Architecture Weekend and a new book

Serpentine Pavilion by Freda Escobedo © Nargess Banks

Serpentine Pavilion 2018 by Frida Escobedo

This is the latest Serpentine Pavilion by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo, a courtyard of light, water and geometry in Kensington Gardens, like Mexico this structure is at once tough, fluid, flexible – anchored in space and spaceless

Designed in the USSR: 1950-1989

Take a look behind the Iron Curtain to understand the dynamics and complexity of Soviet design in Designed in the USSR: 1950-1989, published by Phaidon in collaboration with Moscow Design Museum

Alfa Romeo 1928 6C 1500 Super Sport with coachwork by Stabilimenti Farina

Mille Miglia, a race of classic, vintage, and priceless motor cars

Racing alongside Mille Miglia, the most evocative classic car race in history and the most Italian of all endurance tests.

Design Museum presents the rebel couturier Azzedine Alaïa

The Design Museum in London is showing a solo exhibition of Azzedine Alaïa, the rebel fashion designer and the last real couturier, revealing his incredible skills for creating timeless wearable sculptures

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Volvo 360c Exterior

Volvo 360c is a clean self driving multi-functioning car

Volvo presents its vision for the future of clean, autonomous cars with the 360c research project, a vehicle that can function as a home, office, entertainment hub and sleeping pod. It is also a channel for exploring a universal theme for safety and communication in the driverless future

Latvian Pavilion (c) Ed Reeve

Highlights from London Design Biennale 2018

The theme is ‘Emotional States’ as architects, designers and artists from six continents present their installations at the 2018 London Design Biennale at Somerset House, London with a range of responses, mostly urgent and emotional, and the concern is mainly focused on the sustainability of our planet, identity and nationhood, war and destruction and lost civilisations.

Automobili Pininfarina PF0

Driving towards the progressive future

Even though it is an exciting time to be involved in the car industry, with clean-powered vehicles, designers seem hesitant to challenge the visual language of the conventional motor car. Take a look at some of the more inspiring sustainable car concepts.

Future of the Futures, Sou Fujimoto, Japan House London

Sou Fujimoto speculates future architecture at Japan House London

‘Future of the Futures’ at Japan House London Gallery takes on the work of Sou Fujimoto, the Japanese visionary contemporary architect, and asks us as visitors to imagine a creative future with endless possibilities

BMW and Art Basel tackle identity, migration and the slave route

Identity, migration and the slave route are the subject of the latest BMW Art Journey by Houston artist Jamal Cyrus as part of the annual art scheme run by BMW and Art Basel. Read the exclusive interview with the artist.

Serpentine Pavilion by Freda Escobedo © Nargess Banks

Serpentine Pavilion 2018 by Frida Escobedo

This is the latest Serpentine Pavilion by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo, a courtyard of light, water and geometry in Kensington Gardens, like Mexico this structure is at once tough, fluid, flexible – anchored in space and spaceless