Posts tagged as 'London'

'Archizines' exhibition showcases 60 magazines and 20 journals from across the globe

The advent of online media has undoubtedly shaken the until-then steady position of specialist magazines, which, for decades, served as primary source of information and inspiration for both professionals and enthusiasts alike. But, as this exhibition, which opens tomorrow (5 November) at London’s renowned AA School, illustrates, architectural magazines are experiencing what one could call a renaissance. Titled ‘Archizines’, the show has been curated by a curator and writer Elias Redstone and ‘celebrates and promotes the recentresurgence of alternative and independent architectural publishing from around the world.’ (more…)

© CCTV, Beijing, China, 2010. OMA. Photograph by Jim Gourley. © Jim Gourley

In the second installment of Friday Food For Though – a series which we have started, rather impromptu, last Friday, we’d like to draw your attention to the OMA/ progress exhibition, along with the plethora of accompanying events, which has opened yesterday (6 October) at one of our favourite London venues – the Barbican.


Dedicated to the work of the acclaimed Dutch architectural practice OMA, the show is guest curated by the Belgium-based collective, Rotor (authors of the last year’s Belgian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale). Moreover, an impressive number of talks, debates, tours and walks led by associates and collaborators of OMA as well as invited experts will take place throughout the run of the exhibition.


view the detailed programme of events accompanying the OMA/ progress


OMA / Progress
6 Oct 2011 – 19 Feb 2012
Barbican Art Gallery, London

Revolt | Reform | Result at Rocket Gallery; photo by Architonic

A real gem during this year’s London Design Festival was a small, but perfectly formed, exhibition at the Rocket gallery on Shoreditch High Street, entitled ‘Revolt | Reform | Result’. (more…)

this year's edition of designjunction, as seen by Architonic's editors

A clear highlight of last week’s London Design Festival 2011 was designjunction, the group show that made a confident debut in Milan this April, but which surpassed itself in the British capital. Having started out as a Brits-only exhibition, but now international in terms of its line-up, designjunction took up residence in the white-tiled basement of Bloomsbury’s Victoria House, an ideal space for the strong work on show to dialogue with. Proceedings were helped, naturally, by the presence of a good bar and some fine food. Well done to designjunction’s organisers, Jon Powell and Deborah Spencer. (more…)

the exhibition is curated by Glenn Adamson and Jane Pavitt; © V&A images

It’s forty years since the love-it-or-hate-it, style-driven phenomenon that was postmodernism first emerged in architectural practice, soon manifesting itself in design, art, fashion and music. The V&A’s major new show, ‘Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970–1990’, examines its vibrant, playful forms and, sometimes contradictory, meaning. (by Simon Cowell) (more…)

'Ta-rae Lighting' by Design Virus

As part of London Design Week 2011, an exhibition of Korean design, which goes by the rather cunning title ‘Korea Design’, will showcase the work of 15 companies and individuals. Covering furniture, lighting, product and textile design, the show functions as a corrective to the prevalent image of Korean design as one associated with electronics and other high-tech goods. (more…)

Fri 29.7.

Roof Garden Apartment by Tonkin Liu (UK)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 29.07.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

Roof Garden Apartment by Tonkin Liu; photo by Mike Tonkin

This airy rooftop apartment located in London’s sought-after area of Shoreditch has been realised by the British practice Tonkin Liu. Built atop an old brick warehouse, the two-storey family house boasts six bedrooms, a play area, a living room and a terrace enclosed with fragrant climbers while its fine-white-mesh and galvanised-steel façade ‘mirrors the changing colour of the sky and captures light and shadows.’ (more…)

Instamatic 33 Series for Kodak Ltd, 1968

A retrospective of the work of industrial-design master Kenneth Grange at London’s Design Museum celebrates the prolific designer’s contribution to shaping British material culture, while encouraging us to think about the purpose and responsibilities of product design today. (by Simon Cowell)


read Simon Cowell’s article on Architonic


to Design Museum’s website