Serpentine Gallery’s 'sinuous and sensual' £14.5m expansion opens

Serpentine Gallery’s 'sinuous and sensual' £14.5m expansion opens

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Zaha Hadid’s highly anticipated £14.5m extension of the Serpentine Gallery opens to the public on Saturday. Housed in a former gunpowder depot, the new Serpentine Sackler Gallery is a seven-minute walk from the main gallery.

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Flat-pack alternative to tents for refugees

Flat-pack alternative to tents for refugees

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) is partnering with the IKEA Foundation on a new temporary shelter for refugees. Twenty-five of the flat-pack shelters are currently being tested in the Dollo Ado refugee camp in Ethiopia, home to over 190,000 refugees. A further twelve shelters will also be deployed to Lebanon, which hosts 500,000 Syrian refugees.

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'Plur Piece' by Alexandra Gorczynski [Courtesy of Alexandra Gorczynski and Transfer Gallery]

Phillips's First Digital-Art Auction Will Include a YouTube Video, Digital Files

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The brick-and-mortar auction house Phillips is going down the rabbit hole of digital art.

At its first-ever digital-art auction on Oct. 10, Phillips will offer up, among other things, a website, a YouTube video and digital files that could be displayed on a range of devices at the discretion of the buyer, from smartphones to wall-mounted screens.

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The world's first 3D-printed gun now owned by the world's largest design museum

The world's first 3D-printed gun now owned by the world's largest design museum

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"The first-ever 3D-printed gun is now on show at London's Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum. Dubbed "The Liberator" by its creator Cody Wilson, several examples of the gun were purchased by the art and design museum recently, and went on show September 14th, the first day of the London Design Festival.

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Mayfair House by Squire and Partners [photo: Gareth Gardner]

Mayfair House by Squire and Partners

London

Squire and Partners have completed a private house in Mayfair, London, featuring a striking bespoke leaf facade which mirrors an established Virginia Creeper on a facing building on Curzon Street.

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The Design Book

The Design Book

DeTnk Books

The Design Book is an extraordinary journey through the objects that have shaped our society and improved the function of homes, offices and public buildings all over the world.

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La Cantine Du Voyage

La Cantine Du Voyage

LE VOYAGE À NANTES

On the western tip of the Isle of Nantes, on the Loire, La Cantine du Voyage is a temporary restaurant, bar and social centre for this summer's Voyage a Nantes.

The restaurant hosts a revolving door of guest chiefs that work with ultra local ingredients - most of which come from within 200km of Nantes.

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'Casa Pezo' by Pezo Von Ellrichshause for Solo Houses

Designed by the Chilean agency Pezo Von Ellrichshausen, Casa Pezo constitutes the first initiative for Solo Houses, a unique property development programme in Europe, taking place at the heart of the outstanding natural site Matarraña, two hours south of Barcelona.

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Australian Aboriginal art at the heart of the musée du quai Branly architectural project

Australian Aboriginal art at the heart of the musée du quai Branly architectural project

On 6th June 2013, the musée du quai Branly (designed by Jean Nouvel) inaugurated a permanent Aboriginal work painted by the artist Lena Nyadbi on the 700 m2 roof terrace of its multimedia library, in the pursuit of its policy of presenting the contemporary arts of Australia, initiated from its opening in 2006.

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R 20th Century present The Haas Brothers at Design Miami/ Basel

R 20th Century present The Haas Brothers at Design Miami/ Basel

11-16 June '13

R 20th Century presents the work of The Haas Brothers, as well as Greta Magnusson Grossman, Joaquim Tenreiro, Christian Wassmann, David Wiseman and Jeff Zimmerman at DesignMiami/ Basel.

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'Mirage Mirror' by Benjamin Graindorge

Ymer&Malta at Design Miami/ Basel

11 - 16 June '13

Ymer&Malta is taking part in Design Miami in Basel for the very first time; presenting the global design community with the opportunity to discover its exclusive collection of contemporary design furniture and objects.

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Wilson and LOVE go to the Venice Biennale

Wilson and LOVE go to the Venice Biennale

(an important event where people who wear only black and speak in hushed voices go).

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Design Beyond Luxury by Emma Crichton-Miller

From the 2012 DeTnk Collectible Market Report

The second DeTnk report emerges at an interesting time for collectible design. On the one hand, the financial crisis appears to be deepening, with consequences for discretionary spending likely to be felt globally. On the other, the art market seems to rise ever higher above the fray, drawing the wealthy to invest with increasing enthusiasm in what appears a safe haven for capital.

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Critical of a Lack of Criticism

Critical of a Lack of Criticism

by Edwin Heathcote

The recent emergence of ‘Critical Design’ as a serious questioning of the traditional processes has highlighted an intriguing phenomenon. The idea that designers are increasingly feeling the need to impose a critical framework suggests that there might be a lack of criticism of design itself.

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Andy Warhol's former townhouse

Andy Warhol's former townhouse up for sale

via Phaidon News

Andy Warhol's New York home is currently up for sale - at $5.8 million. Located in the Carnegie Hill neighbourhood of New York, the 3,072-square-foot townhouse was bought by Warhol for just $60,000 in 1959.

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