Diller Scofidio + Renfro unveil Centre for Music London

New York’s Diller Scofidio + Renfro has unveiled concept designs for a Centre for Music in London. All Images: Diller Scofidio + Renfro Words by Amanda Birch New York-based design studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro has unveiled concept designs for a world-class Centre for Music on the current Museum of London site. At the heart of the new centre wil..

Shawn Sullivan on the Rockwell Group’s Bali dayclub and restaurant

Bar & Leisure Focus: The Rockwell Group’s Shawn Sullivan explains the design concept for a Bali dayclub and restaurant. All Images: Ed Reeve Words by Amanda Birch Shawn Sullivan, partner at Rockwell Group, explains the design concept and inspiration for the Omnia Dayclub and Japanese restaurant, Sake No Hana. Could you describe the Omnia project?..

Conran and Partners’ Tina Norden offers key lessons to budding designers

Bar and Leisure focus: Tina Norden of Conran & Partners discusses her work and offers key lessons to budding designers Words by Amanda Birch 2018 was a very good year for Tina Norden. Not only was the affable, strikingly tall architect made a partner at Conran & Partners, she was also the project leader for Ruya, an Anatolian restaurant and bar w..

Profile – Alex Michaelis of Michaelis Boyd

Michaelis Boyd co-founder Alex Michaelis discusses the individuals who provided inspiration, a preference for working manually, and job satisfaction Words by Sophie Tolhurst How satisfied should you be in your work? 100 per cent? 80-90 per cent ? Is 20 per cent good enough from time to time? Speaking with Alex Michaelis of Michaelis Boyd, the arc..

August: One to Watch – Sebastian Scherer of Neo/Craft

Sebastian Scherer, the creator of Neo/Craft Words by Cathy Hayward Who Sebastian Scherer (pictured above), creator of Neo/Craft, was born in Aachen in Germany in 1975. After completing a commercial apprenticeship at a furniture store and academic design studies, Scherer relocated to Berlin where he initially worked as an interior designer for va..

Top Five in August

Our pick of products new to market Words by Sophie Tolhurst Cork Wall Tiles by Havwoods Several new cork wall tiles have expanded Havwoods’ Vertical Collection for 2019. Sustainable, naturally sound- and heat-insulating – plus repellent of dust, bacteria and fungus – the material also offers a wide range of tonal variations. The tiles come in 11 ..

Studioshaw imagine using Welbeck Street car park to feed the city

If only...we could save and then repurpose outdated building typologies, giving them a future that contributes to a cyclical economy says Emma Hugh of Studioshaw London’s brutalist-era Welbeck Street car park is due to be demolished and replaced by a luxury hotel. Not only is London already very well served by hotels, but we believe that no build..

Light and Tech: Euroluce 2019

Lighting expert Jill Entwistle takes a close look at several products that were on show at the biennial Euroluce international lighting exhibition There’s an element of emperor’s new clothes about a lot of new lighting launched at exhibitions. The publicity material is invariably effusive bordering on hyperbolic. Descriptions imply that some kind..

Luxury Living: James Charles of Desani Designs Luxury Greek Villa

A derelict building has been turned into a luxury villa with Mykonos-inspired interiors The largest of a development of three villas in Mykonos, Greece, this creation is the work of James Charles, lead designer at design and architecture practice Desani. The essence of the brief was to revive the derelict building that had been standing on the si..

Luxury Living: Office of Architecture Barcelona design a house in northeastern Spain

Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB) design a house on Spain’s northeast coast built between party walls in a historic quarter Designed by Xavier Martí and Lucía Ferrater of Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB), this house stands on Port de la Selva Bay, in the Cap de Creus Nature Park on Spain’s northeast coast. Built between party wal..

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