Design

How our use of metals and finishing processes features in design today and since prehistoric times.
A brief tutorial on the most luxurious stainless steel watches in the world

A brief tutorial on the most luxurious stainless steel watches in the world

Richard Storer-Adam gives a brief tutorial on Rose and Rose Gold watches, watch straps, lugs and integrated wrist bands including the Rolex Glidelock system in 904L stainless steel.

Richard Storer-Adam is Managing Director of Double Stone Steel Ltd.

A virtual tour of Oscar Niemeyer’s Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói, Brazil

A virtual tour of Oscar Niemeyer’s Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói, Brazil

An appreciative and honest critique of this dramatic architectural work - Lola Adeokun shares her experiences and feelings whilst visiting Niemeyer’s museum of art in Rio de Janeiro.

Lola Adeokun is an architect and researcher with Colman Architects, London, UK.

A study of the major design influencer Jean Prouvé

A study of the major design influencer Jean Prouvé

Richard Storer-Adam gives an overview of the life of an iconic mid-century designer whose background as a blacksmith and empathy with metal fabrication played out in his work ranging from furniture, such as the famous Standard SP chair, to pre-fabricated buildings.

Richard Storer-Adam is Managing Director of Double Stone Steel Ltd

Outrageously successful. Peter Marino, the artist behind the architect

Outrageously successful. Peter Marino, the artist behind the architect

Carol Rutter looks at how art and sculpture are integrated into this controversial art and music-loving prolific designer’s interiors including his work for Christian Dior for whom he designs nearly all of their stores.

Carol Rutter is an interior designer working for The UK Interior Design Bureau and based in Bristol.

Alvaro’s Siza’s Swimming Pools – The Body in Motion Part Two

Alvaro’s Siza’s Swimming Pools – The Body in Motion Part Two

Ana Lopes Ramos continues on her guided tour sharing the surreal experience of the atmospheric “poetic modernist” architecture of Alvaro Siza’s swimming pools at Leça de Palmeira, Portugal.

Ana Lopes Ramos is an architect based in Amsterdam

The Avenues, Kuwait – An extravagant shopping mall and a lifestyle destination

The Avenues, Kuwait – An extravagant shopping mall and a lifestyle destination

Richard Storer-Adam takes us on a tour around the fourteenth largest shopping mall in the world, built in the middle of a desert with more than half a million visitors a week.

Richard Storer-Adam is Managing Director of Double Stone Steel Ltd

Alvaro Siza’s swimming pools – The Body in Motion Part One

Alvaro Siza’s swimming pools – The Body in Motion Part One

Ana Lopes Ramos takes us to visit these intriguing 1960s sea-water swimming pools at Leça de Palmeira, Portugal designed by Alvaro Siza the famous Portuguese architect from the nearby town of Porto.

Ana Lopes Ramos is an architect based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Wozoco Apartments by MVRDV Architecture – an original, inventive and colourful development in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Wozoco Apartments by MVRDV Architecture – an original, inventive and colourful development in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Ana Lopes Ramos reviews the design of this apartment building which features cantilevered balconies with brightly coloured acrylic balustrades creating a kaleidoscope effect.

Ana Lopes Ramos is an architect based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Hermitage Gantois, Lille, France – from hospital to luxurious hotel

Hermitage Gantois, Lille, France – from hospital to luxurious hotel

Robin Fisher traces the history and architecture of this fifteenth century hospital which has become a five-star hotel with a hallmark exterior of perforated aluminium cladding powder-coated to look like rusty steel.

Robin Fisher is an architectural critic and reviewer based in Lille, France

Calatrava at the World Trade Center - A contemplative tour of the Transportation Hub built on the site of the World Trade Center which was attacked by terrorists 11th September 2001.

Calatrava at the World Trade Center - A contemplative tour of the Transportation Hub built on the site of the World Trade Center which was attacked by terrorists 11th September 2001.

John Sadar walks us around this startling structure with its asymmetrical whale’s tail outline, describes the organic design and takes us into the cathedral-like Oculus, the centrepiece of the building.

John Sadar is Course Director of Architecture at Swinburne University of Technology