The non-profit Vilcek Foundation has created a manga comic starring Zambia-born South African architect Denise Scott Brown as part of its mission to raise awareness of immigrants’ contribution to the US. Scott Brown is the subject of the first in a series of manga comics that will be made about the lives of the non-profit organisation’s Vilcek
UK architecture studio Foster + Partners has made an illustrated online book starring its Gherkin skyscraper as part of an initiative to entertain children during the coronavirus pandemic. Named The Flying Gherkin, the book gives the Foster + Partners-designed office human features, arms and a rocket-like body, and follows it on its journey as it takes
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British architect and illustrator Anna Gibb has combined buildings by architects including Le Corbusier and Mies Van der Rohe to create an architectural montage of places people would like to be quarantined in during the coronavirus pandemic. London-based Gibb made the pen drawing on watercolour paper over the past month while in lockdown by combining suggestions of
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PriestmanGoode has unveiled designs for the interiors and branding of Indian co-living venture Olive, which will launch with a 15,000-bed community in Bangalore. Launched by Indian real-estate group Embassy Group, the first phase of the Olive co-living project will be a 15,000-bed development in Bangalore. This will be joined by 2,500-bed spaces in Pune and
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UNStudio, Zaha Hadid Architects, White Arkitekter and Gruff Architects, were named among the winners of the Archiboo Web Awards 2019, which spotlight the best websites belonging to architects and architecture companies. Gruff Architects picked up the award for best overall website, with judges praising the emerging studio “for using the website to make the practice
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Social enterprise Make Bank has released a collection of 24 prints by British creatives, including textile designer Donna Wilson and graphic designer Peter Chadwick, to help fund arts education for disadvantaged children. The 24 print designs were commissioned by Make Bank, a social enterprise instigated by Kirsty Thomas, a designer and co-founder of Tom Pigeon,
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Snøhetta has designed both physical and digital retail spaces for Oslo-based fashion label Holzweiler, featuring a muted colour palette and gridded elements. Holzweiler was keen to offer its customers a similar retail experience both online and in store, so asked Snøhetta to design a showroom and flagship store, but also to create a website to
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An elephant, giraffe and crocodile are among the animals that Federico Babina has illustrated in these zoomorphic floor plans. Named Planimals, they are the latest series of architectural illustrations completed by Italian architect and graphic designer Babina. Each drawing is intended to resemble “a huge, habitable sculpture” whilst merging the boundary between architecture and the natural world.
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Spanish illustrator and writer Agustín Ferrer Casas has created a graphic novel about 20th-century modernist Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, featuring a prologue written by British architect Norman Foster. The 176-page Mies is a Spanish graphic novel outlining the life and career of the modernist architect, including his time spent at the Bauhaus, fleeing Nazi
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A British Army recruitment campaign targets “snowflakes, selfie addicts, class clowns, phone zombies, and me, me, millennials” in boring jobs, with a design that draws on World War I recruitment posters. Read more