The ups and downs of high-rise living (BBC)

Raspberry-coloured walls, chocolate brown carpet, the murmur of a radio. A few paces into Jane Hall's flat you spy a drinks cabinet housing treasures from holidays past - melon liqueur, Grand Marnier and Shamrock Irish County Cream. Then coming into the lounge you are [...]

2020-03-05T17:47:40+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Design, Social policy|

Heroes and Villains (Blueprint)

In this monument to the unknown soldier, three bronze warriors stand strong, indefatigable and proud in the cause of African nationalism... but they are not African at all. The North Koreans, unrivalled masters of political idolatry in their own land, inadvertently gave Oriental features to the soldiers' statues.

2020-03-03T18:38:34+00:00October 8th, 2016|Design, Foreign reportage, Zimbabwe|

David Adjaye brought to brink of insolvency (Building Design)

Architect shortlisted for the Stirling Prize in 2006 has been forced to turn to insolvency experts after his practice came close to financial collapse. Despite winning a leading role to design the National Museum of African American History & Culture earlier this year Adjaye Associates has been hit by shelved projects around the world.

2020-03-03T18:44:53+00:00July 22nd, 2009|Culture, Design|