This week on Dezeen: Chinese artist Ai Weiwei accused Lego of “censorship” this week following the Danish toy brand refused to supply constructing blocks for his set up and Mercedes-Benz showcased its new concept automobile designed for “urban trendsetters” (pictured).
Ai Weiwei accused Lego “censorship”
Lego refused to supply Ai Weiwei with the colourful building bricks for fear of its brand being utilised to promote “political, religious, racist, obscene or defaming statements.” In response, the artist posted a picture to his Instagram account displaying a toilet bowl filled with Lego bricks.
Renault marked the anniversary of Le Corbusier’s death by producing a Modernist-inspired concept vehicle
German producer Mercedes-Benz hit the headlines after revealing a self-driving auto comprising a “hip residing space” with hologram infographics and a sofa, even though French car brand Renault released photographs of its Le Corbusier-influenced car.
David Chipperfield’s Museo delle Culture museum and gallery complex in Milan
David Chipperfield boycotted the opening of his Milan museum amid legal proceedings, and MAD’s controversial programs for the George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago have been lastly accepted.
Foster’s A single Hundred East Fifty Third Street residential skyscraper
We published new visualisations of Foster + Partners’ luxury residential tower in Manhattan and reported on Thomas Heatherwick’s plans to convert a London coal yard into a canal-side buying centre.
London to shed a third of innovative workspace unless developers stage in, warns Boris Johnson
Debates surrounding the changing face of London’s innovative scene were revisited as the city’s mayor Boris Johnson named on developers to prioritise culture as nicely as housing, although development projects in Dubai continued to soar during what has been described as the city’s “boom 2.”.
Julia Peyton-Jones stepped down from her part as director of London’s Serpentine Gallery
Serpentine Gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones, who launched the influential Serpentine Pavilion commission, announced her resignation after 25 years in the position. We also published a manual to aid budding designers get their 1st task in the market.
Kama Sutra reimagined as architecture by illustrator Federico Babina
Common tasks this week on Dezeen incorporated a series of cheeky illustrations depicting buildings obtaining intercourse, a renovated mid-century property near Vancouver and Japan’s “toilet of the yr”.
Gallery TOTO at Narita Airport by Klein Dytham – winner of Japan’s toilet of the year
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