This Week, The BBC Angered Zaha Hadid And London Design Festival Hit The Headlines

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This week on Dezeen: the BBC apologised to Royal Gold Medal winner Zaha Hadid after a dwell radio interview went sour, and we covered the latest news, item launches and installations from the London Design Festival 2015.

Portrait of Zaha Hadid by Mary McCartneyPortrait of Zaha Hadid by Mary McCartney

Zaha Hadid was named as the recipient of the 2016 Royal Gold Medal for architecture – the 1st time a woman has won the award in her very own right – on Thursday.

A subsequent interview on Radio 4’s prestigious Right now programme was minimize quick by the British architect following the presenter asked poorly researched questions about the architect’s stadium venture for the Qatar FIFA Globe Cup 2022. Later on, the BBC issued a public apology.

Edward Barber and Jay OsgerbyEdward Barber and Jay Osgerby

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby were awarded this year’s London Layout Medal, but warned that the city’s position as a top inventive centre is becoming threatened by spiralling charges and a government “frightened by creativity”.

Norman FosterNorman Foster

Norman Foster did not completely agree with the layout duo’s interpretation, describing the exodus of London’s creatives as “inevitable” and “not always negative”.

Stack Up by Raw Edges for Established &amp SonsStack Up by Raw Edges for Established &amp Sons

Well-known item launches from this year’s London Layout Festival integrated multi-coloured drawers manufactured out of leftover components by Raw Edges and a coffee table produced from plaster and resin composite material Jesmonite.

The Drawing Room by Studio ToogoodThe Drawing Area by Studio Toogood

Studio Toogood developed a “drawing space” filled with furnishings, clothing and individual objects at Somerset Property and a tunnel-like installation produced out of acrylic was unveiled at the V&ampA museum (principal picture).

Thomas Heatherwick's London busThomas Heatherwick’s London bus

In other design and style information, Transport for London announced that it is to fit opening windows on the upper decks of Thomas Heatherwick’s new London buses and reviews emerged suggesting Apple will launch an electric automobile in 2019.

African-Design-Center-Rwanda-MASS-Design-Group_dezeen_sqAfrican Design and style Center by MASS Design and style Group

US firm MASS Design and style Group exposed ideas to open “the Bauhaus of Africa” and Japanese studio SANAA completed a constructing for a nature reserve in New Canaan, Connecticut, featuring a ribbon-like roof.

David Chipperfield revises Nobel Center designDavid Chipperfield revises Nobel Center layout

David Chipperfield scaled back his design for the Nobel Center in Stockholm and David Adjaye released programs for a museum in San Antonio, Texas.

SRK_ARTechnic_Tokyo_Japan_House__dezeen_sqSRK residence in Tokyo by ARTechnic Architects

Popular stories this week on Dezeen incorporated a seemingly windowless residence in Tokyo, Aesop’s “straightforward and stylish” Uk headquarters and our feature on why Los Angeles has turn into “the hottest destination” in America for international architects.

the-broad-museum-architecture-design-dezeenThe Broad Museum in Los Angeles by Diller Scofidio + Renfro – just 1 of the many recent substantial-profile projects in LA. Photograph by Hunter Kerhart

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