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 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 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 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 & 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 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&A museum (principal picture).
Thomas 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 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 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 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 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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