Dymaxion House and photograph from the Collection of The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI. 1934 Dymaxion '2' 4D.

Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe

26th June - 21st September '08

Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street, New York, NY

The Whitney Museum of American Art in association with the Department of Special Collections of the Stanford University Libraries present an exhibition celebrating the results of more than five decades of Buckminster Fuller’s (1895-1983) life’s work.

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Philippe Starck ©Jonathan Root at Rabih Hage

Philippe Starck: Why Design?

The illustrious French designer, Philippe Starck, spends a full 18 minutes pondering the very notion of ‘Why design?'. Starck offers up some brilliant insights alongside catchy anecdotes - all in the name of a superior toothbrush.

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Cupola by Barber Osgerby for Meta

Meta launch in Milan

Designguide.tv speaks with BarberOsgerby about their pieces for Meta and the concept behind the company.

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Paola Antonelli: Treating Design as Art - TED Talks

Treating Design as Art: Paola Antonelli

Since she stepped back from practicing architecture in order to focus on writing about design, teaching and curating gallery exhibitions, Italian native Paola Antonelli has become a force to be reckoned with in the design world.

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A Domestic Landscape - Victoria Wilmotte

Victoria Wilmotte

A Domestic Landscape

Victoria Wilmotte is one of the latest new talents to graduate from the RCA's Design Products MA course. Her work is an exploration around the themes of sculpture, drawing, gesture and the industrial process.

Speaking on her most recent work, 'A Domestic Landscape', Victoria explains the infuences and concepts that informed her collection of ceramics, table and stools.

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New Designers 2007

One Year On

10th - 13th July '08

Business Design Centre
52 Upper Street, Islington, London

Design authority Thorsten van Elten is the curator of this year’s ‘One Year On’, a satellite event running alongside New Designers. Specially selected designer-makers from last year's New Designers showcase collections destined for shops, galleries and private clients.

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[C]space, ‘AADRLTen’ Pavilion project, by Alan Dempsey and Alvin Huang

Last Chance to Visit This Year's London Festival of Architecture

20th June - 20th July '08

With over 600 exhibitions, lectures, public space installations, guided walks, bicycle rides, boat tours, parties, design workshops and debates, this year’s London Festival of Architecture is destined to have you spoiled for choice.

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Diespeker Wharf, Bill Thomas © PTEa

Buildering...experience a Fresh View

20th July '08, 10am - 6pm

Pollard Thomas Edwards architects (PTEa), in collaboration with The Castle Climbing Centre and engineers Price & Myers, are creating a unique climbing event which invites visitors to scale their office building and gain a ‘fresh view’ of the built landscape.

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AskAnArchitect, RMJM

AskAnArchitect

17th July '08, 12 - 2pm

RMJM
83 Paul Street, London

This will be your final chance to catch the London Festival of Architecture's free lunchtime architecture and environmental surgeries at RMJM’s architects.

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Battersea lit up by a 'Power to the People' projection, 7th July 2008

A New Energy for London: Free Tours of Battersea Power Station

19th July '08, 10am - 6pm

Battersea Power Station, Gate 2
188 Kirtling Street, London

This Saturday sees the derelict Battersea Power Station opening its (partial) doors once again, for the second of the two additional tours added for the London Festival of Architecture.

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Guys Hospital, South West Facade, 2008

Lost Quarters: Southwark South Bank and Guy's Hospital Design Workshop

10th July '08, 1pm- 5pm

10 Keyworth Studios, 7th Floor, Keyworth Studios,
London South Bank University

This is the second part of two workshops with top designers/developers unveiling transformational ideas for neglected areas of London.

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Sunset Community Centre, South Vancouver, 2008

Vancouverism: Westcoast Architecture + City-Building

24th June - 20th July '08

Canada House
Trafalgar Square, Pall Mall East, London

Architectural and city-building innovations in Canada’s Pacific portal over the past half century have turned Vancouver into a verb, with architects and planners in the United States and the Middle East now speaking of “Vancouverizing” their own metropolises.

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Skylon, 1951

Skylon - London's Lost Icon

9th July - 13th July

Jubilee Gardens
The Southbank

In 1951, London’s skyline was transformed, as part of the Festival of Britain, by the erection of one of the most striking structures ever built in this country: the Skylon.

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Building the South Bank

1st - 31st July '08

Mediatheque at BFI Southbank
Belvedere Road, South Bank

This is your chance to view highlights from the BFI's National Archive – the world’s largest and most diverse collection of moving images - for free.

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'One Poultry Lane', by Alan Williams (2008) - Part of the Upshot Collection at the National Theater

Upshot

19th June - 20th July

National Theatre
Royal National Theatre, South Bank, London

Clerkenwell-based Architects A-EM in collaboration with award-winning photographer Alan Williams are curating Upshot.

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