New architecture is increasingly influenced by animal forms, contends Hugh Aldersey-Williams in Zoomorphic, New Animal Architecture. The book looks at a ‘rash of buildings inspired by bizarre animals’ and its 260 illustrations feature work from Renzo Piano, Santiago Calatrava and Foster & Partners. It has been produced to accompany the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Zoomorphic exhibition, which incorporates architectural models, sketches and images of more than 40 buildings, alongside stuffed animal specimens. The book, published by Laurence King and designed by Godfrey Design, will be available from 19 September when the exhibition opens at the V&A.
The Design Museum has announced the finalists of its annual Design Ventura scheme, which gets teenagers aged 13-16 across the UK to pitch ideas for new products, one of which
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The app has installed new features including a free walking map of the capital as part of a collaboration with Transport for London.