Imagination won top prize for Inspiration Park, a 21st century take on the public park combining nature and technology. A transparent roof keeps the rain out, though, as there are no walls or fences, breezes can flow through. Paths in compound rubber are accessible to all. Features include wind chimes, waterfalls and a chequerboard with pressure-activated sound tiles that play music in the play area. This area also includes brightly coloured climbing blocks, made of rubber and wrapped in foam. At the centre of the park is a circular meeting space where there are large text-scrollers carrying poems, news and information.
Stacey Hunter is the director of Local Heroes – a new initiative which looks to dispel outdated ideas of Scottish design.
Its first exhibition and shop will take place at Edinburgh Airport’s plaza this August, and will showcase contemporary design from nine, talented Scottish designers.
We speak to Hunter about the importance of giving Scottish design a global presence, and her inspiration behind using the airport as her canvas…
Architectural practice AHMM has designed a new space for the Barbican Centre to display up-and-coming design talent.
After you retire or leave your design practice, how can you ensure it will stay afloat? We speak to designers who have taken their consultancies through a business restructure.
The visual identity celebrates the west London business district’s role in the area’s ongoing £8 billion regeneration.
Miguel Chevalier has created a giant “carpet of light” virtual reality installation at the Milton Keynes International Festival 2016. The installation – inspired by the shapes associated with the cityscape and other sources such as a digital universe – comprises various “multi-coloured graphic scenes”. Using sensors, the patterns in the scenes mix together, divide and […]
IYA Design has carried out the design for The Rig Out’s new print magazine, which focuses its content on King’s Cross in London. Kiosk: Neighbourhood Essays’ first issue features Phoebe Collings-James on the cover, shot by Will Robson-Scott. The magazine sets out to “embrace the new creative forces that are shaping London while also acknowledging […]
UKTV’s in-house creative team has collaborated with Cookie Studios to create a video that is designed to communicate the company purpose to its staff. The concept is based around a 3D “isometric world” that showcases UKTV’s portfolio of 11 channel brands in a series of “brand spaces”. Each of the spaces are filled with objects […]
Studio Theolin and designer Tom Collins have collaborated to create the visual identity for a new online video festival in Sweden. VidStar Festival is a weekend-long event featuring a closing party, as well lectures, scene appearances and seminars from 30 Swedish YouTube vloggers, including 2chips1cola, Anty and Ebba Lindblad. The brightly coloured identity is born […]
Jean Verville has created a trompe-l’œil style paving installation along Montréal’s Museum Avenue. Dance Floor is the winning project from the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts’ competition for the development of Museum Avenue. The 279m2 dancefloor-inspired installation comprises a black and gold mosaic made up of more than 5,000 footprints.
Tropical Space has designed the studio used by artist, Le Duc Ha, located next to the Thu Bon river in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. The cube shaped building is made out of interleaved clay bricks, which create holes in the structure “so the artist can feel the wind, the cool from the river and sound […]
Netherlands-based print design group Dilemma op Dinsdag has created a dilemma-based card game. Based on the classic “Would you rather?” game, it gives players the opportunity to either create difficult situations for other players, or to play in teams and guess what option your team mates would choose. To make the pack more colourful and […]
Dalziel & Pow has designed an exhibition space within the Houses of Parliament to promote a charity that supports children with disabilities. Breaking the Barriers is a pop-up installation which aims to raise awareness and support among MPs for Newlife – a charity which looks to improve the lives of disabled children and their families […]