Thomas Heatherwick’s competition-winning sculpture B of the Bang is unveiled in Manchester this week. Standing at 56 metres high, it is the tallest sculpture in the UK. It is made of steel specifically designed to weather to varying degrees over the surface of the sculpture. Inclined at an angle of 30 degrees from the vertical – a tilt that is ten times greater than the Leaning Tower of Pisa – it presented an enormous design and engineering challenge. Its radiating spikes are hollow, while the five supporting legs are made from thick, heavy steel.
Organised by file sharing service Loop.gl, London Loop will see work by designers and other creatives displayed in public spaces all over the city.
Bad News is a new research project from the University of Cambridge and Dutch media company Drog, which aims to help the public spot misinformation on their social media feeds
Discussed at this year’s Design Indaba, Netherlands-based design graduate Tomo Kihara has created a product that aims to spark conversation between homeless people and passers-by.
Curated by Sea Design, the exhibition focuses on the geometric identity created by consultancy Roundel, which was used on British Rail’s freight trains in the 1980s and 1990s.