Italian architect Tagliaventi & Associates of Bologna has won the design competition to replace the Department of the Environment’s HQ in London’s Marsham Street, due for demolition next year. London’s John Robins and Janusz Maciag and Italy’s Pier Carlo Bontempi and Andrea Pacciani came joint second.
A patent filed by the company reveals a mobile with thermal elements embedded into the screen, which would heat it up and fill any cracks if it became damaged.
The professional finance body has been given a new look by Smith & Milton, which includes a flat, line-drawn coat of arms, san-serif typeface and updated colour palette.
The museum and cultural hub in Shenzhen has announced it will open to the public in December, and will include a permanent gallery space curated by the V&A.
The 12th edition of the annual design festival takes place this coming March, and will see the likes of Gail Bichler and Chris Ware speak.