The £15m redevelopment of the Royal College of Art’s eastern end will be undertaken by architect Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners, following an international pitch. Five rivals were shortlisted to design the 3000m2 site, which will be used for teaching, research and exhibitions. An RCA spokewoman says it is ‘too early’ to determine whether interior designers will be involved in the project.
Offthetopofmyhead’s founder and creative director says there’s no such thing as brand design and much of what the design industry says about brand is incomprehensible, pretentious and just plain daft.
The new store — conceived by design and architectural practice Gensler — has a gaming lounge, multi-purpose Community Theatre and a McLaren sports car on the ground floor.
From vegan vending machines to zero plastic takeaways, the food industry is finding inventive solutions to its plastic problem.