Last week the National Gallery gave a sneak preview of its Portico entrance scheme, which will open on 24 September. The main entrance on Trafalgar Square will be opened up to restore the original interior by JD Crace, and the 1887 Tunisian pink marble is being restored to the walls of its Staircase Hall. The entrance has been restored by Dixon Jones Architects.
A podcast series on designing for impact and a networking event for designers are among this month’s highlights.
Nesta U-Shisha has been positioned as a safer alternative to traditional pipes, potentially cutting down cancer risks and carbon emissions.
The capital’s most prominent design festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
This year’s competition invited designers in training to revamp the cover of three well-known books across adult fiction, adult non-fiction and children’s literature.