For a nation of boozers, it seems that we are being short-changed when it comes to design of our pubs. The beardy-weirdies at CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, this week unveil their English Heritage Pub Design Awards. And, for the 12th year running, “the judges have felt unable to give any type of award” in the “crucial category” of Best Newbuild Pub. Intake of real ale is notorious for encouraging frank exchanges of views: CAMRA says that submissions for the category “bore the unmistakable imprint of catalogue-inspired pseudo-Victoriana”, and has thrown down the gauntlet for designers to create something decent before the millennium.
Co-founders Rebecca Thomson and Rachita Saraogi discuss how their design-led workshops can build girls’ confidence and prompt industry change.
Finished just in time for museums to reopen to the public on 17 May, the project uses the “local details” of the poet’s work to form the visitor experience.
Matter aims to provide consumers and developers clarity on whether their devices are compatible within the Internet of Things ecosystem.
Christopher Payne reveals how he is helping league and non-league clubs balance cultural history and heraldic charm with the modern age.