The concept of ‘dome’ has apparently been officially redefined for the Millennium. Out goes the familiar half sphere shape and in comes – well whatever you like. The unveiling of the Skyscape building this week, until now known just as Baby Dome, seems to show that a dome can now take any shape or form. The rectangular venue, by Urban Salon with Richard Rogers Partnership, houses two 2500-seat cinemas and is due to be completed in May. It is quietly rumoured that Skyscape sponsor BSkyB Broadcasting vetoed the use of any shape slightly resembling a satellite dish.
Designers are taking over communication systems and promoting what they see as urgent political messages, walking a legal tightrope in the process. But who are they and why do they
The three-day festival will explore the “positive impact” design can have in society.
David Coombs, head of strategic services at Cheil UK, says if we want people to embrace smart tech, we need to stop aiming for the future.
The engineering company has announced that the vehicle, previously expected to be on roads by 2020, is not “commercially viable”.