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.
We recently wrote about a long-lost Albanian alphabet, discovered by a university student from Kosovo. Now, typographers and graphic designers tell us about their favourite scripts, from Arabic ones
Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill has created the Saatchi Suite where visitors can experience and purchase the art and design which has been curated within the space.
As JK Rowling’s magical series celebrates its 20th anniversary, the British Library has opened a new exhibition to mark the occasion. We speak to exhibition design consultancy Easy Tiger Creative
We look back on the life and work of the Design Week columnist, independent creative director and social activist “who helped put black participation on the political map”.