The prompt and on-budget opening of the second phase of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link has been a major feat for designers, according to its lead consultant for wayfinding and signage on the project, Tony Howard. The High Speed 1 Line, as it is now known, was inaugurated by the Queen on Tuesday and officially begins services next week (14 November). It will deliver national and international trains to three new destina tions – stations in Ebbsfleet, Kent, Stratford in east London and St Pancras in central London. Among the design groups involved are Transport Design Consultancy, branding group Lewis Moberly and typeface designers Dalton Maag, which have all collaborated on the £800m project. Architects and civil engineers on the project included Arup, Pascal & Watson and Chapman Taylor.
Design studio SomeOne has given Parliament a rebrand to make it easier to access and use online, distinguishing it from the Houses of Parliament so it is centred around the
The fashion brand’s latest opening includes high tech features such as LED windows and touchscreen tables.
Developer Zach Lieberman and artist Molmol Kuo have launched an app that lets users create typography and graphics in their surroundings by using augmented reality technology.
The organisation, which gives the public access to hundreds of privately-owned houses and gardens across the UK, is looking to raise awareness, boost memberships and reveal itself as the UK’s