Design & Desire

In 1715 the eminent British Author, Daniel Defoe, said: “Liverpool(e) is one of the wonders of Britain. What it may grow to in time I know not.” It is in this spirit that The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) will open a new national architecture centre, RIBA North, on 17th June on the Liverpool Waterfront, designed by Matt Brook of Broadway Malyan – who also designed Mann Island. Here, FC&A looks at RIBA’s latest centre.

The city of Istanbul has welcomed the addition of a new, out-of-this-world dining, shopping and entertainment complex. Watergarden, located in Istanbul’s Atasehir district, focuses on gastronomy, retail and entertainment.

Daniel Libeskind has opened the doors to one of his finest projects – Zlota 44, Europe’s tallest residential tower. FC&A explores further.

The Tile of Spain Awards celebrate the creative and innovative use of Spanish ceramics in interior design and architecture. Now in its 15th year, the Tile of Spain Awards has earned significant recognition within the architecture community.

Johan Özmen of architecture firm, ARKITEKTHUSET, explains how this large designer store exerts its presence through a strong architectural form clad in Nordic Royal golden copper alloy from Aurubis.

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