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Raw Edges' benches overflowing with colour at the Chatsworth exhibition||
Raw Edges' benches overflowing with colour at the Chatsworth exhibition
12 Mar 2015


Potential Architecture

The exhibition draws on the interconnected histories and cultures of architects, sculptors and artists from Russia, Slovenia, Norway and the UK working at the increasingly diverging interface of art and architecture. Showcasing works by Alexander Brodsky, Sean Griffiths, Joar Nango and Apolonija Šušterŝič. Find out more

Until 19 April

Ambika P3, University of Westminster, London

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A site specific installation by Sean Griffiths, co-founder of the now defunct FAT and current professor of the faculty of architecture at the University of Westminster


Four Visions for the Future of Housing

What might the future hold for housing in the UK? What are the challenges faced now and how can they be overcome? Mæ Architects, Dallas Pierce Quintero, 5th Studio and Sarah Wigglesworth Architects respond to these questions with a range of intriguing visions. Find out more

Until 17 May

The Royal Academy, Burlington House, London


'The Guts', New Islington, Manchester, 2009–12 by Mæ Architecture © Tim Soar


Postmodernism 1980-1995

Postmodernism from a Finnish perspective, encompassing architecture, design, popular culture and the arts. The exhibition includes work by the following artists and designers, among others: Stefan Lindfors, Leena Luostarinen, Rita Taskinen, Vesa Varrela, Kimmo Sarje, Martin Relander, Aldo Rossi, Peter Shier, Natalie du Pasquer and Philippe Starck. Find out more

Until 17 May

Helsinki Design Museum, Finland

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Rita Taskinen's Kiss chair © Rita Taskinen


Architecture of Independence: African Modernism

Showcasing works from over 120 artists and designers, the exhibition aims to shed light on contemporary African design. It features the architecture of Francis Kéré, David Adjaye and Kunlé Adeyemi, remarkable cardboard city models by Bodys Isek Kingelez and animation art by Robin Rhode, a South African based in Berlin. Find out more

Until 31 May

Vitra Design Museum, Germany

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Amsterdam Chicoco Radio Station, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, designed by NLÉ Architects, 2014 © NLÉ Works Lagos


Designs of the Year

The annual exhibition encompasses architecture, fashion, graphics, product, transport and digital design, showing the nominated projects for this year's prize. The work spans from big names such as Herzog & de Meuron, Frank Gehry and COBE Architects to emerging designers such as Marjan Van Aubel for her Current Table. Find out more

Until 23 August

The Design Museum, London

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Forfatterhuset Kindergarten, Denmark, by COBE


Make yourself comfortable at Chatsworth

Furniture by luminaries of the design and architecture world, such as Thomas Heatherwick, Marc Newson, Amanda Levete and Tokujin Yoshioka, will be exhibited throughout the historic Chatsworth House that is the Duke of Devonshire's family seat. The exhibition will also include specially commissioned pieces by Raw Edges and Tom Price. Find out more

Until 23 October

Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire

by royal appointment


Jasper Morrison retrospective

This major event will encompass furniture, kitchenware and home electronics designed by Morrison over his 35-year career, accompanied by an installation of archival material. Find out more

10 May – 13 September

Centre d'Innovation et de Design au Grand-Hornu, Belgium

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© Miro Zagnoli


Beyond Buildings – Architects as Designers and Makers

From chairs and cars to homes and handbags, this talk examines collaboration and crossover in architecture and design over the past century. Considering Mackintosh's 'total' approach to design, overseeing a multitude of creations far beyond just buildings, the discussion will look at how other architects since then have branched out from their field, asking 'Should architects get more creative or should they stick to what they know best?' The panel will include Roger Billcliffe, Mackintosh historian and author; David Nelson, head of design at Fosters + Partners; and Barbican Art Gallery curator Catherine Ince, chaired by Oliver Wainwright. Find out more

12 May, 6.30pm

RIBA, Portland Place, London

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The Mackintosh House © The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

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