UK Design News

Surprise triumph for Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre in the 2014 Stirling Prize for Architecture

Surprise triumph for Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre in the 2014 Stirling Prize for Architecture

Great buildings can, and should, inspire. With that in mind, we are delighted to see the architects of the Everyman Theatre get the recognition they deserve. Creating a building with fantastic functionality and aesthetics is one thing, but creating a building with real soul is quite another. Architects Haworth Tompkins were therefore taking on quite a(…)

Design is for everyday

Design is for everyday

 Describe a product as “designer” and most people will immediately bring to mind something high-end, top of the range and, above all, expensive. Yet this is to miss the point of design. True design is about taking an object –  any object- and making it better. The end goal may be it to make it more(…)

Winner of the Carbuncle Cup 2014

Winner of the Carbuncle Cup 2014

Winner of this year’s Carbuncle Prize was announced yesterday. The Carbuncle Cup, launched in 2006 by the magazine “Building Design” is a humourous response  to a piece of architecture that the panel of critics select as “the ugliest building in the United Kingdom completed in the last 12 months” Reporting for the magazine bdonline, Thomas(…)

European Hotel Design Awards: 2014

European Hotel Design Awards: 2014

Judging is currently underway for the 16th annual European Hotel Design Awards organised by Sleeper magazine, and entries this year are exciting and diverse as ever. Luxury is in abundance with an inspiring interplay between contemporary and classic design in all shapes and forms. The UK is well represented. London hotels, Ham Yard Hotel in(…)

Richard Rodgers Signs Petition Against ‘Eyecatcher’ Restaruant

Richard Rodgers Signs Petition Against ‘Eyecatcher’ Restaruant

It seems there’s always someone who objects to any new development, but when that person is none other than Richard Rodgers perhaps it’s time to take notice. Here’s an article written by Elizabeth Hopkirk and recently published in bdonline.co.uk, where he explains his reasoning.   Levitt Bernstein scheme criticised as ‘wrong development in wrong place’ Richard(…)