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A sax-shaped tower for Rotterdam’s skyline

MVRDV says its twin-tower and connecting bridge “represents musicality, character and elegance” Once the keening sound of a saxophone captured something of big-city life. Now a Dutch architectural firm hopes its new tower will add something equally attractive to Rotterdam’s skyline, by mimicking the outline of that instrument. The firm, MVRDV, has won a competition to add a new mixed...

MAD’s sci-fi base for a truly futuristic car company

Faraday Future’s space-age facility might help usher in an age of superfast, zero-emission self-driving vehicles Los Angeles councillors have already approved the Lucas’ Museum of Narrative Art, designed by MAD Architects and backed by the Star Wars creator George Lucas. However, MAD has plans for an equally futuristic Californian facility, though one with distinctly real world ambitions. Faraday Future is a...

Who wants a pop-up, mobile beach house?

A British firm has developed a mobile, self-assembling holiday home, which pops up in around 10 minutes A holiday home can be a wonderful thing to own, yet it does have its drawbacks. The buildings tend to stay in the same place all year around, which means you visit the same spot, vacation after vacation. Fortunately, British firm Ten Fold has...

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech takes shape

The city that the designer took as his second home will house a sleek, red-brick museum dedicated to his work. This autumn, two museums will open dedicated to the late French designer Yves Saint Laurent. The first occupies Saint Laurent’s former atelier in Paris, while the second is currently being built in the other city the designer called home, Marrakech....

Peter Chadwick’s beautiful Brutalist car parks

Though some are threatened by the wrecking ball – in the designer’s posters these concrete beauties live on Car parks tend to favour function over formal beauty. Few of us like to linger in these concrete behemoths, after clicking our vehicle’s doors shut and picking up a ticket. Yet the London graphic designer, artist and Phaidon author, Peter Chadwick,...