Inside Zaha Hadid’s Heydar Aliyev Center

July 14th, 2014

Heydar Aliyev Center_1

During a recent trip to Baku in Azerbaijan I was lucky enough to visit Zaha Hadid’s spectacular Heydar Aliyev Center. The following pictures give an insight into what goes on inside.

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House feature for Dwell: A Pine Box
Vacation Home in Sweden

May 5th, 2014

My latest article for Dwell is about a stunning summer house on the west coast of Sweden owned by Swede Isaac Pineus and Scot Andrew Duncanson.

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21st Century Lighting Design coming soon!

April 14th, 2014

21st Century Lighting Design

My first book, 21st Century Lighting Design, is set to be published on 24th April and is already available to preorder online from Bloomsbury and on Amazon.

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Architecture and Design Survey
in issue 13 of Port

April 12th, 2014

Port survey

For the spring 2014 issue of Port, we invited some of architecture and design’s leading figures to nominate the most influential people in their industry and compiled the results in a comprehensive survey, which you can download here.

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Airbnb’s San Francisco offices for onoffice

March 26th, 2014

Here’s a feature I wrote for onoffice about online property rental firm Airbnb’s new offices in San Francisco, where they’ve recreated rooms from some of the homes their customers can stay in around the world.

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Urban lighting design feature for Architonic

March 15th, 2014

This feature I wrote for Architonic about urban lighting demonstrates how intelligent design can improve the ambience, safety and sustainable credentials of city streets, while new technologies enable lighting to disappear into the streetscape.

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ADF Papers: 3D printing

November 15th, 2013

Digital Natives by Matthew Plummer Fernandez

I was invited by the British Council to write about the evolution of 3D printing technology for its series of ADF Papers, which examine the latest trends in architecture, design and fashion.

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The Printed Environment:
3D printing goes architectural

September 22nd, 2013

My latest article for Architonic explores the use of 3D printing in architecture. I spoke to Enrico Dini, inventor of a machine that prints structures from artificial sandstone, and Dutch studio DUS, which is attempting to print a three-storey canal house in Amsterdam.

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Wool House at Somerset House

March 22nd, 2013

Wool House_10

The functional and aesthetic versatility of wool is celebrated at Wool House, an exhibition curated by interior designer and stylist, Arabella McNie, at London’s Somerset House.

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A Place to Gather: London Design Festival

October 21st, 2012

A Place to Gather

One of my personal highlights from this year’s London Design Festival was this homely presentation by the Crafts Council of Ireland showcasing the work of over 30 crafters in a former garage in Shoreditch.

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