74 designs revealed for new bridge in London


Thames bridge designsDesign proposals have been unveiled for a new bridge to be built on the River Thames.

The competition, launched in December, has received 74 proposals from all over the world, for a new bridge between Nine Elms and Pimlico. 

The project submissions each have different and unique features, from red bicycle paths to pink spotlights.

The jury, which includes architect Graham Stirk of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, will select up to four designs next month.

Have a look at these designs here and tell us what you think about them.

Innovative concrete wave built in Paris


A concrete wave has been built in Paris suburbia.
Concrete wave


Espace Bienvenüe in Marne-la-Vallée has a very innovative structure, thanks to techniques used in bridge construction.

Designed by architect Jean-Philippe Pargade, the wave houses a laboratory, in which scientists and engineers can develop the future of urban spaces through improvements in transport and energy management.

The building also includes a relaxation space on the roof, with wooden huts designed by Tadashi Kawamata.

Take a closer look at the wave here.

Designs unveiled for Beijing airport terminal


An architect has revealed his plans for a major new terminal in Daxing, Beijing. Beijing airport

The Beijing New Airport Terminal Building will be located on the opposite side of the city to the Beijing Capital Airport (reportedly one of the largest airports in the world) and will accommodate 45 million passengers per year.

ADPI and Zaha Hadid Architects have developed the project, which is supposed to become ‘the world’s largest airport passenger terminal’.

Thanks to its flexible layout, the airport will be adapted into different configurations, and be connected to local and national rail services.

Find out more about it here and tell us what you think of the design.

BAFTA promotes awards with film noir-inspired prints


BAFTAThe British Academy of Film and Television promoted this year’s awards with a striking poster campaign. 

BAFTA created film noir-inspired prints that symbolise the glamour and elegance of the event, while representing some of the films nominated, such as The Grand Budapest Hotel (image on the right).

BAFTA print editor, Toby Weidmann, described the campaign as “eye-poppingly beautiful and inordinately original.”

Take a look at the different prints here and tell us which is your favourite.

A shimmering landscape made from thousands of CDs


CD landscapeAn artist has created a piece of art made of 60,000 old CDs.

French artist Elise Morin introduced the Waste Landscape installation last year at Kunsthalle in Košice, Slovakia during White Night 2014.

The vast mass of the hand-sewn CDs on inflatable mounds looks different to everyone in the audience due to the various lighting schemes.

The artist explains that the choice of a CD is a symbolic one when responding to the growing waste produced by modern society – for her, it represents the vision of the economy of western societies in the second part of the 20th century.

Take a look at the video of the installation below and tell us what you think.

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An ad that cost £10 to make


Doritos' advert A submission to Doritos’ Super Bowl advertising competition only cost £10 to make.

The ad, by freelance director James Bedford, was one of the ten shortlisted entrants.

The advert shows the producer fishing at a local river whilst devouring a packet of Doritos but he soon realizes that his prey is after his snack.

Within a few seconds, the fish grabs the packet and drags the crisps under the water.

Watch the advert below and let us know what you think.

The Brand Deck


Brand deck A designer has created a card game to help you define the essence of your brand.

Through the motto “ Simple. Honest. Work ”, Scott Thomas gives us the philosophy of the game.

The Brand Deck is a simple card game that consists of 100 adjectives, 50 on the front, and 50 contrasting terms on the back such as “conventional” vs “experimental” or “simple” vs “complex”.

Thanks to the platform Kickstarter, he has already raised $58,000 which overtakes his goal of $45,000.

He has also worked with the Cards Against Humanity’s co-creator, Max Temkin, on a different version of the deck if you donate $58 or more.

Find out more about this interesting project here

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