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Why Design Needs A Narrative: The Power of Storytelling

The power of storytelling is integral to all creative pursuits and never, in our identity crisis post-digital age, has the need for storytelling been more central to the world of A+D. But how exactly can the concept of the design narrative be used effectively, and why is it so important?

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The Power Of Objects: A History of Designing Our World

How objects change the world. How we change objects. How they change us. Here we investigate the incredible need to design.

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Next Frontier! How Science and Technology Help Create Better Work Environments

Named by Fast Company as one of the world’s top 10 most innovative architecture companies, NBBJ and its team of designers and architects work with doctors, anthropologists and molecular biologists to create work environments that disrupt the status quo and effect real, meaningful change at all levels. Partner in charge, Eric Phillips tells us more about what they do.

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De-Smarting the City

Are cities too clean, too predictable and ultimately too smart for their own good? Taking Korea’s Songdo as an example, Adam Scott from FreeState, and Global Head of Design at HASSELL tells us how we might just be missing the mark when it comes to planning a city.

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IKEA, Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

What used to be one of the design world’s most reviled institutions is now earning a reputation as an authentic design house, committed to investing in original talent. And their efforts at the recent Salone del Mobile 2017 were aimed at emphasising this new era for the brand and for design democracy.

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A new home for Conran and Partners in Hong Kong

Tim Bowder-Ridger, the British design studio’s Senior Partner and CEO, explains why here and why now.