Photo: Paulo Coelho, Courtesy EDP Foundation
Lisbon’s new Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology designed by UK architect Amanda Levete opened last week. The museum promises to shake up the Portuguese capital’s patchy cultural scene with its willfully interdisciplinary agenda. Syma Tariq paid a visit to the building before it opened to the public and brought us this report.
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Last week saw Riba’s Stirling Prize, the foremost prize in UK architecture, awarded to Caruso St John’s Newport Street Gallery. Harriet Harris, senior tutor of interior design and architecture at the Royal College of Art, gives her thoughts.
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For the second year running Rio de Janeiro’s international design fair IDA took place as part of the city’s annual art fair ArtRio. Monocle’s Rio correspondent Sheena Rossiter meets some of the event’s designers to see how a taste for art is emerging among the Brazil’s younger generation.
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