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November/December 2022

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REPORTER 011 Reporter The FX Awards return at the Grosvenor House in London for a night to remember on 30 November 012 The Business News and pictures from the design sector 016 Top Ten The best new products to market 018 Diary Pick of the events coming up over the next few months 020 One to Watch Showcasing the work of Evan Benway at Moodsonic, a firm specialising in biophilic design 022 Profile Thomas Lykke, head of design and founding partner of OEO Studio, elaborates on his firm’s unique take on minimalist design

PROJECTS 026 Casson Mann and Hassell / The First Light Pavilion, Jodrell Bank Observatory, Chesire the transformation of the Jodrell Bank Observatory not only provides a transformation for the future, but pays homage to the site’s heritage

033 Conran and Partners / Taj Buckingham Gate, London The five-star property incorporates the Indian heritage of the brand as well as taking inspiration from the building’s Victorian architecture 036 Shedkm / The Dance Space, Brighton With accessibility placed front and centre, The Dance Space in Brighton’s Circus Street area provides culture and regeneration to its surrounding climes

FEATURES 030 Brief Encounters Veronica Simpson discovers an innovative prototype for compact, zero-waste living in Bristol 040 Brief Encounters Veronica Simpson catches up with the creators of Ty Pawb’s unique ecosystem in Wrexham 068 Exhibition David Trigg walks us through plastic’s journey, from wonder material to maligned ecological menace 079 Obituary With the passing of Max Fordham, Britain has lost an icon of sustainable design and environmentally friendly engineering. Stephen Hitchins examines his life and legacy 090 Local Heroes By preserving the past and the places we care about, we can form a bridge of continuity from the past to the present – and beyond. Veronica Simpson takes us on a journey through a selection of these community-enriching spaces 098 Monet-Mitchell Where Claude Monet painted what he perceived, Joan Mitchell painted what she felt. Stephen Hitchins explores an exhibition that brings these two artists’ styles together

FOCUS 043 Hotels Toby Maxwell speaks to leading architects and designers working on the latest hotels, and walks us through a bespoke selection of intriguing designs 058 Flooring Toby Maxwell takes stock of the latest flooring solutions, and examines three projects and their takes on how flooring should be done right

TECH SPEC 104 Light + Tech Jill Entwistle takes us through some of this year’s award-winning lighting installations

BACK PAGE 118 If Only… children had design review oversight, says Kevin Kudo-King, principal and owner of Olson Kundig

Below An external view of the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, its curvature designed to catch the sun

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