This week’s biggest architecture and design stories on Dezeen



  • The cover of David Bowie’s Blackstar album, released just days before his death, was designed to reflect the musician’s mortality, according to his graphic design collaborator Jonathan Barnbrook.
  • This week on Dezeen: the designer behind David Bowie’s Blackstar album artwork revealed its true meaning in an exclusive interview and we looked ahead to the era of the “megatall” skyscraper.
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  • Rotterdam-based architecture firm OMA also released images of its renovation plan for Berlin’s KaDeWe department store.
  • Rotterdam is fast becoming a centre for innovation, according to architects we interviewed this week.


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Cameron Sinclair interview about humanitarian architecture



  • Cameron Sinclair: I’m the co-founder of Architecture for Humanity and I ran that for close to 14 years.
  • They’ve been snaked there, they’ve had a taste of humanitarian work and they would rather starve than work in an office.
  • “And I am never going to win the Pritzker Prize, I’m going to die happy knowing that.”
  • “I will never do a skyscraper in my life ever, I’m going to die happy knowing that,” said Sinclair.
  • Cameron Sinclair: It makes it hard to critique because I’m doing something similar.


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