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Why so blue? The colour of Britain’s Antarctic research station explained

What? The British Antarctic Survey‘s Halley VI, the world’s first relocatable research station for studies into climate change, the ozone layer and meteorology including space weather. The award-winning Halley VI is home to the 16 people working there during the nine-month austral winter and 52 in the three-month austral summer. The programme also helps the European Space Agency understand more… read more

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Watch this amazing illuminated building change colour

As canvases go, this multi-faceted, looming public building in Shenzhen, China is a big one. This is MOCAPE (The Museum of Contemporary Art and Planning Exhibition), Shenzhen’s most recent large-scale cultural public building, and as well as the building itself being innovative, the designers have come up with a visually striking exterior solution that uses colour and… read more

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World’s Favourite Colour – and how you can add to the debate

Paper wizards G . F Smith have begun an ambitious project asking, ‘What’s your favourite colour?’ after identifying the question as one largely abandoned after childhood. With support from design consultancy Made Thought and Hull City of Culture 2017 they are inviting you, me and the world to contribute a favourite shade to gather insights about current attitudes towards colour from a… read more

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How to decorate your smallest spaces

Whether you’re restyling a small but perfectly proportioned apartment or bringing a forgotten cloakroom back to life, it’s easy to be tempted by traditional whites when decorating these smaller spaces. But this can create a dull finish which lacks imagination! Darker shades and richer colours create a real sense of intimacy, so be bold and… read more

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Ghost City – desolate beauty in Glasgow’s abandoned high rises

“I hadn’t intended to spend one year or even eight years doing this project,” says photographer and filmmaker Chris Leslie, who began to shoot the abandoned high rise flats pegged for demolition in Glasgow’s East end in 2007 when the Commonwealth Games were awarded to the city. “I was just keen to document my own city and… read more

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