CUBE (Centre for the Urban Built Environment)
113 - 115 Portland Street
+44 161 237 5525
+44 161 295 5880
Cube is one of Europe’s most exciting art, architecture and design centres, dedicated to broadcasting the ideas and issues that lie behind the buildings and spaces that make up our built environment.
Gallery, Architecture centre
Makers: A Selling Exhibition
This is the only contemporary design craft exhibition in the North that is dedicated to the highest quality items for interiors. It is welcomed by design-orientated thinkers who will now be able to access design of the highest calibre on their own turf.
Imaginative Furniture, Glassware, Ceramics, Metalwork, Soft furnishings, Lighting, Wall Installations and Product Design that embodies an uncompromising quest for beauty as well as function for your own place or your clients’ space.
A chance to see, buy, collect or commission the highest quality interiors products from skilled craftspeople creating unique innovations made to a level that few other countries can replicate.
Experience a large collection of contemporary fine furniture, the latest work by members of the Northern Contemporary Furniture Makers, professional designer-makers, all based in the North, who aim to support each other and celebrate the excellence of 21st Century design.
- Any age
Manchester City Tours
Manchester has a rich abundance of buildings and architectural styles. This section of the CUBE Manchester website enables you to take virtual tours, or download and print out PDFs to guide yourself around different parts of the city. You can search by area, by theme, or by architect.
An archived collection of opinion columns written by Phil Griffin in City Life magazine from 1997 onwards. Each discusses a different aspect of the built environment around Manchester, from Manchester United FC Stadium to Urbis to the chandeliers in Manchester Airport.
"The pieces are about moving through the city over time. They invite you to 'look more slowly.'"