Architecture and Design

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Manchester is about to be turned into a massive urban garden for Dig the City festival

See pictures as Manchester's urban gardening festival, Dig the City, is launched in suitably colourful style under specially-commissioned floral umbrellas.

a painting of an attic room with a camp bed nautical paraphernalia, cacti and shipping trunks

Fry Art Gallery explores art, decor and houses of the Great Bardfield Artists

The Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden is capturing the spirit of the Great Bardfield artists' houses with an exhibition exploring the domestic interior of Edward Bawden and his circle.

a photo of a large sculpture depicting a blond girl hold a charity box in one hand and teddy bear in the other. Her leg is in a splint and she looks upset.

Damien Hirst to challenge perceptions around disability with giant Charity sculpture opposite London's Gherkin

A seven-metre tall Damien Hirst work will be installed in London's Square Mile this weekend as part of the 2015 edition of the annual Sculpture in the City exhibition.

photo of a mural painting featuring a blind man bringing slaves and people with disabilities to the forefront of the image.

Heritage Lottery Fund awards £1.7 million to two projects highlighting history of disability in the UK

A digital archive documenting the Disability Arts Movement and an investigation into eight important disability heritage sites are backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

a view of a large house seen from across a lake

A guide to Arts and Crafts venues across the West Midlands and the Cotswolds

As Compton Verney opens a brace of Arts and Crafts exhibitions and reveals its William Morris-inspired garden, we take a look at the numerous Arts and Crafts you can explore in the West Midlands and......

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Magna Carta and World War Two to Edo Japan and Yorkshire ale: Six small gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show

With the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 about to open to the public, take a look at six small artisan gardens created in the grounds by horticultural artists.

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"Bonkers yet dignified": Inside Grayson Perry's Dream House - inspired by Essex Everywoman

Devoted to a fictional Essex Everywoman, see inside the house which is at the centre of a Channel 4 documentary charting a three-year design and buildinging process.

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"I'm interested in how we identify ourselves": Artist Nathan Coley on his HOUSE Festival commission

The British contemporary artist on the two works he has created in Brighton: Portraits of Dissension at Regency Town House and You Imagine what you Desire at St Nicholas' Church.

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Cantona, cinemas and a temporary closure: Cornerhouse moves Manchester HOME after 30 years

Siobhan Ward, who has been part of Cornerhouse since before its original opening in 1985, on the popular centre's switch to Manchester's new £25 million HOME.

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Architect praises Dundee as construction work begins on £80 million V&A Museum of Design

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma joined Scotland's Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Fiona Hyslop, and museum Director Phillip Long for a groundbreaking ceremony in Dundee today.

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All the world's a stage: Dramatic Society of British Theatre Designers show heads to the V&A

Kate Bush, Miley Cyrus, Frida Kahlo and Brecht all feature in an exhibition by The Society of British Theatre Designers opening at the V&A this summer.

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Rare surviving Arts and Crafts house to open to public for first time in Leicestershire

A rare surviving example of a traditional Arts and Crafts house, designed and built by Ernest Gimson, and including many pieces of original furniture, opens to the public for the first time on Monday ......

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A walk in the park: Art Fund launches Art Miles to raise funds for under-pressure museums

Supporters will be able to sign up for exclusive tours around Chiswick House, Dulwich Picture Gallery and the William Morris Gallery as part of a one-day scheme taking place this March.

Visitors glimpse Thames from 42 metres high as £1 million Tower Bridge glass floor opens to public

Six 530-kilogram panels, created during the six-week culmination of a two-year project, are giving visitors spectacular new views from Tower Bridge. Here are some pictures.

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Forensic archaeologists begin to excavate Glasgow School of Art's Mackintosh Building

Archaeologists say they will use similar techniques to ones used at Windsor Castle during the 1990s as they begin to salvage the remains of the school's burnt-out building.

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