"How Brexit will affect Architecture and Design"
Architects and Designers have unanimously expressed their disappointment over the UK's decision to sever ties with the EU, with Hawkins\Brown co-founder Roger Hawkins labelling the result a "nightmare".
Architects and Designers have unanimously expressed their disappointment over the UK's decision to sever ties with the EU, with Hawkins\Brown co-founder Roger Hawkins labelling the result a "nightmare". But Dezeen readers are more divided, much like the UK as a whole.
Brexit campaigners are fighting for an England that doesn't exist, says Rem Koolhaas
Speaking to the BBC, the Dutch architect – who studied and taught in the UK in the 1960s and 70s – said that European Union membership had transformed Britain for the better.
He warned that Leave campaigners were fighting for a nostalgic idea of an England that didn't exist.
"If you look at the arguments now to leave you can really see that this is a movement of people who fundamentally want to change England back into the way it was supposedly before," he told the BBC's World Tonight radio show.
UK architects and designers react to "Nightmare" result of EU referendum
Brexit crisis: the UK's architects and designers have been left reeling by the results of referendum, in which the country voted to leave the European Union.
Architects and designers including Richard Rogers, Amanda Levete, Ilse Crawford, Philippe Malouin and Benjamin Hubert are among those to have expressed their disappointment with the outcome.
"What a nightmare," said Roger Hawkins, co-founder of architecture firm Hawkins\Brown. "The lack of proper debate in the referendum has been alarming. It has generated the worst in some people and the best in very few."
Design firms should "relocate their operations to the EU" if Brexit talks fail, says lawyer
Illustrators and creatives react to UK's Brexit vote
in the aftermath of the UK's decision to leave the European Union, illustrators have been quick to post their reactions on Instagram and Twitter.
Trademark protection will cost more after Brexit says intellectual property lawyer
"Of course I'm extremely disappointed, but I have to respect the majority decision," said Amanda Levete, architect and founder of AL_A. "The debate has engaged the nation, especially younger people, and it can only be a positive to see people talking passionately about the future."
Designers should demand new policies to "make the best" of Brexit, says Rohan Silva
90 per cent of British
fashion designers oppose Brexit
Brexit could be "like a heart attack" for UK design firms says consultant
Massimo Gray, who advises architects and designers on business strategy, said there was a risk that clients and customers would hold back on placing orders, putting companies under severe strain.
"My biggest fear for the smaller businesses is that if, as a result of the loss in confidence and instability we are experiencing, we see a pull-back, or stalling on ordering, then this may cause an issue with cash flow," he told Dezeen.
Wolfgang Tillmans designs posters opposing Brexit vote
German photographer Wolfgang Tillmans has designed a set of posters to encourage UK residents to vote to stay in the European Union, after branding the official Remain campaign "lame."
Tillmans, who was the first photographer and also the first non-English person to be awarded the UK's Turner Prize, designed the set of 25 posters to alert people to the risks of Britain leaving the European Union (EU).
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