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You might recognise the colourful pattern on the cover of this issue of Blueprint as the work of British textile designer Lucienne Day. As this year marks the centenary of her birth, we re-examine her legacy as an independent designer and her impact on the world of design. We also step into the space-age form of the EU’s new Europa building in Brussels by Belgian architect Philippe Samyn, see how St James’s Market in London has been transformed from a dead backwater into a thriving public space by Make Architects, and meet the Blueprint Award-winning Fixperts, an open knowledge-sharing platform that helps people use the power of fixing to solve everyday problems. We report back with the latest designs and hottest talent from imm Cologne and Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair and gather a group of designers at Poliform’s showroom on the King’s Road to discuss the similarities and differences between interior design and architecture practice. Elsewhere, we discover how architects and engineers are joining forces to create more nuanced and resilient schemes for areas threatened with flooding, visit Ness Point, a minimalist house inspired by the White Cliffs of Dover by Tonkin Liu, and the whimsical home of Edinburgh-based architect Richard Murphy. We meet Hong Kong-based Rural Urban Framework, recent winners of the RIBA’s first International Emerging Architect Prize for its work on new models of rural development in China, and head to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art for a new exhibition on Chinese practice Amateur Architecture and architect Wang Shu. Finally, we announce the call for entries of a new global photography competition, the Blueprint iGuzzini Architecture Photography Awards, with a £1,000 prize and the winners being shown at designjunction and the Blueprint Awards in October.