Design archive for 2014-05-21

London Design Festival 2014 to include spinning sculptures and drones

(4 years ago)
News: installations including a "gigantic scale" rotating sculpture by Barber and Osgerby, a garden installation by Zaha Hadid and a swarm of drones have been announced for this year's London Design Festival in September. (more...)

Santiago Calatrava wins legal battle against "insulting and degrading" website

(4 years ago)
News: a political party has been ordered to pay Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava over £24,000 in damages after being found guilty of defamation with a website that accused him of "bleeding Valencia dry". (more...)

Competition: five copies of Building as Ornament to be won

(4 years ago)
Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with Michiel van Raaij, editor-in-chief of Dutch architecture blog Architectenweb, to give away five copies of his new book Building as Ornament. (more...)

House in Otori by Arbol Design hides courtyards behind slatted metal walls

(4 years ago)
Two light-filled courtyards and a private parking space are concealed behind the metal-clad facade of this small house in Osaka, Japan, by local firm Arbol Design (+ slideshow). (more...)

The B&O BeoVision Avant 4K TV Moves Where You Want It

(4 years ago)
55" flagship 4K Ultra High Def TV automatically turns, lift & adjusts the picture and sound according to room environment.

Paul Smith tints Anglepoise desk lamp with clashing colours

(4 years ago)
Clerkenwell Design Week 2014: British fashion designer Paul Smith has put his stamp on the Anglepoise Type75 desk lamp, adding colours to the iconic aluminium design. (more...)

Barber and Osgerby draw on the colours of London for tile range

(4 years ago)
Clerkenwell Design Week 2014: London designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby used patterns and colours found in the infrastructure of their home city to develop this range of tiles for UK brand Domus. (more...)

NYCxDESIGN 2014: Nooka Zonal Exhibition

(4 years ago)
Optimistic Technofuturism, it's the NOOKA design philosophy and it was on display during NYCxDESIGN 2014 at Nooka Zonal, an exhibition curated by Nooka founder Matthew Waldman and Marc Thorpe of Marc Thorpe Design. Above, Paul Loebach's ultra-minimal Audio Membranes headset.

DM2 Housing in Porto by OODA (PT)

(4 years ago)
Porto-based architectural office OODA renovated the The DM2 Building, a 20th century building in Porto’s downtown, converting it into 17 housing units for students and “young people in general”.     In the late twentieth century, “The property became divided by several independent floors with features framed in services and trade and lower floors have […]

R-architecture adds mirror-clad visitor centre to Marcel Breuer's Flaine ski resort

(4 years ago)
Paris studio R-architecture has added a visitors' centre with mirrored walls to Flaine – the French ski resort completed by Modernist architect Marcel Breuer in 1969 (+ slideshow). (more...)

So Transparent: London’s iconic Crystal Palace reloaded

(4 years ago)
One of most iconic architectural structures of the 19th century – London’s legendary Crystal Palace – is being reborn, with a host of international starchitects in the running to rethink it. Leading materials consultancy MATERIALS COUNCIL investigates the exciting possibilities this landmark project offers in terms both of material innovation and of cutting-edge building technologies. […]

London design shop Folklore launches Core Collection

(4 years ago)
North London design store Folklore has launched a collection of products and accessories, which will available all year round in-store and online. (more...)


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