Design archive for 2014-06-02

Special feature: eight extreme swimming pools

(4 years ago)
Fancy paddling on an unguarded rooftop? Or doing lengths in a structure cantilevered from a skyscraper? Following the popularity of yesterday's house with an infinity pool on the roof, here are some of the scariest swimming spots from Dezeen's architecture archives (+ slideshow). (more...)

Boxy viewing platform punctures a curved facade at Moon Hoon's K-Pop Curve

(4 years ago)
After being asked to create "the most outstanding building in the region", Korean architect Moon Hoon inserted a protruding balcony within the curving frontage of this music agency in the South Korean city of Seongnam (+ slideshow). (more...)

Family Biz

(4 years ago)
Designed by mousegraphics | Country: Greece “We proceeded with this packaging design based on the simple truth expressed by the producer himself: “The beehives are on my island, Serifos, within an area full of thyme, protected by Unesco…I learned beekeeping from my father, when I was a kid and visited the beehives… Bees live between 2 and [...]

The Primal Kitchen

(4 years ago)
Designed by Midday | Country: United Kingdom “Established 2 million years B.C. (Before Cereals), The Primal Kitchen are a new health food brand based upon the caveman diet. Launching with the UK’s first Paleo bar they have Mammoth plans to change the face of healthy eating. Through design and copywriting this brand creation needed to [...]

Silvia Fado designs impact absorbers for more comfortable high-heeled shoes

(4 years ago)
Footwear designer Silvia Fado has used hydraulic pistons and rubber balls in the heels of these shoes, aiming to improve the wearability of high heels (+ slideshow). (more...)

Daniel Libeskind breaks ground on Philippines skyscraper

(4 years ago)
News: construction is now underway on a 60-storey skyscraper with a segmented pinnacle, designed by architect Daniel Libeskind for Makati, the Philippines. (more...)

Dezeen Jobs: latest jobs update

(4 years ago)
Scroll on for all the latest from our recruitment site Dezeen Jobs, including positions with Duggan Morris Architects, Platform 5 Architects and Bocci, whose cloud-like chandelier of molten glass is pictured. This is also the last chance to apply for roles with Bompas & Parr, SWATCH, Lee Broom and more... (more...)

Watch: ICFF 2014 [VIDEO]

(4 years ago)
See some of our favorites from the 2014 International Contemporary Furniture Fair.

Architecture Animée presents shape-shifting buildings with animated gifs

(4 years ago)
Buildings by SANAA, Herzog & de Meuron, MAD and more appear to pulsate, spin, dance and grow in this series of animated gifs by French architect Axel de Stampa. (more...)

Desktop Wallpaper: June 2014

(4 years ago)
Designer Melissa Delzio illustrates the universe's greatest mysteries - for your desktop and iPhone/iPad pleasure.

Form Us With Love draws giant natural objects for first graphics collection

(4 years ago)
Swedish studio Form Us With Love has moved into graphic design, creating a collection of prints depicting extreme objects from nature illustrated at 1:1 scale in ballpoint pen. (more...)

One Chair Becomes Two With A Simple Swivel

(4 years ago)
Please, take a seat. Share your seat temporarily with a friend or co-worker with this innovative chair design.

Good interior design must be "appropriate to its context"

(4 years ago)
Movie: Voon Wong of VW+BS says he'll be looking for interiors projects that respond intelligently to their physical and cultural context as jury member for this year's Inside Festival. (more...)

Playful, Mixed Material Furniture from VOLK

(4 years ago)
Brooklyn furniture company VOLK launched two new collections including a collaboration with Coral & Tusk.

Nordic countries reexamine architectural influence in Africa for Venice Biennale

(4 years ago)
Venice Architecture Biennale 2014: photographers Iwan Baan and Mette Tronvoll are showing images of Nordic-influenced architecture built in East Africa in the 1960s and 70s, at the Nordic Pavilion during the Venice Biennale this week. (more...)

María Rut Dýrfjörð bases textile prints on Icelandic architecture

(4 years ago)
Icelandic graphic designer María Rut Dýrfjörð's Hidden World pattern collection references the work of the country's former state architect Guðjón Samúelsson. (more...)

‘Building’ furnishings by Rachel Griffin with Emilie Pallard (NL)

(4 years ago)
Designers Rachel Griffin and Emilie Pallard aimed to reinterpret exterior construction materials for use in the interior with ‘Building’, a collection of objects that uses bricks at their foundation.   “Each object in the collection uses the weight of the bricks as an anchor, while the wooden components are threaded through the existing perforations to […]

Light and shadow get an equal billing inside E House by Hannat Architects

(4 years ago)
This family house in northern Japan was designed by Tokyo studio Hannat Architects to embrace darkness as well as light (+ slideshow). (more...)

‘Bounce’ chairs by Véronique Baer (NL)

(4 years ago)
Véronique Baer’s ‘Bounce’ chairs are cone-shaped foam sculptures that transform into soft and comfortable chairs the moment someone sits on them.     “It adapts totally to any kind of body shape and bounces back up, after its user left.” says Baer. “The symmetrical shape of the chair invites to sit in it from every […]

The Makings of Luxury accessories collection demonstrates contemporary craft techniques

(4 years ago)
Clerkenwell Design Week 2014: curator Nick Wiltshire assembled a micro-exhibition highlighting the relevance of craft in contemporary design for the first edition of The Makings of Luxury (+ slideshow). (more...)


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