Design archive for 2014-06-10

Zaha Hadid uses concrete and cantilevers for Issam Fares Institute in Beirut

(4 years ago)
Zaha Hadid has completed a top-heavy building for the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, which cantilevers out over a public courtyard and a series of elevated pathways (+ slideshow). (more...)

Ferrádica Dishes by cenlitrosmetrocadrado

(4 years ago)
Each plate in cenlitrosmetrocadrado's Ferrádica collection is a "smallholding", like a parcel of land divided into tiny plots.

Baroque palace renovated to create Casal Balaguer Cultural Centre

(4 years ago)
Sloping zinc surfaces intersect the tiled roof of this Baroque palace in Palma de Mallorca – part of an extension by Barcelona studio Flores & Prats and Palma practice Duch-Pizá that transforms the building into a cultural centre (+ slideshow). (more...)

Japan's biennale pavilion celebrates radical 1970s architecture

(4 years ago)
Venice Architecture Biennale 2014: experimental architecture from the 1970s, from names including Toyo Ito, Tadao Ando and Riken Yamamoto, is presented on a makeshift construction site inside the Japanese Pavilion (+ slideshow). (more...)

Widmer Brothers

(4 years ago)
Designed by Ben Willett & Factory North | Country: United States “Ben Willett, Oktoberfest: “The inspiration for this label comes from the constructivist and Bauhaus design movements of Germany, with a heavy layer of Zach Morris on top of that.”  Tyler Segal (Factory North), Ray’s Amber Lager: “I was inspired by the classic look of [...]

Newrest

(4 years ago)
Designed by Antonio Dominguez | Country: Spain “The leading European in-flight catering company’s goal was to create an unbranded packaging to communicate an ecological and healthy product to introduce in the Scandinavian air market. The packaging design consists in cardboard boxes with transparent windows and simple paper bands to confer unity. Clouds can be removable [...]

On Trend: 2014 Paint Colors

(4 years ago)
Paint can be practical but also manages to magically transform an interior space from functional to fabulous. No matter the size, type or layout of the room, the right paint hue makes a world of difference. Paint can enhance moods, create settings and portray a vibe that beckons to be enjoyed. For 2014, here are [...]

ShadE: 100% Wooden Sunglasses by Qoowl

(4 years ago)
A new approach to sunglasses where they're laser cut out of 100% wood, meaning no lenses required!

Breathing wall 2.0 by Behnaz Farahi is controlled by hand gestures

(4 years ago)
This installation featuring a kinetic wall that responds to hand gestures examines the potential of sensor-based technologies that could be used control the physical shape of our surroundings (+ movie). (more...)

David Adjaye's Sugar Hill housing nears completion in Harlem

(4 years ago)
News: construction is almost complete on a David Adjaye-designed affordable housing complex in New York's Sugar Hill district featuring a facade embossed with floral patterns (+ slideshow). (more...)

Tel Aviv Penthouse by Pitsou Kedem features an infinity pool overlooking the city

(4 years ago)
A rooftop swimming pool runs along the edge of this renovated penthouse in Tel Aviv by Israeli architect Pitsou Kedem, allowing residents to look down over the old town rooftops while enjoying a swim. (+ slideshow). (more...)

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers exhibition: the future of mobility

(4 years ago)
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: six cutting-edge young designers will present radical visions for the future of mobility at a major exhibition during London Design Festival this September (+ movie).  (more...)

Lumps of lava act as built-in dimmer switches for porcelain lamps by gt2P

(4 years ago)
These porcelain lamps by Chilean studio Great Things to People (gt2P) are turned on and off by stroking blobs of lava in their centres. (more...)

Monk Mackenzie and Glamuzina Patterson create angular giraffe shelter at Auckland Zoo

(4 years ago)
The two intersecting roofs of the Giraffe House at Auckland Zoo in New Zealand were designed to comfortably accommodate both its long-necked inhabitants and their human keepers (+ slideshow). (more...)

Tagus Linear Park by Topiaris Landscape Architecture (PT)

(4 years ago)
A 700 meter long raised wooden path links a beach-like park with six kilometres of pedestrian trails in Topiaris Landscape Architecture’s Tagus Linear Park in Póvoa de Santa Iria, Portugal.       “The Tagus Linear Park combines two different typologies of spaces: A single multifunctional area named ‘Praia dos Pescadores’ (Fishermen’s Beach), set by […]

‘Sook’ restaurant by Koncept Stockholm (SE)

(4 years ago)
Strong colours meet variegated patterns in a mix of materials in ‘Sook’, a Middle Eastern cuisine restaurant by Swedish architects Koncept Stockholm.     “Sook is a fast food restaurant in Täby Centrum outside Stockholm with high standards of quality.” says Koncept Stockholm. “It prepares food from the Middle East with a lot of love. […]

Hlutagerðin recreates ancient Icelandic armour for tea cosy and tablet case

(4 years ago)
Icelandic studio Hlutagerðin has designed this leather and lambskin armour to keep teapots warm and protect tablets from coffee table scrapes (+ slideshow). (more...)


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