Design archive for 2014-06-12

Australian Plant Bank by BVN Donovan Hill dedicated to preserving native seeds

(4 years ago)
Australian firm BVN Donovan Hill has completed a plant research facility in New South Wales offering laboratories and archive facilities dedicated to the preservation of indigenous seeds (+ slideshow). (more...)

Brazil's FIFA World Cup 2014 stadiums photographed by Leonardo Finotti

(4 years ago)
This project by Brazilian photographer Leonardo Finotti examines the architecture and social impact of stadiums that will host matches during the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil, which kicks off this evening in São Paulo (+ slideshow). (more...)

Golden Lion award for Korean pavilion could help "trigger the reality" of a unified Korea

(4 years ago)
Venice Architecture Biennale 2014: Minsuk Cho of Mass Studies says he hopes Korea's Venice Architecture Biennale pavilion will help North and South Koreans reconnect in this movie filmed shortly after he collected the Golden Lion award for best pavilion.  (more...)

A Net-Zero Energy House in Santa Monica, California

(4 years ago)
An architect and his wife designed and built a net-zero energy house in Santa Monica, California.

Smart cup by Yves Behar knows precisely what's in your drink

(4 years ago)
Yves Behar has designed a smart cup called Vessyl, which detects what you're drinking and displays its nutritional contents in real time. (more...)

Interior Credenza by Brendan Jurich

(4 years ago)
A credenza that challenges the traditional notion of furniture as a storage container.

Exo

(4 years ago)
Designed by Tag Collective | Country: United States “Exo’s mission is to normalize the consumption of insects. Insects are a far more sustainable food source than poultry, fish or meat and have just as much nutritional value. For their first product Exo has created a delicious protein bar from cricket flour. Building a brand that [...]

Lapp & Fao Chocolate Postcards

(4 years ago)
Designed by Studio Chapeaux | Country: Germany “The two gourmet cosmopolitans Lapp & Fao send home sweet chocolate greetings from the most far away places you could possibly imagine. Taking you on a journey of chocolate discoveries. Pure and totally handmade. They are crafted from the finest chocolate filled with a selection of the freshest [...]

Dezeen Mail #206

(4 years ago)
Zaha Hadid's concrete university building in Beirut, an apartment with a rooftop swimming pool, and Dezeen columnist Kieran Long's reaction to the Venice Architecture Biennale feature in this week's Dezeen Mail newsletter. Read on for the latest news, jobs and reader comments from Dezeen.Read Dezeen Mail issue 206 | Subscribe to Dezeen Mail

Honeywell Lyric Thermostat Turns Up the Heat

(4 years ago)
Honeywell unveils a new smart thermostat + home platform that adjusts temperature using GPS and local weather report monitoring.

Bounce by Véronique Baer

(4 years ago)
The BOUNCE collection by Netherlands-based product designer Véronique Baer is a foam sculpture, which transforms into a soft and comfortable chair at the moment when someone sits down. It adapts totally to any kind of body shape and bounces back up, after its user left. The symmetrical shape of the chair invites to sit in it [...]

Babel: Objects That Combine Art and Function

(4 years ago)
REDESIGND and Nir Meiri join forces for the second time to present Babel, a set of artistic and functional objects.

"Elements makes you feel unutterably sad for Koolhaas and for what he thinks architecture is"

(4 years ago)
Opinion: by excluding architects and focusing on research for this year's Venice Architecture Biennale, Rem Koolhaas has given the world an insight into what he thinks about architecture. The result is less than encouraging, says Kieran Long. (more...)

Under Cover: Radiant Heating

(4 years ago)
Radiant heating is becoming a common thermal option in many modern homes. Just several years ago, this underfloor heating system was more rare, and reserved typically for wealthier homeowners. Not so today. The benefits are numerous, so if you’re considering installing this type of heating system, take into consideration the following: Clean Air: Dirty ducts [...]

Cedric Price is "like Marcel Duchamp" says Hans Ulrich Obrist

(4 years ago)
Venice Architecture Biennale 2014: the late English architect Cedric Price is "one of the most important figures in all disciplines in the 20th century" and comparable to Marcel Duchamp in terms of his influence, according to curator Hans Ulrich Obrist (+ interview + slideshow). (more...)

Nash Baker's Bourne Lane house takes cues from old English barns

(4 years ago)
The two barn-like wings of this house by Nash Baker Architects, in the English town of Tonbridge, feature blackened timber cladding and glazed walls shielded by wooden louvres (+ slideshow). (more...)

Ai Weiwei's Forever Bicycles installed at Palazzo Franchetti in Venice

(4 years ago)
Venice Architecture Biennale 2014: a monumental installation of interconnected bicycle frames by Chinese architect Ai Weiwei has been installed in the riverside courtyard of Palazzo Franchetti in Venice. (more...)

Arup Debuts 3D Printed Construction Steelwork

(4 years ago)
Arup engineers are pushing the boundaries of 3D printing and taking the technology firmly into the realm of real-world applications, producing critical structural steel elements for use in complex projects.     The Arup team has produced a design method for critical structural steel elements for use in complex projects using ‘additive manufacturing’, aka 3D […]

‘Schwarzmann’ wardrobe by Nils Holger Moormann (DE)

(4 years ago)
Nils Holger Moormann’s ‘Schwarzmann’ is a thin (58cm), tall (221cm) wardrobe that’s easy to move, weighing only 19 kilograms.     “His stature appears somewhat angular, but he is basically a sophisticated lightweight.” says Nils Holger Moormann. “Weighing less than 19 kilograms he can easily change his position as required. His inner qualities such as […]

Very Good & Proper designs new legs for MT Club Chair

(4 years ago)
UK design brand Very Good & Proper has added material options for the legs of its MT Club Chair, originally designed for a London restaurant. (more...)

Brancusi Studies by The Principals

(4 years ago)
A pioneer of modernism, artist Constantin Brancusi willed his entire studio to the government of France with just one requirement, that his sculptures be shown in his studio exactly as they were left. Brancusi's studio has been recreated three times over the past 40 years in Paris. The Brancusi Studies by The Principals was inspired by this serialization of the artist's studio.


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