Design archive for 2014-07-11

Stairs spiral around interior of Adept's Dalarna Media Library in Sweden

(4 years ago)
Stairs and bookshelves wrap around a triple-height atrium inside this university library, which Danish architecture studio Adept describes as a "spiral of knowledge" (+ slideshow). (more...)

This week on Dezeen

(4 years ago)
Zaha Hadid, Peter Zumthor and Frank Gehry all went back to the drawing board this week, each announcing revised proposals for high-profile projects. Read on for more architecture and design highlights, plus our Dezeen Music Project track of the week. (more...)

Ineke Hans designs colourful signage and street furniture for roadside art trail

(4 years ago)
Dutch designer Ineke Hans has created signposts and furniture to complement an art trail that lines a busy motorway in northern Holland (+ slideshow). (more...)

Job of the week: experienced architect at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

(4 years ago)
This week's job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is a position for an experienced architect at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, whose use of pale brick walls and gabled roof profiles make this London hospice (pictured) look like an oversized house. Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.

Anja Kempa's fantastical drawings imagine an artificial spring in Tokyo

(4 years ago)
Intricate drawings by Bartlett School of Architecture graduate Anja Kempa present a vision for how spring could be recreated in Tokyo, once cherry trees fail to blossom because of climate change. (more...)

Cedar-clad Stackyard by Mole Architects is a house based on old rectories

(4 years ago)
Mole Architects based the shape and proportions of this rural home in Suffolk on the classical rectories that are typically found in English countryside towns (+ slideshow). (more...)

Big U storm defences "will secretly protect Manhattan from flooding" says Bjarke Ingels

(4 years ago)
Movie: Bjarke Ingels explains how the $335 million his practice BIG was recently awarded to upgrade Manhattan's storm defences will be used to create a flood barrier disguised as a park in our second exclusive video interview with the Danish architect.  (more...)

Flowers replace flames in paraffin lamp vases by Giuseppe Bessero Belti

(4 years ago)
Paris-based Italian designer Giuseppe Bessero Belti has designed a collection of vases that combine 3D printing with repurposed paraffin lamp chimneys (+ slideshow). (more...)

Angular brick gables frame Kings College Library by Mitchell Taylor Workshop

(4 years ago)
Mottled red brickwork was used to build the gabled walls of this English school library by Mitchell Taylor Workshop, who more recently completed a humanities building for a historic school elsewhere in the country (+ slideshow). (more...)

‘Viravent’ housing by Martin Duplantier Architectes (FR)

(4 years ago)
‘Viravent’ by Martin Duplantier Architectes is a housing complex in Metropolitan Bordeaux with 112 flats that “integrates into an existing urban fabric more than imposing upon it”.     “In terms of volumetrics, the two buildings follow the sloping topography of the site.” say the architects. “The segmentation into two separate panelled buildings allows the […]

‘Shikiri / see beyond colors’ by Emmanuelle Moureaux (JP)

(4 years ago)
Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design is showing ‘shikiri / see beyond colors’ at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014, six large models exploring the architectural approaches of her design concept of ‘shikiri’.     Shikiri means dividing (creating) space with colors. “Shikiri is an invented name that literally means ‘to divide space using colours’” says Moureaux, […]

Dragos Motica's Slash Lamp is designed to be broken

(4 years ago)
A stone comes with this concrete lamp by Bucharest designer Dragos Motica so the user can smash the shade to reveal the reinforcing steel mesh (+ movie). (more...)


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