Design archive for 2014-07-17

Google adds London to its growing list of 3D-mapped cities

(3 years ago)
Google Maps has now added London to an impressive roster of 3D-mapped cities that also includes Paris, Rome, New York and Los Angeles (+ slideshow). (more...)

"Experience a version of history without the homework"

(3 years ago)
Opinion: the restored heritage site of Dubrovnik, with its Game of Thrones-buoyed tourism industry, is a historical drag act that exposes conflicting tensions between history, reconstruction and modernity, says Sam Jacob. (more...)

Dezeen Mail #211

(3 years ago)
The shortlist for this year's RIBA Stirling Prize and Airbnb's rebrand fiasco lead this week's Dezeen Mail issue 211. Click through for the latest news, jobs and reader comments from Dezeen.Read Dezeen Mail issue 211 | Subscribe to Dezeen Mail

Dezeen Book of Interviews: now with free UK shipping!

(3 years ago)
Dezeen Book of Interviews: our new book featuring conversations with 45 of the most talented and inspiring people from the global design scene is now available with free shipping in the UK. (more...)

Herzog & de Meuron creates naturally filtered swimming pool in Switzerland

(3 years ago)
Keeping up with the growing popularity for natural swimming pools, Herzog & de Meuron has completed a biologically filtered bathing lake in Riehen, Switzerland (+ slideshow). (more...)

Bec Brittain’s New Modern Geometric Lighting

(3 years ago)
Lighting designer Bec Brittain debuted impressive new work at ICFF, as well as new pieces with Roll & Hill.

World Clock by cloudandco

(3 years ago)
This clock will display the time in any time zone in the world with a simple gesture.

Airbnb rebrand by DesignStudio aims for visual consistency

(3 years ago)
News: London branding agency DesignStudio has created a new identity for home-rental website Airbnb, including a logo "that can be drawn by anyone". (more...)

New Airbnb logo: "someone didn't do their homework"

(3 years ago)
News: Airbnb has come under fire from designers for the similarity between its new logo and existing branding for other companies, while social media users have been quick to draw comparisons with human genitalia. (more...)

Thomas Kröger Architekt suspends copper cuboids from Berlin restaurant ceiling

(3 years ago)
Berlin studio Thomas Kröger Architekt has installed copper-clad boxes to sit above diners at this newly opened Italian bistro in the heart of Potsdamer Platz. (more...)

‘Edge Effect’ garden by Snøhetta & Knippers Helbig

(3 years ago)
‘Edge Effect’ by architects Snøhetta and engineering firm Knippers Helbig, is one of 22 contemporary gardens on display at the 15th International Garden Festival (IGF).     “In the often overlooked narrow threshold between boreal forest and open meadow, a particular set of species thrive between two contrasting environments.” says Snøhetta. “By encircling a moment […]

Imperial War Museum First World War Galleries by Foster + Partners (UK)

(3 years ago)
  The first phase of a long-term major transformation at the Imperial War Museum in London has been unveiled. The new galleries, centred on a new atrium designed by Foster + Partners, are part of the commemoration of the centenary of the First World War.     The new public spaces will improve access and […]

Jaime Hayón designs ceramic lights for Parachilna

(3 years ago)
Spanish designer Jaime Hayón has paired a ceramic urn-shaped body with a frosted glass shade to create these lamps for design brand Parachilna (+ slideshow). (more...)

RIBA Stirling Prize 2014 shortlist announced

(3 years ago)
News: the six buildings shortlisted for this year's Stirling Prize have been announced, including The Shard by Renzo Piano, Zaha Hadid's Olympic Aquatics Centre, and Europe's largest public library by Mecanoo (+ slideshow). (more...)


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