Design archive for 2014-07-21

Álvaro Siza transforms his 50-year-old Boa Nova Tea House into a seafood restaurant

(3 years ago)
Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza has renovated one of his most iconic projects – the waterside Boa Nova Tea House in his hometown of Porto (+ slideshow). (more...)

Kine Solberg's window panels made with lenses create distorted views

(3 years ago)
Graduate designer Kine Solberg has created window panels from circular glass lenses that manipulate images of the landscape reflected across their surfaces (+ slideshow). (more...)

Airberg: Seating That Breaks With Conventions

(3 years ago)
A seating collection that resembles deconstructed, abstract icebergs.

The architecture of Simón Vélez pioneers "new ways of using giant bamboo"

(3 years ago)
Bamboo architects: groundbreaking bamboo architect Simón Vélez, who describes the material as "vegetable steel", has built a trio of experimental structures at Domaine de Boisbuchet in France (+ slideshow + interview). (more...)

Adobe’s New San Francisco Digs

(3 years ago)
Adobe takes over another historical building and implemented its own unique branding and identity for its new offices.

Lucy McRae to vacuum-pack exhibition visitors to "prep the body to go to space"

(3 years ago)
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: artist Lucy McRae explains how she plans to vacuum-pack visitors at the Dezeen and MINI Frontiers exhibition in September to prepare their body for long-haul space travel. (more...)

Sophie Wall Clock by Layla Mehdi Pour

(3 years ago)
When our feelings change, it also changes the perception we have of time. Layla Mehdi Pour designs a wall clock, consisting of two overlapping surfaces with twelve lines each. The lower dial is attached to the clock mechanism, but the upper one can easily rotated: this way you can get unexpected plays of shadows and [...]

Dezeen Jobs: latest jobs update

(3 years ago)
See the latest from our recruitment site Dezeen Jobs, including positions with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, SCP Contracts and Heatherwick Studio, whose proposal for a pedestrian garden bridge to span the River Thames is pictured. This is also the last chance to apply for roles with Marc Newson, Lee Broom, Jerry Tate Architects and more... (more...)

Your Photos Printed on A Wooden iPhone Case

(3 years ago)
Casetify lets you can upload your photos and have them printed onto a beautiful Maple wood case for iPhone 5/5S.

Cloud building by Junya Ishigami team to provide floating landmark in Copenhagen harbour

(3 years ago)
News: Junya Ishigami and Svendborg Architects have won a competition to design a "symbol of peace" for Copenhagen's harbour with plans for a monumental cloud-like building with a boating lake inside. (more...)

VESSEL Lighting by 3M™ + Todd Bracher

(3 years ago)
Designer Todd Bracher & 3M continue their partnership with brand new LED lighting made from a solid quartz body.

Tile of Spain Awards 2014 call for entries

(3 years ago)
Dezeen promotion: entries are now being accepted for the Tile of Spain Awards, the annual competition run by the ">Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer's Association (ASCER). (more...)

Pestrin Pendant Lighting by Nicolò Zavagno

(3 years ago)
Pestrin,pendant light by Venice-based young designer  Nicolò Zavagno whose name derives from the Venetian dialect indicating the place where milk used to be distributed. The shape of the lamp remembers in fact the container used to carry the milk from the “pestrin” back to the house. The use of porcelain and wood takes back to ancient [...]

Hello Pattern by Judy Kaufmann

(3 years ago)
A collection of new pattern illustrations featuring geometric, organic, and colorful shapes with cool photos to match.

Janice Tseng Lau imagines travelling abattoir to expose the reality of meat production

(3 years ago)
A travelling abattoir highlights the reality of meat production and examines how it can be made more humane in this project by Royal College of Art graduate Janice Tseng Lau. (more...)

Herman Miller to buy Modern furniture retailer Design Within Reach

(3 years ago)
News: American furniture manufacturer Herman Miller has announced plans to buy one of America's biggest high-end furniture retailers Design Within Reach as part of its ongoing efforts to become "a premier lifestyle brand". (more...)

‘Médard’ lighting by Basten Leijh for Modular (BE)

(3 years ago)
Modular Lighting Instruments’ first collaboration with Dutch design agency Bleijh is a lamp that allows the user to “place any object of your choice in the spotlight”.     “Médard is inspired by the stick-insect and has quite a personality.” says Modular. “Its bulb holder is a rounded cylinder balancing on a sleek set of […]

Cherem Arquitectos designs corrugated concrete house in Mexico

(3 years ago)
Mexican office Cherem Arquitectos has designed a concrete house with a corrugated exterior for a family of four just outside Mexico City (+ slideshow). (more...)

Knauf and Brown encourages mindful engagement with everyday objects

(3 years ago)
Canadian studio Knauf and Brown has designed a collection of items to override the subconscious way in which people interact with commonplace objects in their homes. (more...)

Boa Nova Tea House by Alvaro Siza Vieira (PT)

(3 years ago)
Renowned Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza has fully renovated the Boa Nova Tea House in Matosinhos, Portugal, one of his earliest commissions (1963).     The refurbished building will open as a restaurant, and outside mealtimes it will be possible to visit with guided tours by the Association Casa da Arquitectura.   “One of Siza’s first […]


TC:0.0153