Design archive for 2014-08-08

Monolithic concrete silos by VI.B Architecture form Parisian cement company HQ

(4 years ago)
French architecture firm VI.B Architecture has designed a cluster of giant concrete silos to house the headquarters for a cement distribution centre on the outskirts of Paris (+ slideshow). (more...)

This week on Dezeen

(4 years ago)
Lego's new set of building blocks aimed at the architecture and design community, Zaha Hadid's hotel in Dubai and the first photographs of FAT's fairytale house made the headlines this week. Read on for more architecture and design highlights, plus our Dezeen Music Project track of the week. (more...)

Transfold Backpack: A Bag that Expands and Contracts

(4 years ago)
A backpack made with a natural vegetable tanned leather that features a really cool, origami-style expansion & contraction system.

Robert Storey Studio uses lurid colours to illuminate Nike pop-up shop

(4 years ago)
Set designers Robert Storey Studio used the bright colours of Nike's womenswear range to inform the brash interior of this New York pop-up shop for the sports brand (+ slideshow). (more...)

May/September: An Interactive Wall Sculpture by Rob Ley

(4 years ago)
An interactive wall sculpture that covers a facade in metal panels in two colors to give the illusion of movement and transparency.

Job of the week: senior architects at Studio Fuksas

(4 years ago)
This week's job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is for senior architects at Studio Fuksas, whose design for the Moscow Polytechnic Museum and Educational Centre is pictured. Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.

Maber Architects designs visitor centre for grave of Richard III

(4 years ago)
A visitor centre designed by local firm Maber Architects in Leicester, England, includes a glass floor that provides views of a 3D-printed replica of the remains of notorious English king Richard III on the spot where his bones were discovered (+ slideshow). (more...)

Massive Sculptures that Materialize Tension

(4 years ago)
Mind-blowing concrete and metal sculptures that will make you think the metal is made out of elastic.

"A blob, a bridge, a tower, and a subway stop"

(4 years ago)
Opinion: officials are racing to bring big architectural names like Zumthor, Gehry and Piano to Los Angeles' Museum Mile, but the lack of an overarching masterplan is leaving the street itself sad and neglected, says Mimi Zeiger. (more...)

Friday Five with Loïc Le Gaillard

(4 years ago)
Let's see the places and things that keep gallery-owner Loïc Le Gaillard inspired in this Friday Five.

Offset timber volumes create courtyards at House in Komae by Architect Cafe

(4 years ago)
Four red cedar-clad boxes are positioned to form courtyards and gardens in-between the living spaces at this house in a Tokyo suburb by Japanese studio Architect Cafe (+ slideshow). (more...)

Personalised "bubbles of heat" could replace inefficient central heating

(4 years ago)
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: architect Carlo Ratti claims the heating system he developed with MIT, which uses motion sensors to focus beams of infrared radiation on people as they move through a building, can be "one order of magnitude more efficient" than traditional methods. (more...)

Quentin de Coster's Lasso light is shaped like a torch

(4 years ago)
Belgian designer Quentin de Coster has created a lamp for French brand Ligne Roset that looks like a flashlight suspended from the ceiling. (more...)


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