Design archive for 2014-08-25

10 Super Skinny Houses

(3 years ago)
Following our special feature on skinny houses, we've put together a collection of some of the best examples of slimline residences from the pages of Dezeen. (more...)

MLRP's Traffic House helps teach children about road safety

(3 years ago)
This Copenhagen playground building surrounded by road markings was designed by Danish architects MLRP to provide a place where children can learn about road safety and test skills on-site (+ slideshow). (more...)

Tre: A Reading Environment with Personality

(3 years ago)
Roee Magdassi explores whether furniture has a personality with a collection animal-inspired pieces.

"Am I the only one who agrees with Zaha?"

(3 years ago)
Comments update: Zaha Hadid's decision to sue the author and publisher of a book review that included allegedly defamatory comments generated some the week's most heated debate. (more...)

Dezeen Jobs: latest jobs update

(3 years ago)
See the latest from our recruitment site Dezeen Jobs, including positions with De Matos Ryan, Anchorage Museum and Priestmangoode, whose design for a capsule that will float passengers to the edge of space is pictured. This is also the last chance to apply for roles with Benjamin Hubert, Studio Egret West, DSDHA and more... (more...)

A Visit to Shinola TriBeCa

(3 years ago)
We stop by Shinola's TriBeCa store to chat about their quality watches, leather goods and bikes. Come inside!

Sliver House by Boyarsky Murphy Architects slots into a three-metre-wide space

(3 years ago)
Boyarsky Murphy Architects sandwiched this glass-fronted family residence between two terraced houses in west London, on a site less than three metres wide at the front. (more...)

Skinny houses: "it's amazing how important one inch of space becomes"

(3 years ago)
Feature: narrow homes have become increasingly popular in Japan, but can these awkwardly shaped residences offer housing solutions to other cities around the world, asks Dezeen deputy editor Amy Frearson.Skinny houses aren't a new idea. Architects have been slotting small numbers of buildings into spaces they don't quite fit into for centuries. However a growing trend for micro-homes – compact city dwellings with areas rarely exceeding 30 square metres – has sparked a renewed interested in narrow houses.The quest to find new spaces in increasingly dense, overpopulated and expensive cities is also making these buildings a more attractive prospect for people who are struggling to find land to build on as prices escalate. In London alone, land values rose by over 13% last year."There is so much pressure on land that there is more incentive to make interesting use of less conventional sites – many of which will be long and thin," explained British architect Jack Woolley, whose projects include a 3.2-metre wide house and workshop slotted behind a brick wall in London."The narrowness is often what makes these sites so special," he told Dezeen. "The most difficult issue is circulation."House K, Tokyo, by Hiroyuki Shinozaki ArchitectsThe recurring precedents for this kind of dwelling are found in the densely populated cities of Japan, where skinny houses are referred to as eel's beds or nests, and are usually between two and five metres in width. By comparison, most of[..]

Google forced to add steering wheels to driverless car designs

(3 years ago)
News: the California department of motor vehicles has introduced new road safety rules, requiring all vehicles on its roads to have a steering wheel and brake pedal – including Google's fleet of driverless cars. (more...)

A facted roof conceals the size of Hangar XS warehouse by Ecker Architekten

(3 years ago)
This zinc-clad warehouse in Germany by Ecker Architekten has gabled elevations on all four sides, creating a multi-faceted roof that helps the building to appear smaller than it really is (+ slideshow). (more...)

Nir Meiri's double-headed 2 Moons lamp mimics celestial bodies

(3 years ago)
Tel Aviv designer Nir Meiri has created a lamp with two circular diffusers that each look like a glowing full moon (+ slideshow). (more...)


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