Design archive for 2014-08-28

Long Brick House by Foldes Architects accommodates a 17-metre-long bookshelf

(3 years ago)
This long and narrow brick house outside Budapest, by Foldes Architects, integrates a 17-metre-long library wall that accommodates the owners' expansive book collection (+ slideshow). (more...)

Motion sensors as "small as a grain of sand" could be integrated into clothes

(3 years ago)
News: technology firm mCube has developed an accelerometer small enough to be embedded into clothing or sports equipment – enabling developers to turn almost anything into a piece of wearable technology. (more...)

BIG's second Kimball Art Center proposal rejected by city planners

(3 years ago)
News: the second proposal from Danish architecture firm BIG to extend the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah, has been thrown out by planning authorities for failing to meet strict local preservation guidelines. (more...)

Dezeen Mail #217

(3 years ago)
Zaha Hadid's latest legal row, a glass moulded on Kate Moss' left breast and a low-cost prefabricated home (pictured), feature in Dezeen Mail issue 217. Click through for the latest news, jobs and reader comments from Dezeen.

Carbuncle Cup 2014 shortlist announced

(3 years ago)
News: a shopping centre that replaced an iconic Brutalist car park and a controversial tower beside the River Thames are among the six projects on the Carbuncle Cup 2014 shortlist for the UK's worst new building. (more...)

Zhan Wang's animation imagines China as a trade leader in extra-terrestrial minerals

(3 years ago)
Architectural Association graduate Zhan Wang has produced an animation depicting a fictional technotopian future in which China has built a giant port to distribute minerals mined from the moon (+ movie). (more...)

Industrial Chic: Kast Concrete Cabinet and Drawer Knobs

(3 years ago)
We’re seeing concrete come indoors more and more these days. This is one of the more creative uses for concrete that I’ve seen lately: cabinet knobs. Designed and handmade in Cleveland, Ohio, Kast is an American manufacturer of concrete drawer and cabinet knobs. From trendy to sophisticated to quirky, Kast has a selection of concrete... Read more »

Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture may lose accreditation

(3 years ago)
News: the school founded by Frank Lloyd Wright may lose its accreditation to award architecture degrees following a rule change from America's Higher Learning Commission. (more...)

ADN Architectures adds V-shaped extension to Brussels bungalow

(3 years ago)
Belgian firm ADN Architectures gave this wooden house extension in Brussels a V-shaped roofline that inverts the pointed gables of the existing property (+ slideshow). (more...)

Moleskine Livescribe Notebooks transfer ideas from paper to screen

(3 years ago)
Stationery brand Moleskine has created a series of notebooks for use with a Livescribe smartpen to turn notes written on the pages into digital files (+ slideshow). (more...)

Fabrica's Statera desk tidy brings plants into the workplace

(3 years ago)
Researchers at Italian design centre Fabrica have created a desk tidy for both plants and stationery to encourage office workers to make their spaces more verdant (+ slideshow). (more...)


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