Design archive for 2014-08-29

Honeycomb perforations speckle facade of Campus Netzwerk office by Format Elf Architekten

(3 years ago)
Format Elf Architekten added a pattern of hexagonal holes to the long aluminium facade of this office building in Germany to control the amount of daylight entering the interior (+ slideshow). (more...)

The nCycle is Here

(3 years ago)

This week on Dezeen

(3 years ago)
Moleskine's smartpen-compatible notebooks, the rejection of BIG's second Kimball Art Center proposal by city planners (pictured),  and new rules forcing Google to add steering wheels to its driverless car designs made the headlines this week. Read on for more architecture and design highlights from the past seven days, plus our Dezeen Music Project track of the week. (more...)

Zipbuds: Tangle-free, Zip Up Earbuds

(3 years ago)
SLIDE by Zipbuds takes the annoying tangles out of your earphone wires by "zipping" the cables up into one, tangle-free cable.

The nCycle is Here

(3 years ago)

Ten of the best Nendo designs from the past year

(3 years ago)
Japanese design studio Nendo has had a prolific year, adding a diverse range of new products to its portfolio, so we've rounded up ten of the best projects featured on Dezeen in the last 12 months. (more...)

Job of the week: construction project coordinator at Aesop

(3 years ago)
This week's job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is for a construction project coordinator at Aesop, whose Shepherd's Bush store (pictured) has walls covered with grey wool felt. Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.

Bamboo lattice by Gabriel Lester perches over a Folkestone railway viaduct

(3 years ago)
Visitors to the Folkestone Triennial opening this weekend are invited to climb inside a three-dimensional bamboo lattice built by Dutch artist Gabriel Lester over a harbour railway viaduct (+ slideshow). (more...)

Meet Mister Sideboard

(3 years ago)
Mister Sideboard is pleased to meet you. Designed by WEWOOD, Mister boasts an elegant design and attention to detail with a Herringbone pattern on the door. Mister loves changing lifestyles and minds, as he’s been designed to adapt to many needs: a bar, a desk or a sideboard. He likes long walks on the beach... Read more »

A Slim, Environmentally Responsible, Reusable Water Bottle

(3 years ago)
A slim, reusable water bottle that easily slips into your bag along with your books and computer.

With smart textiles we can "download new colours or patterns" to our clothes

(3 years ago)
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: Francesca Rosella of interactive fashion brand CuteCircuit claims advances in digital "smart" fabrics will revolutionise the fashion industry, allowing us to download new styles for our clothes rather than buying new garments. (more...)

Friday Five with Cecilia Dupire

(3 years ago)
Want to know where designer Cecilia Dupire finds inspiration? Take a look at her five picks, which includes people, places, & martial arts.

Multi-layered home by Y+M Design Office hides a house-shaped room behind wooden walls

(3 years ago)
There are two layers to this residence in Tokushima, Japan – the first is a living room that looks like a miniature house, while the second is a perimeter wall that encloses extra rooms and patios (+ slideshow). (more...)

Pablo Bronstein's lighthouse/beach hut hybrid pays tribute to Nicholas Hawksmoor

(3 years ago)
London artist Pablo Bronstein has created a combined lighthouse and beach hut for the Folkestone Triennial, incorporating exaggerated features that reference the work of 18th century architect Nicholas Hawksmoor.Located on the beach of the English seaside town, Beach Hut in the Style of Nicholas Hawksmoor was designed as an homage to the architectural vocabulary of the Baroque architect. Related story: Boscombe Beach Huts by a:b:i:r Architects and Peter Lewis Bronstein, who was born in Buenos Aires, chose this particular style to fill a gap in Folkestone's architectural history, which he says includes only buildings from the late 18th and early 19th centuries, up until the present day."Essentially it is a monument made of wood that evokes various other periods in architectural history," explained the artist in a video interview."If you look back at the history of architecture and you think that there are certain buildings that should have been built but weren't, or certain sorts of building that would have been fun if they had been around but weren't," he said."One of these is the lighthouse, which really wasn't around during the early 18th century."Positioned alongside the colourful beach huts that are typical of English beaches, the grey-painted structure features a bright red door, yet visitors aren't able to go inside."Its not a functioning lighthouse, it not even a functioning beach hut, but within that there's a sort of[..]

The Average Font combines hundreds of characters into a single typeface

(3 years ago)
New York artist and designer Moritz Resl has compiled a new "ghostly" typeface by overlaying each letter of the alphabet from over 900 existing font families (+ slideshow). (more...)

"No one will ever write a book called Zen and the Art of iPhone Maintenance"

(3 years ago)
Opinion: is the Internet of Broken Things the logical conclusion to the ever-escalating cycle of technological development and built-in obsolesce in our gadgets, asks Justin McGuirk. (more...)

Atelier Pierre Thibault's Le Grand Plateau house is raised on stilts above a forest floor

(3 years ago)
Canadian architecture office Atelier Pierre Thibault has completed a lakeside house in a forest near Quebec, which is raised above its hillside site on thin metal stilts (+ slideshow). (more...)

Stain Korntved Ruud is hand carving a wooden spoon every day for a year

(3 years ago)
Norwegian designer Stain Korntved Ruud has committed to carving one spoon per day for a year to explore the forms that are possible using different types of wood (+ slideshow). (more...)


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