Design archive for 2014-10-02

Slot windows offer starry views from Swartberg House by Openstudio Architects

(3 years ago)
Small slots based on the position of constellations puncture the walls of this South African house by Openstudio Architects, bringing light in during the day and offering starry views at night (+ slideshow). (more...)

Brutalist buildings: Prentice Women's Hospital, Chicago by Bertrand Goldberg & Associates

(3 years ago)
Brutalism: the clover-shaped tower of Bertrand Goldberg's Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago made a clear break away from the grid formation favoured in Modernist architecture. The futuristic curved form was the result of Goldberg's pioneering application of one of the earliest three-dimensional modelling programmes. (more...)

Dog Milk: Best of September 2014

(3 years ago)
Check out the best stuff from Dog Milk we posted in September, including the funniest instadog named after a popular women's shoe.

Alejandro Zaera-Polo steps down as dean of Princeton Architecture School

(3 years ago)
News: Spanish architect Alejandro Zaera-Polo has abruptly stepped down for his post as dean of Princeton's School of Architecture to "devote greater attention to his research", just two years after taking the post. (more...)

Dezeen Mail #222

(3 years ago)
MVRDV's giant food market in Rotterdam (pictured), Marc Newson's beer machine and a scissor-like bridge in London feature in Dezeen Mail issue 222. Click through for all the latest news, jobs and reader comments from Dezeen.Read Dezeen Mail issue 222 | Subscribe to Dezeen Mail

The Made-in-America Project and Shop

(3 years ago)
We're excited that Made in America Project has launched a shop featuring American designers, all with products manufactured here in the US.

New Talent at Tent London

(3 years ago)
Tent London is always a great place to spot new talent during London Design Festival and here are some of our favorites that we scoped out.

Ostrich Pillow Mini by Studio Banana Things enables napping on the go

(3 years ago)
Following the success of the Ostrich Pillow, a travel cushion that fits over the head for sleeping anywhere, Studio Banana Things has launched a smaller version that slides onto the user's arm or hand (+ slideshow). (more...)

Fresh From The Dairy: Minimalism

(3 years ago)
Less is more as they say... and there's nothing basic about these minimalist picks designed by Society6 artists.

Naruse House by MDS Co.Ltd

(3 years ago)
The architects of this minimalist home located in Japan utilized the irregularity of the lot as an advantage.

David Chipperfield installs tree trunk columns in Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie

(3 years ago)
David Chipperfield has filled the Mies van der Rohe-designed Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin with 144 tree trunks – the museum's final exhibition before renovation work by the British architect starts. (more...)

World Architecture Festival 2014 day two winners announced

(3 years ago)
World Architecture Festival 2014: an apostrophe-shaped bridge in a British industrial city and a pair of structures at a sustainable forest in Australia feature in the second group of category winners for awards at this year's World Architecture Festival in Singapore (+ slideshow). (more...)

Floating cycle path proposed for London's River Thames

(3 years ago)
News: a proposal for a new east-west cycleway that would float on the River Thames has been unveiled by a consortium of architects, artists and engineers formed to promote the development of better cycling links in London. (more...)

Inside Awards 2014 day two winners announced

(3 years ago)
Inside Festival 2014: after day two at the Inside Festival, the final award winners have been revealed, including a marble-lined cinema in a Hong Kong shopping centre and an Australian school of architecture filled with colourful bespoke furniture (+ slideshow). (more...)

Alex Chinneck performs architectural "magic trick" with Covent Garden building installation

(3 years ago)
A piece of the historic Covent Garden market appears to have broken free of its stone base, with its top half levitating in the air, in the latest installation by London designer Alex Chinneck. (more...)

Lava combines western and eastern symbols to create "universal" icons

(3 years ago)
Beijing Design Week 2014: design studio Lava has created a set of symbols that take elements from both Chinese characters and Western graphics in the hope that they will be understood by people from both cultures (+ slideshow). (more...)

Schemata Architects refits Japanese clothing store with petrol-hued display structure

(3 years ago)
This Tokyo shop by Schemata Architects features exposed industrial fittings and galvanised metal display rails that have been treated to produce a petrol-toned surface (+ slideshow). (more...)


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