Design archive for 2014-10-17

Peter William Holden’s Frankensteinian robots perform dance routines to music

(3 years ago)
Carousels of amputated human body parts perform choreography to a score of dramatic music punctuated by the sound of pneumatic pumps in an installation by British artist Peter William Holden in London (+ slideshow). (more...)

This week on Dezeen

(3 years ago)
This week we announced the 2014 winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize and published two very unusual houses, including one that can float on rising floodwater. Read on for more architecture and design highlights. (more...)

Philippe Starck's new home is the prototype for a new prefab housing collection

(3 years ago)
Philippe Starck has unveiled a prototype for his latest series of prefabricated low-energy wooden homes – a glazed and aluminium-clad structure outside Paris that he and his wife Jasmine plan to move into (+ slideshow). (more...)

Writers House by Dave Keune

(3 years ago)
Slices of the Writers house serve various functions that enable the writer to communicate when he is in... or out.

Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe design "an experience in motion" for Volvo

(3 years ago)
Dutch designers Niels van Eijk and Miriam van der Lubbe have created a driverless fabric car concept for Swedish auto brand Volvo as part of a series examining how new developments in technology will change car design (+ slideshow). (more...)

Designjunction is a place where "people can get really excited about design"

(3 years ago)
London Design Festival 2014: director Deborah Spencer and creative director Michael Sodeau introduce their highlights from designjunction 2014 in this movie produced by Dezeen for the show. (more...)

Trio: A Jointless Stool by Andrea Quiros-Balma

(3 years ago)
A sculptural stool made of pieces of bent plywood that connect together into a jointless minimal form.

The golden age is over for public buildings in Britain, says Stirling Prize winner

(3 years ago)
News: architects in the UK are being "cut to the bone" by bureaucracy says architect Steve Tompkins, whose firm won the RIBA Stirling Prize last night for the Liverpool Everyman Theatre (+ interview). (more...)

Job of the week: senior design manager at Selfridges

(3 years ago)
This week's job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is for a senior design manager at Selfridges, whose flagship store on London's Oxford Street is pictured. Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.

Clive Wilkinson creates 330-metre-long "super-table" for Barbarian Group offices

(3 years ago)
"Megalomaniacal ambition" inspired the design for this huge, glossy table by Clive Wilkinson Architects, which rises and falls in a loop around a New York office, framing wood-lined nooks and corridors beneath its surface (+ slideshow). (more...)

Aberrant Architecture adds vivid colours and playful furnishings to an east London school

(3 years ago)
Aberrant Architecture renovated the interior of this small private school in London with brightly coloured walls and furniture that pays homage to the building's Edwardian roots (+ slideshow). (more...)

You can "spot what software has been used" to design a building

(3 years ago)
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: popular software packages are influencing the way new buildings look says Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, who calls on architects to develop their own code rather than using "off-the-shelf" solutions (+ movie). (more...)

Izabela Bołoz's Intersections modules interlock to form street furniture

(3 years ago)
The interlocking modules of this street furniture by Polish designer Izabela Bołoz form flexible seating for members of the public to sit, recline or climb on (+ slideshow). (more...)

Courtyard House Plugin by People's Architecture Office repurposes ancient Beijing residences

(3 years ago)
Beijing Design Week 2014: People's Architecture Office has developed a panelling system for building temporary living spaces within the ageing structures of the city's hutong districts (+ slideshow). (more...)

ANDA inflatable armchair

(3 years ago)
"The inspiration for this project was flat packed furniture. After observing the field of flat pack...

Concrete hills frame the galleries of Mari Ito's Komatsu science museum

(3 years ago)
The domed and curving rooftops of this science museum in Komatsu, Japan, are covered in grass, creating a series of rolling hills that visitors can clamber across (+ slideshow). (more...)


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