Design archive for 2014-10-23

Colboc Franzen's Parisian social housing matches the proportions of its 1930s neighbours

(3 years ago)
The stepped rooftops and industrial details of these Parisian council blocks by Colboc Franzen & Associés are designed to integrate the scheme with the neighbouring buildings (+ slideshow). (more...)

Ron Arad is one of few contemporary designers with art collector appeal, says French auctioneer

(3 years ago)
An auction taking place during Parisian art fair FIAC next week will cement Ron Arad's reputation as one of the only collectible contemporary designers on the art market, according to French auction house Artcurial (+ slideshow). (more...)

Ross Lovegrove exhibits sculptural lights in Barrisol pavilion at Biennale Interieur 2014

(3 years ago)
Interieur 2014: British designer Ross Lovegrove has built a pavilion from Barrisol's eponymous stretch-foil material  to exhibit his new lighting products for the brand at this year's Biennale Interieur 2014 (+ slideshow). (more...)

The UK "is not interested in funding" public buildings says David Chipperfield

(3 years ago)
Interview: the UK is a difficult place to "do architecture" thanks to the dominance of the commercial sector and a lack of government investment says British architect David Chipperfield, whose firm is refurbishing Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. (more...)

Markus Linnenbrink's Off the Wall! installation immerses visitors in colour

(3 years ago)
Brightly coloured stripes based on refracted light run across the walls, ceilings and floors of an art gallery in Nuremberg, Germany, in this immersive installation by Markus Linnenbrink (+ slideshow). (more...)

Dezeen Mail #225

(3 years ago)
China's "weird" architecture, Sou Fujimoto's latest installation and a "bamboo forest" feature in Dezeen Mail issue 225. Click through for all the latest news, jobs and reader comments from Dezeen.Read Dezeen Mail issue 225 | Subscribe to Dezeen Mail

"So spectacularly ill-judged that you almost long for Libeskind's earnestness"

(3 years ago)
Opinion: the refurbishment of London's Imperial War Museum by Norman Foster is a "botched" job, but it's hardly surprising given the UK's strange attitude to its own history, says Owen Hatherley. (more...)

Embodying Original Spirit: Pete Raho of Gowanus

(3 years ago)
Mount Gay Rum is celebrating craftsmanship, history and tradition by telling the stories of four artists - read about maker Pete Raho.

Science Hills Komatsu by Mari Ito/UAo

(3 years ago)
Science Hills was designed and constructed as an homage to the inheritance and spirit of the industrial mecca of Ishikawa, Japan.

Powerhouse remodels Rotterdam office foyer in marble and dark wood to resemble a hotel lobby

(3 years ago)
Powerhouse Company has remodelled the lower floors of a 1980s office block in Rotterdam to create a marble-lined foyer and dining space designed to emulate a hotel lobby (+ slideshow). (more...)

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(3 years ago)

Rachel Suming's Eclipse clock tells the time without hands

(3 years ago)
This clock by graduate designer Rachel Suming is made of engraved aluminium plates that overlap every three hours to reveal the time. (more...)


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