Design archive for 2014-11-21

Dreessen Willemse adds a modern brick building to a historic Utrecht street

(3 years ago)
Dormer windows rise above the red brick facade of the only modern building on a historic Utrecht street, designed by local office Dreessen Willemse Architecten to house a shop and student residences (+ slideshow). (more...)

This week on Dezeen

(3 years ago)
This week we reported on Thomas Heatherwick's proposal for a floating island park in New York (pictured), Herzog & de Meuron's controversial skyscraper in Paris and an inflatable baby incubator that "could save thousands of lives". Read on for more architecture and design highlights, plus our music track of the week. (more...)

Maxime Mellot's Turia table includes a birdcage, fish tank and plant pot

(3 years ago)
Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Maxime Mellot has integrated a birdcage, a fish tank and a plant pot into this desk to encourage users "to look at natural elements". (more...)

Neville Brody: "Punk was probably the most influential thing to happen to me"

(3 years ago)
Dezeen Book of Interviews: in this interview from our latest book, influential graphic designer Neville Brody discusses the impact of London's punk movement on his work. (more...)

Lounge of Layers by Katrin Greilling for Droog

(3 years ago)
If you're looking for the ultimate in sofa comfort, here's a colorful cozy sandwich of cushions.

Spanish farmhouse revived by Dom Arquitectura with modern materials and details

(3 years ago)
Modern furniture and fittings are paired with stone walls and exposed roof trusses inside this old Spanish farm that Dom Arquitectura has transformed into a residence and guest house (+ slideshow). (more...)

Open-plan office designs unpopular with workers and can damage productivity

(3 years ago)
News: more than half of employees prefer a private work space, while open-plan office workers often experience too many distractions to work effectively, according to new data. (more...)

Job of the week: architect at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

(3 years ago)
This week's job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is for an architect at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, who designed the Fifth Avenue Apple Store in New York (pictured). Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.

CEBRA's children's home forms a cluster of archetypal house silhouettes

(3 years ago)
The fragmented gables that make up this children's centre by Danish studio CEBRA feature matching dormer windows that in some places have been extruded, inverted or turned upside down (+ slideshow). (more...)

Bruise suit shows para-athletes where they are injured

(3 years ago)
A group of Royal College of Art students has developed a suit that enables athletes with sensation loss to instantly detect and assess the severity of sporting injuries. (more...)

Curving concrete shell encases Paul Smith store by System Lab

(3 years ago)
Paul Smith's flagship store in the South Korean capital is housed in a softly curved white shell punctuated by small circular windows and a bright yellow entrance (+ slideshow). (more...)


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