Design archive for 2014-11-26

Lakeside sauna by Partisans designed as a cavernous wooden grotto

(3 years ago)
Behind the burnt-timber exterior of this sauna by Canadian studio Partisans is a cavernous cedar interior that emulates the form of a seaside grotto (+ slideshow). (more...)

Vitra retrospective goes on show in Philadelphia

(3 years ago)
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is hosting an exhibition of products by Swiss brand Vitra to celebrate the company's American ties (+ slideshow). (more...)

Xintiandi Penthouse by Joyce Wang is "a celebration of metal"

(3 years ago)
Inside Festival 2014: Hong Kong architect Joyce Wang explains how she incorporated her client's "love for metals" into the interior of a luxury Shanghai penthouse (+ movie). (more...)

Handcrafted Wood Furniture from Israeli Designer Alon Dodo

(3 years ago)
Israeli designer Alon Dodo designs handcrafted wood furniture with the motto that imperfections add character.

IDEO envisions a future where self-driving workplaces commute to you

(3 years ago)
American design consultancy IDEO has developed a series of concept vehicles that imagine how autonomous vehicles could transform the way we work, shop and travel (+ movie). (more...)

Frank Gehry defends MAD's Lucas Museum for Chicago as judge suspends work

(3 years ago)
News: Frank Gehry has written an open letter defending the design for the George Lucas Museum by Chinese architecture firm MAD, as a legal wrangle threatens to delay the project. (more...)

A Set of Tools for People Who Have Difficulties Eating

(3 years ago)
A set of food-related tools to help people who have difficulties eating food and drinking so they can rejoin the social aspects of both.

2014 Gift Guide: Her

(3 years ago)
Here we roundup 10 unique gifts for the always-important women in your life (*cough* like us... *cough*).

Vilkyškių Pieninė

(3 years ago)
Designed by VRS WPI Vilnius | Country: Lithuania | Pair with: Tretorn “Kefir is a very tradicional drink in Lithuania. It is definately not a drink that is considered to be “cool” to drink. Vilkyškių pieninė – a producer of fresh milk products decided to change that. So we make a new packaging design for a […]

MVRDV's Pushed Slab office block has a huge hole in its middle

(3 years ago)
The gaping hole in the centre of this office block in Paris was designed by MVRDV to preserve views of another local building (+ slideshow). (more...)

LOGIFACES: A Concrete Puzzle for Digital Minds

(3 years ago)
A minimalist analogue game meant to stimulate digital minds.

AZPML, Lacaton & Vassal and Kuehn Malvezzi to redesign Montreal's natural science Biodome

(3 years ago)
News: a trio of international architecture firms will redevelop and add new facilities to Montreal's natural science museum, housed in a vast glass velodrome within the grounds of the city's former Olympic park. (more...)

Spiralling underwater cities could make oceans inhabitable by 2030

(3 years ago)
News: underwater cities with infrastructure networks spiralling down into the depths of the oceans could be a reality as soon as 2030, according to a Japanese construction company. (more...)

NASA 3D prints its first object aboard the International Space Station

(3 years ago)
News: a 3D printer on the International Space Station has produced its first object, "paving the way to future long-term space expeditions" according to the US space agency NASA. (more...)

Heneghan Peng's Greenwich architecture school has a restrained exterior and a modern interior

(3 years ago)
Behind a traditional limestone facade, Heneghan Peng's new architecture school for the University of Greenwich is a four-storey composition of steel and glass centred around a double-height critique room (+ movie). (more...)

TZOA wearable environment tracker measures UV and air pollution

(3 years ago)
A group of Canadian designers has created a wearable device that monitors environmental data including air quality and UV radiation, and presents the metrics via an app. (more...)


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