Design archive for 2014-12-10

Asymmetric House in Touramachi slots between two buildings

(3 years ago)
Japanese studios SNARK and OUVI have slotted a six-metre-wide house with a lopsided roof between two buildings on the edge of a cemetery (+ slideshow). (more…)

Olson Kundig Architects based Design Miami lounge on historic lumber yards

(3 years ago)
Design Miami 2014: Seattle studio Olson Kundig Architects used stacks of timber beams to form the collector's lounge at this year's Design Miami exhibition (+ interview + slideshow). (more…)

Rem Koolhaas' Faena Forum in Miami shown in new renderings and model

(3 years ago)
News: the Pantheon-like interior of Rem Koolhaas' arts and culture centre in Miami Beach has been revealed by developer Faena during this year's Design Miami and Art Basel events (+ slideshow). (more…)

Nike sues former designers over Adidas defection

(3 years ago)
News: sports brand Nike is suing three of its former footwear designers for $10 million, alleging that they took trade secrets to arch-rival Adidas. (more…)

Fungi Mutarium turns waste plastic into edible treats

(3 years ago)
Austrian studio Livin and designer Katharina Unger have created a process to cultivate edible fungi that digests plastic as it grows (+ movie). (more…)

#waitingfor: A New Type of Seating for Waiting

(3 years ago)
A collection of seating made using various materials, textures, and colors as diverse as the people who sit in them.

Moshe Safdie to receive the 2015 AIA Gold Medal

(3 years ago)
Breaking news: the American Institute of Architects has named Moshe Safdie as the 2015 recipient of the AIA Gold Medal.More information to follow.

3XN reveals "dynamic, undulating" design for Swiss Olympic headquarters

(3 years ago)
News: Danish firm 3XN has shown the first images of its design for the new headquarters of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland. (more…)

Ikea's refugee housing: "an unusually sensitive and intelligent response"

(3 years ago)
Ikea's flat-pack refugee shelters have now been tested in Ethiopia and Iraq, and have been described by design critic Alice Rawsthorn as being part of "one of the most important design developments of the past decade" (+ slideshow). (more…)

KriskaDECOR creates colourful and imaginative chain curtains

(3 years ago)
Dezeen promotion: a new short film, entitled As Far As Your Imagination Can Reach, shows how artists and designers are using metallic chain curtains by Spanish brand KriskaDECOR to create endless patterns and images (+ movie). (more…)

"The vast majority of the built environment is of an unspeakable ugliness"

(3 years ago)
Opinion: the legacy of the Modernist movement is a "God complex" among contemporary architects that is turning architecture into its own worst enemy, says OMA partner Reinier de Graaf in his first column for Dezeen. (more…)


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