Design archive for 2014-12-11

Peter Pichler's mirror-clad guesthouses are designed to be visible to birds

(3 years ago)
Mirrors create a reflective facade on this pair of holiday homes in the South Tyrolean Dolomites, but have been coated with a glare-reducing film to help prevent bird collisions (+ slideshow). (more…)

Alan Faena is working "with the best minds" in architecture to bring Argentina to Miami Beach

(3 years ago)
Interview: after building the most talked-about urban development in Buenos Aires, Argentinian hotelier and property developer Alan Faena has now turned his attention to Miami Beach, where he has commissioned architects including Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster to create the Faena District Miami Beach. In a rare interview, he told Dezeen about his plans (+ slideshow). (more…)

Daan Roosegaarde lights up Amsterdam station with rainbow projection

(3 years ago)
Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has developed a bespoke projection lens that "unravels light" to turn an arc-shaped section of Amsterdam's Centraal Station into a rainbow (+ movie). (more…)

Modular Upgradeable Mobility: The PuzzlePhone

(3 years ago)
A Finnish company aims to bring modular upgradeability to the smartphone market with interchangeable slide out hardware components.

Dezeen Mail #231

(3 years ago)
Plastic-munching fungi that could solve world hunger, Zaha Hadid's reaction to criticism of her Tokyo Olympic stadium design and Ikea's refugee shelters (pictured), feature in Dezeen Mail issue 232. Click through for all the latest news, jobs and reader comments from Dezeen.Read Dezeen Mail issue 231 | Subscribe to Dezeen Mail

Fresh From The Dairy: Favorites

(3 years ago)
From totes to laptop skins, here are some of our recent favorite designs from the Society6 artist community.

MAD wins approval for first European project after four years of negotiations

(3 years ago)
News: Ma Yansong's Beijing studio MAD has been granted permission to drastically remodel a 1970s block in Rome, to create a residential complex featuring tree-covered terraces and translucent metallic walls. (more…)

Competition: five Edwards Moore books to be won

(3 years ago)
Competition: Dezeen has partnered with Australian architecture firm Edwards Moore to give readers the chance to win one of five copies of a new book documenting the processes behind the studio's projects. (more…)

Bottle Humidifier by Yeongkyu Yoo

(3 years ago)
The Bottle Humidifier is a minimalist humidifier that utilizes an ultrasonic nebulizer to create mist.

High-altitude viewpoint perches over a volcanic crater lake

(3 years ago)
This wooden observation platform by architects Javier Mera, Jorge Andrade and Daniel Moreno sits high above a three-kilometre-wide lake inside an active volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes (+ slideshow). (more…)

The Art of Building photography competition shortlist announced

(3 years ago)
Flames lapping the edges of an Indian brick kiln, the concrete beams of Herzog & De Meuron's Beijing Olympic stadium, and a Gothic doorway in Milan's Doumo are among the images shortlisted for this year's Art of Building Photographer of the Year competition (+ slideshow). (more…)

COBE designs flagship building for Adidas headquarters

(3 years ago)
News: Danish studio COBE has won a contest to design a new landmark building at Adidas' global headquarters, with plans for a rhombus-shaped building filled with winter gardens (+ slideshow). (more…)

Dezeen's A-Zdvent calendar: Knotted Chair by Marcel Wanders

(3 years ago)
Marcel Wanders' 1996 Knotted Chair, which marked the Dutch designer's international breakthrough, is the next iconic seat design in our A-Zdvent calendar for this year. (more…)


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