Design archive for 2014-12-18

"They thought I was a troublemaker" says Zaha Hadid

(3 years ago)
Feature: Zaha Hadid was in a garrulous mood at a panel discussion in Miami earlier this month, discussing the lack of women in architecture, describing her "untraditional" education and recalling the stressful early days of her practice, when "there were years when I didn't sleep for four nights in a row". (more…)

Concrete Pine Series by Robin Berrewaerts

(3 years ago)
An exploration in the relationship between concrete and yellow pine.

"Anything threatening to be a subculture is commodified before it can walk"

(3 years ago)
Opinion: William Gibson offers a vision of the future where technology and design have enabled the creation of a socially cleansed London. The prescience of his previous novels has Justin McGuirk a little worried. (more…)

Marina Bay Sands offers "a new kind of public realm" says Moshe Safdie

(3 years ago)
Movie: in the first in a series of exclusive video interviews, AIA Gold Medal-winner Moshe Safdie talks about his most famous project since Habitat 67 – the gigantic Marina Bay Sands development in Singapore. (more…)

Fresh From The Dairy: Ornaments

(3 years ago)
Ornament-themed art print show how these iconic pieces of holiday decor can become art in more than one way.

Dezeen Mail #233

(3 years ago)
Zaha Hadid's dune-inspired building, Africa's tallest skyscraper design (pictured), and furniture covered in doormats feature in Dezeen Mail issue 233. Click through for all the latest news, jobs and reader comments from Dezeen.Read Dezeen Mail issue 232 | Subscribe to Dezeen Mail

Ovo Speaker by Monitillo Marmi Is Made of Carrara Marble

(3 years ago)
Carved from a single block of Carrara marble, the Ovo iPhone speaker is a luxurious audio accessory in tune with the marble surface trend.

Sensorial Brushes by Najla El Zein Workspace are designed to stimulate the skin

(3 years ago)
Lebanese studio Najla El Zein Workspace has created a set of "pleasure tools" by pairing marble with materials including fake eyelashes and gold fingernails for tickling, stroking, scratching and more (+ slideshow). (more…)

Mountain hideaway hidden inside a concrete boulder in the Alps

(3 years ago)
Swiss studio Bureau A has concealed a wooden cabin inside an artificial rock and transported it to a remote site in the Swiss Alps. (more…)

Naoya Matsumoto Design uses crumpled paper to create grotto-like bar in Osaka

(3 years ago)
Swaths of crumpled tracing paper cocooned the interior of this pop-up bar in a Japanese gallery to transform the space into a cozy cave (+ slideshow). (more…)


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