Design archive for 2015-01-05

Archea Associati creates fruit-inspired buildings for Yanqing Grape Expo

(3 years ago)
Round pavilions dotted across the landscaped grounds of this expo centre for a grapevine breeding convention in China were designed to resemble giant grapes, with relief patterns in their concrete facades (+ slideshow). (more…)

TallerDE2 Architects uses engineered wood to create adaptable Madrid apartment

(3 years ago)
Oriented strand board panels can slide back and forth to create a flexible floor plan whilst concealing utilities in this family apartment remodelled for a single inhabitant in Madrid by TallerDE2 Architects (+ movie). (more…)

Cocoon-like suit helps protect against Ebola by peeling away to minimise contact

(3 years ago)
A prototype protective suit for healthcare workers treating Ebola patients could lower the risk of transmission by peeling off without the wearer having to touch the outside (+ movie). (more…)

Cladding panel falls off Zaha Hadid's Vienna library

(3 years ago)
News: parts of Zaha Hadid Architects' Library and Learning Centre in Vienna have been cordoned off after a piece of concrete cladding fell off. (more…)

Sergei Tchoban designs 30-metre-long cantilever for Russia's Milan Expo pavilion

(3 years ago)
The entrance to the Russian national pavilion at this year's World Expo will be sheltered beneath a 30-metre-long cantilevered canopy that visitors can walk on (+ slideshow). (more…)

Start Slangin’ with the Sling-Slang YOYO

(3 years ago)
A classic childhood toy gets a modern, bespoke makeover.

Quality Modern Vintage Art + Furnishings Up for Grabs from RAGO

(3 years ago)
Don't be intimidated by buying at auction: treat them like an urban flea market and check out the latest modern vintage pieces from RAGO.

Bruther slots curving community centre into crowded Paris neighbourhood

(3 years ago)
Designed to offer a "landmark" in an otherwise mundane part of Paris, this sport and culture centre by Bruther features a multi-layered facade that varies in transparency to suit the various activities it contains (+ slideshow). (more…)

Dyson attacks UK plans to expel foreign graduates

(3 years ago)
News: James Dyson, designer of the Dyson vacuum cleaner, has attacked the UK government's plans to force overseas students to return home after completing their studies, describing the idea as "short-sighted". (more…)

Cohta Asano divides Japanese hair salon with diamond-shaped partitions

(3 years ago)
Young Japanese architect Cohta Asano created a new space for a hairdresser inside an existing building in Iwaki, adding a steel frame to support angular wooden shelves and partitions (+ slideshow). (more…)

Project Orange reconfigures interior of Hopkins' Tracey House

(3 years ago)
A Suffolk house designed by Michael and Patty Hopkins in the 1970s has been overhauled by London studio Project Orange to create "a doughnut of living space" with a conservatory at its centre (+ slideshow). (more…)

Cauliflowers create moulds for "monster" stool by Studio Pasternak

(3 years ago)
The legs of this stool covered in a skin-tight coating of black rubber were formed using silicone moulds cast from raw cauliflowers (+ slideshow). (more…)


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