Design archive for 2015-01-14

The Zeppelin aims to fuse the best bits of car and bicycle design

(4 years ago)
Experimental design agency The Future People has unveiled a prototype for a hybrid electric- and human-powered "car" at this year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit (+ slideshow). (more…)

Jean Nouvel boycotts opening of his Paris concert hall

(4 years ago)
Breaking news: French architect Jean Nouvel has issued a statement saying he will not attend the opening of his Philharmonie de Paris this evening, claiming it is not finished and defending his firm against allegations regarding cost overruns. (more…)

Norman Foster narrates drone tour of New York's Hearst skyscraper

(4 years ago)
A decade after the final beam was placed atop the Norman Foster-designed Hearst Tower, the architect has returned to the building to mark its anniversary with a film captured using an unmanned aerial vehicle (+ movie). (more…)

Century-old architecture firm Swanke Hayden Connell files for bankruptcy

(4 years ago)
News: Swanke Hayden Connell Architects – the firm behind the Fifth Avenue Trump Tower and the Statue of Liberty restoration – has filed for bankruptcy, claiming that it is owed $2 million dollars by a Russian client. (more…)

Ford launches first new GT supercar design in a decade

(4 years ago)
News: American car manufacturer Ford has unveiled its new GT concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, signalling the company's return to designing race-ready supercars (+ slideshow). (more…)

Microsoft Technology Pavilion takes its cues from the Windows 8 interface

(4 years ago)
The blocks of colour that make up both the Microsoft logo and the Windows 8 interface formed the basis of this pavilion created for the technology giant by Russian studio Nowadays (+ slideshow). (more…)

Vincent Laforet documents New York with aerial photographs

(4 years ago)
New York City's skyscraper clusters and strict street grid are illustrated in these images taken from a helicopter by French-American photographer Vincent Laforet (+ slideshow). (more…)

Brooke Roberts turns brain scans into knitwear patterns

(4 years ago)
Cardiac radiographer and designer Brooke Roberts has used digital knitting technology to create garments with patterns based on MRI brain scans and medical imagery (+ interview). (more…)

Atelier d'Architecture 3BM3 completes concrete tax haven for artworks in Luxembourg

(5 years ago)
Valuable artworks are stored within the chunky concrete walls of this temperature-controlled storage facility on the outskirts of Luxembourg, designed by Atelier d'Architecture 3BM3 (+ slideshow). (more…)