Design archive for 2015-01-28

University building by Pedro Reis combines a white box with a rough concrete base

(3 years ago)
The base of this sports university building in Portugal by architect Pedro Reis is a concrete plinth set into a hillside, while a long white box above contains classrooms (+ slideshow). (more…)

SO-IL wraps white plastic around New York's Storefront gallery

(3 years ago)
Brooklyn studio SO-IL has stretched a thin layer of white film over the facade of the Storefront gallery in New York, giving the building a vacuum-packed appearance (+ slideshow). (more…)

A Mirror With a Secret Cabinet

(3 years ago)
A clever wall mirror that disguises a hidden storage cabinet behind it, for a clean, minimalist entryway.

NASA plans to use drones for exploring Mars

(3 years ago)
News: NASA is testing an unmanned aerial vehicle that would scope out the terrain of the red planet to decide the best routes for rover vehicles to explore (+ movie). (more…)

Vipp Creates Shelter

(3 years ago)
Vipp goes large-scale with the launch of Shelter, a prefab, minimal retreat.

Benjamin Hubert experiments with glass blowing to create Beacon lamps

(3 years ago)
Maison&Objet 2015: hand-cut patterns cast shadows from within these blown-glass lampshades by London designer Benjamin Hubert (+ slideshow). (more…)

Vacancy by Celine Stephan Eid

(3 years ago)
A brushed chrome and brass side table that is an observation about time.

Lego X turns toy building blocks into a digital modelling kit for designers

(3 years ago)
Lego bricks could be used to transfer designs into real-time digital files with this prototype system by London studio Gravity (+ movie). (more…)

adidas Originals Veritas Mid “Print” Pack Celebrates Color

(3 years ago)
Playfully flat, colorful, and geometric late 80's graphics come together to adorn the adidas Originals Veritas Mid "Print" Pack.

Moooi co-founders buy remaining stake from B&B Italia

(3 years ago)
Business news: designer Marcel Wanders and entrepreneur Casper Vissers have regained complete control of Dutch design brand Moooi, buying the remaining 25 per cent of the company they co-founded in 2001. (more…)

Tick-shaped art studio by Christian Tonko follows the slope of an Austrian hillside

(3 years ago)
This weathered steel-clad artist's studio by architect Christian Tonkin has an angled body that follows the slope of the hill, but one end projects out to frame views out over the rooftops of nearby Bregenz (+ slideshow). (more…)

Kengo Kuma "surprised" after V&A Dundee costs rise to £80 million

(3 years ago)
News: the cost to build a new outpost of the V&A museum in Dundee, Scotland, has almost doubled to the sum of £80 million – a figure that architect Kengo Kuma has claimed is "surprisingly high" (+ movie). (more…)

Naoto Fukasawa designs streamlined Infobar A03 smartphone for KDDI

(3 years ago)
Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa has created a new version of his simple smartphone for telecommunications company KDDI. (more…)

Single concrete leg props a staircase inside converted Primrose Hill garage by Patalab

(3 years ago)
A tapered column of cast concrete supports the underside of a dark oak staircase inside one of the residences that occupies this converted London garage by Patalab Architecture (+ slideshow). (more…)

Lakeside hotel by Ryuichi Ashizawa adjoins a chapel with a musical facade

(3 years ago)
Harp strings fixed across the facade turn this hotel chapel on a lakeside site in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, into a huge musical instrument when the wind blows (+ slideshow). (more…)

Note Design Studio encases Elements lights in soft-hued fabric shades

(3 years ago)
Stockholm 2015: Stockholm-based Note Design Studio has created a series of lamps wrapped in pastel-coloured textiles for Swedish brand Zero (+ slideshow). (more…)


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