Design archive for 2015-01-30

LEAPfactory installs prefabricated ski and snowboard school beside Mont Blanc

(3 years ago)
Using a custom-designed structure suited to extreme conditions, Italian studio LEAPfactory has constructed a new building for a ski and snowboard school beside the highest mountain in the Alps (+ slideshow). (more…)

This week on Dezeen

(3 years ago)
This week we reported on a cycle-friendly high-rise by Foster + Partners (pictured), NASA's plans to use flying drones on Mars and Zaha Hadid's legal settlement and subsequent donation to a labour rights charity. Read on to catch up with the latest architecture and design news, plus our track of the week. (more…)

João Mendes Ribeiro
 expands a wine-tasting hotel in rural Portugal

(3 years ago)
Raw concrete and timber boxes create rooms inside these gabled blocks, added to a hotel on a vineyard in rural Portugal by architect and set designer João Mendes Ribeiro (+ slideshow). (more…)

Alexander Wang designs furniture range for Poltrona Frau

(3 years ago)
Fashion designer Alexander Wang has launched a collection of limited-edition furniture for Italian brand Poltrona Frau, including bean-bag chairs and a drinks cabinet (+ slideshow). (more…)

João Mendes Ribeiro
 expands a wine-tasting hotel in rural Portugal

(3 years ago)
Raw concrete and timber boxes create rooms inside these gabled blocks, added to a hotel on a vineyard in rural Portugal by architect and set designer João Mendes Ribeiro (+ slideshow). (more…)

Lilian van Daal's 3D-printed Biomimicry chair shows off "a new way to create soft seating"

(3 years ago)
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: Dutch designer Lilian van Daal claims 3D-printing can replace traditional upholstery techniques to produce furniture more sustainably in this movie filmed in Eindhoven. (more…)

Handmade in SoCal: Seventh & 7th Designs

(3 years ago)
In our recent travels, we discovered this Southern California company who designs and makes modern furnishings locally.

Friday Five with Nolen Niu

(3 years ago)
We take a look to see what keeps busy furniture designer and TV reality show judge, Nolen Niu, fully charged.

Copper panels give a flame-like appearance to Museum of Fire in Poland

(3 years ago)
Each facet that makes up the facade of this community building in Poland by OVO Grabczewscy Architekci is covered in a sheet of shiny ridged copper to create the impression of flames (+ slideshow). (more…)

Job of the week: director of design, exhibitions and FuturePlan at the V&A

(3 years ago)
Our job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is for a director of design, exhibitions and future planning at the V&A museum, whose recent exhibitions have included the Candela installation (pictured) and the political activism-focused Disobedient Objects. Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.

Book cover refuses to open for judgmental readers

(3 years ago)
Ever judged a book by its cover? Amsterdam creative studio Moore has reversed the well-known idiom – designing a sleeve that scans your face and won't open unless approached without prejudice (+ movie). (more…)

The Last Stand: Marc Wilson photographs remnants of war along Europe's coastlines

(3 years ago)
Photo essay: British photographer Marc Wilson has spent four years documenting the physical traces of the second world war on the coastlines of the British Isles and northern Europe (+ slideshow). (more…)

Teatum+Teatum squeezes a new flat into the top of two Victorian homes

(3 years ago)
Architects Tom and James Teatum have reshuffled the upper-floor layout of two houses in west London to create a pair of double-fronted flats – one spread across the second floor and another squeezed beneath the newly extended rafters (+ slideshow). (more…)

Industrial Facility's w152 lamps charge electronic devices

(3 years ago)
Stockholm 2015: London design studio Industrial Facility has collaborated with Swedish lighting company Wästberg to create lamps that provide power from multiple USB outlets. (more…)


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