Design archive for 2015-02-03

UNStudio completes a digitally controlled home with a flower-shaped plan

(3 years ago)
Described by Dutch firm UNStudio as a "smart home", this residence in North Holland features a complicated flower-shaped plan and a digital system that links every electrical device to the internet (+ slideshow). (more…)

MSDS Studio presents simple furniture and lighting collection in Stockholm

(3 years ago)
Stockholm 2015: Canadian design firm MSDS Studio is launching a collection of wooden furniture and metal lighting in the Greenhouse area of Stockholm Furniture Fair today (+ slideshow). (more…)

Mia Cinelli's limb-like weighted blanket is designed to ease feelings of grief

(3 years ago)
Following the death of a loved one, American artist and designer Mia Cinelli created this "weighted comfort object" that could simulate the feeling of being hugged. (more…)

Frank Gehry's "paper bag" business school opens in Sydney

(3 years ago)
News: Frank Gehry's new teaching and research facility for Sydney's University of Technology has now opened, and has been described as "the most beautiful squashed brown paper bag" (+ slideshow). (more…)

MUMA unveils glass and brick extensions to Manchester's Whitworth gallery

(3 years ago)
The Whitworth gallery in Manchester has reopened following an extensive renovation by London architecture studio MUMA that included the addition of two new glass and brick gallery wings (+ slideshow). (more…)

Bouroullec brothers design a bent steel triangle to frame Artek furniture collection

(3 years ago)
Stockholm 2015: French design duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have made a bent steel component the basis of a collection of tables and shelving for Finnish brand Artek, launching at Stockholm Furniture Fair today. (more…)

"Regulation has a very stifling effect on creativity," say O'Donnell and Tuomey

(3 years ago)
News: there aren't enough opportunities in Europe for talented young architects, according to Sheila O'Donnell and John Tuomey, winners of this year's RIBA Royal Gold Medal (+ interview). (more…)

Frank Lloyd Wright buildings nominated for UNESCO World Heritage List

(3 years ago)
News: America has nominated 10 buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright for international listed status – including the influential architect's Guggenheim Museum in New York and his only free-standing skyscraper (+ slideshow). (more…)

Pastel-pink bus shelters by Maxwan boast "world's thinnest steel roofs"

(3 years ago)
These two Rotterdam bus shelters were designed by Dutch studio Maxwan with concave and convex "razor-thin" rooftops reminiscent of billowing fabric (+ slideshow). (more…)

The iNightlight

(3 years ago)

Neri&Hu designs Shaker-style furniture for De La Espada

(3 years ago)
Maison&Objet 2015: Shanghai studio Neri&Hu has created two collections of furniture for Portuguese furniture company De La Espada, including pieces modelled on simple Shaker designs (+ slideshow). (more…)


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