Design archive for 2015-02-11

Contemporary arts centre on a Portuguese isle contrasts volcanic stone with concrete

(3 years ago)
Menos é Mais Arquitectos and João Mendes Ribeiro slotted both light and dark structures among the stone buildings of an old warehouse complex to create this arts centre – one of 40 projects now on the shortlist for the Mies van der Rohe Award. (more…)

Carlo Ratti's Cloud Cast directs a cooling mist over passersby

(3 years ago)
This ceiling-mounted installation by Italian architect Carlo Ratti uses motion tracking to direct personalised "clouds" of water vapour at anyone walking beneath. (more…)

UK launches answer to Google's driverless cars

(3 years ago)
News: the UK has unveiled a self-driving "pod" and announced regulations for testing automated vehicles on British roads later this year. (more…)

A Trio of Time-Bending, Conceptual Machines

(3 years ago)
A traveling exhibition featuring three, unique machines that reflect time between the future and the past.

Form Us With Love hops onto craft beer trend with laboratory-inspired exhibition

(3 years ago)
Stockholm studio Form Us With Love has designed and curated an exhibition at the city's Spritmuseum dedicated to the culture of making and drinking beer (+ slideshow). (more…)

3D-printed weapons found during Australian police raid

(3 years ago)
News: Australian police have seized weapons created on a 3D printer while raiding a property in Gold Coast, Queensland. (more…)

Eero May Be the Next Nest, But For Wi-Fi

(3 years ago)
The first all-in-one wi-fi router, repeater, and range extender simplifies setting up dead zone free wireless network to plug-and-play.

Brian MacKay-Lyons wins 2015 RAIC Gold Medal

(3 years ago)
News: Brian MacKay-Lyons has been selected for Canada's most prestigious architecture award thanks to his "pure, dignified, poetic and beautiful" projects (+ slideshow). (more…)

Jury distances itself from Morphosis appointment for Vals hotel

(3 years ago)
News: the jury tasked with selecting the design for a new hotel adjacent to Peter Zumthor's Therme Vals spa in Switzerland has "dissociated itself" with the client's decision to appoint Los Angeles firm Morphosis. (more…)

SO-IL's Storefront gallery installation vandalised with "poor quality" graffiti

(3 years ago)
News: SO-IL co-founder Florian Idenburg "knew" the design studio's facade for the New York architecture gallery would be a target for graffiti, but hoped it would be "better quality". (more…)

Bureau de Change combines furniture with digital projections for second Made.com showroom

(3 years ago)
Homeware retailer Made.com has opened a showroom in London's Soho, featuring a shopfront based on a pin-art toy and a series of domestic sets combined with full-scale video projections (+ slideshow). (more…)

Anderssen & Voll creates a collection of tools for indoor gardening

(3 years ago)
Oslo design studio Anderssen & Voll has designed a watering can with a long, precise spout and plant pots especially for cacti and herbs, as part of a collection of tools for indoor gardening (+ slideshow). (more…)

Fluted brick walls frame scalloped views of the sky above Thai hotel by Onion

(3 years ago)
Tall red brick walls with softly scooped outlines frame the passageway that leads guests to their rooms, at this hotel in Thailand by architecture studio Onion (+ slideshow). (more…)

Iskos-Berlin updates the plastic shell chair with recyclable equivalent

(3 years ago)
Maison&Objet 2015: Copenhagen designers Aleksej Iskos and Boris Berlin have created an injection-moulded wood-fibre composite chair that is 100 per cent recyclable for Danish design brand Muuto (+ slideshow). (more…)

Rotten food becomes palatable in human-hyena synthetic biology scenario

(3 years ago)
Royal College of Art student Paul Gong has imagined how synthetic biology could be used to modify the human body so it can consume and digest rotten food. (more…)

Munich Creative Business Week 2015 announces events programme

(3 years ago)
Dezeen promotion: the programme of talks, conferences and exhibitions for this month's Munich Creative Business Week is now available to view on the event's website. (more…)

Monoqi buys Mydeco to extend UK reach

(3 years ago)
Business news: Berlin-based retailer Monoqi has acquired the assets of former online furniture marketplace Mydeco to help its expansion into the UK market. (more…)

"Like it or not, it's an impressive feat to build a paper bag out of bricks"

(3 years ago)
Comments update: readers were quick to pass judgement on Frank Gehry's newly opened business school in Sydney this week, which had been described as "the most beautiful squashed brown paper bag". (more…)


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