Design archive for 2015-02-24

Folding shutters create varying levels of privacy for Porto townhouse

(3 years ago)
Bright white shutters concertina across the glazed facade of this Porto home designed and occupied by local architects Cláudia Monteiro and Vitor Oliveira. (more…)

Massimo Faion's Posa Project reinterprets falconry perches

(3 years ago)
Italian designer Massimo Faion has created a set of bespoke falconry stands for a live performance at this year's Design Days Dubai fair. (more…)

Travelator catwalk carried models around House of Holland fashion show

(3 years ago)
Models wearing hazard-striped garments stood still as conveyor belts transported them past guests at House of Holland's London Fashion Week presentation (+ slideshow). (more…)

Pebble Time smartwatch breaks Kickstarter records with $2m funding in one hour

(3 years ago)
News: a new smartwatch from Pebble that promises seven days of battery life has reached its $500,000 Kickstarter goal in less than 20 minutes. (more…)

Volvo announces "one-of-a-kind" public tests for self-driving cars

(3 years ago)
News: Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has revealed plans to test 100 self-driving vehicles on city streets with members of the public by 2017. (more…)

"Great architects, engineers and designers make the 21st century a safer place"

(3 years ago)
Comments update: a fire that ripped through one of the world's tallest residential skyscrapers dominated the conversation this week, as readers discussed the safety features of tall buildings. (more…)

BIG reveals sunken recycling centre below terrain for joggers and snowboarders

(3 years ago)
News: Bjarke Ingel's firm has unveiled plans for a recycling facility in Copenhagen, encased within a manmade hill that could double as a running track, picnic area or even a snowboarding slope (+ slideshow). (more…)

Competition: five Not Another Bill subscriptions to be won

(3 years ago)
Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with Not Another Bill to give readers the chance to win one of five three-month subscriptions to its service that delivers limited-edition gifts. (more…)

Bernd Riegger's see-through timber cabin provides shelter for a forest kindergarten

(3 years ago)
Openings in the walls of this wooden shelter in Austria create display compartments where children can show off treasures collected from the trails of the surrounding forest (+ slideshow). (more…)

Where I Work: Sebastian Herkner

(3 years ago)
Let's see where this young, influential designer, Sebastian Herkner, makes it all happen.

Mary Katrantzou contrasts Modernist shapes with "horror vacui" details for Autumn Winter 2015

(3 years ago)
Squishy foam spikes featured on garments and the catwalk at fashion designer Mary Katrantzou's Autumn Winter 2015 show during London Fashion Week. (more…)

UNESCO unveils winning cultural centre design for heritage site in war-torn Afghanistan

(3 years ago)
News: a proposal to carve a cultural centre out of the landscape has won the UNESCO design contest for a Bamiyan Valley site where two seventh-century statues of Buddha were destroyed by Taliban militants. (more…)

Muka Design Lab's Reves Chair has a backrest "like a shirt collar"

(3 years ago)
The quilted back of this chair by Spanish studio Muka Design Lab can be stood up straight or folded down. (more…)

Red wood corridor forms entrance to concrete home in Brazil by Studio Guilherme Torres

(3 years ago)
An entranceway lined with planks of red-brown wood punctures the concrete facade of this family home arranged around a courtyard in Brazil (+ slideshow). (more…)

SO-IL and FREAKS to redesign glass museum on French-German border

(3 years ago)
News: SO-IL and FREAKS freearchitects have together won a competition to redesign a glass museum, workshop and gallery on the site of an 18th-century glass factory in north-east France. (more…)

Jenny Nordberg produces hand-made furniture pieces in less than five minutes

(3 years ago)
Stockholm 2015: Swedish industrial designer Jenny Nordberg built each item of furniture in her latest collection by hand in under five minutes (+ movie). (more…)

Dezeen Jobs: latest jobs update

(3 years ago)
See the latest from our recruitment site Dezeen Jobs, including positions with BIG, Hasbro and Storefront for Art and Architecture (pictured). This is also the last chance to apply for roles with Martha Schwartz Partners, David Kohn Architects, COS and more... (more…)

Fire devastates Dubai's 336-metre Torch skyscraper

(3 years ago)
News: residents of one of the tallest residential skyscrapers in the world have been gradually returning to their homes after a fire that caused more than a thousand people to be evacuated. (more…)


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