David Adjaye’s African American history museum crowned Design of the Year 2017

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture has been named Design of the Year for 2017, after being described by judges as a “major turning point” in architecture. Designed by architect David Adjaye, the African American history museum in Washington DC is the overall winner of the Beazley Designs of the Year 2017 competition, an awards programme organised

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UK cities can no longer be named European Capital of Culture, rules EU

As a result of Brexit, the UK has been disqualified from hosting the the European Capital of Culture in 2023 – a move that has been described as gutting. The European Commission confirmed yesterday, 23 November 2017, that the UK’s turn to host the European Capital of Culture in 2023 has been cancelled, in the wake of

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Eight designs that could help reduce global pollution

Pollution poses a serious threat to the world’s land, air and oceans, so one of our Good Design for a Bad World talks will look at ways of reducing the scale of the problem. Here are eight proposals that are already exploring the idea. Good Design for a Bad World takes place during Dutch Design Week, on 21

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Eight designs that aim to alleviate the ongoing refugee crisis

The refugee crisis is one of five topics we will explore as part of Good Design for a Bad World at Dutch Design Week. Here’s a look at eight responses from designers, which suggest ways that displaced people can be better integrated into communities. The refugee crisis joins four other global issues – climate change, pollution, terrorism and politics –

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Call for entries to YAC’s Pinocchio Children’s Library competition

Dezeen promotion: Young Architects Competitions is now accepting proposals for a children’s library in Florence, which would be dedicated to the adventures of fictional character Pinocchio. The library competition tasks designers and architects to come up with ideas for the “first and largest children library inspired by the fairy tale of Pinocchio”. They are expected

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“Crass” London development wins Carbuncle Cup 2017 for worst UK building

An angular pair of towers located directly outside London’s Victoria station has been named the UK’s worst new building from the last year. The Nova Victoria mixed-use development, designed by PLP Architecture, was awarded the 2017 Carbuncle Cup – an annual competition organised by architecture website Building Design (BD) that recognises the ugliest buildings to have been completed in the UK over the past

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10 of the most captivating photo series to celebrate World Photography Day

Today is World Photography Day, and to mark the occasion we’ve rounded up 10 of the best photo series published on Dezeen over the past year – including 360-views of the Tate Switch House, an insight into Pyongyang’s unique architecture, and a look inside the flats of the Barbican estate. Barbican residents offer a look inside their

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3322 Studio builds concrete home in Tel Aviv around enclosed patios

Huge windows and patios in this concrete house in Tel Aviv shed natural light across the interior while also allowing the family full views of the surrounding garden. The Suspended Patio House is located in a quiet neighbourhood of the Israeli city, and was designed by Ramat Gan-based 3322 Studio as a space for the founders’ own family.

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Old Suffolk barn transformed into countryside bed and breakfast by Blee Halligan Architects

Bedrooms inside this barn conversion extension in the English countryside are defined by the peaks of a sawtooth roof, which Blee Halligan Architects added during the building’s renovation. The Five Acre Barn is home to a bed and breakfast, and is set between the Suffolk seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Thropness in the East Anglia

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10 of the most ground-breaking uses of plywood in architecture and design

To coincide with the opening of an exhibition dedicated to plywood at London’s V&A museum, we’ve rounded up 10 projects from the Dezeen archives that push the material to its limits. Plywood: Material of the Modern World charts the history of plywood from the 1850s to present day, showcasing examples of how the material has contributed to significant

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Structure grown from “mushroom sausages” shows potential for zero-waste architecture

Brunel University student Aleksi Vesaluoma has developed a technique for using mushroom mycelium as an environmentally friendly construction material. Vasaluoma worked alongside architecture firm Astudio to create the Grown Structures series using mycelium, the vegetative part of a mushroom fungus. Vasaluoma, a student at London’s Brunel University, developed a technique where the mycelium material is mixed with

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Carr creates dark and moody interiors for art-filled hotel in Australia’s wine region

Australian architecture studio Carr has transformed a Federation cottage on the Mornington Peninsula into the Jackalope hotel, cladding the building’s exterior in charred timber and creating interiors based on an alchemist’s workshop. The Jackalope is located in a wine-growing region south of Melbourne that is famed for its production of pinot noir. Comprising both an

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company plans to beat traffic with underground “car skates”

Elon Musk has revealed a plan for easing city congestion that would see an underground network of tunnels transporting cars on high-speed skates travelling at 130 miles per hour. The entrepreneur and Tesla founder presented his vision for The Boring Company along with a video during a TED Talk last week in Vancouver. He founded

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Eight works of architecture that give you a tour of contemporary Ireland

It’s Saint Patrick’s Day! To celebrate, we’ve rounded up eight of the best architectural feats in Ireland, including a moulded concrete cinema, an outdoor teaching space of timber columns, and a granite-clad library that faces out over the Irish Sea. University of Limerick Living Bridge by Wilkinson Eyre Architects This bridge, which crosses the river Shannon, features

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Giles Miller and Forbes Massie imagine towering monument with walls of offset bricks

Designer Giles Miller has worked with visualiser Forbes Massie to draw up designs for a huge monument with a cross-shaped plan and textured brick walls. Miller and Massie’s 14-storey Monument is designed to be completely hollow, allowing visitors to inhabit it. Working alongside structural engineers from Arup, Miller’s studio took on the conceptual project to “push our creative discipline as composers of materials to

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Herzog & de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonie concert hall furnished with minimalist monochrome furniture

When designing the furniture for Herzog & de Meuron’s £163 million concert hall, Daniel Schöning, Eva Marguerre and Marcel Besau opted for a monochrome colour palette to keep the focus on the surrounding architecture. Schöning, an architect, enlisted the help of the Hamburg-based designers after he was commissioned to create the interior concept and furnishings

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Competition: win a pair of tickets to visit Brighton’s i360 observation tower

Dezeen is giving five readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to visit the Marks Barfield-designed i360 in Brighton, billed as the world’s tallest moving observation tower. The British Airways i360 tower opened this summer. It comprises a giant glass-and-steel doughnut that moves up and down a 162-metre-high and 3.9-metre-thick pole – making it the Guinness World Record holder

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Zaha Hadid Architects reveals plans for Infinitus Plaza in Guangzhou

Zaha Hadid Architects has begun work on a multipurpose complex in Guangzhou, which is modelled on the looping infinity symbol used in mathematics. The Infinitus Plaza is located in the business district of Baiyun New Town, and will serve as a headquarters for the Infinitus – a health products brand owned by the LKK Health Products Group (LKKHPG). It

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Design Museum’s opening exhibition presents reactions to a complex world

The first exhibition to take place in London’s new Design Museum explores a spectrum of issues that define our time, with installations by OMA, Hussein Chalayan and Neri Oxman. The Fear and Love exhibition presents 11 installations by 11 different architects and designers, who each confronted a different issue shaping today’s world. It’s the first

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Seven projects worth knowing by Vincent Van Duysen

To celebrate Vincent Van Duysen being named Designer of the Year at Biennale Interieur 2016, we’ve rounded up seven standout projects from the architect and designer admired for his minimalist style. The award comes after a busy year for the Belgian, who was appointed to the role of creative director at furniture brand Molteni&C in April –

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Non-rectangular football pitches created in Bangkok slum

Unused patches of land in a densely populated area of the Thai capital have been transformed into a series of irregularly-shaped football pitches for local residents (+ movie). The Unusual Football Pitch project is the work of property developer AP Thai, with help from digital agency CJ Worx. The companies wanted create a space that could change the lives of young More

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Giles Miller designs shingle-covered pavilion for English countryside

Shingles inscribed with personal messages cover this squat hilltop pavilion, created by British designer Giles Miller as a rest stop for ramblers (+ slideshow). Located in the Winterfold forest in the English county of Surrey, the Perspectives installation is situated along a scenic walking route. The elliptical-shaped structure is made of a steel framework covered More

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White Arkitekter creates Museum of Making pavilion for Clerkenwell Design Week

Clerkenwell Design Week 2016: Swedish firm White Arkitekter has installed a barn-like structure in the centre of London’s Clerkenwell, which is dedicated to the area’s creative past and present (+ slideshow). The company teamed up with engineers Price & Myers to create a structure that showcased Scandinavian heritage while providing an insight into Clerkenwell’s history. Based on More

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Heatherwick, Chipperfield and Adjaye among high-profile architects and designers opposing Brexit

David Chipperfield, Ron Arad, Richard Rogers, David Adjaye and Thomas Heatherwick are among the architects and designers that have signed a letter backing the Remain campaign for the UK’s EU referendum. The letter says that Britain’s “global creative success would be severely weakened” if it was to leave the EU. David Chipperfield, Amanda Levete, Richard Rogers and David Adjaye are More

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We Like Today’s Sea Lanes aims to reconnect Brighton and Hove residents with the sea

Design studio We Like Today has unveiled plans to “revive and repopulate” an area of Brighton and Hove’s sea front, with a brightly coloured scheme made from a series of hut-like structures (+ slideshow). Brighton-based We Like Today, the firm behind London’s shipping-container shopping centre Boxpark, has teamed up with developers Copsemill Properties for the Sea Lanes. The project aims to More

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Replica of destroyed Syrian archway erected in London’s Trafalgar square

A replica of the Palmyra Arch – a 2,000-year-old Syrian architectural landmark believed to have been destroyed by Islamic militant group ISIS – has been erected in London’s Trafalgar Square. The 15-feet-high (4.6-metre-high) replica was officially unveiled by mayor Boris Johnson on Tuesday afternoon, and will be on display in the UK capital for three days. It will then More

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Lipton Plant adds indoor treehouse to Bath House nursery in Hackney

A tree-like structure connects each level of this children’s nursery in east London, designed by Lipton Plant Architects to reference Disney’s Swiss Family Robinson (+ slideshow). London-based Lipton Plant was brought on board to extend and refurbish The Bath House Children’s Community Centre in Hackney – a building which served as a public washing baths from the 1930s More

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OMA unveils plans for first project in Dubai

Dutch architecture firm OMA is to transform a set of four warehouses on Dubai’s Alserkal Avenue into a multi-purpose venue for cultural events. The new space, which is expected to open later this year, will be OMA’s first ever built project in Dubai. The project aims to provide the Alserkal Avenue area with a location More

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Scott and Scott completes mountainside cabin in Whistler for family of snowboarders

The A-frame exterior of this mountainside cabin in Whistler was designed by Canadian studio Scott and Scott to mimic neighbouring 1970s chalets. Based in nearby Vancouver, Scott & Scott designed the property as a weekend retreat for a family of snowboarders. It sits upon on a steeply sloping rock face in a residential area to More

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Les Halles to reopen as glass-roofed cultural centre and shopping complex

A long-awaited cultural centre designed by architects Patrick Berger and Jacques Anziutti is nearing completion on the site of Les Halles – a historic Parisian marketplace demolished in the 1970s. The centre is scheduled to open in April, eight years after the City of Paris launched a competition for a complete reconstruction of the existing More

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Neri&Hu bases Shanghai burger restaurant on 1950s diners

To make this Shanghai restaurant feel like a retro American diner, Chinese studio Neri&Hu added bold tiles and an angular roof that overhangs a foldable glazed facade (+ slideshow). Located in the former French Concession, Rachel’s Burger restaurant was envisaged as “a porous space” that can be completely opened up onto Wukang Road. Taking the Modernist More

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Williamson Chong Architects adds “carved” facade to Toronto family home

The wooden facade of this Toronto property by local practice Williamson Chong Architects is set-back and angled towards a nearby ravine (+ slideshow). The Bala Line home, which accommodates a family of five, is situated on a street towards the western edge of the ravine, and sits 60 feet (18.3 metres) above the disused Bala More

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Asif Khan adds elevated wooden play area to east London primary school

To provide children at this primary school with more room to play, London designer Asif Khan has created a stilted structure that stands two metres above the playground (+ slideshow). Khan, whose two children attend Chisenhale Primary in London’s Tower Hamlets, designed the addition following a conversation with the school’s headteacher. Due to lack of More

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TDO adds boxy plywood-framed extension to old Windsor cottage

Materials and interior details are used to clearly define the old and new parts of this family home in Windsor, UK, renovated by London studio TDO (+ slideshow). TDO designed the home for a family whose children have grown up. The intention is that they live primarily in the new-build portion, then expand into the old More

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Kengo Kuma’s V&A Dundee receives extra £20 million from Scottish government

The Scottish Government has pledged an extra £20 million of funding to the V&A museum outpost in Dundee, a year after costs for the Kengo Kuma-designed building doubled to £80 million. The new deal is part of a £63.8 million financial package for the development of the city’s waterfront, and is hoped to provide the More

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MVRDV to transform La Part Diu shopping centre in Lyon

Rotterdam firm MVRDV has unveiled its plans to overhaul La Part Diu retail complex in Lyon, which feature an “evaporating” facade and a rooftop park. MVRDV’s transformation of the shopping centre is considered the centre piece in a major renovation taking place across the third arrondissement of the French city. The firm’s proposal includes a More

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Google granted planning permission for new King’s Cross offices

UK studio Mossessian Architecture’s 11-storey office building for Google in London’s King’s Cross has been given permission to start work. The S2 building for the tech company, which will be located behind Central Saint Martins arts college, was granted the go-ahead by Camden Council last week. Mossessian Architecture’s design features a large roof terrace complete More

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HawkinsBrown designs pool that will give the sense of “swimming amongst the trees”

A cross-laminated timber roof covers this six-lane swimming pool, which London firm HawkinsBrown plans to add to a school in Surrey (+ slideshow). The 25-metre pool is the second phase of the masterplan developed by HawkinsBrown’s for the City of London Freemen’s School, which has already seen the completion of a new boarding house and More

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China moves to prevent “oversized, xenocentric and weird” architecture

China has released a directive that could put an end to the country’s trend for bombastic architecture. Just over a year after president Xi Jinping called for an end to “weird architecture”, the country’s State Council has released a document calling for all new buildings to be “suitable, economic, green and pleasing to the eye”, according to More

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Gwyneth Paltrow enlists Gensler to design Hollywood members-only club

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is working with architecture firm Gensler to develop a branch of the private Arts Club on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip. Paltrow and Arts Club chairman Gary Landesberg purchased the 132,000-square-foot (12,300 square metres) plot that was once the flagship of erotic boutique Hustler for the members’ club. The pair have enlisted the help More

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SET Architects installs towering steel Holocaust memorial in a Bologna square

The space at the heart of this rusting steel memorial narrows to a width of just 80 centimetres, designed to make visitors empathise with the “feeling of oppression” experienced by Holocaust victims (+ slideshow). Designed by Rome-based office SET Architects, the Bologna Shoah Memorial is located on a city square in Bologna, Italy, close to the newly installed high-speed train station. More

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BIG to design Galeries Lafayette flagship on Paris’ Champs-Élysées

French department store chain Galeries Lafayette has selected Danish architect Bjarke Ingels to design its new flagship shop on the Champs-Élysées. Ingels’ firm will renovate and transform an existing Art Deco building on the Parisian boulevard into a 9,000 square metre department store scheduled to open in 2018. Galeries Lafayette said it wanted to turn the former More

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COBE’s Frederiksvej Kindergarten is based on children’s drawings

Each of the small house-like volumes that make up this Copenhagen kindergarten were designed by Danish firm COBE to look like caricatures of homes with peaked roofs as drawn by children (+ slideshow). COBE won a competition in 2011 to build the Frederiksvej Kindergarten – billed as the biggest daycare centre in Copenhagen – in collaboration with landscape firm Preben More

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Copenhagen’s Bellakvarter development will “further strengthen” Danish design industry

Plans to overhaul the area surrounding Copenhagen’s Bella Center – the location of biannual design fair Northmodern – aim to turn the neighbourhood into a year-round creative hub (+ slideshow). The masterplan for the Bellakvarter area, devised by Danish firm COBE, aims to transform the district into a design-focussed neighbourhood complete with homes, shops, cafes, public More

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Treehouse installed in Israel Museum playground by Ifat Finkelman and Deborah Warschawski

Architects Ifat Finkelman and Deborah Warschawski have built a slatted wooden structure around an old pine tree to update a courtyard space at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem (+ slideshow). Situated at the entrance of the Israel Museum’s Youth Wing for Art Education, the IMJ Tree House provides a gathering point for both adult and children visitors. “As More

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Taller Basico de Arquitectura completes House for a Man and a Tree in Spain

The facade of this private guesthouse in northern Spain extends out to become a fence, enclosing a large tree that was already growing in the garden (+ slideshow). Spanish office Taller Basico de Arquitectura was tasked with creating the small guesthouse for the garden of a family property in Mutilva, Navarre. The team named the project House for a Man and a More

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ArandaLasch creates pleated concrete facade for Tom Ford flagship Miami store

US firm ArandaLasch has completed a store for fashion designer Tom Ford in the Miami Design District, featuring an angular facade that references bold Art Deco motifs (+ slideshow). Situated on the corner of a busy Miami street, the shop is part of a new building by ArandaLasch that houses four luxury retailers, including French fashion brand Lanvin and […]

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JUNG Architectures adds zinc-clad extension to former leper hospital

Paris-based JUNG Architectures has converted an former French leper colony into a gallery, adding an zinc-clad extension that can be used for wine tasting (+ slideshow). Located in the Burgundy region of France, the Léproserie de Meursault was originally constructed in the 12th century by Duke Hugh II to quarantine people suffering from leprosy. Since then it has […]

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Arching wooden footbridge by DANS Architects connects Slovenian village to mountains

DANS Architects used timber planks and shingles to create this footbridge and cycle path, which connects a Slovenian village to nearby lakes and mountains (+ slideshow). Arching over the Sava River, the 54-metre-long bridge is part of a new cycle path that starts in the Bohinjska village and ends up at Bohinj Lake. “The bridge […]

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Call for entries to Lighthouse Sea Hotel competition 2016

Dezeen promotion: entries are open for architects and designers to submit proposals for the renovation of an abandoned lighthouse in Sicily. Organised by Young Architects Competitions (YAC) and Valore Paese Fari – a government-funded heritage protection project – the brief requires entrants to imagine a new use for a lighthouse on the Sicilian coast by […]

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Perforated brick elevator by Carles Enrich connects medieval Spanish town to riverside

Spanish architect Carles Enrich has built a 20-metre-high elevator next to a Catalonian cliffside to connect the old and new parts of a town (+ slideshow). Featuring walls of perforated brickwork, the elevator is located in the Gironella municipality of Spain, where an old town and a modernised urban area are divided by the Llobregat river. “The 20-metre vertical break […]

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Fendi moves headquarters into iconic Mussolini-commissioned building

Italian fashion house Fendi has moved into its new headquarters at Rome’s Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana – a building commissioned by dictator Benito Mussolini in 1943 that has been renovated by local architect Marco Costanzi (+ slideshow). Designed by architects Giovanni Guerrini, Ernesto Bruno La Padula and Mario Romano, the six-storey Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana […]

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Kengo Kuma installs climbable wooden pavilion in Paris park

Visitors can clamber to the top of this pavilion by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma in Paris’ Jardin des Tuileries, which is made up of a complex lattice of identical timber beams. Designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates for Galerie Phillipe Gravier, the structure is based on small nomadic shelters, and has been assembled using techniques […]

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NAS Architecture installs wooden “vortex” over medieval city wall in France

This tunnel made up of wooden profiles was designed by NAS Architecture to arch over the fortifications surrounding a historic commune in the south of France (+ slideshow). Described by NAS Architecture as a vortex, the Haven installation was commissioned by the heritage organisation National Monuments Center of France. It wraps over the medieval ramparts surrounding Aigues-Mortes. The pavilion […]

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Claridge Architects designs blackened timber pavilion for Plants Out Of Place exhibition

Planks of black-coloured timber were arranged in a diagonal formation to create the venue for an exhibition that celebrated weeds during this year’s London Design Festival (+ slideshow). London-based Claridge Architects designed the structure for the Plants out of Place exhibition – a five-day event in Queen’s Park that celebrated the potential of undesirable and […]

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Kubo Tsushima Architects creates curved cedar interior inside Japanese bathhouse

A wooden floor that curves up to become a wall allows light and air to flow through this bathhouse by Japanese studio Kubo Tsushima Architects. Set within a 17th-century hotel complex in Japan’s Gunma prefecture, Maruhon Ryokan was redesigned by Kubo Tsushima Architects as part of a long-term plan to attract tourists and promote sustainability in the area. “The existing building has been extended and […]

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San Lucas Pavilion by FRPO is a concrete pool house amongst pine trees

Surrounded by pine trees on the outskirts of Madrid, this concrete structure by Spanish architecture firm FRPO provides shelter and cooking facilities beside a swimming pool (+ slideshow). The single-storey San Lucas Pavilion was designed by FRPO to accompany an outdoor pool shared by several residences, and it comprises a robust canopy supported by seven narrow columns. Within the 11- […]

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Call for entries to Troldtekt’s Wood Wool Award 2015

Dezeen promotion: Danish acoustic panel manufacturer Troldtekt is inviting architects and designers to submit projects featuring innovative uses of wood wool panels for the chance to win €5,000 (+ slideshow). Troldtekt’s acoustic panels are used to absorb sound and can be applied internally or externally. The company has asked architects and designers to submit projects […]

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GAAGA uses prefabricated wooden walls to build “three-legged” tea house in a Dutch park

Dutch architecture studio GAAGA has completed a three-winged wooden tea house in Leiden, the Netherlands, featuring large windows on all sides to allow panoramic views of the surrounding park (+ slideshow). Local residents initiated the Teahouse Leiden Noord project, aiming to create a community gathering place that could become the “green heart” of the neighbourhood. Related story: […]

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Explore images of imaginative art and design studios on our updated Pinterest board

Artists and designers often chose the most dramatic locations to build their workspaces. We’ve updated our dedicated Pinterest board with some of the most interesting and beautiful recent examples, including a studio submerged into the side of a cliff and a cabin perched above a babbling stream. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest | See more studios on […]

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The Wild Thing is a “creature-like” cabin that stands tall above a Latvian wildflower meadow

The sides of this 4.5 metre-high stilted cabin lift open to offer inhabitants an uninterrupted view of the Latvian landscape (+ slideshow). Designed and built by a group of students at the Riga Technical University summer school, the structure is part of a plan to make better use of an open space that links the Pirtsupites Grava […]

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Space Group Architects add sunken glass box extension to heritage-listed London house

Space Group Architects has renovated a 19th-century house in east London, adding details inspired by Minimalist artists and a sunken glass-walled extension (+ slideshow). London-based Space Group Architects was limited to the changes it could make to the existing exterior of the Grade II-listed home. “This particular house is assumed to have been built in the 1830s,” said architect […]

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Phillips Tracey replaces a derelict London dental surgery with a simple brick house

A brick wall conceals the majority of this two-storey house that Phillips Tracey Architects has slotted between a pair of heritage-listed buildings in south London (+ slideshow). Previously the site of a derelict dental surgery, the Lansdowne Gardens property follows the form of the original building – creating the illusion of a one-storey structure from street level. “From […]

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Shift uses CMY film to create rainbow hues across Bernard Tschumi’s Groningen pavilion

Shift Architecture Urbanism has updated Bernard Tschumi’s glass pavilion in Groningen by applying a layer of translucent film displaying all of the colours of the rainbow (+ slideshow). The Glass Video Gallery was completed by Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi in 1990 as part of an outdoor exhibition in the Dutch city. Twenty-five years later, Rotterdam studio Shift […]

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Mariano Dallago’s Camera Obscura creates a projected “postcard” of the Dolomites

Photographer Mariano Dallago has installed a giant camera obscura on top of a hill as part of an exhibition in the mountainous Italian province of South Tyrol (+ movie). Dallago’s Camera Obscura is an optical device that consists of a box with a hole in one side. Light entering the hole is projected onto an […]

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Shiver House’s plastic shingles change shape to create a shelter in bad weather

London studio NEON has built a structure with shingles that “shiver” and adapt in response to changing weather as part of a exhibition in Finland (+ movie). The Shiver House was created for this summer’s Barfotastigen exhibition – an annual outdoor exhibition focusing on environmental and site-specific art that is taking place in Korppoo, in the Turku […]

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ECE Architecture installs a mirrored beach hut on the English coast

The beach huts traditionally found in English seaside towns informed this temporary mirror-clad cabin installed by ECE Architecture beside the coast in Sussex (+ movie). Located on Worthing beach in the south of England, the small timber-framed structure has the same gabled form as a typical beach hut, but all four of its walls and its […]

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