Atsuko Mochida creates revolving floor and walls in abandoned house

This captioned movie shows an installation by Japanese artist Atsuko Mochida, who has cut a volume out of an abandoned house and rebuilt it on top of a revolving platform. The piece, titled ‘The Revolving House of T’, is located in Mito city in Ibaraki prefecture in central Japan. To create the installation Mochida cut a

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Motels are making a comeback, say AHEAD Americas awards judges

Nostalgia for the open road has led to a renewed interest in motels in the American hospitality industry, say AHEAD Americas jury members in this movie Dezeen produced for the awards programme. The AHEAD Americas awards, which took place in Miami on Tuesday, celebrate the best in hotel and resort design across North, Central and South

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1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge designed “to be part of the park,” says Jonathan Marvel

The 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in New York was designed to bring the surrounding park into the building, says architect Jonathan Marvel in this movie Dezeen filmed for the AHEAD hospitality awards. Designed by Marvel Architects, the hotel stands alongside the Brooklyn Bridge Park, with views of the bridge and across the East River to Manhattan. The

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Watch our talk with Bjarke Ingels and Hans Ulrich Obrist on museum architecture live from Venice

BIG founder Bjarke Ingels speaks to curator Hans Ulrich Obrist about the architecture of museums, in this talk Dezeen is hosting with Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet in Venice. Watch the talk here or on Dezeen’s Facebook page live at 4pm UK time. Ahead of the opening of BIG’s Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet in 2020, Ingels

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SLA Architects designs ski park atop BIG’s Amager Bakke Waste-To-Energy Plant

Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video reveals plans by landscape firm SLA Architects to create the year-round ski slope and park over Copenhagen’s new Amager Bakke Waste-To-Energy Plant. Bjarke Ingels’ firm BIG is behind the new power plant, which completes this year in the Danish capital. The firm asked SLA Architects to design the large park that will

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Parasitic extensions to Paris apartment building could reduce energy consumption

Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video features a proposal by Malka Architecture to improve the energy efficiency of a Parisian apartment building, by attaching boxy, parasitic extensions to its exterior. Titled Plug-in City 75, the proposal would see parasitic cubes mounted onto the facade of a building in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, extending the floor plates

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Matt Lucraft proposes modular building system to tackle housing scarcity

The latest video in our Dezeen x MINI Living series explores Bartlett School of Architecture graduate Matt Lucraft’s concept for a modular building system designed to address London’s housing crisis. Matt Lucraft’s proposal, titled the Dagenham Breach Housing Co-operative, is a plan for a settlement of self-built and customisable homes that seeks to tackle the scarcity of

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Watch our talk with Dulux Trade live from the RIBA in London

Dezeen has teamed up with Dulux Trade to host a breakfast conversation with architects Mark Dytham and Dara Huang on the theme of future-proofing design. Tune in from 9:30am UK time to watch it live. The stream is now live. You can watch it here on Dezeen, or on our Facebook page. Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus

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Ice-skating trail transforms unused space beneath Toronto highway

The latest instalment of our Dezeen x MINI Living video series explores an unused space beneath a highway in Toronto, which is being overhauled to create a new park complete with an ice-skating track. Developed by urban designer Ken Greenberg and Toronto landscape architecture firm Public Work, the Bentway will be a linear park that occupies a

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Movie shows experimental musicians recording inside Philip Johnson’s Glass House

This captioned movie shows experimental musicians Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto recording their latest album inside Philip Johnson’s Glass House, which at the time was housing an installation by artist Yayoi Kusama.
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Europe’s best hotels offer “experiences that create memories” say AHEAD awards judges

Architects and designers are taking a holistic approach to create Europe’s most successful new hotels, say judges of the AHEAD Europe hospitality awards, in this movie produced by Dezeen. The AHEAD Europe hospitality awards, which took place in London last week, awarded projects including The Ned in London, São Lourenço do Barrocal in rural Portugal and At Six in

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Watch Alison Brooks and Jacob Kurek speak about performance spaces live at World Architecture Festival 2017

Architects Alison Brooks and Jacob Kurek speak on the theme of performance spaces in the second talk Dezeen is streaming live from World Architecture Festival 2017 in Berlin. The livestream is now live and you can watch it above or on Dezeen’s Facebook page from 11.00am UK time. Alison Brooks, founder of Alison Brooks Architects,

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Watch Rafael Viñoly’s keynote presentation live from World Architecture Festival 2017

Architect Rafael Viñoly discusses the concept of performance in architecture in the opening keynote seminar at World Architecture Festival 2017 in Berlin. Watch the livestream here from 9.20am UK time. The livestream has not started yet. You will be able to watch it here or on Dezeen’s Facebook page from 9.20am UK time. Viñoly, the architect behind

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Tour the Seoul overpass that MVRDV converted into a plant-covered walkway

In the latest movie in our Dezeen X MINI Living series, drone footage offers an elevated view of the former 1970s highway that Dutch firm MVRDV transformed into an elevated urban garden. The project, named Seoullo 7017, is a kilometre-long path featuring 24,000 trees, shrubs and flowers set into cylindrical planters. The pedestrian-only route extends across several

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The SHED Project offers micro-homes inside vacant London properties

Self-contained micro homes are being installed inside vacant buildings across London as part of an initiative called The SHED Project, which features in the latest movie from our Dezeen x MINI Living video series. The project sees property management company Lowe Guardians create temporary affordable housing for young professionals inside empty properties like warehouses and office blocks. By doing so, the company is also helping to keep

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Chinese cities are “still copying” architecture from other countries says Ma Yansong

MAD co-founder Ma Yansong says that Chinese cities should draw more from the country’s traditional architecture, rather than aping the style of western buildings, in the second part of our exclusive video interview. Ma says that looking at the philosophy of traditional buildings could help the country develop a contemporary style that is uniquely Chinese. Ma, who

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Henning Larsen’s Etobicoke Civic Centre shelters public square from cold winds

Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects has won a competition to design a group of buildings in Toronto, with a proposal that channels wind to create a comfortable microclimate in a central plaza. The Etobicoke Civic Centre will feature a cluster of buildings of different sizes, arranged to shelter a public square from cold prevailing winds. The development was planned to

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The Seasteading Institute’s floating cities are designed for unregulated innovation

A plan to build self-sufficient floating cities outside of national borders features in the latest movie from our Dezeen x MINI Living video series. The Seasteading Institute is a non-profit organisation founded by political economic theorist Patri Friedman and Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel. The organisation aims to build “start-up countries” at sea, known as “seasteads”, that

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Los Angeles River could be revitalised with designs from seven architecture firms

A vision to transform the desolate Los Angeles River into a bustling oasis featuring cycle paths, play areas, public art and kayaking facilities features in the latest movie from our Dezeen x MINI Living video series. Created by seven architecture firms, the LA River Downtown Design Dialogue celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Los Angeles River Revitalisation

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Baca Architects proposes floating settlements to combat overcrowding in cities

The latest instalment of our Dezeen x MINI Living video series explores the “aquatecture” of Baca Architects, which includes plans for floating houses, villages and even a Grand Prix track. London-based Baca Architects has developed a number of concepts that aim to move growing urban populations into floating communities on docks and canals. The studio’s plans to reinvigorate a water space in London’s

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Vertical farm designed to produce food amidst Shanghai’s skyscrapers

The latest video in our Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative series investigates a design for a hydroponic vertical farm nestled among the skyscrapers of Shanghai. US architecture firm Sasaki Associates has designed the farm to produce food for the inhabitants of China’s largest city. The farm’s output will largely consist of leafy greens like kale, spinach and lettuce, which are

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Jaime Hayon combines Caesarstone with stained glass to create colourful Stone Age Folk pavilion

Spanish designer Jaime Hayon explains how traditional marquetry techniques informed his Stone Age Folk pavilion in this movie Dezeen filmed for Caesarstone during Milan design week. Caesarstone’s Stone Age Folk exhibition, which ran from 4 to 8 April during Milan design week, featured a pavilion by Hayon constructed within the ballroom of Palazzo Serbelloni, a

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SO-IL and MINI create an air-filtering house that “contributes to improving urban life”

In this exclusive movie produced by Dezeen, MINI Living Initiative creative lead Oke Hauser and SO-IL co-director Ilias Papageorgiou explain how they collaborated to install a translucent prefab home in an unused urban plot in Milan. The prototype house, developed by MINI Living and New York architectural practice SO-IL, consists of a three-storey modular structure wrapped in

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