Dezeen and MINI Living launch £10,000 contest to design a home for 100 years in the future

How will we live in cities in 100 years’ time? To find out, Dezeen has teamed up with MINI Living to invite readers to design an urban home of the future, with £10,000 to be won. The Future Urban Home Competition is an extension of the ongoing Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative, a collaboration between Dezeen

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MINI Living and Studiomama’s Milan installation allowed “everyone to become an architect”

In our latest Dezeen x MINI Living movie, architect Oke Hauser and designer Nina Tolstrup explain how MINI’s Milan design week installation let visitors design their own micro homes. Called MINI Living – Built by All, the show at Via Tortona showcased a conceptual modular system for creating tiny customisable living spaces. Split between two former warehouses,

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Studiomama creates colourful capsule homes for MINI Living installation

Architecture firm Studiomama has teamed up with MINI to build a series of tiny, pastel-toned living spaces, each designed to suit a different character. Installed inside a former factory for Milan design week, MINI Living – Built By All comprises four compact living spaces that are all tailored towards different lifestyles. The aim is to show

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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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MINI’s co-living destination in Shanghai “brings know-how from vehicles into places where we live”

Car brand MINI is diversifying into urban development with the MINI Living building in Shanghai, which will see a disused industrial complex transform into apartments, offices and leisure spaces. The announcement of the MINI Living building marks the latest stage in MINI’s evolution from a dedicated automobile manufacturer into a multifaceted lifestyle brand, with a focus

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Bureau V’s MINI Living Urban Cabin aims to “start a conversation about immigration”

New York architect Peter Zuspan explains how his studio Bureau V’s colourful additions to the MINI Living Urban Cabin in New York reflect the city’s large immigrant population in our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video. Created as a model for a tiny living space, the MINI Living Urban Cabin is a travelling installation designed

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MINI Living Urban Cabin explores how future cities may merge public and private, says Sam Jacob

In our latest Dezeen x MINI Living movie, architect Sam Jacob and Corinna Natter of MINI Living explain how micro homes, like the one they presented during London Design Festival, could one day function as shared resources. The Urban Cabin is a 15-square-metre modular unit, created by MINI Living to explore ways that cities might be occupied in

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Li Edelkoort joins latest Dezeen x MINI Living panel discussion in New York – register now!

Trend forecaster Li Edelkoort, Peter Zuspan of Bureau V and Corinna Natter of MINI Living will discuss how nomadic working and living is changing cities in our latest Dezeen x MINI Living talk in New York on 19 October. Register to attend now! The panel discussion will explore how we design spaces for the increasing numbers of

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Sam Jacob and MINI team up to create micro home with attached library

A miniature library adjoins this tiny home that architect Sam Jacob and car brand MINI have built for this year’s London Design Festival. MINI created the 50-square-metre Urban Cabin as part of its ongoing MINI Living project, which is exploring new forms of urban living. The tiny cabin is designed for a future when homes become a shared resource.

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Deputy mayor of Paris joins Dezeen x MINI Living panel to discuss the future of the French capital

Deputy mayor of Paris Jean-Louis Missika will join architects Edouard François, Chartier Dalix and Hamonic+Masson & Associés to discuss the future development of the French capital in our latest Dezeen x MINI Living talk at Maison&Objet on Friday. Following the relaxation of its 42-year skyscraper ban – put in place after negative reaction to Tour

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Fernando Abellanas suspends micro studio beneath a bridge in Valencia

Valencian designer Fernando Abellanas has created a secluded studio for himself, which hangs from the underside of a concrete bridge in his hometown. Find out more about the micro studio ›

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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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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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Watch our Dezeen x MINI LIVING talk with SO-IL, Assemble and Carlo Ratti live from Milan

Architects SO-IL, Assemble and Carlo Ratti discuss the future of urban architecture at our first Dezeen x MINI LIVING Initiative talk in Milan. Tune in at 2pm UK time to watch it live. The live stream will start at 2pm UK time. Ilias Papageorgiou of New York studio SO-IL, Jane Hall of London collective Assemble and Italian architect Carlo Ratti are

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SO-IL imagines a future of sustainable city living with smog-filtering MINI Living house

New York firm SO-IL has built a prototype house at the MINI Living space in Milan, featuring a white mesh exterior designed to filter polluted city air, and a plant-covered roof. Installed for the duration of Milan design week, the MINI Living – Breathe installation is a “resource-conscious” housing prototype that offers a sustainable solution to shared, compact city living. It is on

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Join Dezeen and MINI for a talk with SO-IL, Assemble and Carlo Ratti in Milan

Architects SO-IL, Assemble and Carlo Ratti will discuss the future of sustainable urban architecture at our first Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative talk in Milan next week, and Dezeen readers are invited to join us. Ilias Papageorgiou of New York studio SO-IL, Jane Hall of London collective Assemble and Italian architect Carlo Ratti will all join Dezeen and MINI

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Asif Khan creates “space in between” homes and workplaces with Forests installation for MINI

London Design Festival 2016: in this exclusive movie produced by Dezeen for MINI, the brand’s Oke Hauser explains why they worked with architect Asif Khan to install plant-filled pavilions across east London. Khan’s Forests installation for MINI consisted of three translucent box-shaped structures filled with plants, which were constructed across Shoreditch for London Design Festival last week. The More

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OUTFIT / RELOADING

WEARING: MANGO CAMEL COAT AND DESTROYED JEANS, H&M BASIC TEE, PS11 TINY BAG AND UGG MINI CLASSIC BOOTS
Took my new Mini boots for a little ride yesterday. After a super busy and hectic week, including a 24 hour trip to Berlin, I needed some fr…

OUTFIT / DUFFYBAG X MINI

WEARING: H&M SKIRT, PRIMARK BLOUSE, ALEXANDER WANG BOOTS, DUFFYBAG X MINI TOTE BAG AND RAYBAN AVIATORS And with this shoot I’m wrapping up the collaboration I did with/for DUFFYBAG X MINI. A long but fun day of shooting in Amsterdam together with an old and new friend! We sure had some laughs and panic attacks, but in the end it was all worth it! PS: For all the non-colour lovers, it’s also comes in black. ;)

LATELY ON MY FEED #9

I’ve visited some beautiful places last month during my trip to Croatia. And since we were so close to Italy we’ve also spend some time in Venice, such an amazing city! But vacation is over now and we’re back to reality…. Find me on Instagram @COTTDS

OUTFIT / HIT THE ROAD

WEARING: GESTUZ SUIT, ALEXANDER WANG HEELS, RAYBAN AVIATOR SUNGLASSES AND DUFFYBAG X MINI TOTE BAG
After a long road trip we finally arrived in the beautiful Croatia. Our very first family Holiday! It feels so good to break the pattern of normal l…

OUTFIT / WANG

WEARING: ALEXANDER WANG ‘LYS’ BOOTS, ZARA LINGERIE SHORTS, HM TREND TRENCH AND TANK TOP, PS11 MINI / 19 WEEKS Definitely not an outfit I was wearing this week. Way too cold! Shot this outfit a few weeks ago with my new Alexander Wang ‘Lys’ boots.