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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Movie reveals view of London skyline from atop Cooke Fawcett’s Peckham Observatory

This captioned movie offers a tour of the elevated walkway created by architecture studio Cooke Fawcett atop a multi-storey car park in south London. Peckham Observatory stands on the roof of the car park that hosts Franks Cafe, as well as an open-air gallery run by Bold Tendencies. The space opens for the 2018 season tonight, with a new

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Drone footage shows progress on Ennead Architects’ Shanghai Planetarium

Our latest captioned movie shows drone footage of Ennead Architects’ Shanghai Planetarium as construction progresses.  The planetarium in Lingang near Shanghai, China, will include a 78 foot-high solar telescope as well as a youth observation camp and observatory.  Installation of the exterior aluminium cladding will commence later this year, with the project on track to open to

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Robots used to build wooden architectural structures

This captioned movie shows a new digital construction method that allows robots to build timber structures. 
Called Spatial Timber Assemblies, the project aims to merge robotics and craftsmanship. It was developed as a collaboration between research la…

Slim House has large sloped roof to increase natural light

This captioned movie reveals how a 2.3-metre-wide house in south London, designed by Alma-nac, has a staggered floor plan and sloped roof dotted with windows to make most of natural light.
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Micro homes inside water pipes could take advantage of unused urban space

The latest instalment of our Dezeen x MINI Living video series features a proposal to create micro homes inside concrete water pipes. OPod Tube Housing is a concept by Hong Kong-based studio James Law Cybertecture, to transform 2.5-metre-wide concrete water pipes into temporary living spaces, with facilities for living, cooking and bathing. The idea is that these tubular structures

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Egg-shaped micro home allows inhabitants to live off-grid

This captioned movie shows an ovoid micro home by Slovakian firm Nice Architects, which was designed to allow its owners to be self-sustainable and move where they want.
The micro home called Ecocapsule is available to buy for just under £70,000.
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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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Parasitic pods attached to buildings could house New York’s homeless

Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video features a proposal by creative agency Framlab to house the homeless population of New York in parasitic pods attached to the outside of existing buildings. The hexagonal modules have been designed for easy and inexpensive assembly, and would be slotted into scaffolding structures affixed to windowless facades around the city.

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Drone footage shows the V&A Dundee nearing completion

This captioned movie features recent drone footage of the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, showing that the Kengo Kuma-designed building is nearly complete.
The facility is set to open in September 2018, and will be Scotland’s first major design museum…

Flat-pack MADI houses can be assembled in six hours

This captioned movie shows workers unfolding a flat-pack MADI – a modular, earthquake-resistant house that the manufacturer claims can be constructed within six hours.
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Plantagon designs office block containing a 60-metre-high urban farm

Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video features a proposal for an office tower that doubles as a vertical farm, by Swedish architecture firm Plantagon. Called the World Food Building, the project is currently under construction in the Swedish town of Linköping and is due to be completed in 2020. Half of the 60-metre-tall building will be

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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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Space10 pavilion imagines a future where buildings produce food for residents

This week’s instalment of our Dezeen x MINI Living video series explores an algae-producing pavilion by research lab Space10, which demonstrates how buildings could help feed urban populations sustainably in the future. Presented at the annual Chart Art Fair in Copenhagen, Space10’s Algae Dome comprised a four-metre-high wooden structure wrapped in 320 metres of coiled transparent

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Movie offers a look inside the People’s Pavilion from Dutch Design Week

This captioned movie features the venue for Dezeen’s Good Design for a Bad World talks at Dutch Design Week – a pavilion designed by Bureau SLA and Overtreders W, which was built using only borrowed and recycled materials. Find out more about the People’s Pavilion › Movie is by Dezeen, with photography by Filip Dujardin and Jeroen van der

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Movie tours the Jamie Fobert-designed extension to Tate St Ives

This captioned movie offers a tour of the cliffside extension that architect Jamie Fobert added to the Tate gallery in Cornwall, England, which is clad in ceramic tiles to reflect the ocean.
More about Tate St Ives ›
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Ocean Spiral is a conceptual city proposed beneath the surface of the ocean

Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video explores a proposal for an environmentally friendly underwater city, which Japanese engineering firm Shimizu Corporation claims could be a reality by 2030. Called Ocean Spiral, the design envisions a habitable settlement at surface level, which harnesses the resources of the ocean to allow it be entirely self-sufficient. The conceptual

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Drone footage showcases “floating” roof of OMA’s MPavilion

This captioned movie offers a tour of this year’s MPavilion, designed by Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA. Featuring footage shot by a drone, the film gives a closer look at the building’s seemingly unsupported roof and its amphitheatre-like interior. Find out more about OMA’s MPavilion ›

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Hong Kong students create terracotta tower to promote use of 3D-printed bricks

This captioned movie shows how a team from the University of Hong Kong’s architecture faculty created a pavilion from 3D-printed bricks, to show the potential of this technology in architectural production. More one-minute movies ›

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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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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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RCA graduate proposes low-cost cantilevered homes to combat housing crisis

This captioned movie explores a proposal by RCA graduate Llywelyn James to tackle London’s housing crisis by building 100-metre-long cantilevered structures on the city’s undeveloped brownfield sites. Watch more one-minute movies › 

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