The top 10 architecture and design trends of 2015 - architecture and design

The top 10 architecture and design trends of 2015



Dezeen editor Anna Winston identifies 10 of the key architecture and design trends of 2015, including ocean plastic, floating buildings and "broken-plan" living.

Floating architecture
London architecture studio Baca has proposed building floating homes on London's canals
Dezeen investigated the trend for floating architecture following a flurry of proposals ranging from housing developments on the canals of London to floating homes in Amsterdam and amphibious cities in China.
This see-through floating hut is modelled on the remote cabin built by 19th century American author Henry David Thoreau
Architect Kunlé Adeyemi, whose projects include a floating school for a Lagos lagoon, told Dezeen that floating buildings were an opportunity to think about "living with water as opposed to fighting it and doing land reclamation." More about floating architecture »
Robots
The Eva robotic arm by Automata is designed to help robots become as ubiquitous as desktop 3D printers
Engineers and scientists have been trumpeting the beginning of the robot age for decades, but this year it finally felt like it might be dawning.
Austrian architect Wolf D Prix declared robotic construction and 3D printing to be the future of architecture, while Dutch designer Joris Laarman shared his plans to use robots to 3D print an entire Amsterdam footbridge in mid air.
Joris Laarman and MX3D's steel canal bridge in Amsterdam will be 3D-printed by robots
We witnessed drones building comple...
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17-12-2016 21:36 - ( Architecture )


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Jean and Nicolas Jullien create playful animations to illustrate the story of Emeco

Dezeen has teamed up with French illustrator Jean Jullien and his animator brother Nicolas to create this exclusive film, in which Emeco CEO Gregg Buchbinder tells the story behind five of the American furniture brand\'s chairs. Jean and Nicolas...
31-01-2018 21:54 - ( Architecture )
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Kvadrat's handmade acoustic panels bring "softness" to minimalist spaces

Zane Walker of Kvadrat explains how Kvadrat Soft Cells acoustic panels are custom-made by hand in this movie Dezeen filmed for the textiles brand at its Poland factory. Kvadrat Soft Cells is a modular acoustic panel system produced by Danish...
17-05-2017 21:46 - ( architecture TV )
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Caviar Warehouse to Modern Home: 14 Converted Residences

You wouldn’t mind living in a stable, boathouse, boiler room, post office or even a wartime bunker once they undergo modern renovations like these, contrasting the original historic architectural elements with smooth new wood surfaces and lots...
31-12-2015 21:43 - ( Architecture )
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Pinecone-shaped mobile gazebo can be used for outdoor classrooms and campfires

Atelier SAD and Mmcite?1 have collaborated on the design of a mobile gazebo formed of scales that make it resemble a pinecone. Called the Pinecone, the portable structure provides a shaded spot in public places, and can be used as a place for...
13-04-2018 21:52 - ( architecture TV )
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NEW URBANISM, NEW HUD

By Zach Mortice Low-Income Housing Tax Credit used to finance the vast majority of affordable housing built nationwide, says Marion McFadden, the vice president of public policy at the affordable housing nonprofit Enterprise. First, it could simply...
16-02-2017 21:40 - ( Architecture )


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3D scanning will be used to create unique fitted clothing

Industrial designer Leonie Tenthof van Noorden, who uses 3D scanning to produce bespoke dresses, claims the technique will soon be commonplace in fashion stores. "In the future you will go into a store where you get a 3D body scan and start...
28-04-2016 21:39 - ( architecture TV )
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Studio Gang clads Chicago student housing complex in wavy strips of concrete

US firm Studio Gang has completed a student residential complex for the University of Chicago that features towers sheathed in glass and sculptural white concrete panels. Scheduled to open on 17 September, the complex ? called the Campus North...
13-09-2016 21:38 - ( architecture TV )
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Students design interactive installations for London market

This movie shows an installation that students from the University of Brighton have created for London\'s East Street Market for the London Festival of Architecture 2016. Called Live Projects, the design is the result of an academic...
21-06-2016 21:39 - ( architecture TV )
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Sancal's fabric acoustic panels are designed to look like beetles

Dezeen promotion: Spanish studio MUT Design has created a range of colourful sound-absorbing wall panels inspired by beetle shells for furniture brand Sancal. After a visit to a natural science museum, the Spanish studio was inspired to...
29-11-2017 21:48 - ( architecture TV )
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Volvo becomes first major car company to switch to only electric and hybrid vehicles

From 2019, all new Volvo cars will have electric or hybrid engines, the Swedish auto manufacturer announced today. The move makes Volvo the first of the major car companies to commit to phasing out the internal combustion engine and going...
11-07-2017 21:42 - ( architecture TV )


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Petra Krausová's Cassia lamps for Lasvit installation at Maison&Objet 2016

Maison&Objet 2016: Czech designer Petra Krausová used traditional glass-blowing production and finishing techniques to create a constellation of pendants for lighting brand Lasvit. Petra Krausová ? part of Lasvit\'s team of in-house designers ?...
29-01-2016 21:48 - ( architecture TV )
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Design Detail ? Exterior Built-In Window Seats

Photography by Amit Gosher   Often, when we see examples of window seats, they’re on the interior of the windows, but when Neuman Hayner Architects were creating this house, they placed the window seats on the exterior of the house....
19-05-2018 21:50 - ( Architecture )
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