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Shigeru Ban covers Swatch headquarters in vaulting timber shell

Shigeru Ban covers Swatch headquarters in vaulting timber shell

A double-curved timber shell constructed from 7,700 timber pieces forms the Swatch Headquarters by Shigeru Ban in Biel, Switzerland. The watchmaker\'s campus centres on a 240-metre-long timber vault ? one of the largest wooden structures in...
Architecture - 2019-10-18 21:58:13
Adjustable lamp used by Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus school revived

Adjustable lamp used by Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus school revived

German light company Midgard is reproducing a lamp that was used at the Bauhaus school to coincide with its 100th anniversary. The adjustable TYP 113 lamp was first produced by Midgard, a company was founded in 1919. Hamburg entrepreneurs David...
Architecture - 2019-10-18 21:58:13
Huge rise in number of schools causes "big crisis" in Indian architecture education

Huge rise in number of schools causes "big crisis" in Indian architecture education

Architecture education in India is in crisis with a shortage of teachers, overcrowded classes and widespread cheating by students, according to architects in the country. A huge expansion of architecture courses over the last few years has led to...
Architecture - 2019-10-18 21:58:13


LifeCredit computer game envisions a dystopian future ruled by a social credit system

LifeCredit computer game envisions a dystopian future ruled by a social credit system

Digital designer Diana Ganea\'s LifeCredit video game imagines a dystopian future where social status is determined by a corporate credit-system that rewards or punishes citizens. Set in the year 2050, the LifeCredit game sees players take on the...
Architecture - 2019-10-18 21:58:13
Five key projects by emerging Spanish studio Bonell+Dňriga

Five key projects by emerging Spanish studio Bonell+Dňriga

Here\'s a look at five significant projects by Spanish studio Bonell+Dňriga, which has won the Début Award for young architects at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2019. Architecture duo Laura Bonell (1987) and Daniel López-Dňriga (1987) set up...
Architecture - 2019-10-18 21:58:13
Pope launches eRosary wearable technology that tracks worshippers' prayers

Pope launches eRosary wearable technology that tracks worshippers' prayers

The Click to Pray eRosary from the Vatican is a wearable technology bracelet featuring a crucifix interface that tracks the user\'s worship and syncs with a smartphone app. Launched by the Pope\'s Worldwide Prayer Network, the smart rosary lets...
Architecture - 2019-10-18 21:58:13
Mikhail Riches will "aim for zero carbon" in all projects after Stirling Prize win

Mikhail Riches will "aim for zero carbon" in all projects after Stirling Prize win

Stirling Prize-winner Mikhail Riches will only work on zero-carbon projects from now on, the studio told Dezeen. Co-founder Annalie Riches said the practice was committed to improving the environmental performance of its projects, after winning the...
Architecture - 2019-10-18 21:58:13
MVRDV, Studio Gang and Henning Larsen unveil towers for San Francisco's Mission Rock development

MVRDV, Studio Gang and Henning Larsen unveil towers for San Francisco's Mission Rock developmen...

A canyon-like tower by MVRDV and a twisting structure by Studio Gang are among the buildings to be revealed for a new San Francisco development. MVRDV, Studio Gang, Henning Larsen and WORKac make up the four practices that have teamed up to design...
Architecture - 2019-10-18 21:58:13


Experimental Gastronomy utensils make the eater engage with their food

Experimental Gastronomy utensils make the eater engage with their food

Metal mittens, plates made from spoons and foraged clay bowls are among more than 500 pieces of cutlery and crockery created for the latest in a series of Experimental Gastronomy banquets. Created by Dutch duo Martin Kullik and Jouw Wijnsma, the...
Architecture - 2019-10-18 21:58:13
Esrawe Studio carves quarry-like landscape for Guadalajara stone showroom

Esrawe Studio carves quarry-like landscape for Guadalajara stone showroom

Monolithic blocks of stone mimic man-made quarry landscapes for Grupo Arca\'s showroom and cultural centre in Guadalajara, Mexico, designed by Esrawe Studio. The complex is designed to promote culture and education over business transactions,...
Architecture - 2019-10-18 21:58:13
Cc-tapis' latest rugs are made to resemble Faye Toogood's doodles

Cc-tapis' latest rugs are made to resemble Faye Toogood's doodles

Scribbles and paint-like splotches appear on this range of rugs that designer Faye Toogood has created in collaboration with Cc-tapis, currently being presented within the brand\'s new Milan showroom. The Doodles collection by Cc-tapis is...
Architecture - 2019-10-18 21:58:13
Stacked shipping containers form Stow-Away London hotel and wine bar

Stacked shipping containers form Stow-Away London hotel and wine bar

Design studio Doone Silver Kerr turned a stack of used shipping containers into a hotel and wine bar with a geometric facade of welded fins that function as sunshades. The Stow-Away Hotel in Waterloo is made from end-of-life shipping containers...
Architecture - 2019-10-18 21:58:13
Maison is a fictional French home dressed with design-focused furnishings

Maison is a fictional French home dressed with design-focused furnishings

Multidisciplinary design studio Services Généraux has created a series of renderings that reimagine the interiors of a dilapidated home in the French countryside. The project ? which is aptly named Maison, after the French term for "house" ? is...
Architecture - 2019-10-17 21:59:26


"Charles Jencks' provocation and ever-enquiring spirit has never been more important"

"Charles Jencks' provocation and ever-enquiring spirit has never been more important"

Charles Jencks, the critic who helped bring postmodernism into existence, died this week. With populism on the rise, the pluralism of the movement is needed now more than ever, argues Owen Hopkins. "Modern Architecture died in St. Louis,...
Architecture - 2019-10-17 21:59:26
Toyota's LQ concept creates a "bond" between car and driver with AI agent

Toyota's LQ concept creates a "bond" between car and driver with AI agent

Toyota\'s latest electric LQ concept car satisfies the "human need to be engaged emotionally" with an on-board artificial intelligence agent named Yui. The Toyota LQ is both fully electric and equipped with an SAE level four equivalent...
Architecture - 2019-10-17 21:59:26
Game Boy gets extra life in minimal Analogue Pocket

Game Boy gets extra life in minimal Analogue Pocket

Retro handheld gaming meets contemporary design in the Analogue Pocket, a new device for playing old Game Boy cartridges. American tech company Analogue made Pocket as "a tribute to portable gaming". It plans to release the device next year. It...
Architecture - 2019-10-17 21:59:26
Dezeen to hold circular architecture talk at Dutch Design Week 2019

Dezeen to hold circular architecture talk at Dutch Design Week 2019

Dezeen will host a panel discussion exploring the circular economy in architecture on Saturday 19 October during Dutch Design Week 2019 in Eindhoven. Hosted by Dezeen\'s founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs, the panel will include architect...
Architecture - 2019-10-17 21:59:26
L'art de la table by Irina Flore are mix-and-match ceramic containers, bowls and plates

L'art de la table by Irina Flore are mix-and-match ceramic containers, bowls and plates

Designer Irina Flore has created a collection of ceramic bowls and plates that can be stacked up into form containers for preserving food, to offer an alternative to plastic tupperware or foil. Plates and containers in L\' art de la table stack...
Architecture - 2019-10-17 21:59:26
Lex by Astride is a wearable chair that allows its user to sit anywhere

Lex by Astride is a wearable chair that allows its user to sit anywhere

A group of engineers has created this exoskeleton that allows elderly users to enjoy activities like fishing, commuting and golfing for extended periods. Created by Astride Bionix, the Lex is a wearable chair comprising a black seat fixed onto...
Architecture - 2019-10-17 21:59:26
SOM designs Buenos Aires office building with "urban window" to waterfront

SOM designs Buenos Aires office building with "urban window" to waterfront

SOM has revealed its design for a new office complex on the waterfront in Buenos Aires, which will comprise two towers joined by bridges topped with green terraces. One of the glazed towers that make up SOM\'s Catalinas Rio project rises 29...
Architecture - 2019-10-17 21:59:26
Polestar launches its first fully electric car

Polestar launches its first fully electric car

Dezeen promotion: the fully electric Polestar 2 car is the innovation lab and performance car company\'s first fully electric vehicle in the growing electric-car market. Launched in February, the Polestar 2 is an "avant-garde" five-door...
Architecture - 2019-10-17 21:59:26
Dezeen Awards 2019 design category winners revealed

Dezeen Awards 2019 design category winners revealed

The 10 winning design projects for Dezeen Awards 2019 have been revealed. The list includes public seating that doubles up as a barrier, a silent wearable breast pump and a self-cleaning water bottle. The projects were reviewed by a jury of 25...
Architecture - 2019-10-17 21:59:26
"Surviving on Mars could teach us how to live more sustainably on earth", says Design Museum's Moving to Mars curator

"Surviving on Mars could teach us how to live more sustainably on earth", says Design Muse...

The Moving to Mars exhibition, which opens tomorrow at London\'s Design Museum, explores putting humans on the red planet as the final frontier for design. The show is structured into five parts: Imagining Mars, The Voyage, Survival, Mars Futures...
Architecture - 2019-10-17 21:59:26
Five exciting architecture opportunities in the UK including roles at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and TDO

Five exciting architecture opportunities in the UK including roles at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios ...

This week we\'ve selected five promising architecture positions in the UK, including vacancies at British firms Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and TDO. Architect at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios is seeking an...
Architecture - 2019-10-17 21:59:26
MVRDV imagines restoring The Hague's historic canal network

MVRDV imagines restoring The Hague's historic canal network

MVRDV has revealed visuals of The Hague with its 17th-century canals reopened and refilled to demonstrate how their restoration could help revive the city\'s centre. Developed in collaboration with local neighbourhood organisations, MVRDV\'s...
Architecture - 2019-10-17 21:59:26
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