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Iridescent turquoise bricks front Damien Hirst’s new studio by Stiff + Trevillion

October 16, 2018 Natashah Hitti 0

Iridescent blue bricks and an art-deco-style pediment form the exterior of Damien Hirst’s new headquarters in London’s Soho, designed by architecture studio Stiff + Trevillion. London-based Stiff + Trevillion designed the building as a flexible, creative workspace, as the architects didn’t know at the time who would occupy it. Its aim was to create a

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Es Devlin to design interactive Poem Pavilion for Dubai Expo 2020

September 26, 2018 Natashah Hitti 0

British set designer Es Devlin has been chosen to create the UK Pavilion at the Dubai Expo 2020, with a performative structure that will use artificial intelligence to write poems. Called the Poem Pavilion, the structure will feature an illuminated “message to space” made up of numerous AI-generated poems, which the Expo’s anticipated 25 million visitors

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Neri&Hu animates Little B store in Shanghai with white-glazed tiles and neon lights

August 18, 2018 Natashah Hitti 0

Chinese studio Neri&Hu has paired curved white-glazed tiles with stainless steel at this high-end convenience store in Shanghai, designed for lifestyle brand The Beast. The Little B retail store sits amongst the narrow alleys that make up Shanghai’s central Xintiandi district, which is made up of reconstructed mid-19th-century Shikumen – or “stone gate” – houses.

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James Bond museum opens at summit of Austrian mountain

August 9, 2018 Natashah Hitti 0

Austrian architect Johann Obermoser has cantilevered a lair-like concrete volume from the precipice of a mountain in Sölden, Austria, to house an exhibition exploring the history of James Bond. The 007-style building can be found at the summit of the Gaislachkogl Mountain in Sölden – the setting for an action-packed snow chase sequence in the

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NASA announces winners of competition to design 3D-printed habitat for Mars

July 27, 2018 Natashah Hitti 0

NASA has selected the five winning designs in the latest stage of its 3D-printed Habitat competition, which include a community of modular pods made from the Martian surface, and a vertical egg-like container. The On-Site Habitat Competition invited groups to design a sustainable shelter for a crew of four astronauts on a mission to Mars,

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Berlin restaurant LA Poke takes its cues from Hockney painting A Bigger Splash

July 9, 2018 Natashah Hitti 0

The forms and colours of a David Hockney painting are referenced in this Berlin poke restaurant, designed by Ester Bruzkus Architekten to feel “as relaxed as a day at a California pool”. LA Poke, which serves Hawaiian-style Poke Bowls, is based on Hockney’s 1967 painting A Bigger Splash, which depicts a splash in the swimming pool beside

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Richard Parr Architects remodels Edwardian house for Rapha founder Simon Mottram

July 3, 2018 Natashah Hitti 0

A century-old house in north London has been overhauled by Richard Parr Architects, to create a home for the founder of cycling brand Rapha and his family. Simon Mottram and his wife Lucy asked for the double-fronted Edwardian-era house, which is located in the Mapesbury conservation area, to be completely remodelled. Their brief was to refurbish and restyle the house to

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UNStudio reveals designs for Amsterdam cable car

June 21, 2018 Natashah Hitti 0

Dutch firm UNStudio has revealed designs for a 1,500 metre-long cable car across the across the river IJ in Amsterdam. The cable car would connect the growing residential areas of Amsterdam-West and Amsterdam-Noord in under five minutes. Commissioned by the IJbaan Foundation – a grassroots citizen initiative led by Bas Dekker and Willem Wessels – the new connection is intended to

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Philippe Starck designs “foetal” interiors for Axiom’s commercial space station

June 14, 2018 Natashah Hitti 0

French designer Philippe Starck has created the interiors for the habitation module of the “world’s first” commercial space station, which is due to open in 2020. Designed for the privately-owned space exploration company, Axiom Space, Starck’s habitation module will house paying individuals on expeditions to the space station. Axiom commissioned Starck to create the interiors of the crew

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HOH Architecten combines two 17th-century townhouses to create Institute of Advanced Study

June 10, 2018 Natashah Hitti 0

HOH Architecten has connected two 17th-century Dutch canal houses that were “separated at birth” to create a new facility for the University of Amsterdam. The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), a study centre for science researchers, is spread across two matching townhouses on the Oude Turfmarkt. The brief given to HOH Architecten was to create a 600-square-metre “free space”

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HOH Architecten combines two 17th-century townhouses to create Institute of Advanced Study

June 10, 2018 Natashah Hitti 0

HOH Architecten has connected two 17th-century Dutch canal houses that were “separated at birth” to create a new facility for the University of Amsterdam. The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), a study centre for science researchers, is spread across two matching townhouses on the Oude Turfmarkt. The brief given to HOH Architecten was to create a 600-square-metre “free space”

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Students from Singapore and Kyoto design objects inspired by each other’s cities

April 19, 2018 Natashah Hitti 0

Two groups of students from Singapore and Kyoto exchanged photographs of their contrasting cities, before using them as a reference point to design 17 objects representative of the location’s character. The Exchanged Forms project was established by two professors from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT) to bring

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Call for entries to YAC’s Military Museum competition

March 28, 2018 Natashah Hitti 0

Dezeen promotion: Young Architects Competitions is inviting designers to submit proposals for a contest that would see a military fortress in Sardinia transformed into a museum dedicated to the military history. In collaboration with the Italian government, the Military Museum competition tasks designers and architects with repurposing the Military Fortress of Capo d’Orso in Palau into a

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Design Museum to exhibit politically charged graphic design from past 10 years

February 21, 2018 Natashah Hitti 0

An exhibition at London’s Design Museum will present the most poignant political graphic iconography from the past decade, created in the wakes of events such as the Charlie Hebdo attacks, Brexit, and Donald Trump’s presidency. Called Hope to Nope, the exhibition will feature traditional posters and banners that have widely circulated in popular culture in the past

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10 designs for dogs, from miniature IKEA furniture to a canine-friendly staircase

February 16, 2018 Natashah Hitti 0

Today is Chinese New Year, and to celebrate it being the year of the dog we’ve curated a selection of architecture and design projects created with man’s best friend in mind. House Renovation in Vietnam by 07Beach This house in Ho Chi Minh City was renovated to include a special staircase for the owners’ dogs, which

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Workspaces of Nicholas Grimshaw, Luke Pearson and more revealed in photography series

November 14, 2017 Natashah Hitti 0

A photography exhibition has opened, showcasing the desks of London creatives including architect Nicholas Grimshaw, designer Luke Pearson and Serpentine Galleries CEO Yana Peel. Called DeskTop, the exhibition is on show at the Walter Knoll showroom in London’s Clerkenwell. It reveals the workspaces of eight figures, all captured by photographer Anton Rodriguez. The series also includes Tony

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10 buildings that use classic cars to improve their image

October 16, 2017 Natashah Hitti 0

Classic cars are frequently used as props when photographing newly completed architecture projects, while sometimes entire homes are designed around their owner’s automobiles. We’ve chosen 10 where photogenic vehicles compliment the buildings, from a countryside retirement home to a converted windowless garage. Villa SG21 by FillieVerhoeven Architects A silver Jaguar E-Type Coupe takes centre stage in this photograph

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Tate exhibition takes in three decades of sculpture by Rachel Whiteread

September 21, 2017 Natashah Hitti 0

A retrospective of the work of Turner Prize-winning artist Rachel Whiteread at London’s Tate Britain includes life-sized casts of a staircase and a chicken shed. Whiteread, who won the Turner Prize in 1993, specialises in sculpture using materials such as plaster, concrete, resin, rubber and metal to cast everyday architectural and domestic forms. The exhibition includes some

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10 homes that double up as galleries or artists’ workspaces

September 15, 2017 Natashah Hitti 0

From an open-plan Berlin apartment that acts as an exhibition space to a garden shed for making and displaying sculpture, art takes centre stage in these homes, which have all been popular on our Pinterest page. Berlin apartment, Germany, by Raum404 When renovating this 19th-century apartment in Berlin, Swiss-based studio Raum404 kept the interiors as minimal, white and

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Concrete-clad home by Dieguez Fridman reimagines Buenos Aires’ typical “sausage houses”

September 9, 2017 Natashah Hitti 0

Rectangular concrete slabs form the exterior of Dieguez Fridman’s four-storey Corner House in Buenos Aires, which puts a vertical spin on the city’s typical suburban architecture. Houses in the Argentinian capital traditionally have a “horizontal progression of spaces that go from the most public areas to the most intimate spaces”, according to Dieguez Fridman co-founders

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