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Mondrian Doha hotel is “a place of fantasy” says Marcel Wanders

November 1, 2018 Ben Hobson 0

Dutch designer Marcel Wanders describes the eccentric and theatrical spaces he created for the Mondrian Doha hotel, in this movie Dezeen produced for the AHEAD hospitality awards. The Mondrian Doha hotel opened in October 2017 in the city’s West Bay Lagoon neighbourhood. Designed by local firm South West Architecture for the hospitality company SBE, the five-star

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Explore the Coal Drops Yard by Heatherwick Studio in 360-degree movie

November 1, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

This 360-degree video filmed by Dezeen offers a tour of Coal Drops Yard, the new shopping centre that Thomas Heatherwick’s studio has completed in London, in a pair of distorted warehouses. Heatherwick Studio converted two converted Victorian coal warehouses in King’s Cross to create 9,290 square metres of shops and restaurants. The roofs of the two buildings have been

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Urban Cabin by MINI Living and Penda takes cues from Beijing’s hutong homes

October 31, 2018 Ben Hobson 0

In our latest Dezeen x MINI Living movie, Oke Hauser and Corinna Natter of MINI Living and Penda co-founder Dayong Sun explain how the micro home they built in Beijing references the city’s hutong neighbourhoods. Penda designed the tiny structure with MINI Living, as one of 10 conceptual homes that went on show for the China House Vision

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Park House envisions converting multi-storey car parks into apartment blocks

October 30, 2018 Sebastian Jordahn 0

Our latest MINI Living video features a conceptual housing project, with houses made from shipping containers placed within repurposed multi-storey parking garages. Park House is a proposal by American firm KTGY Architecture + Planning to transform unused parking garages into the framework for housing units that would be built from industrial shipping containers. Each unit would combine three shipping

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Thomas Heatherwick hopes Coal Drops Yard will be “new heart” for King’s Cross

October 30, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Thomas Heatherwick explains his desire to create a new public space for London in this exclusive video interview Dezeen filmed at the recently opened Coal Drops Yard shopping centre in King’s Cross. Designed by Heatherwick Studio, the Coal Drops Yard contains shops arranged in two converted 19th-century coal warehouses, connected by roofs that curve out to touch each other. Between the two

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John Wardle Architects restores and extends Captain Kelly’s forgotten Tasmanian cottage

October 28, 2018 Ali Morris 0

Australian studio John Wardle Architects has painstakingly restored an original weatherboard cottage in a remote bay on Bruny Island in Tasmania. The 320-sqaure-metre cottage dates back to the 1840s when it was built by its namesake, Captain Kelly – a harbourmaster who was noted for his voyage around Tasmania in a whaleboat and for being the first Australian to

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Grimshaw’s Airport Metro Connector will link LAX directly to public transport

October 26, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

Architecture firm Grimshaw’s station that will connect Los Angeles International Airport to the city’s light rail network is shown in these new renderings. Scheduled to open in 2023, the $500 million (£390 million) Airport Metro Connector (AMC) transit hub will connect LAX to the public transport system, as part of the car-centric city’s wider transit

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Grimshaw’s Airport Metro Connector will link LAX directly to public transport

October 26, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

Architecture firm Grimshaw’s station that will connect Los Angeles International Airport to the city’s light rail network is shown in these new renderings. Scheduled to open in 2023, the $500 million (£390 million) Airport Metro Connector (AMC) transit hub will connect LAX to the public transport system, as part of the car-centric city’s wider transit

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World’s first 3D-printed steel bridge unveiled at Dutch Design Week

October 22, 2018 Gunseli Yalcinkaya 0

Dutch robotics company MX3D has completed the 3D printing of a steel bridge, which will be installed across a canal in Amsterdam next year. Designer Joris Laarman worked with the robotic manufacturing technology start-up to build the 12-metre-long pedestrian bridge, which is being previewed at Dutch Design Week between 20 and 28 October. First proposed in 2015, the structure has been

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Amin Taha explains thinking behind controversial 15 Clerkenwell Close in new movie

October 22, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Architect Amin Taha explains his aim to capture the “inane beauty” of natural stone with his 15 Clerkenwell Close housing project, in this movie produced by his studio. The stone-framed London building contains eight apartments, including Taha’s own home, and the office for his studio Amin Taha + Groupwork. But the building, which is shortlisted for a Dezeen Award,

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Homes for Hope tackles homelessness with modular temporary housing

October 19, 2018 Calum Lindsay 0

Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video investigates a prefabricated homeless housing concept for Los Angeles that aims to bridge the gap between life on the streets and permanent accommodation. Homes for Hope, which Los Angeles studio Madworkshop developed in collaboration with the USC School of Architecture’s Homeless Studio, is a modular system of prefabricated units that

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Barclay & Crousse’s award-winning Edificio E captured in movie by Cristobal Palma

October 16, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

Architectural photographer Cristobal Palma has created a film showing Peruvian firm Barclay & Crousse’s concrete university building in Piura, which was awarded the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize 2018. Edificio E beat five other shortlisted projects to win the biennial prize, and was praised by the jury for its “deceptive simplicity and modesty”, as well

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Watch walk-through footage of Foster + Partners’ Stirling Prize winning Bloomberg HQ

October 11, 2018 India Block 0

See inside the Foster + Partners Bloomberg HQ, which won the 2018 Stirling Prize, in this movie created by RIBA. In the third win for the practice, Foster + Partners’ Bloomberg HQ saw off competition from the five other shortlisted projects to win the award for the UK’s best new building. The judging panel praised the vast office

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Plugin House built in Boston to demonstrate potential for use in US backyards

October 10, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

Chinese studio People’s Architecture Office is using a pop-up pavilion to show how a prefabricated home designed for China’s hutongs could be used by cities in the US to help tackle the housing crisis. A Plugin House prototype was first installed at Harvard University and then moved to Boston City Hall to engage local residents through a series of in-situ

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Watch our discussion on smart design and wellbeing live from Barcelona

October 10, 2018 Calum Lindsay 0

Dezeen speaks to designers including Irina and Olga Sundukovy and Natali Canas del Pozo about the future of wellbeing in this talk hosted by ceramics brand Villeroy & Boch. Watch it live from Barcelona at 7:30pm Spanish time. The stream is now live. You can watch it here or on Dezeen’s Facebook page. In the talk, Dezeen’s

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Watch our discussion on smart design and wellbeing live from Barcelona

October 10, 2018 Calum Lindsay 0

Dezeen speaks to designers including Irina and Olga Sundukovy and Natali Canas del Pozo about the future of wellbeing in this talk hosted by ceramics brand Villeroy & Boch. Watch it live from Barcelona at 7:30pm Spanish time. The stream is now live. You can watch it here or on Dezeen’s Facebook page. In the talk, Dezeen’s

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Carme Pinós unveils origami-inspired MPavilion raised up on grass mounds

October 8, 2018 Amy Frearson 0

Latticed timber triangles are raised up over three landscape mounds to form this year’s MPavilion, installed in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens by Barcelona-based office Estudio Carme Pinós. The studio, led by architect Carme Pinós, becomes the fifth designer of the annual commission, known as Australia’s answer to the Serpentine Pavilion. Unveiled today, the pavilion is

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Zaha Hadid Architects to design concert hall for Ural Philharmonic Orchestra

October 2, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Zaha Hadid Architects has won a competition to design the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Designed as a new home for the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, the venue will contain a 1,600-seat concert hall and a smaller 400-seat chamber-music hall. The two concert halls will be suspended within the steel structure of the building’s roof, which takes its

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New York’s Waterline Square skyscrapers climb in time-lapse movie

September 27, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

Watch towers by Rafael Viñoly, Richard Meier and KPF rise in this time-lapse video, which shows that the Waterline Square development on Manhattan’s Upper West Side is almost complete. The new movie – given exclusively to Dezeen – condenses the project’s three-year construction process into just 45 seconds of footage, so the cluster of residential

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