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Standard Architecture proposes modular megastructure “for any context”

August 16, 2018 Calum Lindsay 0

Standard Architecture co-founders Silvia Kuhle and Jeffrey Allsbrook explain their proposal for a modular megastructure comprising pathways and vaulted pods in our latest P.O.D.System Architecture movie. Los Angeles studio Standard Architecture has created a conceptual modular building system called P.O.D.Plexus for P.O.D.System Architecture – a collaboration between Dezeen and adidas Originals. The brief calls on

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“Every interpretation is legitimate, even the most critical” says Christo of his artworks

August 16, 2018 Calum Lindsay 0

In our second exclusive video interview with Christo, the artist looks back at some of his most ambitious projects and claims that all critical responses to them are valid. Working with his late partner Jeanne-Claude, Christo has been producing large-scale installations since the 1960s, provoking a variety of interpretations and critical reactions. “Many people have

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Chequered blue sports venue reinvigorates impoverished Mexico City neighbourhood

August 10, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Mexican design studio All Arquitectura has created a vibrant football and basketball court for one of the poorest and most violent areas of Mexico City. All Arquitectura upgraded the La Doce venue in collaboration with Love.fútbol, a non-profit organisation that restores and regenerates sports fields in marginalised areas of cities around the world. This project

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Cadaval & Solà-Morales’ Y-shaped Casa de la Roca hides in Mexican woodland

August 9, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Architecture firm Cadaval & Solà-Morales has used fallen and dead trees found around this house in Mexico to imprint its concrete exterior, which is painted black to help disguise it amongst the forest. The 300-square-metre Casa de la Roca is located in wooded mountains near to Valle de Bravo – a lakeside town to the

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Design, Bitches envisions assortment of pavilions for new park concept

August 9, 2018 Ben Hobson 0

Design, Bitches co-founders Catherine Johnson and Rebecca Rudolph explain their idea to create a park that brings different activities together in unusual ways in our latest P.O.D.System Architecture movie. Los Angeles architecture studio Design, Bitches has created a park called Stomping Grounds for the P.O.D.System Architecture project – a collaboration between Dezeen and adidas Originals.

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MAD transforms Japanese mountain tunnel by adding mirrors, a spa and a lake

August 8, 2018 Amy Frearson 0

Architecture studio MAD has created five installations inside the Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel, a mountain viewpoint in Japan’s Niigata Prefecture, including a lake framed by mirrors and a foot bath in a wooden dome. Beijing-based MAD was invited to transform the decades-old tunnel for the Echigo-Tsumari Triennale 2018, which creates both temporary and permanent artworks across 200

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Neil Denari designs spherical complex for adidas and Dezeen’s P.O.D.System Architecture project

August 2, 2018 Calum Lindsay 0

In this Dezeen movie, architect Neil Denari reveals the spherical building concept he developed for P.O.D.System Architecture, our new collaboration with adidas Originals. For the P.O.D.System Architecture project, Dezeen and adidas commissioned five Los Angeles-based architecture firms to create a series of conceptual structures drawing from the sports brand’s recently launched P.O.D.System sneakers. The first

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Matthew Mazzotta builds retractable Storefront Theater for Nebraska community

July 30, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

An unassuming storefront in a small Nebraska town flips down to become a 100-seat theatre, which artist Matthew Mazzotta installed to reinvigorate the neglected main street. The Storefront Theater provides the town of Lyons with an open-air event space, which can be hidden away and disguised at part of the streetscape when not in use.

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White volumes by HW-Studio form food market between stone buildings in Mexico

July 29, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Architecture practice HW-Studio has ripped out an abandoned warehouse and replaced it with a series of all-white volumes to create this food market in a historic Mexican city. HW-Studio’s market is located in Morelia – a city in the central Mexican state of Michoacán, which was settled in the 1500s, and is known for its buildings made

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Latest MINI Living Urban Cabin references “dynamic construction of Los Angeles”

July 20, 2018 Ben Hobson 0

Oke Hauser and Corinna Natter of MINI Living and architect David Freeland explain how the micro home they built on a Los Angeles rooftop responds to the city in our latest Dezeen x MINI Living movie. MINI Living collaborated with local architecture firm FreelandBuck to create the tiny home, which was installed on the roof

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Watch Grafton Architects speak live at the Royal Academy annual architecture lecture 2018

July 16, 2018 Sebastian Jordahn 0

Grafton Architects founders Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara explain their theme for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 in the Royal Academy of Arts’ annual architecture lecture, which we are streaming live. The stream will start at 6:30pm UK time. You can watch it here or on Dezeen’s Facebook page. Farrell and McNamara chose Freespace as the theme for this

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Explore Olafur Eliasson’s Fjordenhus in 360-degree video

July 9, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Take a tour of Olafur Eliasson’s first building, a castle-like office in a fjord in Denmark, in this 360-degree video filmed by Dezeen. The Danish-Icelandic artist designed the fortress-like structure, called Fjordenhus, to stand on the water in the harbour Vejle. The building opened last month. The upper floors serve as the headquarters of holding and investment company

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Atsuko Mochida creates revolving floor and walls in abandoned house

July 6, 2018 Calum Lindsay 0

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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UNStudio references luxury yachts with marina and clubhouse on China’s Xi River

July 6, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

UNStudio’s Keppel Cove Marina and Clubhouse provides a hub for maritime activities in Zhongshan, China. The waterfront clubhouse is located on the banks of the Xi River. Designed by UNStudio’s Asian office, which is based between Hong Kong and Shanghai, it is styled to replicate the look and experience of a luxury yacht. “The concept for the clubhouse was to

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Movie offers virtual tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

June 26, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has released a movie online that tours a digital recreation of the architect’s Taliesin West in Arizona, allowing architecture enthusiasts to explore the desert complex remotely. The organisation teamed up with surveying company Leica Geosystems to create the short virtual film of Taliesin West – the desert retreat that Wright

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Motels are making a comeback, say AHEAD Americas awards judges

June 15, 2018 Calum Lindsay 0

Nostalgia for the open road has led to a renewed interest in motels in the American hospitality industry, say AHEAD Americas jury members in this movie Dezeen produced for the awards programme. The AHEAD Americas awards, which took place in Miami on Tuesday, celebrate the best in hotel and resort design across North, Central and South

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Serpentine Pavilion 2018 shows “what you can create with simple things” says Frida Escobedo

June 13, 2018 Ben Hobson 0

In this exclusive Dezeen movie, Mexican architect Frida Escobedo explains why she used stacks of roofing tiles to create this year’s Serpentine Pavilion. Escobedo’s pavilion, which was unveiled outside the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, London, this week, is a secluded courtyard framed by latticed walls made from grey concrete roofing tiles. “We wanted to

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1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge designed “to be part of the park,” says Jonathan Marvel

June 11, 2018 Calum Lindsay 0

The 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in New York was designed to bring the surrounding park into the building, says architect Jonathan Marvel in this movie Dezeen filmed for the AHEAD hospitality awards. Designed by Marvel Architects, the hotel stands alongside the Brooklyn Bridge Park, with views of the bridge and across the East River to Manhattan. The

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Look inside Frida Escobedo’s Serpentine Pavilion in 360-degree video

June 11, 2018 Amy Frearson 0

Explore this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, a secluded courtyard designed by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo, in this exclusive 360-degree video filmed by Dezeen. The Serpentine Pavilion 2018 features latticed walls made from wavy concrete roof tiles, a curving mirrored ceiling and a triangular pool of water. As the youngest architect to take on the prestigious commission,

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The secret to creating a great hotel is “one plus one equals three” says Ian Schrager

June 8, 2018 Ben Hobson 0

In this movie, New York hotelier Ian Schrager says the success of his hotel Public lies in creating a guest experience that is greater than the sum of its parts. Located at 215 Chrystie Street in New York’s Bowery district, Public is a new hotel designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron. Schrager chose

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