Watch our Dezeen x MINI Living talk about democratising urban design live from Milan

April 20, 2018 Ben Hobson 0

Designers Nina Tolstrup and Mario Minale join Joseph Grima and Oke Hauser of MINI Living to discuss how mass customisation and the democratisation of design can impact the spaces we live in. Tune in from 5:00pm UK time to watch the talk live. The stream is now live. Watch it here or on Dezeen’s Facebook page. Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs

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Fly-through video shows impact of 500 tall buildings planned for London

April 18, 2018 Jessica Mairs 0

This fly-through video created for the NLA’s annual London Tall Buildings Survey shows how over 500 towers currently proposed for London will affect the capital’s skyline. The digital model of London was created by VU.CITY for New London Architecture (NLA) as part of its fifth annual London Tall Buildings Survey, which was published today. The results of

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Mecanoo’s performing arts centre nears completion in Taiwan

April 17, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Dutch practice Mecanoo is putting the finishing touches to an arts centre in the Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung, which plays host to a selection of opera houses, concert halls and an open-air theatre set into its bulging roof. Situated on a former military training base, The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts will be the

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Zaha Hadid’s only house finally completes in Russian forest

April 12, 2018 Jessica Mairs 0

New photographs and a movie reveal Zaha Hadid’s only completed private residence – a house in the Barvikha Forest near Moscow, for a man she called the “Russian James Bond”. The late Iraqi-British architect designed Capital Hill Residence for businessman and philanthropist Vladislav Doronin, who runs property companies Capital Group and OKO Group, and is also the owner of luxury hotel and resort

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Drone footage shows progress on Ennead Architects’ Shanghai Planetarium

April 6, 2018 Fiona Hartley 0

Our latest captioned movie shows drone footage of Ennead Architects’ Shanghai Planetarium as construction progresses.  The planetarium in Lingang near Shanghai, China, will include a 78 foot-high solar telescope as well as a youth observation camp and observatory.  Installation of the exterior aluminium cladding will commence later this year, with the project on track to open to

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Singapore’s The Warehouse Hotel creates a “distinctly local experience”

April 6, 2018 Ben Hobson 0

The Warehouse Hotel in Singapore was designed to create a unique local experience, says Chris Lee of design firm Asylum, in this movie Dezeen filmed for the AHEAD Asia 2018 awards. Local design firms Asylum and Zarch Collaboratives, converted a 19th-century former spice warehouse on the Singapore River into the boutique hotel. The property was named Hotel of

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Robots used to build wooden architectural structures

April 4, 2018 Fiona Hartley 0

This captioned movie shows a new digital construction method that allows robots to build timber structures.  Called Spatial Timber Assemblies, the project aims to merge robotics and craftsmanship. It was developed as a collaboration between research labs Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich and ERNE AG Holzbau. Find out more about ETH Zurich’s research units ›

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Monochrome exhibition in Brooklyn comprises seven single-coloured rooms

April 3, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Every room at this house-like installation in a Brooklyn warehouse is entirely one colour, from a green kitchen with grassy surfaces to a pink bedroom where a tub is overflowing with teddy bears. New York artist CJ Hendry created the series of seven single-coloured rooms for her Monochrome exhibition, to display new images she created

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Monochrome exhibition in Brooklyn comprises seven single-coloured rooms

April 3, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Every room at this house-like installation in a Brooklyn warehouse is entirely one colour, from a green kitchen with grassy surfaces to a pink bedroom where a tub is overflowing with teddy bears. New York artist CJ Hendry created the series of seven single-coloured rooms for her Monochrome exhibition, to display new images she created

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SLA Architects designs ski park atop BIG’s Amager Bakke Waste-To-Energy Plant

March 29, 2018 Calum Lindsay 0

Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video reveals plans by landscape firm SLA Architects to create the year-round ski slope and park over Copenhagen’s new Amager Bakke Waste-To-Energy Plant. Bjarke Ingels’ firm BIG is behind the new power plant, which completes this year in the Danish capital. The firm asked SLA Architects to design the large park that will

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A great hotel experience is “much more than just design” say AHEAD Asia awards judges

March 29, 2018 Ben Hobson 0

The best hotels offer guests unique local experiences, says jury members for the AHEAD Asia hospitality awards, in this movie produced by Dezeen. Now in their second year, the AHEAD Asia 2018 awards were presented in a ceremony at the Andaz hotel in Singapore earlier this month, celebrating the best in hospitality design from across the continent.

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Naturehumaine enlivens mid-century Montreal house with plant-covered wall

March 23, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

A sliding screen offers glimpses to the living room beneath this plant-filled wall, which architecture firm Nauturehumaine has added to a 1940s house in Montreal. The local studio renovated the mid-century property in the Canadian city’s residential Outremont borough for a couple and their two children. At the request of the wife, who works in the

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Forensic Architecture to create 3D video of Grenfell Tower fire

March 23, 2018 Jessica Mairs 0

The independent spatial research group Forensic Architecture is seeking footage of the fatal fire at Grenfell Tower to create a 3D video that could build a better understanding of how the disaster unfolded.  Forensic Architecture believe many of the witnesses of the fire hold recordings on their smartphones or cameras that could help piece together how the

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Micro homes inside water pipes could take advantage of unused urban space

March 16, 2018 Sebastian Jordahn 0

The latest instalment of our Dezeen x MINI Living video series features a proposal to create micro homes inside concrete water pipes. OPod Tube Housing is a concept by Hong Kong-based studio James Law Cybertecture, to transform 2.5-metre-wide concrete water pipes into temporary living spaces, with facilities for living, cooking and bathing. The idea is that these tubular structures

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Micro homes inside water pipes could take advantage of unused urban space

March 16, 2018 Sebastian Jordahn 0

The latest instalment of our Dezeen x MINI Living video series features a proposal to create micro homes inside concrete water pipes. OPod Tube Housing is a concept by Hong Kong-based studio James Law Cybertecture, to transform 2.5-metre-wide concrete water pipes into temporary living spaces, with facilities for living, cooking and bathing. The idea is that these tubular structures

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Micro homes inside water pipes could take advantage of unused urban space

March 16, 2018 Sebastian Jordahn 0

The latest instalment of our Dezeen x MINI Living video series features a proposal to create micro homes inside concrete water pipes. OPod Tube Housing is a concept by Hong Kong-based studio James Law Cybertecture, to transform 2.5-metre-wide concrete water pipes into temporary living spaces, with facilities for living, cooking and bathing. The idea is that these tubular structures

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Wimbledon house was meant to solve the British housing problem but didn’t, says Richard Rogers

March 15, 2018 Ben Hobson 0

In this exclusive video interview, British architect Richard Rogers reflects on the influence of the seminal house he designed for his parents at 22 Parkside in Wimbledon, London. Designed in the late 1960s by Rogers and his then wife Su, the Wimbledon house – also known as the Rogers House – was intended to demonstrate

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William Kaven designs sturdy house on Lake Michigan for bracing weather

March 14, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

American architecture firm William Kaven has designed a concrete, blackened timber and glass residence on the shore of Lake Michigan to withstand the area’s extreme winter weather. Camp Minoh is located near the town of Charlevoix, in northern Michigan, on a sandy waterfront site that experiences frequent storms and gales during the colder part of

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Parasitic extensions to Paris apartment building could reduce energy consumption

March 14, 2018 Calum Lindsay 0

Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video features a proposal by Malka Architecture to improve the energy efficiency of a Parisian apartment building, by attaching boxy, parasitic extensions to its exterior. Titled Plug-in City 75, the proposal would see parasitic cubes mounted onto the facade of a building in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, extending the floor plates

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