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Scottish design is not all “tartan and tourist tat” says curator of Made in Glasgow exhibition

August 8, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

An exhibition has opened in Glasgow showcasing the best of contemporary Scottish design. Curator Stacey Hunter talks Dezeen through her highlights, which include a raincoat printed with hand-drawn weather symbols and silk scarves depicting the lovers of Ettore Sottsass. Made in Glasgow by Local Heroes is an exhibition and shop displaying work by over 20 designers and

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Sieger Design creates tiny home spa that fits inside micro apartments

July 13, 2018 Ali Morris 0

A horizontal shower replaces the bathtub in this futuristic six-square-metre home spa, designed for small-space living by German studio Sieger Design. Realised in collaboration with bathroom brand Dornbracht, the Small Size Premium Spa, which the company refers to as SSPS, has been designed in response to urbanisation and shrinking apartment sizes. “More and more people are moving into cities,

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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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Stackable Playscapes system transforms empty lots into playgrounds

January 17, 2018 Rima Sabina Aouf 0

Two Jordanian architects have devised a modular, easy-to-assemble system of street furniture to bring ad-hoc playgrounds to cities, refugee camps and other environments lacking in public space. Sarah Abdul Majid and Sandra Hiari designed the Playscapes system for use in their own hometown of Amman, where public parks are scarce. The system is made up of

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Structure grown from “mushroom sausages” shows potential for zero-waste architecture

June 20, 2017 Alice Morby 0

Brunel University student Aleksi Vesaluoma has developed a technique for using mushroom mycelium as an environmentally friendly construction material. Vasaluoma worked alongside architecture firm Astudio to create the Grown Structures series using mycelium, the vegetative part of a mushroom fungus. Vasaluoma, a student at London’s Brunel University, developed a technique where the mycelium material is mixed with

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Architizer’s product database gains investment from Bjarke Ingels, J Mayer H and more

June 7, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

US media company Architizer’s online database for architectural products has received new financial backing from industry names including Bjarke Ingels and J Mayer H. The Danish and German architects are among a set of new investors for Source, the digital marketplace for specifying products for construction projects, launched by Architizer in January 2016. New York-based architects

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