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Sam Jacob looks to a future when ocean plastic outnumbers fish

57 minutes 55 seconds ago

Sam Jacob has reimagined a famous Eames textile for his London Design Festival installation Sea Things, to highlight the threat ocean plastic poses to marine life. The architect has used motion graphics to create a cartoon-style animation, which is suspended over the heads of visitors arriving at the V&A museum in London. It is based on a

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Amy Frearson

Industrial shed converted into skinny house and studio in Amsterdam

2 hours 58 minutes ago
Huis M&M Funen by NEXT architects

Parts of an industrial shack in Amsterdam have been incorporated into the 5-metre-wide Huis M&M, a residential conversion by NEXT Architects and architect Claudia Linders. The original steel roof trusses of the shed have been reused to create the separate high-ceilinged studio space in the skinny house. Huis M&M has a black steel frame, with

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Jon Astbury

Five standout hotel interiors designed by Studio Tack

13 hours 58 minutes ago
Five standout hotel interiors designed by Studio Tack

From a mid-century-inspired motel in California to a cosy guest lodge in the Catskills, Dezeen has selected five of the best hotels designed by Brooklyn-based Studio Tack – each featuring a mix of modern and vintage details. Sound View A restaurant that resembles the interior of a ferry is the focal point of this nautical-themed

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Kristine Klein

Lush courtyards surround 1 Hotel West Hollywood in Los Angeles

16 hours 58 minutes ago
1 Hotel West by RCH Studios

The Hollywood Hills' hiking trails informed the verdant gardens and earthen interiors of this hotel along Los Angeles' Sunset Strip. Called 1 Hotel West Hollywood, the property spans two towers formerly occupied by the Jeremey Hotel. A series of courtyards collectively named The Canyon anchor the hotel, which marks the latest outpost of the 1

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Paul Jebara

Folding timber shutters open Mountain Bar & Restaurant to the air in China

19 hours 58 minutes ago
Mountain Bar and Restaurant by ZJJZ Atelier

Mountain Bar and Restaurant in Guizhou Province, China by ZJJZ Atelier has sliding glass doors and a screen of wooden louvres that can be folded back. The restaurant occupies a sloping site next to a bamboo forest. The bar sits at at ground level and the restaurant is further up, dug into the hillside to

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Jon Astbury

Spaces should be better designed for people with disabilities, says Ross Atkin

21 hours 58 minutes ago

Streets need to be designed to consider people with disabilities, says Emerging Design Medal winner Ross Atkin. Dezeen spoke to him about four of his best tech-led works for people whose environments are "letting them down". London-based engineer Atkin was awarded the Emerging Design Medal last week at this year's British Land Celebration of Design

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Natashah Hitti

Paint the town red with our colourful Pinterest boards

23 hours 58 minutes ago
Tranquil Dawn Dulux Colour of the Year 2020

In light of the cool-green shade Dulux has named its colour of the year 2020, we're showing our true colours with this week's Pinterest boards, featuring candy-coloured pastel interiors, colour-block walls and designs to tickle you millennial pink. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest › Main image shows how the grass could be greener with Dulux's Colour

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Semi Han

Keiji Ashizawa Design and Norm Architects pare back Tokyo apartments

1 day 1 hour ago
Kinuta Terrace apartments by Norm Architects and Keiji Ashizawa

Concrete walls, wooden floors and simple furnishings form "transparent" living spaces within this pair of formerly light-starved Tokyo apartments renovated by Norm Architects and Keiji Ashizawa Design. Constructed in the 1980s, the 36-unit Kinuta Terrace apartment block in Tokyo is arranged around a verdant central courtyard that's meant to give residents the experience of living in

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Natasha Levy

NBBJ designs Bark's Ohio office for both humans and dogs

1 day 13 hours ago
BARKBOX Office by NBBJ

Bunkbed-style seating nooks and an indoor play area are among the features at this Columbus office, which was designed by architecture firm NBBJ for a company that creates dog toys and treats. The Bark office is located in the Ohio city's Franklinton neighbourhood, a deprived district that is now being revitalised. Spread across two floors,

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Jenna McKnight

Weathering steel PedX bridge connects Northeastern University campus with science block

1 day 16 hours ago
PedX by Payette

Architecture firm Payette has created a pedestrian bridge at Northeastern University in Boston with tall metal walls and slender glazed openings that offer a glimpse of passing trains. Designed by local firm Payette, the Northeastern University Pedestrian Crossing, called PedX, is located on the school's campus in central Boston. Stretching 320 feet (98 metres), the

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Jenna McKnight

Wedding chapel by Wilson Architects will slowly become overgrown with vines

1 day 19 hours ago
Kooroomba Chapel by Wilson Architects

Creeping plants will eventually overtake the hollow timber walls of this chapel by in Queensland by Wilson Architects, so it looks like a ruin amid a landscape of lavender fields. The non-denominational Kooroomba Chapel was built for the Kooroomba Lavender Farm & Vineyard in Mount Alford,  Australia, as a wedding and events space. Wilson Architects imagined

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Jon Astbury

Six designs that protect your digital data

1 day 21 hours ago
Privacy roundup

As technology and artificial intelligence become more integrated into our lives and homes designers have invented ways to avoid surveillance and keep data private. Dezeen assistant editor India Block picks out six of the most interesting. Accessories for the paranoid by Katja Trinkwalder and Pia-Marie Stute Ever get the creeping feeling someone is watching? Designers

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India Block

This week, museums in Turkey and Germany welcomed their first visitors

1 day 23 hours ago
Odunpazari Modern Museum by Kengo Kuma & Associates

This week on Dezeen, Kengo Kuma's Odunpazari Modern Museum in Turkey and the Bauhaus Museum in Dessau by Addenda Architects opened their doors to the public. Located in Odunpazari – meaning firewood market in Turkish – the town's history as a timber trading hub was the starting point for the design by Kengo Kuma &

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Semi Han

Kengo Kuma combines bamboo with carbon fibre to create "material for the future"

2 days 1 hour ago
Bamboo Ring Kengo Kuma V&A installation

Bamboo and carbon fibre can be used together to build earthquake-proof architecture, says Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, whose Bamboo Ring is installed at the V&A for London Design Festival. Kuma has combined the two materials to create an installation in the John Madejski Garden at the V&A for this year's London Design Festival. Called Bamboo

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Amy Frearson