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Geometric timber roofs cover Diamond Domes tennis courts in Switzerland

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Diamond Domes tennis courts designed by Rüssli Architekten with CLT roofs by Neue Holzbau in the Swiss Alps

Swiss timber company Neue Holzbau has created a pair of geometric cross-laminated timber roofs for two indoor tennis courts by Rüssli Architekten in Bürgenstock, Switzerland. Called Diamond Domes, the tennis courts stand 874 metres above sea level and are part of the Bürgenstock Resort in the Swiss Alps. Perched atop concrete foundations in the mountains,

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Alabaster cordless lamp by Arnold Chan for Voltra

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Voltra Alabaster lamps by Arnold Chan for Voltra

Dezeen Showroom: London designer Arnold Chan has created the Alabaster lamp collection from smooth stone set in a metal base for lighting brand Voltra. Each Alabaster lamp features a smooth cylinder of creamy marbled stone, which is illuminated from within to reveal the unique veins and formations that run through it. Chan designed the collection for cordless

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About Time: Fashion and Duration exhibition at The Met celebrates 150 years of fashion

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About Time exhibition at The Met

Set designer Es Devlin has created two clock-like gallery spaces for the latest fashion exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, which compares design over 150 years. The Met's Costume Institute opens About Time: Fashion and Duration at the museum's Fifth Avenue location on 29 October –  the original planned opening in May 2020 was

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Eleanor Gibson

"The resources we need are no longer in the ground, but in landfill"

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The New Raw creates 3D printed furniture from plastic waste

We need to recategorise waste as a raw material to begin the transition to a circular economy, says Wasted: When Trash Becomes Treasure author Katie Treggiden. Anybody who has been watching David Attenborough's recent flurry of documentaries will have the sense that he's in a rush to convince us of something before it's too late.

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Katie Treggiden

Competition: win a copy of In Memory Of: Designing Contemporary Memorials

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In Memory Of: Designing Contemporary Memorials, Spencer Bailey, Phaidon

As part of Dezeen's collaboration with Phaidon we are giving away five copies of In Memory Of: Designing Contemporary Memorials, by Spencer Bailey. In Memory Of: Designing Contemporary Memorials is an exploration of the architecture and design of memorials built in the past 40 years. Five readers will each win a hardback copy of the book,

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Karen Anderson

Connected virtual exhibition sees nine designers craft carbon-negative furniture from hardwoods

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Dezeen promotion: a range of carbon-negative furniture items created by designers including Ini Archibong and Thomas Heatherwick for London's Design Museum can now be viewed as part of a permanent virtual exhibition. Jointly commissioned by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), Benchmark Furniture and the Design Museum, the Connected exhibition tasked nine designers with creating a

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Clay Plasters Rustic Range by Clayworks

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Living room with Clay Plasters Rustic Range walls by Clayworks

Dezeen Showroom: the sustainable Clay Plasters Rustic Range by Clayworks provides a rugged surface finish that can mimic the appearance of concrete, stone and earth. UK brand Clayworks designed the Clay Plasters Rustic Range as a celebration of imperfection and to help add texture to internal walls and ceilings. Like the company's other product lines,

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Nine designs that demonstrate the variety of Enzo Mari's works

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Enzo Mari key designs

Following the death of Italian designer Enzo Mari last week, the curators of a major retrospective of his work at the Triennale Milano, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Francesca Giacomelli, pick nine designs that demonstrate the variety of his work. Mari, who passed away from complications related to coronavirus on 19 October, has an extensive and varied

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Tom Ravenscroft

"Technology's been coming for black people since the beginning" says Charlene Prempeh

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Exposing and tackling racism in technology is the goal of UK initiative A Vibe Called Tech. Dezeen spoke to founder Charlene Prempeh about the responsibility companies have in protecting the black community on and offline. Launched in 2018, A Vibe Called Tech explores the impact that technology has on black people in the UK. Prempeh's

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Natashah Hitti

Spencer Bailey, David Adjaye and Michael Bierut discuss the changing nature of memorial design in live talk

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As part of our Dezeen x Phaidon collaboration, we teamed up with the publisher to host a live talk with Spencer Bailey, David Adjaye and Michael Bierut about the significance of memorials in the 21st century. Moderated by Bailey, Phaidon's editor at large, the talk looked at the topic of his new book, In Memory Of:

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Sebastian Jordahn

Dezeen Awards winners to be announced via video shows hosted by LionHeart

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Winners for Dezeen Awards 2020 will be announced in a series of three virtual shows held each day from 23 to 25 November. The shows, which will be streamed on Dezeen, will be hosted by BBC Radio London presenter, award-winning poet and spoken word performer LionHeart. Architecture winners will be revealed on 23 November, interiors

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Rebecca Grove

A-nrd looks to Mexico to craft interiors of Kol restaurant in London

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Interiors of Kol restaurant in London takes cues from Mexican culture

Yucatán, Oaxaca and Mexico City are some of the places that the founder of studio A-nrd visited in preparation of designing the interiors of Kol, a restaurant in central London. Kol is situated in the capital's Marylebone neighbourhood. It's headed up by notable chef Santiago Lastra, who has designed the menu of the two-storey restaurant

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Natasha Levy

Rammed Earth Finishes clay plasters by Clayworks

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Walls covered with Rammed Earth Finishes clay plaster by Clayworks

Dezeen Showroom: the Rammed Earth Finishes range of clay plaster by UK brand Clayworks is designed to create monolithic and earthy wall finishes. As its name suggests, the surface collection is designed by Clayworks to resemble rammed earth – a sustainable and ancient building technique that relies on natural materials. It is intended for use on

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Dezeen staff

Olafur Eliasson perches giant astronomical instrument on top of glacier

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Olafur Eliasson's Out Glacial Perspectives installation on Hochjochferner glacier

Set on the summit of the Hochjochferner glacier in the Italian Alps, the latest artwork by artist Olafur Eliasson invites visitors to see manmade climate change from wider "planetary and glacial perspectives". The installation is designed to resemble an outsized, walk-in version of an armillary sphere – a model of the universe dating back to

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Jennifer Hahn

Smooth Finishes clay plasters by Clayworks

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A kitchen with Smooth Finishes clay plaster walls by Clayworks

Dezeen Showroom: Clayworks has created a range of Smooth Finishes clay plasters that are made entirely from natural materials and offer seamless, earthy surface finishes. UK brand Clayworks developed the Smooth Finishes series for use on internal walls and ceilings as a sustainable alternative to gypsum plasters and paints. The plasters are made from a blend

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Dezeen staff

Video reveals Obel Award-winning community centre in Bangladesh

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Obel Award-winning community centre in Bangladesh

This video shows the building of a rammed-earth community centre in Bangladesh designed by German architect Anna Heringer, which recently won the Obel Award. The community centre, which contains a therapy centre for people with disabilities and a women-led textile workshop, was named the second winner of the Obel Award last week. Designed by Heringer the centre

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Tom Ravenscroft

Caspar Schols develops Cabin ANNA from the garden shed he built for his mother

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Architectural designer Caspar Schols has developed the design for a garden shed with moving walls that he built for his parents into a flat-pack cabin for living and for working. Schols drew on the Garden House pavilion he completed before architecture school in 2016 to create two commercially available cabins: the ANNA Stay home and the ANNA Meet workplace.

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Eleanor Gibson

"This is going to be the future of many metropole cities around the world" says commenter

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In this week's comments update, readers are intrigued by Kris Provoost's latest photography series, Eden of the Orient, and sharing their views on other top stories. Belgian photographer Provoost has taken images of Hong Kong's landscape, which marries together rich greenery and "hyper-dense" housing, creating a striking juxtaposition. Named Eden of the Orient, the series

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Karen Anderson

Old gymnasium transformed into lofty apartment in Amsterdam

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Inside The Gymnasium apartment by Robbert De Goede

Wooden detailing and black-painted steel fill the lofty interiors of The Gymnasium apartment that Robbert De Goede has built within an old sports hall in the Netherlands. Located near the centre of Amsterdam, the adaptive reuse project was developed by local studio Robbert De Goede as an unconventional yet homely dwelling for a family of

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Lizzie Crook

Jenson Room Divider by James Burleigh

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Jenson Room Divider by James Burleigh

Dezeen showroom: British furniture maker James Burleigh has created the Jenson Room Divider, which has been designed to offer an eye-catching solution to splitting up home or office spaces. The Jenson Room Divider features a long credenza topped by a gridded system of open shelves. Objects can be tucked away in the cupboards, while plant

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