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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hospitality company Bridgeton and Studio Tack have collaborated to renovate the Marram hotel in Montauk, New York, influenced by the colours and textures of the sand that covers the neighbouring landscape. Marram, which is named after the wild grass that grows on the property's sand dunes, has 96 guest rooms, a cafe that serves South American cuisine
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Hollwich Kushner and Gensler have completed an irregularly stacked office block with a brick facade in New York that echos the factories and warehouses of its Williamsburg waterfront location. Called 25 Kent, the eight-storey office complex was designed by Hollwich Kushner with Gensler acting as the design development architect. The building is split in two with dual
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Local studio Heliotrope Architects has designed an upscale Italian eatery in downtown Seattle with clean lines, various tones of wood and a secret room tucked behind a one-way mirror. Cortina is located at the base of Two Union Square, a prominent office tower in downtown Seattle. The restaurant's north-facing storefront, which stretches 100 feet (30metres), has
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The resignation of Joichi Ito for accepting donations from sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is the latest in a wave of departures, protests and torn-up sponsorship deals dubbed "toxic philanthropy". His departure follows similar storms at the Design Museum, the Serpentine Galleries and the Whitney Museum. Ito stepped down this weekend following revelations that he had covered
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Dezeen promotion: SilentLab will be showcasing its range of self-contained private workspaces at this year's London Design Fair. Described as a "revolution in the work environment", the collection of enclosed workspaces can be installed in any office to create acoustically separated individual desk spaces or meeting rooms. "People in today's workplaces struggle with excess noise and a
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BPN Architects has built a partially sunken house "purely from concrete" in the village of Moreton Paddox, Warwickshire, UK. Named Ghost House "on account of its ethereal presence on the site", the home is embedded into the ground so that it is only partially visible from the road. "You get a glimpse of the property and
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