American firm Hoedemaker Pfeiffer used stone, wood and glass to create a main dwelling and guest house for a steep, forested site in the Pacific Northwest overlooking the ocean. Hillside Sanctuary is located on a remote site in the San Juan Islands, which lie just off the coast of northern Washington. Seattle firm Hoedemaker Pfeiffer
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Architecture studio MORQ has built an almost windowless house surrounding a plant-filled courtyard from rammed concrete in Perth, Australia. Italy and Australia-based architects MORQ designed Cloister House for a couple who wanted a home that would feel like a sheltered place of refuge. Cloister House sits on a plot next to a busy road on a
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A floating device employed by The Ocean Cleanup project has been upgraded and returned to sea in a second attempt to catch the plastic waste circulating in the Pacific Ocean. After being installed at the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) in September last year, the system – nicknamed Wilson – broke down in January
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A huge translucent panel punctuated by circular openings fronts the latest branch of co-working space Second Home in east London, which includes a nursery and outdoor play area. The shared office has been designed by Madrid-based studio Cano Lasso and takes note from the work of Frei Otto, a German architect renowned for creating tensile structures
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Gadi Amit's studio New Deal Design has invented an Artificial intelligence-equipped toy to fight the "distraction economy" by nurturing children's attention spans. Called Spot, the toy is geared at learning and discovery. It functions primarily as a handheld scanner that kids can point at an object around them — think a flower or a bird
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High-tech pioneer Nicholas Grimshaw has stepped down as chairman of his eponymous architecture studio. In this series of movies he talks through 10 highlights that defined his five-decade career. Park Road Apartments, London, UK, 1970 One of Grimshaw's earliest projects, completed while he was working in partnership with Terry Farrell, this 11-storey apartment block overlooking Regent's Park
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Transgender men and non-binary people have a safer, more comfortable option for chest binding in the form of Breathe, a smart garment designed by Loughborough University student Miles Kilburn. The student designer created Breathe as his final year project in Loughborough's Industrial Design and Technology course. The product caters to people who practice chest binding,
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Nicolas Laisné Architectes and Dimitri Roussel have turned a traditional office layout inside-out by putting staircases and workstations on the facade of an office in Nice. Called Anis, the office block was designed to improve workplace wellbeing by prioritising outdoor spaces and greenery. The new office sits in the Nice Meridia, the technology district of
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Husband-and-wife creative team Jay and Alison Carroll have used historically inspired decor from the American Southwest to redesign a storied adobe motor inn in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The California-based couple rehabbed the 86-room motel in partnership with Austin-based hotelier Jeff Burns. He had overnighted at the roadside lodge nearly a decade ago after a
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A roughly plastered wall curves over the dining area of this restaurant in Toronto, designed by local studio Odami. Called Sara, the eatery occupies two floors of a Victorian residence in the Canadian city that dates back to the early 1900s. Odami was challenged to preserve the architectural history of the structure, while creating an
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Japanese architects Geneto has hollowed out a geometric void in the base of a four-metre-wide house in Osaka that doubles as a garage and communal space. YMT House, designed by Kyoto-based architecture and design studio Geneto, is raised above the ground to create free space beneath. The skinny house is on a narrow site surrounded
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German mobility company Unu has launched the second generation of its electric scooter, with smart features including anti-theft protection and digital key sharing. The new Unu scooter is an evolution of the Berlin-based company's debut product, the Unu Classic with additional smart technologies. A digital key function built into the accompanying app allows users to
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To celebrate Pride Month, we've curated a Pinterest board showcasing design by and for the LGBT+ community, including the"largest Pride flag" in New York and a sex toy for gender-transitioning men. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›
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Grey walls meet oxblood-coloured fixtures in this apartment in the Belarusian capital, overhauled by local studio Third Wave Architects. Third Wave Architects opted for restrained colour and material palette in their overhaul of Apartment in Minsk, which is set within a 1950s residential block. "We always aim to 'set materials free' so that they could
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Mexican design studio Ignacio Urquiza, Bernardo Quinzaños, Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica has completed this concrete business school on a lush site near Mexican city Aguascalientes. The campus marks the latest outpost of Mexican business school Escuela Bancaria y Comercial (EBC). The institution, whose name translates as Banking and Commercial school, was established in Mexico City in
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Mother-and-daughter design studio Konekt has coloured the walls of its new showroom in New York City dark blue to provide a bold backdrop to its sculptural lighting and furniture designs. Konekt is run by Helena Sultan, a former photographer and documentary filmmaker, who founded the company in 2015 in Philadelphia. Two years later, her husband
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Pitsou Kedem Architects used patterned aluminium screens to create a ventilated outer skin for this house arranged around a courtyard in Bnei Ziom, Israel. Called MA House, the structure behind this perforated metal facade has been divided into three wings and sits on a site surrounded by greenery. Pitsou Kedem Architects borrowed a horse from
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London design studio JamesPlumb has reused twisted steel rebar and concrete rubble salvaged from demolition sites to create a series of delicate structures that hold candles. The studio headed by James Russell and Hannah Plumb was interested in repurposing materials that are usually discarded when the foundations of existing buildings are uprooted during the demolition
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