A hidden sleeping loft and an all-white hallway lined with closets are among the features in a renovated Vancouver apartment designed by Canadian firm Falken Reynolds. The project, called The Igloo Loft, is located within the city's historic Gastown neighbourhood. Designed for the principals of local studio Falken Reynolds – Chad Falkenberg and Kelly Reynolds – the
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Adidas has launched a sneaker made from virgin plastic that can be ground up and remade again, as part of the company's bid to mitigate the plastic crisis. The Futurecraft Loop shoe was launched 17 April by Adidas as a first step for the brand to help "get off plastic waste". The aim was to
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Gardens can be found on all the different levels of this house in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, designed by Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Ha House is the latest addition to Vo Trong Nghia Architects' House for Trees series, a project that aims to bring urban dwellers in closer proximity to nature. Each house typology has one thing
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Jacobs Yaniv Architects has completed a concrete house in Tel Aviv, which features a living room with industrial furnishings and a window wall that opens. Named Bare House, the single-storey dwelling was designed for a family of four that required a simple home that catered for time spent together, while forming a connection to an
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Buildings could be cooled with zero energy using the Invert shading system, made from a smart material called thermobimetal that changes shape in response to heat. The invention of architect Doris Sung, Invert looks like a regular decorative shutter, but its metal pieces curl and flip over in the sun, altering how much light and
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This holiday home in Spain by Laura Álvarez Architecture is built from the walls of a stone ruin and generates more energy that it consumes. Named Villa Slow, the dwelling replaces a former ruin found in rolling hills in the natural park of Valles Pasiegos. It is designed to have minimal impact on its environment, and
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US studio Jendretzki Design has revealed designs for a boutique eco-resort on a tiny island within greater New York City. The local studio has envisioned Rat Island for an isle off the city's Bronx borough. It is one of the 44 isles that make up the New York archipelago, but the only one that is privately owned.
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Italian architect Piero Lissoni introduces his Dock modular sofa system for B&B Italia in this movie Dezeen filmed for the Italian furniture brand during Milan design week. Dock is a sofa system that can be configured with 84 different modular components, which B&B Italia launched with Lissoni at this year's Salone Del Mobile furniture fair in Milan. A solid wooden platform
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Is the nuclear family home an architectural tool of repression and social control? asks Phineas Harper. The nuclear family house is one of the most successful architectural inventions ever. It has, spread across the world and is now the default template around which the vast majority of domestic architecture is designed and planning policies written.
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American studio Ryall Sheridan Architects has elevated this cedar-clad holiday home on New York's Long Island to allow floodwaters to pass underneath. Wetlands House is located in the hamlet of Orient, which occupies the very tip of Long Island's North Fork. Designed as a weekend getaway for a Brooklyn couple, the three-bedroom dwelling sits on a
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Design studio H+O has fitted out an apartment in Milan's Brera district, showing how tiles can be used to create bold contemporary interiors. H+O, a collaboration between Italian architect and designer Elisa Ossino and Danish creative director Josephine Akvama Hoffmeyer of tile brand File Under Pop, unveiled the domestic interior during Milan design week. Designed as the
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From an arch that stretches across a room, to a ceiling lamp that looks like giant rubber bands, Dezeen editor Amy Frearson picks the top 10 lighting designs from Euroluce 2019. Lighting showcase Euroluce only takes place every other year as part of the Salone del Mobile, the huge furniture fair at the centre of Milan design
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American architect Jeanne Gang has been listed on Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people for 2019. The Studio Gang founder is the only architect to make the Time 100 list this year. The recognition comes just a few weeks after a team she is leading won a competition to extend Chicago O'Hare international airport.
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Large inflatable bubbles, a car made out of Rimowa suitcases and a mirrored pavilion were among the installations that were tagged using our #milanogram2019 hashtag during this year's Milan design week. Over 6,000 photographs were tagged with the #milanogram2019 hashtag on Instagram during the biggest event of the design calendar, which took place from 8 to 14 April. Here's a
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Australian studio Koichi Takada Architects has completed two gift shops inside Jean Nouvel's National Museum of Qatar in Doha, featuring undulating wooden surfaces. The two cave-like gift shops are the first of a number of interior spaces that Koichi Takada Architects is creating inside the new museum, along with three restaurants set to open later this year. Now
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We've hand-picked five of the best US-based positions on Dezeen Jobs this week, including vacancies at architecture firm SOM and skincare brand Aesop. Senior architectural professional - technical at SOM SOM is seeking a senior architectural professional to join its office in San Francisco. Architect David Childs recently unveiled plans from the firm, for two new
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Swedish-Chilean designer Anton Alvarez has brought the lost-wax casting technique into the modern age to create a series of 12 extruded bronze objects inspired by the Renaissance. The 12 objects were featured in an exhibition curated by gallerist Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte as part of this year's Milan design week, where they were positioned across the floor
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