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Falken Reynolds takes cues from an igloo for Vancouver loft renovation

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Vancouver loft renovation inspired by igloo by Falken Reynolds

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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Jenna McKnight

Garden terraces link living spaces in Ha House by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

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Ha House by VTN Architects

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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Alyn Griffiths

Jacobs Yaniv Architects' concrete Bare House opens out to a neighbouring field

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Bare House by Jacobs Yaniv Architects

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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Lizzie Crook

Thermobimetal shutters by Doris Sung self-regulate the temperature of buildings

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Thermobimetal shutters by Doris Sung

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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Rima Sabina Aouf

Laura Álvarez Architecture transforms stone ruin into zero-energy Villa Slow

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Villa Slow by Laura Alvarez

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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Lizzie Crook

Jendretzki Design proposes Rat Island eco-retreat for New York City

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Rat Island private island boutique resort in New York City by Jendretzki Design

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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Bridget Cogley

B&B Italia's Dock modular sofa system is "a platform for life" says Piero Lissoni

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The Dock sofa system was designed for furniture manufacturer B&B Italia by Piero Lissoni, and was launched at Salone del Mobile in Milan

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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Calum Lindsay

"The vision of the home as a tranquil respite from labour is a patriarchal fantasy"

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Nuclear family home

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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Phineas Harper

BOB is a modular storage system by Paul Kelley and Bisley that offers "infinite configurations"

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BOB modular storage system by Bisley and Paul Kelly

Dezeen promotion: British furniture brand Bisley has teamed up with designer Paul Kelley on a hand-finished modular storage system. Named BOB, the new Bisley shelving system comprises a series of white blocks that click together in "infinite configurations". They can also be easily taken apart and reorganised. Kelley's aim was to create a timeless piece of furniture

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Ryall Sheridan raises Wetlands House above coastal site on New York's Long Island

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Long Island wetland residence by Ryall Sheridan Architects

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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Jenna McKnight

USM and UNStudio explore "third space" between home and office with Haller modular furniture

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Haller modular furniture can be used to create a "third space" between the workplace and the home, say Thomas Dienes of USM and Ren Yee of UNStudio in this movie produced by Dezeen during Milan design week. For the second consecutive year, Swiss furniture company USM enlisted Dutch architecture office UNStudio to create a booth at Salone del Mobile

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Siufan Adey

Perfect Darkness is an apartment installation that shows how to make the most of tiles

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H+O Perfect Darkness apartment Milan

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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Augusta Pownall

10 eye-catching lights launched at Milan design week

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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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Amy Frearson

Jeanne Gang named world's most influential architect of 2019 by Time magazine

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Jeanne Gang

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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Bridget Cogley

10 Instagram highlights from Milan design week 2019

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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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Fiona Hartley

Cave-like gift shops created by Koichi Takada Architects inside National Museum of Qatar

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Interiors of National Museum of Qatar by Koichi Takada Architects

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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Lizzie Crook

Top five US roles on Dezeen Jobs including opportunities with SOM and Aesop

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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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Cara Bray

Anton Alvarez creates 12 "creature-like" objects from extruded bronze

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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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