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Adam Nathanial Furman's Democratic Monument is a colourful concept for town halls

2 hours 38 minutes ago
Democratic Monument by Adam Nathaniel Furman

London designer Adam Nathanial Furman's Democratic Monument is a proposal for town halls around the UK that would feature bright tiles and a diverse mix of architectural styles. As civic buildings, Democratic Monuments would be brightly-coloured combinations of styles and materials, reflecting the unique combinations of communities that make up different cities around the country.

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India Block

Gucci abandons "worn-out ritual" of seasonal fashion shows

2 hours 53 minutes ago
Gucci abandons "worn-out ritual" of seasonal fashion shows

Gucci's creative director Alessandro Michele has announced that the Italian brand will be disregarding the fashion calendar's "stale" deadlines, holding shows just twice a year instead to reduce waste. In a series of entries shared from his personal diary, called Notes from the Silence, Michele inwardly reflects on the environmental damage of the fashion industry

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Natashah Hitti

"We are in the midst of two global crises" says Nike's sustainability lead

3 hours 9 minutes ago
Nike's sustainable design lead Noah Murphy-Reinhertz.

The coronavirus pandemic will bring an "intense focus" on the world's environmental crisis, says Nike's sustainable design lead Noah Murphy-Reinhertz. The impact of the current pandemic gives an insight into what may happen if we do not address the current climate crisis, according to Nike's Murphy-Reinhertz. "Right now we're in the midst of two global

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Tom Ravenscroft

Live interview with Tom Dixon and Prolicht as part of Virtual Design Festival

3 hours 38 minutes ago
Tom Dixon has collaborated with Austrian lighting brand Prolicht to design Code, an LED track lighting collection

Tom Dixon and Prolicht CEO Walter Norz speak to Dezeen live about the stripped-back LED lighting product they launched at VDF today. Watch the broadcast from 12 noon UK time. Dixon and Norz will speak live to Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs to coincide with the release of Code, a collection of configurable LED track

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Calum Lindsay

Tom Dixon and Prolicht launch Code track lighting at VDF

4 hours 30 minutes ago
Code lighting by Tom Dixon and Prolicht

VDF products fair: British design brand Tom Dixon and Austrian manufacturer Prolicht have launched Code, a new collection of stripped-back LED track lights that celebrate electronics circuits. Code is composed of bare LEDs mounted on printed circuit boards (PCBs) that can be arranged in various configurations to create "graphic lighting sculptures", according to Tom Dixon. The

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La Madriguera is a mirrored extension for a hidden house in Madrid

5 hours 9 minutes ago
La Madriguera by Delavegacanolasso

Reflected greenery shrouds the mirrored extension that architecture practice Delavegacanolasso added to house in Madrid, which occupies a disused art studio. La Madriguera, which translates to The Burrow, has been designed by Delavegacanolasso to be a cosy home for a young couple. "Today's architecture has forgotten the importance of privacy and has succumbed to exhibitionism,"

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Natasha Levy

"I will be looking for the unexpected" says Dezeen Awards judge Vladimir Radutny

6 hours 9 minutes ago

There are only four days left to enter Dezeen Awards 2020. To help you with your entry, we've asked some of our judges what they’ll be looking for in this year's submissions. "I will be looking for the unexpected, something that will make me pause to evaluate the intent and the outcome deeper than the

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Rebecca Grove

An Overview of Digital Fabrication in Architecture

6 hours 34 minutes ago

A couple of years ago, digital fabrication was making headlines regularly, promising to drastically change the architecture practice. The revolution in architecture might not have arrived yet, but research projects, experiments and the dedication of several architects and universities already opened a new realm of possibilities for architectural expression. Therefore, it seems appropriate to give an overview of the impact the technology had so far within the architecture practice. This article covers the different types of processes within the field and the projects that experiment with them, with the scope of reframing the architectural potential of digital fabrication.

Andreea Cutieru

Pet-like smart assistants and multi-sensory tableware feature in Edinburgh College of Art student show

7 hours 8 minutes ago
Voro by Findlay Macdonald

Digital household companions and tableware that caters for multi-sensory dining experiences are among the products exhibited in this Virtual Design Festival school show by Edinburgh College of Art product design students. The seven projects featured in the digital exhibition were completed by students studying the BA Product Design course at the school, which is part

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Lizzie Crook

Scarwafa Co-Housing / Krft

7 hours 9 minutes ago

Scarwafa (an acronym for the 6 owners) is a small-scale cohousing project of 3 befriended young families, who acquired three neighboring plots in the Buiksloterham area in Amsterdam, at the height of the last financial crisis. From the start, collectivity and simplicity were the guiding motives. The thin budgets demanded conservativeness in form and materialization. By developing a coherent, collective architectural language, there was an effectiveness in basic detailing and cost savings in implementation. With these basic details in hand, 3 individualized homes with different spatiality have been designed to fit the individual needs.

Andreas Luco

Public Spaces with Scaffolding: an Alternative in Emergency Situations

7 hours 39 minutes ago

When facing emergencies such as natural disasters, warfare or pandemics, architecture must offer immediate and effective solutions. In these unfortunate circumstances, the priority is usually to solve problems around housing, however, once the emergency is under control, the focus starts to slowly move towards meeting places such as community centers, neighborhood councils and public spaces.

Clara Ott & María Francisca González

Atelier Villa | Art Villas Costa Rica / Formafatal

8 hours 9 minutes ago

Art Villas Costa Rica. Not far from Costa Rican town Uvita - there is a hidden small resort Art Villas on the jungle hill above the beach Playa Hermosa.  3 unique villas and one multifunctional pavilion are scattered over a plot of 2 ha. When the investor approached the architects, he wished to create a place where the visitors merge with the surrounding nature, clearing their mind, experiencing luxury and adventure at the same time. He wanted to create a place that digs deep into everyone's heart when they taste it. The architects from the Formafatal studio followed the client's assignment and were also inspired by the atmosphere and colorfulness of Central and South America.

Paula Pintos

Nigeria: Q1 - Dangote Cement Records N249 Billion Revenue, N88 Billion Profit

8 hours 36 minutes ago
[This Day] Dangote Cement Plc has posted a strong performance in the first quarter (Q1) ended March 31 2020, with revenue rising to N249.182 billion, up from N240.157 billion in the corresponding period of 2019. Profit Before Tax (PBT) appreciated by 11 per cent, from N78.96 billion to N88.06 billion, while profit after tax (PAT) of stood at N60.592 billion, compared with N60.254 billion in 2019.

The People Have Spoken: Statistics Show that Only 5% Approve Zumthor LACMA Scheme

8 hours 39 minutes ago

Conducted by The Citizens’ Brigade to Save LACMA, a recent poll revealed that only 5% approve of the current Peter Zumthor-designed scheme for a new LACMA, 50% Support the renovation of the existing buildings, and 85% favor encyclopedic collection in one location. The public survey also highlighted 3 designs selected out of the shortlisted six proposals of the “LACMA Not LackMA” competition.

Christele Harrouk

Plant Prefab Announces Flexible ADU Line for Sustainable Living

9 hours 9 minutes ago

Prefabricated design and manufacturing company Plant Prefab has announced their new lightHouse line, a set of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) available in multiple sizes. Working with designers Alchemy Architects, the LivingHomes concept joins a roster of work with partners that include KieranTimberlake, Koto Design and Brooks + Scarpa. With a size ranging from 310 square feet to 600, the newest line was inspired by Alchemy’s previous work on small-space living.

Eric Baldwin
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