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This week's VDF highlights include Lucy McRae, Fabio Novembre, Istanbul Design Biennial and a live show from Imogen Heap

1 hour 40 minutes ago
This week's VDF highlights include Lucy McRae and Imogen Heap

The final week of VDF featured live performances from Imogen Heap and Lucy McRae, collaborations with Dutch Design Week and Istanbul Design Biennial, plus a virtual tour of DesignAware's Hilltop School in Hyderabad, India. Virtual Design Festival, the world's first online design festival, ran from 15 April until 10 July. Visit dezeen.com/vdf/schedule to look back at

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Jennifer Hahn

Stéphanie Livée's interiors for Hotel Le Sud are an homage to the south of France

4 hours 40 minutes ago
Hotel Le Sud designed by Stéphanie Lizée

White walls, stripey furnishings and colourful ceramics feature in this hotel on France's Côte d'Azur, which interior architect Stéphanie Livée has designed to reflect the region's laid-back ambience. Hotel Le Sud is situated in Juan Les Pins, a charming town on the Côte d'Azur recognised for its sandy beaches and seafront promenades lined with eateries

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Natasha Levy

Coronavirus money could solve climate crisis but hopes of change are "wishful thinking" says Rem Koolhaas

5 hours 40 minutes ago

The money governments have committed to supporting economies hit by coronavirus could instead solve climate change, according to architect Rem Koolhaas. The sums involved are "clearly enough to settle that issue," he said. However, the Dutch architect said he believes the world will quickly try to revert to how it was before the pandemic, predicting

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Marcus Fairs

10 mews houses that take advantage of London's backstreets

6 hours 40 minutes ago
10 London mews houses

The mews lanes behind London's main streets that once contained stables and outhouses now contain homes and shops. Here are 10 of the city's most interesting modern mews houses. Primrose Hill Mews House by Threefold Architects, Primrose Hill Threefold Architects renovated this Victorian mews house in Primrose Hill to reinstate some of the building's original details and reorganise its

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Tom Ravenscroft

Apartment in Alcantara / BOMO Arquitectos

6 hours 40 minutes ago

This small apartment is situated in a building constructed in 1962, designed by Lisbon architects António do Couto Martins (1897-1970) and Frederico Henrique George (1915-1994), whose most significant projects are the Campo de Ourique Market (1934), and the Maritime Museum and Calouste Gulbenkian Planetarium (1965), both situated in Lisbon.

Pilar Caballero

Anne Fougeron on Creating Good Urban Spaces and Being a Woman Architect

9 hours 40 minutes ago

The Midnight Charette is an explicit podcast about design, architecture, and the everyday. Hosted by architectural designers David Lee and Marina Bourderonnet, it features a variety of creative professionals in unscripted conversations that allow for thoughtful takes and personal discussions. A wide array of subjects are covered with honesty and humor: some episodes provide useful tips for designers, while others are project reviews, interviews, or explorations of everyday life and design. The Midnight Charette is also available on iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube.

The Midnight Charette

This week, Virtual Design Festival came to an end

10 hours 40 minutes ago
VDF agenda

This week on Dezeen, we rounded up the highlights from Virtual Design Festival as the programme of events drew to a close, including eight ways VDF set the agenda for architecture and design. To mark the end of the festival we rounded up the most popular videos, which included a documentary on Beatie Wolfe, footage of

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Tom Ravenscroft

A Prelude to the Shed / NLÉ

10 hours 40 minutes ago

Can architecture be more human - move, dance, adapt? Can it construct different situations in a complex environment?

Pilar Caballero

Renovation of the Headquaters of Yantai Marine Economic Innovation Zone / SHUISHI

13 hours 40 minutes ago

Project background: Urban renewal under industrial change
This project is located in the Yantai Development Zone on the Bohai Bay. At the initial stage, it was only a deserted beach by the sea. Since the establishment of the zone in the early 1990s, the development zone has undergone several rounds of industrial renewal and has become one of the leading areas of economic development in Shandong Province. The deserted beach has also become a mature community with urban parks and public beaches. The project itself has gone from the training building to the guest house, and has once again been upgraded to the headquarters of the scientific research office. Its overall appearance has shown new vitality as the urban industry.

罗靖琳 - Jinglin Luo

Mas d'Enric Penitentiary / AiB estudi d'arquitectes + Estudi PSP Arquitectura

16 hours 40 minutes ago

The prison is an uncomfortable institution and its architecture is often subjugated to technocratic criteria. This servility forces the prison out of the sociocultural realm where it belongs, thus erasing it from public discourse. The invisibility of the penitentiary as an institution demonstrates an unresolved contradiction underlying contemporary society. We intend to explore this contradiction through architecture. A prison must respond to the demand for discipline (confinement) and liberty (reinsertion) at the same time. Within this complex framework, architecture can make use of its ability to synthetically articulate problems that seem contradictory to become an active agent in resolving the paradox of the contemporary penitentiary. Based on our experience with the Mas d’Enric penitentiary, we claim the prison as an object of critical design and we reclaim architecture’s role in multiplying possibilities as opposed to limiting them.

Jonathan Alarcón

The Protective Shelter of Locality 1 Archaeological Site of Zhoukoudian Peking Man Cave / THAD

18 hours 40 minutes ago

BACKGROUND
According to the data analysis of a 20years long monitoring work, the Locality 1Archaeological Site of Zhoukoudian has been threatened by severe hazards as wind and rain erosions, weathering, crumbling and instability, etc. After the severe rain storm on 21st July 2012, water catchment was discovered at the bottom and the west section of the cave and soon disappeared. Through geophysical prospecting, large fissures and fracture zones were found at the bottom of the cave, which endangered the overall stability of the site.

Collin Chen

Secret Bar / Atelier xy

19 hours 40 minutes ago

Located in Shanghai’s former French Concession, Atelier xy was tasked with designing the interior of a bar in the heart of Shanghai. Many shops and restaurants line the hustle and bustle of the adjacent street. To enter, guests walk up the stairs through a long and dark corridor, which acts as a transition between the noisy exterior and the quiet interior. Once the reception is reached, the unique character of this place slowly reveals itself.

罗靖琳 - Jinglin Luo

Renovated Montreal house by Atelier Barda contrasts black and white

20 hours 38 minutes ago

Black furniture provides a stark contrast to the white interior of this Montreal residence, which has been overhauled by local architecture studio Atelier Barda. Atelier Barda's Portland Residence project involved adding an extension to the rear of a historic stone house located in Montreal suburb Mount-Royal, and reconfiguring the floor plan to improve the flow

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Kristine Klein

Black Perch House / Vastu Shilpa Consultants

20 hours 40 minutes ago

Black Perch is the extension and refurbishment of an existing, 40 year old bungalow, located in a tight urban fabric, using most of the permissible ground cover before the extension was added.  As no other space was available, the extension is placed on top of the existing, split level building. It adds a large living room with a kitchenette and a study cum guest room to the top of the house.  All spaces overlook a large open to sky courtyard, which steps down the existing sloping roof.

Hana Abdel

Imogen Heap closes Virtual Design Festival with exclusive live performance

22 hours 40 minutes ago

In the final event of Dezeen's Virtual Design Festival, musician Imogen Heap gives an exclusive live performance using piano, vocals and her Mi.Mu gloves. Tune in live from 6:30pm UK time. The performance for Virtual Design Festival is the second part of Heap's collaboration with VDF, following a live interview with the Grammy-winning artist and

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Calum Lindsay

Public Park in Tlalnepantla / PRODUCTORA

22 hours 40 minutes ago

The Project is located at the El Tenayo Housing Unit area, in the Municipality of Tlalnepantla de Baz. The proposal consists of the rehabilitation of a large existing ridge, which worked as open public space. The intervention proposes a set of 9 squares, each measuring 20 x 20 m, which are arranged on the plot, following the existing topography. Each of the squares contains a specific program: a civic square with a flagpole, a tree-lined square, a square with children’s game infrastructure, a square with square benches, a multi-purpose triangular pavilion, a Skate Park, an outdoor gym, and two multipurpose courts with stands.

Clara Ott

Live interview with musician Imogen Heap as part of Virtual Design Festival

23 hours 40 minutes ago
Heap will speak to Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs about her music and innovations in music technology in a live Screentime discussion for Virtual Design Festival

Imogen Heap speaks to Dezeen live and shares a homemade music video in the first part of Virtual Design Festival's collaboration with the musician today. Heap spoke to Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs about her music and innovations in music technology in the live Screentime discussion, and shared a video of a special lockdown

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Calum Lindsay
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