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"Locals in Venice are feeling increasingly left out of the conversation"

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David Chipperfield Procuratie Vecchie in Venice

As David Chipperfield begins the next stage of the restoration of the Procuratie Vecchie on Piazza San Marco in Venice, James Imam asks if architects can save cities straining to deal with increasing tourist numbers. David Chipperfield's restoration of the Procuratie Vecchie is a declaration of solidarity with Venice's residents. The city is besieged by hordes of

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James Imam

Wes Anderson films inform design of Moscow restaurant

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New York-based design studio Asthetíque has completed a restaurant in Moscow called The Y that draws on the stylised sets of films directed by Wes Anderson. Located in the newly developed neighbourhood of Hamovniki, the two-storey space combines a soft palette with eclectic architectural elements that exude a "theatrical experience from the moment you walk

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Sabina Sohail

Adam Nathaniel Furman's latest furniture collection is a "bourgeois' nightmare"

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Adam Nathaniel Furman designs "clumsy" furniture for Camp Design Gallery and Abet Laminati

London designer Adam Nathaniel Furman has collaborated with Abet Laminati to create a three-piece collection of unusually shaped and boldly coloured furniture for Camp Design Gallery. The collection, titled Three characters in the Second Act: The Royal Family, comprises two large cabinets, called Benevolente and Solidale, and a chair, named Gioioso. Each of the pieces

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Natashah Hitti

Atelier Vens Vanbelle creates monastic white country house

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House Nico and Hilde by Atelier Vens Vanbelle

Belgian studio Atelier Vens Vanbelle has designed a white house inspired by the monasteries and farmhouses that typify the Oosterzele region. The brick house has been built in a rural environment in Belgium and aims to be a peaceful space for the owners. "The main reference for this project was a monastery, because we wanted to introduce some basic

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Tomek Zylski

SelgasCano designs "most ambitious and bold" Second Home for Los Angeles

13 hours 15 minutes ago

Spanish practice SelgasCano has revealed its design for Second Home in Hollywood – a sprawling co-working campus comprising bright yellow work pods interspersed with lush planting. Set to open in September this year, Second Home Hollywood will mark the first US location of the British company, which provides studio and office space for creatives and entrepreneurs. The

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Eleanor Gibson

Studio Gang unveils new details of Natural History Museum extension in New York

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American Museum of Natural History science centre of Studio Gang

American architecture firm Studio Gang has released an updated set of renderings of its undulating addition to the American Natural History Museum in Manhattan. Studio Gang unveiled new renderings of the addition, known as the Richard Gilder Center, to coincide with the extension breaking ground last week. The centre is designed to add galleries, classrooms,

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Bridget Cogley

Lunch Break angels swing above commuters passing London's St Pauls

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Lunch Break by KHBT and Ottmar Hörl

Forty gold angels sitting on swings have been installed by KHBT and Ottmar Hörlwatch to watch over commuters near St Paul's Cathedral in London. Named Lunch Break, the installation for the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) is designed to be a temporary additional to St Paul's Plinth – a preexisting frame structure outside St Paul's tube station. London

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Lizzie Crook

Colour and pattern intersect in Bouroullec brothers' glass panel collection

18 hours 59 minutes ago
Oblique and Chevron glass panels by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec x Skyline Design

French design duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have worked with US manufacturers Skyline Design on a collection of glass panels emblazoned with colourful geometric patterns created using code. The collection, named Oblique and Chevron, has been designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec to explore how colours can subtly alter in tone when iterated in different

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Natasha Levy

Glossier pop-up shop in Seattle features rolling hills covered in moss and flowers

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Glossier pop-up shop in Seattle, Washington, by Glossier Experiential Team and Studio Lily Kwong

Beauty brand Glossier has teamed up with landscape designer Studio Lily Kwong to create a pop-up shop in Seattle that is filled with plant-covered mounds and splashes of pink and purple. Located in the city's Capitol Hill neighbourhood, the temporary space occupies a linear, ground-level space measuring 1,100 square feet (102 square metres). The design

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Jenna McKnight

Dezeen and Samsung to launch design competitions exploring the future of Galaxy mobile devices

21 hours 7 minutes ago
Samsung Galaxy S10

Dezeen promotion: Dezeen will team up with Samsung to run a pair of reader competitions to design new graphics and accessories for its Galaxy smartphones, which the electronics brand first launched 10 years ago. The two contests – one for graphic design and one for product design – will be looking for fresh perspectives and

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Dezeen staff

Studio Seilern Architects raises the roof to create Andermatt Concert Hall in the Swiss Alps

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Andermatt Concert Hall in the Swiss Alps by Studio Seilern Architects

Studio Seilern Architects has converted a half-built conference centre in Andermatt, Switzerland, into a concert hall by lifting up its roof to double the building's size. Named Andermatt Concert Hall, the 650-seat venue is the "first major purpose-built concert hall in any Alpine ski village". Studio Seilern Architects designed the building as part of a hotel and

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Tom Ravenscroft

Stripped-back surfaces appear throughout Hackney apartment by Merrett Houmøller Architects

1 day 2 hours ago
Martello Street apartment by Merrett Houmoller Architects

Exposed concrete walls and a set of "hit-and-miss" stairs add character to this formerly lacklustre apartment in east London, which has been overhauled by Merrett Houmøller Architects. Set inside a housing complex that was built in the early 2000s, the Hackney apartment was previously host to a series of cramped, light-starved rooms as a result

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Natasha Levy

MIT researchers engineer "cyborg" plants for motion-tracking and sending notifications

1 day 2 hours ago
MIT researchers engineer "cyborg" plants for motion-tracking and sending notifications

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's "cyborg botany" researchers have turned plants into sensors and displays, suggesting we use them as a gentle alternative to electronic screens. Harpreet Sareen and Pattie Maes from the MIT Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces Group have been researching how to merge plants and artificial electronics to create new interfaces. "Plants are normally

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Rima Sabina Aouf

Five of the best roles available on Dezeen Jobs including positions at Soho House and Benoy

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Our selection of the best opportunities in architecture, interiors and design on Dezeen Jobs this week includes positions at private members' club Soho House and architecture firm Benoy. Junior interior designer at Soho House Soho House has an opportunity for a junior interior designer in New York. The members' club recently launched  an interiors collection ranging

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Amina Amber

Useless is a digital directory for London's zero-waste shops

1 day 4 hours ago
USELESS by Nice and Serious is a digital directory for London's zero-waste shops

Ethical creative agency Nice and Serious has developed an online platform that directs Londoners to their closest zero-waste shops and offers tips on how to reduce your reliance on plastics. Useless is described by its creators as "London's first digital directory that is dedicated exclusively to showcasing the capital's zero-waste shops". The website features an

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Alyn Griffiths

TRIAS Architects raises timber Three Piece House on a red brick base

1 day 6 hours ago
Three Piece House but Studio TRIAS

A trio of timber-clad bungalows by TRIAS Architects form Three Piece House in Stockton, Australia, which is raised on a reclaimed brick base to protect it from the sea. Sydney-based TRIAS Architects designed Three Piece House for a family in New South Wales as a simple, single-storey dwelling close to the coast, where there are

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Jon Astbury

Mason Studio designs Kimpton Saint George hotel as "homage to Toronto"

1 day 17 hours ago

Canadian firm Mason Studio has designed this hotel in Toronto to feature an abundance of local flavour, including decorative archways and a nod to the city's famous albino squirrels. Located within a former Holiday Inn in the city's trendy Annex neighbourhood, the 188-room property marks the first outpost of the Kimpton hotel branch in Canada.

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Paul Jebara

Solo Arquitetos builds Brazilian holiday home Casa do Lago using reclaimed bricks and local stones

1 day 20 hours ago
Lake house in Brazil by Solo Arquitectos

Brazilian firm Solo Arquitetos sourced red-hued stones from a local quarry and repurposed bricks from a defunct factory to build this vacation home near Brazil's Paranapanema river. The holiday home is located in Alvorada do Sul, a small municipality roughly 500 kilometres from São Paulo. The owners previously owned a factory, which was demolished and provided

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James Brillon

Kappland Arkitekter perches Cabin Stokkøya on rugged landscape of Norwegian island

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Cabin Stokkøya by Kappland Arkitekter

A wooden hillside cabin on the island of Stokkøya, Norway, by Kappland Arkitekter is spread over multiple levels expansive views out to the surrounding countryside. Cabin Stokkøya was designed to focus on two contrasting landscapes – out towards the sea to the west, and back at the dramatic green scenery to the east. Designed by

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Jon Astbury

Jasper Morrison curates collection of designer benches for Fiskars Village Biennale

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Jasper Morrison curates collection of designer benches for Finnish biennale

Jasper Morrison has enlisted 18 designers including Martino Gamper, Michael Marriott and Cecilie Manz to create benches for Fiskars Village in Finland, for its inaugural art and design biennale. The London-based designer was invited by the organisers of the Fiskars Village Biennale to curate the installation, which involved placing public benches along the banks of

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