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Steel exoskeleton covers timber extension to Australian bungalow

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Exoskeleton House by Takt Studio

Takt Studio has added an extension with a steel exoskeleton and sloping roof to a 1950s brick bungalow in the foothills of the Illawarra mountains in Australia. Called Exoskeleton House, the extension has a timber frame which is encased in a steel-frame shell. It abuts the north side of the original house, where it has

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Jon Astbury

Flohaler is an easy-to-use inhaler that helps asthmatics receive a better dose

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Flohaler inhaler by James Plimmer Nottingham Trent University

Design graduate James Plimmer has created an inhaler for asthmatics that improves posture and technique during use to ensure more medicine reaches the lungs. The concept is intended to improve the pressurised metered dose inhaler (PMDI) by helping users maintain an optimised inhaler technique over time. The problem with existing inhalers is ensuring an optimum

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Alyn Griffiths

Breathe life into concrete jungles with our flourishing Pinterest boards

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Tel Aviv Arcades renders by Penda vertical gardens Pinterest

As glass buildings claim more of the skyline, architects and designers are cultivating ideas for plant-filled cities. Harvest this week's Pinterest boards of vertical gardens, facades with crawling greenery and potted interiors. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest › Main image is from Penda's proposal for vertical gardens in a modular tower in Tel Aviv. Open the

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Semi Han

Copenhagen's Yaffa restaurant takes cues from bustling French cafes

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Yaffa restaurant, Copenhagen, designed by Frama

Multi-disciplinary design studio Frama used mismatched wooden chairs and concrete surfaces to create a Middle Eastern version of the humble French bistro inside this Copenhagen restaurant. Set within Copenhagen's historic Gråbrødretorv square, Yaffa has been transformed from a characterless concrete basement into a warm and inviting space decked out in tactile materials. The restaurant takes

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Natasha Levy

Rua 141 and Rafael Zalc make efficient use of space within renovated São Paulo apartment

20 hours 6 minutes ago

Brazilian studios Rua 141 and Zalc Architecture turned an outdoor terrace into a glazed dining room while renovating this São Paulo apartment. Encompassing 70 square metres, the AK Apartment was designed for a 30-year-old woman who loves entertaining friends. The dwelling contains a bedroom, an office and two bathrooms, along with an open-plan area for

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Jenna McKnight

Nikolas Bentel creates The Wiggle Pipe in "absurd" Memphis style

23 hours 7 minutes ago
The Wiggle Pipe by Nik Bentel

New York designer Nikolas Bentel has created a handmade porcelain pipe for smoking marijuana with an unconventional wiggle form. The Wiggle Pipe features an unconventional snaking shape and three bold bright colours: a blue mouthpiece connects to a curved yellow stem, which then attaches to a white bowl where the dry cannabis herb is placed. Bentel, who

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Kristine Klein

Granite boxes form clifftop house overlooking a lake in India

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The Lakehouse by CollectiveProject

Stacked boxes clad in stone perch on a rocky outcrop overlooking Durgam Cheruvu Lake in Hyderabad in this house designed by architecture studio Collective Project. Called Lakehouse, the house in southern India has two distinct sides to its granite and wood facade. A plain facade with few windows faces the road, but on the lake-facing

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Jon Astbury

Five hotels in Ibiza that combine farmhouse living with contemporary design

1 day 4 hours ago
Ibiza farmhouse hotels: La Granja

There's more to Ibiza than clubber-oriented resorts – the Spanish island also hosts a growing number of agroturismo hotels in old farmhouses. Here are five that combine a farm-to-fork ethos with contemporary design. La Granja Ibiza German interior-design studio Dreimeta converted a 200-year-old farmhouse and a neighbouring cottage to create La Granja, a members-only retreat

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Amy Frearson

This week, pictures were revealed of two major soon-to-open projects by Zaha Hadid Architects

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This week on Dezeen, 360-degree images of the interior of Zaha Hadid Architects' Beijing Daxing International Airport were revealed, and the firm's Opus hotel in Dubai was shown nearing completion. Chinese media organisation CGTN unveiled 360-degree photography of the inside of Zaha Hadid Architects' airport terminal building in Beijing this week, which is set to

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Natashah Hitti

Maho Nabé cooking pot integrates vacuum technology to keep food hot

1 day 8 hours ago
Maho Nabé vacuum cooking pot by Tiger Corporation

This stainless-steel cooking pot based on a traditional Japanese design uses a double-wall construction to create a vacuum that insulates the contents to retain heat for long periods. The Maho Nabé pot achieves precise heat control and a long-lasting internal temperature thanks to its innovative double-walled structure, which improves thermal insulation. Unlike other vacuum pans, there

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Alyn Griffiths

Filtration Skyscrapers in the oceans could "solve environmental and energy problems" around the world

1 day 18 hours ago
Filtration skyscraper by Honglin Li

Architectural designer and visualiser Honglin Li has proposed deploying floating high-rise waste-to-energy plants fuelled by plastic waste to clean up the oceans while generating electricity. The sci-fi proposal, called Filtration Skyscraper, imagines placing unmanned towers on abandoned oil rigs in parts of the oceans where plastic waste accumulates. Sophisticated machinery in the conceptual towers would

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Bridget Cogley

Six multi-tasking Ukrainian studios moving the country's design industry forward

1 day 21 hours ago

Ukraine is finding its place on the global design stage with multi-disciplinary studios that blur the boundaries between architecture, interiors and furniture. Here are six studios to watch. Yuriy Zimenko Interior and furniture designer Yuriy Zimenko has been active on the Kiev scene for 15 years. Known for his luxurious and minimal style enlivened with

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Augusta Pownall

London bandstand where David Bowie played given listed status

1 day 21 hours ago
David Bowie's bandstand in Beckenham listed

An ironwork bandstand in south London where David Bowie organised and performed at a festival 50 years ago has been given Grade II-listed status. The bandstand in Beckenham was the centrepiece of a free 1969 music festival organised by Bowie in the spirit of Woodstock. It took place on Croydon Recreation Ground, where the bandstand sits,

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India Block

Hølte opens Hackney design studio for customising IKEA kitchens

1 day 23 hours ago
HØLTE showroom and studio for customising IKEA kitchens

Hølte, a company that offers bespoke fronts for IKEA kitchens, has unveiled a new design studio and showroom in London's Hackney. Studio founders Tom and Fi Ginnett have combined bold colours and geometric forms with simple, well-crafted details in the interior of their new workspace, located on Broadway Market in east London. It showcases Hølte's

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Amy Frearson

SKNYPL designs inflatable rooftop garden for busy Seoul street

2 days 1 hour ago
Inflatable Seoul garden by SKNYPL

New Korean Garden is an "Instagrammable" meeting and events space proposed for a rooftop in Seoul, South Korea, which is made from turquoise, pebble-like inflatables. Designed by Moscow studio SKNYPL, it is envisaged as a contemporary interpretation of a traditional Korean garden, within which simplicity and nature are typically key, and rock arrangements are considered

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Lizzie Crook

Stufish models the Chimelong Theatre in China on traditional circus tents

2 days 2 hours ago
The Chimelong Theatre by Stufish

An undulating golden facade wraps around the 6,700-seat Chimelong Theatre on Hengqin Island in China, which Stufish has designed to evoke the form of traditional circus tents. Located south of Macau, the giant circus theatre was built by entertainment architecture studio Stufish to replace the Chimelong Hengqin International Circus City that was irreparably damaged by

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Lizzie Crook

"I don't want to be seen as the guy that just slaps a bit of colour on" says Yinka Ilori

2 days 3 hours ago
Yinka Ilori

Yinka Ilori's bold, colourful style can be seen all over London this summer, but the designer tells Dezeen there's a lot more to him than bright graphics. London-based Ilori, 32, made a name for himself with his characterful chairs, which he creates by upcycling various pieces of unwanted old furniture, and adding colours and textiles

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Amy Frearson

Rodić Davidson merges two 19th-century art studios to create home in London's Chelsea

2 days 4 hours ago
Turners Studio by Rodić Davidson Architects

Rodić Davidson Architects has transformed a pair of artists' studios that may once have belonged to JMW Turner into a lofty family home in London filled with eclectic furniture and striking artworks. The property is located in London's Chelsea, on a street where many celebrated artists took up residence in the 19th century, when rents

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Amy Frearson

Five design-focused delis with delectable interiors

2 days 5 hours ago
Interiors of Hunter & Co Deli in Melbourne, designed by Mim Design

Delicatessens might simply be places to pick up provisions, but architects and designers are increasingly completing them with striking interiors. Dezeen has picked out five of the best. Ranging from a store in London with minimalist concrete display stands and another in Melbourne with salami-like counters, check out the full selection below: Natoora, UK, by

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Natasha Levy

LARQ water bottle self-cleans using UV light

2 days 7 hours ago
LARQ self-cleaning water bottle by LARQ

The minimalist LARQ bottle cleans itself using UV light, for people troubled by the hygiene of tricky-to-wash reusable water bottles. The LARQ bottle contains an LED in its lid that transmits UV-C light in the 280-nanometre range — the same as is used to sterilise surfaces in hospitals. According to LARQ, at this wavelength, the light

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