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Foster + Partners designs "porous" Apple store in Beijing

2 days 7 hours ago
Apple Sanlitun by Foster + Partners in Beijing, China

A large overhanging roof shelters the expansive glass walls that front the "open and inviting" Apple Sanlitun store by Foster + Partners in Beijing, China. Located in a large open square within Sanlitun, an area of the capital city's Chaoyang District, the building replaces China's first Apple Store built adjacent to the site in 2008.

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Lizzie Crook

Nestbox is a modular trunk extension that turns cars into campers

2 days 7 hours ago
Nestbox is a modular trunk extension that turns cars into campers by Czech firm Studio 519

Czech firm Studio 519 has designed a plywood module called Nestbox, which fits neatly into the boot of a car and can be expanded into a double bed and fully fitted kitchen for camping. The unit, created for local company Egoé, comes in four sizes to suit a range of cars and can be customised

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Jennifer Hahn

RIBA calls for "urgent reconsideration" of proposals to deregulate planning

2 days 7 hours ago
RIBA calls for "urgent reconsideration" of proposals to deregulate planning

The UK government's plans to deregulate the planning permission system in England will lead to poor quality housing warns the Royal Institute of British Architects. Under new regulations announced by UK housing secretary Robert Jenrick homes, hospitals, schools, shops and offices on land designated for growth will "automatically" be granted planning permission. "Deregulation is not the way

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Tom Ravenscroft

Dutch city swaps asphalt for trees to adapt to climate change

2 days 8 hours ago
Arnhem has made a 10 year climate change plan

Arnhem in the Netherlands has made a 10-year plan to re-landscape the city to cope with extreme flooding and heatwaves caused by climate change. Flooding, heatwaves and droughts are already affecting the city, prompting the council to set a goal of reducing the amount of asphalt – a dark material used for roads and sidewalks

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India Block

Key Worker Housing by Mecanoo references Cambridge's "architectural inventions over the centuries"

2 days 9 hours ago
Key Worker Housing by Mecanoo for University of Cambridge, UK

Yellow brick walls with unarranged white windows enclose communal courtyards and timber-lined walkways at the heart of Mecanoo's housing for the University of Cambridge. Located in the city of Cambridge, UK, the Key Worker Housing development contains 232 affordable homes and communal spaces for researchers and key employees at the university. Key Worker Housing is

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Lizzie Crook

Adam Nathaniel Furman designs colourful graphic rug collection for Floor Story

2 days 11 hours ago
Adam Nathaniel Furman designs Mediterranean-inspired rug collection for Floor Story

Products fair: London designer Adam Nathaniel Furman has created a series of vibrant rugs that take cues from "lazy summer holidays" and ancient Mediterranean ruins. Designed for London-based rug manufacturer Floor Story, the collection comprises 13 different rugs made of New Zealand wool either hand-woven or made in a tufted style by rugmakers in India.

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Natashah Hitti

Morris + Company to extend Walter Segal's former London home

2 days 17 hours ago
Morris + Company to extend Walter Segal's home in Highgate, London

Architecture studio Morris + Company has designed an extension for the self-built home of Walter Segal in north London that is "a direct homage" to the architect's body of work. Located in Highgate, London, Segal built North Hill House for himself and his family in 1964. The London-based architecture studio will renovate and extend the home in

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Tom Ravenscroft

Beyoncé swings from Lee Broom's Hanging Hoop Chair in Black is King visual album

2 days 22 hours ago

British designer Lee Broom said it was a "complete surprise" to see his Hanging Hoop Chair feature in Beyoncé's visual album Black is King. The American artist and her daughter Blue Ivy both swing in Broom's circular metal seat during the 85-minute-long film, which was released on Disney Plus on 31 July. Similar shots of

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Eleanor Gibson

AIA "strongly opposes" Trump administration's rollback of fair housing rule

3 days ago

The American Institute of Architects has criticised the federal government's termination of a provision introduced to help dismantle racial segregation in housing. The organisation "strongly opposes" the dismantling the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH), which required communities receiving federal funding for housing to analyse barriers to housing and create a plan to rectify them, said AIA chief

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Eleanor Gibson

Allermuir designs flat-pack dining furniture Folk

3 days 5 hours ago
Folk by Allermuir

Dezeen promotion: furniture brand Allermuir and London design studio PearsonLloyd have partnered to design customisable flatpack dining furniture for use in commercial, residential and hospitality environments. Folk is a collection of dining chairs and tables designed to be "modest, but timeless". "Folk has matured into something much more versatile than bistro furniture," Allermuir said. "It's

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Dezeen staff

Design that Takes You Back to Basics: Small Eco-Friendly Wooden Shelter

3 days 5 hours ago

There is an advantage in simplicity and a life that takes us back to our roots also helps in creating a more relaxing and healthy lifestyle. Designed by Michiel De Backer + Jakub Senkowski + Martin Mikovčák, the Ark Shelter in Belgium is one such beautiful retreat that ensures that those inside are always connected […]

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Sherry Nothingam

Nigeria: Bakare Cautions Against Reopening of Churches

3 days 5 hours ago
[This Day] The Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church (CGCC), Pastor Tunde Bakare, has warned against the re-opening of churches as directed by the Lagos State Government in spite of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic "in order to avoid driving Christians like sheep to the slaughter houses by trooping to churches."

Pauzarq Arquitectos makes the most of views from hillside Santiagomendi House

3 days 7 hours ago

The gabled forms of Santiagomendi House by Pauzarq Arquitectos are set into a hillside overlooking the Cantabrian Sea in Astigarraga, Spain. The Spanish architecture studio designed the home to suit its sloping site and make the most of its coastal views. Set over two floors, Santiagomendi House is comprised of two overlapping volumes, one single

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India Block

Style to Your Own Tune: Bohemian Bedrooms that Mesmerize and Soothe

3 days 7 hours ago

Every style is unique and each one of us tends to gravitate naturally more towards one style rather than the other depending on our own aesthetic preferences. Some of us love the polished world of minimalism where others might feel bored while others could love the mix and match approach of eclectic style that a […]

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Sherry Nothingam

Top five cardboard furniture designs in the Dezeen x Samsung Out of the Box Competition revealed

3 days 8 hours ago
Dezeen x Samsung Out of the Box Competition finalists

A rocking horse, a series of animal companions and three storage solutions have been selected as finalists in Samsung and Dezeen's contest to create innovative household objects from repurposed cardboard packaging. A jury comprising Samsung executives Kangwook Chun, Kyounghoon Kim and Jae Julien, alongside Dezeen's editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs and assistant editor India Block, selected the

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Benedict Hobson

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