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New homes, hospitals, schools, shops and offices will be "automatically" granted planning permission in England

3 days 9 hours ago
Housing "automatically" granted planning permission in England

A "new planning system" that will see new housing, hospitals, schools, shops and offices on land designated for growth automatically granted planning permission in England has been announced by UK housing secretary Robert Jenrick. Under the new regulations, described by Jenrick as a "once in a generation reform", land will be divided into three categories "for growth, for renewal or

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Tom Ravenscroft

Spatial and Textural Delights: 20 Small Industrial Kitchens with Exposed Brick Finishes

3 days 9 hours ago

If you are a regular on Decoist, then you will know already that we are big fans of modern-industrial style and all the different version that it delivers with each passing year. It is a style that has been largely revitalized by the adaptive reuse of old industrial buildings in the last few years. With […]

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Sherry Nothingam

Mirrorball tops colourful wayfinding post for London Festival of Architecture

3 days 11 hours ago
Charles Holland Architects designs The Tooley Street Triangle wayfinding installation for the London Festival of Architecture

Charles Holland Architects has designed a pyramidal wayfinding post called The Tooley Street Triangle as a "symbol of celebration" for the London Festival of Architecture. The Tooley Street Triangle was designed as part of a competition organised by the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) and Team London Bridge in 2018 to help people find their

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Natashah Hitti

Wuchazi Bridge creates "infinite meandering path" over river in Chengdu

3 days 17 hours ago
Wuchazi Bridge in Chengdu by architects Tom Wünschmann, Achim Kaufer, Wei Cai and Philipp Buschmeyer and Chinese design institutes SADI and JDTM

Berlin-based architects Tom Wünschmann, Achim Kaufer, Wei Cai and Philipp Buschmeyer and Chinese design institutes SADI and JDTM have created a bridge that offers a variety of routes across a river in Chengdu, China. The design team created a continual walkable path within the Wuchazi Bridge as part of its aim to make the structure

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Tom Ravenscroft

Matt Byrd sculpts Howard collection using salvaged granite

4 days 1 hour ago
Howard stone sculptures by Matt Byrd

American sculptor Matt Byrd has used granite stones found in his hometown in Raleigh, North Carolina to create small abstract sculptures that fit together like puzzle pieces. Byrd drew on the patterns and laying techniques used in traditional masonry to create the collection of sculptures, titled Howard. "All the materials are sourced from my surroundings," he

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Kristine Klein

Six sculptural concrete seats including liquid-like chairs and squashed benches

4 days 4 hours ago
QTZ Concrete by Ivanka

Often associated with toughness, concrete is an unusual material choice for furniture. But these six designs show how the material can be used for seating in a variety of forms including curved stools, puffy chairs and squashed benches. QTZ Concrete by Alexander Lotersztain Designed to explore the architectural qualities of concrete, these seats by Australian

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Eleanor Gibson

Burberry and Tencent collaborate on interactive WeChat shop in Shenzhen

4 days 7 hours ago

Visitors to Shenzhen's Burberry flagship store can use Tencent's WeChat app to interact with the window display and play their own music in fitting rooms. The British fashion brand and China's largest social media company collaborated to design a shop that suited Shenzhen's growing reputation for technology. Shoppers use WeChat, a Chinese messaging and social

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India Block

Saskia Diez adds chains to face masks to make them feel "more like wearing an accessory"

4 days 13 hours ago
Chained masks by German jewellery designer Saskia Diez

German jewellery designer Saskia Diez has created face masks with detachable chains plated in silver and gold. Diez told Dezeen she hoped the design would make the devices, which have become mandatory in many situations due to the coronavirus pandemic, feel "less medical". "It feels more like wearing an accessory than something you're being forced

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Natashah Hitti

Motiv Architects experiments with cross-laminated timber for Vancouver garage

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Eton Accessory building by Motiv Architects

Vancouver practice Motiv Architects has built a garage from cross-laminated timber as an experiment in working with the material on a small scale. Called Eton Accessory Building, the garage is a 330-square-foot (30-square-metre) gabled structure on an alleyway in Vancouver. It is connected via a garden to the main residence that is on a separate

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Bridget Cogley

Burnt-red tiles and hessian feature inside Dough Pizza restaurant in Perth

5 days 7 hours ago
Dough Pizza restaurant by Ohlo Studio

Interior design firm Ohlo Studio used materials that evoke the "rustic sophistication" of Italy to create the interiors of Dough Pizza restaurant in Perth. Dough Pizza takes over a unit of Westfield Whitford City shopping centre which lies just north of central Perth. Locally based Ohlo Studio was tasked with designing the interiors and set

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Natasha Levy

Four chocolate trademark battles that were decided in court

5 days 9 hours ago
KitKat trademark case

Ritter Sport's recent court victory over Milka is the latest in a series of long-running legal battles to trademark the design of chocolate bars. Here we round up four of the tastiest disputes. KitKat vs Kvikk Lunsj KitKat's tearable, four-stick design in the UK was the focus of an almost two-decade-long legal battle between Swiss company

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Tom Ravenscroft

This week, architects criticised Autodesk's BIM software

5 days 13 hours ago
This week, architects criticised Autodesk's Revit BIM software

This week on Dezeen, a group of 17 of the UK's leading architecture studios wrote a letter to American software maker Autodesk criticising the cost and lack of development of its Revit application. In the letter, the architecture studios, which included Zaha Hadid Architects, Grimshaw and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, stated that the rising cost of Building

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Tom Ravenscroft

Two-storey bookshelf rises inside renovated Madrid house

6 days 1 hour ago
6House by Zooco Estudio

Spanish architecture firm Zooco Estudio has covered the walls of this Madrid residence with bookshelves that span two levels. House 6 is a detached single-family home located in northern Madrid. Local studio Zooco Estudio overhauled the residence contrasting white interiors with pale wood cabinetry and herringbone patterned flooring. The centrepiece of the design is a

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Kristine Klein

New Affiliates' Testbeds project to build community buildings from discarded architecture models

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Testbeds by New Affiliates

New York City architecture studio New Affiliates has launched an initiative to reuse large-scale models for garden sheds and community spaces in the borough of Queens. New Affiliates and architect and historian Samuel Stewart-Halevy created the Testbeds project to repurpose architecture models from luxury real estate projects in the city, which are often built of

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Bridget Cogley

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