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Volta VR tool "will make producing audio more expressive"

11 hours 55 minutes ago

Royal College of Art graduate Alex Kane explains how his virtual reality Volta production tool allows users to create multidirectional "spatial audio" in this video interview shot by Dezeen. Kane developed Volta as his graduation project to complete his degree in Global Innovation Design at the Royal College of Art in London. Users wear virtual reality goggles and headphones to produce

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Calum Lindsay

Women Are Pivotal in the War on Terror

12 hours 5 minutes ago

On 10 July 2019 I was honored to moderate a meeting with women’s groups for the UN Secretary General Mr. Antonio Guterres, whose aim was to better diagnose the role of women in the prevention or instigation of violent extremism. The Secretary General remarked, “The women activists I met in Nairobi are among the many […]

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Ambassador Amina Mohamed

A Relentless Battle Against Poverty & Hunger in World’s Most Populous Region

12 hours 29 minutes ago

The world’s two most populous nations-– China and India—have been making steady progress in eradicating extreme poverty, but have fallen short in their attempts to eliminate extreme hunger, according to the Bangkok-based UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). In an interview with IPS, Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive […]

The post A Relentless Battle Against Poverty & Hunger in World’s Most Populous Region appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Thalif Deen

Edinburgh Airport’s Moxy Hotel opens for business

12 hours 32 minutes ago
Air travellers are being catered for by a new hotel at Edinburgh Airport with the opening of a 230-bed Moxy branded venue created by Marriott to appeal specifically to Millenials. Externally the hotel is finished in 150sq/m of glass curtain walling supplied by Cube Glass for the reception and bar areas and includes a pink ‘towel rail’ as a ‘corner feature’. In a...

Watch Jean Philippe Vassal speak at the Royal Academy annual architecture lecture 2019

13 hours 20 minutes ago

Jean Philippe Vassal, co-founder of Lacaton and Vassal Architects gave the 29th annual architecture lecture at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Vassal presented the studio's past projects and the core principles behind its work. Lacaton & Vassal Architects are known for their social housing refurbishment projects, including Transformation of 530 Dwellings. This renovation

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Sebastian Jordahn

Elena Tamburini's Filotea objects encourage affection in old age

16 hours 20 minutes ago

Italian designer Elena Tamburini has created a collection of four everyday objects that aim to facilitate affection in elderly individuals and couples. Comprised of a mirror, a brush, a table and a walker, each of the objects in the Filotea collection refers to an affectionate daily gesture, such as a caress, a touch, or looking

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Natashah Hitti

This week's top roles in architecture and design include Platform 5 Architects and Squire and Partners

16 hours 49 minutes ago
Backwater by Platform 5 Architects

We've chosen five promising opportunities in architecture and design available on Dezeen Jobs this week, including positions at Platform 5 Architects and Squire and Partners. Architectural assistant at Platform 5 Architects Platform 5 Architects is looking for a creative and experienced Part 1 or recently graduated Part 2 architectural assistant to join its studio in

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Amina Amber

Anthony Burrill's graphics top delicate timber rooftop pavilion in Barcelona

18 hours 20 minutes ago
Summer Pavilion by Eugeni Bach, Anthony Burrill and Elisava Barcelona students

Graphic designer Anthony Burrill and architect Eugeni Bach worked with students in Barcelona to build 3KMS, a rooftop pavilion decorated with MDF panels. Forty students from the Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering worked on the pavilion, which stands on the roof of the school. Burrill and Bach are both tutors at the school, and

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Jon Astbury

Privacy concerns prompt amendments to Aberdeen hospital housing

20 hours 2 minutes ago
Proposals for a further 23 flats on the site of Aberdeen’s Cornhill Hospital have surfaced at the hands of Barratt Homes as an amendment to a previously approved 323 home masterplan after issues were raised by NHS Grampian. The revised scheme seeks to strengthen a linear grid street pattern by more clearly transitioning between townhouses and terraces by building on the courtyard...

Richard Murphy Architects chosen to deliver Leith Custom House feasibility study

20 hours 44 minutes ago
Richard Murphy Architects have been selected by Scottish Historic Buildings Trust and City of Edinburgh Council to author a feasibility study for Leith Custom House by the end of the year. Intended to secure the long-term future of the building the study will look at a range of options for repurposing it for the display of artefacts belonging to the Museum and Galleries Leith collection....

Iconico Studio elevates Moncayo Club House in Mexico City atop stone plinths

1 day 5 hours ago
Moncayo Club House in Mexico City by Iconico Studio

Architecture practice Iconico Studio has designed this community centre near Mexico City to bridge an earthy wall and a stone plinth. The Mexico City studio completed Moncayo Club House at the entrance to a "sleepy" residential neighbourhood on the outskirts of the Mexican capital. A key feature of the community centre is the elevated slender

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James Brillon

Hubris Atë Nemesis installation curves up Maine contemporary art gallery

1 day 8 hours ago
Hubris Ate Nemesis by Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen

Curvy and bent wooden strips are laid out to resemble a wave in this installation in Maine, created by local designers Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B Nguyen. Kavanaugh and Nguyen designed the Hubris Atë Nemesis installation for the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), taking cues from the from the rough waters and wind in

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Bridget Cogley

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