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Competition: win an overnight at Weymouth Mews in London

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In our latest competition, we've teamed up with Living Rooms to offer readers the chance to win an overnight stay for two at Weymouth Mews in Marylebone, London. A short walk from the restaurants and boutique shops of Marylebone High Street, Weymouth Mews is the latest addition to the Living Rooms collection, which offers rooms and

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Karen Anderson

Alex Israel projects Bat Signal from roof of Le Corbusier's Cite Radieuse

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Bat Signal by Alex Israel on roof of Le Corbusier's Cite Radieuse in Marseille

Multimedia artist Alex Israel has installed a Bat Signal at the MAMO Arts Centre on the roof of Le Corbusier's brutalist Cité Radieuse apartment block in Marseille, France. Israel installed the spotlight projecting the outline of a bat as part of his Batman-focused exhibition at the Marseille Modulor (MAMO) Arts Centre, which occupies the rooftop of Cité

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Tom Ravenscroft

Cif spray bottles can be refilled with ecorefill cleaning concentrate

3 hours 20 minutes ago
Unilever launches refillable Cif spray bottles

Consumer goods company Unilever has launched Cif ecorefill, a concentrated cleaning product that can be diluted at home within a refillable spray bottle, to reduce plastic use. The Unilever product comes as a 10-times concentrated formula, which requires much less packaging than the regular size bottle. Shoppers buy one spray bottle containing a Cif household cleaning product, which

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Natashah Hitti

WilkinsonEyre designs biodome complex for Iceland

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The Aldin Biodomes by WilkinsonEyre

Two gently undulating greenhouses will form the Aldin Biodomes complex, which WilkinsonEyre has designed for Elliðaárdalur valley in Iceland. Located on the outskirts of Reykjavik, the greenhouses are being designed by WilkinsonEyre in collaboration with local studio Basalt. The complex is being created to open up the largest green area close to the Icelandic capital to

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Lizzie Crook

Snøhetta designs bench for Nobel Peace Centre that brings people together

4 hours 19 minutes ago
The Best Weapon bench at Nobel Peace Centre by Snohetta

A bench designed by architecture firm Snøhetta for the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo is shaped like a partial circle to encourage people to sit closer together and start conversations. The project is described as a "peace bench" and is titled The Best Weapon, in reference to Nelson Mandela's famous quote, "The best weapon is

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Alyn Griffiths

Bryan O'Sullivan Studio includes pink snug in The Berkeley Bar & Terrace

5 hours 21 minutes ago
The Berkeley bar and terrace, designed by Bryan O'Sullivan Studio

Female faces peer out from a pink-hued wall mural that features inside this bar, which Bryan O'Sullivan Studio has created in west London hotel The Berkeley. The bar is set within five-star Knightsbridge hotel The Berkeley and has been decked out in a selection of warm colours and materials that Bryan O'Sullivan Studio hopes will

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Natasha Levy

AGo Architects builds skinny house in Indonesia on a 3.5-metre plot

5 hours 51 minutes ago
3500 Millimetre House by Ago Architects

A perforated metal facade covers the front of 3,500 Millimetre House, a wedge-shaped skinny house built on a 3.5-metre-wide site in Indonesia by AGo Architects.  Called 3,500 Millimetre House on account of the narrow plot size, AGo Architects designed the family house in South Jakarta to be as compact as possible. A mesh of perforated steel

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Jon Astbury

Carlo Ratti uses drones to create "world's first crowdsourced graffiti"

8 hours 20 minutes ago
Carlo Ratti drone swarm graffiti Turin

Italian studio Carlo Ratti Associati used a swarm of drones to graffiti this artwork in Turin that is based on visual content submitted by hundreds of contributors. The large-scale painting measuring 14 by 12 metres was developed as part of UFO Urban Flying Opera, a participatory technology and art project funded by Turin-based arts and

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Alyn Griffiths

Foster + Partners Tulip tower plans nipped in the bud by mayor of London

19 hours 11 minutes ago
The Tulip by Foster + Partners

Plans for The Tulip, a 305.3-metre-high viewing tower designed by Foster + Partners, have been rejected by London's mayor Sadiq Khan. Khan rejected the proposal on the grounds that it would provide "very limited public benefit" to the City of London and that it was not the "world class architecture that would be required to justify its

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India Block

Pembrooke & Ives deconstructs interior design for Uncrated Curated exhibit in New York

19 hours 20 minutes ago

Shipping crates, pallet racks and boxes form display cases in this exhibition at R & Company gallery in New York City, which was created by local interior design firm Pembrooke & Ives. Pembrooke & Ives designed the Uncrated Curated exhibition to be like a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the development of an interior design project, starting

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Eleanor Gibson

Twitter redesigns website for first time in seven years

20 hours 15 minutes ago
Twitter website redesign

Twitter has launched its first major website redesign in seven years – a subtly streamlined experience that is more in line with the company's app. As of today, the desktop site for all users features a responsive design that can shrink down to a simple tweet stream, a rejigged side navigation that integrates bookmarks and

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Rima Sabina Aouf

Armin Broger becomes CEO of Arper following departure from B&B Italia

20 hours 56 minutes ago
Arper CEO Armin Broger

Italian furniture brand Arper has appointed Armin Broger as CEO, following his departure from rival brand B&B Italia in April, after just a year in the job. Broger replaces Vincenzo Rivizzigno who has stepped down after fifteen years in the role. In a statement announcing the appointment, Arper declared its intention to consolidate its position

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Augusta Pownall

SPF Architects designed The Line Lofts in Hollywood to enhance apartment living

21 hours 20 minutes ago
Line Lofts in Los Angeles, California by SPF:architects

This urban residential building by Californian firm SPF Architects features design strategies to eliminate a sense of repetition or homogeneity – qualities that can make apartment living "relatively unpleasant". The Line Lofts are situated along Las Palmas Avenue, just one block from the famed Hollywood Boulevard. Encompassing 68,000 square feet (6,317 square metres), the six-storey

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Jenna McKnight

Diébédo Francis Kéré bundles logs to form roof of Tippet Rise Art Center pavilion

1 day ago

Burkinabe architect Diébédo Francis Kéré used sick and dead trees to build this pavilion at the Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana, USA. The roof, columns and seats of Kéré's Xylem pavilion are made from bundles of local ponderosa and lodge pole pine logs, felled during a "natural pruning" process that aims to save forests from

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Eleanor Gibson

Henning Larsen completes iceberg-like opera house in Hangzhou

1 day 2 hours ago
Henning Larsen completes Hangzhou Yuhang Opera

Henning Larsen designed the white angular volumes of Hangzhou Yuhang Opera to look like ice floes on a lake. The waterfront performance venue in Hangzhou, China, contains a 1,400-seat auditorium, a 500-seat black box theatre, and an exhibition centre. Henning Larsen completed the building in May and it is now open to the public. The white facade of

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India Block

Lovell Burton completes spacious Barwon Heads House for retired couple

1 day 3 hours ago
Barwon Heads House designed by Lovell Burton

Thick green brush nearly conceals the slanted roof of this house near Melbourne, which architecture studio Lovell Burton has created for a retired couple and their extended family. The house is situated just 100 metres off the beach in the coastal town of Barwon Heads and has been designed by Lovell Burton to accommodate a

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Natasha Levy

Volta VR tool "will make producing audio more expressive"

1 day 3 hours 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

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

1 day 5 hours 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 project

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Sebastian Jordahn

Elena Tamburini's Filotea objects encourage affection in old age

1 day 8 hours 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

1 day 8 hours 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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