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sukunfuku

27 September, 2018 - 17:42
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Museo del arte rupestre . Puente Viesgo sukunfuku studio After visiting the project site for the first time, we were very concerned about the building integration. The place has exceptional location, with a privileged green environment surroundings, intimately related to the Municipality of Puente Viesgo, located a few meters away. At the same time, the … Continue reading sukunfuku

Jackson Dinsdale Art Center / TACK architects

27 September, 2018 - 17:00
© Tom Kessler © Tom Kessler
  • Architects: TACK architects
  • Location: Hastings, Nebraska, United States
  • Lead Architects: Jeff Dolezal, Rebecca Harding, Chris Houston
  • Other Participants: TD2, Morrissey Engineering, Olsson Associates
  • Area: 26000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Tom Kessler
© Tom Kessler © Tom Kessler

Text description provided by the architects. Rising from the South-Central Nebraska prairie is a small college town where the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center is located. The new art center has become an iconic piece for Hastings College and its Art Department, the surrounding community, as well as the state of Nebraska.

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Puma Blue's Simpsons-esque music video explores feelings of depression

27 September, 2018 - 16:53

As Is music video by Puma Blue

Floating cigarettes and fish-headed jazz players feature in Puma Blue's surreal new music video for track As Is, which is directed by Alice Bloomfield. Read more

Amazon Invests in Home Building Start-Up Plant PreFab

27 September, 2018 - 16:30
Plant PreFab Home. Image Courtesy of Plant PreFab Plant PreFab Home. Image Courtesy of Plant PreFab

As the tech giant's first move into prefab construction, Amazon has invested in home-building start-up Plant PreFab. Known for smart home technology and sustainable construction, Plant PreFab is based in Rialto, California and is set to become the latest addition in Amazon's Alexa-integrated homes. As CNBC reports, Amazon's Alexa Fund invested in Plant PreFab for their prefabricated single and multifamily houses and their plan to use automation to build homes faster at lower costs.

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Es Devlin to Design the UK’s “Poem Pavilion” for Dubai Expo 2020

27 September, 2018 - 16:00
Courtesy of Es Devlin Courtesy of Es Devlin

Award-winning artist and designer Es Devlin OBE is set to design the UK Pavilion for Expo 2020 in Dubai. The scheme, titled “Poem Pavilion” will highlight “leading British expertise in Artificial Intelligence and Space,” and will be produced in collaboration with global brand agency Avantgarde.

The Poem Pavilion will feature an illuminated “Message to Space,” with each of the Expo’s projected 25 million visitors invited to contribute.

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House in Cotia / UNA Arquitetos

27 September, 2018 - 15:00
© Bebete Viégas © Bebete Viégas
  • Architects: UNA Arquitetos
  • Location: Cotia, Brazil
  • Authors: Cristiane Muniz, Fábio Valentim, Fernanda Barbara, Fernando Viégas
  • Area: 400.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Bebete Viégas, Nelson Kon
  • Collaborators: Carlos Faccio, Eduardo Martorelli, Henrique Te Winkel, Hugo Bellini, Julia Jabur Zemella, Marie Lartigue, Marta Onofre, Naiara Hirota, Rodrigo Carvalho
  • Topography: Projecto
  • Soil Survey: Ação Engenharia
  • Structure: Companhia de Projetos
  • Installations: Zamaro
  • Lightning : Lux Projetos
  • Waterproofing: PROASSP
  • Landscape: Soma
  • Irrigation: Irrigar
  • Acoustics: Acústica Design
  • Frames: JMar
  • Garden: Doering paisagismo
  • Construction: F2 Engenharia

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Adjaye, MASS Design Group and Shonibare Among 5 Finalists for Boston's MLK Memorial

27 September, 2018 - 14:00
Empty Pulpit Monument. Image Courtesy of Barbara Chase-Riboud Empty Pulpit Monument. Image Courtesy of Barbara Chase-Riboud

Nonprofit MLK Boston has released the final five designs for a monument to civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. The finalists include a range of offices like Adjaye Associates, Maryann Thompson Architects and MASS Design Group, as well as artists like Yinka Shonibare, Barbara Chase-Riboud and Walter Hood. As reported by Curbed Boston, the city is working with MLK Boston to make the monument part of a larger initiative that includes an educational center in Roxbury and $1 million endowment for programming related to the Kings.

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LDA Design wins Kaliningrad international design competition

27 September, 2018 - 13:55

Water is at the heart of LDA Design’s landscape-led masterplan for Oktyabrsky Island in Kaliningrad, Russia, which has won an international competition run by Strelka KB with the support of the regional Kaliningrad government.

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The rising use of recycled plastic in design is "bullshit" says Jan Boelen

27 September, 2018 - 13:47

Jan Boelen at the Istanbul Design Biennial

Designers should stop using recycled plastic and instead use bioplastics made from natural materials such as algae if they want to reduce pollution, according to Istanbul Design Biennial curator Jan Boelen. Read more

dmvA

27 September, 2018 - 13:15
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House TP . MECHELEN dmvA . photos: © Bart Gosselin . + divisare Urban farming in the city. As a solution to lack of light and space, dmvA had a greenhouse floating on steel beams. dmvA not only created a house that met the wishes of the owner, but the refurbishment also led to a … Continue reading dmvA

Northwestern University Ryan - Walter Athletics Center / Perkins+Will

27 September, 2018 - 13:00
© James Steinkamp Photography © James Steinkamp Photography

Michael Kors buys Versace in bid to rival the big European luxury conglomerates

27 September, 2018 - 12:52

Michael Kors buys Versace in bid to rival the big European luxury conglomerates

American fashion brand Michael Kors Holdings has acquired Versace, one of the last independent European fashion houses. Read more

Fashion sits alongside found objects at the Forte Forte boutique in Milan

27 September, 2018 - 12:00

Art director Robert Vattilana used expanses of pale marble, gauzy curtains and an array of curious ornaments to create a "dreamy" atmosphere inside fashion boutique Forte Forte, in Milan. Read more

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Monastery House / Bureau Fraai

27 September, 2018 - 11:00
© Madasiro Fotografie © Madasiro Fotografie
  • Architects: Bureau Fraai
  • Location: The Netherlands
  • Lead Architects: Daniel Aw & Rikjan Scholten
  • Area: 340.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Madasiro Fotografie
  • Contractor Casco: De Nijs
  • Interior Builder: BA interieurbouw
© Madasiro Fotografie © Madasiro Fotografie

Text description provided by the architects. In the former Sint Lucia monastery in Bennebroek, The Netherlands, Bureau Fraai has made a interior design transforming a part of a characteristic monastery into a high-quality townhouse while maintaining the characteristic qualities of the monastery.

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Graphic designer Anthon Beeke dies aged 78

27 September, 2018 - 10:49

Graphic designer Anthon Beeke dies aged 78

Dutch graphic designer Anthon Beeke, the creator of the 1969 Naked Ladies typeface, has passed away aged 78 following a stroke. Read more

Five of the best architectural assistant roles available this week

27 September, 2018 - 10:23

Our selection of the five best architectural assistant roles available on Dezeen Jobs includes positions with Australian architecture firm Hassell and London-based architecture studio Haworth Tompkins. Read more

Francis Kéré: "I Draw on Paper, but I Prefer to Draw on the Ground"

27 September, 2018 - 10:00
© Eduardo Souza © Eduardo Souza

This phrase caught my eye during Diébédo Francis Kéré's speech at the AAICO (Architecture and Art International Congress), which took place in Porto, Portugal from September 3 to 8. After being introduced by none other than Eduardo Souto de Moura, Kéré began his speech with the simplicity and humility that guides his work. His best-known works were built in remote places, where materials are scarce and the workforce is of the residents themselves, using local resources and techniques.

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