Angular black frames form studios in Toronto visual effects office

A black-painted wood structure separates spaces inside an old industrial building in Toronto that local firm StudioAC designed as office space for a visual effects company. Located inside a former factory, Artjail is an open-plan office for a high-end VFX company that required ample space for its screening and computer equipment. Studio AC redesigned the […]

Sandow acquires Metropolis magazine

Architecture and design magazine Metropolis has been acquired by New York media company Sandow. The company’s CEO Adam Sandow said he was “thrilled” to add Metropolis to its roster that includes publications Interior Design and Luxe Interiors + Design, materials consultancy Material ConneXion, and Material Bank, an online open-source for architects and designers. Sandow will […]

Lunya styles Manhattan store like a “glitzy, upscale New York apartment”

Los Angeles clothing brand Lunya has created its New York store with vintage and contemporary finds to decorate zones as if they were a dining room, bedroom and living area. Ashley Merrill, who founded the women’s sleepwear brand in 2014, has designed the New York City shop to be like a local apartment filled with […]

Design Museum will showcase Prada, trainers and electronic music in 2020 as visitor numbers rise

London’s Design Museum has unveiled its exhibition programme for 2020, with a major show about fashion brand Prada due to open in September. The show, called Prada. Front and Back, is described as “the first major museum exhibition of one of the world’s most influential fashion houses”. The exhibition will include input from architects Rem […]

Denton Corker Marshall Studio / Denton Corker Marshall

Denton Corker Marshall Studio / Denton Corker Marshall © Shannon McGrath + 12 © Shannon McGrath Text description provided by the architects. After 35 years, we outgrew our studio at 49 Exhibition Street, Melbourne. Spread over five small floors, we needed a new contemporary workspace with high connectivity, high flexibility, and good daylight and amenity. […]

The Ranch Mine creates modern courtyard home in the Arizona desert

American studio  The Ranch Mine has completed a residence in Phoenix that features a mix of gabled and flat volumes wrapped in corrugated metal, white stucco and honey-toned wood. The Pleats house is located near the Dreamy Draw Mountain Preserve, just north of Uptown Phoenix. The clients – proud owners of two rescue dogs – […]

Roriz Social Sanitary Facilities / pema studio

Roriz Social Sanitary Facilities / pema studio © pema studio + 23 AreaArea of this architecture projectArea: 43.0 ft2 YearCompletion year of this architecture projectYear: 2018 PhotographsPhotographs: pema studio ManufacturersBrands with products used in this architecture project © pema studio Text description provided by the architects. The study focused on public use sanitary facilities, in […]

Lagos Building / Estudio Aire

Lagos Building / Estudio Aire © Walter Salcedo + 19 AreaArea of this architecture projectArea: 987.9 ft2 YearCompletion year of this architecture projectYear: 2017 PhotographsPhotographs: Walter Salcedo ManufacturersBrands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Cañuelas, Domec, FV, ferrum © Walter Salcedo Text description provided by the architects. The building is located in a […]

Five female trailblazers who changed the field of design

Charlotte and Clementine Fiell’s book, Women in Design, highlights what made figures like Apple icon designer Susan Kare and architect Zaha Hadid revolutionary. The authors pick five women from the book who transformed design. The recently published book, Women in Design: From Aino Aalto to Eva Zeisel, by mother and daughter duo Charlotte and Clementine […]

Cow-print tiles and Tetris-style orange furniture feature in Russian cafe

Russian architect Eduard Eremchuk used Tetris-like orange modular furniture on wheels to solve the problem of limited space in a tiled cafe in Rostov-on-Don. And Y cafe is on a square next to the Don State Public Library in the city in southern Russia. With lots of universities in the area, the owner of And […]

Yaara Nusboim designs therapy dolls for children struggling with emotional trauma

Israeli designer Yaara Nusboim has developed a series of wooden toys in collaboration with child psychologists, that can help kids process difficult or repressed emotions as part of the therapeutic process. Each of the six Alma dolls corresponds to a different feeling – fear, pain, emptiness, love, anger and safety – and is designed to […]

Norman Foster’s Renault Distribution Centre is high-tech architecture’s most flamboyant structure

Next in our high-tech architecture series is Norman Foster‘s Renault Distribution Centre in Swindon, one of the most expressive and distinctive examples of the style. Completed in 1982 by Foster Associates, which became Foster + Partners, the Renault Distribution Centre was the main UK distribution facility for French car manufacturer Renault. With its expressed structure it […]

RIBA Clore Learning Centre / Hayhurst and Co.

RIBA Clore Learning Centre / Hayhurst and Co. © Kilian O’Sullivan + 22 © Kilian O’Sullivan Text description provided by the architects. The Clore Learning Centre at the RIBA is a destination for the public to engage with architecture as part of a creative learning programme. It includes a dedicated studio, study room, terrace and […]

World Architecture Festival announces winners of The Architecture Drawing Prize 2019

World Architecture Festival announces winners of The Architecture Drawing Prize 2019 Anton Markus Pasing, ‘City in a box: paradox memories’, overall winner of the 2019
 Architecture Drawing Prize The overall winner of the third annual Architecture Drawing Prize is Anton Markus Pasing with his work entitled ‘City in a box: paradox memories’. Working in the […]

Rheumatism Center / Krampe Schmidt Architects BDA

Rheumatism Center / Krampe Schmidt Architects BDA Courtesy of Krampe Schmidt Architects BDA + 24 AreaArea of this architecture projectArea: 13200.0 m2 YearCompletion year of this architecture projectYear: 2013 ManufacturersBrands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: DTS Dachtechnik, Finish, Fliesen Lepping, Steden Courtesy of Krampe Schmidt Architects BDA Text description provided by the […]

Top opportunities on Dezeen Jobs this week include positions at Ström Architects and David Chipperfield Architects

We’ve selected the most exciting roles on Dezeen Jobs this week, including vacancies at British studios Ström Architects and David Chipperfield Architects. Architect at Ström Architects Hampshire studio Ström Architects is searching for a newly qualified architect to become part of its team in Lymington, UK. The practice designed a timber-clad annex for a home in England’s […]

Penang government seeks architects and master planners to design man-made islands

Architects and master planners from across the globe are invited to submit masterplan proposals for three new islands that are set to be developed in Penang, Malaysia. The Penang South Islands (PSI) will be constructed just off the southern coast of Penang Island, which lies to the west of mainland Malaysia. Construction of the islands […]

Plywood furniture “islands” are used to customise public housing in Japan

A multifunctional furniture unit made up of raised plywood floors and pegboard walls allows residents in this public-housing complex in Osaka to customise their apartments. Nmstudio Architects were invited to create four apartment prototypes for the renovation of a Danchi (a public-housing complex) in Senri, Osaka. The 14-storey building was originally constructed in 1979 and […]

SPACE10 Explores the Future of Digital Design in Architecture

SPACE10 Explores the Future of Digital Design in Architecture Digital in Architecture Report. Image © Anne-Sophie Rosenvinge New digital advancements and technologies are redefining how we design. Looking at how these tools are becoming more ubiquitous and pervasive, IKEA’s research lab SPACE10 published The Digital in Architecture report to explore the impact of digital technology […]

Dosist sets out to redefine edible cannabis products with Dose Dial

Los Angeles-based brand Dosist has designed a “sleek and discreet” cannabis dispenser called Dose Dial, which issues dose-controlled tablets. A follow-up to the brand’s Dose Pen for vaping, the pocket-sized Dose Dial is Dosist‘s take on cannabis edibles — a product category more associated with gummy candies or chocolates. In contrast, the Dose Dial is […]

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