Bridge links historic German museum to travertine-clad extension

Bez + Kock Architekten used a bridge to connect an extension and a 17th-century museum in Arnsberg, Germany, forming the Museum and Cultural Forum South Westphalia. The new building is a travertine-clad extension to the Sauerland Museum, housed in the Landsberger Hof, that dates from 1605. Photo is by Wettbewerbe Aktuell Museum and Cultural Forum […]

Blocky Minecraft-themed apartment building in Seoul clad with pixel-like tiles

Aoa Architects has clad the stepped gables of a playful apartment block in South Korea with glossy red and white tiles in a reference to the video game Minecraft. The building, called Cascade House on account of its symmetrical stepped form, is located in Seoul‘s Mangwon-dong area. Along with Minecraft, Aoa Architects also cited colourful […]

Eight bold bathrooms that make use of more than just white tiles

Bathrooms can easily be dismissed as the dullest room of the house, but there’s plenty of opportunity to play around with material and colour. Interiors reporter Natasha Levy has selected eight striking bathing spaces to learn from. Unit 662 by Rainville Sangaré A statement shower screen adds interest to the otherwise greyscale interior of this […]

Tool manufacturer Fiskars releases debut streetwear collection

Finnish heritage tool manufacturer Fiskars is making its first foray into fashion with a collection of “modern garden-wear staples”. The 11-piece clothing line was designed by Aalto University graduate Maria Korkeila and presented as part of the Pitti Uomo menswear collections in Florence this month. It features multi-functional, unisex fashion and accessories, including a jacket […]

Dezeen Events Guide lists the key architecture and design events around the world

Dezeen has launched Dezeen Events Guide, a new listings guide covering the leading design-related events taking place around the world this year. The guide, which can be found at www.dezeen.com/eventsguide, lists over 100 events for 2020, including conferences, trade fairs, major exhibitions and design weeks. It includes events in 30 countries. Key events for 2020, […]

José Bermúdez designs Fuji incense holder influenced by a volcanic eruption

Mexican designer José Bermúdez has created an incense tray to reference the form of active volcano Mount Fuji in Japan. The Fuji incense diffuser comprises a foundry brass plate that fits inside a small concrete container. “Inspired by Mount Fuji located in Japan, the concept was to create an elegant piece and a start conversation […]

Sleepy Hollow residence gets extensive makeover by Lexi Tallisman

American designer Lexi Tallisman avoided pieces “you’d have to tip-toe around” while overhauling a New York home, which features an eclectic mix of finishes and decor. The home is situated in Sleepy Hollow, a Hudson River Valley town that is known as the setting of Washington Irving’s famed story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. The owners […]

Tom Blachford turns Melbourne into a nocturnal “cyperpunk metropolis”

Photographer Tom Blachford has used extended exposure times and lens rotation to create an upside-down “impossible dystopia” from Melbourne‘s nighttime skyline. Perching 55 storeys in the sky, Blachford took the photos from a carefully chosen rooftop in central Melbourne. The set of mind-bending inverted images were taken in situ, using camera tricks rather than post-processing […]

Wamhouse Studio turns corporate logos into houses

Polish designer Wamhouse Studio has visualised four houses based on the shapes of corporate logos. The series of four houses are based on the shape of the logos of some of the world’s largest companies – sports brand Adidas along with car companies Chevrolet, Renault and Mitsubishi. Karina Wiciak, founder of Wamhouse Studio started by designing […]

Islyn Studio creates soothing atmosphere in Brooklyn’s Bond Vet clinic

Earthy colours and soft materials feature in this veterinary facility  by New York firm Islyn Studio, which is intended to ease the “stress and trauma often associated with vet’s offices”. Located in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighbourhood, the clinic marks the first of two offices for Bond Vet, which was started in 2019. The other office […]

Atelier l’Abri draws from mid-century A-frame chalets for “sculptural” guest house in Canada

Visitors to Canada’s Poisson Blanc regional park can rent this wooden cabin designed and built by Montreal architecture studio Atelier l’Abri, which has a triangular profile that takes cues from A-frame cottages. Called The Point, the shelter is located in the Poisson Blanc regional park, a wildlife reserve roughly 120 kilometres North of Ottawa. The […]

Andrés Reisinger turns Insta-famous CGI render into real chair

After his 3D rendering of a cloud-like armchair went viral on social media last year, Argentinian designer Andrés Reisinger has made the Hortensia chair a reality with the help of 20,000 fabric petals. Reisinger, who works primarily with CGI, first posted the bulbous, light pink rendering on Instagram in July of 2018. Since then, it has […]

Material palette of London’s Forte Forte boutique is a “visual and chromatic melody”

Clay bricks, onyx and plush velvet are just some of the materials that creative duo Giada Forte and Robert Vattilana have used for the interior of this fashion boutique, which has opened in west London. Located in London’s affluent Chelsea neighbourhood, Forte Forte has been decked out in a medley of materials that are meant […]

Perforated panels conceal apartments above Montreal dental clinic by Paul Bernier Architecte

Canadian firm Paul Bernier Architecte has extended a dental practice in Montreal with two floors of apartments covered in aluminium panels. Local firm Paul Bernier Architecte created the three-storey Van Horne building in the city’s Outremont neighbourhood. It is slotted in between two brick structures on Van Horne Avenue, and contains a dental clinic on […]

Spiral lookout tower gives views of the mountains in Shenzhen

A spiral staircase twists 810 degrees to form a viewpoint designed by architecture studio Doarchi to look out over the mountains close to Shenzhen. Called Tower of Spiral, the stairs wrap around a small pool used for irrigation for nearby fields. Surrounded by grass, sunflower fields and the mountains in the distance, the base of the […]

Prison clad in perforated weathering steel has pastel-coloured sports court

Local Architecture Network has built a minimum security prison with a perforated metal facade of weathering steel in Nanterre that has a sports court in pastel hues. The minimum security prison is also the headquarters of the Penitentiary Services for Integration and Probation (SPIP) – which monitors those under arrest. Local Architecture Network (LAN) built […]

Circular rooflight illuminates meditation room in Mexican beach house

A serene meditation room overlooking the Pacific Ocean is lit by a large round skylight in this seaside retreat designed by Mexico City studio Colectivo Lateral de Arquitectura. The project is located in Playa Blanca, in the Mexican beach town Zihuatanejo. Perched above the Pacific, the area has long been a popular vacation destination, due […]

Renzo Piano is the Italian high-tech architect

Renzo Piano designed one of high-tech architecture’s seminal buildings – the Centre Pompidou. Continuing our high-tech architecture series we profile the Italian architect who was a key figure in the largely British-led movement. Piano would tell you that he doesn’t have a signature style, that he finds the idea of it inhibiting. He likes to treat every project as […]

Marcante-Testa uses marble to merge living spaces in Teorema Milanese apartment

Veiny slabs of green and grey marble help visually tie together living spaces within this Milan apartment, which has been overhauled by design studio Marcante-Testa. Previously described as a “typical bourgeois home”, Teorema Milanese has been redesigned by Turin-based Marcante-Testa to feature a rich mix of materials and colours. The studio was keen to maintain […]

31/44 Architects puts a modern spin on a Victorian terrace in south London

31/44 Architects shows how London‘s 19th-century townhouses can be brought into the 21st century, with this three-home development in Peckham. The London-based studio renovated an end-of-terrace property, to create a garden flat and a two-storey maisonette, then added a new-build, three-bedroom house alongside. Called Corner House, the development is a contemporary interpretation of traditional Victorian-era […]

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