Adjustable lamp used by Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus school revived

German light company Midgard is reproducing a lamp that was used at the Bauhaus school to coincide with its 100th anniversary. The adjustable TYP 113 lamp was first produced by Midgard, a company was founded in 1919. Hamburg entrepreneurs David Einsiedler and Joke Rasch took over Midgard’s business in 2015, and re-launched 100 of the […]

The Arrivals creates “playful yet performative” weather-themed pop-up

Translucent polycarbonate panels are used to separate different shopping zones outfitted to specific weather conditions in this pop-up shop in New York designed by fashion brand The Arrivals. The Arrivals is the brainchild of architect Jeff Johnson and entrepreneur Kal Vepuri, who teamed Brooklyn experiential studio Early Spring led by Kamil Tyebally to create the […]

10 architecture and design studios to visit during Open House New York 2019

Open House New York 2019 kicks off today, with designer and architects’ studios across the city opening their doors to offer a glimpse inside. We roundup 10 not to miss. Photograph by Robb Williamson Aecom Landscape Architecture + Urban Design Studio, Sunset Park, Brooklyn International firm Aecom‘s warehouse-like offices, located in Brooklyn’s Industry City campus, […]

“Attempts to stop terrorism at the fringes of architecture are becoming increasingly useless”

Architects and designers can’t design ways to protect mass terror attacks in America’s public spaces, but they should join the fight to eliminate the problem at its cause, argues Aaron Betsky. When you want to attack a democracy, go for its public spaces. That seems to be the tactic more and more terrorists are using. […]

John Ronan creates affordable housing in Chicago with colourful balconies and a library

A spectrum of vivid hues were incorporated throughout a mixed-use building in Chicago by John Ronan Architects that contains a public library at ground level and low-cost senior housing up above. The Independence Library and Apartments are located in the Irving Park district on the city’s Northwest Side. The area features a mix of historic and […]

Virgil Abloh reveals full IKEA collection ahead of US launch next month

Millennials will soon be able to furnish their homes with the emblazoned rugs and bedding in IKEA’s long-awaited collection by fashion designer Virgil Abloh, which will be available for sale in the US next month. Abloh‘s range called Markerad, which is aimed at students and young people moving into their first homes, will be available […]

Floating + Pool Light installation illuminates the East River to test and report on water quality

LED lights on a plus-shaped installation floating on Manhattan’s East River change colour based on the water quality conditions. + Pool Light is a public installation executed by local studios PlayLab Inc, Family New York, Floating Point, and Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. It tracks and reports the physical conditions of the water off Pier […]

Clayton & Little carefully updates mid-century Balcones Residence in Austin

Original brickwork, mahogany panelling and a new guest casita are featured in this 1950s Texas dwelling that has been meticulously renovated by local studio Clayton & Little. The Balcones Residence was originally designed by Roland Roessner, a University of Texas professor and prominent architect of modern-style homes. The brick dwelling sits adjacent to an historic […]

New York’s Archtober festival includes tours of buildings by Studio Gang, Steven Holl and OMA

Dezeen promotion: architect-led tours, open offices and a pumpkin carving competition are among the events that will take place in New York for the city’s month-long architecture festival Archtober. Organised by the Center for Architecture, the event offers tours, design lectures, parties, film screenings and more at venues across the city from 1 to 31 […]

Public Records in historic Brooklyn building pairs vegan cafe with nightclub

Shane Davis and partners have overhauled an industrial building in Brooklyn‘s Gowanus area into a spot that functions as a vegan cafe by day, and a bar and restaurant, complete with a nightclub, after dark. Located at the tip of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, Public Records is the brainchild of musician Francis Harris and […]

Skylights create rainbow patterns inside cedar-covered Cocoon House by Nina Edwards Anker

Coloured skylights offer rainbow-hued illuminations on one side of this holiday cottage that Nina Edwards Anker has designed in Long Island, while the other is covered in cedar shingles. Architect and designer Edwards Anker, who runs New York’s Nea Studio, completed the Cocoon House in Southampton, a seaside town on the South Fork of Long […]

Architect John Marx reimagines a Greek myth for Burning Man pavilion

A five-sided pyramid with cutouts influenced by constellations was created to pay homage to heroic woman during this year’s Burning Man festival. Architect John Marx and Brian Poindexter, with San Francisco art collective Playa Muses, built Andromeda Reimagined to subvert the ancient Greek story of Andromeda from a male dominated narrative into a tale of female […]

Labyrinth of hanging lace entices visitors inside Self-Portrait’s New York pop-up

Translucent swathes of white and pink floral lace hang from six-metre-high wooden frames inside this New York pop-up store, designed by Storey Studio. The pop-up store is located at the heart of the SoHo neighbourhood and is the first physical retail space that Self-Portrait has opened in the United States. Prior to this, pieces from […]

CLB situates Queen’s Lane Pavilion between two creeks on remote Wyoming site

Perforated metal screens and glazed walls define the exterior of this low-lying house in the American West, which was designed by CLB Architects to preserve wetlands and wildlife habitat. The Queen’s Lane Pavilion is part of a 180-acre (73-hectare) property in Jackson, a small town in western Wyoming. Over the past 20-plus years, local architecture […]

Snøhetta installs curved Best Weapon bench to encourage conversations at UN Headquarters

Architecture firm Snøhetta has installed a smile-shaped aluminium bench at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to promote “a message of peace and conflict resolution.” Currently on display outside of the UN Headquarters in New York, The Best Weapon is a six-and-a-half meter-long seat that Snøhetta created for the Nobel Peace Center. Its name […]

Wolfgang & Hite models sex toys on Foster, Heatherwick and Diller, Scofidio + Renfro buildings

Skyscraper-shaped dildos and a sculptural butt plug are among the silicone erotic toys created by design studio Wolfgang & Hite to critique New York’s high-end real estate projects. Dubbed XXX-HY, the series includes pink silicone versions of numerous buildings in the Hudson Yards development including Thomas Heatherwick‘s Vessel and The Shed, a cultural building by Diller, Scofidio […]

SCI-Arc awards Frank Gehry honorary masters degree in architecture

Los Angeles university SCI-Arc has granted Frank Gehry an honorary masters degree in recognition of his “unparalleled” impact on architecture. The 90-year-old architect was awarded the masters of architecture degree at a graduation ceremony held at SCI-Arc‘s campus in Los Angeles on 8 September. After receiving his masters diploma, Gehry gave a speech reflecting on […]

BIG teams up with Robert De Niro for Wildflower Film Studio in New York

BIG has revealed plans to create an angular building that will be a “one-of-a-kind vertical village for film” in New York City’s Queens borough. The architecture firm has designed the 650,000 square foot (60,386 square metres) film, television and creative studio for Queens’ Astoria neighbourhood. New York developers Wildflower Development Group enlisted BIG’s founder Bjarke […]

Sheet/RockLA renovates cluster of historic cabins in California mountain town

Birch plywood and linoleum are among the cost-effective materials used by design-build firm Sheet/RockLA to update a collection of rustic cabins on a forested site in the San Bernardino Mountains. The rentable cabins form the Colorado Lodge, which is located about two hours outside of Los Angeles in the small town of Big Bear. Encompassing […]

Central Park Tower becomes world’s tallest residential skyscraper

The Central Park Tower designed by architecture firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill has topped out at 1,550 feet in Manhattan, making it the tallest residential building ever. The construction milestone means that the supertall skyscraper has reached its full height of around 472.4 metres, and takes the title for the world’s tallest residential building […]

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