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Hemp-clad Tigín Tiny Homes offer a way to “escape the rent trap” says social enterprise

August 11, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Hemp-clad Tigín Tiny Home by Common Knowledge

Irish social enterprise Common Knowledge has teamed up with hemp producer Margent Farm to design a low-carbon micro home that it claims can support people affected by the housing crisis. Designed in-house by Common Knowledge, the Tigín Tiny Homes take the form of oversized caravans built from natural materials that include Margent Farm’s corrugated hemp

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Pezo von Ellrichshausen opts for yellow concrete at Raem House

August 8, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Raem House by Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Chilean studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen has completed a house in the mountains outside Santiago that combines coloured concrete with a grid of partial circles. Raem House is a single-storey home designed for a retired diplomat in Curacavi. Designed to promote indoor-outdoor living, the building consists of two wings that wrap around a large open courtyard

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Yabu Pushelberg designs The Londoner hotel in the spirit of film and theatre

August 8, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Lobby in The Londoner hotel by Yabu Pushelberg

Design studio Yabu Pushelberg has completed a five-star hotel in London’s Leicester Square where rooms are all dedicated to different members of a theatre or movie production’s cast and crew. In tribute to its location, in the heart of the city’s theatre district, The Londoner is designed to echo the different sights, sounds and atmosphere you

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David Thulstrup brings industrial colours and textures into Borough Yards office

July 31, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Office interiors in earthy colours

The brick arches and warehouse buildings of London’s Borough Market informed the materials and furnishings of The Office Group’s latest workspace, designed by Copenhagen-based Studio David Thulstrup. Located at Borough Yards, the office forms part of a new retail development designed by architecture studio SPPARC in the spaces in and around an old railway viaduct.

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“No one wants a sea of desks anymore” says WeWork’s global head of design

July 27, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Ebbie Wisecarver, global head of design for WeWork

WeWork is designing a more grown-up form of co-working, says global head of design Ebbie Wisecarver, as the brand reacts to the pandemic and puts greater focus on large enterprise clients. Wisecarver told Dezeen that the workspace provider, which has 756 locations in 38 countries, is moving away from the traditional co-working model in response to the changing demands of

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MK&G Hamburg presents optimistic visions for an uncertain future

July 25, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Teahouses of Domesticity by Objects of Common Interest at Ask Me if I Believe in the Future exhibition at MK&G Hamburg

Inflatable “teahouses” and futuristic foods feature in Ask Me if I Believe in the Future, a conceptual exhibition at Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg. Curated by Maria Cristina Didero, Ask Me if I Believe in the Future comprises a series of objects and installations based around topics that could shape the future of humanity.

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Mud House by Sketch Design Studio takes cues from Rajasthan stepwells

July 22, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Exterior of Mud House by Sketch Design Studio

Sketch Design Studio has designed and built a farmhouse in northern India that combines rammed earth walls and a thatch roof with a form inspired by stepwells. Mud House is a single-storey house in Rajasthan, the state that is home to the largest and deepest of India’s historic stepwells. Locally based Sketch Design Studio designed

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Architect and former RIBA president Marco Goldschmied dies aged 78

July 13, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Portrait of Marco Goldschmied

British architect Marco Goldschmied, a founding partner of the Richard Rogers Partnership and former RIBA president, has lost his battle with lung cancer. Goldschmied, 78, was also co-founder of the Stephen Lawrence Prize and an important supporter of architecture education and awards through his charity, the Marco Goldschmied Foundation. The architect died peacefully at home on

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NeuronaLab reorganises Barcelona loft with blue stair storage unit

June 10, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Woman deciding stairs in Loft in Poblenou by Neuronalab

A large blue unit provides extra space and storage in a compact Barcelona apartment, which has been renovated by local architecture studio NeuronaLab. The renovation transforms Loft in Poblenou, a former studio loft, into a two-bedroom apartment with a separate, dedicated workspace. The owner bought the flat 10 years ago, when he was living alone.

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Lee Broom presents Divine Inspiration lighting in theatrical Milan exhibition

June 6, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Pantheum at Divine Inspiration by Lee Broom

British designer Lee Broom has unveiled his largest exhibition at Milan design week to date, showcasing six new lighting designs in a setting that echoes brutalist architecture and places of worship. As part of the exhibition, called Divine Inspiration, Broom has taken over an entire building in Milan’s Brera district and filled it with more

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