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22 Parkside “led to most of the work I do” says Richard Rogers

January 15, 2022 James Parkes 0
22 Parkside by Richard Rogers

In the final exclusive interview that Dezeen filmed with Richard Rogers in 2013, the late architect discusses the concept behind his Wimbledon house, 22 Parkside. The interview forms part of a series Dezeen filmed with Rogers to coincide with a retrospective of his work at the Royal Academy of Arts in London in 2013. Rogers, who

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Ten floating architecture projects that sit directly on water

January 13, 2022 James Parkes 0
Floating pavilion Veetee designed by students in response to the challenging and changing environment

Last week Dezeen featured Bruges Diptych, a floating events pavilion in Belgium that references 15th-century canal homes. Here, we have rounded up 10 other floating architecture projects spanning housing, farms and event spaces. Portage Bay Float Home, US, by Studio DIAA Located in Seattle on the northern end of Lake Union, this house by Studio DIAA

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Ten kitchen extensions that make a spacious addition to homes

January 9, 2022 James Parkes 0
Image of DGN Studio's Concrete Plinth in London

For our latest lookbook, we’ve chosen ten kitchen and dining extensions that create spacious and practical as well stylish additions to homes. Kitchen extensions are one of the most popular building projects for homeowners. Constructed to add extra space to an existing building, they are often used for both cooking and socialising. While they are

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Hedi Slimane uses “French elegance” to define Celine store in London

January 7, 2022 James Parkes 0
Furniture is displayed like art at Celine New Bond Street store

Celine creative director Hedi Slimane has opened a flagship store in London for the French fashion house, which balances historic Edwardian features and a gallery-style aesthetic. Located within a Grade II-listed Edwardian building on New Bond Street – a luxury shopping destination in the city’s West End – the new flagship store has a floor

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Snøhetta designs library in Beijing to resemble a ginkgo-tree forest

January 5, 2022 James Parkes 0
Sub-Center Library in Beijing

Norwegian architecture studio Snøhetta has unveiled designs for a 16-metre-tall glass-enclosed library in Beijing formed from pillars that create a forest-like canopy. Located in the Chinese capital, the building was selected as the winning entry in an international competition to design the Sub-Center Library in 2018. The library will take shape as a glass-enclosed structure characterised

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Adjaye Associates completes rose-hued cultural hub in Florida

January 4, 2022 James Parkes 0
Image of the three structures at Winter Park Library & Events Center

British architecture firm Adjaye Associates has designed a collection of pigmented-concrete pavilions in Winter Park, Florida, to house a library and an events centre. Located on the northwestern corner of the 23-acre (9.3 hectares) Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in Florida, the Winter Park Library and Events Center comprises three pavilions and was described as

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Apparata designs affordable housing development A House for Artists in London

January 4, 2022 James Parkes 0
Image of A House for Artists from the side

London-based architecture studio Apparata has completed a community-oriented housing development for artists with a playful design and a facade punctured by geometrically-shaped openings. First announced in 2017, A House for Artists is located in Barking, east London, and was designed to provide low-cost housing and workspace for 12 artists and their families. The five-storey concrete

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Dezeen’s top 10 hotels of 2021

December 27, 2021 James Parkes 0

With the year drawing to a close, some of us are already thinking about where to holiday in 2022. As part of our review of 2021, Dezeen rounds up 10 unusual and impressive new hotels, including Pharrell Williams’ Goodtime Hotel in Miami, a 17th-century monastery conversion and clifftop villas on the Jurassic Coast. Grotto Retreat Xiyaotou,

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Balenciaga designs concrete Berlin store to reference the city’s modernist architecture

December 17, 2021 James Parkes 0
Concrete Balenciaga store in Berlin

Fashion brand Balenciaga has opened its first retail location in Berlin, which continues the brand’s Raw Architecture aesthetic and boasts monolithic concrete slabs and distressed surfaces. Located in Charlottenberg in western Berlin within the Grade II-listed Haus Cumberland building, the store occupies 296-square-metres across the ground floor. In sharp contrast to the building’s neoclassical exterior,

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Greenpeace co-founder calls on designers to become activists and “reduce the human footprint”

December 17, 2021 James Parkes 0
Portrait of Greenpeace co-founder Rex Weyler

Designers aren’t doing enough to reduce humanity’s impact on the planet and should follow the lead of Greenpeace and use compelling narratives to “retell the story of design,” according to the environmental charity’s co-founder Rex Weyler. “Design and architecture can play a role by really redesigning, rethinking, reimagining what it means to be a designer

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