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Ten bookshelf staircases that add clever storage to living spaces

August 6, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Bookshelf House

A converted Belgian barn and a pine-lined house in Japan are among the residential interiors featured in our latest lookbook, which contains homes defined by staircases that incorporate bookshelves. Bookshelf staircases are a clever way to incorporate storage in, around and alongside stairs, which helps to save space within small dwellings. Architects and interior designers

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This week Saudi Arabia unveiled a mirrored megacity for nine million people

July 30, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
The Line megacity in Saudi Arabia

This week on Dezeen, we revealed the Saudi Arabian government’s plans to build a 170-kilometer-long city, which will be called The Line. Designed to house nine million people, the 500-metre-high skyscraper will stretch 170 kilometres across northwest Saudi Arabia. The rectilinear megastructure will include residential, retail and leisure areas as well as schools and parks.

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Formafantasma and Artek’s Cambio exhibition explores Finnish design’s link to forestry

July 28, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Cambio

Design duo Formafantasma has collaborated with furniture brand Artek to explore the relationship between the timber and design industries in Finland through an exhibition at Helsinki Design Museum. Called Cambio: On Finnish Forestry, the exhibition is part of Formafantasma’s wider Cambio project – an ongoing investigation into the global impact of the extraction, production and

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Muted material palette defines monochrome Chinese restaurant by StudioAC

July 27, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Bao restaurant

Canadian firm StudioAC combined micro cement, stainless steel and vinyl to form the interiors of a Chinese restaurant in Ontario designed to “respond to the context of the strip mall” in which it is located. Called Bao, the restaurant is located in the city of Markham, Ontario. It is positioned between a convenience store and

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Frank Gehry’s long-awaited Ocean Avenue Project in Santa Monica finally approved

July 27, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Ocean Avenue Project by Frank Gehry

A mixed-use development by architect Frank Gehry, which has been almost a decade in the making, has been granted final approval to be built in Santa Monica, California. Recently given the go-ahead by the Santa Monica City Council, Ocean Avenue Project will be a mixed-use complex including housing, a hotel, restaurants and shops as well as an art

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Studio Noju creates intimate colourful spaces within open-plan Seville apartment

July 15, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Casa Triana

A pop-up guest bedroom features in this open-plan apartment by Studio Noju, which was renovated to create the illusion of having separate spaces and dressed in colours that nod to its Seville location. Casa Triana is a 60-square-metre apartment renovation in the Triana neighbourhood of Seville, southern Spain. It is the debut collaborative project by

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Vibrant colours define housing complex in India by Sanjay Puri Architects

July 13, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Sanjay Puri-designed Indian housing

Boxy balconies and decorative recessed windows characterise this colourful housing complex in Raipur, India, by Sanjay Puri Architects, which was engineered to withstand its location’s hot climate. Called Shree Town, the project is a cluster of vibrant apartment buildings designed in pink, blue, orange and peach concrete by the Mumbai-based firm. The residential complex is

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Ten Zaha Hadid Design products that go “beyond a simple translation from sketch to object”

July 12, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Zaha Hadid Design

Zaha Hadid Design co-directors Woody Yao and Maha Kutay have selected 10 highlights from an exhibition of the design studio’s objects at Roca London Gallery. Called Everything Flows, the exhibition presents a variety of objects created by Zaha Hadid Design (ZHD) over the last 15 years and was curated by Yao and Kutay. The pieces

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Emil Eve Architects retrofits own office in brutalist building in Hackney

July 11, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Emil Eve

London studio Emil Eve has retrofitted its Hackney office to include a striking green-painted floor and modular birch plywood furniture designed to be “reconfigured or adapted as the needs of the users change”. The architecture firm created the studio space, which it shares with design practices OEB Architects and Material Works, in an existing brutalist

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