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ODA designs Manhattan tower that increases size as it ascends

September 14, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Era by ODA Architecture

American office ODA has released renderings of a residential building with cantilevered upper storeys, scheduled to be built on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Called Era, the 20-storey apartment building will have 57 units, each with two to five bedrooms, and cover 136,639 square feet (126,94 square metres). The 250-feet-tall (76 metre-tall) project is estimated to

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Matt Fajkus adds perforated steel screens to Austin boathouse

September 11, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Filtered Frame Dock by Matt Fajkus

Austin studio Matt Fajkus Architecture has designed a boathouse in the Texas city with perforated metal facades calibrated to balance light and shade throughout the year. Located on the shore of a ravine in Austin, the Filtered Frame Dock is a two-storey boathouse positioned close to a nearby house built above water level. The boathouse

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Ten homes with dramatic cantilevers

September 5, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Living Garden Houses by Robert Konieczny

From a tubular holiday home to the Balancing Barn, we’ve rounded 10 of the most impressive cantilevered houses from Dezeen’s archive. Holiday home by Sergey Kuznetsov This tubular holiday home cantilevers over a hill in Russia’s Nikola-Lenivets Art Park. Moscow’s chief architect Sergey Kuznetsov clad the 12-metre-long building in a continuous sheet of stainless steel and

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YOD Group installs pixel-like mosaics inside Kyiv coffee bar

August 26, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
DOT coffee station by YOD Group

DOT Coffee Station in Kyiv by architecture and design studio YOD Group features an interior with “weird, sincere and universal” mosaic tiles arranged to look like pixels on a screen. The Ukrainian coffee bar is located in central Kyiv on a street close to Bessarabska Square, one of the city’s liveliest intersections. YOD Group wanted

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Ten impressive architectural viewpoints designed to stand out

August 25, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Viewpoints roundup

Architectural viewpoints have been in the news lately with the opening of BIG’s helical Marsk Tower and controversy surrounding MVRDV’s Marble Arch Mound and Thomas Heatherwick’s Vessel. Here are 10 impressive lookouts from Dezeen’s archive. Vlooyberg Tower by Close to Bone Engineering studio Close to Bone created an 11.5-metre-high cantilevered staircase as a unique viewpoint in Flanders, Belgium.

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Marc Thorpe designs off-grid cabin retreat in the Romanian mountains

July 28, 2021 Jane Englefield 0

Architect Marc Thorpe has unveiled renderings of a holiday retreat in Romania, comprising off-grid wooden cabins informed by rural vernacular architecture. Called Canton House, the project is designed to extend the Tara Luanei hotel in Romania’s Carpathian Mountains, with construction scheduled to begin in summer 2021. The retreat will include three cabins clad from roof

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Sarah Coleman puts a psychedelic twist on the brand’s logo at the Fendi Caffe

July 12, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
The Fendi Caffe

Artist Sarah Coleman has added a psychedelic twist to Fendi’s distinctive double-F logo for a pop-up cafe she designed for the brand in the Miami Design District. Stylised as the Fendi Caffe, the cafe designed for the Italian fashion house was located on the outdoor corridor of OTL restaurant in the heart of Miami’s Design

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Space4Architecture adds skylight staircase to minimal Brooklyn townhouse

July 9, 2021 Jane Englefield 0

New York studio Space4Architecture has brought natural light into a townhouse in Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens neighbourhood by adding a staircase topped with a skylight. Called Verandah Place Townhouse, the Brooklyn home is a late 1800s carriage house – an outbuilding originally built for horse-drawn carriages. Space4Architecture was tasked with transforming the house’s interiors for a

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SOM’s inflatable habitats could allow people to “thrive over the long term” on the Moon

July 7, 2021 Jane Englefield 0

Architecture studio SOM and the European Space Agency have created more visuals for Moon Village, a concept for a settlement on the moon made up of inflatable modules. SOM presented a detailed scale model of Moon Village, which it first announced in 2019, as part of its exhibition Life Beyond Earth at this year’s Venice

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Daughter cafe in Brooklyn has stepped seating that mimics brownstone stoops

July 5, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Daughter cafe by Christopher Al-Jumah

Designer Christopher Al-Jumah has created Daughter, a community-oriented cafe in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights with interiors informed by the staircases of local brownstone buildings. Daughter is a long and narrow space defined by an L-shaped block of brown seating that can be seen from the street through the cafe’s large windows. Interior designer Christopher Al-Jumah said

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