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Kvorning Design references salmon scales for ovoid Salmon Eye pavilion

December 1, 2022 Jane Englefield 0

Salmon Eye is a floating exhibition pavilion and aquaculture visitor centre on Norway’s Hardangerfjord, which Kvorning Design created with a facade formed from stainless steel plates designed to mimic fish scales. Danish exhibition design studio Kvorning Design positioned the multipurpose Salmon Eye building on Hardangerfjord, the second-largest fjord in Norway. Salmon Eye was designed to

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Antti and Vuokko Nurmesniemi’s “common design philosophy” showcased at Helsinki Design Museum retrospective

November 29, 2022 Jane Englefield 0

A vivid orange Helsinki subway seat and an iconic timber sauna stool are among the pieces in this exhibition of work by design duo and couple Antti and Vuokko Nurmesniemi. Various works by the late interior architect Antti Nurmesniemi and textile designer Vuokko Nurmesniemi are presented in this eponymous exhibition at Helsinki Design Museum, which

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Ten cottage interiors that offer a place for peaceful reflection

November 20, 2022 Jane Englefield 0

A renovated dwelling in rural China and a converted stable in Ibiza feature in our latest lookbook, which collects 10 cottage interiors that promise rest and relaxation. Cottages are small dwellings that are traditionally characterised by a sense of comfort and cosiness. However, interior designers are increasingly pushing the boundaries of how to dress the

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Td-Atelier and Endo Shorijo Design transform interior of traditional machiya house in Kyoto

November 15, 2022 Jane Englefield 0

Japanese design studios Td-Atelier and Endo Shorijo Design have renovated a century-old machiya townhouse in Kyoto with minimal interiors that intend to honour the home’s existing architecture. Called House in Marutamachi, the Japanese house was built over 120 years ago and is arranged across two floors on a long and narrow site. Tucked between two

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This week we revealed an angular retreat designed by Norman Foster

November 5, 2022 Jane Englefield 0

This week on Dezeen, we showcased a wood-and-steel retreat by architect Norman Foster in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, which he created as a holiday home for his friends and those of the Norman Foster Foundation. Pritzker Architecture Prize-winner Foster built the mono-pitch-roofed building, called Foster Retreat, opposite his US home. It features a design informed by

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YOD Group designs Terra restaurant interior to “mirror its surroundings”

November 4, 2022 Jane Englefield 0

Ukrainian design studio YOD Group dressed this restaurant interior in Vynnyky with terracotta tiles and slabs of green glass to reflect the earthy landscape outside. Called Terra, the eatery features a colour and material palette that takes cues from the rolling hills and a lake that border the restaurant. It was completed in February 2022,

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Architecture at Home exhibition presents “human-centred” housing prototypes

November 3, 2022 Jane Englefield 0

New York studio Levenbetts and Mexico City practice PPAA are among the firms that have designed sustainable and socially conscious architecture prototypes for an exhibition on housing at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas. Architecture at Home is an exhibition that brings together experimental housing by five architecture firms based across the Americas.

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Semba Corporation creates own office interior from reclaimed materials

October 26, 2022 Jane Englefield 0

Interior construction firm Semba Corporation has renovated the interior of its headquarters in Tokyo to include reclaimed materials discarded during the demolition of other offices. The company’s redesign of its own office interior is shortlisted in the sustainable interior category for the upcoming Dezeen Awards, which will announce its winners next month. Called Semba Good

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Ten inventive bookshop interiors designed to enhance the browsing experience

October 22, 2022 Jane Englefield 0

A second-hand bookstore styled like a greengrocer and an outlet modelled on old libraries are among the projects collected in our latest lookbook, which explores bookshop interior designs. Architects and designers across the globe have created bookstores with striking interiors that offer more than just a place to buy things. From a hall of zigzagged staircases

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The Circus Canteen interior is a “collage of unwanted items”

October 21, 2022 Jane Englefield 0

Local studio Multitude of Sins has created an eclectic restaurant interior in Bangalore out of a mishmash of reclaimed materials, including discarded bicycle bells and cassette tape boxes. Officially called Big Top but known as The Circus Canteen, the restaurant is shortlisted in the sustainable interior category for a 2022 Dezeen Award. Multitude of Sins

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