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The Dezeen guide to plastic in architecture, design and interiors

September 22, 2021 Jennifer Hahn 0
Recycled PET lego bricks

Thinking of using plastic in your project? Our latest Dezeen guide includes more than 11 types of plastic commonly used in architecture, design and interiors, with links to hundreds of projects for inspiration. Plastics are among the most versatile materials in existence. Defined by their plasticity, they have long carbon chains called polymers at their backbone and can

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Nebbia Works constructs mono-material pavilion for V&A from low-carbon aluminium

September 17, 2021 Jennifer Hahn 0
Between Forests and Skies pavilion by Nebbia Works at V&A for LDF

Nebbia Works has created a self-supporting pavilion from simple aluminium sheets at the V&A museum as part of the London Design Festival to highlight the material’s sustainable potential. Set within the museum’s John Madejski Garden, the installation consists of 27 metal sheets of identical dimensions, each propped up by a single leg carved and bent from its surface.

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Geneva students draw upon female form to reimagine Clockwork Orange milk bar

September 9, 2021 Jennifer Hahn 0
Korova Milk Bar by Lolita Gomez and Blanca Algarra Sanchez at Milan design week

Imagery of breasts and beakers is combined in this fountain, designed by graduates Lolita Gomez and Blanca Algarra Sanchez based on the Korova Milk Bar from A Clockwork Orange and currently on display at Milan design week. The installation, which forms part of the Alcova exhibition, encompasses a fleshy pink, circular bar that serves guests

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WPP building online “Minecraft world” featuring all its global offices in one place

August 31, 2021 Jennifer Hahn 0
Digital Minecraft campus by WPP and BDG

Global communications group WPP is creating a digital campus in computer game Minecraft featuring replicas of its offices around the world, allowing employees to visit other buildings without leaving their desks. The “Minecraft world” will allow employees to attend events, launch projects and visit more than 19 offices, according to Colin Macgadie of BDG Architecture

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Sydney mandates lighter roofs and larger gardens for suburb to ward off climate change

August 27, 2021 Jennifer Hahn 0
Black roofs in Sydney suburb banned under Wilton Development Control Plan

Dark roofs will be banned and backyards expanded for all new houses built in Sydney’s emerging Wilton suburb, as part of planning controls that are being introduced to help lower temperatures in the city. Under plans set out by the New South Wales government, the slate grey roofing typical of much Australian residential construction must

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The Act of Quad designs multi-generational Mumbai apartment with its own temple

August 20, 2021 Jennifer Hahn 0
Mumbai apartment interior by Act of Quad

Two flats in a Mumbai high-rise were combined to create a “minimal but playful” home for three generations, which local studio The Act of Quad has decorated with multiple spherical and rounded shapes. Located in the city’s Ghatkopar suburb, the four-bedroom, 325-square metre apartment is dotted with orbs and circles. Some serve a purpose as

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Tubular holiday home cantilevers over hill in Russian art park

August 18, 2021 Jennifer Hahn 0
Russian Quintessential by Sergey Kuznetsov

Moscow’s chief architect Sergey Kuznetsov has completed a pipe-shaped cabin, constructed like the hull of a ship and balanced on the edge of a slope in Russia’s Nikola-Lenivets Art Park. The holiday home was conceived for the annual Archstoyanie festival, known as Russia’s Burning Man, and will remain in place after the event to provide accommodation

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Ten rustic interiors that incorporate natural textures and materials

August 14, 2021 Jennifer Hahn 0
Studio Cottage, China, by Sun Min and Christian Taeubert from rustic interiors roundup

From a sand-filled Portuguese beach house to a renovated farmer’s cottage near Beijing, our latest lookbook highlights rustic interiors from Dezeen’s archive that bring the countryside into the home. Rustic interiors often feature furniture made from organic materials, such as wood and stone, and finishes that have been left natural and unadorned. Exposing the rugged

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Critics mourn modernist French Railways House as “dying loved one” ahead of planned demolition

August 11, 2021 Jennifer Hahn 0

Architects and designers have reacted with dismay to the news that a 1960s landmark in central London will be demolished to make way for a new office development by architecture studio Make. The City of Westminster has granted permission for French Railways House near Picadilly, which once acted as the headquarters of French national rail network

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IPCC climate report a “call to arms” say architects and designers

August 10, 2021 Jennifer Hahn 0
Wildfire in the forest near Marmaris in Turkey

The latest IPCC climate report offers a “nugget of hope” but architects and designers must “make changes to the way they design” to help avert catastrophic climate change, according to Architects Climate Action Network and other UK climate pressure groups. The report should “act as a propellant to their efforts to decarbonise,” said Joe Giddings

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