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Ten homes that use colour to turn stairs into statements

July 24, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0
Matryoshka House, Netherlands, by Shift Architecture Urbanism

A Swedish house with a stairway hidden behind a bookcase and an architect-revamped new build in the Netherlands feature in our latest lookbook of ten homes with colourful staircases that draw the eye. Adding a layer of paint makes it possible to turn even simple stairs into standout architectural features, rather than just functional ones.

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Ten playful pink kitchens that use colour in unexpected ways

July 9, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0
Pink kitchen in Studio11 office, Belarus, by Studio11

From the bubble-gum-coloured cabinets of a Tokyo apartment to the rosy mosaics found in a modernist Grecian villa, our latest lookbook rounds up 10 pink kitchens from the Dezeen archives. Architects and designers often reach for different shades of pink when they want to add interest and personality to a functional space, such as a

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Elon Musk’s The Boring Company opens first station in expanded Las Vegas transit tunnel system

July 1, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0
Teslas standing in The Boring Company's Vegas Loop station at Resorts World Las Vegas

Elon Musk’s infrastructure firm The Boring Company has opened the first of around 55 stations that are set to be constructed as part of a tunnel network underneath Las Vegas, which will see passengers carried across the city in a fleet of Teslas. The newly opened stop, located at the Resorts World Las Vegas hotel complex,

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IKEA designs “safe spaces” for children and at-risk refugees fleeing Ukraine

June 21, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0
IKEA Blue Dot shelters

Furniture company IKEA has donated its furnishings and design services to create a series of temporary refugee shelters in Eastern Europe, set up by the United Nations to offer support and sanctuary to the most vulnerable groups displaced by Russia’s war on Ukraine. The Swedish furniture brand created spaces with a homely, comforting atmosphere inside several

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Ten multi-generational homes that organise space in interesting ways

June 19, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0

A Mumbai apartment with its own temple and a Tokyo home for three generations and eight cats feature in this lookbook highlighting ten intergenerational households that showcase how interiors can balance privacy and community. Multi-generational living, in which several generations of a family cohabit under one roof, is already common practice in many parts of Asia,

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“Timber prices going up daily” in Europe due to Ukraine war

June 17, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0

European architects and designers are struggling to source wood for their projects as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has brought imports from the region to a standstill, threatening stocks and driving up prices across the continent. Studios are reporting that costs for solid oak and birch plywood have doubled in the last few months, while others

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Ten gravity-defying homes that are raised up on stilts

May 27, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0
Stepping Stone House, UK, by Hamish & Lyons

From an artist’s cabin perched above a tidal salt marsh to an entire elevated apartment block in Italy, here is a roundup of 10 homes on stilts from the Dezeen archives. Hoisting buildings up on pillars allows them to occupy otherwise uninhabitable sites such as lakes, steep slopes and craggy coastal outcrops, bringing inhabitants closer to

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BIG completes “world’s most environmentally-friendly furniture factory” in Norway

May 25, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0
Birde-eye view of The Plus furniture factory by BIG for Vestre in a forest

Architecture firm BIG has constructed a mass-timber Passivhaus factory in a Norwegian forest for outdoor furnituremaker Vestre, which features a green roof and solar panels as well as an exterior slide. Instead of being hidden away on an industrial estate, The Plus factory development is nestled in 300 acres of woodland near the village of

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Buro Happold works with indigenous builders to develop climate resilience strategies for cities

May 19, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0
Khasi living root bridge photographed by Timothy Allen

Roofs made from living trees and floating houses on reed islands are among the urban planning concepts developed by engineering studio Buro Happold in collaboration with indigenous communities as part of an installation called Symbiocene. The project, commissioned for the exhibition Our Time on Earth at London’s Barbican Centre, presents three proposals for how indigenous building technologies

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Ten green living rooms that prove the colour’s versatility

May 14, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0
Budge Over Dover house in Sydney designed by YSG

A fashion editor’s apartment in São Paulo and a home covered in panels of mint-green metal mesh feature in our latest lookbook, which rounds up ten lounge interiors where green is used both as a background colour and a striking design statement. Whether sage, emerald or khaki, green goes with both cool and warm colours,

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