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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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Gridded facade defines car-free IKEA store in Vienna by Querkraft Architekten

May 9, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Exterior of IKEA Vienna Westbahnhof

A gridded facade dotted with trees animates the inner-city IKEA Vienna Westbahnhof store, which local studio Querkraft Architekten has deliberately designed without parking spaces. Located in the heart of the Austrian capital, the car-free IKEA store is designed by Vienna-based Querkraft Architekten to be accessible solely by foot or public transport. According to Swedish furniture

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Dorte Mandrup designs IKEA Copenhagen store with rooftop park

June 2, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A visual of a city-centre IKEA store

Danish studio Dorte Mandrup has designed a city-centre IKEA store with a public rooftop park that will act as a “green lounge” for Copenhagen, Denmark. Slated to open in the Vesterbro neighbourhood in 2023, the store has been designed by Dorte Mandrup with IKEA to suit the behaviours of urban consumers. It will be easily

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IKEA reveals plans for car-free store wrapped in greenery

January 23, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
IKEA Vienna Westbahnhof by Querkraft Architekten for IKEA

More than 100 trees will adorn the gridded facade of IKEA’s city-centre Vienna Westbahnhof store, which will have no space for car parking. Currently under construction in the Austrian capital, the car-free IKEA store is designed by local studio Querkraft Architekten to address “radically changed customer and mobility behaviours”. IKEA Vienna Westbahnhof, which will have a

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Brutalist Marcel Breuer building in Connecticut sold to become hotel

January 13, 2020 Bridget Cogley 0
Pirelli Tire Building by Marcel Breuer

IKEA has sold a brutalist tower by Marcel Breuer in Connecticut to a local architect and developer, who plans to turn it into a zero net energy boutique. Connecticut developer and architect Bruce Becker, who runs Becker and Becker, purchased the Pirelli Tire Building in New Haven from the Swedish furniture giant for $1.2 million

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IKEA prioritises space for overhaul of living pod in Mars Desert Research Station

November 26, 2019 Natasha Levy 0
IKEA Mars Desert Research Station

IKEA has redesigned the tiny living pod on the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, filling its interior with space-saving furnishings. The Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) is a simulation site that’s designed to emulate the physical and psychological conditions of Mars, where groups of up to six scientists can visit to carry out investigations

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IKEA mattresses used to build pop-up bar at Chart fair in Copenhagen

September 2, 2019 Amy Frearson 0
Chart 2019 architecture pavilions

A bar made out of old IKEA mattresses has won the architecture prize at Chart 2019, ahead of structures built from latex, salt, paper and jute fabric. Sultan is one of five food and drinks kiosks built by young Danish architects and students for an exhibition at Chart, an art and design fair that took place

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