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Virkkunen & Co designs sculptural substation and pylons in Finland

October 18, 2021 Jon Astbury 0

Finnish practice Virkkunen & Co has completed a sculptural series of electricity infrastructure in Imatra, Finland, which has been shortlisted in the business building category of Dezeen Awards 2021. Comprising five pylons in white steel and a perforated brick substation, the collection of structures is dotted across a protected national landscape close to a historical hydropower

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Individualistic Home Designs With A Sassy Sense Of Style

September 10, 2021 HD Staff 0

A sassy sense of style runs through the two individualistic home designs that we tour here. Our first intriguing home tour takes place in a meticulous restoration of a large 5-bedroom townhouse, which features beautifully restored woodwork, custom details and around 8,000 square feet of light-filled interiors. Colourful artwork and an eclectic furniture collection shape […]

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World’s largest carbon-capture plant Orca opens in Iceland

September 9, 2021 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
Climeworks Orca plant in Iceland

The world’s largest direct air carbon capture and storage plant has started operating in Iceland, run by Swiss company Climeworks. Named Orca, the plant sucks carbon dioxide directly from the air and buries it as rocks deep underground, using technology from Climeworks’ Icelandic partner Carbfix. Orca has the capacity to remove 4,000 tonnes of carbon

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World’s first magnetised fusion power station to be built in UK by AL_A

August 2, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A visual of a circular power plant by AL_A

A prototype power plant with a nuclear fusion reactor is set to be built in Oxfordshire, England, by Amanda Levete’s firm AL_A for the Canadian energy company General Fusion. Located on the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA) campus in Culham, the Fusion Demonstration Plant will be used to prove the viability of General Fusion’s nuclear

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Inspired Industrial Interiors With Exposed Brick Walls

July 7, 2021 HD Staff 0

These four inspired industrial style home interiors are enriched with cool details that will help you to imagine, shape and realise your very own. From exposed brick feature walls, bespoke raw concrete creations and characterful rusty steelwork accents, to industrial style mezzanines, striking kitchen installations, laid-back lounge areas, eclectic dining room sets and creatively colourful […]

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Industrial Accent Walls & Open Concept Bedrooms

July 2, 2021 HD Staff 0

While these two distinctive home interiors differ in scale and colour palette, they find common ground in sleek modern decor, industrial accent walls, and open concept bedroom designs. The first of our two featured home designs is a soothing pale grey interior with rugged exposed brickwork and a slatted wall bedroom design directly off the […]

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12 architecture and design projects from the Savannah College of Art and Design students

June 11, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
Savannah College of Art and Design School Show

From a New York hub that aims to help people live more sustainably, to addressing the decline of water-based travel in Mumbai, the Savannah College of Art and Design presents 12 student projects in our latest school show. The undergraduate and graduate projects also include an analysis of the tourist industry’s impact on the Galapagos

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Minimising Interior Fuss With Microcement Industrial Decor

June 11, 2021 HD Staff 0

Microcement finishes smooth, shape and contour the stylish interior of this modern 90 square metre apartment, located in Lviv, Ukraine. Visualised by Ira Lysiuk, the industrial style decor here is an understated and tactile affair that meets with natural wood slatted features, oak cabinetry and soft creamy textiles that prevent the aesthetic from falling cold. […]

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BIG designs battery-metals plant, ships and underwater robots for The Metals Company

May 14, 2021 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
Rare earth metals processing plant designed by BIG for The Metals Company

BIG has designed a factory and a number of waterborne vehicles for The Metals Company, which aims to reduce the environmental impact of battery production by extracting metals from the seafloor. The proposed designs will facilitate an alternative to the mining of nickel, cobalt, copper and manganese. These metals are essential for batteries such as

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Intense Boho Industrial Interiors

April 8, 2021 HD Staff 0

This striking collection of intense boho industrial interiors comes to us from the stunning portfolio of visualiser Yana Prydalna. These extraordinary designs explore extremes through scale, depth of colour and unwavering commitment to the aesthetic. First, we’re going to take a look at two private residential apartments, where the bohemian decor style creates cosy layers […]

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