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Call for entries to the Tile of Spain Awards 2021

September 7, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
A photograph of a building that uses Spanish ceramics

Dezeen promotion: designers, architects and final year architectural students are invited to submit their work for this year’s Tile of Spain Awards, which celebrates architectural and design projects that use ceramics crafted in Spain. Now in its 20th year, the annual event organised by the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER) aims to encourage and promote

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WorkPod by Autonomous

July 29, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
WorkPod by Autonomous

Dezeen Showroom: designed for people who want to be able to focus while working from home, the WorkPod by Autonomous is a prefabricated office pod that can be assembled in one day. Autonomous describes the WorkPod as “designed to be plopped in a spacious backyard”, with its 17 prefab components taking around eight hours to

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Watch our talk about building sustainably with brick

July 16, 2021 Siufan Adey 0

Dezeen has teamed up with British masonry specialist Marshalls to live stream an interview with the company’s sustainability director Chris Harrop. Watch here from 2:00pm London time. Established in 1890, Marshalls provides stone and concrete products for construction and home improvement. The company, which was named by the Financial Times as one of this year’s

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Uncommon Found physically showcases 19 designers found on Instagram

June 28, 2021 James Parkes 0
Furniture displayed in a studio space

The Radford Gallery’s debut exhibition brings together a series of work on fringes of design, art and craft that the curator found on Instagram. Titled Uncommon Found, the exhibition physically showcases work by contemporary makers, artists and designers who usually display their work on Instagram. “The key part of this exhibition for me had always been

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Made in Brunel: Above the Fold presents 100 design solutions

June 14, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
Brunel University

Dezeen Promotion: Made in Brunel: Above the Fold is an exhibition by Brunel University design graduates taking place at The Bargehouse Gallery and Oxo Tower Gallery in London from 17 to 20 June 2021. The exhibition presents 100 design solutions to everyday problems, including an app designed to help people with diabetes control their glucose

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Vitra launches Club Office as an answer to post-pandemic workplaces

June 10, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
Club Office

Dezeen promotion: Swiss furniture brand Vitra has created a workspace called the Club Office that aims to reinvent the office as a collaborative environment focused on the emerging needs of post-pandemic work. Installed at Vitra’s headquarters in Birsfelden near Basel, the Club Office was developed for Vitra’s research and design team and responds to the unprecedented

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Jupe travel pods are space-themed shelters for off-grid living

December 26, 2020 India Block 0
Jupe prefabricated camping shelter

American prefabricated shelter company Jupe has launched its travel pod, a flat-pack temporary cabin with birch wood floors and a metal frame that lights up at night. The geometric Jupe pods, named after the planet Jupiter, are intended as a futuristic alternative to traditional glamping tents and yurts. Jupe’s design team, whose credentials include working

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Metaform Architects creates customisable face shields for children

May 12, 2020 India Block 0
Children's face shield by Metaform Architects

Child-sized face shields with interchangeable decorations have been designed by Metaform Architects for children going back to school, plus today’s other design-related coronavirus news. Designed for children aged four to eight years old, the face shield includes studs to secure personalised adornments such as crowns, animal ears or googley eyes. A 3D-printed plastic frame is designed

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American architects mobilise to make coronavirus face shields for hospital workers

March 29, 2020 Marcus Fairs 0
American architects mobilise to make coronavirus face shields for hospital workers

Architects across America including BIG, KPF and Gensler have teamed up as part of an open-source project to manufacture face shields to protect hospital workers treating coronavirus patients. Firms across the country are using their own 3D printers and laser cutters to make the visors, which are being delivered to hospitals for distribution to front-line

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Pretty Plastic shingles made from recycled PVC windows and gutters are “first 100 per cent recycled cladding material”

March 3, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
Overtreders W and Bureau SLA Music Pavilion at Sint-Oelbert Gymnasium with Pretty Plastic cladding by Overtreders W and Bureau SLA

A new range of facade cladding tiles made of recycled PVC construction waste, designed by Dutch studios Overtreders W and Bureau SLA, has been used on a permanent building for the first time. Called Pretty Plastic, the designers claim the product is the “first 100 per cent recycled cladding material” in the world. The first permanent

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