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Casa Ventura “floats on top of the hill” its built on says Tatiana Bilbao

December 1, 2022 Amina Amber 0

Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao explains how her concrete Casa Ventura house responds to the topography of its hilltop site in the latest instalment of Dezeen’s Concrete Icons series produced in collaboration with Holcim. The video features Casa Ventura, a large family home that emerges from a forested hillside overlooking the city of Monterrey, Mexico. Speaking

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People’s Architecture Office completes blue-toned makeover of Fuqiang school

November 28, 2022 Amy Frearson 0

Vivid shades of blue and turquoise characterise this school in Shenzhen, China, which has been overhauled by People’s Architecture Office to offer more creative forms of learning. Beijing-based People’s Architecture Office (PAO) has reorganised and extended Fuqiang Elementary School to expand the range of facilities and create more outdoor teaching spaces. The design, called Learning Terraces,

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The Broad “doesn’t feel like a traditional museum” says Elizabeth Diller

November 24, 2022 Amina Amber 0

Architect Elizabeth Diller explains how The Broad museum in Los Angeles was designed to feel “extremely welcoming” in the next instalment of Dezeen’s Concrete Icons series produced in collaboration with Holcim. The video features The Broad in Los Angeles designed by Diller’s studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro, a three-storey museum that houses an expansive collection

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Design Museum’s Objects of Desire exhibition explores “what surrealism is and why it matters now”

November 23, 2022 Amina Amber 0

Curator Kathryn Johnson explains the story behind surrealism and its impact on design in this video Dezeen produced for the Design Museum about its latest exhibition. Titled Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today, the exhibition features almost 350 surrealist objects spanning fashion, furniture and film. The exhibition, which was curated by Johnson,

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DJI creates drone tour of Foster + Partners-designed skyscraper HQ

November 18, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Drone manufacturer DJI has revealed a video filmed by a drone that flies around the exterior and interior of its 200-metre-high Sky City headquarters designed by British architecture studio Foster + Partners. Filmed using the company’s DJI Avata drone, the film explores the pair of skyscrapers that were recently completed in Shenzhen and are connected by

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MAD’s undulating concrete library “doesn’t say too much” says Ma Yansong

November 17, 2022 Calum Lindsay 0

In the first instalment of Dezeen’s Concrete Icons series produced in collaboration with Holcim, MAD Architects founder Ma Yansong explains how his studio’s sinuous concrete library in Haikou, China, encourages visitors to use their imagination. Yansong is the first participant in Concrete Icons, a video series profiling the most iconic contemporary concrete buildings by the

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Dezeen and Holcim launch Concrete Icons video series with Ma Yansong interview

November 15, 2022 Calum Lindsay 0

Dezeen is teaming up with Holcim to launch Concrete Icons, a new video series profiling the most iconic contemporary concrete buildings by the world’s leading architects. The series will comprise six short videos telling the stories behind striking concrete buildings around the world, based around interviews with the architects behind them. Each instalment will explore how

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Shaw Contract announces the winners of its 2022 Design Awards

November 8, 2022 Francesca Tesler 0

The winners of the Shaw Contract’s 2022 Design Awards, which include an orthopedic hospital in USA and a workplace in a restored building in Brazil, are revealed in this captioned video produced by Dezeen for the brand. Flooring company Shaw Contract recognised five winners in the 17th edition of its Design Awards, which celebrates impactful living, working,

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Mae designs senior day-care centre in southeast London to tackle social isolation

October 25, 2022 Amy Frearson 0

Mae Architects has completed the John Morden Centre, a day-care and health facility that explores solutions to the issue of loneliness among elderly people. The centre forms part of Morden College, a long-standing retirement community in Blackheath, southeast London, that is home to more than 300 senior residents. As well as providing medical facilities that include

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Drone footage reveals The Line megacity under construction in Saudi Arabia

October 19, 2022 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Footage released by aerial photography company Ot Sky shows work commencing on The Line megacity, which is being built as part of the Neom development in Saudi Arabia. The drone footage shot by Ot Sky shows construction underway on the linear city, which is being built in the north west of Saudi Arabia. In the video,

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