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Szczepaniak Astridge adds concrete and timber extension to London house

September 27, 2020 India Block 0
Concrete tub of Untiled House extension by Szczepaniak Astridge in London

Untitled House is a residential extension and renovation in Camberwell, London, by architecture studio Szczepaniak Astridge that centres around a “concrete sculpture”. The project was undertaken by Szczepaniak Astridge for a client called Rachel, who is the VP creative of a major British fashion house. Rachel asked Szczepaniak Astridge to create a home where she

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This week, the EU made plans for a new Bauhaus after coronavirus

September 26, 2020 India Block 0
This week on Dezeen

This week on Dezeen, the European Union unveiled plans to fund a Bauhaus-style design school as part of a €750 billion coronavirus recovery scheme. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen outlined the plans as part of her State of the Union address. “We will set up a new European Bauhaus,” said Von der Leyen.

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Watch Doug Aitken’s mirrored Mirage Gstaad pavilion change with the seasons

September 25, 2020 India Block 0
Mirage Gstaad mirrored building art installation by Doug Aitken in Switzerland in summer

Mirage Gstaad, a mirrored building created by American artist Doug Aitken, reflects the shifting landscape of the Alps in this exclusive video for Dezeen. The reflective pavilion, which has previously been installed in the desert near Palm Springs, currently sits in an Alpine meadow above Gstaad, Switzerland. As people happen upon Mirage Gstaad they can

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Nicholas Boys Smith to lead new government task force to “embed beauty” in the planning system

September 23, 2020 India Block 0
Portrait of Nicholas Boys Smith

Create Streets founder Nicholas Boys Smith has been appointed by UK housing secretary Robert Jenrick to lead a national design body that has been tasked with “driving up design standards” for planning applications. Boys Smith will lead a steering group that will create the government’s as-yet-unnamed architecture task force, which will work with local communities to develop

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Double O Studio tops trefoil-shaped concrete house with rooftop pool

September 23, 2020 India Block 0

Double O Studio has designed Trefoil House in Aroeira, Portugal, as a series of overlapping concrete shapes topped by a long swimming pool. Set on a sandy site amongst pine trees close to the Atlantic Ocean, the two-storey house has an unusual geometry that gives it its name. The ground floor is arranged around a

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CCY Architects adds extension with musical facade to Victorian house in Aspen

September 22, 2020 India Block 0
Exterior and perforated metal facade Music Box by CCY Architects

American practice CCY Architects has renovated and extended a house dating from the 1880s in Aspen, Colorado, adding a music room with a piano-themed perforated metal facade. Cutouts in the facade are arranged to trace out the notes of Nocturne in E-Flat Major, Op 9, No 2 by famous Romantic-era composer Frédéric Chopin. The project

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Architect John Wardle renovates his own house in Australia

September 21, 2020 India Block 0
Study lined with wood in Kew Residence by John Wardle Architects in Melbourne, Australia

The founder of John Wardle Architects has remodelled Kew Residence, his Melbourne home of 25 years, using Victorian ash and handmade glazed tiles from Japan. John Wardle and his wife Susan have owned the two-storey house, which has been shortlisted for Dezeen Awards 2020 house interior of the year, for a quarter of a century

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Koichi Takada unveils plant-covered Urban Forest housing high rise for Brisbane

September 16, 2020 India Block 0
Urban Forest high rise apartment building in Brisbane by Koichi Takada Architects

Urban Forest is a 30-storey apartment building covered in thousand trees and plants that Koichi Takada Architects has designed for Brisbane, Australia. The mixed-use high rise building owned by developers Aria Property Group will include 392 homes, a two-level rooftop garden and a public park at ground level. Australian studio Koichi Takada Architects plans to

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Integrated Field decorates children’s hospital in Thailand with slides and a pool

September 13, 2020 India Block 0
Blue indoor swimming pool with arches and clouds in children's hospital designed by Integrated Field

Design studio Integrated Field has created colourful arched interiors filled with animals and clouds to provide an enjoyable experience for children at a hospital in Samut Sakhon, Thailand. Playful touches in EKH Children’s Hospital include a bright yellow slide that spirals through the reception and animal shapes above hospital beds and light-up constellations that act

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Onexn Architects squeezes Shenzhen micro cafe into gap narrower than a parking space

September 12, 2020 India Block 0
Microcafe joys by Onexn in narrow gap in Shenzhen

Chinese studio Onexn Architects has squeezed Joys cafe into a space less than 2.6 metres wide in a street in Shenzhen, which used to house an air conditioner repair shop. Narrower than one of the parking spaces outside, Joys serves drinks and pastries from a counter behind an entryway framed by built-in shelves and benches. Seating

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