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Valentino Gareri Atelier designs village made from 3D-printed cacao waste

January 17, 2022 Jane Englefield 0

Valentino Gareri Atelier has unveiled renderings of the Cacao Eco Village in Ecuador for local farmers that will feature 3D-printed buildings made from recycled cacao. Cacao Eco Village will be located on the coast of Ecuador’s Manabi province where cacao farmers live and work to produce chocolate through extracting cocoa butter and solids from cacao beans.

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Masquespacio designs cavernous restaurant interior that nods to adobe architecture

January 17, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Interior of adobe-informed restaurant in Valencia

Local studio Masquespacio added undulating, earthy-toned walls to an intimate Valencia restaurant that takes cues from the “organic forms” of Middle Eastern architecture. Living Bakkali is located in the Spanish coastal city of Valencia and features bespoke furniture designed entirely by Masquespacio, a design studio known for its use of colour in projects. The restaurant is

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Ten modernist living rooms that celebrate minimalist open-plan interiors

January 16, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Modernist apartment in Brazil

Open-plan layouts, functional and adaptable furniture and minimalist designs are some of the trademarks of modernist interiors. For our latest lookbook, we’ve collected 10 living rooms that evoke the style. Modernism emerged as an architectural movement in the 1930s and has influenced the pared-back appearance of many interior design projects ever since. Among the renowned

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“London is unique in being partly controlled by views,” says Richard Rogers

January 13, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Cheesegrater building

In the fourth exclusive interview that we filmed with Richard Rogers in 2013, the late architect explains the shape of the Leadenhall building and how it was designed to complement London’s diverse skyline. The interview forms part of a series filmed by Dezeen in 2013, which marked a retrospective of the architect’s work at the Royal

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Carpenters Workshop Gallery presents design exhibition on heritage, place and identity

January 7, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
The New Guard

Anava Projects and Ashlee Harrison have curated an exhibition by emerging artists from the US and Caribbean at New York’s Carpenters Workshop Gallery, which includes sculptures woven from kelp and hand-carved furniture. Called New Guard: Stories from the New World, the exhibition is part of the New Guard series by international gallery group Carpenters Workshop

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Sanjay Puri Architects designs Indian university with accessible stepped green roof

January 6, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Prestige University by Sanjay Puri Architects

Mumbai studio Sanjay Puri Architects has designed a building for Prestige University in India that will feature a stepped green roof punctuated with courtyards. Scheduled to be completed in June 2022, the low-rise building will be located within Prestige University’s existing 32-acre campus in the Indian city of Indore. Designed to blend into its surroundings,

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The Center Won’t Hold is a geometric pavilion designed to optimise public space

January 5, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
The Center Won't Hold

Multidisciplinary design office The Open Workshop has created an experimental pavilion that proposes how Chicago’s vacant public spaces could be used for communal living. Called The Center Won’t Hold, the geometric pavilion comprises a green-painted, timber-framed cuboid with two more rotated cuboid frames within it. The arrangement forms open-air spaces concealed only by thin, gauzy

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Christmas cards by architects and designers for 2021 call for a better new year

December 24, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Architects and designers Christmas cards

An original cyanotype print and a satirical depiction of Foster + Partners’ Tulip as a sex toy up in flames are among the best Christmas cards sent by architects, designers and brands this year. This year’s collection of cards presents a mixture of moods – from traditional greetings such as a snowy illustration by Danish practice

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Three Little Pigs story reinforces prejudices that biomaterials are “terrible”

December 22, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Built by Nature talk

The fable of the Three Little Pigs highlights negative perceptions about natural construction materials, according to James Drinkwater, head of Built Environment at philanthropic climate organisation the Laudes Foundation. Speaking about the need to increase the use of timber and other biomaterials in construction, Drinkwater said that the well-known children’s story presented natural materials such

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Mecanoo and OTJ Architects complete renovation of Mies van der Rohe’s Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library

December 21, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library

Architecture studios Mecanoo and OTJ Architects have added a rooftop garden and statement staircases to the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library in Washington DC as part of its renovation of the Mies van der Rohe-designed building. Dutch architecture office Mecanoo collaborated with New Orleans studio OTJ Architects for the project, which involved a three-year-long renovation of

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