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Seven alternative bricks made of reclaimed waste and biomaterials

January 30, 2023 Jennifer Hahn 0

Expanded cork, construction waste and human urine feature in this roundup of brick alternatives, designed to reduce the embodied carbon footprint of the masonry units. After concrete and steel, brick has become the latest focus for architects, designers and material researchers hoping to slash the emissions associated with building materials. That’s because bricks are generally

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Energy savings from home insulation “vanishing” after four years

January 20, 2023 Jennifer Hahn 0

Adding insulation to UK homes only provides short-term energy savings that are cancelled out within a few years by an increase in energy use, according to a study by the University of Cambridge. The study, which analysed the gas-use patterns of more than 55,000 homes across England and Wales, found that any fall in gas

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Eight hotel interiors enriched by decadent jewel tones

January 15, 2023 Jennifer Hahn 0

Plush velvet upholstery, Moroccan rugs and chinoiserie-style ottomans feature in this lookbook of hotel interiors that use saturated jewel colours to bridge the gap between cosiness and luxury. Shades of ruby red, cobalt blue and emerald can help to create interiors that are rich in depth and dimension, especially when accompanied by tactile materials such

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PlasticFree is a database of over 100 plastic alternatives for designers and architects

January 13, 2023 Jennifer Hahn 0

Environmental charity A Plastic Planet has launched an online platform to help architects and designers source plastic-free materials for their projects and avoid the “minefield of misinformation” around more sustainable alternatives. Called PlasticFree, the subscription-based service provides users with in-depth reports on more than 100 plastic alternatives, offering key insights into their properties, production and

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Manifesto of Canadian Design urges designers to “un-fuck” their industry

December 19, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0

Architecture studio Lemay has published a manifesto calling on Canadian studios to unite behind a more radical approach to design that reflects indigenous values and takes responsibility for the country’s abundant natural resources. Penned by Lemay’s research arm FLDWRK, the Manifesto of Canadian Design argues that architects, designers and researchers across the nation must abandon the “characteristic

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Dezeen’s top 11 architecture and design books of 2022

December 15, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0

Continuing our review of 2022, we look at 11 page-turning books published on design and architecture this year, including a tome on the century’s best British houses and a “cookbook” of experimental food designs. The selected titles represent many of the major themes and hot-button topics of the last 12 months, from the role of

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Yinka Ilori draws on “unapologetic” architecture of Burkina Faso for debut pop-up shop

December 2, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0

Modular display stands modelled on buildings in Burkina Faso feature in the first brick-and-mortar shop that London-based designer Yinka Ilori has created for his self-titled homeware brand. Taking over a compact retail space in Shoreditch in the leadup to Christmas, the pop-up shop features a colour-block interior designed to match the products on sale, as slime-green

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Herzog & de Meuron’s Museum of the 20th Century an “environmental disgrace” say critics

November 30, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0

Environmentalists and architecture critics have raised concerns about the carbon footprint of a major new museum for modern art designed by Herzog & de Meuron, which is under construction in Berlin. Due to its complex air conditioning system, the Museum of the 20th Century will use four times as much energy as a nearby museum

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Axel Arigato rejects “McDonald’s approach” to interiors with Berlin flagship store

November 25, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0

Travertine displays that double as DJ podiums feature alongside glistening butter-yellow columns in Axel Arigato’s Berlin outpost, which the streetwear label has designed together with longtime collaborator Halleroed. The brand’s flagship boutique is set in the central Scheunenviertel neighbourhood, across the ground floor of a prefabricated concrete Plattenbau building typical of post-war East Germany. Stockholm design

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Sustainable architecture efforts hindered by “sloppiness” says UN climate ambassador

November 18, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0

Architects must take greater accountability for their sector to help decarbonise the built environment, says UN Race to Zero ambassador Sarah El Battouty in this exclusive interview from the final day of the COP27 climate conference. “For years and years, we’ve had everyone create a silly building design and then stick a couple of solar

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