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Municipal waste used to form “low-carbon” brick for Design Museum Gent extension

January 19, 2023 Amy Peacock 0

Architecture studios Carmody Groarke and TRANS Architectuur Stedenbouw have collaborated with material researchers to develop a brick made from local construction waste, which will be used to build the new wing of the Design Museum Gent. The Gent Waste Brick was designed together with circular economy specialist Local Works Studio and materials manufacturer BC Materials to

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Water-filled windows use sunlight to heat and cool buildings

January 3, 2023 Nat Barker 0

British startup Water-Filled Glass has developed panes of glass filled with water that use sunlight to power a “crazy” energy-saving heating and cooling system. Founded in 2020 by Loughborough University architecture lecturer Matyas Gutai, Water-Filled Glass (WFG) aims to use patented technology to make heavily glazed buildings significantly more sustainable. Its windows contain a thin layer

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Solar-harvesting Ecacia by Samuel Wilkinson mimics trees of African savannahs

September 28, 2022 Nat Barker 0

London-based designer Samuel Wilkinson has created a prototype of a tree-like structure called Ecacia that harvests solar energy while providing a public place to shelter during very hot weather. Wilkinson’s studio based the design for Ecacia on a species of acacia tree that grows on the savannahs of eastern and southern Africa and is characterised by

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Ten designers create products from a single dying ash tree for SCP

September 25, 2022 Alice Laycock 0

Furniture company SCP has tasked a group of British designers including Faye Toogood and Sebastian Cox to craft objects from the wood of a tree infected with ash dieback disease for this year’s London Design Festival. The resulting pieces, ranging from furniture and lighting to decorative objects, are currently on display as part of the One Tree exhibition the brand is hosting in its

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Tristan Auer designs Blade Runner-inspired bathroom for Axor

June 16, 2022 Dezeen staff 0
Axor Distinctive bathroom concept by Tristan Auer

Promotion: drawing on the aesthetic of the film Blade Runner, architect Tristan Auer has designed a neon-lit bathroom concept for Axor to suit an imagined male client. Auer created the concept as part of the German brand’s Distinctive project, which tasks some of the world’s leading architects with creating highly individual bathrooms. Auer was free to

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Sarah Poniatowski designs teal and teak indoor-outdoor bathroom for Axor

June 7, 2022 Dezeen staff 0
Sarah Poniatowski

Promotion: interior designer Sarah Poniatowski has drawn on her connection to the French seaside to create a tranquil bathroom concept for Axor combining teal tiles, teak wood and bronze fittings. Poniatowski, the founder of Maison Sarah Lavoine, designed the concept as part of Axor’s Distinctive project, which presents personalised bathroom ideas from leading architects and

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Hadi Teherani designs Middle East-inspired bathroom under a cupola for Axor

May 24, 2022 Dezeen staff 0

Promotion: architect Hadi Teherani has designed a bathroom concept for Axor based on Middle Eastern bathhouses, imagining the room as a place of retreat and holistic cleansing. Teherani designed the concept as part of Axor’s Distinctive project, which presents bathroom ideas from renowned architects as a way of exploring the trend of individualisation. Teherani was

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Kelly Wearstler creates modernist Gingerbread Dreamhouse

December 15, 2021 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
Gingerbread Dreamhouse by Kelly Wearstler

Interior designer Kelly Wearstler has put an architectural spin on a Christmas classic, creating a gingerbread house in a California modernist style. Wearstler designed the limited-edition Gingerbread Dreamhouse in collaboration with pastry chef Mark Tasker from New York restaurant Balthazar and entrepreneur Richard Christiansen from food retailer Flamingo Estate, with all proceeds going to charity.

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Onice floor and wall tile collection by Ceramiche Keope

December 2, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
Onice floor tiles

Dezeen Showroom: Italian floor and wall tile brand Ceramiche Keope has designed a porcelain tile collection made from onyx. Called Onice, the light-reflecting onyx tiles are available in four different sizes and three unique colour options that weave delicate shades of polished marble together. Pearl offers a cool shade of delicate grey, while Honey incorporates light-coloured

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Ubik tiles by Ceramiche Keope

December 1, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
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Dezeen Showroom: Italian wall and floor tile brand Ceramiche Keope has designed a tile collection informed by the veiny appearance of slate. Named Ubik, the tiles come in eight sizes and five neutral colours called Greige, Ivory, Grey, Walnut and Anthracite. Ceramiche Keope describe the collection as a “slate-effect” series, and the tiles can be fitted

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