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Furniture collection Brite Bodies is a “kaleidoscopic nod” to the work of influential creatives

June 7, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Brite Bodies furniture collection

Interior designers Kate Hayes and Krista Sharif have created Brite Bodies, a debut collection of colourful furniture informed by the work of creatives including Vivienne Westwood and Ettore Sottsass. Brite Bodies comprises 11 designs and is the first furniture range from the eponymous Atlanta-based studio, which was co-founded by Hayes and Sharif. Featuring coffee and martini

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Masquespacio designs colour-blocked burger joint in Turin

June 4, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Masquespacio burger bar

Spanish design agency Masquespacio has created the interiors of Italian fast food chain Bun’s Turin branch that combines blocks of pink and green with a blue seating area designed to look like a swimming pool. Bun Turin is a burger joint that takes its bold identity from the first Bun restaurant in Milan, which was also

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Studio Gang designs One Hundred skyscraper with angled facades in St Louis

June 2, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
One Hundred by Studio Gang

Architecture firm Studio Gang has completed a tiered residential skyscraper with angled glass elements that overlooks Forest Park in St Louis, Missouri. Called One Hundred, the high-rise tower was completed in 2020 and takes its name from its location at 100 Kingshighway Boulevard in St Louis, which overlooks the park to the west. The 380-feet-tall

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Revolution designs coloured concrete Mazul Beachfront Villas in Oaxaca

June 1, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Mazul Beachfront Villas by Revolution

Mazul Beachfront Villas are a collection of holiday homes with coloured concrete facades designed to match their sandy surrounds on the coast of Oaxaca in Mexico. The Mazul development was designed by Mexican architecture firm Revolution and features 50 private villas located in the town of Santa Elena El Tule. Each villa is built from

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Gansevoort Peninsula by James Corner Field Operations will feature Manhattan’s first beach

May 26, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Gansevoort Peninsula by Hudson River Park Trust

New York’s Hudson River Park Trust has begun construction on Gansevoort Peninsula, a riverfront park by landscape architects James Corner Field Operations that will be home to Manhattan’s first public beach. The 5.5-acre park, which will also include lawns and sports facilities, is expected to complete by spring 2023. Located between Gansevoort Street and Little

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MAPA tops multi-storey car park in Uruguay with roof terrace

May 25, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
The Florida Building

The Florida Building by MAPA is a prefabricated multi-storey car park in Montevideo, Uruguay, topped by a courtyard garden and rooftop terrace. Architecture firm MAPA built the project close to the densely populated Plaza Independencia in Uruguay’s capital city. Considered as the city’s financial, cultural and historical hub, the plaza and its surrounding area struggle

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Eight architecture projects by the late Paulo Mendes da Rocha

May 24, 2021 Jane Englefield 0

Following the death of celebrated architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha at the age of 92, we look back at eight key projects from concrete houses to museums that cemented his global reputation. Most of Mendes da Rocha’s work is in his native Brazil, but the architect gained international recognition during his career and won a

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Wooden frame built around US pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale

May 20, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
US pavilion by Andersen and Preissner

American architects Paul Andersen and Paul Preissner have built a four-storey pine frame around the US pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Called American Framing, the pavilion project was commissioned by the University of Illinois Chicago and explores the history of wood as a building material in America. Wood framing is a construction method where

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Wooden frame built around US pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale

May 20, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
US pavilion by Andersen and Preissner

American architects Paul Andersen and Paul Preissner have built a four-storey pine frame around the US pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Called American Framing, the pavilion project was commissioned by the University of Illinois Chicago and explores the history of wood as a building material in America. Wood framing is a construction method where

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Studio Dlux includes colourful playground in Brazilian school conversion

May 19, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Red House International School

Architecture office Studio Dlux has converted a former events space in Curitiba into a school featuring a multicoloured playground and a ceiling that looks like a starry sky. Red House International School is a nursery and primary school in the city of Curitiba, Brazil. São Paulo office Studio Dlux transformed the site’s original building, a large

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