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Seven clever co-living projects featured in All Together Now book

June 10, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
The facade of the Three-Generation House

“Co-space is here to stay”, says Dezeen editor-at-large Amy Frearson, who has co-authored a design guide to shared living spaces called All Together Now. Here she selects her top seven projects from the book. All Together Now was written by Frearson in collaboration with interior designer Naomi Cleaver for RIBA Publishing to document the trend

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Herzog & de Meuron begins San Francisco power plant transformation

June 8, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A cafe in a converted power plant by Herzog & de Meuron

Swiss architecture studio Herzog & de Meuron has broken ground on its transformation and extension of a decommissioned power plant on the waterfront of San Francisco, USA. The adaptive reuse project will convert the brick structure named Station A, which was built in the early 20th-century, into offices and workspaces. It is being designed by

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Emerging designers brighten London’s streets with playful City Benches

June 6, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
City Benches

A stone courting bench and a giant teacup are among nine imaginative seating designs that architects and designers have created for the London Festival of Architecture. Dotted through Aldgate and the Cheapside financial district, the street furniture was made for London Festival of Architecture’s (LFA) annual City Benches competition that aims to showcase emerging creatives.

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Dorte Mandrup designs IKEA Copenhagen store with rooftop park

June 2, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A visual of a city-centre IKEA store

Danish studio Dorte Mandrup has designed a city-centre IKEA store with a public rooftop park that will act as a “green lounge” for Copenhagen, Denmark. Slated to open in the Vesterbro neighbourhood in 2023, the store has been designed by Dorte Mandrup with IKEA to suit the behaviours of urban consumers. It will be easily

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Curators Collective overcomes “barriers of borders and politics” at Venice Architecture Biennale

June 2, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
The Curators Collective logo

Curators of fifty national pavilions at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale have come together to collaborate and share resources as part of the Curators Collective. The newly-founded Curators Collective challenges the usual approach to the Venice Architecture Biennale, where participants develop pavilions in isolation in response to a shared theme. Instead, the fifty members are

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Wright & Wright completes overhaul of Museum of the Home in London

May 30, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A white-walled library with exposed wooden beams

Architecture studio Wright & Wright has completed a renovation and extension of the 18th-century Museum of the Home in London, UK. The Museum of the Home, formerly known as the Geffrye Museum, is housed within Grade-1 listed almshouses built in Hackney, east London, in 1714. They were transformed into a museum in 1914 after being

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The Dezeen guide to stone in architecture, interiors and design

May 27, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A walkway built with sandstone

Thinking of using stone in your project? Our latest Dezeen guide includes 15 popular types of natural rock used in architecture, interiors and design with links to hundreds of examples to inspire your own work. Alabaster Alabaster is a soft, fine-grained stone that has been used for centuries to carve elaborate forms and ornaments. However,

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The House Recast by Studio Ben Allen wins Don’t Move, Improve! 2021

May 27, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A colourful concrete-clad house

A “rich and interesting” refurbishment of a Victorian house by Studio Ben Allen has been named London’s best new home improvement project in the Don’t Move, Improve! awards. The House Recast is the overall winner of this year’s contest, which is organised annually by New London Architecture (NLA) to showcase the diversity of homes in the

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Foster + Partners unveils masterplan for forested neighbourhood in Bangkok

May 21, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0

Foster + Partners has released visuals for The Forestias, a multi-generational residential neighbourhood on the edge of Bangkok, Thailand, which will have a large forest at the centre. The Forestias has been designed by Foster + Partners’ local studio to address a “growing disconnect between contemporary city life and family traditions” in the country. Design

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