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Concrete house by Gort Scott hugs rocky crag in Whistler

July 29, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
Aerial view, The Rock house in Whistler by Gort Scott

British architecture studio Gort Scott has installed a house on a rocky outcrop in the Canadian mountain resort of Whistler, offering impressive views over Alta Lake. The Rock is a family home designed to reflect the drama of its setting. Predominantly built from concrete, it incorporates stepped levels intended to echo the experience of traversing

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“Recipes are important archives of where we come from and how we’ve evolved” says Sumayya Vally

July 2, 2021 Siufan Adey 0
Material Histories by Counterspace

In the final instalment of our exclusive video series with Counterspace founder Sumayya Vally, the South African architect discusses the role of recipes in her Material Histories project for the Istanbul Design Biennial. The Material Histories project comprised a series of abstract maps that depict the origins of popular dishes. The maps were printed on

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Counterspace’s Children’s Courtroom installation “teaches children about the justice system”

July 1, 2021 Sebastian Jordahn 0

In the third of our series of exclusive video interviews with Sumayya Vally, the architect discusses how her studio Counterspace’s Children’s Courtroom project aimed to teach kids about the law, rights and equality. The installation comprises a set of kids-sized furniture elements imitating furniture found in standard courtrooms. It is used as an educational tool

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Counterspace’s Folded Skies installation aims to explore “the complexities of land”

June 30, 2021 Francesca Tesler 0

In the second part of our exclusive video series with Sumayya Vally, the architect discusses how her studio Counterspace’s project Folded Skies addresses the complex geographies of Johannesburg. Counterspace’s Folded Skies installation comprises a series of large iridescent mirrors. Each mirror features a different colour gradient, which was created using pigments found in dust produced by

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“Counterspace was born out of a desire to create a different canon” says Sumayya Vally

June 29, 2021 Francesca Tesler 0

In the first of a series of exclusive video interviews with Sumayya Vally, the Serpentine Pavillion 2021 architect says her studio Counterspace was founded out of a desire to create the kind of architecture she felt was missing from her formal education. Vally, who at 30 was the youngest architect to receive the annual Serpentine

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Register for our Architecture Project Talk about 168 Upper Street by Groupwork

June 28, 2021 Siufan Adey 0
168 Upper Street by Groupwork

168 Upper Street by London studio Groupwork will be the focus of the final Dezeen x Knauf Architecture Project Talk, which takes place at 1:00pm London time on Friday 2 July. Register now to watch the webinar. Groupwork founder Amin Taha and project architect Jason Coe will present on the digital methods they used to

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Watch our live talk about water and wellness in design with Zaha Hadid Architects

June 24, 2021 Siufan Adey 0
Amy Frearson, Carlos Bausa Martinez, Woon Hoe Lee and Ratish Namboothiry in live talk for Kohler

In this live talk by Dezeen and American kitchen and bathroom brand Kohler, Zaha Hadid Architects’ sustainability lead Carlos Bausa Martinez discusses designing with water to enhance wellbeing. The talk is now live! Dezeen’s editor-at-large Amy Frearson is moderator for the panel talk, which features Martinez alongside Woon Hoe Lee, the executive director of wellbeing

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Ten-storey stainless-steel apartment block built in 28 hours

June 22, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
10-storey stainless-steel apartment block in 28 hours

Chinese company Broad Group has erected a modular 10-storey apartment block, named the Living Building, in just over a day in Changsha, China. A timelapse released by Broad Group shows the 10-storey building being erected in China by a large team of workers and three cranes in 28 hours and 45 minutes. According to the

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Kohn Pedersen Fox adding glass elevator to supertall skyscraper in New York

June 17, 2021 India Block 0
Kohn Pedersen Fox adds glass elevator to supertall One Vanderbilt in New York

Glass elevators and an observation deck are under construction at the top of Kohn Pedersen Fox’s supertall skyscraper One Vanderbilt in New York. Called Summit One Vanderbilt, the observatory and elevator ride is being built near the top of the 1,401-foot-tall (427 metres) building next to Grand Central Station in Midtown Manhattan. Kohn Pedersen Fox

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Davidson Prize winner HomeForest uses smart tech to recreate “forest bathing” in your home

June 16, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
HomeForest designed for cities

HomeForest, an app that uses smart devices to bring the restorative effects of nature into the home, has been named as the winner of the inaugural Davidson Prize. The contest called for ideas for how the home can adapt in response to the rise of home-working, following the Covid-19 pandemic. Selected for the £10,000 prize

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