Monthly archives: December 2006

dezeen's Friday gossip update

We hope to make this a regular feature - let's see how it goes...

More musical chairs on the UK design mag scene: icon has appointed Justin McGuirk as its new editor, while one-time Blueprint editor Grant Gibson is to stand in as deputy to new RIBA Journal editor Hugh Pearman while Eleanor Young has her baby.

Now for all the Miami gossip: We hear that Marcel Wanders' new Crochet Chair ended up at the bottom of a swimming pool on the Friday night. More »

Plasma Studio “parasite” in South Tyrol


Photographer Cristobal Palma has sent us images and a description of Esker House, a new project in Austria's South Tyrol by London architects Plasma Studio.

The project consists of a timber and steel "parasite" structure placed on top of an existing house. The undulating form of the self-contained residential unit mimics the topography of the surrounding landscape. See the PDF file here.