Monthly archives: August 2011
Dezeen archive: our most popular story this week is Zaha Hadid's Wangjing Soho retail complex for Beijing, so here's a roundup of all our stories about projects in China. See all the stories »
Milanese collective Carnovsky have decked out east London bar and gallery DreamBags JaguarShoes in their wallpaper that changes under different lighting conditions. More »
This time last year the Venice Architecture Biennale was underway, where Rem Koolhaas was awarded the Golden Lion as OMA unveiled their design for the renovation of the Fondaco dei Tedeschi in Venice. More »
Large folding doors open this woodland house outside Stockholm onto a decked terrace that is shaded by a folding fabric canopy. More »
Dezeen Screen: this animation by Los Angeles digital designers Squared Design Lab shows their conceptual project where an unfinished building would be covered in modular pods growing algae for biofuel. Robotic arms would constantly rearrange the pods to maintain optimum growing conditions. Watch the movie »
This week Steve Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple amid a flurry of praise for his contributions to the design world, although Dezeen readers slammed designs for the new Apple headquarters by Foster + Partners only last week.
Zaha Hadid released new images of her enormous retail complex for Beijing, Henning Larsen Architects completed the Harpa Concert and Conference Centre in Reykjavík and we rounded up all our stories about interiors that don't quite look finished.
Herzog & de Meuron finally launched a website, although it didn't go down too well on Twitter. www.zaha-hadid.com and www.rosslovegrove.com have also had recent makeovers - tell us what you think here.
Over on Dezeen Screen there's an animation of the two memorial fountains on the World Trade Centre site in New York, due to open next month.
Dezeen Wire: following the launch of Herzog & de Meuron's new website this week and ensuing discussion about the design of architects' sites, tell us what you think about the recent makeovers for www.zaha-hadid.com and www.rosslovegrove.com.
Dezeen Wire: following Steve Jobs' resignation as CEO of Apple yesterday, Jonathan Glancey summarises the company's influence on design for the Guardian, Cliff Kuang for Co.Design points to the hiring of British designer Jonathan Ive as Jobs' greatest moment and the Huffington Post poles readers on which Apple product best encapsulates "Jobs' design revolution."
Last week Dezeen featured Foster + Partners' design for the new Apple headquarters.
This shimmering silhouette in the shape of three overlapping houses is in fact a junior school for boys in a Melbourne suburb. More »