Monthly archives: September 2011
Copper louvres shade the glazed upper storeys of a police station in France that emerges from behind a cobbled stone wall. More »
Dezeen Wire: public criticism has greeted the launch of a campaign by the family of British author Roald Dahl to raise £500,000 to preserve the garden shed where he wrote many of his popular children's books - The Guardian
Dezeen Wire: architect John Pawson talks to critic Kieran Long about his installation at St Paul’s Cathedral, which features a large mirror reflecting the interior of a helical staircase. The minimal but technically complex installation is open from 19-23 September as part of the London Design Festival - London Evening Standard
Dezeen Wire: Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry talks to CNN international about OPUS, his first building in Hong Kong. The 12-storey apartment building is due for completion in early 2012 and features an undulating façade. It looks set to become the most expensive rental property in the region - CNN International
When you stand inside one of these riverside pavilions in Turku, Finland, you can hear what’s going on beneath the water’s surface. More »
Dezeen Wire: architecture and design magazine Icon has published its 100th issue, featuring a cover designed by Rem Koolhaas’ practice OMA, an exploded cake made by food designers Blanch & Shock and birthday cards from previous cover stars.
The magazine also includes a review of the new extension to the High Line park in New York, a profile of design gallerist Libby Sellers, a behind-the-scenes look at OMA's Rotterdam headquarters and a feature on the playful and conceptual work of designer Dominic Wilcox.
Icon will be on sale at Dezeen Space, 54 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3QN from 17 September to 16 October.
Visitors enter a theatre in Huelva, Spain, below a bulky concrete cafe that rests upon backlit glass walls of purple and blue. More »