Monthly archives: November 2011
Our Christmas pop-up store The Temporium opens tomorrow and will host an eclectic array of designers and brands including Australian company Matilda, who will showcase a selection of products and furniture by designers from Down Under (Dove Stools by Brian Steendyk shown above).
Read on for details of other products that will be available at The Temporium including padded pockets for portable devices, indestructible maps and much more... More »
Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs will chair a discussion with Milan designer Fabio Novembre at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London tonight as part of Peroni Nastro Azzurro's latest series of talks on Italian design. You'll be able to watch the talk via a live stream on Dezeen Screen from 7pm. More »
Dezeen Wire: the ongoing construction of skyscrapers in central London has caused the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to reconsider the status of the Tower of London and the Palace of Westminster as recognised sites of historical significance – Evening Standard
UNESCO are concerned that The Shard by architect Renzo Piano near the Tower of London and the 43-storey Doon Street tower on the opposite side of the river Thames from Westminster are having a negative impact on the views and historical integrity of the landmarks. It could place them on its "at risk" register, which would damage their appeal to international tourists.
This idyllic pine house by the sea outside Stockholm has a glass-fronted lookout loft on its roof. More »
Glass screens fold across the front of this house in Yamanashi, Japan, to transform a covered garden into an indoor dining room. More »
This pod-shaped woodland retreat floats on a net between the trees in Dorset, UK. More »
Dezeen Wire: an architect from one of the firms that collaborated with Foster + Partners on the design of the Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal in China says that recent damage caused by wind had nothing to do with the quality of the design – The Washington Post
Shao Weiping of the Beijing Architectural Design and Research Institute said he was "very confident that the design was perfect and involved no mistakes or flaws.” China state media say passengers reported seeing roofing material from Terminal 3 blowing across the runway and through the three-year-old terminal building. It is the second time in a year that wind has reportedly affected the structure.
The latest batch of designers and brands to be added to the line up for our Christmas pop-up store The Temporium include WRAP magazine (above), whose large format pull-out illustrations are perfect for wrapping presents.
There are also pencils in the shape of crucifixes, lace-up leather grips for handlebars, deluxe paper planes and much more… More »
Dezeen Wire: architecture critic Hugh Pearman has expressed admiration for the mature and understated nature of Dutch practice OMA's design for a new headquarters for merchant bank Rothschild on a sensitive site near the Bank of England – Hugh Pearman
Pearman suggests that it is "a miracle that a ‘foreign’ firm of architects with a reputation for the outrageous won the 2005 competition to redevelop the site," but describes their approach to this project as "well-mannered, corporate, svelte, positively self-effacing."
The area's history demanded a low-key approach and Pearman adds that, although he wishes the building "wasn’t on quite such good behaviour," its response to the brief "makes the right urbanistic moves and is enlivened by some flashes of wit."