Monthly archives: January 2012
Imagine if our cities were built by fleets of flying robots. A group of robot helicopters were programmed to lift and stack 1500 polystyrene bricks into a six metre-high tower at the FRAC Centre in Orléans, France. More »
Our most controversial story this week announced writer Alain de Botton's plans to erect temples for atheists across the UK - read the story and join the debate here. It also emerged that Disney were selling a T-shirt inspired by the 1979 album cover of Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division, but don't rush to order one as they've all sold. We also showed a robe made of golden silk harvested from over a million wild spiders and a tower built by flying robots. More »
This 60 metre-long metal bridge is a route for heating and power pipes, rather than people. More »
Dezen Wire: London art and design college Central Saint Martins has appointed Jeremy Till as head of college. Till will leave his role as dean of the school of architecture at the University of Westminster to take up his new position, which includes joining the executive board of the University of the Arts London.
The display system at this Japanese souvenir shop in Paris is just key rings hung on screws in the walls. More »
Dezeen Wire: influential New York design store Moss is to close its Soho space on 17 Feb after 18 years of business, due to lagging sales - New York Times
Store owners Murray Moss and Franklin Getchell, whose shop launched the careers of designers such as Maarten Baas and Hella Jongerius, intend to move from the Soho shop to a smaller space where they hope to continue exhibiting and selling new design.