Monthly archives: March 2012
Designed in Hackney: we're kicking off our new Designed in Hackney initiative today, showcasing world-class architecture and design created in the borough that's home to Dezeen's offices and one of the five host boroughs for the London 2012 Olympic Games. First up is the London 2012 Olympic Torch by BarberOsgerby. More »
Slideshow: while the face of this waterside house near Amsterdam is cloaked in perforated aluminium, the rear is entirely glazed so that residents can watch the sun setting. More »
Dezeen today launches a new initiative to celebrate the incredible diversity of design talent in the east London borough of Hackney.
Designed in Hackney will showcase world-class architecture and design created in the borough, which is one of the five host boroughs for the London 2012 Olympic Games as well as being home to Dezeen's offices.
Each day from tomorrow until the games this summer, Dezeen will publish buildings, interiors and objects that have been designed in Hackney, creating a unique guide to the borough's rich and diverse design community.
The showcase can be accessed via www.designedinhackney.com.
If you're a Hackney designer or architect and you'd like your work featured, please drop us a line with "Designed in Hackney" in the subject line.
Dezeen Wire: politician, author and barrister Lord St John of Fawsley has died aged 82 - Guardian
He was chairman of the Royal Fine Art Commission from 1985 to 1999, when it was succeeded by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (now Design Council CABE, following a merger last year).
Slideshow: one huge window stretches across the black facade of this house overlooking the bay in Osaka. More »
Five years ago this week, after just four months online, Dezeen already had a quarter of a million readers. We published our first story about a sex toy, as well as a globular building that Zaha Hadid had just designed for a square in Budapest. More »
Dezeen archive: this week sets of pins that let you transform your wine corks into animal characters (bottom right) were very popular on Pinterest, so we thought we'd group together all our stories about things made of cork. See all the stories »