Monthly archives: March 2012
One year ago this week we published photos of the completed the Centro Niemeyer by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in Avilés, Danish architects Bjarke Ingels Group won a competition to masterplan a new gateway to Stockholm at the intersection of two motorways and our most controversial story featured a Russian Orthodox church and cultural centre for a plot beside the Eiffel Tower in Paris. More »
This week John McAslan + Partners unveiled the long-awaited remodelling of King’s Cross Station in London, PayPal launched a device for swiping credit cards to take payments on a smartphone, and readers wondered why the roof of the Enzo Ferrari Museum by Future Systems is yellow rather than red. More »
Designed in Hackney: Friday's instalment in our showcase of the best design in the London borough of Hackney is Sugru, an ingenious silicone rubber that can be used to fix, strengthen or customise almost any object. More »
Movie: architect and MIT fellow Skylar Tibbits has teamed up with molecular scientist Arthur Olson to create a rotating installation that causes components to collide over and over until they assemble themselves correctly into the desired structure. This movie by Karen Eng shows the model, named the Self-Assembly Line, in motion. More »
Dezeen Wire: to celebrate the launch of their second book, entitled Design Like You Give a Damn 2, non-profit organisation Architecture for Humanity are calling for ideas to improve London, to be sent on a postcard for exhibition at the book launch from 3 to 9 May at 54 Rivington Street London EC2 A3QN. More »
Check out the latest issue of Dezeen Mail for all the best stories and comments from Dezeen, including a plan to cover Milan in polychrome bird-poo, a Starbucks coffee shop inside a former bank vault in Amsterdam and the launch of our Designed in Hackney initiative.
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Highlights from the PechaKucha Inspire Japan project, launched following the earthquake and tsunami that hit the country this time last year, have been compiled in an e-book that's now available to download free from iBookstores. More »
Designed in Hackney: a renovated 1960's residence that the Royal Institute of British Architects named best new house in the UK last year is today's instalment in our showcase of projects designed in the London borough of Hackney. More »