Monthly archives: May 2012
The two rehearsal rooms of this Brazilian music school are covered with chalkboards on the outside and oriented strand board on the inside. More »
This time last year MVRDV architect Winy Maas was awarded the highest decoration of honour in France, UNStudio opened a pavilion in New York's Battery Park and we revealed what it looks like inside Skype's Stockholm offices. More »
Creditors of previous owners Treasury Holdings put the building up for sale in January. See abandoned plans for the site by Rafael Viñoly here and a more recent alternative proposal by Terry Farrell here.
We've got a much more danceable track for you on Dezeen Music Project today, with this minimal but funky house track by Kobi Glas. Funky Pressure is one of a collection of tracks inspired by the city of Tel Aviv, which you can download here if you like what you hear.
Milan 2012: in this interview filmed at Dezeen Studio, Guardian critic Justin McGuirk gives us his take on the future of design criticism, as fast reactions on platforms like Twitter and Facebook are balanced by long-form analysis in e-books and online journals.
He goes on to discuss how the fetishisation of traditional crafts by mass-producers is pushing design in a new direction and agrees with previous guest journalist Joseph Grima that the arrival of hacking culture and open-source production is the big story in Milan this year, describing it as the antithesis to the luxury design industry that the city normally centres around. More »
Dezeen Wire: a glazed skyscraper being constructed across the street from the Renzo Piano-designed Nasher Sculpture Centre in Dallas is creating so much glare that it is damaging artworks, burning plants and dazzling visitors - New York Times
Originally completed in 2003, the museum features a glazed roof that was intended to let gentle levels of daylight inside. However, the arrival of the new tower has forced curators to install light-blocking panels for a recent exhibition. More »