KHBT of London and Berlin has doubled the size a 1970s family house in Offenbach, Germany, by wrapping a timber-clad extension around the walls and over the roof (+ slideshow). More »
Monthly archives: December 2012
This week on Dezeen has been all about twisted buildings, as BIG released designs for twisting skyscrapers in Miami (below) and a spiralling observation tower shaped like a honey-dipper for Phoenix (above) plus here's our Dezeen Music Project track of the week. More »
Here's another track by American designer and musician Glen Lib, whose music is featured on our latest Dezeen Live movies. Like all Lib's tracks, Micro Melody is fun, funky and full of quirky synth sounds.
In the next of our movies filmed at Dezeen Live during 100% Design, British industrial designer Benjamin Hubert argues that designers should focus on building their own name as a brand. More »
News: a yacht built for Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs has been impounded in Amsterdam following a dispute over an unpaid bill to French designer Philippe Starck. Update 27/12/12: the boat is now free to sail again following a temporary agreement between Starck and Jobs' heirs. More »
Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas have won a competition to build a cultural complex in Chengdu, China, with designs for spiralling buildings inspired by the city's ancient emblem. More »
Our movie for Philips Lumiblade about how OLED lighting technology will change interior design leads the lastest issue of Dezeen Mail, which also includes sex toys, twisting skyscrapers and all the latest news, jobs, competitions and reader comments from Dezeen.
London-based studio Alex Cochrane Architects added a timber balcony and an open-plan interior to this Victorian boathouse in a deer park in the south of England. More »
Two chunky concrete storeys are perched above a living room without walls at this house in São Paulo by Brazilian architects Studio MK27 (+ slideshow). More »
London and Tbilisi firm Architects of Invention has completed a public services building on stilts for a city that doesn't exist yet in Georgia. More »
More doomsday preparations: earlier this year we published this survival kit for tomorrow's predicted apocalypse, containing practical items such matches and water as well as chocolate and hard liqueur. It's designed by Mexican branding company Menosunocerouno and you can read our story about it here »
In case the ancient Mayan prediction turns out to be true and the world does end tomorrow, Central Saint Martins fashion graduate Minki Cheng has created a collection of apocalypse apparel for surviving extreme conditions in style (+ slideshow). More »