Almost a hundred small square windows scattered across the walls, ceilings and roof of a house in Tokyo allow its occupants, a deaf couple and their children, to sign to each other through the walls even when the children are playing outdoors. More
Dezeen Wire: architecture critic Jay Merrick of The Independent describes the revamped Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury by Keith Williams as "a scene stealer in a city that's already full of star attractions," while Maev Kennedy, writing for The Guardian, applauds the local council for investing in a building that will generate income and jobs for the area. The theatre will be officially opened by Prince Edward on 4 October.
Dezeen Platform: in this movie filmed at Dezeen Space, London footwear designer Victoria Spruce talks about her collection of sculptural shoes, exhibited at Dezeen Platform last week. Watch the movie »
Natural light diffuses into this house in Yokohama, Japan, through a grid of arched skylights in the ceiling. More
Vienna Design Week 2011: Vienna Design Week opens from Friday until 9 October. Here’s a trailer from the curators, featuring a dance performance involving one of the event’s signature painted chairs that will be stationed at event venues across the city. More