Behind the sliding doors of a corrugated steel shed near Nantes, France, is an artist’s studio with a double-height atrium and translucent rear wall. More
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
French architect Serge Salat has designed an infinite labyrinth of shapes and colours for a touring exhibition in China. More
Beijing Design Week 2011: a tricycle modified by Canadian artist Nicholas Hanna mimics the Chinese custom of writing temporary messages on the road with water. More
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