Alyn is a freelance writer and editor who contributes to some of the world’s leading architecture and design publications, including Dezeen, Blueprint, Icon, Wallpaper, Interior Design and CNN Style.
He is also the author of 21st Century Lighting Design, published by Bloomsbury in 2014, and former design editor at Port magazine.
Alyn studied product design at Glasgow School of Art before moving to London in 2008, where he lived for eight years. He is now based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Architecture office Approach Design has transformed a former police station in Beijing into an office building enclosed by a steel framework that functions as a multipurpose urban park called TMT Folding Park. More
Reiach and Hall Architects used a palette of pale brick, concrete and aluminium to give this college campus in Falkirk, Scotland, a modest appearance that reflects its purpose as a facility for serving students. More
American design agency Level has developed a home fitness device comprising a compact weights cabinet with a dock for a smartphone that uses artificial intelligence to provide feedback on the user's form. More
Japanese architecture studio Archipatch has completed a house in the seaside city of Kagoshima that is built from timber and features a material palette chosen to complement its natural surroundings. More
Partners at design consultancy Pentagram have created a collection of contemporary tiles and objects for Mallorcan tile brand Huguet, which is on show at London Design Festival and includes glow-in-the-dark tiles. More
Dutch firm DP6 Architectuurstudio has created a mostly bio-based pavilion for the Floriade 2022 horticultural expo in Almere, the Netherlands, which aims to demonstrate exemplary use of natural materials in contemporary construction. More
London studio Flea Folly Architects has erected a pavilion at Kew Wakehurst botanic gardens in West Sussex, England, which uses a combination of local materials to evoke a traditional Ethiopian dwelling. More
Circular openings sliced into an existing brick wall provide views through to exhibition spaces inside this shoe museum, which Amsterdam-based Civic Architects designed in Waaliwijk, the Netherlands. More
Local architecture office Dunkelschwarz has completed a house on the outskirts of Salzburg, Austria, featuring timber-lined living spaces and a void covered with netting that can be used for lounging. More
Thai firm IDIN Architects has completed an office building in Bangkok, featuring angled metal cladding that reflects sunlight away from a nearby shrine and helps prevent the interior from overheating. More