Thursday, 18 August 2011 11:34

Limited-edition Patricia Urquiola

Not content with presenting 12 projects during the furniture fair, the Spanish designer also staged her first exhibition of limited-edition pieces on the theme of wastefulness.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 10:07

Tverrfjellhytta Pavilion by Snøhetta

Snøhetta has mixed traditional and modern construction techniques to create a shelter “like a big bench” in the Norwegian wilderness.

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Wednesday, 17 August 2011 17:06

Saving Venice

Synthetic biologist Dr Rachel Armstrong has designed an artificial cell programmed to form a limestone reef that would shore up the crumbling foundations of Venice. Could these microscopic agents succeed where the might of civil engineering has so far failed?

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Wednesday, 17 August 2011 15:55

Wunderboxes by PostlerFerguson

For a recent installation at the V&A, design duo Martin Postler and Ian Ferguson used images and objects from their own archives to create a modern-day cabinet of curiosities.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 10:37

Milan Furniture Fair 2011

In the lead-up to the year’s biggest furniture fair, we preview products from British designers Barber Osgerby and Benjamin Hubert, shine a light on Greta Grossman’s reissued 1940s lamps, and ask Tom Dixon why he’s leaving the exhibition halls to break new ground.

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Thursday, 11 August 2011 16:48

Bits Bench by Fulo

An unusual upholstery method makes the experience of sitting on this bench by Swedishduo Fulo more comfortable than it looks.

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Some unlikely structures have started to appear in London parks and Kent woodlands – elaborate birdboxes inspired by council estates, gated communities and dictators’ palaces.

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Thursday, 11 August 2011 10:45

Glowbelly Steamboat by Tan Lun Cheak

Singaporean designer Tan Lun Cheak has returned a traditional South-east Asian cooking pot to the heart of social gatherings.

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Thursday, 11 August 2011 10:28

Job Lounge by Job Smeets

Studio Job creates a teasing parody of a gentlemen’s club in the entrance hall of Alessandro Mendini’s Groninger Museum.

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Wednesday, 10 August 2011 11:41

Kramer House by LP Architektur

Austrian practice LP Architektur has designed a timber-clad modernist “Passivhaus” cut into a hillside near Salzburg.

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Wednesday, 10 August 2011 09:01

Casa 360 by Subarquitectura

Spanish studio Subarquitectura has built a family home that resolves its sloping site by looping the loop.

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Tuesday, 09 August 2011 12:27

Interieur 2010

Prototypes that combined new ways of seeing with bright execution stole the show at this year’s Belgian Design Biennale.

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Tuesday, 09 August 2011 10:49

Iller Hydroplant by Becker Architects

A sensitive context and a host of technical challenges haven’t prevented Becker Architects from creating a hydroelectricity plant that’s a sculptural delight.

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Tuesday, 15 March 2011 09:54

2440x1220 Saw, Assemble by Pål Rodenius

Swedish designer Pål Rodenius’ range of do-it-yourself plywood furniture is inspired by the simplicity of magazine clothing patterns.

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Monday, 28 February 2011 16:35

R2B2 by Christoph Thetard

Christoph Thetard’s pedal-powered kitchen unit puts old techniques to new uses in an effort to reduce our dependence on electricity.

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Friday, 25 February 2011 12:00

The Pierre by Olson Kundig Architects

Influenced by houses in hill towns, Olson Kundig Architects’ residence for an art collector is integrated into the rocky landscape by force.

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Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:34

The Crate Series by Studio Makkink & Bey

Dutch designers Studio Makkink and Bey put the humble factory crate to imaginative new uses in an effort to solve our live-work dilemmas and evoke some playful storytelling.

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