Paris studio Hugh Dutton Associés have won a competition to design electricity pylons for Italian energy company Terna.
Each pylon would be made of welded sheet steel, individually shaped according to its location and the forces acting on it.
Called Pylons of the Future Dancing with Nature, the design is based on new shoots appearing fro
Spanish studio Mi5 Arquitectos have completed a youth centre with a star-shaped interior on the outskirts of Madrid.
Called New Youth Centre in Rivas Guzman, the single-storey building features faceted interior surfaces in clashing colours.
A room with a star-shaped plan at one corner of the building was designed to
Hong Kong studio Design Systems have completed the renovation of a penthouse apartment in Shenzhen, China, including the addition of an undulating lawn on the terrace. Called Axial Symphony, the home is arranged along several axis and aims to make the residents feel they are at the centre of their home as they move through the property. The living area features reclaimed boat-building timber. More about Design Systems on Dezeen: Control room of Hong Kong international airport Here’s
Here are some photos of a blue striped house in Northampton, USA, by Pennsylvanian architect Joe Biondo. Called House Equanimity, the residence has a concrete base topped by a wooden frame and blue concrete panels, referencing the concrete industry local to the area. Completed in 2005, the two-storey building emerges from the hillside and has a loggia at each end. Here’s some more information from Joe Biondo: – House Equanimity Northampton, Pennsylvania Situated in a typical non
Venetian designer Luca Nichetto has designed a collection of objects that take their form from glass-blowing tools.
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Ashtray/candle holder deriving from the shaping of glass through the process of extrusion and comprising of a ceramic body with a tube of Murano glass inserted horizontally through it. The glass tube can also
Italian studio Andrea Tognon have refurbished a building with an L-shaped floor plan in Teolo, Italy, by adding the missing corner.
The new extension of the two-storey building incorporates a glazed section spanning from the ground to the roof.
Called Residence O, the project also involved replacing the existing over
Japanese architects Archivision Hirotani Studio have completed a beauty parlour clad with copper in Omotesando in Tokyo, Japan.
Called Fujitsubo (barnacle), the project incorporates skylights mounted in three pitched volumes on the roof.
These funnel light down into the interior where it penetrates to the storeys below due to slit
London designer Tim Fishlock has created a chandelier made of 1243 spent incandescent light bulbs.
Called What Watt?, the piece marks the phasing-out of incandescent bulbs in favour of low-energy alternatives.
The bulbs are suspended in a spherical formation with a 1.1 metre diametre, surrounding a single compact fluorescent bulb.
Beijing architect Kevin Lim of Studio SKLIM has completed the renovation of a public housing apartment in Singapore, where the space is organised by large wooden cabinets.
Called Redhill Apartment, the project incorporates an entrance hall, living room, dining room and kitchen.
Lim designed a set of built-in furniture piec
Beijing studio Sunlay Design have designed a church for Ordos in Inner Mongolia, which has a plan based on the profile of a bird in flight.
Called Dove of Peace, the hilltop church will be made of concrete and incorporate a pool of water at one end of the terrace.
Apertures in the exterior walls create a play of light and sha
A conceptual model for a future city by Dutch architects MVRDV, featuring terraced buildings that look like mountains, is on show at the Beijing Center for the Arts.
Called China Hills, the project aims to combine the city with agriculture and energy production.
The installation remains in place until 28 February.