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Unknown Architects embeds home in sand dunes on Dutch island

January 29, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Holiday home on Terschelling

Dutch studio Unknown Architects has completed a cabin-like holiday home in the Netherlands with panoramic windows for looking out at the surrounding landscape of dunes and hills. Aptly named House in the Dunes, the home has a steeply pitched roof and simple cross-laminated timber (CLT) and steel structure informed by the surrounding buildings in Terschelling

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Ten self-designed homes by architects and designers

January 29, 2022 James Parkes 0
Interior of concrete house with wooden floor

For our latest lookbook, we’ve collected ten homes from the Dezeen archive that were self-designed by architects and designers including John Pawson, Sarah Wigglesworth and Alan Maskin. From a two-storey apartment in New York City to a second home on the grounds of a former 17th-century farming complex, these homes offer interior inspiration and insights

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This week Brighton mandated bee bricks for new buildings

January 29, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0
Bee on Bee Block by Green&Blue

This week on Dezeen, perforated bricks that provide nesting space for bees became a planning requirement for new buildings in Brighton, England. The aim of the initiative is to improve biodiversity in cities and turn them into safe havens for wild and solitary bee species that are facing extinction. The bricks have proven controversial among

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Walk Over the Quarry / henkai architekti + Zahrada-Park-Krajina

January 29, 2022 Andreas Luco 0

The lookout on the abandoned quarry hill can be found in the eastern part of the Horní Bečva village in the Beskydy Protected Landscape Area. Rising up on the left bank of the village water reservoir, fed by the Rožnovská Bečva river, the wooded hilltop is surrounded by a number of scattered family homes and recreational properties. An exposed quarry wall, partially unstable, forms its south-facing edge.

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Why It’s Important Architects Make Things Move

January 29, 2022 Diego Hernández 0

All buildings move — of course, some more than others. There are a host of design considerations that architects keep in mind that allow for, or even promote movement in almost every building. But some architects fall back on their training as broad-based thinkers and problem solvers to devise solutions that literally roam the earth. From tiny homes on wheels, to train-based educational institutions, to design programs in a truck, sometimes buildings and architecture need to travel to the people it serves or to other environments. This video features a few examples on this spectrum, beginning with how architects typically deal with movement in structures and foundations, to Cedric Price’s Potteries Thinkbelt, and finally Chicago Mobile Makers, a traveling maker workshop for children founded by Maya Bird Murphy.

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Silex² Tower / Mà Architectes + Arte Charpentier

January 29, 2022 Pilar Caballero 0

Located in Lyon, in the heart of the Part-Dieu district, the city’s business centre, Silex² is a real estate complex consisting of an existing, renovated tower, its extension adjacent to the north façade, and a 9-storey building that connects with its neighbour Silex I. This new tower will be 130m high, to shine in the heart of Lyon’s most connected district.