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“If you have to design something crazy then go for the electric option” says commenter

August 11, 2020 Karen Anderson 0
Virgin Galactic reveals high-speed Mach 3 aircraft design

In this week’s comments update, readers are discussing Virgin Galactic’s concept for a high-speed passenger aircraft and sharing their views on other top stories. Aerospace brand Virgin Galactic has unveiled a concept for a high-speed passenger aircraft called Mach 3, which would be able to carry between nine and 19 passengers. The aircraft is designed

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Green net shades hammocks and bird feeders in Murmuration by SO-IL

August 10, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
Murmuration by SO-IL

Architecture studio SO-IL has built a green-mesh structure with suspended seating in this installation on the Renzo Piano-designed plaza of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. SO-IL created the structure to temporarily occupy the plaza in front of the extension that Italian architect Renzo Piano added to the High Museum of Art in 2005.

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Architectural visualisers imagine rainbow-coloured Sonora Art Village during pandemic

August 10, 2020 Bridget Cogley 0
Sonora Art Village by Davit Jilavyan and Mary Jilavyan

Moscow designers Davit and Mary Jilavyan spent the coronavirus lockdown creating renderings of an imaginary community in Mexico with two-toned buildings and streets dotted with cacti and swimming pools. Architect Davit and designer Mary created renderings during the Covid-19 pandemic for a community in a nondescript, arid site with hills incorporated into the property. The

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This week the UK government announced “automatic” permissions as part of planning reforms

August 8, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
Permitted development law change

This week on Dezeen, the UK government came under fire as it announced its plans to deregulate and automatically grant planning permission for housing in England. Alongside housing, the new planning system will also see schools, hospitals, shops and offices “automatically secured” planning on land that is designated for growth. The regulations have been described

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“It’s good to see architects build up leverage towards software companies” say commenters

August 4, 2020 Karen Anderson 0
Architects criticise "lack of development"of Autodesk's BIM software

In this week’s comments update, readers are discussing criticism of Revit from some of the UK’s largest architecture practices and sharing their views on other top stories. American software company Autodesk has come under fire for its Building Information Modelling (BIM) software Revit. In an open letter to Autodesk’s president Andrew Anagnost, 17 architecture studios

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This week, architects criticised Autodesk’s BIM software

August 1, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
This week, architects criticised Autodesk's Revit BIM software

This week on Dezeen, a group of 17 of the UK’s leading architecture studios wrote a letter to American software maker Autodesk criticising the cost and lack of development of its Revit application. In the letter, the architecture studios, which included Zaha Hadid Architects, Grimshaw and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, stated that the rising cost of Building

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An Outdoor Furniture Collection Was Made By 3D Printing With Concrete

July 29, 2020 Erin 0

Interior Designer Kara Mann has commissioned designer Philipp Aduatz to create a collection of custom-made concrete furniture pieces for a private client in Chicago. The collection includes two sofas, two chairs, and a 24-foot-long bench that’s been divided into three segments. Each piece in the collection would be used as permanent outdoor furniture, and as […]

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“Less is not always more” say commenters

July 28, 2020 Karen Anderson 0

In this week’s comments update, readers are debating car makers rebranding with flat versions of their logos and sharing their views on other top stories. Nissan, BMW and numerous other car manufacturers have reverted back to flat designs of their logos having rebranded with three-dimensional, chrome-effect logos in the 80s and 90s. Thanks to advances

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Villa Cavrois serves as backdrop to Muller Van Severen exhibition

July 26, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Design! Muller Van Severen at Villa Cavrois exhibition

Belgian design duo Muller Van Severen is exhibiting a selection of their furnishings amongst the rooms of Villa Cavrois, a modernist 20th-century villa near Lille, France. The exhibition, called Design! Muller Van Severen at Villa Cavrois, will see Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen present both new and old pieces from the oeuvre of their

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