The Walls Have Ears…
*Futuring / Curated Spaces_ / Innovation

The Walls Have Ears…

Created using raspberry pi and openframeworks, ‘murmur’ is an architectural prosthesis that enables the communication between passers-by and the wall upon which it is connected by simulating the movement of sound waves, building a luminous bridge between the physical and the virtual world. Based on a collaborative and open approach, participating studios Chevalvert, 2Roqs, Polygraphik and … Continue reading

Let The Show Commence
Design / So This Just Happened

Let The Show Commence

Over 250 showrooms, studios, galleries, workshops and exhibition venues open their doors tomorrow as Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) launches its fourth successful edition. A one-stop destination to see the latest industry trends, innovations and product launches, the festival promises a packed schedule of exhibitions, debates, seminars and networking events, bringing together the leading figures from the world of design and … Continue reading

A Catalogue Of Dreams And Designs For Life
*Community / *Living / Curated Spaces_

A Catalogue Of Dreams And Designs For Life

The Dutch city of Nijmegen has launched affordable, architect-designed, state of the art, sustainable housing for mid-income buyers available to order through a catalogue.   Flicking through the catalogue there are 29 designs to choose from, created together with several architectural firms, offering catchy names such as ‘Hooi een Huis’, ‘Our House in the Middle of … Continue reading

Asking For A Friend…
Competition

Asking For A Friend…

Dear lovely Dezeen crew… Wondering how many times and pseudonyms it would take to enter your fabulous André Chiote competition and win one of his covetable architectural prints (… asking for a friend, you see)? We so badly want one (or all 5!!) of these stunning graphic illustrations by the renowned Portuguese illustrator. Depicting iconic buildings by architects including Oscar Niemeyer, Zaha Hadid and Álvaro Siza, the … Continue reading

Location, Location, Location… The Best Neighbourhoods For Life on Mars?
*Futuring / Architecture / Curated Spaces_

Location, Location, Location… The Best Neighbourhoods For Life on Mars?

You can see it now, can’t you…? Future settlers on Mars weighing up the pros and cons of which areas on the red planet are the most desirable to live! With Project Nomad location won’t be an issue! The plan is to build mobile skyscrapers that would move about the planet’s surface using Martian minerals … Continue reading

Skiing In ‘Alpine’ Copenhagen
*Playing / Architecture / Curated Spaces_

Skiing In ‘Alpine’ Copenhagen

This project for a Waste-to-Energy Ski Slope in Copenhagen by architects Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), lept to our attention as it combines three of our favourite subjects; snow sports, design and sustainability awareness! Finally breaking ground on 4th March 2013, the Amagerforbrændingen as it’s known, will take the city’s waste and burn it to create … Continue reading