Dezeen’s top ten: planning cheats

sabato, marzo 31st, 2012

Dezeen's top ten: planning cheats

In the last few weeks we’ve published a few projects where architects have come up with inventive ways of getting around restrictive planning requirements. Here’s a roundup of the most popular buildings we’ve featured on Dezeen where disguises, moving walls and even skis have been employed to skirt around these obligations. (more…)


One year ago…

sabato, marzo 31st, 2012

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This time last year it was announced that the 2011 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion would be a walled garden designed by Peter Zumthor and Karim Rashid’s typically colourful renovation of a subway station in Naples was slated by readers, with one describing it as “hideous and overwrought.”

Readers were shocked by a fashion collection made using blackbirds, reindeer and pelts from stillborn lambs, labelling it: “disgusting”, “evil” and “a desperate cry for attention.”

The buildup to the Milan furniture fair continued with news of BarberOsgerby’s design for an ergonomic tilting chair for Vitra, which has since been nominated in the furniture category for this year’s Designs of the Year and readers debated whether Marco Dessí’s new chair for Skitsch was too similar to a previous BarberOsgerby design.

We also got behind experimental design journalism project Milanuncut, which sought to provoke a discussion around the important issues within the design industry, and interviewed graphic designer Wim Crouwel on the eve of the opening of an exhibition of his work at London’s Design Museum

We published some images of our offices in north London, designed by London studio Post-Office and rounded up our favourite projects made of wood.

See all our stories from April 2011 »
See our review of last year »


Kilden performing arts centre by ALA Architects

venerdì, marzo 30th, 2012



Slideshow: the undulating oak underbelly of four auditoriums bursts through the glazed facade of this concert hall in Kristiansand, Norway. (more…)


La Cura by Studio Toogood at MOST

venerdì, marzo 30th, 2012

La Cura by Studio Toogood at MOST

London designers Studio Toogood will create a “hospital for the senses” at MOST in Milan next month as an antidote to the hustle and bustle of the furniture fair. (more…)


Milan 2012 Preview: OneSense Headphones by Joe Doucet

venerdì, marzo 30th, 2012


Joe Doucet's OneSense headphones cover the eyes, and are covered with red spikes on the outside, to alert others not to intrude.