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Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall is “a living room” for Los Angeles

May 27, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0

Up next in our deconstructivism series we take a look at the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry. Occupying an entire city block in Downtown Los Angeles, the Walt Disney Concert Hall is an architectural landmark that took more than 15 years to build. It is one of Gehry’s best-known

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MIT Media Lab trials modular tiles that self-assemble into “entirely novel type of space architecture”

May 27, 2022 Alice Finney 0
White tiles floating outside a window in space

Researchers at MIT Media Lab have tested modular tiles that autonomously assemble to create habitats in space on the latest mission to the International Space Station. Called Tesserae, the project aims to create future space habitats from reconfigurable tiles that assemble while in orbit around the moon or Earth. MIT suggested the tiles can be

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Ten gravity-defying homes that are raised up on stilts

May 27, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0
Stepping Stone House, UK, by Hamish & Lyons

From an artist’s cabin perched above a tidal salt marsh to an entire elevated apartment block in Italy, here is a roundup of 10 homes on stilts from the Dezeen archives. Hoisting buildings up on pillars allows them to occupy otherwise uninhabitable sites such as lakes, steep slopes and craggy coastal outcrops, bringing inhabitants closer to

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Natuzzi’s Fabio Novembre-designed concept store celebrates the brand’s Puglian roots

May 27, 2022 Dezeen staff 0

Promotion: designer Fabio Novembre’s concept store for Italian furniture brand Natuzzi celebrates the brand’s Puglian roots with an interior that reflects the culture, colours and traditions of the southern Italian region. Novembre, who was born in the Puglian city of Lecce, has created a “new retail concept” for Natuzzi at its Milan flagship store that

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MVRDV’s Rotterdam Rooftop Walk has Opened to the Public

May 27, 2022 Dima Stouhi 0

Designed by Rotterdam Rooftop Days and MVRDV, the Rotterdam Rooftop Walk has finally opened to the public. The installation offers visitors a new perspective on the city, with a 30-meter-high aerial bridge that spans across a variety of the city’s rooftops, from the roof of The Bijenkorf department store to the top of the World Trade Centre plinth. The project aims to showcase how rooftops can provide an added layer of public infrastructure in a dense city where public space is scarce. Rotterdam Rooftop Walk is open from May 26 to June 24 from 10:00 to 20:00.

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Loggia Baseliana Pavilion / Isla Architects

May 27, 2022 Pilar Caballero 0

For the inaugural edition of the Architekturwoche Basel, the Mallorca-based architecture studio isla -winner of the competition for the Basel Pavilion- proposes Loggia Baseliana, an urban passageway, and veranda that opens up to the former industrial district of Dreispitz, in the south of Basel, Switzerland. Envisaged as an open, democratic structure that invites passage or permanence, the pavilion simultaneously serves as a shelter, a stage, an exhibition space, and a materialization of circular economic practices, which connects the past, present and future of the Dreispitz area.