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Boulders and pine trees surround High Desert Retreat by Aidlin Darling Design

December 2, 2021 James Brillon 0
A house perching on rocks in California by Aidlin Darling Design

San Francisco firm Aidlin Darling Design has completed a low-slung home in California’s Palm Desert that is intended to contrast the boulders and trees found in its remote setting. The three-bedroom family home is located on a rocky plateau in the arid landscape, with views of the Coachella Valley and San Jacinto Mountain Range. This

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An emergency cabin features in today’s Dezeen Weekly newsletter

December 2, 2021 Karen Anderson 0

The latest edition of our Dezeen Weekly newsletter features an emergency cabin perched on the Dolomite Mountains in Italy. Architecture practice Demogo has built a small cabin within the dramatic Marmarole mountain range in Northern Italy’s Dolomites. The structure has a full-height window that gives the impression of almost falling over the edge of a cliff.

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Adi Goodrich designs surrealist Los Angeles store Dreams with blue rock at its centre

December 2, 2021 Cajsa Carlson 0
Atwater Village lifestyle store Dreams

Spatial designer and artist Adi Goodrich has filled the Dreams lifestyle store in Los Angeles’ Atwater Village with colourful surrealist details, including a lobster phone and a “glowing” blue rock. Goodrich created the store together with her creative partner and Dreams’ owner, Monica Navarro, with whom she’d previously worked on the Wine + Eggs grocery

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IZY Kindergarten and Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro

December 2, 2021 Hana Abdel 0

A newly built kindergarten and nursery in Aichi, Japan, with the concept “Learn the Local and Stimulate 5 Senses by See, Touch and Feel”. This town used to flourish as a carpenter’s town, called “Yokomatsu Daiku” and there are many shrines and temples built by them. Through contributing to the succession of the town’s history and culture, This kindergarten and nursery were built for children to see, touch, feel materials and grow 5 senses while learning their local history and culture.

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Long-awaited Taipei Performing Arts Center by OMA captured ahead of opening

December 2, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
Night shot of Taipei Performing Arts Center

The futuristic exterior of the much-anticipated Taipei Performing Arts Center, designed by OMA, has been photographed in Taiwan ahead of its official opening in 2022. The photographs revealed by OMA show the 59,000-square-metre cultural landmark, which is home to three protruding auditoriums, with its scaffolding removed. Taipei Performing Arts Center was designed by OMA in collaboration

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High Desert Residence / Hacker Architects

December 2, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

High Desert Residence is a Central Oregon home that finds a sense of calm and refuge in the balance between landscape and sky. This 4,300-square-foot, four-bedroom house is designed as a regular weekend sanctuary for an active couple, and a getaway for their extended family – a place where everyone can gather and be together, with a balance between private rooms and communal space. 

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Onice floor and wall tile collection by Ceramiche Keope

December 2, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
Onice floor tiles

Dezeen Showroom: Italian floor and wall tile brand Ceramiche Keope has designed a porcelain tile collection made from onyx. Called Onice, the light-reflecting onyx tiles are available in four different sizes and three unique colour options that weave delicate shades of polished marble together. Pearl offers a cool shade of delicate grey, while Honey incorporates light-coloured

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Enscape brings architectural visualisation into 3D modelling software

December 2, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
Enscape

Dezeen promotion: architects can now create visualisations of their projects directly in CAD, using Enscape’s real-time rendering plug-in. Rendering plug-in Enscape offers a range of tools for turning digital models into photorealistic images and animations, and can also produce 3D walkthroughs that users can explore on screen or in virtual reality. But unlike other visualisation

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Vietnamese Villas That Focus On Airy Courtyards & Lush Green Borders

December 2, 2021 HD Staff 0

Nature has revitalising effects that are great for mental health but often we’re pretty removed from it in our modern homes. In built-up areas, there can be restricted space for gardens, or they may not offer enough privacy from the next-door neighbours. Courtyards offer an opportunity to put this right. Surrounded by the home itself, […]