No Image

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

The post Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall is “a living room” for Los Angeles appeared first on Dezeen.

No Image

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

The post MIT Media Lab trials modular tiles that self-assemble into “entirely novel type of space architecture” appeared first on Dezeen.

No Image

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

The post Ten gravity-defying homes that are raised up on stilts appeared first on Dezeen.

No Image

Is Minimalism Dead?

May 27, 2022 Dima Stouhi 0

The visual aesthetic of the past few decades could be defined as designing with the principles of ‘nothingness’. Whether it’s through art, lifestyle, fashion, industrial, or interior design, there has been an alleged need to keep things at a bare minimum, promoting the globally-loved-yet-highly-criticized trend of minimalism. Minimalism is this notion of reducing something to its necessary elements, but who is deciding what is necessary, and who is deciding what is too much? With those questions in mind, combined with radical changes in consumerism and the way people live seen during recent years, current trends have shown that minimalism might be here to stay, but with a twist.

No Image

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

The post Natuzzi’s Fabio Novembre-designed concept store celebrates the brand’s Puglian roots appeared first on Dezeen.

No Image

House in Kaunas / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners

May 27, 2022 Pilar Caballero 0

Monumental expression, a two-story building with a basement is located in the picturesque central part of Kaunas, in the old interwar villa district. The composition of the new house keeps the spirit of Kaunas modernism alive as the circular windows designed in the concrete planes give the building the impression of modernism. The two-volume reinforced concrete residential house is embedded in a rather expressive descending relief, due to which the building itself only further highlights the slope of the plot.