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The Secret Garden at Milan Design Week

The Secret Garden at Milan Design Week | D_sign | Scoop.it

Zaha Hadid created an elegant installation, very much in her trademark style, to showcase inlaid marble surfaces by CITCO.

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The 5 Newest Skyscrapers in the World

The 5 Newest Skyscrapers in the World | D_sign | Scoop.it

Plans for the skyscrapers have always been planned many years in advance and the next 3 years are set to see taller and more impressive buildings that will redefine the skyline in numerous cities.

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Syracuse University Unveils First Phase of Marcel Breuer Digital Archive

Syracuse University Unveils First Phase of Marcel Breuer Digital Archive | D_sign | Scoop.it

Marcel Breuer, born in Hungary in 1902, was educated under the Bauhaus manifesto of 'total construction'”; this is likely why Breuer is well known for both his furniture designs as well as his numerous works of architecture, which ranged from small residences to monumental architecture and governmental buildings.

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Classic album covers reimagined with Pantone color swatches

Classic album covers reimagined with Pantone color swatches | D_sign | Scoop.it

British artist David Marsh uses swatch graphics in Adobe Illustrator to re-create iconic album covers. Each individual album artwork is made-up of 1369 Pantone swatches.

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Daniel Libeskind's 17 words of architectural inspiration

Daniel Libeskind builds on very big ideas. Here, he shares 17 words that underlie his vision for architecture -- raw, risky, emotional, radical -- and that offer inspiration for any bold creative pursuit.

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Bauhaus at the Barbican: art as life

Bauhaus at the Barbican: art as life | D_sign | Scoop.it

At a time when idealism in design and architecture is in short supply, the Bauhaus exhibition at the Barbican is a timely reminder of this bold experiment.

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NASA building receives platinum rating for green design

NASA building receives platinum rating for green design | D_sign | Scoop.it

Sustainability Base is touted as the federal government's greenest building. It has an exoskeleton design which provides better support in an earthquake, while matching the 'native' design of a nearby wind tunnel.

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Resonant Chamber / rvtr

Resonant Chamber / rvtr | D_sign | Scoop.it

Resonant Chamber, an interior envelope system that deploys the principles of rigid origami, transforms the acoustic environment through dynamic spatial, material and electro-acoustic technologies.

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Are cardboard buildings the future?

Are cardboard buildings the future? | D_sign | Scoop.it

Cheap, environmentally friendly and easy to manufacture, the temporary cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand is being built out of it. So is flatpack housing the way forward?

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Concrete looks to shed a bad rep

Concrete looks to shed a bad rep | D_sign | Scoop.it

Fans of the commonplace building material seek a greater appreciation of its versatility and understated beauty.

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Yayoi Kusama, Japan’s Most Celebrated Contemporary Artist, Illustrates Alice in Wonderland

Yayoi Kusama, Japan’s Most Celebrated Contemporary Artist, Illustrates Alice in Wonderland | D_sign | Scoop.it

Down the rabbit hole in colorful dots, twisted typography, and strange eye conditions.

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Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art | D_sign | Scoop.it

What the feats of Marco Polo have to do with medieval political propaganda and the history of tea.

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Architect Rem Koolhaas in The Simpsons

Architect Rem Koolhaas in The Simpsons | D_sign | Scoop.it

In The Simpsons last episode, Rem Koolhaas made a brief appearance where he is shown teaching to a group of students.

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The New Era of Urban Agriculture

The New Era of Urban Agriculture | D_sign | Scoop.it

A flux of design proposals has emerged over the last few years that respond to the increasing interest in food security and sustainability.

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Bauhaus: Culture shock

Bauhaus: Culture shock | D_sign | Scoop.it

The radical Bauhaus approach to architecture is being celebrated in a new exhibition at the Barbican in London. Fiona Dunlop travels to Germany to see where it all began.

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Flies in Urinals: The Value of Design Disruptions

Flies in Urinals: The Value of Design Disruptions | D_sign | Scoop.it

In response to dirty bathrooms caused by men urinating on the floor, an airport maintenance worker suggested that they etch the image onto the urinals to give men something to aim at as they hurry to and from flights.

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Cactus Seating by Maurizio Galante

Cactus Seating by Maurizio Galante | D_sign | Scoop.it

Would you believe you can sit on that? The cactus-printed sofa and footrest from Maurizio Galante for Cerruti Baleri, might just be the only cacti that won’t stick you.

 

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New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant To See

New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant To See | D_sign | Scoop.it

Next week marks the publication of Françoise Mouly’s 'Blown Covers,' a book whose subtitle says it all: 'New Yorker covers you were never meant to see.'

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Henri Cartier-Bresson: 'Red China' in Color, 1958

Henri Cartier-Bresson: 'Red China' in Color, 1958 | D_sign | Scoop.it

The cover of the January 5, 1959, issue of LIFE, notable not only because it features a color photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson (throughout his career, he shot almost exclusively in black and white), but because the great photographer's name — then, as now, among the most celebrated in the history of photojournalism — is nowhere to be seen.

 

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5 (Mostly) Vintage Children’s Books by Iconic Graphic Designers

5 (Mostly) Vintage Children’s Books by Iconic Graphic Designers | D_sign | Scoop.it

Saul Bass, Milton Glaser, Paula Scher, Bruno Munari, Paul Rand.

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A Gorgeous Curiosity Cabinet Turns Anything Inside Into Art

A Gorgeous Curiosity Cabinet Turns Anything Inside Into Art | D_sign | Scoop.it

A surefire way to convey an object’s importance is to put it in a display case. Even cocktail-straw sculptures take on new artistic value when placed under glass.

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David Adjaye's Gesamtkunstwerk: See the Architect's Plans for a Vast Multi-Use Cultural Campus in Frankfurt

David Adjaye's Gesamtkunstwerk: See the Architect's Plans for a Vast Multi-Use Cultural Campus in Frankfurt | D_sign | Scoop.it

The British architect's proposed 'Forum Kulturcampus' would be a 1.8 million-square-foot mixed-use development with a plethora of housing, cultural institutions, offices, and university facilities.

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After the Meltdown: Where does Architecture go from here?

After the Meltdown: Where does Architecture go from here? | D_sign | Scoop.it

How the Recession & the Architectural Meltdown is forcing Architecture to revolutionize itself away from starchitecture and towards design for the 99%.

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