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Selected news about industrial and product design for DI students at ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland)
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Le Corbusier’s Paris apartment and studio opens to public

Le Corbusier’s Paris apartment and studio opens to public | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Le Corbusier’s apartment in Paris, where he lived from 1934 to 1965, has opened to the public following an extensive reconstruction. It was led by the Le Corbusier Foundation that now allows people to experience his private studio, personal objects


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Lloyd Wright’s reinvigorated Sowden House in Los Angeles

Lloyd Wright’s reinvigorated Sowden House in Los Angeles | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Step into Lloyd Wright’s 1926 Sowden House in Los Angeles, which was acquired by LA-based designer and developer Xorin Balbes in 2001 and given a 21st-century design overhaul, with plenty of sex-appeal – the master suite’s platform bed is raised with illuminated, leather-wrapped steps. The homeowner describes the design as ‘sexy, rich, masculine, modern, deco, Asian, spiritual


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BIG's Dortheavej housing residence in Copenhagen

BIG's Dortheavej housing residence in Copenhagen | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has designed an apartment block in Copehagen for Lejerbo, a nonprofit social housing association that rents accommodation to lower-income residents. The pre-fab, modular design, covered with timber planking opens up small balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows for all, creating a new model for affordable housing that promotes wellbeing.


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the centre pompidou will host an exhibition of the work of tadao ando

the centre pompidou will host an exhibition of the work of tadao ando | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

tadao ando centre pompidou exhibition explores the architect's use of smooth concrete, simple geometries natural light and water


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Bjarke Ingels’ Serpentine Pavilion opens in Toronto

Bjarke Ingels’ Serpentine Pavilion opens in Toronto | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

The 2016 Serpentine Pavilion, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, has found a new life – introducing a dramatic urban development that brings BIG’s radical geometries to Toronto.
The 27-metre-long pavilion, constructed of 1800 lightweight components o


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BIG's New York City school for WeWork encourages interaction and play

BIG's New York City school for WeWork encourages interaction and play | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Curvaceous wooden reading dens and lily-pad-like cushions for jumping on are among the playful features that architecture firm BIG has included in co-working company WeWork's first school, which has opened in New York City.


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The Pioneering Postmodern Architect You Really Need to Know About

The Pioneering Postmodern Architect You Really Need to Know About | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

As an exhibition of her photographs closes in London, we pay long overdue lip service to Denise Scott Brown


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Treewow Retreat is a Chinese village house featuring a round freeform roof

Treewow Retreat is a Chinese village house featuring a round freeform roof | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

An irregular undulating roof tops this tree-house-inspired holiday home on stilts, built in a remote Chinese village by architecture studio Monoarchi.


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A Closer Look at North Korea’s Eerily Cinematic Architecture

A Closer Look at North Korea’s Eerily Cinematic Architecture | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

A forthcoming book about North Korea captures the futuristic architecture and interiors of the world’s most secretive country

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Ching-Hui Yang creates dance training device that imitates muscle memory

Ching-Hui Yang creates dance training device that imitates muscle memory | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Central Saint Martins graduate Ching-Hui Yang has created a series of brass tools that aim to encourage muscle memory to help train dancers.

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colorful MINI LIVING installation BUILT BY ALL residents and architects

colorful MINI LIVING installation BUILT BY ALL residents and architects | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

in an exclusive interview, oke hauser discusses the importance of close collaboration between architects and residents, with the MINI LIVING - built by all installation as a perfect example.

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10 African architects and designers championing afrofuturism

10 African architects and designers championing afrofuturism | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Afrofuturism has become the buzzword for the fast-growing creative scene across Africa. Here are 10 designers that are championing the movement.

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design in 3D augmented reality and this robotic arm physically prototypes it

design in 3D augmented reality and this robotic arm physically prototypes it | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

RoMA, a joint project from MIT and cornell university, lets users design digital models in augmented reality while a robotic 3D printer creates them.

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"Torre Reforma" wins the International Highrise Award 2018 

"Torre Reforma" wins the International Highrise Award 2018  | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Office building “Torre Reforma” in Mexico-City has won the 2018 International Highrise Award given by the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM).


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Iris Apfel’s Five Golden Rules for Interior Design

Iris Apfel’s Five Golden Rules for Interior Design | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

The nonagenarian fashion icon has a wealth of experience in interiors too; as she launches a new collection of glasswares, she shares some advice


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The best designs from around the globe for 2018

The best designs from around the globe for 2018 | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

All year round, we journey through design weeks, fairs and galleries scouring for the most refined, innovative and spectacular designs from across the globe. From sublime exhibition sets and nifty product launches to compelling collaborations an


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Phillip K Smith III's Detroit Skybridge glows with blocks of colour

Phillip K Smith III's Detroit Skybridge glows with blocks of colour | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Phillip K Smith III has installed coloured lights along a skybridge in Detroit, which illuminate in various gradients and patterns at night


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kengo kuma completes V&A dundee design museum

kengo kuma completes V&A dundee design museum | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

after years of planning and construction, the kengo kuma-designed V&A dundee is finally ready to welcome its first visitors.


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How Verner Panton Changed the Way the World Sees Furniture Design

How Verner Panton Changed the Way the World Sees Furniture Design | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

He made sophisticated design solutions available to the mass market – and now, the Danish designer is memorialised in a sumptuous new monograph


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Brick relief facade evokes bookshelves at Delft archive building

Brick relief facade evokes bookshelves at Delft archive building | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Office Winhov and Gottlieb Paludan Architects used red brick to create a decorative relief pattern that expresses the function and robust character of this archive building in the Dutch city of Delft.


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car spotting: tomek mąkolski puts LEGO porsche GT3 on the streets of warsaw

car spotting: tomek mąkolski puts LEGO porsche GT3 on the streets of warsaw | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

photographer tomek mąkolski, specialized in lifestyle and cars, diversifies the streets of his city by his new series titled 'car spotting.

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Bespoke Furniture Influenced by Japanese Tea Rooms and Ettore Sottsass

Bespoke Furniture Influenced by Japanese Tea Rooms and Ettore Sottsass | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

We speak to Shin Okuda, founder of furniture design studio Waka Waka, about his distinctive pieces hand-crafted from baltic plywood

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zero waste bistro at wanteddesign: a sustainable future for food

zero waste bistro at wanteddesign: a sustainable future for food | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

The zero waste bistro at wanteddesign, currently taking reservations, is a testament to the idea that one man’s trash can be another’s treasure.

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UNStudio creates woven 'ellipsicoon' pavilion for revolution precrafted

UNStudio creates woven 'ellipsicoon' pavilion for revolution precrafted | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

UNStudio, the architecture practice led by ben van berkel, has designed 'ellispsicoon', a mobile structure conceived as a place of rest and retreat.

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AI experts condemn development of "killer robots" in South Korea

AI experts condemn development of "killer robots" in South Korea | What's new in Design + Architecture? | Scoop.it

Academics working in the field of robotics have called for a boycott of a South Korean university, over concerns about its plans to develop autonomous arms.

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