OMA inserts trio of “monumental” staircases into POST Houston cultural and retail venue

Architecture studio OMA has completed the first phase of transforming a US Postal Service building into a multi-purpose destination in downtown Houston. The public areas at POST Houston opened on 13 November 2021 within a 500,000-square-foot (46,450-square-metre) concrete mail-sorting warehouse and office building, which was used by USPS until 2015. POST Houston occupies a former USPS… Continue reading OMA inserts trio of “monumental” staircases into POST Houston cultural and retail venue

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Dezeen Awards 2021 studio winners announced

The six winning studios for Dezeen Awards 2021 have been revealed, with Neri&Hu named architecture studio of the year and Superflux named design studio of the year. Helsinki firm Fyra scooped the interiors studio of the year prize, while ODDO Architects was named emerging architecture studio of the year, WGNB was named emerging interiors studio… Continue reading Dezeen Awards 2021 studio winners announced

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EPR Architects transforms historic prison into NoMad London luxury hotel

Architect Mark Bruce of EPR Architects describes how the studio created a luxury hotel in the shell of an 18th-century London prison in this video produced by Dezeen for the AHEAD hospitality awards. NoMad London is located in the former Grade-II listed Bow Street Magistrates Court and Police Station in Covent Garden, London. It is the first… Continue reading EPR Architects transforms historic prison into NoMad London luxury hotel

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Tangens office furniture by Sára Kele presented at Maison & Objet

Dezeen Showroom: presented at Maison & Objet, Hungarian designer Sára Kele has created Tangens, an office furniture collection that aims to combine the “comfort of a home office with the modularity required for the workspace”. Tangens is one of a selection of products available through French furniture and design fair Maison & Objet. The Tangens… Continue reading Tangens office furniture by Sára Kele presented at Maison & Objet

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Kengo Kuma adds mountain-shaped toilets to hiking trail overlooking Mount Fuji

Japanese architecture studio Kengo Kuma and Associates has designed a collection of peaked umbrella-shaped structures that were informed by the surrounding mountains for a rest area in Japan. The Oath Hill Park is a rest area with toilets and an observation deck in a rural, mountainous location along a popular hiking trail on the eastern… Continue reading Kengo Kuma adds mountain-shaped toilets to hiking trail overlooking Mount Fuji

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Design, Activism and Impact

To coincide with Greenpeace’s 50th anniversary, Dezeen has teamed up with Michael Green Architecture and Greenpeace to host a live talk to discuss the role of designers in environmental activism. The conversation explores where designers fit into the wider conversation of environmental justice and whether enough is being done to address pressing environmental concerns such… Continue reading Design, Activism and Impact

Neri&Hu: Traversing Thresholds

Traversing Thresholds is a solo exhibition by Neri&Hu that explores and investigates Italian architect Carlo Scarpa‘s archive of work. The exhibition showcases Scarpa’s work and examines the architect’s use of materiality. voyeurism and circulation to facilitate intimate moments within his designs and work. Alongside Scarpa’s work, Neri&Hu highlight the qualities of Alcantara materials within architecture.… Continue reading Neri&Hu: Traversing Thresholds

Art Basel Hong Kong 2022

Art Basel Hong Kong returns with a range of talks and exhibitions from various international creatives. The art fair also features six screenings of 15 films made by and about different artists, as well as contributions from leading world galleries such as Hauser & Wirth and White Cube. Publications including Design Anthology and Kaleidoscope also… Continue reading Art Basel Hong Kong 2022