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  • "Minimally invasive" tent-like refuge has panoramic views of Italian Alps
    by Betty Owoo on March 2, 2024 at 11:00 AM

    Architecture studio EX used prefabricated CLT panels and aluminium cladding to create the Pinwheel Shelter mountain refuge in Italy. Positioned 2,850 meters above sea level near the Upper Susa valley, the shelter was built with principles of reversibility and lightness in mind. The folded wooden and aluminium shell forms a pinwheel shape from above, giving The post "Minimally invasive" tent-like refuge has panoramic views of Italian Alps appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Eight homes kept cool and bright by central courtyards
    by Ellen Eberhardt on March 2, 2024 at 10:00 AM

    In this lookbook, we've collected eight homes from Vietnam to the USA that are kept ventilated and illuminated by central courtyards. Courtyards have been used in ancient and contemporary architecture as a tool to trap and funnel breezes and natural light into the core of a building. Most often, they are completely open to the The post Eight homes kept cool and bright by central courtyards appeared first on Dezeen.

  • This week Lenovo unveiled laptop with transparent screen
    by Starr Charles on March 2, 2024 at 6:00 AM

    This week on Dezeen, electronics brand Lenovo unveiled a laptop concept with a transparent screen that allows users to see through the device. Revealed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the concept device is called the ThinkBook Transparent Display Laptop Concept. It features a 17.3-inch Micro-LED display that has adjustable levels of transparency as The post This week Lenovo unveiled laptop with transparent screen appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Tall Architects wraps X-shaped Alabama cabin in black metal
    by Kate Mazade on March 1, 2024 at 8:00 PM

    US studio Tall Architects has created a cabin that has two stacked gabled forms that are rotated into an X-shape and clad in corrugated metal near a river in southern Alabama. Known as Fowl River Cabin, the 2,100-square foot (195-square metre) residence was completed in 2023 in Theodore, Alabama – a small community along the The post Tall Architects wraps X-shaped Alabama cabin in black metal appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Foster + Partners set to redesign New York transit terminal around central atrium
    by Ben Dreith on March 1, 2024 at 6:00 PM

    UK architecture studio Foster + Partners has released designs for a renovation of the Midtown Bus Terminal in Manhattan that unifies different transport hubs into a single building. Foster + Partners is designing a new complex for the Midtown Bus Terminal that unites the bus and subway services connected to the station, in collaboration with Chicago-based The post Foster + Partners set to redesign New York transit terminal around central atrium appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Ten city and landscape design projects by the University of Bologna
    by Dezeen staff on March 1, 2024 at 5:00 PM

    Dezeen School Shows: a project that turns urban wasteland into public gardens is included in this School Show by students at the University of Bologna in Italy. Also included is an urban design scheme that aims to withstand the effects of extreme weather events caused by climate change and an adaptive reuse project that turns The post Ten city and landscape design projects by the University of Bologna appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Four tips for successful narrative placemaking from Era-co
    by Dezeen staff on March 1, 2024 at 3:00 PM

    Promotion: narrative not built environment is the key to making a place "sticky" says Era-co global director Steven Cornwell who shared his insights into placemaking with Dezeen. The concept of "stickiness" in urban design and community building refers to whether people will want to stay in a place rather than simply move efficiently through it. The post Four tips for successful narrative placemaking from Era-co appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Stef Claes models rural Belgian home on mid-century modern architecture
    by Katie Last on March 1, 2024 at 11:30 AM

    Geneva-based architect Stef Claes took cues from mid-century and local architecture to create House in the Fields, a low-lying home in the Belgian countryside. Set within a wide agricultural landscape, the home has white-painted walls and black accents, which Claes said draws on mid-century modern buildings in the United States. Meanwhile, more traditional elements including a The post Stef Claes models rural Belgian home on mid-century modern architecture appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Marks & Spencer wins legal battle over demolition of Oxford Street flagship
    by Lizzie Crook on March 1, 2024 at 11:29 AM

    The High Court has quashed the government's refusal of planning permission for Marks & Spencer to demolish and replace its flagship store on Oxford Street in London. The High Court ruled that the rejection of Marks & Spencer's demolition plans by the UK's secretary of state Michael Gove was unlawful, the UK retailer has revealed The post Marks & Spencer wins legal battle over demolition of Oxford Street flagship appeared first on Dezeen.

  • "Subtle luxury" defines Shoreditch jewellery store by Hollie Bowden Interiors
    by Clara Finnigan on March 1, 2024 at 10:45 AM

    Interior design studio Hollie Bowden Interiors has created fine jeweller Rachel Boston's flagship store and showroom in London. Located in Shoreditch's Redchurch Street, the store is split into four main areas – the retail space, private appointment area, workshop and office space for the jeweller's team of 12. The store aims to blend a neutral The post "Subtle luxury" defines Shoreditch jewellery store by Hollie Bowden Interiors appeared first on Dezeen.