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  • Lateral Office lights up New York City Garment District with "immersive urban instrument"
    by Kristine Klein on January 17, 2020 at 10:00 PM

    Canadian studio Lateral Office has installed 12 oversized seesaws that light up and make sounds on the streets of New York City's Garment District. Impulse occupies the pedestrian plazas on Broadway Avenue between 37th and 38th Streets. While on display, the block is closed to vehicle traffic. Visitors are encouraged to ride the playground-style pieces, The post Lateral Office lights up New York City Garment District with "immersive urban instrument" appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Stonehill Taylor designs retro Connie bar inside a plane at JFK's TWA Hotel
    by Bridget Cogley on January 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM

    US firm Stonehill Taylor has turned a restored 1950s plane into a cocktail bar for the TWA Hotel at New York's JFK airport. The Connie cocktail lounge forms part of the transformation of Eero Saarinen's modernist terminal building into a lounge and hotel last year. Stonehill Taylor – which designed the hotel guest rooms – outfitted The post Stonehill Taylor designs retro Connie bar inside a plane at JFK's TWA Hotel appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Bjarke Ingels meets Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro to "change the face of tourism in Brazil"
    by Tom Ravenscroft on January 17, 2020 at 5:53 PM

    Danish architect Bjarke Ingels has met Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro as part of a visit to investigate developing a tourism masterplan for the northeast region of the country. Bolsonaro met Ingels, described as "the most important architect of today", earlier this week as part of a trip with investors from Mexican company Nômade Group. "The President The post Bjarke Ingels meets Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro to "change the face of tourism in Brazil" appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Minut alarm promises all-in-one home security without cameras
    by Rima Sabina Aouf on January 17, 2020 at 3:03 PM

    Swedish company Minut has created a smart-home security device for the camera-averse — an alarm that monitors movement, noise, temperature and humidity. The company wanted to create a comprehensive security device without using wi-fi-connected cameras, which are controversial but increasingly common thanks to product families like the Google-owned Nest and Amazon's Ring. The wireless Minut The post Minut alarm promises all-in-one home security without cameras appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Pastel colours and polka-dots cover a fantastical miniature city for children in Shenzhen
    by India Block on January 17, 2020 at 12:19 PM

    Architecture studio X+ Living has built a polka-dot slide into a ball pit and giant pastel parasols within the Shenzhen Neobio Family Park in a shopping centre in China. Shenzhen Neobio Family Park is the latest in the Neobio series of immersive parent and child restaurants with playgrounds that X+ Living has been building in China. Parents can The post Pastel colours and polka-dots cover a fantastical miniature city for children in Shenzhen appeared first on Dezeen.

  • "We need to create things that last" says Michael Anastassiades
    by Amy Frearson on January 17, 2020 at 12:15 PM

    It's easy to shock with technology and innovation, says Michael Anastassiades, but the real challenge for designers is creating objects that stay relevant over time. Anastassiades – who is Designer of the Year at the Maison&Objet furniture fair in Paris this week – has built his business around producing lighting designs he believes will become The post "We need to create things that last" says Michael Anastassiades appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Akon finalises deal to create his own cryptocurrency city in Senegal
    by Tom Ravenscroft on January 17, 2020 at 12:08 PM

    Senegalese-American singer Akon says he has signed an agreement with the government of Senegal to build a city with a cryptocurrency-based economy named Akon City. "Just finalized the agreement for Akon City in Senegal," Akon tweeted earlier this week. "Looking forward to hosting you there in the future." The singer initially announced plans to create a city in The post Akon finalises deal to create his own cryptocurrency city in Senegal appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Daan Roosegaarde remembers Dutch Holocaust victims with Levenslicht memorial
    by Rima Sabina Aouf on January 17, 2020 at 11:34 AM

    Designer Daan Roosegaarde has memorialised the 104,000 victims of the Holocaust in the Netherlands with individual stones in an interactive sculpture titled Levenslicht. Launching yesterday in Rotterdam, Levenslicht is made up of specially designed luminescent rocks that glow every few seconds, apparently as if taking "a breath of light". The rocks are arranged in a The post Daan Roosegaarde remembers Dutch Holocaust victims with Levenslicht memorial appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Loyn & Co reveals proposal for carbon neutral neighbourhood in Wales
    by Lizzie Crook on January 17, 2020 at 11:13 AM

    Loyn & Co has unveiled its design for Parc Hadau, a net-zero-carbon housing scheme in Wales that will be built from cross-laminated timber and powered by renewable energy. Developed by Loyn & Co and landscape architects Farrer Huxley for Sero Homes, the Parc Hadau neighbourhood will comprise 35 eco-friendly dwellings on a scrubland site in Pontardawe. The post Loyn & Co reveals proposal for carbon neutral neighbourhood in Wales appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Cristina Iglesias wins 2020 Royal Academy Architecture Prize
    by India Block on January 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    London's Royal Academy of Arts has named Spanish artist Cristina Iglesias the winner of its 2020 architecture prize for her urban sculptures in public spaces. This is the third year the 2020 Royal Academy Architecture Prize has been awarded. Previous winners are Diller Scofidio + Renfro founders Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, and Japanese architect The post Cristina Iglesias wins 2020 Royal Academy Architecture Prize appeared first on Dezeen.

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