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  • Escobedo Soliz wraps simple brick house for retired teacher around a patio
    by Eleanor Gibson on April 9, 2020 at 8:00 PM

    Mexican studio Escobedo Soliz has completed a simple house in Mexico City comprising two brick arms that flank a central patio. The small, 100-square-metre house is located a plot at the edge of the Mexican capital. Escobedo Soliz said the surrounding area is set to experience a wave of developments in the next seven years. The post Escobedo Soliz wraps simple brick house for retired teacher around a patio appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Dezeen Weekly features 10 architecture films to stave off boredom
    by Karen Anderson on April 9, 2020 at 6:00 PM

    The latest edition of Dezeen Weekly includes our pick of 10 architecture films to stave off boredom and the porch of an Italian villa which has been converted into a micro-home for isolation. Subscribe to Dezeen Weekly › The post Dezeen Weekly features 10 architecture films to stave off boredom appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Italy's design brands "hopeful" as coronavirus lockdown end nears
    by India Block on April 9, 2020 at 3:04 PM

    Design brands in Italy are hoping to reopen factories and restart production lines next week, when coronavirus restrictions are due to be eased. Emergency restrictions are set to lift on 13 April 2020, although Italian health minister Roberto Speranza could still announce an extension. "We hope to open soon," said a spokesperson for family-run furniture The post Italy's design brands "hopeful" as coronavirus lockdown end nears appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Weston Williamson + Partners proposes turning container ships into floating coronavirus hospitals
    by Tom Ravenscroft on April 9, 2020 at 2:10 PM

    Container ships could be converted into giant hospitals that could sail to cities most impacted by coronavirus, under a proposal by UK architecture studio Weston Williamson + Partners. The studio came up with the proposal as it believes that coronavirus Covid-19 will have a serious impact on countries that lack access to healthcare. "It looks The post Weston Williamson + Partners proposes turning container ships into floating coronavirus hospitals appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Eight home offices with stylish set-ups for remote working
    by Natasha Levy on April 9, 2020 at 11:27 AM

    The rise of coronavirus means a growing number of people are required to work remotely from their homes. Dezeen has selected eight inspiring home offices, including one that's lined entirely with plywood and another that's hidden inside an artichoke-shaped room. A Room in the Garden, UK, by Studio Ben Allen An artichoke-shaped garden room in The post Eight home offices with stylish set-ups for remote working appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Five ways architects and designers are helping the fight against coronavirus
    by Tom Ravenscroft on April 9, 2020 at 11:20 AM

    From designing face shields and flat-pack intensive care units to 3D-printing hands-free door levers and converting buildings to hospitals, architects and designers are tackling the coronavirus pandemic. Here are five ways they are helping. Converting buildings to hospitals The unprecedented number of coronavirus cases is forcing countries around the world to rapidly increase their capacity to treat patients. To The post Five ways architects and designers are helping the fight against coronavirus appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Daily coronavirus architecture and design briefing: 9 April
    by Tom Ravenscroft on April 9, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Daily coronavirus briefing: today's architecture and design coronavirus briefing includes magazine covers and movie posters that reflect the pandemic, as well as face shields by Nike, Adidas and Apple. 10 magazine covers that offer creative takes on the coronavirus crisis As the coronavirus pandemic continues its spread across the globe, art directors and artists are using magazine covers as a visual The post Daily coronavirus architecture and design briefing: 9 April appeared first on Dezeen.

  • 10 magazine covers that offer creative takes on the coronavirus crisis
    by Cajsa Carlson on April 9, 2020 at 9:00 AM

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues its spread across the globe, art directors and artists are using magazine covers as a visual commentary on the crisis. Covers range from sombre imagery, such as the biweekly cultural publication New York Magazine's lonely double bass player, to defiant statements like men's fashion and style magazine GQ Portugal's "F*ck The post 10 magazine covers that offer creative takes on the coronavirus crisis appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Apple reveals its coronavirus face shield design
    by Tom Ravenscroft on April 9, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    Apple has unveiled its design for a face shield to protect health workers fighting coronavirus, which it is producing in the millions. Apple is the latest company to design a face shield, with architecture studio Foster + Partners, sports brand Nike, and researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Cambridge among the organisations that The post Apple reveals its coronavirus face shield design appeared first on Dezeen.

  • School in Lisbon by ARX Portugal features rooftop playground
    by Jon Astbury on April 9, 2020 at 1:00 AM

    Redbridge School in Lisbon by ARX Portugal is formed of two wood-framed buildings clad with metal, one featuring a playground on its roof. Located at two ends of a dense site, the new structures sit either side of a pre-existing building. "The building site was small and quite peculiar in shape – two opposite fronts The post School in Lisbon by ARX Portugal features rooftop playground appeared first on Dezeen.

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