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  • Gruff Architects supports Pitched Black house on bright blue columns
    by Tom Ravenscroft on October 22, 2020 at 12:08 PM

    UK studio Gruff Architects has created a four-bedroom house in south London that has a first floor that is clad in black timber and overhangs its driveway. Built on the site of a builder's yard behind a row of Victorian terraced houses in Brockley, Pitched Black was designed for one of the Gruff Architects' directors – Rhys The post Gruff Architects supports Pitched Black house on bright blue columns appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Margaret Calvert designs Rail Alphabet 2 typeface for UK stations
    by Cajsa Carlson on October 22, 2020 at 12:07 PM

    Graphic designer Margaret Calvert has created a customised typeface named Rail Alphabet 2, which will be used for station signage across the UK. Designed for Network Rail, the typeface is an update of Calvert's original Rail Alphabet typeface from the 1960s and was designed together with Henrik Kubel of A2-TYPE. It will be used by Network Rail in The post Margaret Calvert designs Rail Alphabet 2 typeface for UK stations appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Studio Ini and Summary among winning studios in Dezeen Awards first ever public vote
    by Aísling Cowley on October 22, 2020 at 11:06 AM

    MAD Architects, Wang and Söderström and four other studios have been chosen by Dezeen readers as winners of the Dezeen Awards 2020 public vote. A total of 62,447 votes were cast and verified across all 42 categories across architecture, interiors and design. The results of the public votes for the Dezeen Awards 2020 studio categories The post Studio Ini and Summary among winning studios in Dezeen Awards first ever public vote appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Biomimicry enables architects to make "positive impact" on the environment says Michael Pawlyn
    by Calum Lindsay on October 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    In the second video of our Design for Life collaboration with Dassault Systèmes, Exploration Architecture founder Michael Pawlyn explains how computational design tools allow architects to mimic the natural world. Pawlyn is the second designer to feature in the Design for Life collaboration between Dezeen and Dassault Systèmes, which highlights designers who are using technology and research to The post Biomimicry enables architects to make "positive impact" on the environment says Michael Pawlyn appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Samsung launches range of paints to complement its TVs
    by Natasha Levy on October 22, 2020 at 9:00 AM

    Samsung has released LivingColour, a collection of six paints designed to provide harmonious backdrops to three of the company's television models – The Serif, The Sero and The Frame. The LivingColour paint range was created by Samsung in collaboration with British colour expert Karen Haller. Together they have developed six colours to accompany Samsung televisions The post Samsung launches range of paints to complement its TVs appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Designers explore our changing relationship with nature in Dezeen x DDW2020 talk
    by Cajsa Carlson on October 22, 2020 at 8:00 AM

    Today's Dezeen x Dutch Design Week 2020 live discussion features three emerging designers and focuses on sustainable design and how to redefine our relationship with nature. Tune in from 3:00pm UK time. Designers Martina Taranto, Noud Sleumer and Elissa Brunato will join Dezeen deputy editor Cajsa Carlson for a conversation on the Dutch Design Week The post Designers explore our changing relationship with nature in Dezeen x DDW2020 talk appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Wallenius Marine develops world's largest wind-powered vessel to slash shipping emissions
    by Jennifer Hahn on October 22, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    Swedish shipping company Wallenius Marine is developing a ship called Oceanbird, which could transport 7,000 cars and trucks across the Atlantic propelled only by the wind. The concept, which is essentially an outsized sailboat, would be twice as high as the largest comparable vessel due to the five 80-metre-tall sails that protrude from its hull. The post Wallenius Marine develops world's largest wind-powered vessel to slash shipping emissions appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Gao Guqi's independent furniture brand Fnji launches 2020 collection
    by Dezeen staff on October 22, 2020 at 6:00 AM

    Dezeen promotion: to mark 10 years since its launch, independent Chinese furniture brand Fnji added seven pieces to its Crest Line collection and held a theatrical show in Beijing. Fnji's 10th-anniversary show, titled Dream Flow, was hosted in Beijing's Hey Town Art Center on 1 September 2020. The show saw Fnji present its most significant The post Gao Guqi's independent furniture brand Fnji launches 2020 collection appeared first on Dezeen.

  • AL_A reveals plans for world's first magnetised fusion power plant
    by India Block on October 22, 2020 at 1:00 AM

    Amanda Levete's firm AL_A is partnering with Canadian energy company General Fusion to design a pioneering power plant that will use nuclear fusion. The prototype plant will act as a demonstration facility for the technology, which uses hydrogen as fuel, with onsite facilities for experts and the general public to visit. "General Fusion wants to The post AL_A reveals plans for world's first magnetised fusion power plant appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Daniel Libeskind to create waterfront neighbourhood on Delaware River
    by Eleanor Gibson on October 21, 2020 at 6:00 PM

    Daniel Libeskind's New York firm is designing a mixed-used development for a town in New Jersey that hugs the Delaware River. Studio Libeskind will complete the waterfront neighbourhood in the town of Phillipsburg. Covering a site of seven acres (2.8 hectares), it is intended to act as a cultural gateway that also links the surrounding The post Daniel Libeskind to create waterfront neighbourhood on Delaware River appeared first on Dezeen.