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  • Biasol plays off Wes Anderson's whimsical style with The Budapest Cafe in Melbourne
    by James Parkes on January 18, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Melbourne-based interior design studio Biasol used earthy hues and stylised architectural motifs to create a destination inspired by Wes Anderson's symmetry and nostalgic colour palette. The Budapest Cafe in Carlton, Melbourne is Biasol's second edition of its Wes Anderson-informed concept, following a first location in Chengdu, China, that featured marble surfaces and pale pastel greens. The post Biasol plays off Wes Anderson's whimsical style with The Budapest Cafe in Melbourne appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Casa Ocal is a eucalyptus-wood house in the Ecuadorian mountains
    by India Block on January 17, 2021 at 6:00 PM

    Jorge Ramón Giacometti Taller de Arquitectura designed Casa Ocal to suit its hard-to-reach location in the mountains in the north of Ecuador. The Ecuadorian architecture practice used eucalyptus wood and recycled metal for the gabled structure. Casa Ocal is raised on pilotis to allow rainwater to flow unobstructed down the hill beneath the house. The The post Casa Ocal is a eucalyptus-wood house in the Ecuadorian mountains appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Johan Sundberg Arkitektur completes brick house in a Swedish forest
    by Alyn Griffiths on January 17, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    Dark bricks cover this house on the southern tip of Sweden, which Lund-based studio Johan Sundberg Arkitektur arranged around a lush courtyard and swimming pool. Architect Johan Sundberg's office designed Villa Tennisvägen for a site nestled within the Ljungskogen ​pine forest in Sweden's southernmost county, Skåne. The house for a couple and their two children The post Johan Sundberg Arkitektur completes brick house in a Swedish forest appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Plantea Estudio casts minimalist Madrid restaurant in shades of beige
    by Ali Morris on January 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM

    Spanish firm Plantea Estudio has layered "light and warm" materials such as plywood and chipboard to create the interior of this Madrid street food restaurant. Called Zuppa, the eaterie is located on one of the city centre's main streets, the Calle de Atocha, and occupies a commercial space that was previously home to an Indian takeaway. The post Plantea Estudio casts minimalist Madrid restaurant in shades of beige appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Nendo designs build-your-own football for kids from impoverished communities
    by Jennifer Hahn on January 17, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Japanese studio Nendo has developed a football that doesn't need to be inflated and can instead be assembled by hand from 54 interlocking plastic modules. Called My Football Kit, the project was created for sports equipment company Molten and aims to make the game accessible to children around the world, who might not be able The post Nendo designs build-your-own football for kids from impoverished communities appeared first on Dezeen.

  • The Brooklyn Home Company designs Passivhaus in Brooklyn
    by Jane Englefield on January 16, 2021 at 6:00 PM

    American studio The Brooklyn Home Company has designed a Brooklyn townhouse using Passivhaus principles in New York's Carroll Gardens neighbourhood. The Sackett Street townhouse comprises four storeys as well as a rooftop with views of the Manhattan skyline, along with a basement and a drive-in garage. Stairs from an outside decking area lead to a The post The Brooklyn Home Company designs Passivhaus in Brooklyn appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Concrete house extension in Dublin recreates feeling of "being a child under a very robust table"
    by Lizzie Crook on January 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    TOB Architect has added a monolithic extension to a Victorian townhouse in Dublin, Ireland, with exposed concrete interiors that are intended as a protective shell for its inhabitants. Named Hollybrook Road after the street on which it is built, the statement extension was designed for a young family that offered Irish studio TOB Architect an open The post Concrete house extension in Dublin recreates feeling of "being a child under a very robust table" appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Ten contemporary living rooms with calm interiors
    by Cajsa Carlson on January 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM

    We've rounded up 10 living rooms with calm, relaxing interiors, including rooms with soothing colours and natural materials that create a peaceful environment. This is the latest roundup in a series providing visual inspiration for the home. Previous articles in the series showcased peaceful bedrooms, dining rooms in American homes, and kitchens and domestic bathrooms The post Ten contemporary living rooms with calm interiors appeared first on Dezeen.

  • This week Opposite Office proposed turning the US Capitol into a fortress
    by Tom Ravenscroft on January 16, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    This week on Dezeen, architecture studio Opposite Office envisioned fortifying the US Capitol in response to the invasion of the building by Donald Trump supporters. The provocative architecture studio created the concept, named Capitol Castle, as a comment on how democracy is increasingly under threat. "It's tongue-in-cheek, but the question behind it is relevant: how can we protect our democracy?" Opposite The post This week Opposite Office proposed turning the US Capitol into a fortress appeared first on Dezeen.

  • Washington ferry terminal informed by Native American longhouses
    by India Block on January 15, 2021 at 7:00 PM

    Seattle firm LMN Architects worked with the Coast Salish tribes to design the Mukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal on a sacred waterfront in Washington State. Mukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal is a two-storey building and a toll booth serving the Mukilteo-Clinton transport route for vehicles and pedestrians. Built to replace the 1957 terminal building, LMN Architects designed the The post Washington ferry terminal informed by Native American longhouses appeared first on Dezeen.