Category: Photo & Design

lenz/architects installs curved pink storage rack within ‘dijon’ restaurant in kazakhstan

principal architect damir usenov of lenz/architects has designed modern restaurant ‘dijon’ in almaty, kazakhstan. the primary idea of the project is a harmonious combination of tenderness and brutality, airiness and massiveness, minimalism and glamorous fusion. the primary idea of the project is a harmonious combination of tenderness and brutalityall images courtesy of lenz/architects the restaurant […]

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bohlin cywinski jackson’s forest house — the firm’s first to receive widespread praise

pennsylvania-based architectural practice bohlin cywinski jackson is known for its innovative designs. having received numerous national and international awards, some of the studio’s most recognized projects include the acclaimed apple store in new york and bill gate’s residential complex near seattle.  with an approach that takes into consideration both place and people, and a very […]

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KIRK architects uses glulam timber to build ‘mon repos turtle centre’ in queensland

occupying a sensitive coastal location in bargara, queensland, KIRK architects has completed ‘mon repos turtle centre’ with a design that focuses on innovation and sustainability. providing a vibrant community hub for visitors and research, the recent intervention is positioned in close vicinity to mon repos beach, which is home to australia’s largest concentration of nesting sea […]

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brooklyn’s domino park painted circles on the grass to ensure social distancing

to avoid crowds and ensure social distancing, new york city authorities have painted white circles on the grass of brooklyn’s domino park. the initiative gives visitors visual guides that delimit safe socializing areas, making sure they can sunbathe and enjoy time outdoors while maintaining the required distance. images by marcella winograd opened to the public […]

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venice architecture biennale insights: video spotlight on the UAE pavilion

as part of designboom’s preview coverage of the venice architecture biennale, which has now been postponed until 2021, we’re taking a look at some of the contributions from the biennale’s national participants, and how they are responding to the theme: how will we live together?. in the video at the top of this page we […]

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smiljan radic designs flexible community space to revitalize a neighborhood in chile

photographer cristóbal palma has shared his images of a flexible community space in san pedro de la paz, a commune in chile that neighbors concepción — the country’s capital. designed by smiljan radic, working alongside fellow architect eduardo castillo, ‘centro cívico boca sur’ comprises a range of different functions. imprinted with the word ‘bomberos’, which […]

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the wedged volume of lagula’s ‘gruyere house’ optimizes both privacy and views in girona

for this residential project barcelona-based practice, lagula arquitectes, sought to make the most of a challenging site in girona, spain. located on a narrow plot within a golf resort, ‘gruyere house’ is designed to provide privacy from nearby neighbors while also optimizing natural light and creating the feeling of being close to nature.  all images […]

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sordo madaleno unveils proposal for shopping mall refurbishment in the UAE

sordo madaleno arquitectos (SMA) has unveiled the proposal for the refurbishment of a shopping mall in the city of al-ain, in the united arab emirates (UAE). the proposal, which won second place in the international competition organized by real estate developer, cityland, offers a contemporary reinterpretation of traditional arab architecture within a built context that […]

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icona lifts the lid off its electric fibonacci catamaran concept

following their handcrafted titanium ‘vulcano’ hypercar and compact ‘neo’ city car, icona has taken to the sea with the fibonacci catamaran. it conceptualizes a futuristic, electrically-powered yacht that aims to offer a new experience of sailing. at the same time, its grand piano-like design is a nod to its namesake – the fibonacci sequence. all […]

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maki yoshimura adds lifted volume to ‘house in nishisakabe’ renovation in japan

maki yoshimura architecture office (MYAO) has renovated and extended a house originally built in 1984 in a typical suburban area of japan‘s mie prefecture. the existing building has been segmented into three volumes, preserving the original wooden frame, while a new, fourth volume is added to the residence. this volume differentiates itself from the rest […]

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franchini + bom conselho design ‘cabana oitis’ elevated within mountainous brazil

located on a slopy site of nova lima, brazil, ‘cabana oitis’ by marcos franchini and nattalia bom conselho, is private weekend house for a couple who enjoys mountain biking as their favorite hobby. the site is ideal, providing pleasing views to the natural surroundings and featuring biking trails right around its corner. the building includes […]

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TRIAS conceives ‘three piece house’ as a collection of pavilions in timber and brick

TRIAS, an architecture studio based in sydney, australia, designs its ‘three piece house’ as a courtyard dwelling for a couple looking to downsize and live more simply. located in located in stockton, a suburb of newcastle, new south wales, the project situates a modest, single-story house and studio along a plot defined by irregular boundaries. […]

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with ‘one sino park’, aoe architects brings back cavernous and fragmented deconstructivism

sculpturally expressing the fragmented, deconstructivist style, chinese studio aoe architects designs and builds its ‘one sino park’ along a cliffside of chongqing, china. integrated into a mountain face, the completed structure covers three thousand square meters and rises four levels over the rocky landscape. the main entrance of the multi-use facility is located on the […]

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ana prvački creates ‘multimask’ for safety, beauty and transformation

artist ana prvački has introduced the ‘multimask’, a 3 in 1 mask design that reflects on the current global pandemic situation. the mask covers safety, beauty and transformation and it tries to reimagine quarantine and isolation as a time for renewal and personal growth.  ana prvački presents her project known for her experimental approach, ana […]

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this tourist submarine by triton gives visitors panoramic underwater views

since 2007, triton submarines has been creating deep-diving vessels capable of traveling over 3,000 feet (0.91 km) below water that allow explorers the opportunity to discover the deepest parts of the ocean. the florida-based company has unveiled its latest achievement: a 26-passenger (including pilot and co-pilot) tourist submarine called deepview 24, delivered to vinpearl resorts […]

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portable and silent ‘freedrum’ sticks let you play the drums anytime, anyplace

if you’re always tapping along to music in public then these portable and silent drumsticks are definitely for you. with ‘freedrum’ you can play along to your favorite tracks anytime, anywhere.    all images courtesy of freedrum freedrum connects to many popular streaming services, meaning you can play along to your own selection of tracks. […]

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the eight360 NOVA promises a truly immersive, visceral, fully-rollable VR experience

experience company eight360 has unveiled NOVA, a unique motion simulator platform that delivers realistic, immersive and engaging experiences. the device merges the latest virtual reality technology with a unique spherical design and software to deliver a visceral and enthralling ride. images courtesy of eight360 the NOVA by eight360 is the world’s first completely untethered VR […]

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lucía and abelardo villers build staggered terraced houses within sloping site in mexico

lucía villers, in collaboration with abelardo villers, has completed residential project ‘triada’, that includes three small houses, situated within the mountainous city of guanajuato in mexico. the terraced houses are staggered following the 30% slope of the site , with each one showcasing different characteristics and qualities, due to their uneven positioning.  all images courtesy […]

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doug aitken activates his california home as a musical experience in ‘acid modernism’ video

doug aitken continues his virtual road trip through the creative process in an exclusive, ongoing video series with designboom, shared during the unpredictable times that COVID-19 has provoked. each of the short films has been shot in a different location, and documents the artist’s diverse work — from a nomadic art installation that travelled across massachusetts by air, to a mirror-clad ‘mirage’ […]

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‘dancer’ is an ultralight electric city bus with a body made from recycled PET bottles

since they first unveiled a prototype back in 2016, the design team at dancer are back with a fully operative and ultralight electric city bus. the project by JSC ‘vejo projektai’ takes typical bus construction and re-engineers it from scratch to make public transport both attractive for passengers and friendly for the environment. the dancer […]

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kengo kuma’s shiro villa introduces warm white geometries to a japanese garden

with a design driven by a minimal and natural color palette, the residential project entitled ‘shiro villa’ by kengo kuma and associates comprises two dwellings. completed in 2018, the project is defined by a monumental residence accompanied by a smaller guest house which is buried away within a garden. located in japan’s shizuoka prefecture, the […]

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venice architecture biennale postponed to 2021- the theme would have been so timely!

the venice architecture biennale, originally scheduled for 2020, has now been postponed until 2021 — opening on may 22 and closing on november 21. the decision was made after the event’s organizers said it was impossible to successfully present such a complex exhibition in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been particularly destructive […]

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a monolithic concrete volume winds around natural rock for ‘house in the desert’ concept

following his ‘house inside a rock‘ and ‘rock house 3‘ architect amey kandalgaonkar shares his latest imagining that brings a man-made structure in direct contrast with the natural landscape. this latest concept, titled ‘house in the desert’, aims to highlight the duality of the landscape. as the architectural intervention wraps around a natural rock formation, […]

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daniel de bruin builds hand-powered analog 3d printer to reconnect with his designs

in an attempt to reconnect with his work, and reduce his feeling of alienation, daniel de bruin has built his own analog 3d printer. the designer has altered the configuration of his digital printer, creating a relatively old-fashioned contraption that produces almost primitive pottery that feels handcrafted and exudes individuality. all images courtesy of daniel […]

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fiji island community works with CAUKIN studio to build coconut oil processing plant

through a collaborative effort with fiji’s bula batiki community, CAUKIN studio designs and builds a facility programmed for the production of coconut oil. for over four years, the community-owned collective has been producing virgin coconut oil as a means to forward the development of batiki island and to take control of its economic independence. with […]

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