West Virginia home by GriD Architects perches above Potomac River

Maryland-based GriD Architects has taken cues from vernacular Appalachian houses and local rock formations to create this West Virginia home on a forested hillside. Having lost their original West Virginia home to a fire, a couple commissioned GriD architects to build a new residence on the rural site. The clients asked for a house that …

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Minimalist Light Phone is designed to be used as little as possible

Designers Joe Hollier and Kaiwei Tang have designed a mobile phone that intentionally lacks features, in hopes of encouraging users to disconnect from the internet. Designed to be used as a second phone, the Light Phone allows smartphone users to disconnect from their apps while still being contactable via phone call.   Hollier and Tang …

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Chybik + Kristof uses 900 plastic chairs to clad Czech furniture showroom

Hundreds of used black plastic chairs cover the facade of this furniture shop, which architecture studio Chybik + Kristof has created inside a former car showroom in the Czech city of Brno.   The former showroom was in need of an update, with the building’s exterior lacking any visual connection to the company or its products. The furniture company MY DVA Group jokingly requesting Ondrej Chybik …

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Konstantin Grcic designs “strictly vertical” Primo chair for Mattiazzi

German designer Konstantin Grcic has created a straight-legged “archetypal” chair for Italian furniture brand Mattiazzi. Unveiled at Milan design week, the Primo chair has been designed using only the most stripped-back elements, with its plain square seat sitting atop four “strictly vertical” legs, chosen by Grcic to give the chair a “strong architectural presence”. The back legs …

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Christian Halleröd uses yellow accents for Axel Arigato Gallery in Stockholm

When designing this pop-up store for fashion brand Axel Arigato, Christian Halleröd brought colour to the minimal space through yellow-tinted windows and bright fur seats. Halleröd, the architect behind the brand’s London flagship store, was brought on board to design the Axel Arigato Gallery in the Bibliotekstan shopping district of Stockholm. As in his previous …

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Colonnade-like glazing fronts Birmingham house extension by Intervention Architecture

Glass doors are set into arched frames resembling a colonnade in this extension to a Victorian-era house in Birmingham, England, which Intervention Architecture designed for a choir singer. Local studio Intervention Architecture was asked to update the house in the suburb of Moseley to provide the singer’s family with an open-plan living, kitchen, and dining room in an extension …

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This week, Kapoor targeted Trump and Obama’s presidential library was revealed

This week on Dezeen, Anish Kapoor called for artists to engage with issues such as nationalism, Brexit and Donald Trump, and the first images of the Obama Presidential Library in Chicago were revealed. Speaking to Dezeen, Anish Kapoor said that artists shouldn’t shy aware from “real-world questions” in difficult political times, after forming a coalition to confront right-wing …

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Olivier van Herpt designs 3D-printed clay vases based on latest COS fashion collection

Fashion brand COS has partnered with Dutch designer Olivier van Herpt on a set of six vases 3D-printed from clay. The designer used the label’s Spring Summer collection as a basis for his designs, taking particular notice of the shapes, colours and textures of the fabrics used. “It’s almost as if the clothing and wearer merge …

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Gabled home in Austin by Dick Clark + Associates references surrounding properties

Texas architecture firm Dick Clarke + Associates has completed a home in the state’s capital Austin, modifying a half-built spec house to suit the new owners’ needs. The Palma Plaza Spec residence is located in the Clarksville neighbourhood, west of the city’s downtown area. The surrounding homes are mostly pre-war bungalows built in the American …

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