Ivy Studio installs colourful marble in Montreal’s Hayat restaurant
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by Dan Howarth
3h ago
Montreal-based Ivy Studio has chosen a variety of dramatic marble to outfit a Middle Eastern restaurant, which features a colour palette influenced by "the earthy tones of the Syrian deserts". In Montreal's Old Port neighbourhood, the 1,500-square-foot (140-square metre) Hayat restaurant is designed to reflect the cuisine served by chef Joseph Awad. The marble host stand at Hayat sets the tone for the restaurant's Middle Eastern-influenced colour palette "This Middle Eastern restaurant's colour palette was inspired by the earthy tones of the Syrian deserts and their surrounding greenery," sai ..read more
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Medprostor tops 12th-century church in Slovenia with folding roof
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by Kate Donaldson
11h ago
Local studio Medprostor has covered and partially repaired a 900-year-old Romanesque church in Slovenia, placing an operable roof on top of the open structure to create a space "between a ruin and a reconstruction". Medprostor crafted a series of modest interventions alongside the folding roof that aim to protect the significant monastic building, located inside the fortified grounds of the historic Žiče Charterhouse. The repairs and alterations were also intended to improve its functionality for tourism and events. Medprostor has topped a 12th-century church with a folding roof in Slovenia A ..read more
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Wendell Castle's stack-laminated furniture goes on display at Carpenters Workshop Gallery
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by Rima Sabina Aouf
16h ago
The late works of American artist and designer Wendell Castle have gone on display at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London, showing the evolution of his signature stack-lamination technique. Castle, who passed away in 2018 at the age of 85, is known as one of the pioneers of American art furniture, combining his training in both industrial design and sculpture to make one-off functional pieces. The Suspended Disbelief exhibition showcases the late work of Wendell Castle. Photo by Jean Pierre Vaillancourt The Carpenters Workshop Gallery solo exhibition Suspended Disbelief displays works t ..read more
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Concrete vaults support rooftop football pitch in China by UAD
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by Jon Astbury
1d ago
A vaulted concrete base supports an elevated football pitch and running track at the Hexi Sports Field, which The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Zhejiang University has completed in Shaoxing, China. Hexi Sports Field is located on a site to the northwest of Shaoxing University's campus, which borders the old town and overlooks the Fengze River. According to The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Zhejiang University (UAD), it is intended as a public space shared by the students and the city. Hexi Sports Field features an elevated football pitch UAD was commissioned ..read more
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Dezeen In Depth features the RIBA president's call for nationwide retrofit of Britain's housing
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by Rupert Bickersteth
2d ago
In this month's Dezeen In Depth newsletter RIBA president Muyiwa Oki argues it's crucial that whoever wins the upcoming general election prioritises fixing the UK's energy-inefficient housing. The UK has among the oldest and least energy-efficient housing stock in the whole of Europe. With 80 per cent of the buildings that we'll use in 2050 already built today, we must prioritise bringing these up to scratch – and we need to start with housing. Yet, this message doesn't seem to be getting through to our political leaders, contests Oki in this opinion piece for Dezeen. "You're always a fo ..read more
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This week the Mies van der Rohe Award finalists were revealed
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by Starr Charles
2d ago
This week on Dezeen, the seven finalists for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2024 were announced, which included a copper-clad convent in Corsica and an art gallery in the Czech Republic. The nominated projects comprised five architecture finalists and two emerging finalists from six different countries. Two educational projects were nominated within the architecture category – The Reggio School in Spain by Andres Jaque's Office for Political Innovation and The Study Pavilion by Gustav Düsing & Max Hacke. Also nominated is the architecture category was the Convent Saint-François in Corsica by ..read more
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Trio of abandoned Los Angeles skyscrapers covered in graffiti
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by Ellen Eberhardt
2d ago
A trio of incomplete skyscrapers in downtown Los Angeles have been covered with graffiti, sparking debate about the development, which has been abandoned since 2019. Graffiti artists began covering the Oceanwide Plaza development with tags in late January, scaling the buildings' unfinished exteriors to mark them with spray-painted names and phrases in a variety of colourful designs. A trio of abandoned towers in Los Angeles have been covered in graffiti over the last month The incomplete development, which is located adjacent to an entertainment complex most notable for hosting the Grammys an ..read more
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Autex Acoustics releases acoustic products that blend into a variety of interiors
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by Alice Laycock
2d ago
Dezeen Showroom: acoustic treatment brand Autex Acoustics has listed a selection of its sound-dampening products on Dezeen Showroom, including panels that mimic the appearance of wood and stone. Travertine and marble have been used in decoration for thousands of years and remain popular finishes in contemporary interior design schemes. Panels from the Stone collection have distinctive striation-like details Autex Acoustics has tapped into this enduring trend via its Stone collection, which features acoustic panels that combine the aesthetics of veined stone with sound-absorbing benefits. Like ..read more
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Stone collection surfaces by Autex Acoustics
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by Dezeen staff
2d ago
Dezeen Showroom: acoustic solutions brand Autex Acoustics was informed by the appearance of natural stone when designing its range of sound-dampening products. Distinctive stone profiles are referenced in the Stone collection's eight finishes, including travertine and various types of neutral and coloured marbles. The surfaces can be specified for use on both walls and ceilings "Our Stone collection features a diverse range of colours and grains that represent stones popular in modern interior design," said Autex Acoustics. "These stone finishes were selected for their timeless and refined lo ..read more
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H-H Studio designs home in Vietnam as "a place to live, work, study, grow crops and entertain"
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by Jon Astbury
2d ago
White volumes, balconies and planters are stacked around a central courtyard at House for Young Families in Da Nang, Vietnam, which has been designed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. H-H Studio created t dwelling with spaces that could be used flexibly and provide a close connection to the outdoors for the home's clients, who worked entirely remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic. The home is made up of white volumes, balconies and planters "This is a specific aim in the project: a House for Young Families developed to adapt to changes in social life in general and architecture in particu ..read more
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