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All(zone) chosen to design MPavilion 2022 in Melbourne

May 19, 2022 Alice Finney 0

Bangkok architecture studio All(zone) has been revealed as the next practice to design Melbourne’s MPavilion, an annual architecture commission similar to London’s Serpentine Pavilion. All(zone) will become the ninth designer to create a pavilion for the prestigious annual commission, following designs by Australian architect Glenn Murcutt and Spanish architect Carme Pinós. The pavilion will be

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Esme Hotel in Miami draws on the “bohemian grandeur” of its past

May 1, 2022 Alice Finney 0
The lobby of Esme hotel Miami

Saturated tones, Mediterranean patterns and decadent furnishings are found throughout this renovated boutique hotel in Miami with interiors by New York studio Jessica Schuster Design. Originally built in 1927 as a cultural hub for artists, the building, formerly known as Spanish Village, is located on Miami Beach’s pedestrian plaza, Española Way. Event planning and design

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Five architecture and design events in May from Dezeen Events Guide

May 1, 2022 Alice Finney 0
A model crime scene by Forensic Architecture

Iceland’s largest design festival DesignMarch and the 10th edition of NYCxDesign are among the architecture and design events featured in this month’s Dezeen Events Guide. This May will see major design fairs in Berlin, Łódź and Rotterdam as well as top festivals and trade shows including Southern Sweden Design Days and the annual International Contemporary

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Meta to open first physical retail shop for virtual reality products

April 27, 2022 Alice Finney 0
The interior of Meta Store

Social media brand Meta, formerly the Facebook Company, is opening its first permanent Meta Store for customers to purchase its virtual reality products as a “gateway to the metaverse”. The 1,550-square-foot shop will open on 9 May in Burlingame, California, near the company’s Reality Labs campus – a research and development hub for virtual reality products.

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Space Caviar creates “liquid landscape” inside Uzbekistan pavilion at Venice Art Biennale

April 26, 2022 Alice Finney 0
Steps and hanging plants inside the Uzbekistan pavilion

Italian studio Space Caviar has constructed Dixit Algorizmi: The Garden of Knowledge, an indoor garden with reflective steel steps for the Uzbekistan pavilion at this year’s Venice Art Biennale. The installation at the Uzbekistan National Pavilion mirrors the interiors of the Quarta Tesa, an old shipbuilding warehouse at the Arsenale – one of the international

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Ten living rooms with sculptural furniture pieces

April 23, 2022 Alice Finney 0
Mumbai apartment interior by Act of Quad

For our latest lookbook, we have selected 10 living rooms from the Dezeen archive that feature sculptural furniture, from plump and rounded sofas to reclining wooden chairs. The interiors in this lookbook are filled with curved forms, soft angles and artistic shapes, giving them a gallery-like feel. Each living room has a unique collection of

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Sulkin Askenazi arranges yellow school interiors around wooden tree

April 22, 2022 Alice Finney 0
The interiors of Ikigai Sisu elementary school

Splashes of bright yellow, round openings and a giant timber tree are among the playful touches Mexican design studio Sulkin Askenazi has included in Ikigai Sisu, a school in the Dominican Republic. Sulkin Askenazi arranged the elementary school around a central wooden tree in the lobby, which provides a playful feature for the children to

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Amity Street Residence is a “minimal but warm” New York apartment

April 21, 2022 Alice Finney 0
A warm coloured living room

Interior design studios Rawan Muqaddas and Selma Akkari have renovated an apartment in a 20th-century building in Brooklyn, New York, adding warm and natural materials to the residential space. Amity Street Residence is located on the fourth floor of a stone building that was built in 1910, overlooking a quiet but central corner of the

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Urban-Air Port designs “world’s first urban airport” for flying cars and drones

April 20, 2022 Alice Finney 0
Air One airport rendering

Aviation and aerospace manufacturing company Urban-Air Port has designed Air One, an airport for electric flying cars and large drones in Coventry, UK. The 17,000-square-foot airport is designed to be “a world-first fully-operational ‘pop up’ urban airport and charging hub for future electric vertical take-off and landing (EVTOL) aircraft”, Urban-Air Port said. Air One, which was

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Superette models playful cannabis dispensary on Italian deli

April 15, 2022 Alice Finney 0
The bright interior of Superette Toronto store

Green and beige checkerboard flooring, deli props and tomato red hues feature in this marijuana dispensary in Toronto, designed by Superette’s in-house design team. Named The Annex after its location within the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto, the latest marijuana store by Superette is a 500-square-foot cannabis dispensary-cum-hangout space for local young adults. It sits a few blocks

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