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50 Planning Terms & Concepts All Architects Should Know

As architects, we often use a niche set of words that are sometimes unnecessarily complex and confusing to our non-architect friends. In 2015 we …

Urban Design

Why Designers are going to take over the world — Design Thinking explained

Why Designers are going to take over the world — Design Thinking explained<p>About thirty years ago, Apple Computers released the first ever personal …

UX Design

UNStudio team wins Budapest's New Danube Bridge Competition

The international architectural competition for a new Danube bridge in Budapest has selected the joint design proposal by UNStudio with Buro Happold …

Surface Hub 2

Surface Hub 2 - Meet Surface Hub 2, the future of collaboration. (Productivity and Hardware) Read the opinion of 20 influencers. Discover 6 …

New photos reveal the beauty of Zaha Hadid Architects' completed 520 West 28th Street facade

Zaha Hadid Architects have released new Hufton+Crow photographs of the recently completed 520 West 28th Street development—and they're pretty …

Microsoft is taking aim at digital artists with substantial Surface Pen updates

A pro illustrator talks about what makes a stylus worth using.<p>Just a few days ago, Microsoft announced an upgrade to its Surface Pro touchscreen computing device (Redmond hates when you call it a “tablet”). You might have missed it because not a whole heck of a lot has changed. The Surface Pro now …

21 Detailed Construction Sections for Wood Structures

Wood is one of the oldest materials that man has used to build their homes and take refuge from the weather. Wood does not only fulfill a structural …

The Light Phone 2 wants to be a distraction-free alternative to your smartphone

A New York-based phone manufacturer Light has launched an Indiegogo campaign to crowdfund its latest phone, the Light Phone 2.<p>An alternative to …

Trailers reveal snippets of upcoming Dieter Rams documentary

Filmmaker Gary Hustwit has released a series of trailers offering a preview of an upcoming feature-length documentary that focuses on the life and …

Kast Launches Collection of Patterned Concrete Basins Called Kast Canvas

British brand Kast Concrete Basins has unveiled a new series of patterned sink basins called Kast Canvas. The collection includes three designs that …

Furniture

Rams

His 10 principles are a part of basic design training worldwide. His work for Braun and Vitsœ is both highly-functional and museum-worthy. <i>Rams</i> is a …

Budapest

Bourdain’s Field Notes<p>We are taking a very unique, very personal look at what is, without question, one of Europe’s most stunningly beautiful cities. …

Budapest

Night-time, neon and backstreet bars: an Instagram journey through Tokyo

In high-rise, hi-tech Tokyo, photographer RK finds pockets where the old-style city peeks through the neon-lit towers – and characters from galaxies far, far away

Galaxies

The best online clothing stores for men

While the image of men having no regard for their style is somewhat outdated, it is true that the act of shopping itself can sometimes be a bit of a chore.<p>This possibly explains why more and more clothes shopping is done online from the comfort of our own homes. As we search for the ideal suits, …

Clothing

Innovative 'Wooden Bricks' System Cuts Building Time to Just a Few Days

Brikawood is an intuitive and logical construction system of wooden bricks that allows the rapid construction of an entire house without the use of …

IB Rubinetti’s New Faucet Collection Is Bold and Beautiful

Designed by Federico Castelli and Antonio Gardoni for IB Rubinetti, the new BOLD faucet collection is inspired by the strong, utilitarian design of …

Rose Gold

Cosentino Reveals the DeKauri Bath Credenza by Daniel Germani and Riva 1920

At this year’s Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), surface leaders Cosentino and Italian furniture manufacturer Riva 1920 revealed a collaboration …

Furniture

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GIF Animations

Designers Finally Have A Seat At The Table. Now What?

Companies are finally listening to designers, writes Google Ventures’ Kate Aronowitz. Here’s what designers need to do now.<p>About 15 years ago when I started at my first tech company, design was seen by most as an afterthought. Even as a senior designer, I wasn’t invited to meetings to present my …

UX Design

A Video Game That Explores the Physics of Architecture

Scramble up the side of a futuristic skyscraper.<p>Chicago-based video game designer William Chyr has designed a world governed by a consistent bizarro-physics, where a player can walk up walls and ceilings and gravity is partially governed by colors.<p>The game, <i>Manifold Garden</i>, “is a metaphor for the …

Maps Show Where Tourists Go—and Where Locals Do

<b>GEOGRAPHY</b><p><i>Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit.</i><p><b>Discussion Ideas</b> <br>Take a look at some maps of global tourist …

Maps

This Crazy Skyscraper Is A Solar Power Plant And Small City All In One

Would you live in a solar chimney?<p>Inside a new conceptual building, there’s room for the entire population of a city the size of Cleveland–and the building can generate power for all of them.<p>The design is a solar chimney, an enormous tower that sits in the middle of an equally huge solar collector. …

Eight architects and designers imagine the kitchens of the future

<b>Dezeen promotion:</b> an elevated vegetable garden, a brass frame with sliding shelves and a wooden cube that folds open feature in these proposals for …

Furniture

MUJI to sell eagerly awaited $27k minimalist tiny homes this fall

If you’ve ever walked into a MUJI store and wished you could spend the night, here’s the next best thing. The minimalist Japanese home goods store …

Minimalism

10 Brilliant Tiny Houses that are Revolutionizing Micro-Living

Inspired by the increasingly popular micro house trend, these 10 project designs came about for various reasons. In addition to being a cheaper …

TOOP Architectuur arranges timber and concrete house around a recessed patio

The facades of this low-lying concrete and wood house in rural Belgium are interrupted by large windows, and a central patio that separates the …

New Netflix documentary series spotlights the work of 8 global designers

Featuring an architect, sneaker designer, and a photographer<p>Calling all design-nerds: There’s a new design documentary in town, and judging by the trailer, it looks like it’ll be just as sleek and pleasing to behold as some of your favorite products.<p>Created by Wired magazine editor-in-chief Scott …

Cross-Laminated Timber May Provide Hope For Struggling Lumber Industry

From Maine to Arkansas to the Pacific Northwest, the material is sparking interest among architects, engineers and researchers.<p>John Redfield watches with pride as his son moves a laser-guided precision saw the size of a semi-truck wheel into place over a massive panel of wood.<p>Redfield's fingers are …

Ubiquity and Uniformity: Why Toronto's Condominiums All Look the Same

In June last year, <b>PARTISANS</b> published <i>Rise and Sprawl: The Condominiumization of Toronto</i> with architecture historian and critic Hans Ibelings. An …

How Design Thinking Reshaped Microsoft Products

10 years ago, I used to be a Windows operating system user and always asked myself; why is it so complicated? The screen is full of functions with …