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This week on Dezeen, UNStudio won the competition to design Australia’s new tallest building, and fashion designer Virgil Abloh teamed up with Nike to dress Serena Williams for the US Open. UNStudio and its partner, Australian firm Cox Architecture, saw off competition from several other well known studios, including BIG, MAD and OMA, to win the
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Spanish football club Real Madrid has a new kit made from recycled plastic, created by Adidas and environmental organisation Parley for the Oceans. The kit, which is made from plastic rescued from or near the ocean, was created as part of a continuing collaboration between Adidas and Parley for the Oceans to highlight the issue of plastic pollution in the
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Jun Takahashi’s cult fashion label Undercover has released a down jacket with a hood based on an astronaut’s helmet. The punk fashion designer first showed the Astronautics jacket in Milan earlier this year, as part of his Autumn Winter 2018 menswear collection. But it became available to buy for the first time this week, by retailers including H
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A compression top with an auto-tightening collar that promises to reduce whiplash and concussion is the first product from Canadian sports tech start-up Aexos. The Halo compression shirt boasts a collar made of a material that stiffens in response to fast, abrupt movement — like collisions that could cause a head injury in contact sports.
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Japanese firm Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei has completed a 272-metre high office skyscraper in Taipei, which is adjoined to a retail building clad in a delicate metal lattice. The Taipei Nanshan Plaza project is situated in the Xinyi district, alongside Taiwan’s tallest building, the supertall Taipei 101 skyscraper. The Tokyo-based architecture studio won a government-led development
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Design gallery Adorno will display furniture and crafts from Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland at an exhibition in Copenhagen later this month. The exhibition will be on show at Chart Design, as part of the annual Chart Art Fair. Curators have selected between five and eight practising designers and makers from each of the Nordic
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Royal College of Art graduate Hannah Rozenberg has developed a digital tool that calculates the underlying gender bias in English architectural terms, to help create more gender-neutral environments. Rozenberg’s graduation project, Building Without Bias: An Architectural Language for the Post-Binary, centres around an online calculator that allows you find out whether a building is biased
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Architecture studio Alma-nac has built a round-the-clock emergency hospital for pets, which is designed to keep cats and dogs away from each other. The first of its kind in the UK capital, The London Animal Hospital (TLAH) is designed to offer the best possible care for its animal patients, and to create a relaxing environment for the owners and
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As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the factory-built Futuro House, it’s time for a radical rethinking of architectural manufacturing, says Phineas Harper. The UK government is pouring billions into pre-fabricated architecture yet naysayers turn their nose up at the prospect of mass-produced homes. Ingenious designers of the past saw the potential of industrial fabrication. It doesn’t
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