New York interior designer Magdalena Keck has used brand-name furnishings and a monochrome palette to create a minimal apartment in Lower Manhattan. The two-bedroom home is located on the 63rd floor of the Four Seasons Private Residences, close to City Hall. Keck’s pared-back interiors for the 1,500-square-foot (139-square-metre) space emphasise its large windows, high ceilings,
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Argentinian firm Adamo-Faiden has built a concrete tower in Buenos Aires, flanked on two sides by metal-grated walls that conceal dozens of private gardens. The seven-storey Bonpland 2169 building in Argentinian capital spans 11,500 square feet (1,068 square metres), and incorporates internal gardens on every level. Designed by local architects Sebastián Adamo and Marcelo Faiden of
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In this Opinion column, Charles A Birnbaum looks back at the highs and lows of landscape architecture over the past year, and predicts that the discipline will continue to blur with other urban fields in 2019. From public art to waterfront developments and urban planning, landscape architecture in 2018 provided a bold vision for our shared
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Fashion brand JW Anderson has paired up with Turner prize-winning artists Gilbert and George for its Spring 2019 capsule collection, which features bold imagery from the British duo’s renowned 1980s series The Pictures. The London-based luxury fashion brand reinterpreted three artworks by Gilbert and George: Guard Plants, Dog Boy and Heavy. These works are printed on
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Installations were bigger than ever in 2018, from a six-metre-high Trump blimp to an inflatable mirrored sphere at Burning Man festival. For our review of 2018, social media editor Sabina Sohail selects her top 10. Trump Baby, UK A six-metre-high blimp picturing Donald Trump as a cartoon baby took flight over London’s Houses of Parliament during the American
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Hungarian-born Bauhaus educator László Moholy-Nagy is set to feature in a new movie, highlighting the role he played in bringing the school’s ideology to America. For our Bauhaus 100 series, the film’s producer Alysa Nahmias speaks to Dezeen. Moholy-Nagy is often overshadowed by Bauhaus stars like Walter Gropius and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, yet
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For our review of 2018, design editor Augusta Pownall picks out 10 trends that highlight what’s been going on in the design and tech world over the past year, from a focus on football and a move away from Milan, to the return of the humble poster. Football Fever takes hold With the World Cup
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Textured wall surfaces used to display soap, candles and perfumes arch over the interior of this shop in New York City, which Brooklyn studio Tacklebox Architecture designed for Portuguese brand Claus Porto. The nooks present items sold by the 131-year-old beauty and fragrance company, at the store that Tacklebox created like an alleyway. The freestanding
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Six trapezoidal shapes cluster to form a courtyard within this pavilion, which architecture studio Levenbetts has built on the grounds of an arts centre in Upstate New York. New York City-based Levenbetts created the Zoid structure as part of “on-going geometric” experiments for Art Omi in Ghent. The centre is known for its vast sculpture
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For our review of 2018, design reporter Natashah Hitti selects 10 of the forward-thinking transport designs of 2018, including a driverless car with eyes, an airborne taxi and a hotel on wheels. Pal-V Liberty by Pal-V Dutch aircraft manufacturer Pal-V turned heads this year with its launch of the “world’s first” commercial flying car, which can
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