Portraits Describing the Origin of a Menu

Robbie Postma (chef) et Robert Harrison (photographer) apportent une réflection sur les origines d’un menu à travers des portraits construits avec des composantes de nourriture. À travers leur flair culinaire et leur imagination visuelle, ils re-parcourent une expérience de dégustation gourmet. Les ingrédients bruts sont les grands protagonistes de cette série, mettant les textures des aliments en exergue.

Test Riding the 2017 Clutch 2 on Utah's Desert Trails: Diamondback's latest bike for women set against exquisite landscapes

Test Riding the 2017 Clutch 2 on Utah's Desert Trails

Hurricanes don’t happen in the desert but an early settler in Utah was convinced there was one, thus naming the town of Hurricane after the fateful event. Hurricane is located in Washington County just outside of St George. It’s the last town one hits……

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Amazing Lunar Table by Jesse Ede

Le studio Jesse Ede conçoit cette  table insolite inspirée des pierres lunaires et des matériaux rocheux présents dans l’espace. La table est entièrement réalisée en aluminium brut, étalé dans un moule à coulée ouverte. L’objet est basé sur un équilibre entre formes différentes, une pierre monolithique au milieu et un disque argentée tout autour.

Dezeen's #milanogram2017 day four highlights feature parties and palazzos

It’s day four at Milan design week. Instagram users have been using the #milanogram2017 hashtag to share their pictures of parties around the city – including the massive Dezeen at IKEA Festival party last night – and palazzo installations.

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Designers flocked to the Dezeen at IKEA Festival party last night, where tech creatives Teenage Engineering put on a live synth show.

COS also hosted a party, where guests where able to interact with the bubble-blowing sculpture by Studio Swine.

Like previous years, Bar Basso was the go-to destination for the late night crowd, with hundreds of people there until the small hours.


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This morning, visitors are nursing hangovers and exploring the city, with OMA’s Fondazione Prada being a popular spot.

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Palazzo installations have been very popular with Instagrammers. Kochu’s installation – along with a pack of Magis puppies – has been attracting attention.

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Zaha Hadid Architects has installed a sculpture 3D-printed with robots into one Milanese courtyard.

Formafantasma’s lighting installation, featuring golden hoops that project circles of light, has also been a hit with visitors.

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Other popular installations on Instagram include Nendo‘s jelly-like vases wobbling away at the Jil Sander showroom.

All week, Dezeen will be using to Instagram to reveal all the latest Milan design week news and a curated selection of the best images posted to our #milanogram2017 hashtag.

If you’re visiting Milan design week, tag your Instagram pictures with #milanogram2017 for a chance to win £500 to spend at Dezeen Watch Store.

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Coffey Architects sets small brick home atop Victorian prison vaults in London

Reclaimed brick walls help this home of modest proportions blend with its historic context in London‘s Clerkenwell, where it stands on top of a former 19th-century prison.

Hidden House by Coffey Architects

Phil Coffey’s London-based team cleared away a caretaker’s shed on the site to create the house for architect Selim Bayer of Istanbul-based Flat C/ Architecture. It now stands directly on top of the prison vaults of the Clerkenwell House of Detention, which dates back to 1847.

Tucked away from the road and set in the shadow of the Grade II-listed Kingsway Place apartment block, the residence is named Hidden House after its secluded location.

Hidden House by Coffey Architects

The architects selected reclaimed London stock brick for the external walls in reference to the surrounding architecture, and topped a flat roof with a series of generous skylights that help to ensure the house is brightly lit despite its overlooked setting.

“Hidden House is a series of internal spaces constrained in plan by a listed perimeter garden curtilage and held in section by a series of floating ocular rooflights,” said studio founder Phil Coffey.

Hidden House by Coffey Architects

“Residents enjoy the light-filled void space in between these elements, a space heightened in tension by the seemingly effortless roof structure which is concentrated to a point floating above the main living space, defining zones within for use,” he continued.

“This special place is hidden, part building, part garden, mostly sky. It’s difficult to find, but well worth the effort.”

Hidden House by Coffey Architects

The angular lightwells, which funnel in towards the roof, create a chequerboard effect across the ceilings of the oak- and polished concrete rooms within.

“From anywhere in the house, you are able to gaze at the skies; which evokes a very pleasant feeling of presence, where the intimate scale expands beyond the confinements of the space,” said Bayer, referring to the 72-square-metre plan of the single-storey residence.

Hidden House by Coffey Architects

Concealed storage is integrated into the oak panelling to create a clean aesthetic, and a unit built around a wood-burning stove in the open-plan living space is made from the same polished concrete as the flooring.

A large window frames the blackened flue of the stove, which transitions to untreated metal at it passes through the roof and aligns directly with a chimney.

Hidden House by Coffey Architects

“Given the small plot of land, high-profile neighbouring buildings and proximity to Clerkenwell’s vibrant business and design district, the building presented a constrained brief,” said the studio, where architects Ella Wright and Lee Marsden led the project team.

“Of the utmost importance was the retention of privacy whilst maximising light and space.”

Hidden House by Coffey Architects

The living space, as well as the property’s two bedrooms and bathrooms, are finished with bespoke oak furniture to match the panelling.

Underfloor heating installed beneath the concrete slabs, which hold the warmth throughout the day, take the place of radiators to maximise the limited floor plan.

This is one of a number of sustainability measures taken across the house. Full-height sliding glazing, alongside the openable rooflights, allow the space to be passively cooled.

The floor-to-ceiling sliding windows and doors also open the house to a shared garden at the west and a private patio to the north.

Hidden House by Coffey Architects

Hidden House has been shortlisted for a RIBA Regional Award 2017.

Coffey Architects, which placed at 141 on the Dezeen Hot List, has previously designed a library with a perforated facade for London’s Science Museum and a mews home referencing Japanese tea rooms.

Photography by Tim Soar.

Project credits:

Architects: Coffey Architects
Project architects: Ella Wright and Lee Marsden
Contractor: Woods London
Structural engineers: Morph Structures
Environmental and M&E engineers: Create Consulting
Quantity surveyor and cost consultant: Stockdale

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Dezeen at IKEA Festival: party highlights

See highlights from the Dezeen at IKEA Festival party in this movie, which we’ve made as part of our ongoing broadcast from Milan design week

Crowds of designers flocked to a huge warehouse in Ventura Lambrate last night for Dezeen’s party at IKEA Festival. Tech creatives Teenage Engineering put on a live synth show and partygoers took to the dance floor with hula hoops.

Watch this space for more updates from IKEA Festival, and see the full programme at IKEA.today/festival.

The festival takes place from 4 to 9 April in a 3,500-square-metre warehouse at Via Ventura 14 in Milan. Dezeen will be broadcasting live reports from the festival, so stay tuned for more video highlights across Dezeen, as well as our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels.

Keep up with all our Milan coverage here, and use our #milanogram hashtag competition on Instagram for the chance of winning £500 to spend at Dezeen Watch Store.

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Watch our Dezeen x MINI LIVING talk with SO-IL, Assemble and Carlo Ratti live from Milan

Architects SO-IL, Assemble and Carlo Ratti discuss the future of urban architecture at our first Dezeen x MINI LIVING Initiative talk in Milan. Tune in at 2pm UK time to watch it live.

The live stream will start at 2pm UK time.

Ilias Papageorgiou of New York studio SO-IL, Jane Hall of London collective Assemble and Italian architect Carlo Ratti are joining Dezeen and MINI for the talk at MINI’s Breathe installation at Via Tortona 32 (pictured), which was designed by SO-IL as a sustainable response to ever-shrinking homes and limited resources in urban areas.

We will be streaming the talk live on Dezeen and our Facebook page for those that can’t make it to the event in Milan.

Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative logo

Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative

The talk is part of the newly announced Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative, which is exploring how architecture and design can contribute to a brighter urban future through a series of online videos and real world events.

See all the content as we publish it at www.dezeen.com/miniliving.

MINI Living – Breathe by SO-IL

MINI Living – Breathe

Open from 4 to 9 April 2017 at Via Tortona 32, SO-IL’s installation for MINI is a conceptual living space for up to three people, which occupies a space just five metres wide and 10 metres tall. The concept will present the home as an active ecosystem that can make a positive contribution to its environment.

Breathe by SO-IL is the third installation in the car brand’s MINI Living programme, a project launched by car brand MINI in 2016 showcasing architectural solutions for future urban living spaces. It follows on from projects by Japanese studio ON design in Milan last year and London architect Asif Khan’s Forests installation at London Design Festival 2016.

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Buy: Black Linen Tea Towel

Black Linen Tea Towel

SoCal-based home goods purveyor Norden, run by a husband and wife duo, really excels at the artist collaboration: from a new zig-zag shaped candle made with A Question of Eagles (that smells like the Angeles National Forest) to this simple yet striking……

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Army Man Bottle Opener

This is a die-cast bottle opener in the form of the classic crawling-through-the-trenches green army man. You can buy one on Amazon for $6 HERE…(Read…)

Crushing Things With A 360-Degree Hydraulic Press (Crimping Machine)

Crushing stuff with 320 ton crimping machine or 360° hydraulic press for those who are not familiar with crimping machines, a hydraulic press that applies equal pressure from 360-degrees…(Read…)