H3O creates "unpredictable" zigzagging interiors for lightning-struck home

Relampago House

Three jagged walls delineate the colourful spaces inside this converted barn in Sant Just Desvern, Spain, transformed by Barcelona studio H3O to reference a lightning bolt that struck the building generations ago.

The one-storey Relámpago House is a former barn with a white-painted barrel-vaulted ceiling in the Spanish town of Sant Just Desvern on the outskirts of Barcelona.

Colourful walls within Relámpago House
Relámpago House features a colour-block interior

For the interior scheme, H3O took cues from an old family legend told by the homeowner, whose ancestors are said to have survived a lightning bolt that struck the barn and entered the building through the chimney, narrowly avoiding the family members sheltering under the dining table.

“Transforming a story into architecture seemed to us a fascinating and fun challenge,” the studio told Dezeen.

Jagged walls within the kitchen of the home
H3O delineated spaces with jagged walls informed by lightning bolts

H3O inserted three intersecting walls shaped like lightning bolts into the plan, defining rooms within the otherwise open space.

“This geometry choice is not random – it emulates the unpredictable trajectory and rapid dispersion of a lightning bolt’s energy,” added the studio.

The all-pink bedroom is accessed via a colourful door

The colourful intersecting walls enclose a private bedroom and bathroom, as well as forming the perimeter of the open-plan kitchen and living area.

This communal space features zigzagged strip lighting suspended above a boxy metal kitchen island and walls clad in green glazed tiles.

Boxy metal kitchen island
Strip lighting was suspended above a metal kitchen island

Sugary pink walls delineate the bedroom, accessed via a contrasting door that is painted dark green on one side and deep blue on the other.

“The interaction of these colours with the opening and closing doors creates an experience of spatial fluidity inspired by the pop art aesthetic of the 70s, reflecting a radical, fun and optimistic spirit,” explained H3O.

Blue-walled bathroom
The angular bathroom has a blue ceiling and walls

Characterised by a mixture of green tiles and floor-to-ceiling dark blue paint, the bathroom is the smallest and most angular of the spaces, with a jagged, asymmetric mirror that wraps one corner of the room and tops a geometric sink.

“The construction of the walls involved a meticulous design and execution process, ensuring that every angle and twist served an aesthetic function and optimised habitability and indoor living,” the studio said.

Stone handle on a pink door
Stones were collected to create “seemingly out-of-context” door handles

Small stones were collected to create “seemingly out-of-context” door handles throughout the dwelling, adding organic accents to the otherwise colour-blocked interior.

As a final nod to the home’s tumultuous history, a sculptural silver lightning bolt now protrudes from the chimney.

“The idea of a lightning bolt redefining space, filling it with form and colour, pushed us to explore beyond conventional boundaries,” reflected H3O.

“Relámpago House transforms a forgotten barn into a visual spectacle.”

Sculptural lightning bolt sculpture coming out of the chimney
A silver lightning bolt protrudes from the building’s chimney

Various other architectural projects have been defined by zigzagging motifs.

London-based Outpost studio created a jagged zinc kitchen extension in Haggerston while German practice Wulf Architekten designed a sports centre for a school in Überlingen with a folding roof to reference the mountains of the surrounding Alps.

The photography is by José Hevia

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Elisa Ossino focuses on "the tactility of the material" for limestone V-Zug showroom

V-Zug's Milan studio

Promotion: Italian architect Elisa Ossino has designed a “tactile” showroom in Milan for Swiss home appliance brand V-Zug.

Overlooking Piazza San Marco in the Italian city’s Brera district, the space is organised into two areas – one that displays V-Zug‘s home appliances and one that functions as an “interactive kitchen”.

This was designed for visitors to “feel at home and experience appliances while enjoying good conversations”, the company said.

V-Zug Milan
V-Zug Milan overlooks Piazza San Marco in Brera

Ossino designed the space, which will act as V-Zug’s Italian flagship, using cocciopesto flooring and limestone walls rendered in soft colours inspired by the silver finishing of the brand’s appliances.

“The narrative of the space focuses on the tactility of the material and the contrast between the mirrored surfaces of the V-Zug technological home appliances and the tactility of the stone, which is often sculptural,” Ossino told Dezeen.

“All the materials in the space are on the one hand a search for the tactility of surfaces and on the other a search for colours,” she added. “Household appliances have mirrored surfaces that lend themselves very well to dialogue with any kind of material.”

At the heart of the space sits a monolithic white limestone staircase, designed as a three-dimensional volume. A large porthole visually connects the upper area with the floor below.

V-ZUG Milan
The interactive kitchen allows guests to experience V-ZUG’s home appliances in action

V-Zug wanted to challenge “the standard showroom” by offering guests an immersive experience during Milan design week, when they could watch chefs prepare dishes using the brand’s appliances in an interactive kitchen.

Following the immersive experience, guests could browse an extensive materials library and sit around a long grey stone table while members of the V-Zug Gourmet Academy carried out demonstrations.

“It is this theme in general that has somewhat suggested the entire formal layout of the showroom, which is played out very much on a balance between nature, matter and technology,” Ossino explained.

V-Zug Milan
A porthole visually connects the upper and lower areas

V-Zug Milan was just one of several outposts opened by the brand in the past few months, following on the heels of showrooms in Vienna, Berlin, Hamburg and Sydney.

“With the showroom in Milan, I tried to intercept some of the subtle themes that run through our imagination, our everyday life,” said Ossino.

“We are witnessing on the one hand a great technological development – just think of artificial intelligence – in our daily lives. But at the same time we have a great need to reclaim something ancestral, a more humanistic design [that’s] closer to matter.”

The architect also designed a series of installations for the space in collaboration with art studio Henry Timi, which were on display as part of this year’s Milan Design Week 2024.

V-Zug Milan
The studio is V-Zug’s Italian flagship

The location of the brand’s showroom in Brera was not insignificant for the designer, who drew on the district’s “extraordinary” history when designing the space.

“I would say that the whole space is about a meeting of matter, technology and craftsmanship,” she said.

“In Italy, we have an incredible tradition in the world of craftsmanship and it is a knowledge that tends to get lost. There is a strong process underway at this time in history to valorise it, which is also very much linked to this ancestral need to reconnect with the material.”

V-ZUG Milan
Guests can browse an extensive materials library

The space’s sleek lines and sculptural minimalism also pay homage to V-Zug’s Swiss roots.

“For us, it was important to convey a sense of hospitality,” added V-Zug global interior art director Gabriel Castelló Pinyon.

“We have tried to speak the language of the city: to be bolder and to work a lot with natural materials,” said the brand. “In Milan, people always expect something different. But it’s still V-Zug – it’s still minimalistic with clean lines.”

V-Zug Studio Milan co-hosted an exhibition at Sala della Passione. Pinacoteca di Brera showcased an installation designed by Ossino in collaboration with Henry Timi. For more information, visit V-Zug’s website.

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Ateno lines subway station in "continuous waves" of red concrete panels in China

Wuyuanwan station by Ateno

Chinese architecture studio Ateneo has used 3D technology to form the undulating, sculptural walls of Wuyuanwan subway station in Xiamen, China.

Ateno drew on the red brick used for traditional village houses in China’s Fujian region – where the station is located – for the renovation of Wuyuanwan station, which is clad entirely with panels of red concrete.

Overhead view of Red Gulf Current in Xiamen
The structure is clad entirely with red concrete panels

“The core concept is to revive the disappearing traditional architecture in a new way in the urban area,” lead architect Jianhua Sun told Dezeen.

“Many red brick Cuo (traditional village houses south of Fujian province in China) have been erased in the urban development, and there is no memory of it.”

Sculpture sat at Wuyuanwan Subway Station by Ateno
Sculptures by artist Su Wu were used to decorate the walls

The studio designed the station entrance as a sculptural structure that emerges from below ground at street level and is finished with curved corners.

It was topped with an undulating crown designed to resemble “continuous waves”, similar to the curved roofs of traditional village houses.

“The design inspiration comes from the impression of Minnan red-brick architecture, using contemporary and dramatic techniques to transform local elements into characteristics of the bay,” the studio said.

“Thus, there are continuous waves and the form of a red gulf stream,” it added.

Lower ground floor of subway station by Ateno
Wall insets feature throughout the space

A series of sculptures by artist Su Wu were used to decorate the walls and sit in contrast with the structure’s colour and texture, adding to the theatrical nature of the space.

“The beginning and end of urbanites’ days are connected to this place, serving as the optimal link between starting point and destination,” the studio said.

“This link is like a theatre, where stories are constantly unfolding.”

A shallow-stepped entrance leads up to a set of stairs and escalators that provide access to the lower levels of Wuyuanwan station.

Wall insets feature throughout the space and were used to form a recessed handrail beside the stairs, advertisement spaces and structural detailing on the exterior.

Additional touches include strip floor lighting that follows the structure’s curves.

Subway station interior by Ateno
The interior is similarly clad with red panels

One floor down, a series of large glass doors open up to the station interior, which the studio similarly clad with red panels in sculptural shapes.

A panelled metallic ceiling lined with strip lighting and irregular-patterned floor tiles add texture and interest to the interior.

Interior of Red Gulf Current in Xiamen
A metallic ceiling is lined with strip lighting

Ateno is an architecture firm founded by Troy Sun.

Other metro stations recently featured on Dezeen include a station in Tehran sheltered by a cluster of barrel-vaulted forms and a sinuous metro station in Riyadh by Zaha Hadid Architects.

The photography is by Sui Sicong.


Project credits:

Architectural, interior & landscape design: Ateno
Client:
Xiamen Donghua Haitian Investment Co Ltd.
Chief designer: Sun Jianhua
Design team: Cao Keqin, Zhu Chenni, Ma Zhipan

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Empowering Children with a Watch That Guides Habit Formation and Joyful Growth

As a parent, managing your children’s daily routines can be daunting. The NehNehBaby Training Watch simplifies this with practical features that do more than just tell time. It uses timed alarms, gentle vibrations, and engaging screen animations to remind your child of essential activities like eating, using the potty, brushing teeth, and playing. The potty alerts are particularly helpful, encouraging independence and confidence in bathroom habits. Additional reminders for drinking water and exercising promote healthy physical habits. These features integrate seamlessly into daily life, bringing structure to the chaos of growing children’s schedules and supporting their exploration and growth with fun, effective reminders.

Designer: NehNehBaby

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The NehNehBaby training watch guides your child’s day, gently ushering them through essential routines—from mealtime and potty breaks to tooth brushing and cherished periods of reading and play. This guiding presence is what transforms the NehNehBaby training watch from a simple tool into a treasure within the parenting toolkit, as it smoothly orchestrates the daily routines, ensuring smoother days filled with less friction and more harmony.

The Training Watch integrates timed alarms, vibrations, and screen animation reminders to help children develop regular lifestyle habits, covering critical daily activities such as potty, drinking water, brushing teeth, bathing, studying, and exercising.

The importance of this tool becomes even more apparent for parents of children aged 2 to 8. This period is akin to the prime planting season in a garden, where the seeds of healthy routines are sown, destined to grow into lifelong habits. These early years are when habits around healthy eating, staying active, getting sufficient rest, and engaging in regular learning activities take root, setting the stage for a lifetime of well-being.

The training watch ingeniously incorporates the principles of habit formation, as detailed in James Clear’s influential work, “Atomic Habits.” The watch brings to life Clear’s habit cue formula—’I will [BEHAVIOR] at [TIME] in [LOCATION]’—through engaging animations and musical cues that signal when and where specific tasks should be performed. This makes the habit-forming process enjoyable for children and solidifies the association of certain activities with specific times and places, embedding these routines deeply within their daily lives. Moreover, the watch is equipped with timed reminders, skillfully encouraging children to independently recognize and respond to these cues, fostering a growing sense of autonomy.

The watch’s reminder function helps children remember and execute daily tasks, reducing the mental load of parental supervision.

Habit Cultivation

Time Management and Self-Monitoring

The watch’s task completion log represents another strategic application of Clear’s insights, transforming the tracking of habits into an interactive and rewarding experience for children. This feature allows kids to mark off their completed tasks visually, paving the way for parental recognition and rewards. Such positive reinforcement not only celebrates their accomplishments but also motivates continued adherence to their routines, solidifying the desired behaviors and making the cultivation of these habits a natural and integral part of their day.

As children become accustomed to the rhythm introduced by the training watch, the device’s role evolves, with a significant focus shifting towards teaching time management and self-monitoring skills—abilities that are increasingly vital in today’s fast-paced and often overwhelming world. While task management is an integral part of this stage, the focus is on empowering children to approach their days confidently, significantly reducing stress and allowing them the freedom and space to fully embrace the joys of childhood. The ability to keep up with tasks through delightful animations that accompany task reminders engages children. Taking a potty break or brushing their teeth without constant adult supervision cultivates a sense of independence in children, lightening their mental load and creating ample room for play, creativity, and relaxation.

The watch’s design acknowledges the unique ways children perceive and interact with time. They often become fully immersed in the moment or rush through tasks that are less appealing. With its musical or vibrational alerts, the watch’s timer feature bridges the gap between a child’s relaxed pace and the adult world’s need for timeliness. By establishing clear end times for activities, the watch transforms potential daily challenges, like toothbrushing or getting ready for school, into smooth, enjoyable routines that teach the importance of time management without the pressure of feeling rushed.

Additionally, the watch introduces the “Breath Sync” feature, a thoughtful addition designed to help children relax and manage stress. This feature provides guided breathing exercises through charming animations, such as easy-to-follow text cues or a friendly bear demonstrating deep breathing techniques. This focus on relaxation is particularly beneficial, helping children wind down and find calm amidst their active days.

Physically, the watch has a 1.09-inch screen and a comfortable, hypoallergenic silicone strap. It features a power button, which also serves as a “return to home screen” button, and a “Fun button” that announces the time with a short press. A double tap on the “Fun button” brings up the settings. The watch charges through a magnetic charger port, avoiding the need for exposed charging holes.

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Tim Cook rocks an exclusive pair of Nike Air Max 1 ’86s “made on iPad”

Nike made these exclusive ‘Made on iPad’ Air Max 1 ’86s for Tim Cook

When Apple announced, “Nike made these exclusive ‘Made on iPad’ Air Max 1 ’86s for Tim Cook to celebrate the launch of the new iPads,” calling them exclusive barely scratches the surface. The design of these Nike Air Max 1s immediately grabs your attention. They have an off-white upper that seems to be a blend of synthetic rubber and mesh. The sneaker really stands out with its multicolored Nike Swoosh wrapping around it, displaying a vibrant rainbow spectrum with a textured, paintbrush-like effect.

Designer: Nike

Speckles of color are scattered throughout the white midsole, adding a playful touch to the otherwise minimalist design. The visible air unit in the heel, a signature of the Air Max series, is showcased through a transparent window, offering a glimpse into the shoe’s cushioning technology.

The shoe’s sole sports a speckled brown finish that really pops against the lighter upper. Parked next to the shoe is the latest iPad Pro and the shiny new Apple Pencil Pro, showcasing a sketch of the design. It’s like a little window into how this cool shoe came to life. This sneaker is a piece of art—but also practical too, something Tim Cook might wear every day. For the rest of us? It’s the kind of collector’s item we daydream about scoring.

‘Made on iPad’ Air Max 1 ’86s

The tongue of this Nike Air Max 1 features a special customization. It sports a crisp white label with the iconic Nike logo in blue at the top. Below the logo, a striking red Nike Swoosh catches the eye. The unique touch is the phrase “made on iPad,” scrawled in a casual, handwritten-style font right beneath the Swoosh. This detail highlights the collaboration between Nike and Apple, connecting the sneaker to the creative capabilities of the iPad. It’s a sleek blend of technology and fashion, making this shoe truly one of a kind.

Shifting from the colorful design of the Nike Air Max 1 ’86, let’s explore another uber-rare sneaker with a nostalgic twist. These Omega Sports Apple Computer Sneakers were custom-made for Apple employees and distributed at a National Sales Conference in the mid-’90s. Featuring a predominantly white upper, the old-school rainbow Apple logo on both the tongue and the lateral quarter is a standout detail, adding a splash of color.

Omega Sports Apple Computer Sneakers

Never released to the public, this particular pair of sneakers is one of the most obscure in existence and highly coveted on the resale market. Each pair comes with an alternative set of red laces, enhancing their collectibility. The sneakers bear the style number 8106 and, comically, come with a note that sales are final and not eligible for return.

With prices reaching up to $50,000 USD, these sneakers are among the rarest Apple collectibles. They highlight Apple’s early initiatives to blend technology with lifestyle long before their tech products became global icons.

Circling back to the origin of the Nike Air Max 1, this iconic sneaker first hit the shelves in 1987. It was the first in the Nike Air Max line to feature visible Air cushioning in the midsole. Created by Tinker Hatfield and inspired by the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Air Max 1 is celebrated for its innovative design that showcases its inner workings, much like Pompidou’s architecture.

Tim Cook wearing a pair of exclusive ‘Made on iPad’ Air Max 1 ’86s

This shoe has become a major favorite in sneaker culture, known for its comfort and the array of colorways it has inspired, such as the striking original red and white. Each version highlights the unique style and enduring appeal of the Air Max 1.

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Xbox Half handheld gaming console has retractable side panels to hide away buttons and joystick

If recent leaks by trusted tipsters like Jez Corden (Windows Central Managing Editor) are to be believed, then we should see an Xbox handheld gaming console launch in 2026. Insiders have already hinted that the handheld prototype is already in the development stage and Microsoft plans to reveal some details next year or even earlier.

Interestingly, Microsoft recently sent out a survey about the current usage of handheld gaming devices and whether interested candidates are willing to buy one in the next five years. Also, the survey was keen on knowing whether candidates would prefer the ability to stream games via Xbox Game Pass. So, are we finally looking at a Microsoft handheld gaming device that could dethrone Nintendo Switch, Asus ROG Ally, Lenovo Legion Go and Steam Deck from the top spots in market share?

Designer: Banseok Seo

Investing years of R&D in developing gaming consoles is a winning formula for Xbox, Sony and even Nintendo. This applies to handhelds too as manufacturers release gaming devices only after a gap of a couple of years or even more. This concept for an Xbox handheld has a great form factor that Microsoft would be keenly observing for its form factor and functionality. Called the Xbox Half, this portable gaming device stands out from the rest when it comes to ergonomics and function. Just like the PSP, this one is good for gaming, consuming multimedia content, and listening to music.

With a retracting beacon of joystick and buttons on both sides, in full-width configuration, the gadget measures 11.30 inches for gaming and a compact mode that conceals them for an 8-inch form factor. This makes the Xbox handheld comfortable and convenient to use. The back panel keeps the brand identity alive as you pull the beacons out the X logo appears. Pretty cool isn’t it? To give distinction to the handheld from the Xbox game console, the buttons and joystick have a muted color hue in black.

Other input buttons including the power button, brightness controller, volume buttons, and the USB Type-C connector and the game slot card lie on the front and rear sides. A lot of thought has been put into conceptualizing the Xbox Half and we are looking forward to seeing what the real thing will look like when finally revealed.

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This ‘Foldable’ Security Camera has a hinge that also lets you ‘shut down’ your camera!

Most cameras follow a simple architecture – they’re either cylindrical shaped, following the traditional shape of camera lenses, or they’re spherical shaped, allowing for 360° rotation. Not that cameras need to be any awkward or unique shape, but it helps when something breaks the mold, creating a design that stands out for being radically unique. Meet the Psync Genie S, a camera that thinks outside the box, by making a camera that quite literally IS a box. With a ‘lid’ that contains the camera lens and the floodlight, the Genie S automatically adjusts itself to face anywhere on a vertical axis, letting it look straight, up, or down. However, the lid also has another feature, it acts as a literal privacy shutter by simply allowing you to ‘shut down’ your camera. Turn the camera off and its lid quite literally closes to have the lens face directly downward, effectively turning the camera off!

Designers: Milian Lu and Duo Li

Drawing inspiration from Bauhaus principles, the Genie S boasts a minimalist aesthetic. Clean lines and geometric shapes prioritize function without compromising style. But the camera’s true innovation lies in its transformable design. Unlike most static security cameras, the Genie S features a unique “Open Box” design that physically transforms based on its operational state. This movement provides instant feedback to users, letting them know whether the camera is active or not. It’s a subtle yet effective detail that enhances the user experience.

Beyond its rather quirky-yet-functional form, the Genie S packs a powerful technological punch. At its heart lies a tiny, custom-developed dual-axis gimbal system. This innovative technology allows for a wide field of view, capturing a significant portion of your space with 350-degree horizontal and 135-degree vertical coverage. Furthermore, the Genie S boasts a crisp 2K resolution with 6x zoom, allowing you to see clear details even when zoomed in on specific areas.

One of the most intriguing features of the Genie S is its “ViewSay” technology. This AI-powered system goes far beyond simple motion detection. ViewSay analyzes and interprets the visual data it captures, providing users with intelligent notifications. Imagine receiving a notification that says “Pet cat playing on the couch” instead of a generic “motion detected” alert. This level of detail allows for a more informed response and peace of mind.

The Genie S prioritizes user control over data privacy. Unlike some security cameras that rely on cloud storage subscriptions, the Genie S offers local storage options (32GB or 64GB). This ensures your data remains private and eliminates any hidden fees associated with cloud storage. Additionally, users can customize motion detection alerts to receive notifications only for specific events, such as people, pets, or vehicles. This minimizes unnecessary alerts and allows you to focus on what truly matters.

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COA Arquitectura tops Mexico winery with sawtooth roof

Tierra Tinta in Mexico

Mexican studio COA Arquitectura has enclosed a winery outside of Guadalajara with a corrugated steel sawtooth roof and rammed earth walls.

Located in Aguascalientes, the 16,576-square-foot (1,540 square meters) Tierra Tinta Winery includes three buildings arranged in a loose triangle – the winery with a tasting room and cellar, separate restrooms and a third building which will house a future restaurant.

Stone winery in Mexico
COA Arquitectura has completed a winery outside of Guadalajara

Each of the three buildings was arranged diagonally by COA Arquitectura to create “enclosures” between one another and “apertures” to the surrounding landscape, which includes the vineyard, the neighbouring Cerro del Muerto mountain and a small lake.

Informed by the agricultural buildings of the area, each building is enclosed in rammed earth walls that are freestanding, square or C-shaped and in-filled with metal and wood.

Stone walls with pavilions
It contains three buildings enclosed by rammed earth walls

At their centre, low-lying desert vegetation such as cacti and olive trees were interspersed amongst stone benches that double as retaining walls for the grounds.

Visitors enter the main winery building at a slim gap between the heavy stone walls. From there, an open courtyard leads to a volume containing the production facilities on one side, while a tasting room and outdoor seating lie on the other.

Stone walls with tree
The main building is divided into two volumes

A sawtooth steel roof covers the length of the facilities, lying exposed and uncovered by the stone walls on its far side.

“The nave is roofed with corrugated steel sheets in a sawtooth shape taking light from the north through a steel door-window façade,” said the studio.

Slatted roof
Production facilities lie underneath a steel roof

Both areas are fronted with slatted overhangs covering glass doors along each length.

The tasting room is layered with a rough wooden plank floor, bar and ceiling, and leads directly onto a patio suspended over the lake.

Stone winery
A tasting room sits to one side

“The interior space is covered with train sleepers’ floor and a wooden ceiling looking for warmth,” said the studio.

“And in it, only four elements: a wardrobe fixed to the wall, a pair of counter tables and a steel cylinder that through a rear opening, leads to a spiral stairway that takes you to the cellar,” it continued.

A deck with tables and chairs
The tasting room leads out onto a deck

The tasting room’s staircase leads into the cellar below – situated underneath the production facilities – which contains a large, subterranean tasting space.

“Once you are downstairs, a serpent-shaped pathway allows you to leave behind the natural light and dramatize the surprise upon arrival,” said the studio.

Stone hallways
A spiral staircase leads to a subterranean space

The basement space is supported by pillars running along its length and is backed by a steel wall and earthen walls on either side.

A slated ceiling runs its entirety, punctuated by cylindrical, steel-covered lighting pendants.

Long table with barrels
An additional tasting room below ground contains wine barrels placed on tracks

These lights were run over a long wooden table facing rows of wine barrels that sit on wooden tracks amongst a gravel floor.

The same rough-hewn floorboards create a small platform.

“A cabinet full of bottles, boulders moistened by water drops, a countertop and wine barrels on the floor complete the space searching for the ideal atmosphere for both the wine maturation and the wine enjoyment,” said the studio.

Elsewhere, the same slim access is reflected in the earthen walls of the restroom outbuilding and eventual restaurant.

Stone walls in Mexico
An outbuilding contains restrooms

An open courtyard in the restroom building leads to either bathroom, which is outfitted with a long, suspended steel sink and stalls with wooden doors.

Natural stone walls and a steel metal roof complete the space.

COA Arquitectura recently completed a monolithic forest home in Jalisco. Dezeen recently rounded up twelve other vineyard projects from around the globe.

The photography is by César Béjar


Project credits:
Francisco Gutiérrez
Project Manager: Catalina Joya
Collaborators: Tania Robles, María Morales, Edgar Ramírez
Structural engineering: CEROMOTION,Juan Jesús Aguirre

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Dezeen Agenda features Nike's development of its own AI design model

Nike AI model

The latest edition of our weekly Dezeen Agenda newsletter includes the news that Nike is developing of its own AI model for product design. Subscribe to Dezeen Agenda now.

Sportswear brand Nike has announced that it is developing a generative AI model to design products using its large collection of athlete data. Nike chief innovation officer John Hoke stated that the company aims to utilise its unique athlete performance data by developing a custom large language model (LLM).

A bridge spanning river
Carlo Ratti Associati proposes replacement for collapsed Baltimore bridge

This week’s newsletter also featured Carlo Ratti Associati’s proposed replacement for the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, a concrete home in Switzerland by architecture studio Celoria Architects and Dutch designer Gijs Schalkx’s car that runs on plastic waste.

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Hear the Roar of 6 Iconic Lamborghini in Your Living Room with the SL-1200M7B Turntable

Automobili Lamborghini and Technics, both leaders in automobiles and audio equipment, have long upheld traditions of excellence. Each, known for innovation and expertise, continually advances their respective fields. Their collaboration has produced the SL-1200M7B turntable, a product that combines top-tier engineering and design, showcasing the strong capabilities of both brands.

Designer: Technics + Lamborghini

Founded in 1963 by Ferruccio Lamborghini, Automobili Lamborghini set out to create the world’s most beautiful and powerful sports cars. Known for their dramatic designs and thunderous V12 engines, Lamborghini cars quickly became symbols of status and performance. Over the decades, Lamborghini has consistently pushed the boundaries of automotive engineering, achieving a legendary status among car enthusiasts.

On the flip side, Technics, established by Panasonic in 1965, revolutionized the audio industry with its direct-drive turntable technology, first introduced in the early 1970s. This innovation was crucial for DJs, as it provided a more reliable and precise way to mix and scratch records, effectively changing the DJ scene forever. The SL-1200 series, introduced for DJs, is appreciated for its reliability and sound quality, making it a common choice in clubs globally.

Both brands have continuously evolved, driven by a commitment to innovation and a passion for delivering extraordinary experiences. Their collaboration on the SL-1200M7B turntable represents a blend of cutting-edge audio technology and automotive design flair anchored in their shared heritage. For enthusiasts of both brands, this turntable showcases decades of pioneering history and performance.

The SL-1200M7B’s tonearm, a key component in the DJ scene for years, provides excellent tracking performance due to its high-precision bearings and superior initial-motion sensitivity.

Firing up the SL-1200M7B goes beyond playing vinyl—it ignites the visceral thrill of a Lamborghini. The turntable includes an exclusive vinyl record featuring the sweet-sounding engine exhaust notes of six iconic Lamborghini V12-engine super sports cars: the 400GT 2+2, Miura SV, 25th Anniversary Countach, Diablo 6.0 SE, Murciélago LP 640, and Revuelto. These sounds mirror the exhilarating sensation of driving a Lamborghini, where every rev feels like the roaring bull comes to life.

This special edition turntable turns each playback into a performance, highlighting Lamborghini’s rich legacy. The picture disc, illustrating the tire of the Revuelto, adds visual drama to the auditory experience. The package is completed with a custom slipmat and stickers featuring the Automobili Lamborghini and Technics logos, enriching its collectible appeal.

Experience the roar of Lamborghini with Technics’ exclusive gift: a turntable adorned with prestigious logos.

Turning Tables: The SL-1200M7B Combines Top-Notch Audio with Sleek Design

The SL-1200M7B turntable represents a significant leap forward in audio technology, combining Lamborghini’s dynamic flair with Technics’ renowned precision. At its heart is a coreless direct drive motor that provides stable, cogging-free rotation and powerful torque. This feature ensures that DJs can perform without experiencing the interruptions or inconsistencies that can occur with lesser equipment. The motor’s ability to maintain consistent speed under varying loads means that the audio output is always crystal clear and faithful to the original recording.

In addition to its robust motor, the SL-1200M7B boasts a highly sensitive tonearm that uses high-precision bearings, surpassing the performance of its predecessors. This tonearm is adept at reading the nuances in vinyl grooves, translating them into audio with minimal error or distortion. Whether it’s old classics or new cuts, this tonearm ensures that every detail of the music is captured and conveyed with exceptional clarity. The ability to track grooves accurately, even during intensive scratching sessions, makes this turntable a reliable choice for DJs who demand the best in their performances.

Coreless Direct Drive Motor Achieving Stable Rotation and Stylus Illuminator Featuring a High-brightness and Long-life White LED

Design-wise, the SL-1200M7B does not disappoint, featuring a two-layer structure platter that significantly enhances vibration damping. Together with a high-rigidity cabinet and high-damping insulator, the turntable is virtually immune to external vibrations, preserving sound quality even in high-energy environments. The visual aesthetics are equally compelling, with the design drawing inspiration from Lamborghini’s iconic style. This turntable not only sounds exceptional but also stands as a striking piece of craftsmanship that complements any DJ setup or home audio system.

Let’s Set the Right Tone: Power and Prestige in Lamborghini’s Legendary V12 Lineup

Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 (Introduced: 1966)

Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2

  • Engine: 3.9-liter V12
  • Power Output: 320 horsepower
  • Exhaust Note: Smooth yet robust, with a deep rumble that underscores its grand touring capabilities.
  • Features: This grand tourer blends power with luxury, offering a spacious interior and refined driving experience. It marks a significant early step in Lamborghini’s performance car history.
  • Notable Design Feature: The 400GT 2+2 features a distinctive, elongated front end and sleek, rounded body lines that exude elegance and sophistication, setting it apart as a true classic in automotive design.

Lamborghini Miura SV (Introduced: 1971)

Lamborghini Miura SV

  • Engine: 4.0-liter V12
  • Power Output: 385 horsepower
  • Exhaust Note: Sharp and intense, the Miura SV’s sound is as dramatic as its appearance, with a high-pitched roar that crescendos rapidly with acceleration.
  • Features: This is the pinnacle of the Miura line, with technical refinements for improved handling and a more powerful engine setup.
  • Notable Design Feature: The Miura SV is renowned for its revolutionary rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout that significantly improved the car’s balance and handling, making it a trendsetter for sports cars. Its striking “eyelash” headlight surrounds became one of its most distinctive and iconic visual elements.

Lamborghini 25th Anniversary Countach (Introduced: 1988)

  • Engine: 5.2-liter V12
  • Power Output: 455 horsepower
  • Exhaust Note: Aggressive and loud, the Countach’s exhaust bellows with a raw, mechanical intensity that is unmistakable.
  • Features: Introduced to celebrate 25 years of Lamborghini, this model sports aesthetic and functional enhancements, maintaining the Countach’s iconic status.
  • Notable Design Feature: The 25th Anniversary Countach features distinctive scissor doors, a hallmark that became synonymous with Lamborghini’s image of exotic performance and dramatic flair. This edition accentuated the model’s wedge-shaped, sharply angled design, further solidifying its presence as a symbol of 1980s automotive extravagance.

Lamborghini Diablo 6.0 SE (Introduced: 2001)

  • Engine: 6.0-liter V12
  • Power Output: 550 horsepower
  • Exhaust Note: Deep and powerful, the Diablo’s roar is commanding with a clear, thunderous pitch that signals its formidable power.
  • Features: Among the most powerful Diablos, featuring advanced engineering for improved stability and an ultra-modern look.
  • Notable Design Feature: The Diablo 6.0 SE features a distinctive wedge-shaped body that is both aerodynamic and aggressively styled. Its sharp, angular lines and gullwing doors accentuate its appearance, making it instantly recognizable as a symbol of 90s supercar design.

Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 (Introduced: 2006)

Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640

  • Engine: 6.5-liter V12
  • Power Output: 640 horsepower
  • Exhaust Note: Overwhelmingly ferocious, the Murciélago’s exhaust has a guttural growl that turns into a piercing scream at high revs, embodying the beast it is named after.
  • Features: Known for its raw power, the Murciélago LP 640 offers advanced aerodynamics and a robust frame, enhancing speed and performance.
  • Notable Design Feature: The Murciélago LP 640 features iconic scissor doors that rise up and forward when opened, a hallmark of Lamborghini’s most exclusive models. This dramatic door design not only adds to the visual impact but also reflects the car’s bold, aggressive nature.

Lamborghini Revuelto (Introduced: 2022)

Lamborghini Revuelto

  • Engine: Latest V12 hybrid technology
  • Power Output: Unspecified, but includes electric boost
  • Exhaust Note: A complex symphony of traditional V12 bellow blended with the whir of electric motors, offering a glimpse into the future of hybrid sports cars.
  • Features: Combining classic V12 engine power with electric motors, the Revuelto showcases Lamborghini’s innovation towards more efficient and high-performing hybrids.

Lamborghini Revuelto 1001-HP Hybrid V-12

  • Key Notable Design Feature: The Revuelto features a cutting-edge aerodynamic design with active elements that adjust to enhance performance and efficiency dynamically. The exterior incorporates sharp lines and an aggressive stance, embodying Lamborghini’s modern design ethos while optimizing airflow to reduce drag and improve handling at high speeds.

Lamborghini Revuelto

Each of these models showcases Lamborghini’s evolution in automotive design and performance, with their distinctive exhaust notes playing a crucial role in defining the visceral driving experience they offer.

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