Dezeen - design magazine

issue #113 09/08/12



Pierres Vives by Zaha Hadid

Readers aren't convinced that Zaha Hadid's swooping glass and concrete were really essential for a few French government offices, but it's still our most popular and most commented story this week. Read the story and comments »

NV200 London Taxi by Nissan

Nissan have missed the mark with their design for a new London taxi cab as far as our readers are concerned. "I just don't see any continuity from the London cab heritage," says one commenter. Read the story and comments »

House T by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects

It's quite clear: our readers think this house by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects is a death trap. Read the story and comments »

Nike Pro TurboSpeed speed-suit

We've made a series of films for sports brand Nike about their latest innovations to coincide with the London 2012 Olympics, including a bobbly suit that moves through the air faster than skin (above) and a pair of knitted running shoes. Dezeen are also hosting a talk about the collection in London tonight. Watch the movies »

A Sign in Space by Gunilla Klingberg

Readers love these geometric patterns printed all over a beach by Gunilla Klingberg, but worry that advertisers will use the idea for evil. Read the story and comments »

Luke Hayes photography in The Changing Room at Dezeen Super Store

The Changing Room at Dezeen Super Store is an actual changing room in the shop that's given over to a different artist or designer each week. It currently features photographs of the London 2012 Aquatics Centre by Luke Hayes. More details and how to get involved »

Casa en la Ladera de un Castillo by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Readers are blown away by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos' house thrusting out from a rock face in Spain. Read the story and comments »

Braun BN0076 at Dezeen Watch Store

The Braun BN0076 is the latest watch to join Dezeen Watch Store’s carefully curated Braun collection. It's available to buy online, over the phone on +44 2075037319 or at our Dezeen Super Store pop-up shop at 38 Monmouth St, Seven Dials, London, WC2H 9EP.  More details »

Samaranch Memorial Museum by HAO and Archiland Beijing

This Olympic-themed museum based on five rings by HAO and Archiland fails to impress. Read the story and comments »

House in a Pine Wood by Sundaymorning and Massimo Fiorido Associati

This staircase extruded from a bookcase by Sundaymorning and Massimo Fiorido Associati has revealed a fear of domestic pets in some of our audience. Read the story and comments »

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Spoga Gafa House T by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects

Our most tweeted story this week was this Japanese house with holes in the walls and floors »

Pierres Vives by Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid's government building in Marseille was most liked on Facebook »

House in a Pine Wood by Sundaymorning and Massimo Fiorido Associati

This combined staircase and bookshelf is proving popular on Pinterest »

Architecture and design news

Shed create gender-neutral toy department at Harrods »

“Olympics will only take place in non-democratic countries,” say authors of Olympic Cities report »

RIBA joins protest against Olympic marketing rules »

The Royal Opera House launches competition to redesign entrances »

Wiel Arets Named Dean of IIT College of Architecture »

Flames of fame for Olympic cauldron designer »

Boost for Finnish tourism as visitors head to World Design Capital Helsinki »

Software that can tell what city it’s looking at »

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