Dezeen - design magazine

issue #111 26/07/12



We're thrilled to tell you Dezeen was named Digital Business Publisher of the Year 2012 by the Association of Online Publishers at a ceremony in London last week. Thanks to all our readers and everyone we've worked with over the last year!

Scroll on for your weekly Dezeen Mail newsletter packed with all the best stories, reader comments, jobs and competitions from Dezeen. 

View Hill House by Denton Corker Marshall

Readers think the cantilever on this house by Denton Corker Marshall is a bit over the top. Read the story and comments »

Les Mousses by Etienne Gros

They're quite keen on these squidgy nude sculptures made of  nipped and tucked blocks of soft foam by Etienne Gros though. Read the story and comments »

Butterfly Loft Apartment by Tigg Coll Architects

This apartment with a glass and oak staircase is our most popular story this issue, though one reader's worried about fire safety. Read the story and comments »

Taça by ENTLO.1A

Not everyone feels they really need this special cookie-dunking mug by ENTLO.1A but some readers can't bear to break their biscuits. Read the story and comments »

HOUS.E+ by Polifactory

Readers aren't convinced the rammed-earth walls of this house by Polifactory will be compatible with the lake on its roof. Read the story and comments »

Reality Check souvenirs at Dezeen Super Store

We've now got a range of cynical Olympic souvenir T-shirts and bags by Hackney designer Tobatron for sale at Dezeen Super Store, 38 Monmouth Street, London WC2. More details »

The Portal by Bureau A

Some think the gates that Bureau A created to keep delinquents from their doorway are beautiful, others think they're tacky and one commenter reckons he could still pee through the gaps. Read the story and comment »

Tasse by  Patrick Norguet

More cups: this time reusable ones for Mc Donalds by Patrick Norguet, which leave readers unconvinced by their green credentials. Read the story and comments »

Kinetic Rain  by ART+COM

This installation at Singapore’s Changi Airport featuring over a thousand rising and falling metal raindrops by ART+COM has readers worried about its mesmerising effects. Read the story and comments »

Jak by Karim Rashid

There's still time to take advantage of the Dezeen Watch Store summer sale, with savings of up to 40% on our curated collection of watches including Jak by Karim Rashid (above). Go to Dezeen Watch Store »

The Bergen Safe House by Max Rink, Rachel Griffin and Simon de Jong

This monument to fires in the Norwegian city of Bergen by Max Rink, Simon de Jong and Rachel Griffin has seriously impressed our readers. Read the story and comments »

Weather images from Dezeen

After a recent spell of weather-related projects, we’ve compiled a new Pinterest board featuring all the sun, rain, snow and fog from the pages of Dezeen. Follow us on Pinterest »

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Dezeen Watch Store summer sale Olympic architecture and design

The London 2012 Olympics begin tomorrow and you can see all our stories about architecture and design for the games here »

Butterfly Loft Apartment by Tigg Coll Architects

Our most popular story this week was a staircase with open risers and a glass balustrade »

Coca-Cola Beatbox by Asif Khan and Pernilla Ohrstedt

Coca-Cola's musical pavilion at the London 2012 Olympic park was our most liked story on Facebook »

HOUS.E+ by Polifactory

This house powered by a lake on it's roof was our most shared story on Twitter »

Water Villa by Framework Architecten and Studio Prototype

This house boat in Amsterdam proved popular on Pinterest this week »

Architecture and design news

World Building of the Year 2012 shortlist announced »

2012 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist announced »

Carbuncle Cup 2012 shortlist announced »

2012 RIBA Lubetkin Prize shortlist announced »

Design Academy Eindhoven “gives in to demands” of departed masters heads »

Despite changes, there’s little to love in 2012 Olympics logo »

Roger Sanchez names techno track after Zaha Hadid »

Check out Dezeen Wire for more breaking news and curated links to the best design-related content on the web. Go to Dezeen Wire »

Architecture and design recruitment

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Senior architect/project manager at BIG »

Business development and public relations internship at UNStudio »

Bilingual architects (Mandarin and English) at MAD »

Architects at HWCD »

Graphic designer at HWCD »

Rammed earth technical consultant at HWCD »

Senior interior designer at Brodin Design Build »

Martin Brudnizki Design Studio seek graduate designer »

Interior designer at The Manser Practice »

Technical retail designer/detailer at Wanda Creative »

Middleweight retail designer at Wanda Creative »

German speaking project manager at INTERIOR-iD »

Karakusevic Carson Architects seek architects »

Sheppard Robson seek architects »

Retail interior designer at Richard Brace »

Technical and clinical coordinators at Sheppard Robson »

Architectural assistant at Clive Chapman Architects »

Marketing internship at SITU STUDIO »

Studio internship at SITU STUDIO »

Architectural assistant at Luke Rose Architects »

3D design project manager at Cheil Worldwide »

Junior account executive at ING MEDIA »

Social media expert at FREE »

Film Map by Dorothy

Five prints of Film Map by Dorothy to be won »

Competition winners


Jonathan Ramdeen from the UK, Cinus Stefano from Italy, Stuart Rennie from the UK, Tom Goodfellow from the UK and Hyun Suk Kim all won a one year subscription to Disegno magazine.

Dezeen Music Project

This week on Dezeen Music Project we've featured some contrasting tracks, starting the week with acoustic guitar fingerpicking and ending with ferocious electonic beatsListen to all the tracks »