Dezeen - design magazine

issue #110 19/07/12



Z-Boat by Zaha Hadid

This speedboat by Zaha Hadid has failed to impress readers, who think the British architect should stick to designing buildings. Read the full story and comments »

Biomimicry Shoe by Marieka Ratsma and Kostika Spaho

This 3D-printed shoe inspired by a bird's skull has started a debate about biomimicry and its definition in terms of design. Read the full story and comments »

London Thatch by James Kirk

Readers think that Prince Charles would approve of this proposal to thatch London's postwar housing blocks, but are unsure about how practical it would be. Read the full story and comments »

International Centre for the Arts Jose de Guimarães by Pitagoras Arquitectos

The shimmering brass exterior of this arts centre in Portugal has wowed most readers, but some think the interior lacks personality. Read the full story and comments here »

Duplex by Frank Gehry for Make it Right

Although readers appreciate the altruistic intentions of this house designed by Frank Gehry for families affected by Hurricane Katrina, they prefer his more sculptural buildings. Read the full story and comments »

World Architecture Festival 2012 awards shortlist announced

Over 300 buildings have been shortlisted for awards at this year’s World Architecture Festival, which will take place from 3-5 October in Singapore. Read the full list here »

Mouth Factory by Cheng Guo

Tools that are operated by simple mouth movements such as chewing and blowing look too much like hard work to readers. Read the full story and comments »

Zoomlion Headquarters Exhibition Center by amphibianArc

Readers' opinions are divided by this shape-shifting exhibition centre: some think the flapping wings are beautiful while others worry they will decapitate pedestrians. Read the full story and comments here »

Ridged Roof Furniture by Ainė Bunikytė

The view from this rooftop furniture would be impressive but readers have voiced their concerns over health and safety, and whether the chairs would be able to hold a person's weight of a person. Read the full story and comments »

New Pinterest board: plants

Check out images of all the plants we've featured on Dezeen on our latest Pinterest board. We now have over 20,000 followers on Pinterest – join them here. More »

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Luminaire Hut on Sleds by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

This house on a sled is our most popular story this issue »

Pride&Glory Interactive office by Morpho Studio

An office with furniture made from recycled wooden boards and pallets is the most liked on Facebook »

Z-Boat by Zaha Hadid

This speedboat designed by Zaha Hadid is our most shared story on Twitter »

Pride&Glory Interactive office by Morpho Studio

An interior lit by bulbs hanging from cables is proving most popular on Pinterest »

Architecture and design news

Bestselling erotic novel “driving sales of designer sex toys” »

Foster + Partners shortlisted to design Hong Kong arts venue »

London Festival of Architecture to go annual »

Most architects to be excluded from public procurement »

The British public don’t understand the role of the architect »

Olympic Village furniture goes on sale »

Developer of New Mexico ghost town pulls out »

“Retailers urged to support design copyright campaign” – The Guardian »

“Design can turn a small company into a large one”- Credit Suisse Research »

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Pages Of

Ten copies of new culture and urbanism magazine Pages Of to be won »

Competition winners


Hannah Rowley from the UK won an iPad from Architectural Design.

Lisa Beddall won V&A membership for a year and a copy of Thomas Heatherwick: Making, and Mickie Bull, Lisa Roberts-Goldner, Thomas Bryans, Aitor Albo and Carla Gomes all won tickets to Heatherwick Studio: Designing the Extraordinary.

Olena Okunieva from the Ukraine won a Libratone Live speaker.

Dezeen Music Project

Tracks from the Dezeen Music Project blog this week include club-friendly tech-house by DJ Simplex and a piece named "Theme of the Colossal Squid". Listen to all the tracks »