This week on Dezeen, we spoke to the editors of a guide about Barbie’s Dreamhouse to learn how modifications in its design showcase the evolution of the American house.
The monograph, which was launched by toymaker Mattel and structure journal Pin-Up, options detailed architectural drawings in addition to pictures by vogue photographer Evelyn Pustka.
Its co-editors, Pin-Up journal founder Felix Burrichter and journalist Whitney Mallett, defined why the guide is “the primary architectural survey of the world’s best-selling dollhouse” and shared six Dreamhouse designs that exemplify societal modifications.
This week marks a 12 months since Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022. We interviewed a variety of Ukrainian architects and designers who’re already working to rebuild their homeland whilst Russian assaults proceed.
“Life does not await anybody, and it’ll not await us,” STEM charity founder Elizeveta Korenko advised Dezeen. “We’ve got to do that work now.”
We additionally printed Ukrainian design author Tetiana Makowska’s collection of eight merchandise designed for the conflict effort, together with safety programs for monuments below risk from Russian shelling, gloves for drone pilots and invisibility shields.
In structure information, German structure agency Henn and the Technical College of Dresden have accomplished the world’s first constructing product of carbon concrete. The constructing has a skinny, twisting facade that each visually references the textile high quality of carbon fibre and is formally enabled by the fabric.
An icon got here below risk in Japan, because the demolition of the Kagawa Prefectural Gymnasium by architect Kenzo Tange was introduced. The native structure neighborhood is protesting and a petition to protect the constructing has reached practically 4,000 signatures.
Designer Paul Cocksedge unveiled a sculpture made out of greater than 2,000 items of coal in Liverpool Cathedral this week. Designed as a touch upon our fossil gasoline dependency, the set up reveals the quantity of coal consumed by a 200-watt mild bulb if illuminated for a 12 months.
In different design information, automobile model Mercedes-Benz teamed up with vogue model Moncler to create a model of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class with a reflective silver roof and wheels that resemble a puffer jacket.
The automobile was proven at London Trend Week and designed as an “eye-catching sculptural object”.
To mark Black Historical past Month, we requested Black architects and designers to call a fellow Black modern whose work they admire.
The ensuing listing consists of architects working in huge companies, multidisciplinary designers working their very own studios and educators, in addition to a Black-owned vogue model, and was really helpful by the famend Black architects and designers who featured on the 2022 listing.
In style initiatives on Dezeen this week included an interfaith advanced by David Adjaye, a California home with scalloped concrete partitions and a rural home extension in Cambridgeshire.
Our newest lookbooks featured stunning and sensible concrete bogs and houses with cleverly designed lifts.
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