Ten space-saving kitchens on the peninsula were designed by architects

Ten space-saving kitchens on the peninsula were designed by architects

This review book highlights ten examples of kitchens on the peninsula, which have the functionality of kitchen islands but are a space-saving solution. Named after its geological characteristics, the kitchen peninsula is a spur that protrudes from the wall or work surfaces, creating a three-sided surface. The peninsulas are often additionally used as breakfast bars…

Shanghai Wutopia Lab Bookstore borrows from Chinese garden design

Shanghai Wutopia Lab Bookstore borrows from Chinese garden design

Bookshelves made of perforated aluminum and quartz stone are double partition walls in this labyrinth-like Shanghai bookstore of the local architectural studio Wutopia Lab. The 452-square-foot bookstore, which opened last month, is located at the foot of a recently completed brick-and-red office block called Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Cifi Xintiandi (known in English as the “Roof”).…

The Brite Bodies furniture collection nods its head to the work of influential creatives

The Brite Bodies furniture collection nods its head to the work of influential creatives

Interior designers Kate Hayes and Krista Sharif have created Brite Bodies, a debut collection of colorful furniture informed by the work of creatives including Vivienne Westwood and Ettore Sottsass. Brite Bodies has 11 designs and is the first furniture offering from the eponymous studio based in Atlanta, of which he is a co-founder Hayes i…

Hollie Bowden channels the ambiance of a gentlemen’s club in a London office

Hollie Bowden channels the ambiance of a gentlemen’s club in a London office

London gentlemen’s clubs have reported on the rich palette of materials of dark-colored oak, aged leather and natural textiles in this London interior of Hollie Bowden’s office. Spread over two floors of a magnificent Georgian town house in downtown Marylebone, the office features a subtle mix of textures, classic furniture design and custom furniture. It…

Dirk Somers creates a fictional city of fifty recently completed Flemish buildings

Dirk Somers creates a fictional city of fifty recently completed Flemish buildings

Dirk Somers, founder of the Antwerp studio Bovenbouw Architectuur, has created a “fictional but recognizable” Flemish city called Composite Presence for the Belgian pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale of Architecture. Composite presence it is built from 50 models of recent projects in Brussels and Flanders – a region in northern Belgium – which have…

The Azabu residence in Tokyo talks about modern design from the middle of the century

The Azabu residence in Tokyo talks about modern design from the middle of the century

Danish firm Norm Architects and Japanese studio Keiji Ashizawa Design designed a modern mid-century interior for the Azabu residence in Tokyo using muted dark tones and warm natural materials. Two studios also designed custom-made furniture for an apartment housed in a 1988 building located on a green plot on a hill in Tokyo. The apartment…

Seven smart projects of living together presented in the book “All together now”

Seven smart projects of living together presented in the book “All together now”

“Co-space is here to stay,” says Dezeen editor-in-chief Amy Frearson, who co-authored a design guide to shared living spaces called All Together Now. Here she selects the seven most inventive projects from the book. All together now he wrote Frearson in collaboration with an interior designer Naomi Cleaver for RIBA Books to document the trend…

Adam Richards Architects is designing the floating restaurant Cheese Bar in London

Adam Richards Architects is designing the floating restaurant Cheese Bar in London

London-based architectural studio Adam Richards Architects designed the ship, which was notified by Venetian bookstore architect James Stirling for a floating cheese-focused restaurant in London. Permanently moored in Paddington, the barge was ordered by British Land as home Cheese Bar restaurant. Top: The floating Cheese Bar is moored in Paddington. Above: The design was informed…