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Rippling red brick facade shades house in Surat by Design Work Group

Design Work Group has completed a family home in the Indian port city of Surat, which features a gently undulating brick facade that offers shade from the sun. Read more

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LA’s tallest skyscraper opens

The Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles, America’s tallest building west of the Mississippi River, has officially opened. Read more

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Panobook: A Notebook for Your Desk

A panoramic notebook for your desk? And eventually, your shelf? Panobook looks fantastic!

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RCA graduates propose new Strata system as a way to extend the lifecycle of furniture

Royal College of Art graduates Katrine Hesseldahl and Victor Strimfors have designed a modular sofa made from three distinct layers in an attempt to combat furniture waste. Read more

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Go Logic launches line of prefab homes with New England aesthetic

American design-build firm Go Logic has created a range of factory-made dwellings that were designed using passive house standards and can be constructed onsite in less than two weeks. Read more

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Norway scraps plans for controversial memorial near site of 2011 Utøya terrorist attack

Plans to cut a « wound » into a Norwegian peninsula in memory of the victims of terrorist Anders Breivik have been abandoned following years of opposition from locals. Read more

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60 UK towers fail fire safety checks following Grenfell tragedy

The number of towers that have failed fire safety checks in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire has risen to 60, as the government urges councils to submit cladding samples for testing. Read more

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Jailmake overhauls south London home to make kitchen garden the focal point

South London studio Jailmake has redesigned this once « ill-functioning » 1960s house in Peckham by opening up the kitchen and dining area to a spacious garden. Read more

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Eight recycled design projects driven by Beirut’s trash crisis

After a trash crisis led rubbish to pile up in the streets of Beirut, local designers were inspired to use the waste around them as a resource. Here are eight recycled projects that showcase their ingenuity. Read more

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Lebanese designers embrace rubbish following Beirut trash crisis

A crisis that saw mountains of garbage fill the streets of Lebanon led to heightened interest in recycled materials, say designers and architects at Beirut Design Week. Read more

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