Aston Martin house design

This week on Dezeen, car brand Aston Martin revealed the first house designed as part of its Automotive Galleries and Lairs residential design service, which launched last year.

Designed as a collaboration between US studio S3 Architecture and the luxury carmaker, the angular black-cedar home is set to be built in Hudson Valley, New York.

It will be the first property built as part of the carmaker’s service that aims to design bespoke spaces for its clients to show off their most cherished motorbikes.

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“Grandmaster of the white interior” Jan des Bouvrie dies aged 78

This week saw two high-profile designers pass away. Dutch celebrity designer Jan des Bouvrie, who was known for introducing minimalist interiors to the Netherlands, died at the age of 78 after a multi-year battle with prostate cancer.

In Paris, Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada, the founder of the brand Kenzo, died of coronavirus at the age of 81.

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Lost House by David Adjaye features black interiors and bedroom with a pool

Following David Adjaye being named the RIBA Royal Gold Medal-winner for 2021 last week, we took a look inside one of the early homes he designed in London.

Named Lost House, the home in King’s Cross, which has built-in raw concrete furniture, a fish pond in a lightwell and a swimming pool in the master bedroom, has recently come on the market.

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“Architects still don’t understand the role of planning”

Also in London, Joseph Henry gave his take on the continuing conflict between the Architecture Foundation-backed Antepavilions and the local council.

“The current kerfuffle between Hackney Council and the Antepavilion project shows that architects still don’t understand the role of planning and why it is a vital tool in designing and securing a high quality built environment for all,” he wrote in an opinion piece.

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Snøhetta designs barrel-vaulted El Paso Children’s Museum

In architectural news, Snøhetta unveiled designs for two major projects. In El Paso, Texas, the studio revealed its plans for a children’s museum with a barrel-vaulted roof.

It also unveiled visuals for the Cheongju New City Hall in South Korea, which will use the existing government building as its entrance.

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Ten pink interiors that range from rose blush to bright coral

This week we took a look at projects that made use of pink interiors. We rounded up projects including homes with peach-colored walls and shops with rose-tinted walls, for those looking for inspiration for a pink makeover.

Following the construction of a triangular toilet in Norway, we also rounded-up ten public toilets that have unusual-shaped floor plans.

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Tactile 6M House in Ecuador nestles into its natural surroundings

Popular projects on Dezeen this week include a house in Ecuador designed to nestle into its natural surroundings, a tiny bakery in Japan decorated in the colors of bread and a pavilion built by 2LG Studio founders in their own garden.

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