The idea that people have an innate affinity for nature dates back to the 1980s, but designing spaces according to the principles of nature is reaching a peak now.
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Celebrating the centenary of the hugely influential design school, Dezeen has rounded out everything you need to know about Bauhaus.
At the annual Milan Furniture Fair, Google is staging an experiment in neuroaesthetics – or the science of how beauty affects our brains.
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A century after its founding, the German school of art and architecture remains one of the most transcendent — and frustrating — movements of the Modernist age.
“Beauty as the height of aesthetic achievement has fallen out of favor,” designers Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh declare in the intro to Beauty(2018), a book that is equal parts history, analysis, and visual splendor. In it, they argue that designers, artists, and architects no longer use beauty as the lodestar of their work, and often avoid the word altogether. “At one time a universal aspiration, the pursuit of beauty came to a crash landing at the beginning of the 20th century,” Sagmeister and Walsh write.
10 plant-covered buildings that point to a greener future
Around the world, architects are touting plant-covered tower blocks as a way to tackle air pollution and improve the quality of urban life. From one of the world’s tallest living walls to an entire “vertical forest” city in China, check out these examples showing the rise of verdant architecture.
The Tel Aviv coastline is crowded with a mishmosh of skyscrapers, Ottoman-inspired villas, and four-story cubes painted a sunlight-reflecting shade of white. Eclecticism is synonymous with the city, whose architecture matches its melting pot of residents. But in a place where stylistic jumble is the standard, one strain stands out as the defining architectural aesthetic and a beloved household name: BauhausBauhausA school of art, architecture, and design founded in Germany by Walter Gropius and based between 1919 and 1925 in …FollowThis is a new feature.Tell us what you think.