Álvaro Siza presents new entrance for Granada’s Alhambra palace

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        Portuguese architect <a title="Álvaro Siza archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/alvaro-siza/">Álvaro Siza</a> will present plans to build a new entrance and visitor centre for historic Granada palace the Alhambra at an exhibition opening later this month in Berlin. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/03/10/alvaro-siza-new-entrance-the-alhambra-granada/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Cork-clad house by Contaminar Arquitectos features a shadow-filled swimming pool

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        Daylight filters sparingly across the concrete walls of this indoor <a title="Swimming pools archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/swimming-pools/">swimming pool</a>, which protrudes from the cork-clad facade of a family <a title="Houses archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/houses/">house</a> in Leiria, <a title="Portugal archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/portugal/">Portugal</a>, by local studio Contaminar Arquitectos (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/03/10/hill-cork-house-contaminar-arquitectos-swimming-pool/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Glass rings stack to form Pi-no Pi-no vases by Maija Puoskari

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        Sections of these glass <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/vases/">vases</a> by Finnish designer Maija Puoskari can be stacked and swapped to create different vessels for flowers. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/03/10/glass-rings-stack-to-form-pi-no-pi-no-vases-by-maija-puoskari/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Tunquen House by L2C sits high above the Chilean coastline

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        Perched on a clifftop along the Chilean shoreline, this idyllic residence by architecture studio L2C forms part of a self-sustaining community that produces its own energy and water, and deals with its own waste (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/03/10/tunquen-house-l2c-chile-coastline/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Nameless Architecture adds concrete church to growing Korean town

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        This raw <a title="Concrete archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/concrete/">concrete</a> <a title="Churches archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/churches/">church</a> by Nameless Architecture presents a cross-shaped elevation to a road junction in Byeollae, a new district under development outside <a title="Seoul archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/Seoul/">Seoul</a>, <a title="South Korea archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/South-Korea/">South Korea</a> (+ movie). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/03/09/rw-concrete-church-south-korea-nameless-architecture/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Special feature: ten amazing hotel designs

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        Following the completion of <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/02/21/renaissance-barcelona-fira-hotel-jean-nouvel/">Jean Nouvel's plant-filled hotel in Barcelona</a> and another in <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/02/17/plants-create-urban-jungle-at-berlin-hotel-by-studio-aisslinger/">Berlin described by the designers as an "urban jungle"</a>, we've compiled a list of unique <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/hotels/">hotels</a> we'd love to visit (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/03/09/special-feature-ten-amazing-hotel-designs/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Origami Sofa by Yumi Yoshida unfolds to become a floor mat

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        A mat that can be folded into a two-seat <a title="Sofas archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/sofas/">sofa</a> by <a title="California archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/California/">California</a> designer Yumi Yoshida was inspired by the ancient Japanese art of paper-folding (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/03/09/folding-sofa-uses-origami-to-transform-from-rug-to-two-seater/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Dirk Vander Kooij uses a robotic arm to print vases from scrap plastic

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        Dutch designer <a title="Dirk Vander Kooij" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/dirk-vander-kooij">Dirk Vander Kooij</a> made these vessels from scraps of plastic, melted down and built up in layers by a robotic arm. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/03/09/discarded-fridges-used-to-print-irregular-shaped-vases/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Pepe chair by Helene Steiner made from rolled-up beech veneer

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        Inspired by cigar makers in <a title="Spain archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/Spain/">Spain</a>, Austrian designer Helene Steiner has used thin strips of beech <a title="Wood archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/wood/">wood</a> rolled into pipes to create a folding <a title="Chairs archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/chairs/">chair</a>. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/03/09/pressed-veneer-pepe-chair-by-helene-steiner/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Landscape intervention by Jonas Dahlberg to honour Norwegian terrorist attack victims

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        The 77 individuals who lost their lives during the 2011 terrorist attacks in <a title="Norway archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/norway/">Norway</a> will be commemorated by this competition-winning intervention by Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg to sever a strip of headland from the coastline near Oslo. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/03/08/memorial-norwegian-terrorist-attacks-jonas-dahlberg/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Studio Makkink & Bey adds industrial playground to Mecanoo’s Reimerswaalhof housing

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        Rotterdam-based <a title="Studio Makkink &amp; Bey archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/studio-makkink-bey/">Studio Makkink &amp; Bey</a> has added an industrial <a title="More playgrounds on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/playgrounds/">playground</a> with a decorative perimeter fence to a Mecanoo-designed housing complex in Reimerswaal, the Netherlands. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/03/08/studio-makkink-bey-playground-mecanoo-reimerswaalhof-housing/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Household objects become musical instruments with Sound Pegs by Nick Brennan

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        Books, records, plant pots and even shoes can be turned into <a title="Music archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/music">musical</a> instruments thanks to British designer Nick Brennan’s Sound Pegs device (+ slideshow).  <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/03/08/household-objects-become-musical-instruments-with-sound-pegs-nick-brennan/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

MVRDV unveils reflective bowl-shaped art depot for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/news/"><strong>News:</strong></a> Dutch studio <a title="MVRDV archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/mvrdv/">MVRDV</a> has revealed its competition-winning design to create a bowl-shaped art depot for the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/rotterdam/" title="Rotterdam archive on Dezeen">Rotterdam</a> with a mirrored exterior and a rooftop sculpture garden. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/03/08/mvrdv/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>