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Maze-like stairways and optical illusions are designed to trick the eyes of lodgers at this MC Escher-inspired guesthouse in the city of Guilin, China.

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Canadian design studio SDI has presented its WRKkit concept for adaptable offices at IDS Toronto, using a booth modelled on a giant DIY toy.

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The Lookout on the English seaside, designed by Hampshire County Council, has a slender mono-pitched roof and concrete fins that shelter it from the "beautiful and brutal" elements and rising sea levels.
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Florence Knoll Bassett, the American designer who pioneered the modern open-plan office, passed away on 25 January

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The figures are visible under UV light; other paintings may also have hidden drawings.

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Dutch designer Marije Vogelzang took IDS Toronto visitors on a journey narrated by a seed, through a forest of ribbons to reach hidden areas that stimulated all five senses.

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danish firm johansen skovsted arkitekter transforms a cottage and shed sited in the protected landscape of denmark. initially built in 1905, the project is situated among historic vacation homes carefully placed along slopes of overgrown moraine and sand dunes, rising from surrounding flatlands. the reconstruction’s ambition is to recreate the sense and atmosphere of being in the heritage building before it was left unused and timber infestation made restoration unavoidable. the structure, originally built as a pair of log cabins, is reimagined as a wooden light-frame construction, with an exterior maintaining the protected expression of the original house. the new interior interprets memories and accumulated features for contemporary conditions, informed by the modern structure.

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London-based designer Keiichi Matsuda imagines how augmented reality will define the workstation of the future in short film Merger

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US company Backdrop is aiming to ease the process of choosing the right paint, through a curated selection of colours and adhesive samples for testing on walls, along with an essentials kit and a redesigned can.
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A windowless wall punctured by a roof-level void projects from this steel-clad black house near Tokyo, creating a secret “exterior living room”.

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Sandra Robles Boesler has stripped away plaster in a Panama City apartment to create a raw aesthetic that is balanced with wood flooring and pastel decor.

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