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This week Space10 closed down after 10 years


Space10 headquarters in Copenhagen

This week on Dezeen, we revealed that after a decade of driving innovation at IKEA, design studio Space10 has closed its doorways because it had “achieved what we initially got down to accomplish”.

IKEA’s design analysis lab Space10 closed yesterday, 1 September, after almost 10 years of manufacturing innovation-led initiatives on behalf of IKEA.

“Space10 was by no means meant to final and, after a decade working with IKEA, we’ve got achieved what we initially got down to accomplish,” stated Space10 co-founder Kaave Pour.

Zaha Hadid Architects image created using DALL-E 2
Patrik Schumacher stated he was “in no way frightened” about the specter of AI

Our AItopia collection on the rising influence of synthetic intelligence (AI) drew to a detailed this week as we printed Dezeen’s coverage on utilizing text- and image-generating applied sciences.

Additionally in an opinion piece as a part of the collection, Zaha Hadid Architects principal Patrik Schumacher wrote: “I’m not in any respect frightened about dealing with the newly empowered competitors enabled by AI”.

Skyscraper poll
We requested readers to choose one of the best skyscraper from the previous 12 months

To mark World Skyscraper Day tomorrow, we requested readers to vote for one of the best skyscraper from the previous 12 months from a shortlist drawn up by the Dezeen workforce.

There may be nonetheless time to vote, with the winner set to be introduced tomorrow, 3 September.

Cristóbal Palma photographed the Villa 31 slum in Buenos Aires
Cristóbal Palma photographed the Villa 31 slum in Buenos Aires

In South America, we printed a collection of images by Chilean photographer Cristóbal Palma of the infamous Villa 31 slum in Buenos Aires forward of its redevelopment.

“It had a humorous form of metropolitan really feel as a result of it was so dense, with as much as six or seven storeys of development,” Palma instructed Dezeen. “I received the sense that, though it was very poor, there was a number of stress to have land there.”

Aerial photo of New York City
Architectural Employees United filed a criticism towards Snøhetta

Within the US, labour organiser Architectural Employees United filed an Unfair Labor Apply cost towards structure studio Snøhetta.

The organisation claimed that Snøhetta discriminated towards staff throughout a current union drive.

Apple Store in Battersea Power Station by Foster + Partners
Apple’s retail sustainability lead spoke about decreasing the influence of its shops

This week, we additionally spoke to Apple’s retail sustainability lead Rebecca Cully, who defined how the model is pushing for carbon transparency within the provide chain to cut back the influence of its shops.

“There’s so many good merchandise on the market on the earth, and so many unimaginable firms which might be doing a little actually attention-grabbing issues, however so far as innovation is worried, if we won’t establish a accomplice who’s completely dedicated to transparency it is a no-go,” she stated.

Blue timber workshop in a garden near residential towers by Cabinet
A light-weight blue pavilion in Geneva was one in every of this week’s most seen initiatives

Tasks that turned readers’ heads this week included a blue-stained timber and terracotta-brick construction in a park in Geneva, a pink housing block in Los Angeles and a Courvoisier bar designed by Yinka Ilori.

Our newest lookbooks spotlighted open-plan interiors the place eating tables take centre stage and renovated mid-century properties that marry interval and modern particulars.

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