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This week we launched our Designing for Catastrophe collection

Designing for Disaster artwork

This week on Dezeen, we launched our newest collection named Designing for Catastrophe, which can have a look at how designers and designers can assist handle and mitigate pure hazards.

Dezeen options editor Nat Barker kicked off the collection by explaining why it is time for architects and designers to begin Designing for Catastrophe and the way they’ll stop, mitigate and get better from more and more widespread pure hazards.

In an opinion piece as a part of the collection, Cameron Sinclair urged architects to begin prioritising humanitarian tasks.

“How we reply to disasters tells us lots about our future,” he mentioned.

Quay Quarter Tower in Sydney named Best Tall Building Worldwide
A retrofitted skyscraper was named the world’s new finest tall constructing

In structure information, a retrofitted skyscraper in Sydney was named this 12 months’s Greatest Tall Constructing Worldwide by the Council on Tall Buildings and City Habitat.

Designed by Danish studio 3XN and Australian studio BVN, the 206-metre-high Quay Quarter Tower skyscraper was a refurbishment of the modernist Seventies AMP Heart.

In different skyscraper information, Snøhetta unveiled a chamfered skyscraper on the location of a former airport in Hong Kong.

Egg cups by Atelier Barb at Dutch Design Weel
We recognized traits from Dutch Design Week

This week we additionally continued to report on Dutch Design Week by rounding up eight traits from the influential design occasion.

Tendencies recognized by Dezeen editor-at-large Amy Frearson included merchandise made out of eggs and hybrid objects designed by synthetic intelligence.

Nike Swoosh 1 trainers
Nike launched Flyknit trainers for infants

In different design information, sportswear firm Nike launched the Swoosh 1 Flyknit trainers for infants and toddlers.

Made out of 80 per cent recycled supplies, the shoe was constructed to “assist help our earliest walkers”, mentioned the model.

Productive rooftop garden Helvetia
Productive rooftop backyard Helvetia – HERO

As October drew to an in depth, we named the very best homes of the previous month, with 4 out of 5 of October’s homes of the month being renovations or extensions.

The homes embody a Victorian terrace in Melbourne interspersed with mini gardens (pictured) together with a pale-brick household residence in Berlin and a barn-like villa in rural Belgium.

Cliffside cafe in China
A cliffside cafe in China was one among this week’s most-read tasks

Standard tasks this week included a cliffside cafe in China by Hint Structure Workplace, a minimal pink home in Mexico and a Corten cabin in Nova Scotia by Omar Gandhi.

Our newest lookbooks featured eye-catching loos with putting subway-tiled surfaces and rustic Italian interiors that evoke the historical past of the Mediterranean.

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