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UPS delivery vans get electric makeover by Arrival

Electric vehicle company Arrival has co-developed a fleet of 10,000 electric vans with UPS in the delivery service’s signature livery. The electric vans, which are specially developed versions of the UK startup’s Generation 2 model, will be rolled out across the UK, Europe and the US between 2020 and 2024. Wheels are attached to a
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Yellow desk made from concrete-injected balloons features in Hem headquarters

Hem has designed its own headquarters at the centre of Stockholm, with interiors by the furniture brand’s in-house design team and Atelier Paul Vaugoyeau. A focal point of the HQ is a three-metre-long edition of Hem’s Puffy Brick counter that’s covered in amorphous, acid-yellow blocks. London-based art and design studio Soft Baroque produced the counter
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The top architecture and design roles this week include positions at Johnson Naylor and David Chipperfield Architects

This week we’ve hand-picked five of the most promising opportunities on Dezeen Jobs, including vacancies at interior architecture studio Johnson Naylor and architecture firm David Chipperfield Architects. Senior designer at Johnson Naylor Interior architecture firm Johnson Naylor is looking for an interior designer to join its studio in London. The practice recently converted a world
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Pale green ceramic tiles cover exhibition centre in China

Architecture practice Playze and design firm Schmidhuber covered the Ningbo Urban Planning Exhibition Center in eastern China in a skin of pale green glazed ceramic tiles. Located in Ningbo Eastern New Town overlooking the waterfront, the conference centre is a venue for exhibitions and events relating to urban planning and development. “The goal was to
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Mark Odom Studio restores mid-century building for Austin insurance company BKCW

US firm Mark Odom Studio has opened up the floor plan of a mid-century office building in Austin for insurance company BKCW. The original structure by architects Pendley & Day was built in 1960 on North Lamar Boulevard, in an area just north of downtown Austin. It’s low-slung form juts out on stilts to overlook
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Studio Amit designs elderly housing with “sense of vitality” in Israel

Tel Aviv’s Studio Amit has opted for colourful details to add flair to this retirement housing development in Israel. Studio Amit designed the project for Maccabi Healthcare Services’ chain of private, upscale retirement complexes around the country, called Bayit Balev. Israel has national health insurance but requires membership to one of four organisations, either Maccabi,
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Timber health centre surrounds courtyard of medicinal plants

MAAJ Architectes placed a cross-shaped courtyard for growing medicinal plants at the heart of a timber-framed health centre in the French town of Taverne. The Taverny Medical Centre brings together several previously disparate healthcare facilities under one roof. Because of the busy road next door MAAJ Architectes, decided to turn the building inwards. The plan of
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ALT uses aerospace-inspired packaging for its “mind-expanding” liquid cannabis

Science, aeronautics and NASA inspired the Very Polite Agency’s packaging design for ALT, a liquid cannabis product for people who want a mind-expanding rather than purely medicinal high. The Canadian creative agency worked on every aspect of the brand identity with the ALT founders, including the name. “ALT” is a play on the words “altitude”
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Prepare for Valentine’s Day with our new romantic restaurants Pinterest board

To get you in the mood for Valentine’s Day we’ve created a new Pinterest board showcasing romantic restaurants. Venues featured include an elegant eatery inside a New York museum and a decadent Venetian dining space. The board also features a high-end restaurant in Copenhagen that projects glowing northern lights above diners and a dining space that
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Renesa uses terracotta-brick walls to carve up interiors of Indian showroom

Room dividers composed of hollow terracotta bricks frame the products within this home decor showroom in the northwestern Indian city of Amritsar. Designed by New Delhi-based studio Renesa, the 1,300-square-foot showroom belongs to homeware brand Rustickona. The brand, who has named the showroom The Terramater, wanted a retail space that felt homely and welcoming –
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