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Asylum in Ratched designed to look like “a beautiful person with a really dark secret”

January 12, 2021 Jennifer Hahn 0
Dr Hanover's office from Netflix's Ratched

Production designer Judy Becker treated Lucia State Hospital like a character in its own right to ensure that the gruesome psychiatric institution takes centre stage in Netflix thriller Ratched. The asylum is rich with unexpected architectural details – undulating glass-block walls or vast panoramic windows hidden behind floor-to-ceiling curtains – that are begging to be noticed. This

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Six examples of reversible architecture and design that can be taken apart and recycled

January 11, 2021 Marcus Fairs 0
Examples of reversible architecture and design

Reversible design allows products, installations or even entire buildings to be deconstructed and their components used again to reduce waste and carbon emissions. Here are six examples from Dezeen’s archives. The concept of reversible design was highlighted by interior designer Adam Strudwick of Perkins and Will during a Dezeen talk about the circular economy last

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