Breathe life into concrete jungles with our flourishing Pinterest boards

As glass buildings claim more of the skyline, architects and designers are cultivating ideas for plant-filled cities. Harvest this week’s Pinterest boards of vertical gardens, facades with crawling greenery and potted interiors. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest › Main image is from Penda’s proposal for vertical gardens in a modular tower in Tel Aviv. Open the […]

Copenhagen’s Yaffa restaurant takes cues from bustling French cafes

Multi-disciplinary design studio Frama used mismatched wooden chairs and concrete surfaces to create a Middle Eastern version of the humble French bistro inside this Copenhagen restaurant. Set within Copenhagen’s historic Gråbrødretorv square, Yaffa has been transformed from a characterless concrete basement into a warm and inviting space decked out in tactile materials. The restaurant takes […]

Quanzhou Vanke “Tang” Town / cnS

Quanzhou Vanke “Tang” Town / cnS © Siming Wu + 36 Architects Location Jiangbin Road, Fengze District, Quanzhou City, Fujian, China Category Renovation Design Director Guanqiu Zhong, Gang Song, Zhiyuan Zhu Design Team Xin Jin, Hairui Lin, Zhanjun Wen, Xianggeng Lin, Zihao Liang, Mengqian Li, Xiaomao Liu, Jiabin Cai, Qingwen Pan, Liu Tan, Ruibo Li, […]

The Top 10 Design Cities of 2019

The Top 10 Design Cities of 2019 Esplendor / Paola Vega. Image Courtesy of Triba Design trends are often the result of foreign cultural influences, avant-garde creations, and innovative solutions for people’s ever-evolving needs. Although the design world seems like one big mood board, some cities have managed to outshine the rest with their recent […]

Yongnian Food Market, Julu Foods Group / Roarc Renew

Yongnian Food Market, Julu Foods Group / Roarc Renew © Freeman + 27 Architects Roarc Renew Location Shanghai, China Category Principal architect Zhenqi Bai Design Team Leqian Xu, Huiqin Lu, Mengxuan Sheng, Junyi Yang, Yejing Wu Construction consultants Tang Yuanhua from Aoyang Demonstration Tool Plant, and Zhang Chenghua from Shanghai Jielu Decoration Design Engineering Co., […]

HEYTEA Store at Hongqiao Xintiandi, Shanghai / DAS Lab

HEYTEA Store at Hongqiao Xintiandi, Shanghai / DAS Lab © Feng Shao + 27 Interiors Designers DAS Lab Location Hongqiao Xintiandi, Shanghai, China Category Interior Design Principal Designer Jingze Li Design Team Yu Qian, Guo Xiang, Jinjin Duan, Zhangyu Lu, Zeyuan Chen Area 120.0 m2 Project Year 2019 Photographs Manufacturers Loading… © Feng Shao Text […]


Xingshe Public Toilets / COBBLESTONE DESIGN CANADA © Yijie Hu + 44 Architects COBBLESTONE DESIGN CANADA Location Daxing District, Beijing, China Category Public Architecture Lead Architects Tingjie (Peter) Liu Design Team Tingjie (Peter) Liu, Dai Biao,Hu Tingjun,Shi Qian Area 3169.49 m2 Project Year 2018 Photographs Manufacturers Loading… © Yijie Hu “Children are playing in the […]

Kunshan New Life Hub / BAU

Kunshan New Life Hub / BAU © He Shu + 28 Architects Location Kunshan, Jiangsu, China Category Commercial Architecture Architectural Design Team James Brearley, Dirk Uwe Moench, Olga Mladenovic, Qun Fang, Donghui Li, Hua Huang, Wei-dong Li, Hongfei Zou, Xiulan Zhu Area 66900.0 m2 Project Year 2016 Photographs © He Shu MicrocosmIn an attempt to […]

Rua 141 and Rafael Zalc make efficient use of space within renovated São Paulo apartment

Brazilian studios Rua 141 and Zalc Architecture turned an outdoor terrace into a glazed dining room while renovating this São Paulo apartment. Encompassing 70 square metres, the AK Apartment was designed for a 30-year-old woman who loves entertaining friends. The dwelling contains a bedroom, an office and two bathrooms, along with an open-plan area for […]

Haus am Moor / Bernardo Bader Architekten

Save this picture! © Adolf Bereuter + 14 Architects Bernardo Bader Architekten Location Austria Category Houses Area 220.0 m2 Project Year 2013 Photographs Adolf Bereuter Save this picture! © Adolf Bereuter Text description provided by the architects. Bernardo Bader Architects used locally sourced spruce, fir and elm to clad the interior and exterior of this […]

House in Fontinha / Aires Mateus + SIA arquitectura

Save this picture! © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 63 Architects Aires Mateus, SIA arquitectura Location Melides, Portugal Category Houses Collaborator Ana Rita Martins Project Area 208.0 sqm Project Year 2013 Photographs Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Engineering Betar | Promee | Campo d´água Contractor Mateus Frazão More Specs Less Specs Save this picture! © Fernando […]

Nikolas Bentel creates The Wiggle Pipe in “absurd” Memphis style

New York designer Nikolas Bentel has created a handmade porcelain pipe for smoking marijuana with an unconventional wiggle form. The Wiggle Pipe features an unconventional snaking shape and three bold bright colours: a blue mouthpiece connects to a curved yellow stem, which then attaches to a white bowl where the dry cannabis herb is placed. Bentel, who […]

House in Arada / Nelson Resende

House in Arada / Nelson Resende © João Morgado + 48 © João Morgado Text description provided by the architects. The project is located in the street of the New Road, in Arada, a street with adjacent constructions relatively consolidated, in a central link between the chapel of Nossa Sra. Do Desterro and Parish Church […]

Granite boxes form clifftop house overlooking a lake in India

Stacked boxes clad in stone perch on a rocky outcrop overlooking Durgam Cheruvu Lake in Hyderabad in this house designed by architecture studio Collective Project. Called Lakehouse, the house in southern India has two distinct sides to its granite and wood facade. A plain facade with few windows faces the road, but on the lake-facing […]

Five hotels in Ibiza that combine farmhouse living with contemporary design

There’s more to Ibiza than clubber-oriented resorts – the Spanish island also hosts a growing number of agroturismo hotels in old farmhouses. Here are five that combine a farm-to-fork ethos with contemporary design. La Granja Ibiza German interior-design studio Dreimeta converted a 200-year-old farmhouse and a neighbouring cottage to create La Granja, a members-only retreat […]

C Offices / Forte Architetti

C Offices / Forte Architetti © Adam Letch + 12 © Adam Letch Text description provided by the architects. C Offices is the fit-out design for the executive offices of an important company based in Cape Town. The design decisively distorts the rigid and not very functional original layout to create dynamic environments in constant […]

Is Feminism Compatible With Architecture and Urban Planning?

Is Feminism Compatible With Architecture and Urban Planning? March of 8M in the Department of Rivera. International Women’s Unemployment 2018 in Uruguay. March 8, 2018. MediaRed [CC BY-SA 2.0 (]. Image via Wikimedia Commons + 5 The feminine experience and its contributions in different fields of knowledge have experienced increasing acceptance, being mostly praised. The voice of […]

This week, pictures were revealed of two major soon-to-open projects by Zaha Hadid Architects

This week on Dezeen, 360-degree images of the interior of Zaha Hadid Architects’ Beijing Daxing International Airport were revealed, and the firm’s Opus hotel in Dubai was shown nearing completion. Chinese media organisation CGTN unveiled 360-degree photography of the inside of Zaha Hadid Architects’ airport terminal building in Beijing this week, which is set to […]

How Renderings Can Contribute to Architectural Projects: The Lumion Example

How Renderings Can Contribute to Architectural Projects: The Lumion Example Cortesia de Lumion Over the past two decades, the role of representation and rendering has changed dramatically in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries. New rendering technologies, techniques, and programs, such as Lumion, have been contributing to this change. By including 3D rendering tools, architects […]

Day-VII Architecture: How the Architecture of Polish Churches Developed in a Secular Socialist State

Day-VII Architecture: How the Architecture of Polish Churches Developed in a Secular Socialist State Church of Our Lady Queen of Poland in Świdnica. Architect: Marian Tunikowski. Photo: Igor Snopek. Image + 46 In the mid-to-late 20th century, a secular, socialist Poland served as the backdrop for the construction of thousands of Catholic churches. In their […]

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