The Ranch Mine creates modern courtyard home in the Arizona desert

American studio  The Ranch Mine has completed a residence in Phoenix that features a mix of gabled and flat volumes wrapped in corrugated metal, white stucco and honey-toned wood. The Pleats house is located near the Dreamy Draw Mountain Preserve, just north of Uptown Phoenix. The clients – proud owners of two rescue dogs – […]

Five female trailblazers who changed the field of design

Charlotte and Clementine Fiell’s book, Women in Design, highlights what made figures like Apple icon designer Susan Kare and architect Zaha Hadid revolutionary. The authors pick five women from the book who transformed design. The recently published book, Women in Design: From Aino Aalto to Eva Zeisel, by mother and daughter duo Charlotte and Clementine […]

Cow-print tiles and Tetris-style orange furniture feature in Russian cafe

Russian architect Eduard Eremchuk used Tetris-like orange modular furniture on wheels to solve the problem of limited space in a tiled cafe in Rostov-on-Don. And Y cafe is on a square next to the Don State Public Library in the city in southern Russia. With lots of universities in the area, the owner of And […]

Yaara Nusboim designs therapy dolls for children struggling with emotional trauma

Israeli designer Yaara Nusboim has developed a series of wooden toys in collaboration with child psychologists, that can help kids process difficult or repressed emotions as part of the therapeutic process. Each of the six Alma dolls corresponds to a different feeling – fear, pain, emptiness, love, anger and safety – and is designed to […]

Norman Foster’s Renault Distribution Centre is high-tech architecture’s most flamboyant structure

Next in our high-tech architecture series is Norman Foster‘s Renault Distribution Centre in Swindon, one of the most expressive and distinctive examples of the style. Completed in 1982 by Foster Associates, which became Foster + Partners, the Renault Distribution Centre was the main UK distribution facility for French car manufacturer Renault. With its expressed structure it […]

RIBA Clore Learning Centre / Hayhurst and Co.

RIBA Clore Learning Centre / Hayhurst and Co. © Kilian O’Sullivan + 22 © Kilian O’Sullivan Text description provided by the architects. The Clore Learning Centre at the RIBA is a destination for the public to engage with architecture as part of a creative learning programme. It includes a dedicated studio, study room, terrace and […]

World Architecture Festival announces winners of The Architecture Drawing Prize 2019

World Architecture Festival announces winners of The Architecture Drawing Prize 2019 Anton Markus Pasing, ‘City in a box: paradox memories’, overall winner of the 2019
 Architecture Drawing Prize The overall winner of the third annual Architecture Drawing Prize is Anton Markus Pasing with his work entitled ‘City in a box: paradox memories’. Working in the […]

Rheumatism Center / Krampe Schmidt Architects BDA

Rheumatism Center / Krampe Schmidt Architects BDA Courtesy of Krampe Schmidt Architects BDA + 24 AreaArea of this architecture projectArea: 13200.0 m2 YearCompletion year of this architecture projectYear: 2013 ManufacturersBrands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: DTS Dachtechnik, Finish, Fliesen Lepping, Steden Courtesy of Krampe Schmidt Architects BDA Text description provided by the […]

Top opportunities on Dezeen Jobs this week include positions at Ström Architects and David Chipperfield Architects

We’ve selected the most exciting roles on Dezeen Jobs this week, including vacancies at British studios Ström Architects and David Chipperfield Architects. Architect at Ström Architects Hampshire studio Ström Architects is searching for a newly qualified architect to become part of its team in Lymington, UK. The practice designed a timber-clad annex for a home in England’s […]

Penang government seeks architects and master planners to design man-made islands

Architects and master planners from across the globe are invited to submit masterplan proposals for three new islands that are set to be developed in Penang, Malaysia. The Penang South Islands (PSI) will be constructed just off the southern coast of Penang Island, which lies to the west of mainland Malaysia. Construction of the islands […]

Plywood furniture “islands” are used to customise public housing in Japan

A multifunctional furniture unit made up of raised plywood floors and pegboard walls allows residents in this public-housing complex in Osaka to customise their apartments. Nmstudio Architects were invited to create four apartment prototypes for the renovation of a Danchi (a public-housing complex) in Senri, Osaka. The 14-storey building was originally constructed in 1979 and […]

SPACE10 Explores the Future of Digital Design in Architecture

SPACE10 Explores the Future of Digital Design in Architecture Digital in Architecture Report. Image © Anne-Sophie Rosenvinge New digital advancements and technologies are redefining how we design. Looking at how these tools are becoming more ubiquitous and pervasive, IKEA’s research lab SPACE10 published The Digital in Architecture report to explore the impact of digital technology […]

Dosist sets out to redefine edible cannabis products with Dose Dial

Los Angeles-based brand Dosist has designed a “sleek and discreet” cannabis dispenser called Dose Dial, which issues dose-controlled tablets. A follow-up to the brand’s Dose Pen for vaping, the pocket-sized Dose Dial is Dosist‘s take on cannabis edibles — a product category more associated with gummy candies or chocolates. In contrast, the Dose Dial is […]

6 Easy Tutorials for Better SketchUp Renders

6 Easy Tutorials for Better SketchUp Renders Courtesy of Chaos Group V-Ray is an incredibly powerful renderer — but it’s also remarkably easy to use. The number-one* 3D renderer used in architectural visualization is battle-tested and industry-proven, used daily to realize world-class products, buildings and much more. And if you like to spend the majority […]

Pedras do Patacho Hotel / HautLab

Pedras do Patacho Hotel / HautLab © Bruno Lima + 54 AreaArea of this architecture projectArea: 1207.0 m2 YearCompletion year of this architecture projectYear: 2017 PhotographsPhotographs: Bruno Lima ManufacturersBrands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Alumiaco, Campelo Prime, Concrepoxi artefactos, Decortiles, Hansgrohe, Newline, Palimanan, SteelDecor, Stella Tech, Vao Livre © Bruno Lima Text […]

Haszkovó Housing Estate Re-imagined as Vibrant Urban Installations

Haszkovó Housing Estate Re-imagined as Vibrant Urban Installations © Balázs Danyi The Haszkovó housing estate in the city of Veszprém, Hungary has been seen as a failed urban development: “grey, sad, and soulless”. However, this cold structure managed to shelter 20,000 inhabitants within its walls, standing as a “real city” within the area. On the […]

Parking Garage Facade P22a / wulf architekten

Parking Garage Facade P22a / wulf architekten © Tobias Vollmer + 12 © Tobias Vollmer Text description provided by the architects. The objective was to design a facade for the parking garage that not only seems light and transparent, but also surrounds the S-shaped curved structure with a poetic-organic shell that gives it a light […]

Dominique Perrault Appointed Director of 2021 Seoul Biennale

Dominique Perrault Appointed Director of 2021 Seoul Biennale © Alexandre Tabaste Dominique Perrault was selected to direct the general curatorship of the 2021 edition of the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. Announced on November 8th, 2019, during the closing ceremony of the 2nd Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, Dominique Perrault joins the team […]

Dear Governor Newsom: Be a Climate Hero. Adopt the Zero Code Now.

Dear Governor Newsom: Be a Climate Hero. Adopt the Zero Code Now. @ pixabay This article was originally published on Common Edge. To its great credit, the American Institute of Architects recently denounced the Trump administration’s decision to formally withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. This may put the professional organization on the right side […]

Tower 1 at 420 Kent Residential Building / ODA

Tower 1 at 420 Kent Residential Building / ODA © Albert Vecerka + 33 © Albert Vecerka Text description provided by the architects. 416 Kent offers a variety of residential options along the water’s edge in Brooklyn, maximizing corner apartments by layering the building’s edges. In the signature ODA approach, 416 Kent questions the typical […]

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