Remembering the great architects and designers we lost in 2019

This year sadly saw the passing of many iconic figures from architecture and design, including architect IM Pei, fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and lighting designer Ingo Maurer. We remember 10 of the greats we lost in 2019 to complete our review of the year. Other legends who passed away this year include architect César Pelli, […]

The biggest architecture and design stories of 2019

To complete our review of 2019, editor Tom Ravenscroft takes a look back at the most-read stories for every month this year, including alternative designs for Notre-Dame and an interview with Tatiana Bilbao. January – Drone footage reveals hundreds of abandoned Turkish chateaux A drone video revealing a development of hundreds of abandoned chateaux in Turkey […]

Dezeen’s top 10 innovative materials of 2019

From lab-grown spider silk to cellulose, design and technology reporter Natashah Hitti continues our review of the year with 10 of the most interesting materials developed or used throughout 2019, with a particular focus on reuse. Seaweed As the climate crisis puts pressure on people to think twice about what they produce, many designers looked […]

Dezeen’s top 10 Chinese architecture projects of 2019

Continuing our review of 2019, Benedict Hobson picks out 10 diverse architecture projects from across China, including a collection of wooden huts on a remote mountainside and one of the largest airports in the world. Jishou Art Museum, Jishou, by Atelier FCJZ Beijing architecture studio Atelier FCJZ created the Jishou Art Museum over the Wanrong river […]

Dezeen’s top 10 staircases of 2019

Continuing our review of 2019, Lizzie Crook spotlights 10 of the best staircase designs from this year including concrete steps intended to attract Japanese spirits and stairs that double as a meeting space. Hapimag Headquarters, Switzerland, by Hildebrand A giant concrete staircase winds its way up through the the four storeys of this open-plan office by Hildebrand […]

Dezeen’s top 10 hotels of 2019

Continuing our review of 2019, Sabina Sohail selects the top 10 hotels of the year including a spa in the Sharjah desert and a hotel built within an abandoned quarry in China. Jungle Keva Hotel, Mexico, by Jaque Studio Located in Tulum, the interiors of this hotel features palm leaf-lined ceilings and wooden fixtures and […]

Dezeen’s top 10 cabins of 2019

A pair of cabins heated by a sauna stove, a zero-impact reflective cabin in the Swiss Alps and treetop cabins on stilts are among this year’s 10 standout cabins choosen by Karen Anderson, as we continue our review of 2019. Manshausen 2.0, Norway, by Stinessen Arkitektur Stinessen Arkitektur created three cabins and a sauna as an […]

Dezeen’s top 10 cosy interiors of 2019

As part of our 2019 review – and to mark the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere – design reporter Jennifer Hahn looks back at the top 10 cosiest, most hygge interiors. Hotel Kinsley, USA, Studio Robert McKinley “We didn’t want antlers or plaid and reclaimed wood,” explained Robert McKinley of eschewing […]

Dezeen’s top 10 houses of 2019

To continue our review of 2019, India Block picks out the 10 most exciting houses of the year, including a Brutalist house in Bali, a tiny home in Tokyo and a shed-shaped Scottish house. Ghost House, Warwickshire, UK, by BPN Architects Made of pale concrete and black-framed glazing, Ghost House’s gridded facade is reflected in still pools […]

This week, we rounded up the year’s best stories

This week on Dezeen, we rounded up the best architecture, design and interiors posts of the year, taking in the most controversial stories, the best quotes from Dezeen’s many interviews and a slew of interesting interiors. The biggest trends in architecture this year ranged from the serious to the playful. Responses to big topics, such […]

Dezeen’s top 10 US architecture projects of 2019

The Hudson Yards development in New York and a Texas art centre by David Adjaye are among the top 10 architecture projects in the US this year, selected by US editor Eleanor Gibson for our review of 2019. Thayer Brick House, Michigan, by Brooks + Scarpa and Studio Dwell This popular house by California firm Brooks […]

Dezeen’s top 10 interiors trends of 2019

As part of Dezeen’s yearly review, reporter Natasha Levy has picked out the biggest interior design trends of 2019, including colour-block cabinetry, cave-style spaces and multi-use showrooms. Illusory interiors This year saw a number of designers employ visual trickery and trompe l’oeil in their projects. Studio 10 looked to puzzling illustrations by Dutch artist MC […]

Dezeen’s top 12 architecture and design movies of 2019

For our review of 2019, Sebastian Jordahn selects the best videos produced by Dezeen Studio, including an interview with Norman Foster about high-tech architecture, our Glastonbury Festival design highlights and a profile of Frida Escobedo. [embedded content] Frida Escobedo explains how she fell into architecture In March Dezeen interviewed Mexican architect Frida Escobedo for a […]

Dezeen’s top 10 architecture and design quotes of 2019

Dezeen has spoken to a huge number of architects, designers and activists this year. For our review of 2019, deputy editor Augusta Pownall picks 10 quotes that sum up what’s been going on in the architecture and design community. Lena Pripp-Kovac: “We’re looking at a change of our total business” Lena Pripp-Kovac, head of sustainability […]

Dezeen’s top 10 controversial stories of 2019

This year had its fair share of provocative stories, from the backlash against concrete to a chair that prevents “manspreading”. For our review of the year, digital editor Karen Anderson looks at the 10 of the most polarising. Huge fire breaks out at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris One of the biggest stories this year was […]

Dezeen’s top 10 architecture trends of 2019

Continuing our review of 2019, assistant editor India Block looks back at the 10 biggest trends in architecture, including celebrity collaborations, mirrored buildings and architects on strike. Notre-Dame reimagined 2019 will go down in history as the year that Notre-Dame Cathedral was devastated by fire. Before the embers had stopped smoking questions about how to rebuild […]

Dezeen’s top 10 installations of 2019

Next up in our review of 2019, Kristine Klein picks out the 10 most arresting installations on Dezeen, including Banky’s pop-up, pink seesaws slotted between the border wall and a sauna at Burning Man. Gross Domestic Product, UK, by Banksy British graffiti artist Banksy opened up a “for display purposes only” pop-up shop in East […]

Dezeen’s top 10 restaurant interiors of 2019

Bridget Cogley has picked the top restaurants around the world for our next review of 2019 – including Snøhetta’s underwater eatery in Norway, a Kyoto chocolate bar and an all-pink pizza spot in London. Under by Snøhetta, Båly, Norway This underwater restaurant on the southern tip of Norway by Snøhetta comprises a rectangular concrete container […]

Dezeen’s top 10 shops of 2019

A pink-tinged CBD store in New York and a minimalist handbag boutique in Milan are among the top 10 shops of 2019, selected by interiors reporter Natasha Levy as part of Dezeen’s yearly review. Standard Dose, USA, by SR Projects It’s only fitting that SR Projects set out to create a “calm escape” inside this […]

Dezeen’s top 10 transport designs of 2019

For our review of 2019, design and technology reporter Natashah Hitti selects 10 transport designs that turned our readers’ heads, from the world’s most expensive supercar to a small autonomous robot that delivers packages. La Voiture Noire by Bugatti Built as a one-off and sold to an anonymous enthusiast for €11 million, the La Voiture […]

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