Huge rise in number of schools causes “big crisis” in Indian architecture education

Architecture education in India is in crisis with a shortage of teachers, overcrowded classes and widespread cheating by students, according to architects in the country. A huge expansion of architecture courses over the last few years has led to overstretched and under-qualified staff teaching classes of up to eighty students, Dezeen has been told. Students […]

Mexico City studios redesign 1940s house for Design Week Mexico

Mexico City architects and design studios have transformed a run-down villa into a design hub for this year’s Design Week Mexico. Organised by México Territorio Creativo (MXTC), the Design House is a three-storey residence with rooms curated by local studios to showcase a range of talent and materials. “Professionals in architecture, design and interior design […]

Watch our talk about architecture and the circular economy live from Dutch Design Week

Dezeen’s founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs spoke to a panel of experts today in Eindhoven about the circular economy and architecture, as part of Dutch Design Week 2019. The panel included Overtreders W‘s co-founder Hester van Dijk, architect and author Thomas Rau and architect Marco Vermeulen. A circular economy is an economic model that minimises consumption, […]

Kapsimalis Architects converts caves for summer houses on Greek island

The vaulted forms and underground caves of an old house on the Greek island of Santorini have been converted into a holiday home complex by Kapsimalis Architects. Located in the town of Fira, the components of the existing compound –  including walled courtyards, a donkey barn and three small caves for storage  – have been […]

Mikhail Riches will “aim for zero carbon” in all projects after Stirling Prize win

Stirling Prize-winner Mikhail Riches will only work on zero-carbon projects from now on, the studio told Dezeen. Co-founder Annalie Riches said the practice was committed to improving the environmental performance of its projects, after winning the UK’s top architecture prize for the low-energy Goldsmith Street development. “As a practice, we don’t want to do anything […]

Stacked shipping containers form Stow-Away London hotel and wine bar

Design studio Doone Silver Kerr turned a stack of used shipping containers into a hotel and wine bar with a geometric facade of welded fins that function as sunshades. The Stow-Away Hotel in Waterloo is made from end-of-life shipping containers that have been used “countless times previously” according to the practice. At five storeys high, […]

Five key projects by emerging Spanish studio Bonell+Dòriga

Here’s a look at five significant projects by Spanish studio Bonell+Dòriga, which has won the Début Award for young architects at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2019. Architecture duo Laura Bonell (1987) and Daniel López-Dòriga (1987) set up their Barcelona studio Bonell+Dòriga in 2014. The practice’s portfolio includes adaptive reuse and residential projects, including the overhaul […]

Esrawe Studio carves quarry-like landscape for Guadalajara stone showroom

Monolithic blocks of stone mimic man-made quarry landscapes for Grupo Arca’s showroom and cultural centre in Guadalajara, Mexico, designed by Esrawe Studio. The complex is designed to promote culture and education over business transactions, with a focus on Mexican architecture, design and fine arts. Esrawe Studio split these two functions into separate buildings. Arts and […]

Dezeen to hold circular architecture talk at Dutch Design Week 2019

Dezeen will host a panel discussion exploring the circular economy in architecture on Saturday 19 October during Dutch Design Week 2019 in Eindhoven. Hosted by Dezeen’s founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs, the panel will include architect Marco Vermeulen, architect and author Thomas Rau and Hester van Dijk, co-founder of design agency Overtreders W . The […]

2020 RIBA International Prize grand jury announced

Studio Gang founder Jeanne Gang and Rossana Hu, co-founder of Neri&Hu, have joined jury chair Odile Decq on the grand jury of the 2020 RIBA International Prize. Gustavo Utrabo, who won the 2018 RIBA International Prize and Emerging Architect Prize, is also on the jury for the awards programme, for which Dezeen is a media […]

Just two weeks to go until Dezeen Day!

Time is running out to secure your place at our agenda-setting architecture and design conference in London on 30 October. Buy your ticket today to avoid missing out. Dezeen Day is our international architecture, interiors and design conference, which will tackle key topics facing the global design community. Taking place at BFI Southbank in London on […]

Cabins in Ontario by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple topped with massive hip roofs

Shiplap siding, glazed walls and large hip roofs form the exterior of holiday homes designed by Canadian studio MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects for an upscale resort island in Ontario‘s Muskoka region. The Bigwin Island Club Cabins are part of a planned community on a 210-hectare island in the Lake of Bays, located about 260 kilometres north […]

Winners of Dezeen Awards 2019 project categories will be announced from tomorrow

The moment has arrived! Winners of the 30 Dezeen Awards project categories will be announced this week, starting tomorrow with the architecture categories. The 10 projects that have won Dezeen Awards for architecture will be unveiled on Tuesday. The ten interiors winners will be announced on Wednesday and the ten design winners will be published […]

Mas Fernandez designs BL House to embrace natural setting in Valparaíso

A folded metal roof tops this holiday home by Chilean firm Mas Fernandez Arquitectos, which was built using simple, cost-effective materials. The BL House is located in Aguas Claras, a coastal area in Chile‘s Valparaíso region. Nestled within a hilly, tree-covered landscape, the house was designed to provide a strong connection to the “peaceful, native […]

Atelier Liu Yuyang reuses old farmhouses to create boutique hotel in rural China

A mountainous river valley forms the backdrop to the XY Yunlu Hotel, which Atelier Liu Yuyang has built within a series of renovated farmhouses in Guangxi, China. Shanghai studio Atelier Liu Yuyang overhauled the five disused buildings to create 23 guest rooms for the boutique hotel, which is located within a village in the Li […]

“Attempts to stop terrorism at the fringes of architecture are becoming increasingly useless”

Architects and designers can’t design ways to protect mass terror attacks in America’s public spaces, but they should join the fight to eliminate the problem at its cause, argues Aaron Betsky. When you want to attack a democracy, go for its public spaces. That seems to be the tactic more and more terrorists are using. […]

Cambodian school has a gridded facade that doubles as a jungle gym

The interchangeable steel grid of windows, shelves and lockers of a school in Sneung, Cambodia, designed by Orient Occident Atelier can also be used as a climbing frame. Built for local NGO Adventurous Global School, the structure provides a set of classrooms spaces that can be used by the entire village. Orient Occident Atelier  made the school’s […]

Dezeen Awards 2019 architecture category winners revealed

The 10 winning architecture projects for Dezeen Awards 2019 have been revealed. They include a cultural centre overlooking the Persian Gulf and a locomotive shed that has been transformed into a public library. After being reviewed by our jury of 25 leading international architects, the winners were decided by a master jury made up of […]

London Assembly calls on architects to design for a circular economy

The UK‘s London Assembly has published a primer calling on property developers and architects to design for a circular economy, with ideas such as rental furnishing and using blockchain technology. Called Design for a Circular Economy, the document was published yesterday with a call to action for London‘s architects, along with a guide to the […]

John Ronan creates affordable housing in Chicago with colourful balconies and a library

A spectrum of vivid hues were incorporated throughout a mixed-use building in Chicago by John Ronan Architects that contains a public library at ground level and low-cost senior housing up above. The Independence Library and Apartments are located in the Irving Park district on the city’s Northwest Side. The area features a mix of historic and […]

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