Partisans to turn Canadian town into “city of the future” The Orbit

Architecture studio Partisans has unveiled plans to transform a Canadian town into a smart community, combining fibre optics, autonomous vehicles and drone ports within a rural setting. The Toronto firm has developed the proposal for Innisfil, Canada, a primarily agrarian and residential town 60 kilometres north of Toronto. Called The Orbit, the proposal aims to […]

Serpentine Galleries appoints Frieze Los Angeles’s Bettina Korek as CEO

American arts administrator Bettina Korek has been appointed CEO of London’s Serpentine Galleries following Yana Peel’s resignation earlier this year. Korek, who is currently executive director of Frieze Los Angeles, will move to the UK capital to take up the position in March 2020. She succeeds Peel, who resigned in June after three years in […]

Studio Rick Joy designs concrete apartment complex in Mexico City’s Polanco neighbourhood

Long windows are embedded into the board-marked concrete walls of this residential building in Mexico City’s upscale Polanco area, designed by American architecture firm Studio Rick Joy. The Tuscon firm designed the five-storey structure, also called Polanco, in collaboration with local studio FRB Arquitectos Asociados. Made from reinforced cast-in-place concrete, it comprises a pair of […]

Dezeen’s top 10 conceptual architecture projects of 2019

This year designers created a huge variety of conceptual architecture from a straw bale school to a bamboo colony on Mars. Semi Han continues our review of 2019 with 10 of the most intriguing concepts. East 34th Street, New York, USA, by MAD Architects Chinese studio MAD Architects envisioned a 232-metre tall skyscraper to sit next to the […]

The Willis Faber & Dumas building is a revolutionary high-tech office

We continue or high-tech architecture series by looking at Foster Associates’ Willis Faber & Dumas building, a revolutionary office block in Ipswich, which was completed in 1975. Built as the headquarters of insurance company Willis Faber & Dumas, the three-storey block occupies its entire site and is wrapped in a glass curtain wall that reflects the […]

Richard Chivers photographs England’s remaining gas holders

Architectural photographer Richard Chivers has captured images of gas holders from across England to create a visual record of the remaining examples of the structures. Chivers decided to photograph the gas holders – large structures that were used to store natural gas – as many of them are under threat of demolition. Richard Chivers has […]

“There’s something very inspiring happening again in Israel,” says architect Asaf Mann

Israel‘s architecture scene is thriving, according to architect Asaf Mann, who likens it to the Bauhaus boom in Tel Aviv during the 1930s and 1940s. New public buildings, infrastructure developments and talented young local architects are contributing to the creative boom said Mann, who is a principal architect at his father’s practice Amir Mann-Ami Shinar […]

LOHA designs affordable housing complex for difficult site in Los Angeles

American firm LOHA has unveiled plans for an affordable housing complex in Los Angeles, comprising stacks of shipping containers arranged on a triangular site near a busy highway interchange. The complex, called Isla Intersections, is slated to be built on a three-sided parcel that is just under a half-acre. Located in South LA, the property […]

Call for entries to AHEAD Americas awards 2020

Architects and designers working across the Americas are now invited to submit their entries to the 2020 edition of the AHEAD Awards. Championing standout hospitality projects from around the world, the AHEAD Awards focuses on four different regions: the Americas, Asia, Middle East and Africa (MEA) and Europe. The 2020 AHEAD Americas competition will review […]

“High-tech was a supreme toys-for-the-boys moment”

Continuing our high-tech architecture series, Catherine Slessor looks at how the women in Team 4 helped shape the narrative of the movement. All architecture is a leap into an unknowable future, but how will history regard high-tech? As a movement, it now does seem more like an ending than a beginning; a rarified sub-stratum of architectural […]

Piazza Dell’Ufficio won interior project of the year at Dezeen Awards 2019 for teaching children “the power of design”

Piazza Dell’Ufficio by Branch Studio Architects, which was named interior project of the year at Dezeen Awards 2019, teaches children about the power of design says judge Eva Jiricna in this movie. Located in a suburb of Melbourne, the renovation of the administration offices of Caroline Chisholm College attempts to reduce visual barriers between staff […]

Dezeen’s top 10 British architecture projects of 2019

Continuing our review of 2019, Tom Ravenscroft picks 10 architecture projects in the UK that made an impact in the past year, including a museum for boats and a football stadium. The Weston visitor centre, Yorkshire, by Feilden Fowles Architect Feilden Folwes designed The Weston as a visitor centre and entrance pavilion for the open-air Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in […]

Perforated panels conceal apartments above Montreal dental clinic by Paul Bernier Architecte

Canadian firm Paul Bernier Architecte has extended a dental practice in Montreal with two floors of apartments covered in aluminium panels. Local firm Paul Bernier Architecte created the three-storey Van Horne building in the city’s Outremont neighbourhood. It is slotted in between two brick structures on Van Horne Avenue, and contains a dental clinic on […]

Spiral lookout tower gives views of the mountains in Shenzhen

A spiral staircase twists 810 degrees to form a viewpoint designed by architecture studio Doarchi to look out over the mountains close to Shenzhen. Called Tower of Spiral, the stairs wrap around a small pool used for irrigation for nearby fields. Surrounded by grass, sunflower fields and the mountains in the distance, the base of the […]

View snowy architecture scenes on our Pinterest board

Winter is here in the northern hemisphere, so we’ve updated our Pinterest board depicting snowy architecture scenes. The board features dozens of projects including mountain cabins, ski lodges and cosy winter retreats. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest or visit our snow-scenes board to see more. John Pawson’s log chapel is included on the Pinterest board Projects […]

CROX designs aluminium-clad museum shaped like an instrument

The curvaceous, aluminium-clad form of Liyang Museum in China, was designed by architecture practice CROX to recall the essence of a musical instrument. Liyang Museum, sits in a landscape of undulating green hills alongside a lake in in Jiangsu Province. CROX wanted to translate the sound of an ancient Chinese instrument called the Guqin, a […]

Dezeen’s top 10 pavilions of 2019

Next up in our review of 2019, Daria Casalini picks out the year’s 10 most impressive pavilions, including a floating circular staircase and a fibre-composite structure built by two robots. Stone 27, USA, by Benjamin Langholz Benjamin Langholz arranged huge stones in an ascending circle for a pavilion at this year’s Burning Man in Black […]

Six installations that call attention to the climate-change crisis

The United Nations announced this year that there is just over a decade to limit the effects of global warming. Here are six installations by architects, designers and artists that aim to raise awareness of the climate crisis and influence change. Order of Importance, Miami, USA, by Leandro Erlich Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich has created […]

Alex Michaelis wraps his London family home with curvy brickwork walls

London architect Alex Michaelis, co-founder of Michaelis Boyd, has designed a home for his family as a “striking, contemporary take on Corbusien modernism”. Michaelis completed the residence for a “challenging long and narrow site” on Blythe Road in West London’s Hammersmith area, in place of a disused garage that was demolished. The creamy brick house’s […]

Unpaid interns are “used and abused” by Japanese architects says Cameron Sinclair 

Unpaid architecture interns in Japan are exploited by their employers, according to humanitarian architecture pioneer  Cameron Sinclair. “I’ve met many young designers in Japan and they are used and abused by firms,” said Sinclair, who co-founded Architecture for Humanity and set up Airbnb’s humanitarian programme. Sinclair made the comment in response to a tweet from […]

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