Marc Hagan-Guirey uses kirigami to recreate Le Corbusier’s buildings in paper

Paper artist Marc Hagan-Guirey has recreated ten modernist buildings from folded and cut paper for his book Le Corbusier Paper Models: 10 Kirigami Buildings to Cut and Fold. The book, which is released next month, contains step-by-step instructions and material to recreate 10 of Le Corbusier‘s most recognisable buildings in kirigami – a variation of origami that […]

Le Corbuffet cookbook includes recipes for Rem Brûlée and Denise Scott Brownies

A Mies van der Roe Dip, an Odile Decquiri cocktail and Florence Knoll Rolls are among the recipes in a tongue-in-cheek cookbook by New York artist Esther Choi. Choi’s Le Corbuffet book, which takes its name from 20th-century architect Le Corbusier, includes 60 dishes and drinks influenced by well-known architects, designers and artists. Le Corbuffet […]

Six contemporary Chinese furniture designers leading the industry

Chinese furniture design is looking back to its cultural roots and reinvigorating past techniques, materials and forms, say authors Charlotte and Peter Fiell. Here they pick six items from their latest book that show how. Since the mid-1990s a definable movement in contemporary Chinese furniture design has been growing with a “snowballing momentum”, argue Charlotte […]

Boulder city guide by Cast Iron Design made with ink derived from algae

Cast Iron Design has created a guide book for the city of Boulder, Colorado on recycled paper with ink made from algae. Created for clothing company Patagonia, the city guide is printed with a black pigment that Cast Iron Design sourced from Colorado company Living Ink. It is made from a by-product of blue-green algae, […]

Nudes designs wooden book pavilion to encourage reading in Mumbai

Indian architecture studio Nudes has designed the meandering BookWorm pavilion to encourage reading among children and adults. Located in the gardens of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) Museum in Mumbai, the BookWorm pavilion has been built as a response to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal that all youths and a substantial proportion of adults […]

Aesop’s creative director selects significant moments from the brand’s first book

Aesop‘s inaugural book offers a snapshot of its three-decade-long history. Creative director, Marsha Meredith, talks through some of her favourite moments from the skincare brand’s past. Spanning more than 336 pages, Aesop’s self-titled publication offers an “intimate and reflective” glimpse into the Australian skincare brand’s history. This is the first book that the brand has […]

“Fictional reality” of North Korea’s architecture revealed in Model City Pyongyang

Cristiano Bianchi and Kristina Drapić have photographed architecture across the capital of North Korea for their book Model City Pyongyang. Here they reveal six of the most interesting buildings in the city. Model City Pyongyang contains more than 200 pictures of the North Korean capital, which is described by Bianchi as an “open-air museum of socialist architecture”. […]

Competition: win a copy of London’s Great Theatres by Simon Callow and Derry Moore

In our latest competition, we’re offering five readers the chance to win a copy of London’s Great Theatres by Simon Callow with photography by Derry Moore. Published by Prestel, the book offers a glimpse behind the curtain of the city‘s renowned stages and to see the spaces without crowds. From the West End to east […]

Unsung architecture in the American Midwest spotlighted in new book

A Brutalist school, an Art Deco church and soaring grain silos are among the diverse array of buildings featured in the new tome, Midwest Architecture Journeys. Book editor Zach Mortice discusses five highlights. Released in October, Midwest Architecture Journeys is a 287-page, hardcover book from Belt Publishing that explores under-recognised buildings, places and spaces in […]

Assemble’s Jane Hall spotlights female trailblazers in Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women

“It is a necessary political act to name women as authors of buildings,” says Jane Hall, writer of Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women. Here she picks out eight female architects featured in the book. Curated by Hall, a founding member of Turner Prize-winning studio Assemble, Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women features 180 buildings from across […]

Competition: win a book showcasing 10 projects by MAD

In our latest competition, we’ve teamed up with MAD Architects to give away five copies of a book outlining the studio’s 10 most significant projects. The book, called MAD X, accompanies a year-long exhibition of the same name which is currently running at the Centre Pompidou in Paris until April 2020. Five winners will receive […]

ArtCenter Viewbook features 40,500 unique modernist-inspired covers

US designer Brad Bartlett used an algorithm to give each copy of design school the ArtCenter’s prospectus a different cover, playing on the modernist graphics of alumnus Alvin Lustig. The Viewbook is a publication that the ArtCenter College of Design puts out every two years for the benefit of prospective students. It profiles the work […]

Competition: win a copy of We Build Drawings by Mikkel Frost

In our latest competition, we’re offering 10 readers the chance to receive a book of sketches and watercolours by Mikkel Frost, a founding partner of architecture studio CEBRA. The architect’s focus on drawing as an efficient way to communicate ideas within the design process is showcased through over 200 artworks from selected projects by the […]

Norm Architects and Kinfolk select six sensory projects from The Touch

Norm Architects and lifestyle magazine Kinfolk have authored The Touch, a book that explores sensory interiors and architecture. Here are six of their favourite projects from the title. Named The Touch, the book is divided into five elements that Norm Architects and Kinfolk see as the “building blocks” for creating sensory spaces: light, materiality, colour […]

Competition: win a book about affordable housing ideas from Bee Breeders

In our latest competition, we’ve teamed up with architectural think-tank Bee Breeders to offer five readers the chance to win a copy of its publication addressing issues of affordable housing. Titled What is Affordable Housing?, the book is the first volume of Archhive – Bee Breeders’ annual print publication. It aims to connect architects, investors […]

Competition: win a copy of New Nordic Houses by Dominic Bradbury

In our latest competition, we’re offering readers the chance to win one of five copies of New Nordic Houses by Dominic Bradbury, which affords a glimpse into more than forty contemporary Scandinavian homes. Curated by architecture and design journalist Dominic Bradbury, the book offers insights into homes in the region, complete with architectural plans. We’ve […]

Futurekind projects are designed for people rather than profit

Creating communally for social good has to be the future of design, says Robert Phillips, author of Futurekind: Design by and for the People. He picks out five projects from the book that demonstrate the idea in action. Part manifesto, part call-to-arms, Futurekind brings together more than 60 projects from around the globe designed to directly […]

Three sustainable recipes from Space10’s futuristic cookbook

IKEA‘s research lab Space10 has released Future Food Today, a cookbook filled with foods of the future, from mealworm burgers to algae hotdogs. In a Dezeen exclusive, we bring you three of the best recipes to try at home. Future Food Today features a range of “future-proof” recipes for dishes that are good for our […]

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