“Good to see apocalypse survivors will have massive resources to spend on housing”

In this week’s comments update, readers are mocking designs for the Cyberhouse, a property based on Tesla’s Cybertruck and created for apocalypse survivors. House of horrors: Russian studio Modern House Architecture & Design has taken inspiration from Tesla’s Cybertruck to create the Cyberhouse for a group of apocalypse survivors, and readers aren’t impressed. “Clunky, unnecessarily […]

“Does it come with a fire station next door?”

In this week’s comments update, readers are looking forward to the world’s first wooden football stadium being completed and are disappointed in Virgil Abloh’s fashion collection with Paris’s Musée du Louvre. Goal setter: readers are impressed by plans for the world’s first wooden football stadium, which has been designed by Zaha Hadid Architects for England football club […]

“How to not solve a non-existent problem”

In this week’s comment update, readers share their thoughts on the feasibility of suspended shelving in a university library and question the aesthetics of an at-home insemination kit. Novel idea: suspended shelving in this renovated library at Cornell University has Dezeen readers worrying about logistics and making comparisons to well-known retailers. “I can’t imagine how […]

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 […]

“Do we still need girls showing boobs to sell a smartphone?”

In this week’s comments update, readers are disgusted by a marketing campaign for a gold flip phone launched by Pablo Escobar’s brother.  Moral high-ground: readers have been left furious after Roberto Escobar, brother of the infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar, used a highly sexualised campaign featuring women in their underwear to promote the launch of a […]

“The Lego version is better looking and far more practical”

In this week’s comments update, readers are impressed with Lego’s take on the Cybertruck, but skeptical about a chair made from a cardboard box. Bricking it: commenters are divided over Lego’s take on Elon Musk’s Tesla Cybertruck, which the toy brand made to mock the blocky design of the electric pickup truck. “Say what you […]

“One is fast to judge this to be an ugly fail”

In this week’s comment update, readers are weighing up the environmental impact of Elon Musk’s Cybertruck and a Seattle after-death facility. Road rage: Elon Musk’s Cybertruck, a bulletproof electric vehicle which was unveiled this week, has given rise to strong opinions from Dezeen commenters who ranged from applauding a unique design to despairing over safety […]

“Inaccessible areas are inexcusable and non-negotiable”

In this week’s comments update, readers are struggling to understand how the Hunters Point library in Long Island City passed building approval with many areas not accessible to people with disabilities. Access denied: commenters are frustrated to discover the recently opened Hunters Point library in Long Island City has a number of areas inaccessible to people […]

“A bold statement indeed”

In this week’s comments update, readers are debating if Sheppard Robson building Europe’s largest living wall is merely greenwashing. Emerald city: readers aren’t convinced that the “largest living wall in Europe,” designed by Sheppard Robson for Citicape House in London, will vastly improve local air quality. “Cool green wall to solve everything. A bold statement indeed,” […]

“There is no future to plastic other than to pollute”

In this week’s comments update, readers are debating CEO of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Andrew Morlet’s statement that plastic can be used sustainably. Plastic fantastic: a panel discussion at Dezeen Day saw designer Richard Hutten respond angrily to claims by Andrew Morlet, CEO of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, that plastic can be used sustainably, sparking […]

“The only architects that are doomed are the ones that won’t adapt”

In this week’s comments update, readers think Sebastian Errazuriz’s claims that architects will be replaced by AI are unfounded. Artificial claims: readers disagree with designer Sebastian Errazuriz who made the controversial claim that ninety per cent of architects will lose their jobs as artificial intelligence takes over the design process. “Everybody just calm down,” said […]

“Plebiscites shouldn’t be able to own their own homes”

In this week’s comments update, readers disagree with Vivienne Westwood that there should be a ban on private land ownership. Fashion killer: in light of the climate crisis “we haven’t got time to talk about fashion”, says British designer Vivienne Westwood. Instead, she is calling for a ban on private land ownership, much to the […]

“What a self-centred bridge”

In this week’s comments update, readers are debating whether The Twist art gallery by BIG is silly or sophisticated. Over the top: readers are divided over The Twist art gallery by BIG, which twirls “like a deck of cards” and bridges the river dividing Kistefos sculpture park in Norway. “It’s maybe one of the best things BIG […]

“A perfect place for a person with lots to think about”

This week, commenters are debating if John Pawson has taken minimalism too far in an apartment interior and think designers’ role in improving safety needs defining. Paws off: while readers are positive about both John Pawson and the Barbican estate, their comments on this pared-back apartment suggest they are unsure whether the two mix. “This crossover […]

“No way am I going to wear boat shoes in space”

In this week’s comments update, readers are struggling to take comparisons between the first space hotel and cruise ships seriously. Out of this world: senior design architect of the Von Braun Space Station Tim Alatorre’s has claimed the first commercial space hotel will be similar to a cruise ship, but readers aren’t convinced it will […]

“Sort of like a high-maintenance partner”

In this week’s comments update, readers are amused by the care instructions accompanying Apple’s new credit card. Credit where credit’s due: Apple’s new credit card launched in the US this week, along with advice to keep it in a soft bag and clean it with a microfibre cloth ― recommendations some readers do not plan […]

“What next? A yacht to the UN covered in pot plants”

In this week’s comments update, readers are unsure if MVRDV’s plan to cover the walls of a Dutch housing development in potted plants is wise. Shelf the idea: readers aren’t convinced by architecture practice MVRDV’s designs for a residential development in the Netherlands, featuring green walls formed of shelves of plants. “A zillion pots rimming […]

“How about gun control legislation instead?”

In this week’s comments update, readers are saddened after self-defence brand Guard Dog suggested that children should start wearing bulletproof backpacks. Back to school: readers are alarmed after the CEO of self-defence brand Guard Dog told Dezeen that children going to school or public places should be given bulletproof backpacks. “Such an excellent idea,” said […]

“We need more of this and less venom”

In this week’s comments update, readers are touched by Rael San Fratello’s idea to install seesaws on the US-Mexico border wall. Ups and downs: readers are delighted after architectural studio Rael San Fratello installed seesaws on the US-Mexico border wall so children on either side can play together. “Simply wonderful,” said il Davide. “We need […]

“The hypocrisy is astonishing”

In this week’s comments update, readers are debating whether a chair designed to prevent “manspreading” provokes healthy discussion or encourages gender discrimination. Ballsy move: Brighton University graduate Laila Laurel has caused uproar with her design for a tongue-in-cheek chair that aims to offer a solution to “manspreading”. “How about we have an anti-womanspreading chair,” suggested Dave. […]

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