Microsoft unveils dual-screen folding Android smartphone

Microsoft has revealed the design of the Surface Duo, a dual-screen Android folding phone, which can be opened down the middle like a book. Two 14.2 centimetre displays can be unfolded to create a small tablet device, which uses Google’s Android instead of Microsoft Windows. The Microsoft Surface Duo has two folding screens Both screens […]

MIT creates blackest black that is darker than Vantablack

MIT engineers have created a blackest black coating from carbon nanotubes that is reportedly 10 times darker than any material created before, including Vantablack. The coating, which is made from vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (CNT) grown on chlorine-etched aluminium foil, can absorb 99.995 percent of visible light. “Our material is 10 times blacker than anything that’s […]

Six fashion brands making the industry more sustainable

Consumers are waking up to the disastrous impact fast fashion has on the environment. Here are six clothing companies that are challenging it with radical approaches to sustainable fashion. Textile production releases 1.2 billion tonnes a year of carbon dioxide equivalent, making it a bigger contributor to greenhouse gases than international flights and overseas shipping […]

Creativity in fashion “doesn’t mean creating more stuff”, says Extinction Rebellion’s Sara Arnold

Extinction Rebellion staged a funeral march to close London Fashion Week. Dezeen spoke to organiser and activist Sara Arnold about the need to redefine creativity in the climate crisis, rather than making “more stuff”. Last week, climate activist group Extinction Rebellion staged a funeral procession from London’s Trafalgar Square to 180 The Strand, London Fashion […]

Central Park Tower becomes world’s tallest residential skyscraper

The Central Park Tower designed by architecture firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill has topped out at 1,550 feet in Manhattan, making it the tallest residential building ever. The construction milestone means that the supertall skyscraper has reached its full height of around 472.4 metres, and takes the title for the world’s tallest residential building […]

MIT Media Lab director resigns after allegedly covering up Jeffrey Epstein donations

Joichi Ito has stepped down as director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab after The New Yorker magazine claimed he made efforts to hide donations from American businessman and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Ito’s resignation from the research laboratory on 7 September came one day after the magazine reported that he had tried […]

Designs of the Year 2019 nominees include genderless voice and home HIV test kit

Contenders for this year’s Beazley Designs of the Year awards include Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s The Shed, a pocket-sized home HIV test kit, and the world’s first genderless voice. A total of 76 innovative designs including clothing, buildings, apps, books, homewares and posters that have made a strong global impact are nominated for this year’s […]

Index Architectes creates asymmetric Village House in Switzerland

Swiss studio Index Architectes has designed a house in Villarlod, Switzerland, with asymmetric gables and wrapped it in a skin of angular clay tiles. Index Architectes designed the house as a modern version of the gabled form of the barns and farmhouses that typify the region. A modern twist was given to the house by extending eaves on […]

Brexit Party logo “a very clever piece of graphic design” says Design of the Year winner

The Brexit Party will receive a lot of votes in the UK’s upcoming European elections thanks to clever graphic design, says Ben Terrett, the designer behind the award-winning gov.uk website. In a post on Instagram, the British designer praised the arrow-shaped logo adopted by the newly formed pro-Brexit political party, which is led by former […]

Bjarke Ingels makes surprise cameo in Game of Thrones

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, founder of BIG, has joined the cast of Game of Thrones for one of the final episodes of the hit television show. Ingels posted a picture on Instagram of himself in full costume, clinking goblets with the Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who stars as Jaime Lannister in HBO‘s fantasy epic. He captioned […]

10 projects by Chinese interior designers worth knowing about

Elle Decoration China has released an annual showcasing work from the country’s best interior designers, featuring everything from a playful office to a pared-back hotel. Dezeen interiors reporter Natasha Levy picks out 10 of the best. Named the China Interior Design Annual, the 240-page book published by Elle Decoration boasts over 100 interior designer projects, […]

Nimtim Architects adds “unpretentious” brick and timber extension to London house

Nimtim Architects has completed an extension called Hive House in south London, featuring red brick walls that complement an exposed geometric timber structure inside. The locally based studio reconfigured the existing ground floor of the Edwardian terraced house, improving the connection between the interior and a long, narrow rear garden. Hive House’s original floor plan […]

The Barbican dives deep into artificial intelligence with More Than Human exhibition

Chatbots, facial recognition tech, deep-fake videos and newly commissioned installations by Es Devlin and Lawrence Lek are on display at The Barbican‘s sprawling AI: More Than Human exhibition. The exhibition takes a wide-ranging approach to the topic of artificial intelligence, with immersive and interactive displays spread throughout the brutalist cultural centre. Alter by Hiroshi Ishiguro […]

IM Pei dies aged 102

Pritzker Prize-winning architect IM Pei has passed away aged 102. The Chinese-American architect’s death on 16 May was confirmed by his firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. His son, Li Chung Pei, told The New York Times that his father passed away overnight. Pei is known for a bold modernist style that experimented with strict […]

Populous completes “best stadium in the world” for Tottenham Hotspur

The long-awaited Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has opened in north London, featuring a retractable pitch that can host both Premier League football matches and American football. Built on the site of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club‘s former home White Hart Lane, the 62,062-seater stadium designed by Populous will host its first Premier League match tonight. Along with being the home […]

Feilden Fowles unveils The Weston visitor centre at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

A gallery, interpretation space, restaurant and shop designed by Feilden Fowles has opened at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in northern England. The Weston is a visitor centre marking the entrance to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park – an open-air gallery in West Yorkshire that includes works by numerous internationally renowned artists including Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. “The building is designed to […]

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