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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