Daisy Newdick makes coffee from dandelions to promote biodiversity

Central Saint Martins graduate designer Daisy Newdick has created an alternative to coffee using the roots of the dandelion plant. Called Make Weeds Great Again, Newdick’s project aims to highlight the overlooked qualities of the common dandelion plant, which is often seen as an “unsightly weed that spoils the nation’s lawns”. After discovering that, in […]

Stacked shipping containers form Stow-Away London hotel and wine bar

Design studio Doone Silver Kerr turned a stack of used shipping containers into a hotel and wine bar with a geometric facade of welded fins that function as sunshades. The Stow-Away Hotel in Waterloo is made from end-of-life shipping containers that have been used “countless times previously” according to the practice. At five storeys high, […]

Dezeen Awards 2019 interiors category winners revealed

The 10 interiors projects that have won Dezeen Awards 2019 have been announced. They include a compact black house designed to stand out like a minimalist sculpture, and a micro-flat in Taipei. The 53 shortlisted interior category projects were judged by a panel of 25 leading architects, before a master jury selected the winners. This year’s master […]

Atelier Liu Yuyang reuses old farmhouses to create boutique hotel in rural China

A mountainous river valley forms the backdrop to the XY Yunlu Hotel, which Atelier Liu Yuyang has built within a series of renovated farmhouses in Guangxi, China. Shanghai studio Atelier Liu Yuyang overhauled the five disused buildings to create 23 guest rooms for the boutique hotel, which is located within a village in the Li […]

Dezeen Awards 2019 architecture category winners revealed

The 10 winning architecture projects for Dezeen Awards 2019 have been revealed. They include a cultural centre overlooking the Persian Gulf and a locomotive shed that has been transformed into a public library. After being reviewed by our jury of 25 leading international architects, the winners were decided by a master jury made up of […]

Shipwreck tower set to become Czech Republic’s tallest building

A red shipwreck crashes into this high-rise, which Black n’ Arch and sculptor David Černý have designed for developer Trigema on the outskirts of Prague. The shipwreck will envelop the 135-metre-high building, named Top Tower, which is expected to become the tallest building in Czech Republic and contain a mix of housing and office spaces. Its […]

Deyan Sudjic and Alice Black to leave the Design Museum

Design Museum co-directors Deyan Sudjic and Alice Black are leaving their posts at the London museum. A successor has been lined up and is expected to be named on Monday, Dezeen understands. Sudjic and Black will step down in January 2020 after working together for 12 years, with Sudjic becoming director emeritus. The museum appointed […]

Studio Ayaskan designs clock that rakes sand to illustrate the ripples of time

London design duo Studio Ayaskan has created a clock, which rakes sand in hypnotic, concentric circles to mark the passage of time. The Sand project is a nod to Japanese rock gardens, called karesansui, in which sand is shaped into patterns to mimic the appearance of water rippling. It consists of a circular, sand-filled platform […]

Angular black house by Campos Studio is designed around Canadian rainforest clearing

Black metal panels and angled wooden slats cover this pointed house Canadian practice Campos Studio has created for a woman and her dog living in Pacific Northwest rainforest. The property is set among forest in a small municipality called Sooke, which is located on Canada’s Vancouver Island. The area is known for its dense old-growth […]

Self-sustaining cabins on tiny Finnish island are heated by a sauna stove

Finnish designers Aleksi Hautamaki and Milla Selkimaki have built a self-sufficient summer house on the five-acre island they own on the edge of Finland‘s Archipelago National Park. Called Project Ö, after the Swedish word for island, two cabins on the site house living spaces and bedrooms, as well as a workshop and sauna. In order […]

Greenery spills over chunky concrete beams in Lima’s Statera Restaurant

A rooftop garden and concrete beams filled with green vegetation are among the features of this restaurant in Lima designed by local firm MD 27 Architects. Statera Restaurant is located on La Mar Avenue in Peru’s capital city, an area that is praised for its gastronomy. Statera is a Latin word that translates to “equilibrium and […]

Jon Emmony designs “Europe’s largest AR experience” for Selfridges

Jon Emmony has installed a five-storey augmented reality experience, called Digital Falls, in the atrium of Selfridges department store in London. The AR artwork saw the five-storey atrium at Selfridges transformed into a column of water inhabited by pulsing, sculptural shapes that were inspired by bioluminescent creatures. It was described by its creators as “Europe’s largest AR […]

Come to Dezeen Day and get a free Herschel backpack worth £60

Every attendee at our Dezeen Day conference in London on 30 October will receive a free Herschel backpack worth £60. The Canadian brand is sponsoring Dezeen Day and will provide every attendee with either a Settlement or a Heritage backpack in black. Herschel Supply Co is a design-led brand based in Vancouver, Canada, that produces bags […]

KPF completes Beijing’s tallest skyscraper

The 528-metre-tall CITIC Tower designed by American firm Kohn Pedersen Fox is the tallest skyscraper in Beijing, the fourth-highest in China and number eight worldwide. Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) designed the 109-storey skyscraper, which is widely known as China Zun, to have a distinct profile on account of how visible it would be on the city’s […]

Observatory with suspended cross forms contemporary spire for South Korean church

Seoinn Design Group has designed a place of worship with a stone tower featuring a cross hanging over an observatory as a contemporary spire for the Saemoonan Church in South Korea. Saemoonan Church, which is oldest established protestant church in the country, is known as South Korea’s “mother church”. Seoinn Design Group designed the new […]

Proctor & Shaw use faceted 3D tiles to create “rhythmic” London house extension

Angular three-dimensional tiles have been used to create textural interest inside and out at this south London house extension, designed by architecture studio Proctor & Shaw. Tile House is located in the neighbourhood of Clapham and has been overhauled by locally-based studio Proctor & Shaw to boast a “subtly complex display of pattern and ornamentation”. […]

Nienke Hoogvliet to speak at Dezeen Day about designing with sewage and seaweed

Dutch designer Nienke Hoogvliet will discuss her research into new materials made from seaweed, fish leather and plastics made from sewage at Dezeen Day on 30 October. Hoogvliet’s work raises awareness of social and environmental problems caused by the food, textile and leather industries, and explores how new materials can help make a better world. […]

Flokk designs its most sustainable chair to date from recycled materials

Dezeen promotion: Furniture manufacturer Flokk, owner of the Swedish brand RH, has released its most sustainable task chair to date – the RH New Logic, which has been made from recycled aluminium, plastic and steel. Designed in collaboration with Norwegian designers Jonas Stokke and Øystein Austad, the RH New Logic chair is an updated version […]

Kooo Architects inserts glass walls into frame of concrete hotel

Kooo Architects has converted a seven-storey building in the centre of Guangzhou, China into a guesthouse with lantern-like frosted glass walls. Hotel Far & Near Nanhao St sits in a dense residential area of the city. “Due to the high density of buildings and their close distance between each other, one can see the clothes drying […]

Introducing Dezeen Recruit, a new recruitment service for the architecture and design industry

Dezeen has launched Dezeen Recruit, a recruitment service that matches candidates to job vacancies in architecture, interiors and design. The service is free for jobseekers, while employers pay around half the fees charged by traditional recruitment agencies. Architecture and design recruitment. By Dezeen Dezeen Recruit is an extension of Dezeen Jobs, our highly popular jobs […]

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