Scott & Scott Architects outfit Vancouver’s Fig facial bar with scalloped green walls

Perforated green steel walls form curved nooks slotted with a washbasin and shelving inside this beauty store in Vancouver, designed by local studio Scott & Scott Architects. Scott & Scott Architects designed the store for Fig – a skincare bar founded by Anita Chan and Jessica Walsh that offers a range of treatments including facials […]

Big slanted window tops renovated Brooklyn townhouse by PRO

Brooklyn architecture studio PRO has overhauled a townhouse in Williamsburg, adding a slanted glass volume on its top-level to double the home’s living space. Peterson Rich Office (PRO) redesigned a 4,000-square-foot (371-square-metre) property in the trendy Brooklyn neighbourhood to create the family residence called Prismatic Bay Townhouse. PRO tore tearing down a large portion of […]

Two shipping containers contain a micro home furnished with Nendo

Brazilian architect Marilia Pellegrini has unveiled Casa Container in São Paulo, a micro home inside two shipping containers filled with Nendo furniture. Pellegrini designed the 18-square-metre show home to demonstrate that recycled shipping containers can be disguised and used for high-end housing. The architect referenced modern, minimalist Japanese design with Casa Container’s interiors, citing Muji […]

Olafur Eliasson and Carlo Ratti collaborate on robot that charts the sun

Artist Olafur Eliasson and architect Carlo Ratti have collaborated on a celestial mapping robot that brings together their hit design brands Little Sun and Scribit. The product of the collaboration by the two creatives is a small robot that produces an illustration inspired by Eliasson’s social enterprise, Little Sun. Scribit is a drawing robot that […]

Dezeen to host first ever Dezeen Day design conference

Dezeen is launching an international architecture, interiors and design conference called Dezeen Day. The first edition will be held in London on 30 October. The conference will aim to set the agenda for the global design community, tackling key topics including circular design, new materials and education. It will also highlight new talent from around […]

Urko Sanchez Architects builds miniature walled city for orphans

Urko Sanchez Architects has designed a concrete compound in Djibouti for the charity SOS Children’s Villages International as a home for vulnerable children. The project, which completed in 2014, has been nominated for the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Urko Sanchez Architects, who are based in Nairobi and Madrid, referenced the traditional typology of a […]

Geometric lights, tropical wood and greenery accent Elda bar in San Francisco

Caribbean funk and traditional Mexican architecture provided Californian studio ROY with the design cues for this cocktail lounge and eatery in San Francisco. Sisters Emily and Hannah Collins of ROY completed Elda in San Francisco’s Mission Dolores neighbourhood. It serves Latin American and Caribbean fare, which the duo sought to fuse with designs evocative of […]

Glass-fronted bathroom takes centre stage in Kyoto home

Architecture studio 07Beach has placed a bathroom alongside a central courtyard at the centre of this house in Kyoto to give the clients the feeling of “open-air bathing” in their own home. Japan and Vietnam-based 07Beach created the house on a tight urban site with no space for a garden and very few areas for windows on the […]

“It isn’t that hard” to design clothes sustainably, says Mother of Pearl creative director

It’s only possible to create ethical fashion if you pay attention to all elements of the business says Amy Powney, creative director of Mother of Pearl, which is collaborating with Net-A-Porter to make clothes from vegan peace silk. Mother of Pearl has aimed to address all elements of the business to make it as ethical […]

Studio Rick Joy tops Bayhouse in New England with a massive slate roof

American architecture firm Studio Rick Joy has designed a waterfront New England residence with an expansive roof and dramatic wood ceilings inside. Bayhouse is a three-bedroom home by Studio Rick Joy on the northeast seaboard of the US. Based in Tucson, Arizona, the firm designed the house on a beachfront property with a massive roof,  […]

Alexander Wu designs himself a house on tiny plot in Atlanta

Atlanta architect Alexander Wu chose one of the city’s smallest properties to build this home for his family. The two-bedroom home was a self-initiated project by Alexander Wu, who started up his architectural practice Alex Wu Architect in 2016. Wu was looking to expand his practice with residential work. His career previously focussed on institutional work while […]

Eight of the best design products celebrating Pride Month 2019

With this year’s Pride Month in full swing, we’ve rounded up eight products that you can truly use and wear with pride, from rainbow-printed Nikes to a multicoloured Ercol loveseat. Pride Month takes place every year in June in celebration of the LGBT+ community, which includes encompasses lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, non-binary, […]

Nike introduces plus-size and para-sport mannequins to London store

Nike has redesigned the women’s floor of its flagship shop in London, introducing plus-size and para-sport mannequins for its sportswear displays. The sports brand has created a dedicated space for women on the third floor of its huge Oxford Street store. Mannequins with different body types, including plus size and para-sport mannequins, are intended to better […]

Jerome Engelking designs Wuehrer House for forest clearing in the Hamptons

Architect Jerome Engelking sought to avoid metaphors and “overt symbolism” while conceiving this glass-and-wood holiday home for a secluded site on New York’s Long Island. Wuehrer House is located on gently sloping, tucked-away property in the East Hampton town of Amagansett. Surrounded by nature preserves, the dwelling is nestled within a forest clearing and is […]

Operable Interactive Village Hut opens and closes depending on the temperature

A system of hydraulics opens and closes three panels of this visitor centre in Xiahuayuan Village, China, depending on the temperature outside. Designed by a team from the Tsinghua University School of Architecture led by professor Weiguo Xu, the Operable Interactive Village Hut has walls that will close when the temperature drops below 16 degrees […]

Apple Store architect wants to use only glass to rebuild Notre-Dame’s roof and spire

Eight Inc, the studio that developed the Apple Store concept, wants to accurately reconstruct Notre-Dame‘s roof and spire using structural glass. After the French senate passed a bill stating Notre-Dame Cathedral must be returned to its “last known visual state”, Eight Inc has suggested that this could be achieved using a modern material. Eight Inc […]

BIG converts 1930s bank to create major new store for Galeries Lafayette in Paris

Bjarke Ingels’ firm has created a “retail laboratory” for French department store Galeries Lafayette inside an art-deco bank on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. BIG sought to celebrate the history of the 1930s building, matching its original art-deco details with opulent displays. But the space is designed to function as more than just a store – […]

MSR Design and JRA Architects tucks Kentucky library in a grove of trees

American studios MSR Design and JRA Architect have completed a public library in Louisville featuring a sculptural, medal-clad exterior that is partly concealed by tall, leafy trees. The South Central Regional Library is part of the Louisville Free Public Library system – the largest public library system in Kentucky. The project was designed by MSR […]

Vo Trong Nghia Architects builds Castaway Island Resort from bamboo

Thatched bamboo roofs shelter a beach hut resort built by Vo Trong Nghia Architects on a small island off the Cat Ba Archipelago on Vietnam‘s northern coast. Castaway Island Resort can house around 150 tourists, and sits on a 3000-square-metre strip of private beach sandwiched between a green mountain range and Lan Ha Bay. A […]

Dezeen now has 2 million Instagram followers!

We’ve hit a huge social media milestone – 2,000,000 followers on Instagram. To celebrate the occasion, Øivind Hovland created this illustration for us. If you don’t already, follow us to keep up with the best selection of architecture, interiors, design and technology projects from Dezeen. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and WeChat.

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