Breathe life into concrete jungles with our flourishing Pinterest boards

As glass buildings claim more of the skyline, architects and designers are cultivating ideas for plant-filled cities. Harvest this week’s Pinterest boards of vertical gardens, facades with crawling greenery and potted interiors. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest › Main image is from Penda’s proposal for vertical gardens in a modular tower in Tel Aviv. Open the […]

Copenhagen’s Yaffa restaurant takes cues from bustling French cafes

Multi-disciplinary design studio Frama used mismatched wooden chairs and concrete surfaces to create a Middle Eastern version of the humble French bistro inside this Copenhagen restaurant. Set within Copenhagen’s historic Gråbrødretorv square, Yaffa has been transformed from a characterless concrete basement into a warm and inviting space decked out in tactile materials. The restaurant takes […]

Rua 141 and Rafael Zalc make efficient use of space within renovated São Paulo apartment

Brazilian studios Rua 141 and Zalc Architecture turned an outdoor terrace into a glazed dining room while renovating this São Paulo apartment. Encompassing 70 square metres, the AK Apartment was designed for a 30-year-old woman who loves entertaining friends. The dwelling contains a bedroom, an office and two bathrooms, along with an open-plan area for […]

Five hotels in Ibiza that combine farmhouse living with contemporary design

There’s more to Ibiza than clubber-oriented resorts – the Spanish island also hosts a growing number of agroturismo hotels in old farmhouses. Here are five that combine a farm-to-fork ethos with contemporary design. La Granja Ibiza German interior-design studio Dreimeta converted a 200-year-old farmhouse and a neighbouring cottage to create La Granja, a members-only retreat […]

Hølte opens Hackney design studio for customising IKEA kitchens

Hølte, a company that offers bespoke fronts for IKEA kitchens, has unveiled a new design studio and showroom in London’s Hackney. Studio founders Tom and Fi Ginnett have combined bold colours and geometric forms with simple, well-crafted details in the interior of their new workspace, located on Broadway Market in east London. It showcases Hølte’s […]

Rodić Davidson merges two 19th-century art studios to create home in London’s Chelsea

Rodić Davidson Architects has transformed a pair of artists’ studios that may once have belonged to JMW Turner into a lofty family home in London filled with eclectic furniture and striking artworks. The property is located on Glebe Place in London’s Chelsea, a street where many celebrated artists took up residence in the 19th century, when […]

Five design-focused delis with delectable interiors

Delicatessens might simply be places to pick up provisions, but architects and designers are increasingly completing them with striking interiors. Dezeen has picked out five of the best. Ranging from a store in London with minimalist concrete display stands and another in Melbourne with salami-like counters, check out the full selection below: Natoora, UK, by […]

Delicate glass shelves illuminate Las Vegas boutique by Dan Brunn Architecture

Los Angeles studio Dan Brunn Architecture has designed this Las Vegas boutique with clothes hanging on blackened-steel frames and shoes displayed on glass shelves that light up. Created for Los Angeles fashion brand Road to Awe (RtA), the retail space is among one of the Las Vegas Wynn Resort’s luxury storefronts. Dan Brunn Architecture designed […]

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 […]

Alex Cochrane Architects hones in on hot-desking for overhaul of Selfridges offices

Staff don’t have designated desks inside the offices of luxury department store Selfridges, which Alex Cochrane Architects has completed with open-plan workrooms and communal seating. The office accommodates Selfridges‘ executive, buying and merchandising teams and has been designed by Alex Cochrane Architects so that staff are “discouraged from owning any given space”. Once dominated by […]

São Paulo studios of Brazilian architects including Paulo Mendes da Rocha captured in photos

Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha is captured at work in this photoset by photographer Marc Goodwin, which offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of 20 architecture offices in São Paulo. The São Paulo series is the latest in Goodwin’s project to document architecture studios in cities across the world, following recent trips to workplaces Mexico City, […]

Geodesic dome cabin in New England gets major overhaul by Jess Cooney

Large triangular windows bring daylight into this dome house in western Massachusetts, which has received an extensive makeover by local firm Jess Cooney Interiors. Built in the 1980s, the cabin is located on a lakefront site in Becket, a town in the pastoral Berkshires region. The house takes the form of a geodesic dome – […]

Vilablanch restores and revamps Barcelona’s Casa Burés

Interior design studio Vilablanch selected “silent” contemporary furnishings to deck out this Barcelona apartment block, keeping the focus on the building’s opulent original features. Casa Burés – which is longlisted in the apartment interior category of this year’s Dezeen Awards – has been designed by Vilablanch to feature a host of modern fixtures and furnishings […]

Magdalena Keck fuses Japanese and Danish design in Upstate New York home

New York interior designer Magdalena Keck has outfitted a holiday home in a Catskill Mountains development to create a “harmony” between Japanese minimalism, mid-century design and American crafts. Created as a weekend getaway for a family that lives in New York City, the 3,000-square-foot (278-square-metre) house is set between woods and a meadow, and complete […]

Rockwell Group and Yabu Pushelberg team up for Moxy Chelsea hotel

Yabu Pushelberg and Rockwell Group have created a mix of floral and zany bars, restaurants, workspaces, and space-saving bedrooms inside this New York hotel. Developed by Lightstone and run by TAO Group, the 349-room hotel is the latest outpost of Moxy – a subsidiary of hospitality company Marriott that aims to be affordable without compromising […]

Alder Brisco creates “attic of warm wooden curiosities” as office for recruitment agency

A Victorian goods elevator and wooden clock tower both feature in the office of London recruitment agency Represent, designed by Alder Brisco in an old warehouse loft. Studio Represent is a small office on the third floor of a late-19th-century warehouse in Farringdon, London. It features a custom-built wooden interior that pays tribute to its industrial […]

Dezeen Day will tackle five critical issues facing architecture and design

The inaugural Dezeen Day conference in London on 30 October 2019 will address the future of cities, materials and education, as well as the circular economy and how to build a successful creative business. The five themes have been selected by Dezeen’s editorial team for their relevance and importance. Expert panels will discuss each topic, […]

Penda China creates rosy interiors for Ecnesse beauty salon

Pale pink surfaces meet arched doorways inside this rose-tinted beauty salon in Xiangyun, China, designed by architecture studio Penda China. Ecnesse – which specialises in using high-end beauty and skincare products – already has a host of salons dotted across China, with each featuring a different fit-out. Penda China were approached to overhaul five of […]

Workstead turns historic Upstate New York house into showroom

Design studio Workstead has transformed a 19th-century house in Hudson, New York, into a showroom for its furniture and lighting. Workstead overhauled a property in the Hudson Historic district that was built in the late 1880s as the home of former New York mayor Cornelius H Evans. Featuring a red-brick and carved-sandstone exterior, it is […]

Our new Pinterest board ties down buildings and furniture that are on the move

Keep your eye on architecture and design projects that twist and turn on this week’s new Pinterest board, including animated houses, spinning walls and furniture that pulls down from ceilings. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest › Open the Pinterest app on your phone, tap the camera icon and scan the below Pincode to explore Dezeen’s feed. […]

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