“Demolition is sometimes the best option” says Bartlett professor at Net Zero Carbon talk

Construction experts discuss the ways that the building industry can move towards having zero carbon emissions in this panel discussion filmed by Dezeen for Kingspan at the Building Centre in London. Called Accelerating the Pathway to Net Zero Carbon Buildings, the event was hosted by architectural facade specialist Kingspan and independent research forum New London […]

Artist Leandro Erlich creates sand-covered traffic jam on Miami beach

Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich has created sand-covered sculptures of 66 cars and trucks, which he has arranged to resemble a traffic jam on Miami Beach in a bid to raise awareness of the climate-change crisis. Erlich created the temporary installation, titled the Order of Importance, on the oceanfront at Lincoln Road for this year’s Miami […]

Watch Patrik Schumacher and Harriet Harriss debate architecture education at Dezeen Day

Patrik Schumacher and Harriet Harriss clashed over architecture’s long-hours culture at the Dezeen Day conference in October. The movie of the discussion shows Schumacher arguing that protecting students from working too hard would lead to “a kind of socialist world of stagnation”. The panel discussion featured a group of experts and innovators debating whether architecture […]

SelgasCano’s sprawling Second Home Hollywood revealed in Dezeen video

Second Home Hollywood, the first US location from the British co-working company, is revealed in this captioned video produced by Dezeen for Second Home. Spanish architecture practice SelgasCano transformed a former Hollywood parking-lot into a sprawling co-working complex that will house 250 companies. It has previously worked with Second Home to create other spaces in […]

Studio Ben Allen designs artichoke-shaped garden room

Green shingles cover the exterior of this octagonal, flatpack garden room in south west London, designed by Studio Ben Allen. The design of A Room in the Garden was informed by the bizarre and playful 18th-century Dunmore Pineapple pavilion in Scotland, as well as the form and colour of an artichoke. Inside, the space can […]

AHEAD MEA winners create “specific experience without feeling like an amusement park”

The best new hotels in the Middle East and Africa take ownership of their unique contexts, say the judges of this year’s AHEAD Middle East and Africa Awards, in this video produced by Dezeen. The AHEAD MEA awards, which had its ceremony earlier this month at Caesars Bluewater in Dubai, celebrated the best in hotel […]

Foster + Partners completes luxury Principal Tower in London

Architect Foster + Partners has completed its first residential skyscraper in London, which contains 299 luxury apartments. Named Principal Tower, the 50-storey building marks the completion of Principal Place, which is a mixed-use development positioned between Shoreditch and the capital’s financial district. As part of the development Foster + Partners also designed a 15-storey office for […]

Architecture project of the year goes back to “core of architecture” says Dezeen Awards judge

A wooden pavilion designed to provide shelter for archaeologists shows that architecture “does not need to be complicated”, says Dezeen Awards judge and architect Lyndon Neri in this movie. Titled A Room for Archaeologists and Kids, the project won the prestigious architecture project of the year award, as well as being named small building of […]

Watch our talk on the power of design with Aritco

Fernando Mastrangelo, Lina Ghotmeh, Ashiesh Shah and Sanna Åkerlund Gebeyehu speak to Marcus Fairs about the power of design in this talk filmed by Dezeen for Aritco in Dubai. The speakers, who span the fields of architecture, interior design, product design, sculpture, creative direction and design consultancy, were gathered by lift manufacturer Aritco to discuss […]

Competition-winning mobile accessory designs showcased at Samsung Developer Conference 2019

Jury members discuss the top-three winners of the Samsung Mobile Design Competition mobile accessories category in this movie Dezeen filmed at the Samsung Developer Conference in San Jose, California. Portuguese designers André Gouveia, Nuno Pires and João Pereira were awarded first place for their Star of Galaxy design, a robotic stand that turns a Samsung […]

AHEAD Europe hotel awards winners are “understated but rich”

The best new hotels in Europe combine rich experiences with a subtle approaches to design say the judges of this year’s AHEAD Europe awards, in this video Dezeen produced for the awards programme. The AHEAD Europe awards, which had its ceremony in London on November 18, celebrated the best in hotel and resort design across […]

Competition-winning mobile wallpaper designs showcased at Samsung Developer Conference 2019

In this Dezeen movie, jury members discuss the winners of the Samsung Mobile Design Competition wallpaper category, which were revealed last month at the Samsung Developer Conference in San Jose, California. Finnish designer Kalle Järvenpää was awarded first place for his Garden of Galaxy design, a personalised flower generated by an algorithm that enables every […]

Bêka & Lemoine’s latest film shows Venice’s worst flood in half a century

Architectural filmmakers Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine have released footage from a film, showing the impact of flooding in Venice. The duo, known for films including Koolhaas Houselife and Moriyama-San, have released a two-minute trailer for their latest movie. It contains recent footage showing the streets of Venice under water, including the whole of Piazza San Marco. […]

Euroboden reveals design of “brutalist” Hammerschmidt office in Munich

Dezeen promotion: Euroboden has revealed visuals of a concrete office building near Munich, Germany, designed by Arno Brandlhuber and Muck Petzet. Named Hammerschmidt, the linear “brutalist structure” will measure 16,000 square-metres and contain a series of customisable workspaces available to rent by businesses of any kind. Working in collaboration with architects Brandlhuber and Petzet, who recently […]

KayaKata creates “audiobook” of videos to accompany their hip-hop tracks

Tbilisi designer Max Machaidze and writer Zurab Jishkariani have produced animated videos to accompany nine music tracks by KayaKata, the hip-hop band they lead. The videos accompany the tracks on the hip-hop duo’s latest album, which they compare to audiobooks or graphic novels. Each animated video has a similar format. A figure with its face obscured […]

Watch our talk with Knauf about women in architecture live from London

Leading and emerging women working in architecture and construction will discuss the experience of working in both fields at a talk held in Knauf‘s London showroom. Tune in here live from 7pm UK time. The livestream has not started yet. You can watch the talk here from 7:00pm UK time. Moderated by Dezeen’s assistant editor […]

Seek app lets users identify plant and animal species in real time

Kids can identify plants, flowers, insects and wildlife while tracking biodiversity in their area, using the augmented-reality app Seek by iNaturalist and the WWF. Described as “like Pokémon Go for nature”, Seek lets users point their smartphone camera at any plant or animal species to identify it in real time. Anyone can use the app, […]

Heatherwick Studio’s Pier 55 renamed Little Island

Thomas Heatherwick’s Pier 55 park within New York’s Hudson River has been renamed Little Island, as visuals and a video detailing the project’s construction are released. Updated details of the project were revealed today by the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, which is funding the project. Now called Little Island, the project is currently taking shape […]

Watch the video of Paola Following the Antonelli’s keynote lecture at Dezeen Day

Our natural world is “fixable, but it will never be the same” said Paola Antonelli at our Dezeen Day conference. Watch Antonelli discuss design’s response to impending extinction in the first movie from the event. Antonelli, MoMA‘s senior curator of architecture and design, kicked off Dezeen’s inaugural conference on 30 October with a keynote that […]

Sun Lee reworks traditional Korean craft into clothes made from paper

South Korean designer Sun Lee has created a six-piece collection of clothing from traditional Korean paper which has been cut, torn and rolled by hand. Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Lee developed the fashion collection, called Consumption of Heritage, after seeing the amount of clothes waste thrown away at the end of every season. “This collection is based on […]

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