Yabashi Architects slots cafe and pocket park between buildings in Kyushu

A tiered pocket-park tops this cafe in Kyushu, Japan, which Yabashi Architects has erected on the grounds of a building destroyed in an earthquake. Host to a small cafe and an open-air social area, Omoken Park has been designed by locally based Yabashi Architects to be a “public space of private space” where locals can […]

Bergmeisterwolf tops 12th-century wine cellar with bronze funnel

Architecture studio Bergmeisterwolf has added a bronze funnel that appears to erupt from the ground above the 12th-century Pacherhof wine cellar in Italy. Modern wine production and tasting facilities are contained within the tower, which connects to the existing cellar via an underground passage. Bergmeisterwolf Architekten‘s extension to the Pacherhof wine cellar in South Tyrol […]

Black Rock City is designed to “sprout out of nothing”, says Burning Man co-founder Will Roger

Burning Man co-founder Will Roger has spent the last 14 years capturing the festival in aerial photographs. As a book of his images is released, he spoke to Dezeen about how they created a pop-up city in the desert. Compass of the Ephemeral: Aerial Photography of Black Rock City through the Lens of Will Roger, […]

Helter skelter installed in Norwich Cathedral so visitors can admire its architecture up close

Norwich Cathedral in England has hired a helter skelter so visitors can get a better view of its ornamented roof before sliding down. The 16.7-metre-high fairground ride has been positioned in the nave so that its 12-metre-high viewing platform offers a good view of the medieval cathedral’s vaulted roof. Once they have seen the ceiling, […]

Tintagel Castle Bridge in Cornwall has a gap where it meets in the middle

Architecture studio William Matthews Associates and engineers Ney & Partners have built a bridge in Cornwall from two 30-metre cantilevered spans that don’t quite meet in middle. Tintagel Castle Bridge is a footbridge over a 190-metre drop between two cliffs that has reconnected two sides of a medieval ruin. Tintagel Castle Bridge is formed of […]

Meck Architekten designs asymmetric ceramic-clad church in Poing

The church of Seliger Pater Rupert Mayer in the town of Poing, near Munich in Germany, is topped with with a ceramic crown clad with 15,000 white, three-dimensional tiles. Munich studio Meck Architekten designed the rectangular church, which can accommodate 220 worshipers, to be a landmark in the growing town. The church dedicated to a German priest […]

Refurbished Undercroft skatepark reopens beneath London’s Southbank Centre

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has refurbished and extended the concrete Undercroft skatepark at the brutalist Southbank Centre in London, which is considered the home of British skateboarding. The restoration has repaired and renovated the space under the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre, which is defined by the mushroom-shaped concrete columns that support the building above. The […]

Primary school children create Mega Maker Lab in former London fire station

Architecture educator Matt+Fiona has worked with 100 primary school children to design and built a creative lab for other children. Named the Mega Maker Lab, the 1,100-square-metre former fire-engine-fixing hall in south London has been converted into a space for children to experiment, design, build and invent. The space for making has been created for the […]

Abandoned building turned into mesh-covered forest events space in Taiwan

Divooe Zein Architects has turned an abandoned house in a wooded area of a park in Taiwan into a net-covered educational events space called The Forest Big. The Forest Big is in a wooded part of the Shangri-La Park in Miaoli, in an area scattered with the remnants of an old theme park. The project has […]

Barns and ranches inform Signal’s design of Experience Center in Oregon state park

Seattle firm Signal Architecture + Research has completed a small education and events centre, clad in metal and wood, within the “rugged and fragile landscape” of a protected area in northern Oregon. The Experience Center is part of Cottonwood Canyon State Park, which encompasses over 8,000 acres (3,237 hectares), making it one of Oregon’s largest […]

Aluminium-clad cabins perch on stilts over the Barents Sea in Norway

Stinessen Arkitektur has built three cabins and a sauna on an island in the remote Steigen Archipelago off the coast of Norway in the arctic circle. Called Manshausen 2.0, the project is an extension of the Manshausen Island Resort, an eco-retreat founded by Børge Ousland, the Norwegian polar explorer who was the first person to […]

Creating the Expo’98 Portuguese National Pavilion was “difficult” says Álvaro Siza

Álvaro Siza Viera explains how he created the swooped concrete roof of the pavilion he designed for the 1998 Expo in Lisbon in this exclusive movie. Located at the mouth of the Tagus River in the Portuguese city, the Expo’98 Portuguese National Pavilion was built to form the main entrance to the World Exposition, which took place […]

Maich Swift Architects creates canal-side theatre as third Antepavilion

The third annual Antepavilion is a three-storey colourful rooftop structure designed by Maich Swift Architects that will be used as a canal-side theatre and is topped with a light beacon. Named Potemkin Theatre, the pavilion has been built on top of a warehouse in Haggerston. It has been designed to be the backdrop to performances that will […]

Emma Olbers Design adds new furnishings to The Old Library in Stockholm

Woven hemp chairs and pine reading tables are among the pieces that Emma Olbers Design has added in its renovation of the library in Stockholm‘s Nationalmuseum. Longlisted in the civic and cultural interior category of this year’s Dezeen Awards, the Old Library has been overhauled by Emma Olbers Design to include a host of furnishings […]

AECOM designs LA Clippers sports complex to resemble a “basketball swishing through a net”

Diamond-shaped metal panels will wrap this oval sports venue that AECOM has designed for the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team. The Inglewood Basketball and Entertainment Center will provide the new home for the NBA basketball team, including an arena alongside other training facilities, offices, community spaces and shops. As revealed by Los Angeles Clippers yesterday, […]

Red wooden curtain surrounds nature reserve entrance pavilion by Sandellsandberg

A curtain of red timber panels drape around the entrance pavilion to the Eriksberg Hotel & Nature Reserve in Blekinge, Sweden, designed by Sandellsandberg. Named Outdoor Eriksberg, the bright red building was designed by Swedish studio Sandellsandberg to improve the quality and navigability of the nature reserve’s entrance area. It has a “textile look” intended to […]

Mizzi Studio completes stingray coffee kiosk alongside the Serpentine

The Serpentine Coffee House, which Mizzi Studio has created alongside the Serpentine lake in Hyde Park, London, is topped with a roof designed to look like a stingray. Mizzi Studio designed the cafe to be a small landmark structure between the Serpentine Gallery‘s two locations on the main street that passes through Hyde Park. It takes […]

SERA expands Portland Playhouse with building wrapped in glass and charred wood

American studio SERA Architects has overhauled a 115-year-old church building and created a contemporary addition to house a nonprofit theatre company in Oregon. Since 2008, the Portland Playhouse has operated out of a once-vacant church in the city’s King neighbourhood. In the early days, the group got by with sofa seating and other make-shift solutions. […]

Gensler designs Pavilion Notre-Dame as temporary worship space

International architecture firm Gensler has proposed creating a pavilion alongside Notre-Dame as a temporary place of worship following the fire, which destroyed the cathedral’s roof. Situated on the square in front of the cathedral, Pavillon Notre-Dame is designed to host church services and markets for residents and visitors while the 850-year-old cathedral is being restored. Notre-Dame’s […]

Montalba Architects pairs earthy materials with concrete and metal in Vancouver’s Equinox gym

Bleached walnut, blackened steel and various types of marble feature in this high-end fitness centre by Montalba Architects, which was designed to evoke a “sculpted canyon”. Equinox Vancouver is located within an office tower in the city’s downtown district. It is one of several new locations for the New York-based fitness brand, which operates about […]

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