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 […]

Six multi-tasking Ukrainian studios moving the country’s design industry forward

Ukraine is finding its place on the global design stage with multi-disciplinary studios that blur the boundaries between architecture, interiors and furniture. Here are six studios to watch. Yuriy Zimenko Interior and furniture designer Yuriy Zimenko has been active on the Kiev scene for 15 years. Known for his luxurious and minimal style enlivened with […]

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 […]

12 skinny houses that make the most of every inch

With space at a premium in cities, architects are designing homes that can squeeze into the narrowest of gaps. We’ve rounded up 12 skinny houses that are four-metres wide or less to show that size isn’t everything. 1.8m Width House, 1.8 metres, Tokyo, Japan, by YUUA Architects In Japan, skinny houses are called ‘eel’s beds’ […]

Six global design trends from Dezeen Awards 2019 longlists include cork, cabins and candy colours

From fortress-style architecture to candy-coloured interiors, here are the six biggest trends to emerge from the Dezeen Awards 2019 longlists. The rising use of cork in architecture and the popularity of low-tech cabins set in remote locations also stood out among the 903 projects that made the longlists this year. Here are six trends that […]

Five of the best houses in Ecuador on Dezeen

We’ve rounded up five residences in Ecuador that architects have designed to celebrate the small South American country’s local materials and climate. Casa El Cortijo by Felipe Assadi Arquitectos A zig-zagging roofline covered in red bricks defines this house in Ecuador’s port city of Guayaquil, which is popular for its proximity to the Galapagos Islands. […]

Futurekind projects are designed for people rather than profit

Creating communally for social good has to be the future of design, says Robert Phillips, author of Futurekind: Design by and for the People. He picks out five projects from the book that demonstrate the idea in action. Part manifesto, part call-to-arms, Futurekind brings together more than 60 projects from around the globe designed to directly […]

Five designs that challenge Trump’s US-Mexico border wall

Following the installation of seesaws across the US-Mexico border wall, we’ve pulled together five examples of projects by architects and designers that respond to US president Donald Trump‘s plans to develop a wall between the two countries. Dining Table by No-To-Scale Studio Rather than building a barrier, Malaysian design office No-To-Scale Studio proposed creating a […]

Five designers making fashion more sustainable at Helsinki Fashion Week 2019

With leather banned at the recent Helsinki Fashion Week, designers were exploring more eco-friendly materials and supply chains. Director Evelyn Mora names the five designers that made the biggest impression. The fifth Helsinki Design Week took place in the Finnish capital from 19 to 22 July. Although the event has been focused on sustainable fashion […]

Six outdoor urinals for when you need to wee in the wild

From female urinals for festivals to pissoirs on the streets of Paris, here are six of the freshest outdoor urinals designs for peeing in the fresh air. P-tree by Aandeboom When revellers at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark refused to stop peeing against the trees, Dutch design studio Aandeboom came up with an ingenious solution. […]

The top 10 Apple Macs from the Macintosh 512k to the Mac Pro

Owen Hopkins takes a look back at 35 years of the Apple Mac, from the Macintosh 512k to the recently launched Mac Pro. The Mac Pro will be Apple‘s most powerful desktop, and the last major product launched while Jony Ive – who was responsible for so many of the company’s iconic designs – was design lead. […]

12 houses photographed directly from above

With the proliferation of drone photography more houses are being photographed from the air. Here are 12 homes that look impressive in bird’s-eye view. Rock House, Abdulla Al Salem, Kuwait, by AGi Architects AGi Architects designed Stone House to be largely enclosed from the surrounding streets, with a concrete shell clad in stone creating a solid outer […]

Charlotte Perriand’s Les Arcs ski resort celebrates 50 years

Les Arcs, a 1960s ski resort in France designed by a collective of architects led by Charlotte Perriand, is celebrating its half centenary. Here are the architecture highlights of the modernist resort. Part of the Paradiski area, Les Arcs today is formed of four villages named for their altitude, Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 2000 […]

Five projects by architect Philip Freelon that champion diversity and inclusion

African American architect Philip Freelon passed away yesterday following a career dedicated to projects that celebrate black culture in the US. We’ve rounded up five highlights. Photograph by Darren Bradley Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC Completed in September 2016, the National Museum of African American History and Culture was […]

10 remote hotels to switch off in

If you’re looking to take a holiday off the beaten track, Dezeen has picked 10 remote hotels – including a secluded guest lodge in the sands of the Sharjah desert and a three-room Greek retreat that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. Tainaron Blue Retreat, Greece, by Kostas Zouvelos and Kassiani Theodorakakou A 19th-century defence tower is […]

Eight companies and designers making trainers as sustainable as possible

Footwear brands are competing to produce ever more sustainable sneakers. Here are eight brands leading the pack with trainers made from algae and pineapple husks to bioplastics and recycled waste. Big brands including Adidas and Reebok, as well as startups such as Native Shoes and Ecoalf, are trying to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions of […]

Five boutique American hotels in buildings with storied pasts

A suite of historic buildings across the US have been given new life as boutique hotels. We’ve rounded up five that would be ideal for whiling away the long Fourth of July weekend. Shinola Hotel, Detroit, Michigan by Gachot Studios New York firm Gachot Studios transformed a terracotta-clad building dating back to 1915 into this […]

Top 10 architecture and design exhibitions: summer 2019

We’ve chosen our top 10 summer architecture and design exhibitions from around the world. To find out about industry events taking place in July, August and September, look at our comprehensive month-by-month guide. Stanley Kubrick: The ExhibitionDesign Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 6AGUntil 15 September 2019 Curated by the London museum’s director Deyan Sudjic, this exhibition […]

10 most revolutionary designs by Jony Ive for Apple

As Jony Ive steps down from Apple, we take a look back at his incredible list of industry-defining career highlights, from the the iMac, to the iPod, iPhone and Apple Watch. iMac, 1998 Described by Apple as a computer for the next millennium, the iMac was Ive’s first major contribution at the tech giant. The […]

Seven key projects by Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal winning KoningEizenberg

KoningEizenberg founders, Hank Koning and Julie Eizenberg, have been awarded the Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal for 2019. We’ve rounded up seven of their key projects. Australian architects Koning and Eizenberg were recognised for their various civic, educational and affordable housing projects including the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and the Pico Branch Library in Santa Monica. […]

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