Dezeen’s top 10 conceptual architecture projects of 2019

This year designers created a huge variety of conceptual architecture from a straw bale school to a bamboo colony on Mars. Semi Han continues our review of 2019 with 10 of the most intriguing concepts. East 34th Street, New York, USA, by MAD Architects Chinese studio MAD Architects envisioned a 232-metre tall skyscraper to sit next to the […]

Dezeen’s top 10 accessible designs of 2019

This year saw a wave of projects aimed at improving life for people with disabilities, and making spaces more inclusive. For our review of 2019, Dezeen has selected 10 of the best, including a mind-controlled exoskeleton and a series of 3D-printed IKEA hacks. Ripple by Hsin-Jou Huang, Szu-Ying Lai and Chia-Ning Hsu For people with […]

Dezeen’s top 10 British architecture projects of 2019

Continuing our review of 2019, Tom Ravenscroft picks 10 architecture projects in the UK that made an impact in the past year, including a museum for boats and a football stadium. The Weston visitor centre, Yorkshire, by Feilden Fowles Architect Feilden Folwes designed The Weston as a visitor centre and entrance pavilion for the open-air Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in […]

Dezeen’s top 10 furniture designs of 2019

This year, furniture designs ventured out of the home onto the streets and into prisons. Design reporter Jennifer Hahn picks out her top 10 projects for our review of 2019, from public seating in Beirut to silicone chairs. Markerad by IKEA and Virgil Abloh After hacking the Vitra archive in June, this year’s most hyped […]

Dezeen’s top 10 pavilions of 2019

Next up in our review of 2019, Daria Casalini picks out the year’s 10 most impressive pavilions, including a floating circular staircase and a fibre-composite structure built by two robots. Stone 27, USA, by Benjamin Langholz Benjamin Langholz arranged huge stones in an ascending circle for a pavilion at this year’s Burning Man in Black […]

Six installations that call attention to the climate-change crisis

The United Nations announced this year that there is just over a decade to limit the effects of global warming. Here are six installations by architects, designers and artists that aim to raise awareness of the climate crisis and influence change. Order of Importance, Miami, USA, by Leandro Erlich Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich has created […]

Seven graphic design projects that aimed to change the world in 2019

From influencing voters to making veganism mainstream, graphic design can change people’s behaviour. We’ve rounded up seven projects for our review of 2019 that demonstrate the persuasive power of good graphic design. Useless is a digital directory for London’s zero-waste shops Ethical creative agency Nice and Serious developed Useless, an online platform that directs Londoners […]

Dezeen’s top 10 museums and galleries of 2019

Continuing our review of the year, Semi Han picks out the top 10 museums and galleries that welcomed their first visitors in 2019. National Museum of Qatar, Doha, Qatar, by Atelier Jean Nouvel Atelier Jean Nouvel used colliding white discs to create the distinct exterior of National Museum of Qatar. After almost 10 years in the […]

Six interiors with pops of Pantone’s 2020 colour of the year Classic Blue

Classic Blue is the colour of 2020, according to Pantone. Here are six interiors that already make the most of the bold shade. Roksanda Ilincic’s house, London, by RA Projects A blue steel-fin stairwell design also functions as a bookshelf in this London home that local studio RA Projects designed for Serbian-born fashion designer Roksanda […]

Five installations at Miami art week 2019

With activities kicking off in Miami for this year’s art week, including Art Basel and Design Miami, we’ve selected the exhibitions and installations not-to-be missed, including an inflatable bubble gallery and a sand-covered traffic jam. Instagram’s @design booth by Studio Swine British-Japanese design duo Studio Swine has made inflatable bubbles to form the exhibition space for […]

Dezeen’s top 10 design and technology trends of 2019

For our review of 2019, deputy editor Augusta Pownall picks out ten trends that have preoccupied the design and technology industries this year, from the circular economy to the continued rise of China and a focus on privacy. Surveillance and privacy Data is one of the most lucrative resources on the planet, but concern has […]

10 architecture and design projects that feature faceted surfaces

The body of Tesla’s radical Cybertruck is made up of straight-edged facets. Here are some other examples of faceted architecture and design. Designed by Tesla‘s chief designer Franz von Holzhausen, the radical pickup truck has a body that resembles a computer wireframe model or a polygon mesh. These are three-dimensional forms made up of flat […]

Dezeen’s top 10 churches and chapels of 2019

We’re kicking off our review of 2019 with Dezeen’s top 10 churches and chapels, including a skyscraper church in Hong Kong and a log cabin in Germany, as well as religious buildings in Norway, Lebanon, South Korea and Mexico. Seliger Pater Rupert Mayer, Germany, by Meck Architekten  Built in the town of Poing, near Munich, the asymmetric […]

Four technologies tackling the problem of plastic pollution in rivers

Most ocean plastic starts off in rivers. From bubble curtains to googly-eyed trash wheels, here are four technologies designed to intercept river plastic before it gets to the sea. Last month The Ocean Cleanup turned its attention to river plastic and launched the Interceptor, a floating device it claims can harvest up to 100,000 kilograms […]

Discover our readers’ top five images from our Pinterest boards in November

Over 10 million users browse our Pinterest boards every month, but what are they looking at? We round up the top five most-popular pins in November. House for a Daughter, Vietnam, by Khuôn Studio House for a Daughter in Vietnam was the subject of our most popular pin this month. Designed by Khuôn Studio, a […]

Unsung architecture in the American Midwest spotlighted in new book

A Brutalist school, an Art Deco church and soaring grain silos are among the diverse array of buildings featured in the new tome, Midwest Architecture Journeys. Book editor Zach Mortice discusses five highlights. Released in October, Midwest Architecture Journeys is a 287-page, hardcover book from Belt Publishing that explores under-recognised buildings, places and spaces in […]

10 ways architecture could support a degrowth economy

This year’s Oslo Architecture Triennale looks at degrowth, an economic strategy that calls for a reduction of both production and consumption, and asks what architecture could do to support it. Dezeen editor-at-large Amy Frearson picks out 10 of the most interesting ideas.  Enough: The Architecture of Degrowth is on show in venues across the Norwegian […]

Five female trailblazers who changed the field of design

Charlotte and Clementine Fiell’s book, Women in Design, highlights what made figures like Apple icon designer Susan Kare and architect Zaha Hadid revolutionary. The authors pick five women from the book who transformed design. The recently published book, Women in Design: From Aino Aalto to Eva Zeisel, by mother and daughter duo Charlotte and Clementine […]

Sharjah’s 1970s and ’80s architecture is being saved by the architecture triennial

The Sharjah Architecture Triennial is located in two prominent examples of the emirate’s surviving 1970s and ’80s architecture. Here are six prominent buildings from the era that are being conserved. The two main venues of the inaugural Sharjah Architecture Triennial are a former school that was built in the mid 1970s and a former fruit […]

Four key projects by high-tech architecture practice Team 4

As Team 4, Su Brumwell, Richard Rogers, Wendy Cheesman and Norman Foster began to develop high-tech architecture. Continuing our series on the style we look at four key projects. Yale School of Architecture graduates Rogers, Brumwell, Foster and Cheesman – along with Cheesman’s sister Georgie Wolton, who was the only qualified architect in the group but […]

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