This week, people reacted to Elon Musk’s Cybertruck

This week on Dezeen, Tesla‘s futuristic Cybertruck polarised opinions and we continued  our high-tech architecture series. The Cybertruck is a bulletproof electric pickup truck made from cold-rolled stainless steel that has armoured glass windows. The vehicle’s unconventional, sci-fi-style design divided opinions on social media, as some praised Musk for his “courage” in creating such a “fascinating” […]

This week, Zaha Hadid Architects completed a skyscraper and unveiled plans for a train station

This week on Dezeen, Zaha Hadid Architects completed a skyscraper with the world’s tallest atrium and revealed its plans for a high-speed train station in Estonia. The 45-storey Leeza Soho skyscraper, designed by the late Zaha Hadid before her death in 2016, contains the world’s tallest atrium twisting through its centre. Located in the Fengtai business […]

This week, the UK’s best new house was revealed and the MPavilion opened in Australia

This week on Dezeen, a rural house in Northern Ireland by McGonigle McGrath was named as the RIBA House of the Year, and Glenn Murcutt’s MPavilion was unveiled in Melbourne. On Wednesday, House Lessans was revealed as the 2019 winner of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) House of the Year prize, chosen from […]

This week, high-tech architecture came back into focus

This week on Dezeen, we launched our series on high-tech architecture, which is covering the movement’s buildings and key figures over the course of the next few weeks. So far, features on the late 20th-century architectural style have included an overview of high-tech’s history and a profile of architect Richard Rogers alongside a study of what […]

This week, the environment took centre stage at Dutch Design Week

This week, Dezeen reported from Dutch Design Week where a series of talks, installations and exhibitions tackled the role of architecture and design in both causing and fighting the climate crisis. In a talk hosted by Dezeen’s founder Marcus Fairs, a panel of architects including Thomas Rau, Marco Vermeulen and Overtreders W‘s Hester van Dijk, […]

This week, we announced Dezeen Awards winners

This week on Dezeen, we revealed the winning architecture, interior and design projects for Dezeen Awards 2019. Ten category winners were announced in each sector, including a shelter built by students for archaeologists in Peru in architecture, a 17.6-square-metre micro flat in Taipei in interiors, and a self-cleaning water bottle in design. One of the […]

This week, Hudson Yards was turned into sex toys and Banksy set up shop

This week on Dezeen, Wolfgang & Hite designed pink architectural sex toys to comment on New York’s Hudson Yards development, and Banksy launched his own merchandise to keep custody of his name. Design studio Wolfgang & Hite created a series of silicone sex toys based on the design of numerous buildings in the Hudson Yards […]

This week, we unveiled Dezeen Awards shortlists

This week on Dezeen, we announced the shortlisted architecture, interior and design projects that are in line to win Dezeen Awards in 2019. Now in its second year, Dezeen Awards recognises the world’s best architecture, interior and design projects, as well as the studios and individual architects and designers producing the best work. This week we revealed […]

This week, Pornhub launched a dirty campaign to clean up beaches

This week on Dezeen, Pornhub launched its Dirtiest Porn Ever campaign to remove plastic from the oceans, and BMW released a Vantablack version of its X6 coupe. Adult video website Pornhub released a movie titled Dirtiest Porn Ever, which is filmed on a beach covered with litter in a bid to raise money to remove […]

This week, architecture projects by IKEA and Aston Martin were unveiled

This week, Dezeen reported on IKEA’s housing for the elderly that has been developed with the Queen of Sweden, and Aston Martin launched a car-centred architecture service. Swedish furniture giant IKEA and construction company Skanska have revealed that they are developing an offshoot of their modular BoKlok housing outside Stockholm, which has been developed in […]

This week, pictures were revealed of two major soon-to-open projects by Zaha Hadid Architects

This week on Dezeen, 360-degree images of the interior of Zaha Hadid Architects’ Beijing Daxing International Airport were revealed, and the firm’s Opus hotel in Dubai was shown nearing completion. Chinese media organisation CGTN unveiled 360-degree photography of the inside of Zaha Hadid Architects’ airport terminal building in Beijing this week, which is set to […]

This week, housing projects by Kanye West and Stefano Boeri were revealed

This week on Dezeen, new photos offered a first look at Kanye West’s homeless housing and Stefano Boeri unveiled his designs for vertical-forest apartments in Egypt. A set of incomplete wooden domes were photographed at West’s property in California this week, which are believed to be prototypes of Yeezy Home units – the hip-hop artist’s […]

This week, Gensler proposed a temporary pavilion for Notre-Dame and seesaws animated Trump’s border wall

This week on Dezeen, Gensler revealed visuals for a temporary worship space at Notre-Dame and Rael San Fratell studio slotted pink seesaws into the US-Mexico border wall. On Tuesday, international architecture studio Gensler revealed its proposal for Pavillon Notre-Dame, a temporary place of worship in the square in front of the 850-year-old cathedral. It is […]

This week, graduates provided solutions for manspreading and masturbation

This week on Dezeen, university graduates created problem-solving designs including an anti-manspreading chair that forces sitters to close their legs, and a masturbation suit for people with disabilities. Brighton University graduate Laila Laurel designed a chair that prevents people from “manspreading”, as a tongue-in-cheek response to day-to-day sexist issues experienced by women. One chair is designed […]

This week, The Tulip was axed and the Stirling Prize shortlist was revealed

This week on Dezeen, Foster + Partners’ Tulip tower was rejected over concerns for London’s skyline, and RIBA announced the shortlist for the Stirling Prize. On Monday, it was announced that Foster + Partners’ controversial plans for a supertall viewing tower in London had been cancelled by the capital’s mayor Sadiq Kahn. Proposed for a site […]

This week, we revealed our awards longlists

This week on Dezeen, we published the longlists for the 2019 Dezeen Awards, revealing the best architecture and interior projects, studios, and products. In total there were more than 4,500 architecture projects entered from 87 countries. These have been whittled down to 267 architecture projects for the judges to mull over. As well as architecture, the longlists […]

This week, Glastonbury festival took centre stage

This week on Dezeen, the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England, hit the headlines as Stormzy wore a stab-proof vest designed by Bansky and Dezeen covered some of the event’s best sets and installations. British grime artist Stormzy opened his headline set wearing a stab-proof vest with a black and white Union Jack flag spray-painted on […]

This week, iMac and iPhone designer Jony Ive announced his plans to leave Apple

This week on Dezeen, Apple’s chief design officer Jony Ive announced his plans to resign from the technology company after nearly 30 years to start his own venture. In a statement shared on Apple’s website, the British-born designer said he intends to leave the company later this year to establish an independent design company called […]

This week, the Serpentine Gallery unveiled a pavilion but lost its CEO

This week on Dezeen, the Serpentine Pavilion by Japanese architect Junya Ishigami was unveiled in London, but the event was overshadowed by the unexpected resignation of Serpentine CEO Yana Peel. Built to resemble “a hill made out of rocks” Ishigami’s pavilion has a roof made up of 61 tonnes of Cumbrian slate. It is held up by […]

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