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 […]

This week, Sagrada Familia finally got a building permit

This week on Dezeen, Sagrada Familia was granted its first building permit, after 137 years of construction, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House was encased in a protective chainmail. The permit given to Barcelona’s renowned Sagrada Familia will last until 2026 to allow builders to finally complete the basilica, which has been under construction since 1882. […]

This week, Apple and IKEA announced a load of new designs

This week on Dezeen, Apple’s new Mac Pro and robotic IKEA furniture were among the innovations revealed by the two design giants at their annual conferences. On Monday, Apple held its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California, where it unveiled its first redesign of the Mac Pro in six years. Dubbed a “monster” by […]

This week, UK architects confronted the climate emergency

This week on Dezeen, leading UK architects called on practices across the country to address the climate and biodiversity emergencies, and Foster + Partners led the charge by pledging to make all its buildings carbon-neutral by 2030. Foster + Partners became the first architecture practice to sign up to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment […]

This week, Clerkenwell Design Week and Venice Art Biennale took place

This week on Dezeen, Clerkenwell Design Week took place in London and the 58th Venice Art Biennale opened its doors to a host of exhibitions, pavilions and installations. Clerkenwell Design Week saw architecture studios and furniture showrooms exhibit their work across a wide variety of venues, from nightclub Fabric and St James Church to a former […]

This week, the world reflected on the legacy of IM Pei

This week on Dezeen, the world paid tribute to the “incredible life” of Chinese-American architect IM Pei, who passed away on Thursday aged 102. Referred to by Li Xioadong as “a true master”, Pritzker Prize-winning Pei was known for his bold modernist style, and illustrious portfolio of museums, libraries and civic centres. Among his most […]

This week, plastic waste was back in the spotlight

This week on Dezeen, the impact of plastic on the environment was yet again a talking point, as the London Marathon gave out drinks in edible seaweed capsules and a study revealed the truth behind biodegradable bags. On Sunday, over 30,000 biodegradable Ooho capsules were handed out to runners at the London Marathon, marking the […]

This week, designers began proposing ideas for Notre-Dame’s restoration

This week, Dezeen shared some of the proposals revealed by designers for Notre-Dame Cathedral’s new spire, after it was engulfed by a major fire last week. The flurry of designs were unveiled following the French prime minister’s announcement that there would be an international competition to replace the structure. Among the proposals were Studio Fuksas’ Baccarat crystal […]

This week, fire at Notre-Dame caused a state of emergency

This week on Dezeen, a major fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris dominated headlines, with millions of euros pledged in support and an architectural competition set to launch for a new spire. On the evening of 15 April, Paris’ iconic Gothic cathedral was ravaged by a fire that caused its 90-metre-high spire and parts of the […]

This week, Milan hosted the world’s biggest design fair

This week, Dezeen reported on the best installations, product launches and events at Milan design week. Dezeen’s editorial team reported on the key exhibitions and trends at the world’s biggest design fair, while participants shared thousands of photos on our #milanogram2019 hashtag. Alex Chinneck unzips a building in Milan’s Tortona district Among this year’s highlights were Alex Chinneck’s installation […]

This week, major new skyscrapers were approved in the UK and Denmark

This week on Dezeen, two big projects were given the green light – the new tallest building in western Europe and controversial London viewing tower The Tulip. Danish firm Dorte Mandrup won planning permission for a supertall skyscraper in the small town of Brande, Denmark. Due for completion in 2023,  the 320-metre-high Bestseller Tower is set […]

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