10 black cabins in remote places around the world

From waterfront properties with uninterrupted views to gabled homes nestled among pine trees, we’ve rounded up 10 black cabins that provide hideaways in unique places around the world. Les Rorquals by Alain Carle Architecte This house is among a number of black cabins in Canada’s province of Quebec. Built by Alain Carle Architecte, the gabled construction […]

Eight bold bathrooms that make use of more than just white tiles

Bathrooms can easily be dismissed as the dullest room of the house, but there’s plenty of opportunity to play around with material and colour. Interiors reporter Natasha Levy has selected eight striking bathing spaces to learn from. Unit 662 by Rainville Sangaré A statement shower screen adds interest to the otherwise greyscale interior of this […]

10 diverse designs made from machine-cut aluminium

Salt and pepper shakers and an ice-cube tray are among the objects that Canadian designers have made from machined aluminium for an exhibition at this year’s Toronto design week. Designer Jamie Wolfond and local studio MSDS Studio curated the Aluminum Group, which brings together work by 15 homegrown designers. “Designers from across Canada have come […]

Eight cute and kitschy robots from CES 2020

Smart-home technology and innovative cars were overshadowed at CES by tiny robots designed to be human companions. We’ve rounded up eight of the kitschiest offerings at this year’s event. Known as the proving ground for the latest gadgets and breakthrough technologies, the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) takes place at the beginning of each year, […]

Seven unique homes on Dungeness beach

Over the past decade a succession of architects have designed holiday homes among the fisherman’s huts in the shadow of a nuclear power station on Dungeness beach, Kent. Here are seven of the most interesting. Black Rubber Beach House by Simon Conder Associates, 2003 Simon Conder Associates wrapped a fisherman’s hut built in the the […]

Eight Montreal homes updated with greyscale interiors

US reporter Bridget Cogley has rounded up eight homes in Montreal with interiors that make the most of a monochrome palette – highlighted by Michelle Ogundehin as a key trend for 2020. Maison du Parc by La Shed Architecture A white staircase leads down to a wine cellar, which is concealed behind frosted glass walls, […]

Six contemporary Chinese furniture designers leading the industry

Chinese furniture design is looking back to its cultural roots and reinvigorating past techniques, materials and forms, say authors Charlotte and Peter Fiell. Here they pick six items from their latest book that show how. Since the mid-1990s a definable movement in contemporary Chinese furniture design has been growing with a “snowballing momentum”, argue Charlotte […]

Remembering the great architects and designers we lost in 2019

This year sadly saw the passing of many iconic figures from architecture and design, including architect IM Pei, fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and lighting designer Ingo Maurer. We remember 10 of the greats we lost in 2019 to complete our review of the year. Other legends who passed away this year include architect César Pelli, […]

The biggest architecture and design stories of 2019

To complete our review of 2019, editor Tom Ravenscroft takes a look back at the most-read stories for every month this year, including alternative designs for Notre-Dame and an interview with Tatiana Bilbao. January – Drone footage reveals hundreds of abandoned Turkish chateaux A drone video revealing a development of hundreds of abandoned chateaux in Turkey […]

12 buildings to look forward to in 2020

Kengo Kuma’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics stadium and the Zaha Hadid-designed desert Bee’ah Headquarters are among Lizzie Crook’s picks of the most exciting new buildings opening in 2020. National Stadium, Japan, Kengo Kuma This year will see the opening of Kengo Kuma’s stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. It will comprise an oval, wooden-lattice […]

Dezeen’s top 10 innovative materials of 2019

From lab-grown spider silk to cellulose, design and technology reporter Natashah Hitti continues our review of the year with 10 of the most interesting materials developed or used throughout 2019, with a particular focus on reuse. Seaweed As the climate crisis puts pressure on people to think twice about what they produce, many designers looked […]

Dezeen’s top 10 Chinese architecture projects of 2019

Continuing our review of 2019, Benedict Hobson picks out 10 diverse architecture projects from across China, including a collection of wooden huts on a remote mountainside and one of the largest airports in the world. Jishou Art Museum, Jishou, by Atelier FCJZ Beijing architecture studio Atelier FCJZ created the Jishou Art Museum over the Wanrong river […]

Dezeen’s top 10 staircases of 2019

Continuing our review of 2019, Lizzie Crook spotlights 10 of the best staircase designs from this year including concrete steps intended to attract Japanese spirits and stairs that double as a meeting space. Hapimag Headquarters, Switzerland, by Hildebrand A giant concrete staircase winds its way up through the the four storeys of this open-plan office by Hildebrand […]

Dezeen’s top 10 hotels of 2019

Continuing our review of 2019, Sabina Sohail selects the top 10 hotels of the year including a spa in the Sharjah desert and a hotel built within an abandoned quarry in China. Jungle Keva Hotel, Mexico, by Jaque Studio Located in Tulum, the interiors of this hotel features palm leaf-lined ceilings and wooden fixtures and […]

Christmas cards by architects and designers for 2019

Our pick of the best Christmas cards we’ve received from architects, designers and brands this year includes Chris Precht’s treehouse and a festive Notre-Dame Cathedral. Chris Precht SOM Ulf Mejergren Architects MAD White Arkitekter Simon Kennedy Spark Architects Feix & Merlin Alma-nac Woods Bagot Child Graddon Lewis Coffey Architects Grid Architects  Marcel Wanders YCL Emrys Estudio […]

Dezeen’s top 10 cabins of 2019

A pair of cabins heated by a sauna stove, a zero-impact reflective cabin in the Swiss Alps and treetop cabins on stilts are among this year’s 10 standout cabins choosen by Karen Anderson, as we continue our review of 2019. Manshausen 2.0, Norway, by Stinessen Arkitektur Stinessen Arkitektur created three cabins and a sauna as an […]

10 of the most original Christmas trees of 2019

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite Christmas trees of the year, including not one but two inspired by the Bauhaus and a Lego dragon in Christmas tree form. The Lattice tree by OuterEdit, Singapore Metal cubes in bright, gradient colours are stacked on top of each other to form the ten tiers of this […]

Dezeen’s top 10 home interiors of 2019

As part of Dezeen’s yearly review, reporter Natasha Levy has selected the top 10 home interiors of 2019 – among which is a micro flat in Taiwan and a bunker-style apartment in Sydney. Barbican Apartment, UK, by John Pawson Just a smattering of furnishings features inside this greyscale flat on London’s Barbican estate, which designer […]

Dezeen’s top 10 cosy interiors of 2019

As part of our 2019 review – and to mark the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere – design reporter Jennifer Hahn looks back at the top 10 cosiest, most hygge interiors. Hotel Kinsley, USA, Studio Robert McKinley “We didn’t want antlers or plaid and reclaimed wood,” explained Robert McKinley of eschewing […]

Dezeen’s top 10 houses of 2019

To continue our review of 2019, India Block picks out the 10 most exciting houses of the year, including a Brutalist house in Bali, a tiny home in Tokyo and a shed-shaped Scottish house. Ghost House, Warwickshire, UK, by BPN Architects Made of pale concrete and black-framed glazing, Ghost House’s gridded facade is reflected in still pools […]

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