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Architecture highlights from east Africa include projects from Madagascar and Burundi

Architecture highlights from east Africa include projects from Madagascar and Burundi

Continuing our collaboration with Dom Publishers, the editors of the Sub-Saharan Africa Architectural Guide select architectural highlights from east Africa. The Sub-Saharan Africa Architectural Guide contains over 850 buildings in 49 countries in...
Architecture - 2021-04-15 21:50:17
A hotel in Japan features in today's Dezeen Weekly newsletter

A hotel in Japan features in today's Dezeen Weekly newsletter

The latest edition of our Dezeen Weekly newsletter includes a hotel in Japan designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects. The Shiroiya Hotel is located in Maebashi, Japan, and sits on the site of a former inn that hosted guests for over 300 years. Sou...
Architecture - 2021-04-15 21:50:17
4a Architekten revamps Stuttgart's oldest mineral baths

4a Architekten revamps Stuttgart's oldest mineral baths

German studio 4a Architekten has renovated the 1950s buildings and outdoor swimming pool at the historic Bad Berg mineral baths in central Stuttgart. The studio aimed to create a modern facility while retaining the character of Stuttgart\'s...
Architecture - 2021-04-15 21:50:17


Baza Lounge outdoor seating by Studio Segers for Todus

Baza Lounge outdoor seating by Studio Segers for Todus

Dezeen Showroom: Belgium-based Studio Segers has created four curved seating designs as part of its Baza Lounge collection for outdoor furniture company Todus. The Baza Lounge collection consists of a club and a lounge chair as well as a daybed and...
Architecture - 2021-04-15 21:50:17
Romb lamp by Broberg & Ridderstråle for Pholc

Romb lamp by Broberg & Ridderstråle for Pholc

Dezeen Showroom: Finnish design duo Broberg & Ridderstråle has created Romb, an angular lamp made of corrugated steel for Swedish design brand Pholc. Named for its rhomboid shape, the Romb lamp is made from delicately ridged metal in a pale...
Architecture - 2021-04-15 21:50:17
Flughafen Tegel book bids farewell to Berlin's brutalist "drive-in airport"

Flughafen Tegel book bids farewell to Berlin's brutalist "drive-in airport"

Photographers Robert Rieger and Felix Brüggemann have released a book that pays homage to the recently closed Tegel airport and captures its distinctive hexagonal terminal that once served as a bastion of freedom for walled-in West...
Architecture - 2021-04-15 21:50:17
Niall McLaughlin Architects models castle entrance tower on siege engine

Niall McLaughlin Architects models castle entrance tower on siege engine

Siege engines and market halls informed the design of the Auckland Tower, a larch entrance building and viewpoint that Niall McLaughlin Architects has created for a castle in England. The entrance marries a tall tower with a ticket hall and is the...
Architecture - 2021-04-15 21:50:17
Maine studio 30X40 Design Workshop builds own home office

Maine studio 30X40 Design Workshop builds own home office

Long Studio is a barn-style architects\' studio and home office in Maine, built by and for architecture office 30X40 Design Workshop. The aluminium-clad studio is located on the grounds of studio founder Eric Reinholdt\'s home on Mount Desert...
Architecture - 2021-04-15 21:50:17


Ultimate Collector Cars authors reveal seven of the most desirable vintage cars of all time

Ultimate Collector Cars authors reveal seven of the most desirable vintage cars of all time

A new double-volume anthology presents 100 of the most collectible cars from across history. In a Dezeen exclusive, authors Charlotte and Peter Fiell pick out seven cars that top the list, including a Mercedes Benz thought to be the most valuable...
Architecture - 2021-04-15 21:50:17
SO-IL builds Las Americas affordable housing development in Mexico

SO-IL builds Las Americas affordable housing development in Mexico

New York firm SO-IL has completed this low rise yet high-density affordable housing development in León, Mexico, with apartments arranged around courtyards. The project, called Las Americas, is a six-storey concrete block of homes divided into 60...
Architecture - 2021-04-15 21:50:17
Dominique Perrault and Zhubo Design reveal plans for 700-metre-long university building in Shenzhen

Dominique Perrault and Zhubo Design reveal plans for 700-metre-long university building in Shenzhen

French studio Dominique Perrault Architecture and local architect Zhubo Design are set to design a university campus with a 700-metre-long building for the Shenzhen Institute of Design and Innovation. Set to be built in a valley at the base of...
Architecture - 2021-04-15 21:50:17
Tray table light by Silvon and Gantri

Tray table light by Silvon and Gantri

Dezeen Showroom: San Francisco-based lighting design studio Gantri is introducing the Tray table light, created in collaboration with lifestyle brand Silvon to promote better bedtime rituals. The Tray light was designed to be useful even when...
Architecture - 2021-04-15 21:50:17
Fylo acoustic panels by Impact Acoustic

Fylo acoustic panels by Impact Acoustic

Dezeen Showroom: acoustic panels of two different thicknesses are combined to form Fylo, a multidimensional wall cladding by Swiss brand Impact Acoustics. Fylo is made from a proprietary material called Archisonic, which looks and feels like felt...
Architecture - 2021-04-14 21:49:00


Michele De Lucchi reimagines Harry Potter covers "in dialogue with contemporary architecture"

Michele De Lucchi reimagines Harry Potter covers "in dialogue with contemporary architecture&qu...

Architect Michele De Lucchi has redesigned the Italian covers of the Harry Potter books, shifting focus away from the characters and towards the fantastical buildings of the wizarding world. Commissioned by publishing house Salani, De Lucchi and...
Architecture - 2021-04-14 21:49:00
MIT Media Lab chooses BioSuit inventor Dava Newman as its new director

MIT Media Lab chooses BioSuit inventor Dava Newman as its new director

Former NASA deputy administrator, astronautics researcher and inventor of the BioSuit Dava Newman will be the new director of MIT Media Lab. Newman will take up the role as MIT professor of aeronautics and astronautics on 1 July 2021. "Leading...
Architecture - 2021-04-14 21:49:00
Nendo presents inside-out Hyouri lanterns at virtual Life in Vogue exhibition

Nendo presents inside-out Hyouri lanterns at virtual Life in Vogue exhibition

Japanese studio Nendo has contributed to a virtual design show organised by Vogue Italia, showing its Hyouri collection of reversible traditional paper lanterns that "seem to swallow parts of themselves". The collection, made by traditional Kyoto...
Architecture - 2021-04-14 21:49:00
Outdoor classrooms to play key role in "pandemic-proof" school in Peru

Outdoor classrooms to play key role in "pandemic-proof" school in Peru

Architecture firms Rosan Bosch Studio and IDOM have developed a school for a campus in Lima, Peru, in which teaching will take place in both indoor and outdoor classrooms. The Markham College Lower School will swap out traditional boxed-in...
Architecture - 2021-04-14 21:49:00
Theatrical curtains enclose the entrance of Tokyo fashion store The Playhouse

Theatrical curtains enclose the entrance of Tokyo fashion store The Playhouse

Architecture studios Pan Projects and Haruki Oku Design have renovated a fashion store in Tokyo using moving curtains and rotating walls to create adaptable retail and events spaces. Renamed The Playhouse, the building for the Vulcanize fashion...
Architecture - 2021-04-14 21:49:00
Richard Danne designs Space Watch as first NASA-branded NFT

Richard Danne designs Space Watch as first NASA-branded NFT

Anicorn Watches has released a NASA-branded NFT artwork that can be used to redeem a physical "secret timepiece" designed by NASA logo creator Richard Danne. The NFT-backed digital artwork was recently sold on auction site Rarible, a market place...
Architecture - 2021-04-14 21:49:00
Rapson outdoor rocking chair by Loll Designs

Rapson outdoor rocking chair by Loll Designs

Dezeen Showroom: US brand Loll Designs is presenting the Rapson outdoor rocking chair ? an updated version of the 1939 Rapid Rocker by Ralph Rapson. The Rapson rocking chair honours the architect\'s original design but realises it in recycled and...
Architecture - 2021-04-14 21:49:00
Safdie Architects to expand Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Safdie Architects to expand Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Safdie Architects is set to double the size of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas with a design that includes two new galleries connected by a bridge. The architecture firm, which has its headquarters in Boston, will return to build...
Architecture - 2021-04-14 21:49:00
Disused railway yard in Milan set to become park and Olympic athletes' village

Disused railway yard in Milan set to become park and Olympic athletes' village

Architecture studios Diller Scofidio + Renfro, PLP Architecture and Carlo Ratti Associati have revealed plans to convert a goods yard in Milan into a park and the athletes\' village for the upcoming Winter Olympic Games. Located in the Porta...
Architecture - 2021-04-14 21:49:00
Venice Architecture Biennale pavilions set to hold "silent openings" without visitors

Venice Architecture Biennale pavilions set to hold "silent openings" without visitors

The organisers of national pavilions of the upcoming Venice Architecture Biennale are planning to open without guests next month due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Several national pavilions at the world\'s most prestigious architecture...
Architecture - 2021-04-14 21:49:00
Arthur Huang and Seetal Solanki join Katie Treggiden as Dezeen Awards 2021 judges

Arthur Huang and Seetal Solanki join Katie Treggiden as Dezeen Awards 2021 judges

Taiwanese architect Seetal Solanki and furniture designer Nick Shute of Dodds and Shute and co-founder of Nature Squared Katie Treggiden, the panel, made up of eight sustainability professionals from the world of architecture and design, will look...
Architecture - 2021-04-14 21:49:00
SOM and Phillip K Smith III install light-up mirrored sculpture in Santa Monica

SOM and Phillip K Smith III install light-up mirrored sculpture in Santa Monica

Engineering firm Skidmore Owings and Merril collaborated with American artist Phillip K Smith III to create Santa Monica Linear, a mirrored glass installation that lights up at night. Santa Monica Linear sits on a sloping landscaped site on the...
Architecture - 2021-04-14 21:49:00
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