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

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...
Architecture - 2019-12-06 21:56:05
Prison clad in perforated weathering steel has pastel-coloured sports court

Prison clad in perforated weathering steel has pastel-coloured sports court

Local Architecture Network has built a minimum security prison with a perforated metal facade of weathering steel in Nanterre that has a sports court in pastel hues. The minimum security prison is also the headquarters of the Penitentiary Services...
Architecture - 2019-12-06 21:56:05
"I thought about the immigrants because I'm one of those immigrants," says Daniel Libeskind

"I thought about the immigrants because I'm one of those immigrants," says Daniel Lib...

Daniel Libeskind\'s Swarovski star tops the Rockefeller Center\'s Christmas tree for a second year. In this interview with Dezeen, the architect says the design, like much of his work, is strongly influenced by his experience as an...
Architecture - 2019-12-06 21:56:05


Bath's Francis Gallery is set inside a Georgian townhouse

Bath's Francis Gallery is set inside a Georgian townhouse

Homely living spaces serve as a backdrop to artworks inside this gallery in Bath, England, which has been created by editor Rosa Park and designer Fred Rigby. Occupying the ground floor of a heritage-listed Georgian townhouse, Francis Gallery has...
Architecture - 2019-12-06 21:56:05
Unpaid interns are "used and abused" by Japanese architects says Cameron Sinclair 

Unpaid interns are "used and abused" by Japanese architects says Cameron Sinclair 

Unpaid architecture interns in Japan are exploited by their employers, according to humanitarian architecture pioneer  Cameron Sinclair. "I\'ve met many young designers in Japan and they are used and abused by firms," said Sinclair, who...
Architecture - 2019-12-06 21:56:05
Competition: win an architectural stadium model-building kit by Arckit

Competition: win an architectural stadium model-building kit by Arckit

Dezeen promotion: in our latest competition, Dezeen is partnering with Arckit to give away five model-building kits for sports stadiums and arenas. Referred to as "posh Lego" for architects, Arckit\'s products offer an alternative to...
Architecture - 2019-12-06 21:56:05
Alex Michaelis wraps his London family home with curvy brickwork walls

Alex Michaelis wraps his London family home with curvy brickwork walls

London architect Alex Michaelis, co-founder of Michaelis Boyd, has designed a home for his family as a "striking, contemporary take on Corbusien modernism". Michaelis completed the residence for a "challenging long and narrow site" on Blythe...
Architecture - 2019-12-06 21:56:05
Daniel Arsham turns his Design Miami booth into a cabinet of curiosities

Daniel Arsham turns his Design Miami booth into a cabinet of curiosities

New York designer Daniel Arsham and design gallery Friedman Benda have installed a translucent green box to launch futuristic furnishings at this year\'s Design Miami.  Rather than following the format of a traditional booth, Arsham created the...
Architecture - 2019-12-06 21:56:05


Pablo Escobar's brother launches gold foldable smartphone in a bid to "beat Apple"

Pablo Escobar's brother launches gold foldable smartphone in a bid to "beat Apple"

Roberto Escobar, brother of the infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar, has launched a gold folding phone using a raunchy campaign featuring women in their underwear. The Escobar Fold One smartphone has a stainless steel case in a brushed gold finish, a...
Architecture - 2019-12-06 21:56:05
"Whoever wins the general election will bring radical change for better, or worse"

"Whoever wins the general election will bring radical change for better, or worse"

The leading parties\' manifestos contain bold pledges that will change Britain\'s cities for generations, says Phineas Harper. He takes a look at the architecture and housing policies ahead of the UK\'s general election. Not for generations...
Architecture - 2019-12-06 21:56:05
Nathalie Du Pasquier creates brightly coloured brick sculptures for Mutina

Nathalie Du Pasquier creates brightly coloured brick sculptures for Mutina

Artist and designer Nathalie Du Pasquier has translated her fascination with bricks into a site-specific exhibition comprising seven totem-like sculptures made from stacked bricks glazed in bright colours. Du Pasquier created the Bric installation...
Architecture - 2019-12-06 21:56:05
Wittman Estes brightens up 1960s home in the Pacific Northwest

Wittman Estes brightens up 1960s home in the Pacific Northwest

A rooftop deck, an overhauled kitchen and ample glazing are among the notable features in a 50-year-old dwelling in Washington that has been renovated by US firm Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape. The project, Mercer Modern, takes its name...
Architecture - 2019-12-05 21:54:09
Elmgreen and Dragset builds a bent swimming pool in Miami

Elmgreen and Dragset builds a bent swimming pool in Miami

German artists Elmgreen and Dragset have installed a sculpture that looks like an U-shaped swimming pool outside the Miami Beach Convention Center. Unveiled as part of this year\'s Miami design week events, the 20-foot-high (six-metre-high)...
Architecture - 2019-12-05 21:54:09


Competition: win a Hard Case Trolley suitcase by Muji

Competition: win a Hard Case Trolley suitcase by Muji

Dezeen promotion: in our latest competition, Dezeen has partnered with Muji to give away five hard-shell suitcases from the Muji to Go travel collection. The Japanese retailer applies its signature minimalist touch to the website. Five UK-based...
Architecture - 2019-12-05 21:54:09
Dezeen's top 10 museums and galleries of 2019

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...
Architecture - 2019-12-05 21:54:09
Four exciting internships on Dezeen Jobs including opportunities at Studio Nauta and Lacoste

Four exciting internships on Dezeen Jobs including opportunities at Studio Nauta and Lacoste

This week we\'ve selected four promising paid internships on Dezeen Jobs, including positions at architecture studio Studio Nauta and French fashion brand Lacoste. Design/model-making intern at Studio Nauta Studio Nauta is offering a...
Architecture - 2019-12-05 21:54:09
"Demolition is sometimes the best option" says Bartlett professor at Net Zero Carbon talk

"Demolition is sometimes the best option" says Bartlett professor at Net Zero Carbon talk

Construction experts discuss the ways that the building industry can move towards having zero carbon emissions in this panel discussion filmed by Dezeen for Kingspan at the Building Centre in London. Called Accelerating the Pathway to Net Zero...
Architecture - 2019-12-05 21:54:09
Dezeen Weekly features a Foster + Partners skyscraper and a timeless clock by Nendo

Dezeen Weekly features a Foster + Partners skyscraper and a timeless clock by Nendo

The latest edition of Dezeen Weekly includes Foster + Partners\' first residential skyscraper and a timeless clock by Nendo that becomes a perfect cube twice a day. Subscribe to Dezeen Weekly ? The post Dezeen Weekly features a Foster + Partners...
Architecture - 2019-12-05 21:54:09
Classic Blue is Pantone's colour of the year for 2020

Classic Blue is Pantone's colour of the year for 2020

American colour company Pantone has chosen "universal favourite" Classic Blue, or Pantone 19-4052, as its colour of the year for 2020. Announced 4 December, the Classic Blue colour is described by Pantone as "a reassuring presence instilling...
Architecture - 2019-12-05 21:54:09
Six interiors with pops of Pantone's 2020 colour of the year Classic Blue

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

Architecture - 2019-12-05 21:54:09
Hopkins' Portcullis House demonstrated that high-tech could be adapted to historic settings

Hopkins' Portcullis House demonstrated that high-tech could be adapted to historic settings

Next up in our high-tech architecture guide, we look at Portcullis House in London, which demonstrated how the style could be used in historically sensitive locations. Built opposite the Palace of Westminster, Portcullis House is an office building...
Architecture - 2019-12-05 21:54:09
LLLab uses red brick and slate for retreat close to the Great Wall of China

LLLab uses red brick and slate for retreat close to the Great Wall of China

Chinese architecture studio LLLab has designed a hotel on the outskirts of Beijing as a village-style complex of buildings made from local brick and slate. The hotel is situated in Beijou Village, a short distance from the Great Wall of China, on a...
Architecture - 2019-12-05 21:54:09
Larry Achiampong overhauls London's tube roundel with pan-African designs

Larry Achiampong overhauls London's tube roundel with pan-African designs

British-Ghanaian artist Larry Achiampong has replaced the well-known blue, red and white design of London Underground\'s roundel with colours and patterns from the pan-African flag. Achiampong has reimagined the famous tri-coloured tube signage...
Architecture - 2019-12-05 21:54:09
"We must recognise the workers who make museum-going a smooth architectural experience"

"We must recognise the workers who make museum-going a smooth architectural experience"

Following protests about working conditions at well-known museums ? like the Marciano Art Foundation and MoMA ? Mimi Zeiger says it\'s time to address architecture\'s relationship to unfair labour practices. A symbol of the Freemasons ? the...
Architecture - 2019-12-05 21:54:09
Mater uses recycled plastic and rattan for latest furniture designs

Mater uses recycled plastic and rattan for latest furniture designs

Ethical design brand Mater has launched a chair with a woven rattan seat inspired by Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, and a stool featuring a seat made from recycled materials, both designed by architect Eva Karlou. The Earth Stool and the He and...
Architecture - 2019-12-05 21:54:09
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