TU Delft students Laura Katharina Strähle and Ellen Rouwendal’s community centre for the rural community of Okana, close to Lake Victoria in Kenya, was named Dezeen Awards Small Building of the Year 2018. Read more
Large concrete boxes filled with edible plants form the facade of this house in Kuala Lumpur by locally based studio Formzero. Read more
Form Hotel founder Tarek Daouk explains how the new boutique hotel in Dubai allows guests to customise their stay, in this movie Dezeen filmed for AHEAD. Read more
The 40,000 seat Al Wakrah Stadium, designed by the late Zaha Hadid for the FIFA World Cup 2022, is taking shape in a town just south of Doha in Qatar. Read more
The top 10 movies produced by Dezeen in 2018 include our first documentary, exploring how drones with transform cities, plus exclusive video interviews with architects and designers like Kengo Kuma, Frida Escobedo and Christo. Content producer Sebasti…
Design studio Swift Creatives has come up with a smart cooking system called Sous Swift, that uses a sous-vide water bath to prepare restaurant-quality food with minimal effort. Read more
MINI Living Urban Cabins were installed in four cities London, New York, Los Angeles and Beijing over the space of a year. In the latest video from our Dezeen x MINI Living series, we look back at all four. Read more
Creative agency Anti has produced a custom font called Optician Sans by adding to the ten letters used in historic optotype eye test charts. Read more
Qatar has revealed plans for the 80,000-seater Lusail Stadium, designed by Foster + Partners to host the final of the FIFA World Cup 2022. Read more
High-end hotels in the Middle East are becoming increasingly refined and understated, say AHEAD MEA jury members in this movie Dezeen produced for the awards programme. Read more
London’s rising homelessness problem is most visible on Tottenham Court Road, where a tent village springs up each night in front of furniture and lighting stores Habitat and Heal’s. Dezeen speaks to two of the rough sleepers. Read more
In this movie, architect Sarah Izod explains how she drew from the children’s book Where the Wild Things Are to create an other-worldly ceremony for the inaugural Dezeen Awards. Read more
The medal handed out to Nobel Prize winners at the first awards in 1901 is the inspiration behind Stockholm Design Lab’s rebrand for the prestigious awards. Read more
Renewable energy could reliably power the grid at peak times using an eco-friendly and cost-effective storage solution designed by Swiss start-up Energy Vault. Read more
People are invited to climb the curved, plant-covered roof of the new train station in West Kowloon, Hong Kong, designed by international firm Aedas. Read more
After being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, designer Teddy Schuyers decided to focus on redesigning the ostomy bag that many sufferers have to wear to improve both their performance and appearance. Read more
Hotelier Valieri Chekheria explains how his team transformed the headquarters of a Soviet printing press in Tbilisi into the Stamba Hotel in this movie Dezeen produced for the AHEAD hospitality awards. Stamba opened in May in Tbilisi’s emerging Vera neighbourhood. The hotel was designed by an in-house team at Adjara Group, the developer behind the
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Parasitic structures, 3D-printed homes, floating architecture and even flying houses feature on the Dezeen x MINI Living Future Urban Home competition shortlist, which is unveiled today. 15 designs have been shortlisted in the competition, which called on Dezeen readers to design a home for 100 years in the future. The contest asked readers to the consider
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The Dezeen Awards jury voted unanimously to name Casson Mann’s designs for the Lascaux International Centre for Cave Art as Interior Project of the Year 2018. Jury chair Brittney Hart explains why in this Dezeen movie. London-based exhibition designers Casson Mann created the visitor experience for the museum designed by Snøhetta, which features galleries containing replicas of 20,000-year-old cave
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Window walls surround all sides of Glass Villa in the Lake, a three-storey house built by Dutch studio Mecanoo in the Cotswolds. Mecanoo designed the house to be as transparent as possible to maximise views of its scenic setting, over a lake near the town of Lechlade. The idea was to create the feeling of “living outside on
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