- Vote for your favourite house of 2023!by Lizzie Crook
A converted school in Puglia and a mountainside dwelling in Crete are among the top 10 houses to turn Dezeen readers’ heads in 2023, but which is your favourite? It’s time to vote! As part of our review of 2023, we have rounded up 10 of Dezeen’s most popular houses from the year and are The post Vote for your favourite house of 2023! appeared first on Dezeen.
- This week we announced the Dezeen Award 2023 winnersby Tom Ravenscroft
This week on Dezeen, we announced all 50 of the winners of this year’s Dezeen Awards, including the overall project winners and six Designers of the Year. At the awards ceremony in London Simba Vision Montessori School by Architectural Pioneering Consultants and and Wolfgang Rossbauer (above) was named architecture project of the year, Restaurant Xokol The post This week we announced the Dezeen Award 2023 winners appeared first on Dezeen.
- Lemay redesigns open-air theatre in Montreal’s La Fontaine Parkby Jenna McKnight
Local architecture studio Lemay aimed to rethink the relationship between “the built and the natural” in its revamp of Théâtre de Verdure, which consists of a stage on an island and a fan-shaped seating area. The open-air theatre is located within La Fontaine Park, which encompasses 34 hectares in Montreal’s Le-Plateau-Mont-Royal neighbourhood. The Théâtre de The post Lemay redesigns open-air theatre in Montreal’s La Fontaine Park appeared first on Dezeen.
- The biggest architecture and design stories of 2023by Tom Ravenscroft
To kick off our review of 2023, Dezeen editor Tom Ravenscroft takes a look back at this year’s top architecture and design stories. January – Energy savings from home insulation “vanishing” after four years The year began with news that a University of Cambridge research study had found that energy savings initially achieved by insulating UK homes The post The biggest architecture and design stories of 2023 appeared first on Dezeen.
- MVRDV completes yellow office retrofit with zigzagging outdoor staircaseby Kate Donaldson
Dutch studio MVRDV has unveiled Haus 1, a bright yellow workplace adapted from a 1990s office building in Berlin with local studio Hirschmüller Schindele Architekten. Located south of Tempelhof Field, it is the second project completed for Atelier Gardens – the redevelopment of a 23,800-metre-square film and media campus into a hub for social entrepreneurship The post MVRDV completes yellow office retrofit with zigzagging outdoor staircase appeared first on Dezeen.
- Ingenhoven Architects creates inflatable Ski World Cup start house on Matterhornby Kate Donaldson
German studio Ingenhoven Architects has used air-filled cushions to create a start house for the annual Alpine Ski World Cup downhill races at the Matterhorn mountain, Switzerland. Designed to sit at an altitude of 3,700 metres, the studio crafted the “igloo-inspired” structure to withstand extreme alpine conditions, while being completely energy independent and demountable. “An ephemeral The post Ingenhoven Architects creates inflatable Ski World Cup start house on Matterhorn appeared first on Dezeen.
- Dezeen’s top five houses of November 2023by Nat Barker
From a sprawling concrete villa in California with interiors by designer Kelly Wearstler to a timber-framed cottage within a Scottish ruin, here are Dezeen’s top five houses of November 2023. Our latest roundup of the five most popular residences featured on Dezeen in the last month also includes a hexagonal home in Amsterdam, a playful Sydney townhouse The post Dezeen’s top five houses of November 2023 appeared first on Dezeen.
- Witherford Watson Mann draws on traditional almshouses for Appleby Blue senior housingby Jon Astbury
Local studio Witherford Watson Mann aimed to “set a new benchmark” for inner-city older people’s accommodation with Appleby Blue, a social housing development in Southwark, London, for over-65s. Designed for and managed by the United St Saviour’s Charity, the development replaces a former care home on the site that had fallen into disrepair. It includes The post Witherford Watson Mann draws on traditional almshouses for Appleby Blue senior housing appeared first on Dezeen.
- Dezeen Debate features “impressive” Basel pavilionby Saudatu Bah
The latest edition of our Dezeen Debate newsletter features the Novartis Pavilion in Basel by AMDL Circle and Iart. Subscribe to Dezeen Debate now. Italian studio AMDL Circle and interdisciplinary design studio Iart have completed the Novartis Pavilion in Basel, Switzerland. The round pavilion is wrapped in a media facade that is comprised of 10,000 The post Dezeen Debate features “impressive” Basel pavilion appeared first on Dezeen.
- Kelly Wearstler designs Ulla Johnson store to capture the “spirit of southern California”by Jane Englefield
American interior designer Kelly Wearstler has paired a towering tree with speckled burl wood panelling and vintage furniture by Carlo Scarpa at the Ulla Johnson flagship store in West Hollywood. Wearstler created the light-filled, two-storey shop as the flagship Los Angeles location for Johnson’s eponymous clothing brand. The duo worked together to envisage the sandy-hued The post Kelly Wearstler designs Ulla Johnson store to capture the “spirit of southern California” appeared first on Dezeen.
- Kengo Kuma unveils colourful structure for Miami Design Districtby Ben Dreith
Japanese architecture studio Kengo Kuma and Associates is set to create a sculptural block of buildings that will serve as retail locations for the Miami Design District. Called Mirai – Japanese for “distant future” – renders of the development show a series of colourful fluted pillars wrapped around a retail building on a corner in The post Kengo Kuma unveils colourful structure for Miami Design District appeared first on Dezeen.
- Hayhurst and Co designs low-energy London home as “domestic-scale greenhouse”by Amy Peacock
Informed by the greenhouses that once occupied the site, local architecture studio Hayhurst and Co added bamboo planting behind polycarbonate screens to the facade of a family home in London. Named Green House, Hayhurst and Co created the home as an example of low-cost, low-energy housing, with a cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure and repurposed materials The post Hayhurst and Co designs low-energy London home as “domestic-scale greenhouse” appeared first on Dezeen.
- Michael Gove prohibits planning authority from blocking MSG Sphere in Stratfordby Lizzie Crook
The UK’s levelling up secretary Michael Gove is believed to be considering calling in the planning application for the MSG Sphere London in Stratford after mayor Sadiq Khan blocked it earlier this month. Gove has the right to overrule the decision made by Khan, which was to block the application for the Populous-designed music venue The post Michael Gove prohibits planning authority from blocking MSG Sphere in Stratford appeared first on Dezeen.
- Five architecture and design events in December from Dezeen Events Guideby Sophie Chapman
Miami art week 2023, retrospective exhibition Tom Dixon: Metalhead and architecture conference Everything Architecture 2023 are among the architecture and design events featured in Dezeen Events Guide this month. Other events taking place in December include Taiwan Design Week 2023 and Dezeen talk Good Design is for Everyone: a Fireside Chat with PepsiCo. Tom Dixon: The post Five architecture and design events in December from Dezeen Events Guide appeared first on Dezeen.
- Pricegore revives brutalist 1960s townhouse in Londonby Kate Donaldson
Architecture studio Pricegore has renovated a modernist townhouse in Chelsea, London, reconfiguring the four-storey house into a contemporary three-bedroom home. Pricegore aimed to revamp the existing home by creating generous and flexible living spaces, while respecting the building’s brutalist ideals with exposed material finishes. While investigating the site’s history, the studio discovered the deep foundations The post Pricegore revives brutalist 1960s townhouse in London appeared first on Dezeen.