Eight eye-catching homes made from bamboo

Architects around the world are capitalising on the versatility of bamboo, so we’ve selected eight of the best homes that incorporate the material, including a prefabricated social housing project in Mexico and a holiday home on stilts in Sri Lanka. Social Housing Production, Mexico, by Comunal Taller de Arquitectura  Mexico City studio Comunal Taller de Arquitectura produced

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10 Venice Architecture Biennale installations that invite you to interact

This year’s Venice Architecture Biennale is bursting with models, including several you can touch or inhabit. Dezeen’s social media editor Danil Boparai picks 10 of the best examples. Curated by Grafton Architects founders Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale is open to the public until 27 November 2018. It is titled Freespace, in celebration of the gifts that

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10 architecture projects that prove black is the new black

Blackened wood is an ever-popular choice of material for architects in recent times. Here are 10 of the most eye-catching examples, including a nine-square-metre Muji Hut and a tar-coated Californian ski chalet. Troll Hus, USA by Mork-Ulnes Architects Mork-Ulnes Architects clad this five-bedroom ski cabin in California in tar-coated timber and placed it on a concrete

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Take a peek behind the scenes via our new factories Pinterest board

Our new Pinterest board features a mixture of eye-catching factories and conversion projects, including Alastair Philip Wiper’s photographs of the Adidas factory in Indonesia and a Beijing industrial building converted into an artist’s home and studio….

View the best wooden architecture via our updated timber Pinterest board

Following plans for the world’s tallest timber tower in Tokyo, we’ve updated our Pinterest board dedicated to wooden buildings, which includes a French social housing project with a slatted facade, and a latticed community centre by German students. Fo…

Egg-shaped micro home allows inhabitants to live off-grid

This captioned movie shows an ovoid micro home by Slovakian firm Nice Architects, which was designed to allow its owners to be self-sustainable and move where they want.
The micro home called Ecocapsule is available to buy for just under £70,000.
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Concrete architecture and interiors are showcased on our updated Pinterest board

After New York’s MoMA announced its exhibition focused on Yugoslavia’s concrete architecture, we’ve refreshed our Pinterest board dedicated to the material, with projects such as a micro hostel in Beijing and a seaside concert hall on the Gulf of Mexic…

Drone footage shows the V&A Dundee nearing completion

This captioned movie features recent drone footage of the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, showing that the Kengo Kuma-designed building is nearly complete.
The facility is set to open in September 2018, and will be Scotland’s first major design museum…

Unique places of worship are enshrined on our updated Pinterest board

To celebrate World Religion Day, we’ve updated our worship-themed Pinterest board with a diverse range of architecture projects, including a Kenyan cathedral with a slatted roof by John McAlsan + Partners and Tadao Ando’s complex around a gigantic budd…

Flat-pack MADI houses can be assembled in six hours

This captioned movie shows workers unfolding a flat-pack MADI – a modular, earthquake-resistant house that the manufacturer claims can be constructed within six hours.
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Our latest Pinterest board showcases imaginative uses of terrazzo

With an increasing number of projects featuring terrazzo, we’ve assembled a new Pinterest board of eye-catching uses of the flecked material including a Greek island home on the Aegean coast and speckled furniture made from recycled ceramics. Follow De…

Get in the festive mood with our updated Christmas Pinterest board

With the holiday season well underway, we’ve refreshed our Christmas-themed Pinterest board. Highlights include an assortment of unusual Christmas trees and various designer decorations. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›
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Our new Pinterest board showcases the best projects for winter sports on Dezeen

This new Pinterest board will inspire you to head straight to the slopes, with architecture and design projects for winter sports including a California mountain resort and a restaurant in the South Tyrolean Dolomites featuring three cantilevered black…

Observe the growing popularity of co-working spaces via our new Pinterest board

Following the opening of a women’s only co-working club in New York, we’ve created a new board full of striking shared workspaces, including WeWork’s offices in a former Shanghai opium factory and a derelict Mexico City house transformed into a mixed-u…

Explore unusual treehouses on our updated Pinterest board

Inspired by Studio North’s recent birdhouse-like residence in Canada, we’ve refreshed our treehouses Pinterest board with projects including a pinecone-shaped hut in the Italian Alps and Snøhetta’s charred-timber cabin among the treetops in Sweden. Fol…

Our new Pinterest board highlights striking uses of rammed earth

Last week, a rural Chinese house with rammed-earth walls was named World Building of the Year 2017. As a result, our latest Pinterest board showcases a range of buildings created using this material, including a cultural centre in a Senegalese village …

Our latest Pinterest board features the best of WAF and Inside 2017

Our new Pinterest board is full of highlights from 2017’s World Architecture Festival and Inside events, which both took place in Berlin this week. It features the shortlist for best architecture photograph of 2017, as well as the World Building of the Year and Interior of the Year award winners. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›

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Explore the architecture of the United Arab Emirates via our Pinterest board

Following a spate of high-profile schemes proposed for the United Arab Emirates, we created a new Pinterest board of the country’s most eye-catching developments, including OMA’s first project in Dubai and Jean Nouvel’s recently opened Louvre Abu Dhabi. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›

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Neon constructs a colourful cathedral in France that moves with the wind

British studio Neon has created a vibrant tent-like installation covered in wind-reactive inflatable pockets in the mountains of France. Titled Wind Cathedral, the site-specific artwork was created by Mark Nixon’s architecture and design practice for Horizons, an annual open-air exhibition in Massif du Sancy focusing on large installations. Located on a hill in the countryside of a small

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RCA graduate proposes low-cost cantilevered homes to combat housing crisis

This captioned movie explores a proposal by RCA graduate Llywelyn James to tackle London’s housing crisis by building 100-metre-long cantilevered structures on the city’s undeveloped brownfield sites. Watch more one-minute movies › 

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Our new playgrounds Pinterest board invites you to unlock your inner child

The newest Dezeen Pinterest board is filled with eye-catching playgrounds from around the world, including Jaime Hayón’s huge animal-shaped play equipment, Assemble’s brutalist playground and architectural play equipment that encourages kids to crawl, jump and fly. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›

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Explore Israeli architecture with our new Pinterest board

Dezeen’s latest Pinterest board is filled with eye-catching architecture in Israel, including Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus-inspired residences and the Beersheba station bridge, which is shaped like a pair of eyes. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›

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Dezeen’s updated Pinterest board shows the versatility of brickwork

Our updated Pinterest board features new projects containing imaginative brickwork, from the striking red brick facade of The Center for the Jewish Life in Philadelphia to a perforated brick screen used to ventilate a Tehran housing block. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›

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Tour chapels all around the globe with Dezeen’s updated Pinterest board

On Easter Sunday, see chapels from all around the world with our updated Pinterest board. Examples includes a bright white chapel in the mountains near Cape Town and a tiny shingle-clad worship space in the Austrian countryside. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›

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Speaker programme announced for DesignBuild 2017 event in Sydney

Dezeen promotion: Populous architect Michael Lockwood is among the design industry experts to speak at this year’s DesignBuild conference, taking place in Sydney’s International Convention Centre next month. The three-day trade show will be the first architectural event to be held at the International Convention Centre, which was recently completed by architects Hassell and Populous. Taking

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Dezeen’s latest Pinterest board is blooming with plant-covered buildings

Influenced by Herzog & de Meuron’s recently completed leafy tower in Beirut, our featured Pinterest board this week is sowed with plant-covered buildings from around the world. It includes Studio 102’s verdant office and showroom in Hanoi and a green Parisian apartment tower by Maison Edouard François. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›

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Dezeen’s latest Pinterest board showcases Icelandic architecture and design

With DesignMarch, Iceland’s most important design fair, underway in Reykjavík, our latest Pinterest board focuses on architecture and design from the Nordic country, including a pair of red pyramid-framed bridges and a set of tables shaped like basalt columns. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›

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Dezeen’s new Pinterest board explores design for space travel

Inspired by the discovery of the TRAPPIST-1 system, we created a Pinterest board full of architecture and design for space travel, including NASA’s retro space tourism posters and the world’s first space terminal, designed by Fosters + Partners. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›

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A Smarter City competition calls for innovative designs for London’s green spaces

Dezeen promotion: designers are invited to come up with innovative solutions to revamp public spaces in the City of London, in the first of three competitions as part of the A Smarter City initiative. A Smarter City is a project led by The City Centre in partnership with the City of London Corporation and developer Brookfield Property Partners, seeking to improve

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Dezeen’s latest Pinterest board celebrates the best of Swiss architecture

We’ve created a new Pinterest board showcasing a range of Swiss architecture from this grey-tiled home in the Alps by JM Architecture to Peter Zumthor’s famous Therme Vals spa, recently photographed by Fernando Guerra. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›

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Final call for entries to A’ Design Awards 2017

Dezeen promotion: architects and designers have until the end of February to submit their entries to this year’s A’ Design Awards. The A’ Design Awards aims to recognise and promote international design projects across the architecture, interiors and design industries, with categories ranging from Architecture, Building and Structure Design to Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design. Further information on each of the categories is

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Deadline approaching for entries to Piet Zwart Institute’s postgraduate programme

Dezeen promotion: the application deadline for the Piet Zwart Institute’s interior architecture postgraduate programme in Rotterdam has been announced. Applicants wishing to study the Master in Interior Architecture: Research and Design (MIARD) programme have until 1 March 2017 to apply. The Piet Zwart Institute, which is the centre for postgraduate study and research of the Willem de Kooning Academy,

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Dezeen Pinterest board highlights the best architecture and design for animals

Featuring everything from zoo enclosures for kangaroos to dog-stretching “cuteness tools”, this Pinterest board rounds up the best animal-related architecture and design from the pages of Dezeen. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›

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Dezeen’s new Pinterest board features wintery landscapes and snow-capped houses

Still in the festive mood? Our latest Pinterest board features architecture from snowy regions around the world, including a mirror-clad shelter for Canadian ice skaters and a glass holiday home in Slovenia. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›

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