Shortlist unveiled for AHEAD MEA 2018 hospitality awards

Dezeen promotion: A grain store-turned-hotel and an open-air lodge located on a wildlife reserve are among the projects to be shortlisted in this year’s AHEAD MEA awards. The AHEAD MEA awards celebrate hotels and hospitality projects from across the Middle East and Africa that were launched between January 2017 and February 2018. Entries have been

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Vatican’s Venice Biennale pavilion made using bespoke shingles by Alpi

Dezeen promotion: Alpi produced 9,000 custom shingles from environmentally and socially responsible wood for MAP Studio’s pavilion as part of the Vatican City’s Venice Biennale debut. The Holy See commissioned architects Francesco Magnani and Traudy Pelzel of MAP Studio to design the pavilion, which is the cornerstone of it’s entry to the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Set

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Seven of the best pavilions to see at the Bruges architecture triennale

Dezeen promotion: a floating timber school and a swan-inspired tower are among the pavilions to see at the Triennale Bruges 2018, in Belgium. Triennale Bruges, which runs until 16 September 2018, invited architects and designers from across the globe to create temporary structures throughout the city’s centre. Now in its second edition, this year’s triennale has the

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AHEAD awards announces shortlist of best new hotels in the Americas

Dezeen promotion: hotels on the shortlist for this year’s AHEAD Americas awards include a retro retreat in Napa Valley, an eco-friendly luxury hotel in Brooklyn and boutique escape on Mexico’s west coast. AHEAD has announced the new hotels across North and South America that are up for awards in 12 categories, with four entries shortlisted

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Competition: win a book documenting homes on the water

Our latest competition gives five readers the chance to win a copy of Gestalten’s Rock the Boat book, which explores an assortment of homes on water. Rock the Boat showcases a diverse range of floating dwellings, giving an insight into the lifestyle of the owners and designers of the selected homes. Comprised of 272 pages filled with colour

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SCI-Arc students propose self-growing park and parasitic housing to adapt former LA prison

Dezeen promotion: students at the Southern California Institute of Architecture have suggested ways to transform a former jail in Los Angeles, including a park controlled by artificial intelligence and building models designed by 3D printers. The schemes were designed by the first graduates of LA-based SCI-Arc’s Master of Science in Architectural Technologies – a one-year-long postgraduate

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Call for entries to AHEAD Middle East and Africa awards 2018

Dezeen promotion: architects and designers working across the Middle East and Africas are invited to submit their hotel projects to this year’s AHEAD MEA awards. The Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design (AHEAD) recognises outstanding hotel design from around the world, through a series of heats in four regions: the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the

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Winners announced for AHEAD Asia 2018 hospitality awards

Dezeen promotion: a warehouse-turned-hotel in Singapore and a Maldivian guest suite perched above the ocean are among the winners of this year’s Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design Asias. The AHEAD Awards celebrates the best hotel projects across Asia, which have been finished between October 2016 and September 2017. All submissions were assessed by a panel of

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Competition: win tickets to a talk with architect Amanda Levete

For our latest competition, Dezeen has teamed up with Creative Entrepreneurs to give 10 readers the chance to attend a talk with Amanda Levete, founder of British architecture firm AL_A. Dezeen is media partners for the event, which will be hosted by Creative Entrepreneurs’ founder, Carolyn Dailey, and will see Levete discussing her personal work

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Final call for entries to A’ Design Awards 2018

Dezeen promotion: architects and designers have until the end of February to submit their entries to this year’s A’ Design Award and Competition. The A’ Design Awards recognise excellence in the fields of architecture, interiors, industrial design, product design graphic design, fashion, communication design and service design. They are judged by a panel made up of

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Piet Zwart Institute launches online archive of student design research

Dezeen promotion: the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam has created a digital archive of student projects, in a bid to share its research with a wider audience than ever before. The archive platform showcases projects by the institute’s Master of Interior Architecture: Research + Design (MIARD) programme, a two-year course that encourages design-led research in the field of

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Shortlist revealed for AHEAD Asia 2018 hospitality awards

Dezeen promotion: a converted sugar mill set in a Chinese mountain range and a curvaceous bar that offers views of the Indian Ocean are among the projects shortlisted for this year’s edition of the AHEAD Asia awards. There are 27 projects shortlisted for awards at AHEAD Asia 2018, which honours the best hospitality projects completed in the

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Call for entries to AHEAD Americas 2018 awards

Dezeen promotion: architects and designers working across the Americas are invited to submit their hotel projects to the AHEAD Americas awards for 2018. Now in its second year, Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design (AHEAD) celebrates world-leading hotel design from around the world, through a series of regional award ceremonies. AHEAD Americas covers projects from anywhere in

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AIANY calls for emerging architecture firms to enter New Practices New York awards

Dezeen promotion: submissions are now open for newly established architecture and design studios to enter the New Practices New York 2018 Awards, presented by the city’s American Institute of Architects chapter and Center for Architecture. New Practices New York recognises new firms that are proving their commitment to transforming New York City for the better.

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A Year of Architecture in a Day talks return to The Met in New York

Dezeen promotion: a symposium covering the most important architecture and design projects from the past 12 months will take place 9 December 2017 at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, with speakers including architects Wang Shu and David Adjaye. As media partner for In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day, which The

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AHEAD Middle East and Africa announces 2017 winners of hotel design awards

Dezeen promotion: the winners of this year’s AHEAD Awards for the Middle East and Africa include a safari retreat in Botswana and a five-star cliffside resort and spa in Oman. The awards celebrate various aspects of hospitality design, with entries assessed on aesthetics, guest experience and commercial viability by a panel of judges comprising leading hoteliers, architects and

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Mario Botta pairs stone with Jansen steel frames to create striped facade for Swiss mountain restaurant

Dezeen promotion: Swiss architect Mario Botta has completed an unusually shaped restaurant in the alps, which combines natural stone cladding with Jansen’s steel facade system. Mario Botta – the architect best known for his postmodern San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – designed the restaurant for Monte Generoso, an Alpine mountain located on the border between Switzerland and

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Architects and designers invited to reimagine a shopping centre as a “winter wonderland outlet”

Dezeen promotion: an ideas competition has launched to design an outlet store for Santa Clauses’ leftover Christmas presents, and the winner will be offered a paid internship at Snøhetta’s office in Norway. The competition, titled the Unbelievable Challenge, calls for proposals to renovate the Pasaż Grunwaldzki shopping centre in the Polish city of Wrocław to create a “winter wonderland

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Shortlist revealed for inaugural AHEAD Middle East and Africa hospitality awards

Dezeen promotion: a hotel overlooking the Hajar Mountains in Oman and a Botswanan lodge located on a UNESCO World Heritage site are among the shortlisted projects for the inaugural AHEAD Middle East and Africa awards for hospitality experience and design. The AHEAD Middle East and Africa (MEA) awards will recognise the region’s best hospitality design and architecture

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Minsuk Cho designs bridge-linked gallery and clubhouse for Hong Kong’s Mount Pavilia

Dezeen promotion: entrepreneur Adrian Cheng worked with architect Minsuk Cho of South Korean studio Mass Studies to design a clubhouse, gallery and eateries for a housing development set within landscaped grounds on Hong Kong’s Clearwater Bay. Located on the idyllic eastern shore of the city, the Mount Pavilia complex was commissioned by New World Development as part of a lifestyle concept it calls The Artisanal Movement, which

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Over 800 buildings open to the public for Open House London 2017

Dezeen promotion: a quirky Haringey house, a Stirling Prize-nominated apartment block with wicker balconies and the new home of New Scotland Yard are among the buildings that open up their doors to the public next month, as part of Open House London. Dezeen is media partner for Open House London, a two-day festival that will see over 800 buildings – from private

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Hong Kong’s Skypark rooftop provides a playground for “balance-centric millennials”

Dezeen promotion: entrepreneur Adrian Cheng has worked alongside Dutch architecture studio Concrete to create a new social space in Hong Kong tower Skypark that meets the needs of its youthful residents. Located in central Kowloon, Skypark features a clubhouse and lawned garden on its roof, with exterior steps that double as amphitheatre-style outdoor seating. New World Development built the

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BoutiqueHomes website offers holidays in architect-designed homes

Dezeen promotion: holidaymakers can rent architect-designed buildings around the world through rental site BoutiqueHomes, including a stone-walled Mexican house and a hilltop house in Portugal with a missing corner. The BoutiqueHomes website lists over 1,200 homes and hotels around the world, each hand-picked for their unusual and interesting design. The site was launched by founders

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AHEAD Americas hospitality awards announces 2017 winners

Dezeen promotion: a cylindrical cultural centre designed by OMA, an old Mexican residence renovated with huge slatted wooden walls, and a boutique “micro hotel” with tiny rooms are among the winners of this year’s Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design Americas. The AHEAD Americas 2017 awards recognises hotel and hospitality projects across the Americas, completed between September 2015 and December 2016. Entrants

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