Dezeen Awards: architecture longlist announced

A theatre for flying monks, a pink and green striped house and tower complex built around a “plant-covered mountain” are among 218 architecture projects that made the longlist for the first Dezeen Awards. We attracted over 3,500 submissions from 91 different countries for the inaugural edition of our new awards programme, which celebrates the world’s best new architecture, interiors and

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Dezeen and MINI Living launch £10,000 contest to design a home for 100 years in the future

How will we live in cities in 100 years’ time? To find out, Dezeen has teamed up with MINI Living to invite readers to design an urban home of the future, with £10,000 to be won. The Future Urban Home Competition is an extension of the ongoing Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative, a collaboration between Dezeen

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Humour, sarcasm and free pizza: our favourite GDPR emails from designers

Designers have been getting creative with their emails about GDPR, the new European Union-wide regulations that came into force today. Here are some of our favourites. Many emails about the data-protection laws have been pious, dull or cliche-ridden, such as efforts featuring a “Time is running out” message placed next to a gif of an

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Drones are “potentially as disruptive as the internet” according to Dezeen’s new documentary Elevation

Dezeen today releases a short documentary setting out how drones could revolutionise the way people travel, transform how buildings are designed and built, and radically alter the form cities take. Called Elevation, the 18-minute movie explores the impact autonomous flying vehicles will have on our lives, and discusses both the positive and negative implications of

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10 wedding chapels that are extraordinary

As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle prepare to marry in St George’s Chapel, Windsor, this weekend, Dezeen looks back at 10 weird and wonderful wedding chapels. Seashore Chapel. China, by Vector Architects A creation of Beijing studio Vector Architects, this concrete chapel is designed to look like a drifting boat when the tide rises. Along with a room for ceremonies,

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Competition: win tickets to the world premiere of Dezeen’s new film Elevation in New York

The world premiere of Elevation, Dezeen’s short documentary about how drones will change cities, takes place in New York on 20 May and we’ve got five pairs of tickets to give away. The 18-minute film explores how drones will revolutionise the way people travel, how goods are delivered and how buildings look and are constructed.

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“No other architectural title comes close” to Dezeen, says media survey

Dezeen has been rated the most effective resource for marketers and advertisers in the UK architecture industry by construction marketing consultancy Insynth. The Insynth grader report has ranked website authority, physical reach, digital reach and social following to discover which architecture titles are most beneficial, with Dezeen coming out on top. “To be honest, you guys didn’t

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RIBA hosts event on diversity after being “stunned” by Dezeen’s gender survey

Dezeen has teamed up with the Royal Institute of British Architects to present a free evening event on Tuesday 6 March about improving gender diversity in architecture. The event, which welcomes both men and women, takes place at RIBA headquarters in central London. Taking place two days before International Women’s Day, it will include a

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Dezeen curates architecture trends microsite for CNN Style

Dezeen has teamed up with media giant CNN to curate a series of features about architecture trends derived from our Pinterest boards. Stories written by Dezeen about six trends have been published on a microsite on CNN Style, the media brand’s design magazine. The trends include super-skinny homes, floating architecture and extreme cantilevers. CNN Style

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Space10 pavilion imagines a future where buildings produce food for residents

This week’s instalment of our Dezeen x MINI Living video series explores an algae-producing pavilion by research lab Space10, which demonstrates how buildings could help feed urban populations sustainably in the future. Presented at the annual Chart Art Fair in Copenhagen, Space10’s Algae Dome comprised a four-metre-high wooden structure wrapped in 320 metres of coiled transparent

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Li Edelkoort joins latest Dezeen x MINI Living panel discussion in New York – register now!

Trend forecaster Li Edelkoort, Peter Zuspan of Bureau V and Corinna Natter of MINI Living will discuss how nomadic working and living is changing cities in our latest Dezeen x MINI Living talk in New York on 19 October. Register to attend now! The panel discussion will explore how we design spaces for the increasing numbers of

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Deputy mayor of Paris joins Dezeen x MINI Living panel to discuss the future of the French capital

Deputy mayor of Paris Jean-Louis Missika will join architects Edouard François, Chartier Dalix and Hamonic+Masson & Associés to discuss the future development of the French capital in our latest Dezeen x MINI Living talk at Maison&Objet on Friday. Following the relaxation of its 42-year skyscraper ban – put in place after negative reaction to Tour

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The study of screens and the modern work place

Hem & Philippe Malouin joined forces for last week’s NYCxDesign ’17 in New York to examine varying screen solutions and what is meant by separating a space. Along the the 3D sketches and examples of space divider, the installation was outfitted with pieces from Hem’s collection with designers such as Max Lamb like the Splatter Stool, Luca Nichetto and Sylvain Willenz.


Hem’s founder Petrus Palmér along with Brittney Hart from WeWork along with Philippe Malouin spoke on a panel about the way workplace design is changing in our current a digital age where nomadic working is becoming standard. You can hear the entire talk here, hosted by Dezeen’s founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.

Watch our Dezeen x MINI LIVING talk with SO-IL, Assemble and Carlo Ratti live from Milan

Architects SO-IL, Assemble and Carlo Ratti discuss the future of urban architecture at our first Dezeen x MINI LIVING Initiative talk in Milan. Tune in at 2pm UK time to watch it live. The live stream will start at 2pm UK time. Ilias Papageorgiou of New York studio SO-IL, Jane Hall of London collective Assemble and Italian architect Carlo Ratti are

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Join Dezeen and MINI for a talk with SO-IL, Assemble and Carlo Ratti in Milan

Architects SO-IL, Assemble and Carlo Ratti will discuss the future of sustainable urban architecture at our first Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative talk in Milan next week, and Dezeen readers are invited to join us. Ilias Papageorgiou of New York studio SO-IL, Jane Hall of London collective Assemble and Italian architect Carlo Ratti will all join Dezeen and MINI

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Follow Dezeen live on Facebook and Snapchat from BIG’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2016

Dezeen will be reporting live from the unveiling of Bjarke Ingels’ Serpentine Gallery Pavilion on Tuesday morning. Follow us on Facebook and Snapchat for exclusive video footage and images. Dezeen will be at the press preview of this year’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, which opens to the public later this week. We’ll be using Facebook and Snapchat to More

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Follow Dezeen on Snapchat for the best of the Venice Architecture Biennale

Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Dezeen is posting behind-the-scenes footage and previews of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 on Snapchat this week, from famous architects with cat faces to the best pavilions, installations and parties. The official Venice Architecture Biennale preview began yesterday, with hundreds of journalists and architects descending for the most important event in More

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Dezeen’s 10 most popular Instagram posts of 2016 so far

We’re racing towards 500,000 Instagram followers, so we’ve collated a selection of the most-liked posts from our carefully curated feed so far this year. Click through to see the top 10, and don’t forget to follow Dezeen on Instagram! Brussels house renovation by Edouard Brunet and François Martens – 17.5k likes A photo posted by More

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