Today we like: cats

It’s International Cat Day! To mark the occasion we’ve rounded up some of the best architecture and design for felines – including a series of cat houses by Los Angeles-based architects, a veterinary clinic dedicated to cats and a Seoul home where the owners’ pet has its own loft. Browse all our architecture and design for cats »

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Today we like: tiny homes

As housing crises grip several of our global cities, architects and designers are getting creative with ever smaller spaces. We’re celebrating their ingenuity with some of the best examples of micro homes and apartments from our archives, including petite cabins in the woods, an apartment that fits in just 13 square metres, and a narrow More

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Today we like: French houses

Today is Bastille Day, a French national holiday that celebrates the country’s reinvention as a republic. It commemorates the storming of the Bastille in Paris on 14 July 1789 – a symbolic moment for the French Revolution. We’re joining the celebrations with a look back at some of the best French houses from our archive, More

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Today we like: contemporary mosque design

Today is the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, a holiday marking the end of the month-long Ramadan fasting period for Muslims. To celebrate, we’re revisiting some of the best contemporary mosque designs from around the world, including Emre Arolat’s “cave-like” prayer hall near Istanbul and Amanda Levete’s proposal for the World Trade Center Abu Dhabi development More

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Today we like: American skyscrapers

America may no longer be home to the world’s tallest building, but the country that invented skyscrapers is still pioneering their design with skinner, greener and more unusually shaped structures. We’re celebrating this 4 July – US Independence Day – with a look back at some of the most recent examples, including Rafael Viñoly’s already More

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Today we like: meditation spaces

Today is International Yoga Day, organised by the United Nations to promote worldwide cooperation and harmony through the popular physical, mental and spiritual practice. To mark the occasion, we’ve rounded up some of the most serene meditation spaces we’ve featured on Dezeen – including a wooden room that cantilevers across a lake and the bamboo forest standing More

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Today we like: Icelandic architecture and design

Today is Icelandic Independence Day and we’re celebrating by revisiting some of the country’s best architecture and design projects on Dezeen! Examples include a wooden cabin split into asymmetric apartments (pictured), and playground equipment made from rubbish washed up onto the shores of the island nation. See more Icelandic architecture and design »

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Today we like: Mexican houses

Today is Cinco de Mayo, the annual celebration of Mexico’s victory against France in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. To mark the occasion we’re showcasing beautiful Mexican houses, including a home with a rooftop stable and Casa Wabi by Japanese architect Tadao Ando (pictured), described as “paradise on earth” by one Dezeen reader. See more Mexican houses More

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Today we like: Irish architecture and design

It’s St Patrick’s Day! We’re celebrating by revisiting our archive of Irish architecture and design, including 13 of the country’s best contemporary homes and a thatched pavilion overlooking the sea. See more projects from Ireland »

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Today we like: bookshops

To celebrate World Book Day, we’ve rounded up every bookshop ever published on Dezeen – from SelgasCano’s concept store based on the fictional Library of Babel to a rainbow display in Rio, where books are arranged by colour rather than by title. Browse all our bookshops »

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Today we like: architecture in Wales

To celebrate the Welsh holiday of St David’s Day, we’ve rounded up all of the projects Dezeen has published in the country – from remote rural retreats to large-scale public buildings. See more architecture in Wales »

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Today we like: white concrete

White concrete is popular with architects thanks to its pure, uniform appearance, offering a less brutal alternative to board-marked and raw concrete. It is created by combining materials with lower iron, chromium and manganese levels. Recent examples of projects with white concrete include Daniel Libeskind’s proposal for an art museum in Lithuania, a tiny chapel in […]

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Today we like: New York skyscrapers

Famous architects from David Chipperfield to Herzog & de Meuron, Norman Foster and Álvaro Siza are working on residential towers in Manhattan. But the wave of skinny skyscrapers, mainly filled with luxury apartments, has sparked protests over shadows in Central Park. It has also prompted concerns over spiralling inequality in the city, with Steven Holl warning that “architecture […]

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Today we like: buildings on stilts

Stilts allow architects to build on difficult terrains, or to simply offer their clients better views of the surroundings. Recent examples include a woodland writer’s cabin and a student-built viewing platform, while popular projects from the archive include a clifftop house near Sydney and an elevated tea house in Japan. See more buildings on stilts »

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Today we like: floating architecture

Floating architecture is becoming more common as architects explore ways to make the most of picturesque locations, deal with rising floodwaters, and alleviate pressure on available land. Examples range from tiny cabins to entire cities, and include the UK’s “first amphibious house”. See more stories about floating architecture »

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Today we like: architecture in Vietnam

As Vietnam continues to invest in its tourist industry, all sorts of new architecture has been springing up in the country – from traditional thatched and bamboo structures by architects like Vo Trong Nghia and a21studio, to a 460-metre skyscraper underway in Ho Chi Minh City. See more stories about architecture in Vietnam »

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