Six stand-out buildings by Praemium Imperiale winner Rafael Moneo

Following the news that Rafael Moneo has been named as the architecture laureate for the 2017 Praemium Imperiale, here’s a look at six of the Spanish architect’s most prolific projects. The 2017 Praemium Imperiale is a prestigious art prize awarded annually by the Japan Art Association. Rafael Moneo is one of this year’s five winners, alongside Latvian dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, Senegalese musician Youssou N’Dour, Iranian visual artist

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10 buildings worth visiting during Open House London this weekend

It’s Open House London this weekend, meaning hundreds of buildings that are usually inaccessible to the public are throwing open their doors. Here’s a look at 10 properties worth braving the early morning queues for. Dezeen is media partner for Open House London, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary. For two days, over 800 buildings

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Eight career-defining projects by French architect Manuelle Gautrand

With the news that Manuelle Gautrand has become the first female laureate of the European Prize for Architecture, here’s a look at eight key projects by the French architect, including an exhibition centre divided into 13 orange-hued blocks and a housing complex with “happy” moon-shaped windows. Born in Marseille in 1961, Gautrand gained her architecture education in Montpellier at The École Nationale Supérieure

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10 parasitic dwellings that cling to other buildings

Parasitic structures rely on a host building for support or services. Here’s 10 of the best examples, including experimental housing for the homeless, a secluded artist’s studio and a house-shaped wooden hut affixed to the side of a hotel. Manifest Destiny, US, by Mark Reigelman and Jenny Chapman To push the boundaries of where an urban dweller

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10 must-see landmarks on Norway’s scenic tourist trails

Norway’s 18 tourist routes are known for their breathtaking scenery, but that’s not the only reason to make the pilgrimage. The Nordic country’s landscape is dotted with architectural gems, including a memorial for witches by Peter Zumthor and a rusty steel viewing platform by Reiulf Ramstad. Trollstigen Tourist Route Project by Reiulf Ramstad Architects Reiulf Ramstad Architects installed a

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10 of the most ground-breaking uses of plywood in architecture and design

To coincide with the opening of an exhibition dedicated to plywood at London’s V&A museum, we’ve rounded up 10 projects from the Dezeen archives that push the material to its limits. Plywood: Material of the Modern World charts the history of plywood from the 1850s to present day, showcasing examples of how the material has contributed to significant

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Five influential projects by Northwest modern architect John Yeon

Mid-century Portland architect John Yeon is the subject of an exhibition at the city’s art museum. Here’s a look at five buildings that demonstrate his Northwest modern style. The son of a wealthy Oregon road builder, Yeon designed his first house aged 27 and became synonymous with Northwest modernism through a series of subsequent commissions. Many of his

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10 low-cost homes that could help to tackle the global housing crisis

An affordable micro home that takes less than a day to build has just launched in the UK, so we’re taking a look at 10 properties around the world that have been completed to an extremely tight budget and offer some solutions to widespread housing shortages. Sorte Hus, Denmark, by Sigurd Larsen Danish architect Sigurd Larsen built

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Six Canadian cultural buildings on 150th Canada Day

Today, 1 July 2017, is Canada’s 150th birthday and we’ve pulled together six contemporary cultural buildings in the country to mark the occasion. They include a white granite museum, a music centre of huge towers clad in bronze tiles and a gallery in the forest. Canada Day celebrates the anniversary of The Constitution Act, which amalgamated what was Canada, Nova Scotia, and

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10 plant-covered buildings that point to a greener future

Architects are touting plant-covered tower blocks as a way to tackle air pollution and improve the quality of urban life. From one of the world’s tallest living walls to an entire “vertical forest” city in China, here are 10 examples showing the rise of verdant architecture. Rosewood Tower, Brazil, by Jean Nouvel Ateliers Jean Nouvel has recently

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Five of the best houses in Florida on Dezeen

Next in our series spotlighting residential architecture from each US state is Florida, where lavish waterfront villas designed for tropical living include a house built around its own lagoon and a home with a waterslide. Casa Bahia by Alejandro Landes This tropical-modernist mansion in Miami was the first architecture project by Colombian-Ecuadorian filmmaker Alejandro Landes,

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Five houses to snoop around during Atlanta Design Festival 2017

A variety of contemporary homes in Atlanta are opening their doors to visitors this weekend, and we’ve selected the most interesting ones to take look inside. The open-house tours are taking place 10-11 June 2017 as part of this year’s Atlanta Design Festival, for which Dezeen is media partner. Tickets for the self-guided tours, organised

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10 idyllic Greek island retreats from Dezeen’s Pinterest boards

Following the completion of an unusually domed holiday home in Greece, we’ve rounded up 10 summer houses on far-flung Greek islands, including a modernist home inspired by Yves Klein’s paintings and a once earthquake-damaged property restored using historical photographs. Silver House, Zante, by Olivier Dwek Olivier Dwek’s modernist house perches above the coastline of Zante, a popular Greek holiday island. Its stark

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10 events that are not to be missed at London Festival of Architecture 2017

With London Festival of Architecture kicking off today, architecture editor Jessica Mairs has revealed her top picks, from a stomach-churning installation based on the Smithfield meat market to tours of the capital’s ill-fated housing estates.  Now in its 10th year, the London Festival of Architecture takes place throughout June. This year’s programme takes the theme of Memory, a topic that participants have

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10 roof gardens from Dezeen’s Pinterest boards that each provide an urban oasis

With summer on the way, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best rooftop gardens from Dezeen’s Pinterest boards, from a lush oasis on the roof of a Sydney penthouse to a tranquil rooftop courtyard complete with lotus pond in India. Cornwall Gardens, Singapore, by Chang Architects Vegetation cascades over the edges of this rooftop garden, designed by Chang Architects for

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Seven pioneering social housing projects selected by Paul Karakusevic

Following the release of Social Housing, a book spotlighting Europe’s best public housing projects, architect and co-author Paul Karakusevic has selected seven residential developments he thinks are particularly innovative. Designs by architects including Assemble
, 
Lacaton & Vassal, Mecanoo and Sergison Bates are among the 24 case studies in the book, which was co-authored by the Karakusevic Carson Architects director and his colleague Abigail Batchelor. They

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Five mid-century gems in unlikely architecture haven Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, Indiana, is a surprising hotspot for modern architecture. Here’s a look at the city’s best buildings, including works by Louis Kahn, Eero Saarinen, Michael Graves and more. Fort Wayne is the midwestern US state’s second-largest city, and is located in its northeast corner – around a three-hour drive to Chicago and Detroit. Columbus,

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10 events celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday

American architect Frank Lloyd Wright would have turned 150 on 8 June 2017. A series of exhibitions and open houses are taking place to mark the occasion, and we’ve chosen a selection of the best. Born in 1867 in Wisconsin, Frank Lloyd Wright is considered to be one of the 20th century’s most important architects, and his

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10 garden studios from Dezeen’s Pinterest boards that can be used for work or play

Garden studios can be used for all types of activities, as proven by these 10 examples from our Pinterest boards, which include a cedar-clad yoga studio and a cabin used as a writer’s retreat. The Enchanted Shed, Austria, by Sue Architekten This 1930s outhouse near Vienna was converted by Sue Architekten into a writing studio and playhouse. One end of

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Five of the best houses in Costa Rica on Dezeen

Costa Rica is slowly gaining recognition for its contemporary architecture, so here are five residential projects that demonstrate the small Central American country’s particular style of tropical modernism. Casa Flotanta by Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture A series of pillars raise the interconnected rooms of this house by Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture above the tree tops

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10 home interiors from Dezeen’s Pinterest boards that contain house-shaped hideaways

This week’s roundup from Pinterest focuses on homes that feature smaller houses inside them, from a simple sleeping cube inside a Toronto loft to an entire wooden home hidden within an imposing black metallic box. Melbourne apartment, Australia, by BoardGrove Architects A cooker and fridge create the shapes of doors and windows for the house-shaped block inside this minimal kitchen. Australian firm

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Five of Mexico’s best new museum buildings

Mexico and the US celebrate Cinco de Mayo today, commemorating the Mexican Army’s victory over the French in 1862. To mark the occasion, we’ve pulled together five of the country’s best contemporary museum buildings, including projects by Toyo Ito and David Chipperfield. Museo Soumaya by FREE Fernando Romero EnterprisE FREE Fernando Romero EnterprisE completed this

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10 movies featuring buildings that move or change shape

Over the last few months we’ve been publishing short movies about shape-shifting architecture on our Facebook page. Here are 10 of the best, including projects with sliding walls, kinetic facades and rotating rooms. Zoomlion Headquarters Exhibition Centre by amphibianArc This conceptual “transformer building” was designed by Californian architecture firm amphibianArc as an exhibition space for a

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IM Pei at 100: 10 of the architect’s most significant buildings

Chinese-American architect IM Pei turns 100 today. To celebrate, we’ve selected 10 of his most iconic buildings from a career that spans seven decades. Ieoh Ming Pei was born on 26 April 1917 in Guangzhou, China. He moved to the US to study architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, then engineering at the Massachusetts Institute

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The architecture of MIT: 10 impressive buildings on the tech university’s campus

Dezeen is visiting the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the Being Material conference this week. Here’s a look at some of the best architecture at the campus, from Frank Gehry’s library to Eero Saarinen’s chapel. Located in Cambridge, just across the Charles River from Boston, the current MIT campus first opened in 1916 and covers a 168-acre (68-hectare)

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Five of the best houses in Vermont on Dezeen

The forested territory of Vermont is next in our series of roundups showcasing houses from each of America’s 50 states, featuring a tiny home for an artist and cottages for world-renowned musicians. Marlboro Music Cottages by HGA Architects US firm HGA Architects and Engineers took cues from Cape Cod-style homes with these cabins for world-renowned musicians visiting

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10 popular holiday homes with swimming pools from Dezeen’s Pinterest boards

This long weekend, we’re highlighting 10 homes from our Pinterest boards that feature swimming pools in preparation for the upcoming summer months, including an elevated pool you can walk beneath in Marbella and a rooftop pool in Lisbon. Pavilion House, Italy, by Act_Romegialli This residence in northern Italy features an underground pool that faces onto the surrounding parkland. It is housed inside

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Eight works of architecture that give you a tour of contemporary Ireland

It’s Saint Patrick’s Day! To celebrate, we’ve rounded up eight of the best architectural feats in Ireland, including a moulded concrete cinema, an outdoor teaching space of timber columns, and a granite-clad library that faces out over the Irish Sea. University of Limerick Living Bridge by Wilkinson Eyre Architects This bridge, which crosses the river Shannon, features

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10 architects you need to follow on Instagram

British architect Norman Foster joined Instagram recently, revealing candid pictures of his day-to-day activities. But he’s not the only big name on the photo-sharing platform – here’s our pick of the 10 architect Instagram accounts worth following. A post shared by Norman Robert Foster (@officialnormanfoster) on Mar 11, 2017 at 2:28am PST Norman Foster British architect Norman Foster has recently joined

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On International Women’s Day, 50 inspirational women in architecture and design

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Dezeen editorial team has nominated 50 women and female-led studios from the architecture and design industry who inspire us. In no particular order… Neri Oxman Nominated by Alice Morby There are few people that have done more to push the boundaries of 3D printing than MIT Media Lab professor Neri

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10 architecture studios reveal the stories behind their bizarre names

Naming your studio after the directors’ surnames is so last century. Today’s architects go under weird and wonderful monikers such as Design, Bitches, 5468796 Architecture and G///bang. We asked some of the most oddly named studios how they got their names. Design, Bitches In 2010, architects Catherine Johnson and Rebecca Rudolph entered an AIALA competition questioning

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Key projects by Pritzker Prize 2017 winner RCR Arquitectes

With the news that little-known Catalan studio RCR Arquitectes has won this year’s Pritzker Prize, here’s a look at some the studio’s most important projects. Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta all studied at the School of Architecture in Vallès, and set up their practice in their home town of Olot, Catalonia, in 1988.

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10 of the best micro houses of minuscule proportions

Feeling the urge to downsize? Take lessons from 10 of the best micro homes – including a cloud-shaped holiday home and a 3D-printed urban cabin. 3D Print Urban Cabin, the Netherlands, by DUS Architects To offer a solution for temporary housing, DUS Architects used bio-plastic to 3D print this eight-square-metre cabin. When it is no longer needed, the structure can be destroyed and almost all

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Key projects by Serpentine Pavilion architect Diébédo Francis Kéré

For those unfamiliar with the work of African architect Diébédo Francis Kéré, designer of this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, here’s a look at 10 of his most important projects to date. Kéré grew up in Gando, a small town in Burkina Faso, before moving to Germany to work as an apprentice, and then later to study

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10 times Donald Trump caused a stir in the architecture and design community

Today is President’s Day in the USA, so we’re looking back at our most controversial stories about current POTUS Donald Trump, from a Nazi-style logo to an IKEA version of his proposed Mexican border wall. Ever since the real-estate mogul and reality TV star announced his plans to run for the US presidency, the architecture

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10 homes architects and designers have created for themselves

From John Pawson’s minimally styled London house to the skinny Rotterdam residence of architect couple Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best self-designed homes by architects and designers. Notting Hill home, London, England by John Pawson John Pawson paired Scandinavian furnishings with white surfaces and pale wooden floors to furnish his own Notting Hill house. He says

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10 desert houses that make the most of arid landscapes

We’ve rounded up 10 desert houses that make the most of their situations in inhospitable landscapes, including a holiday home in Egypt and a spacious dwelling on the outskirts of Marrakech. Black Desert House, California, by Oller & Pejic Designed to resemble a shadow, this desert house by Oller & Pejic features black walls, so that it is easy to rest the

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Seven unusual treehouses you can sleep inside at Sweden’s Treehotel

Seven Scandinavian architects have now built treehouses for Sweden’s Treehotel, including a bird’s nest, a mirrored cube and the charred timber cabin added earlier this month by Snøhetta. Set up by Kent Lindvall and his wife Britta in 2010, the Treehotel offers themed lodgings for tourists venturing north of the Arctic Circle in search of the Northern Lights.

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Seven buildings that feature walls of polycarbonate plastic

With its ability to improve a building’s thermal efficiency and maximise natural light, polycarbonate plastic is becoming increasingly popular in architecture. We’ve rounded up seven of the best examples. Municipal Sports Hall, Spain, by BCQ Translucent plastic panels with a colourful pixellated backdrop form the walls of this sports hall in Girona, creating a visually lightweight addition with an ethereal

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Grafton Architects founders name eight projects that define their career so far

In a Dezeen exclusive, Grafton Architects directors Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara – who have just been selected to curate next year’s Venice Architecture Biennale – have listed the eight most significant projects of their career to date. The duo founded their Dublin-based firm in 1978, and have taught at a number of architecture schools around the world,

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Dezeen’s 10 buildings to look forward to in 2017

An art museum in a hollowed-out grain silo, South Korea’s answer to the High Line and a high-rise inspired by Chinese landscape paintings are among the best buildings set to complete in 2017, selected by Dezeen editor Amy Frearson. Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, South Africa, by Heatherwick Studio Thomas Heatherwick’s London-based studio is

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Dezeen’s top 10 biggest architecture and design stories of 2016

In the final instalment of our review of 2016, editor Amy Frearson recaps the 10 most read stories of the year, including the completion of a tiny, prefabricated mobile house, the death of Zaha Hadid and Bjarke Ingels’ design for the Serpentine Pavilion. Zaha Hadid dies following a heart attack The loss of Zaha Hadid in March

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Dezeen’s 10 biggest architecture trends of 2016

Next up in our review of the year, architecture editor Jessica Mairs selects the 10 architecture trends that defined 2016, from the resurgence of minimalism to the next generation of prefabs and the advent of co-living. Minimalist interiors This year we saw an abundance of austere interiors – from apartments and bathrooms to offices – finished with cool-toned marble, uniform woodwork and block

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Five envy-inducing minimal houses by Alberto Campo Baeza

Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza has just completed his latest minimal house, this time in Mexico, so we’ve rounded up a selection of home designs by the architect to showcase his pared-back, monochrome style. A cult favourite, Campo Baeza’s work is often associated with minimalism. His style is typified by simple shapes, the use of plain expansive surfaces in concrete, glass

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Dezeen’s top 10 US houses of 2016

From tiny mountain cabins to vast modernist-influenced beach villas, US editor Dan Howarth has selected the 10 best American houses of 2016, as we continue our year in review. Case Inlet Retreat, Washington, by MW Works US firm MW Works created this holiday home with ample glazing and natural materials, helping it blend with its

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Dezeen’s top 10 controversial stories of 2016

The last 12 months have been defined by contentious statements, tragic losses and tumultuous political events. Continuing our review of the year, social media editor Trudie Carter selects the top 10 stories that caused the most controversy in 2016.  Brexit throws UK creative industries into state of uncertainty The UK’s decision to leave the European Union in a

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Dezeen’s top 10 public buildings of 2016

Continuing our review of 2016, architecture editor Jessica Mairs picks out 10 of the best public buildings of 2016, including an art gallery inside a second-world-war bunker, a dinosaur egg museum and three projects from one particularly prolific studio. National Museum Zurich extension by Christ & Gantenbein The robust concrete construction of Christ & Gantenbein’s new wing for

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Dezeen’s top 10 architecture and design quotes of 2016

Dezeen managing editor Olivia Mull picks the quotes that sum up the year in architecture and design, covering untimely deaths, Patrik Schumacher’s calls to scrap social housing, and Kanye West’s foray into flat-pack furniture. “Architecture is not a medium of personal expression for me” – Zaha Hadid In February, just a month before her unexpected death, Zaha

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Dezeen’s top 10 houses of 2016

Over 500 houses featured on Dezeen in 2016. Continuing our review of the year, editor Amy Frearson picks out the 10 most exciting properties, including a home-studio with a pyramid garden on its roof and an idyllic rainforest retreat with an infinity pool. Jungle House, Brazil, by Studio MK27 Nestled in a clearing of a coastal forest in Brazil,

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10 modernist architectural marvels on America’s West Coast

From the hundreds of modernist buildings, complexes and communes along the US Pacific Coast, author Sam Lubell has selected 10 of the must-see examples. The western states of Washington, Oregon and California are home to some of America’s, and arguably the world’s, best examples of modernist architecture. California in particular became synonymous with its abundance

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Archi-Depot Museum director picks his five favourite architectural models

Yuta Tokunaga, director of a museum dedicated to architectural models, has selected his five favourite exhibits from a collection that includes works by Kengo Kuma and Shigeru Ban. Billed as Japan’s only architectural model museum, the Archi-Depot Museum is a warehouse-cum-gallery that opened in Tokyo earlier this year, showcasing both study maquettes and final design models by famous

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Dezeen’s top 10 staircases of 2016

Next up in our 2016 review, reporter Eleanor Gibson selects 10 of the most unusual and impressive staircases from the past year, from a gravity-defying look-out tower to a cavernous concrete well and a minimalist flight of folded metal steps. Vlooyberg Tower by Close to Bone This weathering steel staircase appears to defy gravity by cantilevering off a hilltop in Flanders.

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Dezeen’s top 10 skyscrapers of 2016

Kicking off our review of 2016, here’s a look at 10 skyscrapers from the past year that have bent the rules, ranging from a triangular tower in New York to a Lego-like Singapore tower and the world’s second-tallest building. Via 57 West by BIG The pyramidal silhouette of Bjarke Ingel’s 142-metre-tall “courtscraper” stands out from the grid of rectilinear towers lining the

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Eight new starchitect-designed apartment towers in Miami

As the art and design communities prepare to descend on Miami next week, here’s a recap of residential skyscrapers designed by some of the world’s most famous architects, all of which are either rising or recently completed in the city. The Towers by Foster + Partners Foster + Partners’ plans for a pair of skyscrapers to be

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10 of the best cabins in the Canadian woods

The US election result has driven some Americans to search for a way out across the northern border – so many that the website for Canadian Immigration has been crashing from demand. For those keeping that daydream alive, here are ten cabins in Canada that would be perfect to escape to. From a 1970s-style ski

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Around the world in 10 Trump Towers

Here are 10 skyscrapers developed by and bearing the name of the man who might be elected president of the United States next week. Before joining the race for the White House, Donald Trump was a prolific real-estate developer. The American businessman took over his father’s company in 1971, and has since amassed a property empire

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10 of the most bizarrely photographed architecture projects

Juergen Teller got everyone’s attention when he posed naked on a donkey, but he isn’t the only one presenting unconventionally shot architectural photography. We put a spotlight on 10 of the most bizarrely shot projects. While restrained compositions often make for beautiful architectural photography, it’s the touch of playfulness that made these project so memorable. Concrete

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Seven projects worth knowing by Vincent Van Duysen

To celebrate Vincent Van Duysen being named Designer of the Year at Biennale Interieur 2016, we’ve rounded up seven standout projects from the architect and designer admired for his minimalist style. The award comes after a busy year for the Belgian, who was appointed to the role of creative director at furniture brand Molteni&C in April –

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An introduction to Lisbon Triennale Début Award winner Umwelt

Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2016: Chilean studio Umwelt has been awarded the Début Award for early career architects at the Lisbon Triennale. To celebrate, we take a look back at the projects to come out of the studio so far (+ slideshow). Ignacio Garcia Partarrieu (1984) and Arturo Scheidegger (1983) set up Santiago-based Umwelt in 2011. They were awarded the More

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Five of the best houses in New York State on Dezeen

Next in our series of roundups presenting houses from different US states, it’s New York’s turn. The Empire State’s top rural residences include a Hamptons home shaded with strips of canvas and a secluded writer’s retreat (+ slideshow). Pound Ridge House by KieranTimberlake US firm KieranTimberlake nestled this home into a rocky outcrop, with mirrored cladding More

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10 inflatable buildings designed to blow you away

There was a time when inflatable pavilions were all the rage, but now architects are creating blow-up buildings for all kinds of uses. Here are 10 of the most inventive examples, including a mobile concert hall, a black PVC nightclub and a field of giant mushrooms. Shelter, Switzerland, by Bureau A Swiss studio Bureau A created this inflatable black PVC More

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Ten projects worth knowing by London Design Medal winner David Adjaye

London Design Festival 2016: with the news that David Adjaye has won this year’s London Design Medal, we’ve rounded up some of the British architect’s most memorable designs, from his long-awaited Washington museum to a range of sustainable underwear (+ slideshow). Dirty House, London, 2002 As one of the projects that made Adjaye’s name, Dirty House is More

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10 of the best private homes to explore in London during Open House

Open House London takes place this weekend, giving members of the public access to 750 buildings. Dezeen editor Anna Winston picks 10 of the best houses and apartments that will open their doors to nosy visitors and architecture enthusiasts. The Tree House 6a Architects is one of London’s names to watch, with recent clients including photographer More

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Eight of the most majestic Modernist-influenced churches in Iceland

Iceland’s dramatic landscape is dotted with equally spectacular religious architecture. Here’s eight of our favourite churches built in the country’s unique style, which take cues from Modernism (+ slideshow). Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík by Guðjón Samúelsson, 1986 Reykjavík’s impressive cathedral was designed by Guðjón Samúelsson, one of Iceland’s most notable Modernist architects who worked on a number of More

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Five of the best houses in Rhode Island on Dezeen

Homes in this week’s roundup from each of the USA’s 50 states are in tiny Rhode Island, and include a cluster of barn-shaped volumes clad in wood and a black weekend retreat with pyramid-like skylights (+ slideshow). Ocean House by Roger Ferris + Partners This holiday home by US studio Roger Ferris + Partners consists of a More

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Five of the best houses in Colorado on Dezeen

This roundup of homes in Colorado is next up in our series celebrating residential architecture across the US, and includes a renovated chalet in Aspen and a cluster of rugged cabins built by graduate students (+ slideshow). Outward Bound cabins by University of Colorado graduate students Architecture students from the University of Colorado Denver have built a More

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Five of the best houses in Utah on Dezeen

It’s over to Utah for this week’s roundup in our series spotlighting residential architecture across the US. The top five from this western state include a house clad in weathered steel shingles and a spiritual retreat built with stone-filled gabion cages (+ slideshow). Navajo Micro Cabins by University of Colorado graduate students Graduate students of a Colorado More

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Five of the best houses in California on Dezeen

From desert hideaways to clifftop villas, the houses in this next roundup from our series spotlighting different US states are all in California (+ slideshow). Oak Pass House by Walker Workshop Architecture studio Walker Workshop claimed to have “taken a hillside apart and put it back together” to create the subterranean base of this house More

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Five of the best houses in Connecticut on Dezeen

Connecticut is the focus of this week’s roundup of American houses, where our favourites include a bright red artist’s studio overlooking Long Island Sound and an affordable dwelling in New Haven designed by Yale architecture students (+ slideshow). Red Barn by Roger Ferris and Partners Roger Ferris + Partners has built an artist’s studio and More

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Seven of the best new buildings and interiors in Rio that have nothing to do with sports

Rio 2016: sporting venues aren’t the only projects to have completed in Rio de Janeiro in the run up to this month’s Olympic games. Here are seven impressive cultural buildings, offices and retail spaces that have opened since the city won its bid to host the event (+ slideshow). Museum of Tomorrow by Santiago Calatrava More

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