Designer Benjamin Fainlight has created a flat-packed, 3D-printed version of Pierre Jeanneret's Easy Chair that was originally created for the city of Chandigarh in India. The designer decided to reimagine the Easy Chair to demonstrate how seminal furniture designs could be dissected and updated, much like streetwear has been doing with fashion. "I saw a lot
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With promising vaccines in development, the end is in sight: our job is to get everyone around us safely there.
China on Monday claimed extreme poverty has been eliminated nationwide, the capstone of a Communist Party policy to reduce inequities in society.
Foolscap Studio and Manapan have crafted a wooden table for Melbourne Airport, which references traditional First Nations ceremonial and battle shields. The table, which is shortlisted in the workplace design category of Dezeen Awards 2020, was produced on Milingimbi Island by Manapan – a furniture brand is owned and operated by the Indigenous Australian YoIngu people. Foolscap
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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is on trial on charges he attempted to obtain confidential information about a police inquiry into his campaign finances. Mr. Sarkozy remains a major power-broker among French conservatives.
Governments across the continent are aiming to reopen shops and allow families to hold small gatherings, but they are warning it won’t be a normal festive season.
Populist and authoritarian politicians in Central Europe, who viewed President Trump as a valuable ally, are bracing for the incoming Biden administration’s new stress on promoting democracy and the rule of law.
UK studio WKK Architects has revealed visuals of the undulating 1075 Nelson Street skyscraper in Vancouver, which is set to become the world's tallest Passivhaus building. Designed for a site overlooking Nelson Park in the city's West End neighbourhood, the slender 178-metre-high skyscraper will contain 480 highly energy efficient residential units. It is being developed
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Dezeen Showroom: the Calla Chandelier by Philadelphia-based designer John Pomp features six iridescent, disc-shaped lights informed by calla lilies. The Calla Chandelier is made from hand-blown pieces of glass that are suspended from a three-tiered, adjustable solid-brass armature. The combination of these two elements aims to create a blend of organic and geometric design. "This
In our latest competition, we've teamed up with Scandinavian bag company Sandqvist to give five Dezeen readers a €150 gift card each to spend on the brand's website. Sandqvist creates design-led, functional bags that are intended to be practical without aesthetics being compromised. Winners will be able to choose from the brand's selection of bags
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Alison Brooks Architects has been named studio of the year while Gad Line+ Studio has won the title of emerging architecture studios of the year at Dezeen Awards 2020. Based in the UK, Alison Brooks Architects was selected from a shortlist of six studios, which was determined by our jury of 25 leading figures from
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secretly met Saudi Arabia’s crown prince in the kingdom on Sunday, according to three Saudi government advisers, in their first known meeting and amid a U.S. push to normalize ties between the longtime foes.
The Red Roof by TAA Design has won the Dezeen Awards 2020 architecture project of the year. The house in Vietnam "invents a new typology, which addresses issues we face in the world today, where the urban is spilling into the rural," said judge Sally Mackereth. Announced at the Dezeen Awards 2020 architecture show, this
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The 12 winning architecture projects for Dezeen Awards 2020 have been revealed. Winners include a Vietnamese house with a vegetable garden on the roof, a primary school in Iran and a boutique hotel in Bali. Other winners, unveiled in the Dezeen Awards 2020 architecture show hosted by LionHeart, include an apartment block in China, a
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Japanese design duo YOY celebrates the futuristic feel of the 1980s with the True Square Undigital, one of four new watches set to launch during Rado Design Week on Dezeen next week. Working with Swiss brand Rado, Tokyo-based designers Naoki Ono and Yuki Yamamoto have created a watch that is analogue in function, but has the appearance
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Dezeen Showroom: London design studio Pearson Lloyd has designed the PORTS Lounge chair and sofa for office furniture brand Bene. Pearson Lloyd created the PORTS Lounge collection for Bene to furnish informal and formal meeting areas in modern workplaces. The matching PORTS Lounge Chair and Sofa have a low-rise back and four-legged base. The seats are
Joshua Wong and two other prominent young activists face jail terms after admitting they incited a large protest outside police headquarters last year.
French practice Franklin Azzi Architecture took tips from the work of Frank Lloyd Wright to design this Parisian co-working space, which features open areas for working, dining and lounging. The co-working space can be found along Rue du Quatre-Septembre in Paris' second arrondissement, joining two other branches of The Bureau in the capital's eighth arrondissement.
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The winners of the Dezeen Awards 2020 architecture categories were announced today in a special show hosted by poet and broadcaster LionHeart and including a special message from Norman Foster. The 25-minute show revealed the winners of the 12 project categories before naming the winner of the best architecture project of the year. The winners
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Jaipur Rugs weaver Kasturi Balotia has released her debut rug design as part of the company's Manchaha initiative, which aims to take textile workers in rural India from a position of "exploitation to empowerment". Called Deepak, the rug has been shortlisted for this year's Dezeen Award in the homeware design category, with winners set to be
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In the anthropologist David Graeber’s view, the balance sheet must periodically be wiped clean, to free us from debt as an economic burden and as an ideology that distorts our interactions.
You may win a lot of cash and tons of prizes, but please don’t do anything stupid, like quit your day job.
Many rural households in America don’t have access to safe sewage systems. In Alabama, entrenched poverty and unusual geology have created a public-health disaster.
Even the worst-run startup can beat competitors if investors prop it up. The V.C. firm Benchmark helped enable WeWork to make one wild mistake after another—hoping that its gamble would pay off before disaster struck.
The carpenter behind some of New York’s most elaborate—and expensive—homes.
As we prepare to announce this year's winners, architect Norman Foster has described judging this year's Dezeen Awards as "a great privilege and pleasure" while fellow judge Michelle Ogundehin said the quality of entries was "absolutely extraordinary". With the winners set to be announced in a series of three, 20-minute Dezeen Awards 2020 Shows starting
French designer Camille Walala has reimagined London's Oxford Street as a car-free landscape, filled with blocky street furniture finished in her signature colourful style. The eccentric proposal also envisions the use of patterned plant pots and geometric water features to convert the capital's busiest shopping street into a fully pedestrianised area. Described by Walala as
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A collection of 300 pieces of gold bullion has been lit up and displayed in a room with two-way mirrored glass by German practice Pfarré Lighting Design. The Rothschild Collection is currently on display at the Goldkammer Museum in Frankfurt, Germany. Gold bullion is a precious metal that is stored in the form of bars,
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Dezeen Showroom: Melbourne design studio Ross Gardam's Ceto horizontal chandelier has a unique patterned glass that was designed to reference the rippling surface of the ocean. The studio experimented with traditional optic glass-blowing techniques to create unique forms for the horizontal chandelier, which have a rippled-glass effect on the inside of the shade while the
UK architecture studio Reed Watts has created a timber clubhouse for an amateur cricket team in London's Bushy Park that is designed to be both modern and familiar. The sports pavilion was built to provide changing facilities and social spaces for Teddington Cricket Club, which has been based in Bushy Park – a Royal Park
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The president-elect opts for dependability, loyalty and like-mindedness in his national-security picks
The AstraZeneca-Oxford jab is likely to be widely used around the world
Interior designer Gabriella Khalil has created Grand Cayman's first boutique hotel, the beachfront Palm Heights, filled with collectible design pieces like Mario Bellini sofas, Ingo Maurer lights and an Ettore Sottsass rug. Khalil is the creative director and founder of Palm Heights, located on the well-known, white sand Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman, the
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Beijing-based BLUE Architecture Studio has renovated the % Arabica West shop in Shanghai's Xuhui district, adding a glass box and a courtyard to open the cafe up to the surrounding neighbourhood. The studio's aim for the 50-square-metre renovation was to break the boundary between the commercial space and the street. To do so it designed
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London studio Archmongers has renovated a duplex flat in one of the city's most influential housing estates, using shades of red, yellow and blue to complement the modernist materials palette. The three-bedroom home is located within Hatfield House on the Golden Lane Estate, a complex designed and built in the 1950s by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon,
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Gridded sheets of steel support thick beams of blackened-timber for these Lin tables by Studio Shinyoo, whose bases have been burned three times over. Studio Shinyoo employed a traditional east Asian method used to preserve wood known as Yakisugi or Shou Sugi Ban, which also prevents damage from insects. Each table in the one-off Lin
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But do not expect them to stop
How sports, music and exhibitions are managing in a time of social distancing
As the President continues his attempts to retain the reins of power, at least some Republican officials at the state and local level have asserted that the election was free, fair, and decisive.
Design pair Michael Godmer and Catherine Lavallée created a sequence of meditative, beige-tone spaces in the partial renovation of this home in Montreal. Résidence Esplanade is situated in Mile End, a trendy area of Montreal host to various eateries, coffee bars and vintage stores. The property was originally built as two separate apartments, but five
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Dezeen Showroom: Hungarian designer Zsuzsanna Horvath uses laser-cut birch plywood to make the Illan Pendant Light for Italian light company Luceplan. Horvath piqued Luceplan's interest when she displayed a prototype of her design at Salone Satellite during last year's edition of Milan Furniture Fair. Illan means something temporary or fleeting in Hungarian, a concept Horvath sought
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Thai firm IDIN Architects has slotted a studio it designed for itself into a narrow site in Bangkok and obscured it from view using tall trees and blackened wood. IDIN Architects' Office is designed to have an "invisible presence" that is overlooked by passersby, offering the studio's employees privacy and respite from the city. It
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Toby Ord, a philosopher who studies our species’s “existential risk,” has been both frightened and encouraged by our response to the pandemic.
If money is the oxygen on which the fire of global warming burns, then P.R. campaigns and snappy catchphrases are the kindling.
With winter approaching in the northern hemisphere, Dezeen has selected eight snug living rooms with cosy features including fireplaces and wood-lined walls. This is the latest roundup in a series providing visual inspiration for the home. Previous articles in the series showcased colourful kitchens, bedrooms with statement walls and domestic bathrooms designed by architects. Villa
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This week on Dezeen, we continued our series of pieces focused on visual inspiration for the home, with a roundup of 30 architect-designed kitchens. The roundup includes a huge variety of kitchens designed by architects including John Pawson, Amin Taha, Ryue Nishizawa, John Wardle Architects and Note Design Studio. Previous pieces in the series focused
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Unpicking the causes of gaps in health outcomes requires better data than most countries currently collect
Turkey’s president will also miss his friend in the White House
Many of its people have left
Especially where a motorway threatens a forest
For gay people, the continent is still divided
Why the low-energy autogolpe is worth taking seriously
Saving the State Department
Parallel political scandals embroil leading politicians in Ohio and Illinois
The feverish obstructionism detailed in “A Promised Land” is likely to be repeated
Telemedicine and electronic record-keeping are at last on the rise
But a new alliance does not seem to be landing many punches
Feminists do not think its proposal goes far enough. Opponents of abortion are also up in arms
The pandemic is producing clear winners and losers among America’s retailers
Investors are once again hungry for food-delivery firms
Never mind its murky long-term prospects
A useful guide to boardroom behaviour by a cultural veteran
Getting off the dividend treadmill
Critics claim it will be dominated by China; but that is only part of the story
Quants rely on history. This year has had few precedents
Economic uncertainty and government handouts explain why the velocity of money has plummeted
Some are winning
If it succeeds, they will arrive in December
A cosmic cataclysm pictured
They filter small crustaceans from the water
An author’s début novel, about a politician’s secret daughter, draws on her own complex past. Plus, the organizers working toward a Democratic Georgia.
Marble-clad columns and bronze detailing line the soaring entrance lobby that Ministry of Design has created for the YTL Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is one of several shared areas created by Ministry of Design in the Malaysian construction company YTL's new office skyscraper by Kohn Pedersen Fox, which combines all of its staff
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Dezeen has picked up two more awards this week with Virtual Design Festival winning event of the year and Dezeen's founder Marcus Fairs receiving the digital leadership prize at IBP's annual journalism awards ceremony. The prizes come a day after Dezeen won two awards for Virtual Design Festival and another for the Dezeen Day conference.
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The example of Theodore McCarrick demonstrates the Church’s inability to deal with abuse in frank, clear terms.
To see this period more clearly, we can look to failed coup attempts of the past.
Danish brand Muuto, Italian furniture company Miniforms and Australian design studio Archier are among the latest brands to present products on Dezeen Showroom this week. Furniture including sofas, lighting and home lifts have been added to Dezeen Showroom, which is an affordable space for brands to launch products and showcase their designers and projects to Dezeen's
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Dezeen Showroom: designer Francesco Faccin has created a version of the Pelleossa wooden chair with a rushed seat for Italian furniture brand Miniforms. Milan-based designer Faccin has updated the Pelleossa chair, which was first introduced by Miniforms in 2013, by adding a handwoven traditional rushed seat. Rushes from the canna indica plant were woven in a checkered
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New Architecture Writers, a free course for black, Asian and minority ethnic people interested in a career in architecture media, is seeking applicants for its 2021 programme. The year-long, part-time programme, which is based in London and is supported by the Architecture Foundation and the Architectural Review, is open to BAME applicants under 30. Applicants
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We’ve been getting used to painful truths for so long that the awful enormity of the current situation doesn’t hit us in the way it should.
Belgian studios BuroLandschap and De Gregorio & Partners have created a circular track called Cycling Through The Trees as part of the cycling network in the province of Limburg. As its name suggests, Cycling Through The Trees is a raised path that takes cyclists up to a height of 10 metres above the ground so
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Here's a look at 10 pivotal projects by Indian architect Anupama Kundoo, whose work is currently on show in a retrospective at the Louisiana Museum in Denmark. Kundoo's architecture centres around traditional craft traditions and construction techniques. Her buildings features handmade materials assembled by local craftsmen, which she favours over mass-produced production methods. Many of
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A major exhibition at the Louisiana Museum in Denmark shines a spotlight on Anupama Kundoo, an Indian architect with an unique knowledge of traditional materials and craft traditions. Anupama Kundoo – Taking Time offers an insight into the ideas driving Kundoo's "slow architecture" approach, which she has applied to both housing and community infrastructure. Favouring hand-made
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Arthur Mamou-Mani explains how he is partnering with Dassault Systèmes to investigate "cradle-to-cradle" architecture in the latest video of our Design for Life collaboration with the software brand. Mamou-Mani, founder of London-based studio Mamou-Mani Architects, is the fourth designer to feature in the Design for Life collaboration between Dezeen and Dassault Systèmes, which highlights designers
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Hazard lines and metal shelving are some of the industrial finishes that Torafu Architects has included in bag brand Freitag's store in Kyoto – which even includes its own workshop. Freitag's Kyoto store, which is shortlisted in the small retail interior category of the 2020 Dezeen Awards, occupies what was formerly two separate retail units
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Naked bodies pretzeled together into different sex positions form the letters of the alphabet in the Kama Sutra A-Z coffee table book by French illustrator Malika Favre. Couples are pictured in ecstatically contorted constellations, each drawn in Favre's characteristic, minimal style using only four colours. Each letter is paired with an erotic verse or text,
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UK studio Coffey Architects has created an office block at 22 Handyside Street that aims to recreate the feel of the former industrial spaces in King's Cross, London. Built as part of the development of the King's Cross area of London, the office block completes a row of buildings that contains the pink R7 building designed by
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Architecture firm OMA is building a seven-mile-long, underwater sculpture park, which it says will bolster the shoreline of Miami Beach against the effects of climate change and include installations that can only be viewed while snorkeling. Initiated by Argentinian curator Ximena Caminos, The ReefLine is intended to respond to, and raise awareness of, the way
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The latest edition of our Dezeen Weekly newsletter features the transformation of a 100-year-old townhouse in Kyoto into a tranquil and moody guesthouse. Readers were in awe over the Maana Kamo guesthouse, which Japanese architect Uoya Shigenori created by stripping back and reconfiguring a 100-year-old townhouse in Kyoto's Higashiyama District. The guesthouse is shortlisted in the hotel and short stay
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The Flow of Ecstatic is a bar in Dongguan, China, designed by Daosheng Design with an all-grey interior featuring a swooping ceiling sculpture of bamboo. Located in the city's business district, the bar counter is topped by stainless steel, the walls are covered in textured grey silk and the floors are tiled in a matching
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Moscow’s man is out
One of the biggest political donors on the right issues a sort of mea culpa
Washington, DC, like other southern cities, is confronting the question more often
Their edge in America now extends to online schooling, too
The Bharatiya Janata Party is determined to stop a non-existent “love jihad”
The relationship that helped build China’s economy faces new challenges
Migrants are likelier than other Germans to start businesses
Proposals from the G20 and the IMF may ease the pain for both borrowers and lenders