Danish firm Loop Architects has completed a visitor centre for Thy National Park in Northern Jutland, Denmark, which has a concrete structure that is embedded in the coastal landscape. The building was designed by Loop Architects for a site in the small coastal village of Nørre Vorupør, which is located at the heart of the
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Interior design studio FWS_work has used natural materials and neutral colours to complete this calming apartment renovation in Xinpu, Taiwan, designed to offer the owner a refuge from his busy job as a pilot. Dubbed Residence W, the apartment was intended as an antidote to city life, with its entry, kitchen, reading, dining and living
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Australian studio Jackson Clements Burrows has completed a mass-timber student accommodation scheme at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Victoria, which has been shortlisted in the housing category of Dezeen Awards 2021. Two sweeping arcs providing accommodation for 642 students hug a central courtyard on the 18,000-square-metre site, which is the first to complete in a
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The fatal stabbing of David Amess by a suspected extremist shows the difficulties facing the government in preventing lone-wolf attacks.
Bold graphics and a checkerboard floor feature in a Superette marijuana shop in Toronto, which was created by the brand's in-house team in collaboration with Canadian designer Emily Robinson. Based in Toronto, Superette was founded in 2019 by entrepreneurs Mimi Lam and Drummond Munro. The company now operates six brick-and-mortar shops in Canada and plans
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The killings in Kandahar, the Taliban’s historic stronghold, follow a spate of Islamic State attacks on the country’s religious minority sect.
In the forests of northwest Nigeria, loosely organized criminal gangs that raised funds kidnapping schoolchildren are now flush with arms and operating beyond the reach of an increasingly fragile state.
Fifty Girls Do Porn victims have reached a settlement with Mindgeek, Pornhub's parent company.
Poverty in Afghanistan is worsening fast after the Taliban seized power and most foreign aid ended. Already, 95% of Afghans aren’t getting enough to eat, the U.N. warns.
The regional bloc’s decision effectively sidelines Myanmar’s bid for international legitimacy and increases pressure on the country to cooperate with its neighbors to resolve its political crisis.
Japanese studio Tatsuya Kawamoto + Associates has created a house in the city of Ichinomiya, Japan, with exaggerated eaves that shelter an outdoor living space and garden. The dwelling, named Imaise House, is situated on a private side road in a densely populated district. It is shortlisted in the urban house category of Dezeen Awards 2021.
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If the Administration fails to help stabilize the beleaguered country, a withdrawal that appeared politically deft could prove damaging.
For our latest lookbook we've gathered ten projects, from family homes to toy company offices, that feature slides at the heart of their interiors. While slides might mostly be associated with public spaces such as playgrounds, these projects show how they can be a fun addition – and provide an immediate talking point – to both
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Dezeen teamed up with Dutch Design Week to host a live talk about how designers and architects can help remove carbon from the atmosphere. This special edition of Dezeen's Good Design for a Bad World talks series looked at ways of tackling climate change including carbon-capturing materials, net-zero cities and alternatives to fossil fuels. An
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This week on Dezeen, we announced that the Kingston University London – Town House designed by Grafton Architects was the winner of this year's Stirling Prize. Designed to act as "the university's front door," the six-storey building in Kingston Upon Thames features a series of open-plan communal spaces arranged around a statement central staircase and
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Would-be autocrats are learning from China, and each other
Six journalists for Novaya Gazeta have been murdered since 2000
The main culprit is closer to home
The Czech prime minister is on the way out, too
Even members of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health have some concerns
The government’s digital-first solutions are inaccessible to millions
Sara Duterte, mayor of Davao City, has so far shown reluctance to run for president
The ruling Rajapaksas have strong ideas and expect everyone to adopt them
Lee Jae-myung, its candidate for president, presents himself as a man of the people
Underinvestment highlights the complexities of shifting to clean energy
Intermittent renewables and current mayhem in energy markets highlight the importance of firms that link up producers of power with faraway consumers
Not a moment too soon
After a long delay, the loss-making flag-carrier flies free of state ownership
The jury system offers clues to managers everywhere
From an also-ran to the world’s fourth-most-valuable software firm
And they are demanding more pay
But not everyone is happy
Property could join energy, shipping, used cars and wages as a contributor to rising consumer prices
Banks and corporate-service providers barely differentiate between clean and risky clients
Spreads on junk bonds are at their highest ever
They deserve scrutiny, not panic
Mammals were not the only group to benefit from the dinosaurs’ demise
The company claimed to The Verge that they were fired for leaking internal metrics.
While the world burns.
A new single, “Easy on Me,” reminds us how Adele has succeeded while resisting almost every force of modern pop music.
Tougher mandates may be necessary—but we shouldn’t ignore the harm that they can cause.
Architecture firm SOM has designed a limestone-clad building patterned with symbolic palm leaves for the Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations in Manhattan. The building represents the United Arab Emirates' (UAE's) diplomacy to the United Nations (UN) and is located in Manhattan's Turtle Bay neighbourhood, close to the UN headquarters.
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He’s one of several accused Capitol rioters who’ve fired their lawyers and chosen to represent themselves in court.
Fringe conspiracy theorists are thrilled with the NBA star's decision to forego the vaccine; one compared the league to "slave masters."
“Many will see one person [in the photo]. To me, that is over 1,400 brothers and sisters standing as one."
The gut renovation of a Brooklyn brownstone for a chef and their family led Home Studios to create spaces intended for hosting dinner parties. Built in 1901, the three-storey Fort Greene Townhouse required an entire overhaul following an earlier "underwhelming" renovation that left its spaces lacking in character. Brooklyn-based Home Studios, which is shortlisted for
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“We actually also know that this is a nonissue, that there is no issue with transgender and intersex students playing sports.”
The officer messaged a rioter to say he “agrees with your political stance” and warned him to “take down the part about being in the building.”
The co-founder of a Bay Area-based VC firm seeks to disrupt school board elections in Pennsylvania with cash and Slack.
The tale of the Maryland zebras run amok has taken a tragic turn.
The man who did more than anyone to facilitate the rise of the QAnon cult is now running for office in Arizona.
In a call about new adult content regulations that go into effect on Friday, sex workers say their testimonies and demands were met with dismissal.
Forty leading international cement and concrete manufacturers have published a plan to eliminate carbon emissions from one of the world's most polluting industries. The commitment has been made by members of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA). Together, they represent nearly 80 per cent of the industry outside China. Published ahead of next month's
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The endless search for profit is spawning increasingly ridiculous schemes centered on the financialization of NFTs.
The strictest abortion law in the country will stay in effect for now.
The party of family values can’t understand why the secretary of transportation is spending time with his family.
Dezeen promotion: facade manufacturer Equitone has launched Lunara, a fibre cement material designed to appear like the surface of the moon. Lunara is a high-performance material that is part of the Equitone facade range. It is the latest material to be developed by the brand and took a decade to create, review and test. Lunara
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More than a dozen central banks have raised interest rates but two that haven’t are those that loom largest over the global economy: the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank.
Of course video games don't cause violence. But this is an extraordinarily narrow definition of the word “harm.”
Dezeen Showroom: the wild landscapes of Scandinavia serve as inspiration for the Fjord tile collection, created by Fiandre Architectural Surfaces. The Fjord porcelain tile collection features tone-on-tone cloud effects that are intended to evoke staggering cliffs, rocky inlets and "pale surfaces shaped by the passage of time and primordial forces of nature". The tiles are
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The Biden administration wants to lease federal waters off of all American coasts for major windfarming projects.
An Office of Management and Budget official explained the large scale plan to move the federal government to phishing-resistant multi-factor authentication.
A onetime hero of the Black Lives Matter movement has become an unlikely hero of the far right.
Swiss architecture studio Herzog & de Meuron has released more photos of its ST/SongEun Building, a wedge-shaped art institute that is now open in Seoul, South Korea. The pointed concrete structure, which is located in the Chung Dam District, is Herzog & de Meuron's first realised project in South Korea. The ST/SongEun Building contains art
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Chilean architect Smiljan Radić has topped a car park in Tobacco Dock with an inflated bulbous dome for Alexander McQueen's Spring Summer 2022 show space. The structure was designed by architect Radić, a long-time collaborator of the fashion brand, and announced Alexander McQueen's return to physical shows following the coronavirus pandemic. It was also the brand's
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Prince Charles' private estate has revealed plans for a sustainable, "landscape-led" new town in Faversham, Kent, created in collaboration with architect Ben Pentreath. South East Faversham is a proposed extension to Faversham, a market town in Kent, England, located 48 miles from London. The town will be built on land owned by the Duchy of
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Dezeen Showroom: De Vorm has released its latest acoustic panel, Mute Fraction, which is made from PET felt and based on a three-dimensional version of the golden ratio known as the plastic number. The Mute Fraction PET felt acoustic panel has a distinctive pattern designed using this proportion system, which was put forward by Dutch
A sustainable construction consultant has attacked Grimshaw Architects' Sustainability Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai for having an embodied carbon footprint of almost 18,000 tonnes – a figure that is double the recommended level for a building of its size. Simon Sturgis, a consultant who advises on low-carbon construction, described the emissions as "very high" and
Italian brand Arper has presented a selection of contemporary lounge chairs for the home and office on Dezeen Showroom, including a semi-spherical bowl chair and minimalist armchairs designed for the circular economy. Launched earlier this year, Barcelona design studio Altherr Désile Park created Arper's first solid wood lounge chair called Kata, which is informed by artisanal
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Lukstudio has overhauled a formerly gaudy apartment interior in Guangzhou, China, to feature a series of serene living spaces lined in Douglas fir. The apartment belongs to businessman Peter Fong, who previously collaborated with Lukstudio on the design of a nearby cafe-cum-co-working space. He brought the studio back on board to revamp the apartment he
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Dezeen promotion: landscape designer Thomas Hoblyn has created a Secret Garden-inspired show garden featuring a hand-carved oak screen and walls textured with Armourcoat limestone render. Hoblyn designed The Boodles Secret Garden for this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which took place in London from 21 to 26 September. It was installed by garden designers The Garden
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The set designs for Netflix's hit show Squid Game, which were informed by everything from MC Escher engravings to real children's playgrounds, were designed "to look cute and sweet" according to the show's director and art director. Set in modern-day South Korea, Squid Game depicts a contest that pits down-on-their-luck citizens against each other in
It’s hard to consign the Trump years to the history books when we remain in the middle of the crisis that it sparked.
Watkins announcing he will run for Congress from Arizona is yet further evidence of how far the conspiracy theory-based movement has become intertwined with the Republican Party.
Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk on “Star Trek,” has had a long life in the public relations of space.
British architect Norman Foster has praised Grafton Architects' Stirling Prize-winning Kingston University London – Town House as a "progressive new model for higher education". Foster, who was head of the 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize jury, stated that the building sets the benchmark for future university buildings in the UK. "In this highly original work of architecture, quiet
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The Kingston University London – Town House designed by RIBA Gold Medal-winning studio Grafton Architects has won this year's Stirling Prize. Described by the RIBA Award judges as "high quality at every scale", the six-storey Town House in Kingston upon Thames was designed to act as "the university's front door". The building was a surprise
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The latest edition of our Dezeen Weekly newsletter features architect Frank Gehry's design for the Guggenheim museum in Abu Dhabi. The Guggenheim museum in Abu Dhabi by Gehry is set to open in 2025, nearly 20 years after plans were unveiled and 14 years after construction began. Readers are amazed by the design. One commented,
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Mexican studio Escobedo Soliz has renovated a family's residence inside a 1940s housing complex that was modelled on Le Corbusier's Radiant City masterplan. The project entailed the renovation of an apartment in the Centro Urbano Presidente Alemán, or CUPA, a notable housing project in Mexico City's Del Valle neighbourhood. It was the first modernist residential
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That hasn’t stopped right-wing anti-vaxxers from running with the fake story.
Don Bolduc, a retired Army general and candidate for Senate in New Hampshire, is one of many political aspirants who believe that the 2020 election was stolen.
By our calculations they moved towards Democrats by eight points, compared with a nationwide swing of just two
A Hollywood A-lister shows how hollow—and marginal—the arguments of the woke left are
Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov wins elections with 98% of the vote and ruthlessly suppresses dissent
Unlike Britain, Poland will remain inside the tent causing trouble
Dezeen promotion: Parsons School of Design offers 19 master's programmes that intend to equip students with the interdisciplinary tools needed to redesign the future. Parsons is part of The New School, a university based in New York City. As part of the wider university, Parsons students collaborate with a diverse range of academics, including social
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One partner likes to save. The other loves to spend. How will this end?
Dezeen Showroom: Talk Carpet has unveiled its latest travel-inspired design, the Loggia Multi-Colored flooring, which takes its pattern from a 15th-century Italian mural. The Loggia Multi-Colored carpet was born while the Talk Carpet team explored Italy, and alighted on Verona's Loggia del Consiglio, a Renaissance building from 1476. In particular, their carpet borrows from a mural
Italian architect Stefano Boeri has completed the plant-covered Trudo Vertical Forest social housing tower in Eindhoven. The housing block is 70 metres tall and surrounded with staggered, protruding balconies that support over 10,000 plants. It is Stefano Boeri Architetti's first "vertical forest" in the Netherlands. Unlike earlier vertical forests including Bosco Verticale that contained luxury apartments, the 18-storey tower has 125 affordable
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Nottingham-based designer Mac Collins recently won the Emerging Designer Medal at the London Design Medal awards. In an exclusive interview, he tells Dezeen how he doesn't want to be pigeonholed as a "Black designer". The 26-year-old furniture maker, who graduated from Northumbria University three years ago, is one of a small number of Black designers working in
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Dezeen Showroom: Narbutas has released the Surf task chair, which features a sail-like backrest designed to keep the user comfortable for hours. Surf features a curved backrest that Narbutas describes as resembling a windsurfing sail. While bringing a contemporary silhouette into the office, the chair sustains a high comfort level and can be easily adapted
Italian fashion brand Sunnei has renovated the interior of an ex-recording studio to create a minimalist headquarters as a canvas for furniture and art pieces by the brand's collaborators. Located near its flagship store in Milan, the brand named its headquarters and studio Palazzina Sunnei to reference typical Milanese residential buildings. Palazzina Sunnei was organised as a series
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Design studio Playfool has created a set of sustainable crayons made entirely from Japanese wood, which was designed to celebrate the unseen colours within a forest's trees. Called Forest Crayons, the project is shortlisted for this year's Dezeen Awards in the product design category. The coloured crayons are triangular in shape and made entirely from
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Black granite, terrazzo, and concrete all contrast the lush vegetation at this compound on Mexico City's elite Paseo de la Reforma, which houses the official residence of the Swiss Ambassador to Mexico. The residence of the Swiss Ambassador in Mexico City was comprehensively renovated by Swiss studio Fruehauf, Henry & Viladoms (FHV) in collaboration with
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Even though, if countries meet climate pledges, fossil-fuel consumption will peak by 2025
Rules restricting the use of wood in UK buildings are hampering the switch to low-carbon building methods, according to timber architecture expert Andrew Waugh. Waugh attacked recent government legislation and new funding rules for affordable housing in London, both of which make it harder for architects to specify timber. "It's a car crash," said Waugh,
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The New York City Council has approved the use of mass timber for the construction of buildings of up to 85 feet tall in the city. Included as part of a major update to the New York City Construction Codes, the new regulations mean that mass timber, including cross-laminated timber, can be used as a structural
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