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Dezeen Awards 2021 sustainability longlist announced

August 23, 2021 Aísling Cowley 0
Dezeen Awards 2021 sustainability longlist

The longlist for the Dezeen Awards 2021 sustainability categories has been revealed, with 75 projects selected across three sustainability categories. All longlisted projects are listed below, each with a link to a dedicated page on the Dezeen Awards website where you can find more information about each one. All longlists announced The architecture longlist, interiors longlist, design

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Denise Scott Brown’s life turned into manga comic

February 12, 2021 Cajsa Carlson 0
Manga-style picture of Denise Scott Brown

The non-profit Vilcek Foundation has created a manga comic starring Zambia-born South African architect Denise Scott Brown as part of its mission to raise awareness of immigrants’ contribution to the US. Scott Brown is the subject of the first in a series of manga comics that will be made about the lives of the non-profit organisation’s Vilcek

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The ten best modernist buildings in North America are “sculptures that you can live in”

February 11, 2021 India Block 0
TWA Terminal in New York City, New York, by Eero Saarinen

Nonprofit organisation USModernist documents, promotes and preserves North America’s modernist architecture. Here, director George Smart names his ten favourites including an airport terminal by Eero Saarinen and a beach house by John Lautner. Based in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, USModernist has been working since 2007 to document modernist buildings, some of which are under threat, across

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Foster + Partners designs Coral Bloom resort on Saudi Arabian island

February 11, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0

The Red Sea Project has revealed images of a resort designed by Foster + Partners to “blend in with the natural environment” of a Saudi Arabian island within the Red Sea. Coral Bloom will be made up of 11 hotels on the dolphin-shaped island of Shurayrah, which is part of a chain of 90 undeveloped islands off the west

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Atelier Marko Brajovic builds cabin on stilts deep within a Brazilian forest

February 10, 2021 India Block 0
Monkey Hosue by Atelier Marko Brajovic

Atelier Marko Brajovic designed Monkey House, a wooden cabin on stilts set among the trees of Paraty, Brazil, as a retreat for the architect’s friends during the pandemic. When coronavirus broke out, Marko Brajovic took his wife, two children and dogs to live in ARCA, a house he designed in the Brazilian part of the

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Atelier Aconcept creates “raw building” for French kickboxing club

February 10, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Atelier Aconcept creates "raw building" for French boxing club

Architecture studio Atelier Aconcept has created a concrete gym for a kickboxing club in the town of Savigny-le-Temple, France, with an aesthetic designed to reflect the activity taking place within. Built alongside the Château de la Grange-la-Prévôté park in Savigny-le-Temple, Atelier Aconcept designed the kickboxing and boxing club to have a simple and raw aesthetic. “Using a

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World’s tallest Passivhaus building set to be built in Canada

November 23, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
A visual of the Passivhaus 1075 Nelson Street's exterior by WKK Architects in Vancouver

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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Grand Cayman beach hotel Palm Heights is styled like a 1970s Caribbean mansion

November 22, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
Palm Heights Grand Cayman by Gabriella Khalil

Creative director 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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Den Cabin Kit is a DIY wooden guesthouse that can be built in a few days

November 18, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
A-frame Cabin Kit by Den Outdoors

Cabin-design company Den has launched a flat-packed, kit-of-parts for a steeply pitched cabin, known as an A-frame, that can be assembled in just a few days. The 115-square-foot (10.68-square-metre) Den Cabin Kit has slanted wooden walls with a large triangular window. It is designed to be an ideal guest house, yoga studio or study. Prefabricated

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Dezeen commissions artist Kelly Anna to design artwork for Paddington Square

November 18, 2020 Calum Lindsay 0
Kelly Anna's artwork for Paddington Square

Dezeen and developer Sellar have teamed up to commission illustrator Kelly Anna to create an artwork to wrap around the site of Paddington Square, an upcoming development in London designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The development is centred on a crystalline building that will house 14 floors of light-filled workspaces with views across London.

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