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“I would like to think that my ethics may continue” says Richard Rogers

January 14, 2022 Alice Finney 0
Richard Rogers headshot

In the penultimate video from a series that we filmed in 2013 with Richard Rogers, the late British architect reflects on his career and legacy. Rogers, who passed away on 18 December aged 88 was one of the world’s best-known architects, best known for his pioneering high-tech architecture. Among his most recognisable work is the

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House in The Girl Before designed to feel both like a sanctuary and “a fortress or prison”

January 13, 2022 Alice Finney 0
The dining room inside the set of The Girl Before

Production designer Jon Henson drew on minimalist Japanese architecture to create a house that acts “like a fourth character” for the set of BBC television series The Girl Before. Written by British author JP Delaney, The Girl Before is a psychological thriller novel set in a fictional one-bedroom house called One Folgate Street in Hampstead,

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Mizzi Studio draws on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for Kew Gardens restaurant

January 7, 2022 Alice Finney 0
Family Kitchen restaurant in Kew Gardens by Mizzi Studio

Design practice Mizzi Studio has completed the interiors of Family Kitchen, a kids’ restaurant in Kew Gardens that combines the aesthetics of the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with a “botanical science laboratory.” Located in the families area of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, southwest London, the restaurant features whimsical designs such as

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This week we remembered the legacy of Chris Wilkinson

December 18, 2021 Alice Finney 0
Chris Wilkinson headshot

This week on Dezeen, we covered the news that British architect and artist Chris Wilkinson passed away aged 76. Wilkinson, who co-founded the RIBA Stirling Prize-winning studio WilkinsonEyre, died this week. He is best known for his contribution to British architecture, having created buildings such as the Magna Science Centre and Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the

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Ten purple projects that range from deep violet to light lilac

December 17, 2021 Alice Finney 0
A woman modelling a purple latex suit

From a playful furniture collection to a collapsible dress, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best purple projects from Dezeen’s archive that recall Pantone’s latest colour of the year. Last week, colour company Pantone named Very Peri as its colour of the year for 2022. Made from a combination of violet-red undertones and shades of

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Six purple interiors that nod to Pantone’s 2022 colour of the year

December 11, 2021 Alice Finney 0
Cafe Krujok

Colour company Pantone claims that its 2022 colour of the year is a shade of blue, but most people see purple. In this lookbook, we round up six interiors from around the world that are definitely purple. Described by Pantone as a “periwinkle blue,” the colour of the year – called Veri Peri – marries the “constancy” of

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Adjaye set to create memorial to West African slaves in Barbados

December 7, 2021 Alice Finney 0
A rendering of the Newton Enslaved Burial Ground Memorial by David Adjaye

Architecture studio Adjaye Associates has designed a memorial on a rammed-earth mound, museum and research institute focused on the impact of slavery for Bridgetown, Barbados. The studio, which is led by RIBA Royal Gold Medalist David Adjaye, designed the Barbados Heritage District to address the impact of the transatlantic slave trade on the island, which recently became a republic. “Drawing

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Lanza Atelier fills Re-Source exhibition with demountable furniture for visitors to take home

November 28, 2021 Alice Finney 0
The interior of Re-source exhibition at Storefront for Art and Architecture gallery with row of bright green tables by Lanza Atelier

Architecture studio Lanza Atelier has lined an art exhibition in New York with plywood tables and stools in varying sizes, which can be disassembled, flat-packed and distributed among visitors at the end of the show. The design for the Re-Source exhibition encompasses 56 pieces of furniture that are lined up to fill the triangular floorplan

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This week we revealed this year’s Dezeen Awards winners

November 27, 2021 Alice Finney 0
Stone Garden - Mina Image Center and Housing by Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture

This week on Dezeen, we revealed the architecture, interiors, design, media projects and studios that won trophies at the Dezeen Awards 2021. This year, 50 winners including studios, individual architects and designers were chosen from more than 4,700 entries from 86 different countries. An apartment block in Lebanon won architecture project of the year, while

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Burberry creates mirrored pop-up store on Jeju Island

November 25, 2021 Alice Finney 0
A mirrored building with a curved facade

British fashion brand Burberry has installed a pop-up store that reflects a surrounding mountain range on Jeju Island, South Korea, for its latest outerwear clothing collection. Nestled at the foot of the Halla mountains on Jeju Island, The Imagined Landscapes Jeju is part of a series of Burberry outerwear pop-ups around the globe. Made from

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