From a sprawling concrete villa in California with interiors by designer Kelly Wearstler to a timber-framed cottage within a Scottish ruin, here are Dezeen’s top five houses of November 2023. Our latest roundup of the five most popular residences featured on Dezeen in the last month also includes a hexagonal home in Amsterdam, a playful Sydney townhouse
In this lookbook, we collect eight residential interiors that were put together with limited funds but still have a certain richness. Featuring exposed structures, simple materials and sparing use of finishes, these budget interiors prove that adventurous design doesn’t have to be reserved for the very wealthy. This is the latest in our lookbooks series,
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Next in our Designing for Disaster series, we spotlight Pop Up, Danish studio Tredje Natur’s bold proposal for cities to build floating car parks on top of flood-preventing reservoirs. Pop Up is a response to the fact that dense cities, notably Tokyo, are building enormous underground cavities to defend against flooding, while at street level
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The coordinator of the mammoth Great Green Wall project to heal land in Africa’s Sahel region, Elvis Paul Tangem, calls for help from architects in this interview conducted as part of Dezeen’s Designing for Disaster series. One of the world’s most ambitious climate initiatives, the Great Green Wall is targeting around 780 million hectares of
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Emergency planner Lucy Easthope explains why she gets “chills at the back of the neck” when hearing that architects are working pro bono on disaster recovery in this interview conducted as part of Dezeen’s Designing for Disaster series. Easthope is the UK’s leading disaster expert, having advised the government and the military on responses to
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Our latest series looks at how designers and architects can help manage natural hazards. Dezeen features editor Nat Barker explains why it’s time to start Designing for Disaster. This year, as in previous years, the world shook, then burned, then flooded, then did it all again. The February earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria claimed so
Four out of five of October’s houses of the month are renovations or extensions, from a Hamptons home styled on a Bond villain’s lair to a Victorian terrace in Melbourne interspersed with mini gardens. Our latest monthly roundup of the five most popular residences featured on Dezeen also features a pale-brick family home in Berlin,
This lookbook collects 10 interiors in Italy with a distinctly rustic feel, including homes and hotels replete with wooden beams, cool stone and other rich textures. As well as being known for its contemporary furniture and lighting design, Italy is home to some of Europe’s oldest buildings and has numerous historic cities and villages. From
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Charlene Prempeh’s Now You See Me book celebrates the work of Black designers during the past century – from the lauded to the chronically overlooked. Here, she selects nine that have had a particularly significant impact. Titled Now You See Me: An Introduction to 100 Years of Black Design, the book features architects, fashion designers and
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Known for a string of boundary-pushing projects, Japanese architect Junya Ishigami discusses his unusual approach to designing buildings in this exclusive interview. Ishigami’s surreal work often challenges fundamental ideas of what a building is – such as his mud-covered underground house and restaurant in Ube, which was one of the most popular projects published on
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