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Concrete and travertine form minimalist chapel in northern Mexico by WRKSHP

October 12, 2021 James Brillon 0
Entrance to Monterrey chapel by WRKSHP

This minimalist chapel outside of Monterrey in northern Mexico by WRKSHP was designed with a limited palette of materials that allow natural light to define the spacious interiors. Fuego Nuevo chapel was completed earlier this year, after the firm was commissioned directly by the congregation of El Uro, on the outskirts of Monterrey. The area

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Broadway Malyan completes glazed woodland retreat in the Cotswolds

October 12, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
Night view of House in The Lakes by Yoo, by Broadway Malyan

The buildings of Mies van der Rohe inspired this glass-fronted house in Gloucestershire, England, designed by British architecture firm Broadway Malyan. Yoo Forest House is located within The Lakes by Yoo, a 263-hectare estate of luxury homes in the Cotswolds created through an ongoing venture by property entrepreneur John Hitchcox and designer Philippe Starck. The clients

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Plant-covered mesh panels surround preschool in Vietnam by HGAA

October 10, 2021 Jon Astbury 0

Screens of metal mesh allow plants to climb up the walls of this steel-framed school in Ha Long City by Vietnamese studio HGAA, which has been shortlisted in the civic building category of Dezeen Awards 2021. Called My Montessori Garden, the preschool is designed to support the Montessori education system, which encourages children to develop

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AGi Architects arranges Dubai Expo Opportunity Pavilion around covered plaza

October 8, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Opportunity Pavilion

Spanish-Kuwaiti studio AGi Architects has created a pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai that is built around a covered plaza that acts as a place where people can gather. Named Mission Possible, the pavilion anchors the Opportunity District – one of the expo’s three main districts alongside Mobility and Sustainability. A wide and shallow staircase leads visitors from

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Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Abu Dhabi announces 2025 opening date

October 8, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
Render of Guggenheim Abu Dhabi by Frank Gehry

The long-awaited Guggenheim museum in Abu Dhabi by architect Frank Gehry is set to open in 2025, nearly 20 years after plans were unveiled and 14 years after construction began. Guggenheim Abu Dhabi is currently being constructed on Saadiyat Island – a cultural district under development off the coast of the UAE capital. At 42,000-square-metres,

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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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Demolition of Tadao Ando-designed wall in Manchester begins

November 18, 2020 Cajsa Carlson 0
Tadao Ando's wall in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

Demolition has begun on a wall in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, which forms part of Japanese architect Tadao Ando’s only building in the UK. Removal of the six-metre-long concrete wall, which locals have dubbed the Berlin Wall, began on 16 November and is expected to be completed this week. The freestanding wall was built as part

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