This week on Dezeen, we announced the winners of the Dezeen Awards in a series of online shows presented by BBC radio presented Lionheart.
On Monday, The Red Roof by TAA Design was named architecture project of the year, while an affordable device for detecting HIV by London-based designer Hans Ramzan won design project of the year on Tuesday.
We also revealed the studios of the year, with Alison Brooks Architects and Gad Line+ Studio named architecture and emerging architecture studios of the year.
In the interiors category, Esrawe Studio was named studio of the year and Formafatal won the title of emerging interior designer of the year. Formafantasma took home the title of design studio of the year, while material designer Shahar Livne was named emerging designer of the year.
Zaha Hadid Architects principal Patrik Schumacher was in the news this week as a judge ruled against the architect in the long-running legal battle over who has final control of the architecture studio.
In an interview with Dezeen, Architects Declare described a talk by given by Schumacher on climate change as “absurd” and “completely at odds with the aims of Architects Declare”. In response, the network said it would tighten its rules, which may lead to some studios leaving the group.
The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact design fairs set to happen in 2021. Organisers of Milan’s Salone del Mobile – the world’s most significant furniture show – confirmed that next year’s event will be delayed until September 2021.
Meanwhile, the organisers of IMM Cologne made the “painful” decision to cancel its 2021 furniture show, which was set to take place in January.
In design news, French illustrator Malika Favre created the Kama Sutra A-Z coffee table book, which contains naked bodies entwined together to form the letters of the alphabet.
“I wanted to show how relevant and timeless erotic poetry is as a whole and bring different voices into it,” Favre told Dezeen. “I wanted the final selection to be a mix of eras, genders, sexual orientations and tones.”
Popular projects on Dezeen this week include the renovation of a flat in London’s Golden Lane Estate, a shoppable guesthouse in southern Sweden and a coffee shop in Shanghai’s Xuhui district.