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This week, we rounded up the year’s best stories

December 21, 2019 Augusta Pownall 0
Doug Aitken Gstaad mirrored house installation

This week on Dezeen, we rounded up the best architecture, design and interiors posts of the year, taking in the most controversial stories, the best quotes from Dezeen’s many interviews and a slew of interesting interiors. The biggest trends in architecture this year ranged from the serious to the playful. Responses to big topics, such

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Dezeen’s top 10 architecture and design quotes of 2019

December 18, 2019 Augusta Pownall 0
Dezeen's top 10 design and architecture quotes of 2019: &Walsh creative agency by Jesssica Walsh

Dezeen has spoken to a huge number of architects, designers and activists this year. For our review of 2019, deputy editor Augusta Pownall picks 10 quotes that sum up what’s been going on in the architecture and design community. Lena Pripp-Kovac: “We’re looking at a change of our total business” Lena Pripp-Kovac, head of sustainability

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Serpentine Galleries appoints Frieze Los Angeles’s Bettina Korek as CEO

December 10, 2019 Augusta Pownall 0
Bettina Korek Serpentine CEO

American arts administrator Bettina Korek has been appointed CEO of London’s Serpentine Galleries following Yana Peel’s resignation earlier this year. Korek, who is currently executive director of Frieze Los Angeles, will move to the UK capital to take up the position in March 2020. She succeeds Peel, who resigned in June after three years in

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Watch the video of Paola Antonelli’s keynote lecture at Dezeen Day

November 13, 2019 Augusta Pownall 0
Paola Antonelli Dezeen Day video

Our natural world is “fixable, but it will never be the same” said Paola Antonelli at our Dezeen Day conference. Watch Antonelli discuss design’s response to impending extinction in the first movie from the event. Antonelli, MoMA’s senior curator of architecture and design, kicked off Dezeen’s inaugural conference on 30 October with a keynote that

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Watch the video of Paola Antonelli’s keynote lecture at Dezeen Day

November 13, 2019 Augusta Pownall 0
Paola Antonelli Dezeen Day video

Our natural world is “fixable, but it will never be the same” said Paola Antonelli at our Dezeen Day conference. Watch Antonelli discuss design’s response to impending extinction in the first movie from the event. Antonelli, MoMA’s senior curator of architecture and design, kicked off Dezeen’s inaugural conference on 30 October with a keynote that

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Biobasecamp pavilion aims to demonstrate the potential of timber in architecture

November 6, 2019 Augusta Pownall 0
Biobasecamp Marco Vermeulen Dutch Design Week

A timber pavilion called Biobasecamp at Dutch Design Week brought together projects that demonstrate the potential of the “concrete of the future” to fight against climate change. Studio Marco Vermeulen built the wooden pavilion as a covered exhibition-space for a series of displays highlighting how timber can be used in bio-based architecture projects. Called Biobasecamp, the

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Otherworld is an immersive VR arcade with interiors influenced by James Turrell

August 21, 2019 Augusta Pownall 0
Otherworld VR experience Red Deer

Architecture studio Red Deer has completed a virtual reality entertainment space in an east London railway arch with neon interiors that draw on the work of light artist James Turrell. The Otherworld arcade concept is the first of its kind in the UK, and combines 14 virtual-reality immersion rooms, a bar and a poke kitchen serving

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Top 10 architecture and design exhibitions: summer 2019

July 2, 2019 Augusta Pownall 0
Exhibitions guide

We’ve chosen our top 10 summer architecture and design exhibitions from around the world. To find out about industry events taking place in July, August and September, look at our comprehensive month-by-month guide. Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 6AG Until 15 September 2019 Curated by the London museum’s director Deyan Sudjic,

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Universal Design Studio and Map relocate to office that showcases their process

June 27, 2019 Augusta Pownall 0
Universal Design Studio Map Project Office office interior

Architecture and interior design practice Universal Design Studio has completed its own office interior and that of its sister company Map Project Office. The offices for both companies have relocated to the third-floor of a Clerkenwell block where they share an open-plan 1,020 square-metre space. Universal Design Studio and industrial design consultancy Map created the

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Yinka Ilori designs Somerset House exhibition celebrating 50 years of black creativity

June 20, 2019 Augusta Pownall 0
Yinka Ilori Stand Up Get Up Now exhibition Somerset House

Designer Yinka Ilori has used his signature colourful and graphic style to create the exhibition design for Get Up, Stand Up Now, a show celebrating half a century of black creativity in the UK. Ilori’s design sees the neoclassical rooms of Somerset House in London transformed with bold shades, as a backdrop for art, photography,

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