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Five of the most weird and wonderful design collaborations of 2020

December 24, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
Frank Gehry x Hennessy

David Adjaye and Aston Martin, BIG and NASA, and Frank Gehry and Hennessy were some of the unexpected duos that collaborated on design projects in 2020 – which we’ve rounded up as part of our review of the year. Frank Gehry x Hennessy Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry and Hennessy released a crinkled gold bottle

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I started my fashion brand to do architecture says Virgil Abloh

December 22, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
Virgil Abloh portrait

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh doesn’t “believe in disciplines” and instead thinks architecture should be used to explore many things. In this interview, he explains how his architectural training helped create his brand Off-White. Abloh told Dezeen that after receiving a master’s degree in architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology, he chose to build a

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Small La Invernada house glows in Chilean forest at night

December 17, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
La Invernada by GAAA

This house by Chilean studio Guillermo Acuña Arquitectos Asociados has mesh and polycarbonate walls to reflect the shadows of trees in daytime and light up at night. Guillermo Acuña Arquitectos Asociados designed the 54-square-metre house to blend into its location in an area of Curicó, Chile, with a forest on one side and a river

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Splayed shipping container house in Joshua Tree on sale for $3.5 million

December 17, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
Joshua Tree Residence by Whitaker Studio

London designer James Whitaker’s internet hit, a starburst-shaped shipping container house for Joshua Tree, California, has gone on sale for $3.5 million before construction starts next year. Named 0 Wagon Wheel Road after its location one mile from the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, the unbuilt property is listed on a number of real

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Dezeen’s top 10 US architecture projects of 2020

December 13, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
National Museum of the United States Army by SOM

We’re continuing our review of the year with the top 10 US architecture projects of 2020. They include David Adjaye’s pink-concrete store,  SOM’s museum for the United States Army and MAD’s first project in America. National Museum of the United States Army, Virginia by SOM The National Museum of the United States Army is a

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Library of law books wraps staircase in Mexico City office designed by Esrawe Studio

December 12, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0

Mexico’s Esrawe Studio has designed offices for a law firm in Mexico City with walls of books as a centrepiece. Esrawe Studio – which was named Dezeen Awards 2020 interior design studio of the year – completed the headquarters for a firm called Corporate C. The office is composed of two wings that form a

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Philip Johnson’s first building renamed amid protest over architect’s “white supremacist views”

December 10, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
9 Ash Street by Philip Johnson

US architecture and design school Harvard GSD has removed Philip Johnson’s name from a house he built while studying at the institution in response to a campaign calling for a rethink of the Nazi-supporting late architect’s legacy. Harvard Graduate School of Design announced this week it has renamed the house Johnson designed and built in the 1940s

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Dezeen’s top eight Chilean houses of 2020

December 10, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0

Some of the year’s most varied houses, including homes with undulating concrete roofs, bright yellow windbreakers and wonky skylights, were in Chile. US editor Eleanor Gibson’s selects of the best Chilean houses to continue our review of 2020. House in Los Vilos by Office of Ryue Nishizawa Tokyo firm Office of Ryue Nishizawa created this home

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Ibizan architecture influences white walls of Casa Elisa in Argentina

December 2, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
Casa Elisa by Grupo Boreal

Architecture studio Grupo Boreal has completed a house in Argentinian mountains with Mediterranean-style white walls and red-brick steps up to a roof terrace. Grupo Boreal designed Casa Elisa in the mountainous area of San Clemente, which is southwest of Córdoba, with a completely bright white exterior. “The markedly Mediterranean style was inspired by Ibizan architecture,

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Peruvian mountains surround geometric and red Casa Huayoccari by Barclay & Crousse

December 1, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0

Lima studio Barclay & Crousse has completed this house with reddish stone and concrete walls, and dramatically slanted roofs to echo mountains. Casa Huayoccari is located in the valley of Urubamba, a mountainous setting considered sacred by the Incas. The house appears to be enclosed by the Pitusiray mountain range, which provided the cues to

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