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Ten key projects by the late architect Balkrishna Doshi

January 24, 2023 James Parkes 0

Following the news that Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi has passed away aged 95, Dezeen has selected 10 key projects by the Pritzker Architecture Prize and RIBA Royal Gold Medal-winner. Doshi, who was born in Pune in 1927, had an architectural career spanning six decades. He began practising as an architect under the iconic architects Le

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Ten interiors that make use of statement carpets

January 22, 2023 James Parkes 0

A bright red carpet covering the interior of an abandoned Mexico City mansion, a sisal carpet stretched over furnishings and a carpeted bathroom are among the floor coverings in our latest lookbook of 10 interiors with bold carpets. Not only can carpets bring more texture and statement colour to an interior setting, but they can also

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Louis Vuitton overhauls stores with Yayoi Kusama polka-dots and life-like animatronics

January 15, 2023 James Parkes 0

Luxury brand Louis Vuitton has transformed its stores across the world for the launch of its anticipated capsule collection with Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama. The launch of the collaboration has seen a number of key stores across the world redecorated with Kusama’s signature polka-dots, life-like animatronics of Kusama painting in the windows of the

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MVRDV reveals plans for “stepped terraces of books” in Wuhan Library

January 10, 2023 James Parkes 0

Dutch architecture studio MVRDV has unveiled designs for a 140,000 square metre library in Wuhan, China, with a sweeping form that takes cues from the topography of its surroundings. Set to become one of China’s biggest libraries and a landmark for the central, Chinese city, the Wuhan Library will be located beside the Baofend Overpass

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Celine recalls “vintage spirit” at Rue Saint-Honoré boutique

January 9, 2023 James Parkes 0

Celine creative director Hedi Slimane channeled “French elegance” when designing the latest Celine boutique in central Paris, which features expanses of brass and marble as well as Slimane-designed furniture. Located on Paris’ Rue Saint-Honoré, known for its luxury shopping, the store sits within a 19th-century Haussmann building and connects to a Celine Haute Parfumerie store

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Sydney’s Powerhouse Ultimo museum set to be housed in “sandstone escarpment”

December 14, 2022 James Parkes 0

Australian studios Architectus, Durbach Block Jaggers, Tyrrell Studio, Youssofzay + Hart, Akira Isogawa, Yerrabingin, Finding Infinity, and Arup have unveiled a redesign to Powerhouse Ultimo in Sydney. The redesign of the contemporary museum will see its exhibition spaces, including standard, immersive, and learning exhibition areas expanded alongside the addition of a public square and creative studios.

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Dezeen’s top 10 restaurant and bar interiors of 2022

December 13, 2022 James Parkes 0

For the latest roundup in Dezeen’s review of 2022, we have selected 10 restaurant and bar interiors published this year, including a coastal cocktail bar in Italy and a space-themed cafe in South Korea. This year’s roundup 0f restaurant and bar interiors also features a European-influenced eatery in a palatial hotel in Salt Lake City,

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Self-Portrait wraps London store in mint-hued Cornish clay and tonal surfaces

December 12, 2022 James Parkes 0

Luxury fashion brand Self-Portrait has opened a store in London with mirrored surfaces and Cornish clay walls that combines “minimalism, materiality and colour.” Located on the corner of Kings Road and Duke of York Square in Chelsea, London, the 200-square-metre store was designed by Self-Portrait founder and creative director Han Chong in collaboration with New

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Safdie Architects completes Quito high-rise with undulating “hillside” facades

December 9, 2022 James Parkes 0

Boston-based architecture studio Safdie Architects has completed a 24-storey residential building in Ecuador that has a snaking profile with staggered apartments and terraces. Located in Quito, Ecuador, the 24-storey high-rise comprises 92 residences, two retail spaces and restaurants. It borders the city’s La Carolina Park and is a short distance from BIG’s recently completed Iqon

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Dezeen’s top 10 cabins of 2022

December 6, 2022 James Parkes 0

In the latest roundup in Dezeen’s review of 2022, we have selected 10 cabins published this year, including structures perched on mountainsides, overlooking lakes and nestled in back gardens. Cabins are a perennial favourite with Dezeen readers. These small structures prove that architectural marvels can come in any size, offering a rare dose of escapism.

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