Winners for Dezeen Awards 2020 will be announced in a series of three virtual shows held each day from 23 to 25 November. The shows, which will be streamed on Dezeen, will be hosted by BBC Radio London presenter, award-winning poet and spoken word performer LionHeart. Architecture winners will be revealed on 23 November, interiors
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Elevating Voices in Sudan
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Yucatán, Oaxaca and Mexico City are some of the places that the founder of studio A-nrd visited in preparation of designing the interiors of Kol, a restaurant in central London. Kol is situated in the capital's Marylebone neighbourhood. It's headed up by notable chef Santiago Lastra, who has designed the menu of the two-storey restaurant
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Kigali, Rwanda 28 October 2020 (ECA) - Many policymakers and businesses have been calling a green recovery and a “Build Back Better” strategy in the post-covid-19 era to limit the impact of future pandemics and crises such as climate change.
Experts stress that moving our economies towards a bio-based economy offers opportunities for countries to rebuild their economies in an environmentally and socially inclusive manner.
Dezeen Showroom: the Rammed Earth Finishes range of clay plaster by UK brand Clayworks is designed to create monolithic and earthy wall finishes. As its name suggests, the surface collection is designed by Clayworks to resemble rammed earth – a sustainable and ancient building technique that relies on natural materials. It is intended for use on
Or when will the time be right for queer people who face police brutality like everyone else, to see their struggles echoed? This video by Amara is so sad that I’m unable to get through it. Maybe this is because I have become used to seeing fearlessness and joy on her face in her videos these past few weeks. There was still the guardedness and fatigue characteristic of queer Nigerians in her – the this-shit-is-so-hard-but-I-have-to-keep-fighting feeling we all try hard to hide – but she always had joy. Not this time. Even in the thumbnail of the video, you see […]
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Set on the summit of the Hochjochferner glacier in the Italian Alps, the latest artwork by artist Olafur Eliasson invites visitors to see manmade climate change from wider "planetary and glacial perspectives". The installation is designed to resemble an outsized, walk-in version of an armillary sphere – a model of the universe dating back to
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Dezeen Showroom: Clayworks has created a range of Smooth Finishes clay plasters that are made entirely from natural materials and offer seamless, earthy surface finishes. UK brand Clayworks developed the Smooth Finishes series for use on internal walls and ceilings as a sustainable alternative to gypsum plasters and paints. The plasters are made from a blend
This video shows the building of a rammed-earth community centre in Bangladesh designed by German architect Anna Heringer, which recently won the Obel Award. The community centre, which contains a therapy centre for people with disabilities and a women-led textile workshop, was named the second winner of the Obel Award last week. Designed by Heringer the centre
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Architectural designer Caspar Schols has developed the design for a garden shed with moving walls that he built for his parents into a flat-pack cabin for living and for working. Schols drew on the Garden House pavilion he completed before architecture school in 2016 to create two commercially available cabins: the ANNA Stay home and the ANNA Meet workplace.
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In this week's comments update, readers are intrigued by Kris Provoost's latest photography series, Eden of the Orient, and sharing their views on other top stories. Belgian photographer Provoost has taken images of Hong Kong's landscape, which marries together rich greenery and "hyper-dense" housing, creating a striking juxtaposition. Named Eden of the Orient, the series
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Lusaka Zambia, 20 October2020 (ECA) – The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Sub-Regional Office for Southern Africa (SRO-SA) convened an Ad-hoc Expert Group Meeting on the theme: “The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and Trade in Services: Opportunities and Strategies for Southern Africa.” This Ad-hoc Expert Group Meeting (AEGM) was held as a prelude to the 26th Session of the Inter-Governmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts (ICSOE) of Southern Africa.
Lusaka, Zambia, 27 October 2020 (ECA) – The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Office for Southern Africa will organize the 26th Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts (ICSOE) for Southern Africa virtually on the theme “Policies and Strategic Effective Private Sector Led Growth and Job Creation” from October 28 to 29, 2020.
Wooden detailing and black-painted steel fill the lofty interiors of The Gymnasium apartment that Robbert De Goede has built within an old sports hall in the Netherlands. Located near the centre of Amsterdam, the adaptive reuse project was developed by local studio Robbert De Goede as an unconventional yet homely dwelling for a family of
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