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IDEA is an ironic "design supermarket" based on IKEA products

Niklas Jacob has worked with 17 other designers to produce a series of satirical flat-packed products in the style of IKEA furniture, for Milan …

Furniture

Alain Carle Architecte completes minimalist home in Ontario

Board-formed concrete and black metal cladding characterise this house in rural Ontario by Alain Carle Architecte, which was designed to complement …

Living Rooms

Alonso & Crippa renovates compact urban dwelling in Buenos Aires

New apertures and an all-white stairwell are among the modifications made by Argentine studio Alonso & Crippa to a two-storey, century-old brick …

Buenos Aires

Atelier Tao+C inserts lightwell to brighten interiors of traditional Shanghai lane house

Beijing practice Atelier Tao+C has inserted a narrow light shaft into the centre of this 1930s home in Shanghai to illuminate its light-starved rooms.<p>…

Architecture

Cecilie Manz hacks IKEA kitchen using steel and warm-toned wood

Cecilie Manz positioned pine slabs at 45-degree angles to match the cut-out door handles of this IKEA kitchen, customised for Danish brand …

Furniture

Peter Pichler builds pyramidal pavilion using 1,600 wooden beams

Over 1,600 wooden beams are stacked on top of another to form this intricate pavilion, designed by Italian architect Peter Pichler.<p>The temporary …

Design

Kaplan Thompson Architects completes angular extension to rural Maine residence

The contemporary extension that Kaplan Thompson Architects has added to a traditional home in Maine is linked to the original structure by a bright …

Architecture

Bold patterns, mirrors and secret doors trick visitors to maze installation in New York

Sixties-style graphics, mirrored hallways and hysterical laughter are intended to confuse those navigating their way through this labyrinthine …

New York City

Ontario holiday home by Scott Posno takes cues from indigenous architecture

Iroquois longhouses influenced the creation of a country home by Canadian firm Scott Posno Design, which consists of a slender bar wrapped in cedar …

Architecture

Mork-Ulnes Architects completes timber-clad house with "pinwheel plan" in a Norwegian forest

This compact house overlooking a lake to the north of Oslo features four intersecting pitched-roof volumes, which radiate out towards the landscape …

San Francisco

Matthew McCormick's Mila lights are "a study of reductionism"

Canadian designer Matthew McCormick will present a collection of pendant lamps that feature pearl-like glass spheres balanced inside of oval metal …

Furniture

The LADG envisions concrete pavilion for Coachella festival-goers

Undulating "concrete blankets" form a series of mountain-like structures in this conceptual pavilion designed by The Los Angeles Design Group for the …

Architecture

Pedevilla Architects lines cookery school with perforated timber panels

Wooden surfaces perforated with a pattern of intersecting circles decorate this cookery school and showroom at a spa in South Tyrol.<p>Local studio …

Architecture

Bouroullecs create range of painterly glass objects for Wonderglass

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have worked alongside master glassmakers in Italy to create a collection of handmade objects, which they liken to …

Design

Dark wood contrasts pale marble at renovated Brazilian apartment

Architecture studio Belotto Scopel Tanaka has used sliding wooden doors, white marble and grey furnishings to transform this apartment in Curitiba, …

Interior Design

Timber and concrete summer house faces scenic Icelandic landscape

This holiday home on the south coast of Iceland features a sheltered central courtyard lined by a pair of timber volumes and a terrace with a …

Framing

Ini Archibong's debut collection for Sé explores delicacy and strength

Sculptural chairs and tables that combine chubby and slender forms feature in Ini Archibong's first furniture collection for London-based brand …

Furniture

Monochrome exhibition in Brooklyn comprises seven single-coloured rooms

Every room at this house-like installation in a Brooklyn warehouse is entirely one colour, from a green kitchen with grassy surfaces to a pink …

Teddybears

Studio Goss takes cues from brutalism for Melbourne clothing store

Coarse concrete walls and blocky forms echo the appearance of brutalist architecture in this Melbourne store designed by Studio Goss for the fashion …

Architecture

Benjamin Hubert designs flexible shelving made from Kvadrat's recycled textile material

Benjamin Hubert's design studio Layer has teamed up with Kvadrat's recycled textile brand Really to create a flexible shelving system that doubles as …

Furniture

SCAU to design stadium for Africa Nations Cup in Ivory Coast

SCAU has won a competition to design a 20,000-seater football stadium in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast, to host matches at the 2021 Africa Nations …

Ivory Coast

Studio Guilherme Torres brings "rock 'n' roll" atmosphere to São Paulo house

Studio Guilherme Torres has transformed a family home in Brazil into a contemporary pad for a DJ and music producer.<p>It took nearly two years to …

Architecture

Flat-pack furniture startup Floyd produces easy-to-assemble items for millennials

Online startup Floyd has designed a suite of flat-pack furniture to be easily taken apart and moved around, intended for young city dwellers and to …

Furniture

OMA to extend historic Jewish temple in LA with skewed pavilion

Architecture firm OMA has revealed the design of its first cultural building in California: a pavilion featuring tilted walls and patterned openings …

Architecture

Pleated aluminium forms chair designed by ÉCAL student Ilseop Yoon

ÉCAL student Ilseop Yoon used a sheet of moulded aluminium to create the pleated seat and backrest of this chair.<p>Yoon, a student on the Master …

Furniture

Yun Architecture refurbishes historic Tribeca townhouse

New York studio Yun Architecture has brought a landmarked federal-style townhouse in Manhattan's Tribeca neighbourhood back to life.<p>The Tribeca …

Architecture

WAW Architects adds concrete extension to social services centre in former orphanage

A concrete and glass block projects out over the entrance of this red brick building in Brussels, which has been converted into offices for social …

Architecture

Spacemakers engages young Londoners in furniture design

London agency Spacemakers has brought together design studio Silo and a group of young people to create a range of public seating.<p>Designed specially …

Furniture

Pivoting doors offer breezes and views at Tamara Wibowo's Indonesian home

Rows of pivoting glass doors can be opened to allow air to flow through living spaces that open onto courtyards, terraces and lush gardens at this …

Architecture

IKEA supports marginalised women in India with handmade homeware collection

Banana-fibre baskets and handwoven textiles feature in IKEA's seventh Innehållsrik collection, made in collaboration with small-scale producers in …

Artisans