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This California Guesthouse Is More Impressive Than Many Actual Houses

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Modernist desert homes by o2 Architecture and Al Beadle complete in Palm Springs

Lance O'Donnell of o2 Architecture has overseen the completion of two dwellings in Palm Springs – a contemporary home he designed, and a never-built …


How one family thrives in the Arctic with a cob house inside a solar geodesic dome

Life inside the Arctic Circle is by no means easy, unless you’re a Hjertefølger. We first heard about Benjamin and Ingrid Hjertefølger four years ago …


Go way, way off grid at this amazing tiny house Airbnb in Oaxaca

Located near Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Tiny Casa is an ultra tiny Airbnb cabin perfect for those looking for a completely off-grid getaway. Inspired …


Mcleod Bovell nestles West Vancouver home into steep site overlooking the sea

This waterfront dwelling that hugs a rocky hillside, by Canadian firm Mcleod Bovell Modern Houses, is designed to make the most of its sea views.<p>The …


10 architecture studios reveal the stories behind their bizarre names

Naming your studio after the directors' surnames is <i>so</i> last century. Today's architects go under weird and wonderful monikers such as Design, Bitches, …

Swimming Pool

Gus Wüstemann arranges nine apartments around rugged stone wall in Zurich

Swiss architect Gus Wüstemann has subdivided a 19th-century building in Zurich into nine flats with concrete and chipboard finishes that complement …


Architect tops Japanese community center with a series of striking wooden roofs

Hiroshima-based architect Hiroshi Sambuichi has covered a cultural center in the small Japanese island of Naoshima with a series of strikingly …


A Tranquil Getaway Home in China

• 1 |<br>• Designer: FM. X Interior Design<br>• Photographer: WU Yong Chang<p>The simple wood stepped staircase overlooks the stone-walled dining and living areas …

Interior Design

Unique asymmetrical home in the Netherlands takes a novel approach to sustainability

Dutch firm Global Architects completed a dream modern villa that breaks from the traditional gabled architecture of the Netherlands. Shaped like a …


16 Modern Spiral Staircases Found In Homes Around The World

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California country home by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop features an outdoor living room

This solar-powered retreat in Northern California's Sonoma wine region was designed by US firm Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects to include …


This Modern Wood House Was Designed For A Family To Live Beside A Lake In Minnesota

Photography by Paul Crosby Photography<p>Designed for a family that lives an active and connected lifestyle, ALTUS Architecture completed this lakeside …


Cutler Anderson Architects tucks Canadian home between rocky outcrops

The site for this residence in the Canadian Rocky Mountains was chosen by Cutler Anderson Architects for its craggy topography, which the designers …


This week, Pritzker Prize announced a surprise winner for 2017

This week on Dezeen, little-known Catalan firm RCR Arquitectes won this Pritzker Prize 2017 and we rounded up the firm's key projects.<p>Rafael Aranda, …

Fuck Yeah Brutalism

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson adds ski-in, ski-out homes to California mountain resort

A set of piste-side residences by US firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson step down a portion of the Northstar mountain resort in California, allowing …

Dezeen's latest Pinterest board showcases the best Californian architecture and design

Both the Modernism Week celebration of mid-century modern buildings and the opening of the inaugural Desert X art festival recently took place in …


Seascape cottage is a self-sustaining getaway made from locally-sourced materials

Annandale Seascape Cottage, designed by New Zealand-based architectural firm Pattersons, is a gorgeous retreat set into a rock escarpment in a tiny …


Fuck Yeah Brutalism

These 13 Sophisticated Modern Wood Door Designs Add A Warm Welcome

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Nelson Garrido showcases buildings left empty after financial crisis hit Portugal

These images by Portuguese photographer Nelson Garrido reveal buildings left deserted in the aftermath of the last financial crisis.<p>Garrido first …


Marc Goodwin photographs 12 architecture studios in Beijing

Photographer Marc Goodwin visited 12 architecture studios in Beijing to create this photoset, which offers a glimpse inside the workplaces of MAD, …


Daniel Libeskind completes larch-clad cosmology centre for Durham University

Daniel Libeskind has revealed his latest project – an £11.5-million centre for cosmology and astronomy researchers at Durham University in …


IKEA switches to furniture that snaps together in minutes without requiring tools

The fiddly ritual of assembling IKEA furniture is set to become a thing of the past as the furniture giant introduces products that snap together …


8 Landscaping Ideas For Backyard Ponds And Water Gardens

Ponds and small water features can be added or built into your backyard to create a more relaxing space and to help keep your yard cool during the …


Omar Gandhi Architect perches glass-walled cabin on rocky cliff in Nova Scotia

Canadian studio Omar Gandhi Architect has created a remote vacation home in Nova Scotia for an urban couple, with floor-to-ceiling windows that …


Steyn Studio's chapel frames dramatic views of South African countryside below its sinuous roof

A bright white canopy undulates above the glazed walls of this chapel outside Cape Town, framing views right through it to scenic mountains, …


Threefold Architects updates London mews house with monochrome interiors and rustic details

Threefold Architects has renovated a mews property in London's exclusive Primrose Hill area, pairing stark white walls with blackened metalwork, …


Using architecture to combat air pollution

Mar 7, '17 1:11 PM EST<p><i>Birds fly in and out of the eight-storey "Green Office Building" in Shenzhen, China, because a third of its walls are</i> …

Air Pollution