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10 of the best fashion boutiques from Dezeen's Pinterest boards

To celebrate a fashion concept store winning World Interior of the Year at Inside 2016, we've highlighted the ten examples from clothing boutiques …

Bottega Veneta

Mirrors reflect arched openings and steps inside wooden auditorium by Penda

Penda has set this auditorium for a Beijing art museum inside a wooden box, which features arched openings, and mirrors that reflect endless …

Conrad Shawcross forays into architecture with faceted tower that "defies definition"

British artist Conrad Shawcross has installed a 49-metre-high structure around the soon-to-be built chimneys of an energy centre on Greenwich …

Llewellyn House / studioplusthree

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Working in the context of the renewal of a derelict urban heritage property, the approach to this …

Jordanbad Sauna Village / Jeschke Architektur&Planung

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The former outdoor sauna huts of Jordanbad in Biberach, Germany, were supposed to be replaced by a new, …

Architecture

Brainstorming Is Dumb

Studies show it produces fewer good ideas than when people think on their own. Thankfully, there’s a better way to work in groups.<p>If you work in an office, your boss has probably forced you into a brainstorming session or two (or 12). Brainstorming, after all, is supposedly a killer way to come up …

Traditional Indian Architecture Meets Contemporary Office Space in This Naturally-Lit Design by Studio Symbiosis

Studio Symbiosis Architects is amidst the construction process for <i>Punjab Kesari Headquarters</i>, an 18,000 square meter office space in Delhi NCR, India.<p>…

Redefining (and Redesigning) the Way WeWork Works - Metropolis

Drawing on feedback from its coworking locations around the world, WeWork is constantly refining the best practices for collaborative …

UX Design

Ikea’s Quest To Think Like A Software Company

Ikea’s new collaboration with top British designer Tom Dixon reveals how the company is embracing open-source thinking.<p>Every year, Ikea introduces around 2,500 new products to customers around the world. Working under the umbrella philosophy “Democratic Design,” the company evaluates every single …

Dorell Ghotmeh Tane's Estonian National Museum occupies site of former Soviet airbase

Paris architecture office Dorell Ghotmeh Tane has created a new home for the Estonian National Museum – a 355-metre-long sloping glass building that …

Will Virtual Reality Change Your Life?

How a teenager created Oculus Rift in his parents' SoCal garage, sold it for $2 billion and may have launched a digital revolution<p>For decades, …

Narrow Vertical Home Maximizes Light and Space in Vietnam

<b>KIENTRUC O</b> completed the design and development of <b>House 304</b>, an ingenious vertical home located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The front facade is …

Rem Koolhaas: “There’s Been Very Little Rethinking Of What Cities Can Be”

The Pritzker Prize-winning architect dishes on cities, what architecture and film have in common, and the idiocy of design competitions.<p><b>Gary Hustwit: Why is the design of so many cities so bad?</b> <b><br>Rem Koolhaas:</b> Very few cities these days are really designed, and that may be partly the problem, the …

New Robot-Fabricated Building Material Is 100 Times Lighter Than Brick

The Elytra Filament Pavilion is made from a glass and carbon fiber filament that mimics the shell of beetle wings, and no two elements are the same.<p>This week, the Victoria & Albert museum in London unveiled the robot-fabricated Elytra Filament Pavilion to open the museum’s first ever Engineering …

Robotically fabricated pavilion by University of Stuttgart students is based on sea-urchin shells

Researchers and students from the University of Stuttgart employed robots to mould and stitch together this laminated plywood pavilion, which is …

Meet the Woman Who Was Ian Schrager's Design Guru For 30 Years

For almost three decades, architect Anda Andrei was best known as Ian Schrager’s design whisperer, shaping the aesthetic of the hotelier’s …

Houses made from cardboard? Really? It's true, and these people are making them

Would you believe us if we told you that this little home, named the <i>Wikkelhouse</i>, was actually made out of cardboard? That’s exactly what the Dutch …

Sustainability

Jean Nouvel's Cyprus tower has plants bursting through its walls

French studio Ateliers Jean Nouvel has built a tower block in Nicosia, Cyprus, featuring perforated walls and wide balconies that are both bestrewn …

Stories on Design: Outdoor Rooms

In case you thought today’s post is about “styling” your Verandas and Backyard Pergolas with a bit of lattice action, I’m afraid you’re in for a huge …

Architecture

18 Kowloon East / Aedas

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Aedas shared with us their design for a 28-storey mixed-use building which includes housing, offices, …

Kowloon

archatlas: Greenbank Park HYLA Architects A courtyard on two levels sits in the center of this semi-detached house. On the first level, a frangipani tree sits in the middle of a pond, framed by a timber clad box. The double volume living room and the dining room wraps around this courtyard. The second story level of the courtyard lies over the dining area and in front of the master bedroom. The full height glass facade facing the courtyard is screened by interlocking vertical and horizontal timber members. The courtyard offers the house a lot of privacy as well as letting in light into the center of the house. It also acts as a buffer against noise from a major road a distance away. Images and text via HYLA Architects (via archatlas)

Everlong / bandesign

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Everlong which has changeable structure, RC and Wood exists perpetually for living in an urban …

MoDus Architects, GÅnther Wett · Subsidiary Heating Plant. Milland

GÅnther Wett<p>In close proximity to the township's public square and school zone, the project looks to calibrate the heating plant's size …

Modus

Gallery of Anh House / S+Na. – Sanuki + Nishizawa architects - 33

Image 33 of 35 from gallery of Anh House / S+Na. – Sanuki + Nishizawa architects. Floor Plan

Architecture

Green Edge House / ma-style architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> There was the building site on a gently sloping hill.It is land for sale by the lot made by recent land …

Water

Architectural Details: 10 Attractive Barn-Door Hardware Products

From residential settings to hospitality venues and even healthcare facilities, the barn door trend is here to stay and with good reason: “One sliding door can save up to 20 square feet of floor space compared to a typical swing door,” says Tom Gross, owner of Redondo Beach, Calif.-based <b>Specialty</b> …

Furniture

Urban Stories: Naturescape by Kengo Kuma

<b>Milan 2013:</b> bamboo trees sprouted up around a topographical landscape of stone and water at this installation created by Japanese architect Kengo …

Moving? You Can Take This Tiny, Cheap, Smart Apartment With You Wherever You Go

Want to move from San Francisco to Austin? Forget packing and Craigslist. Soon, you’ll open an app and ship your whole place.<p>If you need to move to a new city, this tiny apartment is designed to come with you. What’s even better, it would cost about half the rent of space at market rate, even if …

San Francisco

Open-plan house in Japan by MAMM Design features mezzanine "street"

MAMM Design has completed a two-storey residence in Kai, Japan, featuring a long mezzanine described as a street where the family can come together …