Architects who don’t pay interns “shouldn’t be given prestigious commissions” says designer who revealed Ishigami internships

Serpentine Pavilion 2019 by Junya Ishigami


Architects who rely on free labour should be banned from high-profile projects like the Serpentine Pavilion says designer Adam Nathaniel Furman, who first revealed unpaid internships at this year’s pavilion architect Junya Ishigami. Read more


With four days before early discount ends, Virgil Abloh and Sou Fujimoto are named among judges for Dezeen Awards 2019


With Dezeen Awards early entry discount ending this Friday we’re announcing our final judges with fashion designer Virgil Abloh, architect Sou Fujimoto, artist Lucy McRae and SO-IL co-founder Jing Liu joining our panel of 75 leading figures from architecture and design. Read more


A Crown Heights Brownstone in Brooklyn by BFDO Architects

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                                <a href="http://barkerfreeman.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">BFDO Architects</a> reimagined this <a href="http://barkerfreeman.com/portfolio/crown-heights-brownstone/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Crown Heights brownstone</a> in Brooklyn by seamlessly merging new details with the original woodwork to result in a charming yet modern residence. High-end custom pieces reside alongside budget-friendly elements making the contemporary interior feel welcoming and livable.

IKEA cabinets were upgraded with site-fabricated white and gray painted doors for a bold, graphic look.

The dining table is situated in front of a sky blue wall which fronts the powder room behind it.

The powder room features Calico Wallpaper’s bold Night pattern which completely transforms the tiny space.

The same IKEA cabinets are used in the living room with walnut cabinetry mixed throughout for a custom, built-in feel.

The original leaded glass doors were repurposed and hung on new cabinets on either side of the fireplace.

The original stairs remain with a more opened up second floor cutout to let more natural light through from the skylight

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Studio Fuksas to build “largest conference centre in the Middle East”

International Congress Centre Jerusalem ICC by Studio Fuksas for Israel


Studio Fuksas has revealed visuals of the International Congress Center Jerusalem, which will form the heart of a mixed-use complex in Giv’at Ram, Israel. Read more


Modern Penthouse in Krakow Displays Intriguing Contrasts

The creative team at Blackhouse designed and completed Penthouse PK43, a modern penthouse located in Krakow, Poland. Although the design scheme features industrial references, this contemporary space does not lack warmth and comfort.

According to the designers, they warmed up the raw spaces with oiled wood and natural materials such as leather and felt. These also mark the boundaries between the functional areas of the modern penthouse. Surfaces of concrete oppose the smooth white plaster walls, creating an eye-catching visual contrast.

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As you step inside this modern penthouse, you see an impressive open plan living room and kitchen. While combined, the spaces remain visually divided. Floor to ceiling windows allow natural light to enter the apartment and highlight its design contrasts. Industrial references are visible, yet minimized by the variety of textures.

The master bedroom is a true oasis, with wood covering the walls, floor and ceiling. Long curtains

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“I didn’t know I was going to be an architect” says Frida Escobedo

Frida Escobedo Interview


In the first of a series of short movies about Frida Escobedo, the Mexican architect describes how she fell into the profession and why she’s never worked for anybody else. Read more


Peter Barber Architects reinterprets Victorian back-to-back housing in London

Board-marked concrete box protrudes from Felipe Gonzalez Arzac’s Casa Rex in Argentina

Rex House by Felipe Gonzalez Arzac


The cantilevered concrete that tops his minimal home in La Plata, Argentina, was designed by architect Felipe Gonzalez Arzac to look as if it is “suspended in the air”. Read more


Huge sliding door reveals courtyard at House in Sonobe by Tato Architects

House in Sonobe by Tato Architects


Japanese studio Tato Architects has built a house in the town of Sonobe, Japan, with a sunroom that can be opened up to the garden by sliding open a huge corrugated polycarbonate wall. Read more


Discover striking architectural illustrations on our new Pinterest board


Our new Pinterest board showcases the varied medium of architectural illustration, including Zaha Hadid’s abstract paintings and Tishk Barzanji’s psychedelic domestic scenesFollow Dezeen on Pinterest ›


London’s first 3D zebra crossing encourages drivers to slow down

3D zebra crossing in Westminister, London


The first 3D zebra crossing in the UK has been painted on a road in north-west London in an effort to improve road safety in the area.  Read more


Markzeff channels desert modernism at Mountain Shadows resort

Mountain Shadows by MARKZEFF


New York City designer Mark Zeff has looked to 1960s desert-modern trends for the interiors of the rebuilt Mountain Shadows resort in Arizona. Read more


Atelier Oslo wraps House on an Island in gridded timber facade

House on an Island by Atelier Oslo


A prefabricated timber facade envelops the concrete split-level interiors of this cabin, which Atelier Oslo has slotted onto an outcrop in Skåtøy, Norway. Read more


Luigi Rosselli Has Given This 1960s House A Fresh Update

Architect Luigi Rosselli has given a fresh and contemporary update to a home in Bellevue Hill, Australia, that was originally designed in classic modernist style by the architect George Reeves in 1963. #ModernHouse #ModernArchitecture

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FLEXSE: A Modern Take on a Traditional Scandinavian Grillhouse

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                                <a href="http://salab.org/flexse-eng"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">FLEXSE</a> is designed as a contemporary example of a traditional Scandinavian grillhouse, a small backyard building outfitted with grill tables and/or chimneys that can be enjoyed during colder months. The house, designed by <a href="http://salab.org/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">SA lab</a>, gives anyone needing some alone time or someone cooking a cozy spot to relax when the temperatures are dipping. During the summer, the doors can be opened up and one can enjoy the front terrace.

The oval design of FLEXSE keeps the footprint to a minimum while maximizing usable indoor space. This first prototype was designed as a BBQ hut, but the module can be used in a bunch of different ways, including as a guest house, office, sauna, or tiny house. Both the interior and exterior can be customized to suit each client’s needs.

FLEXSE is easily assembled onsite with parts made from 100% recyclable materials. It can be placed on various types of

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White Arkitekter proposes building ribbon of housing around London estates

Narrow House by White Arkitekten


White Arkitekter has designed a hedge-like band of housing that could be built around existing London estates, to add homes without the need for demolition, in the latest instalment of our Dezeen x MINI Living series. Read more


Residence Le Nid by Anne Carrier overlooks Quebec’s Saint Lawrence River

Residence Le Nid by Anne Carrier


Quebec studio Anne Carrier Architecture has designed a dwelling comprising a collection of rectangular volumes, which offer a balance of privacy and views in a scenic setting. Read more


Friday Five with Melissa Hanley of Blitz

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/friday-five-with-melissa-hanley-of-blitz/f5-blitz_melissa-hanley-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/03/F5-Blitz_Melissa-Hanley-0-810x540.jpg" alt="Friday Five with Melissa Hanley of Blitz" /></a>
                                <em>Melissa Hanley, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP, is co-founder, principal, and CEO of <a href="https://studioblitz.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Blitz</a>, a California architecture and interiors studio paving the way for high-performance, human-centered commercial spaces. She heads up the design teams, manages operations, brand strategy, and project delivery, all while acting as the managing principal of their San Francisco office. Hanley brings her workplace expertise to innovative companies, like Microsoft, Google, Comcast, Dropbox, Spotify, UC Berkeley, Soundcloud, Fitbit, and many more, making sure each project meets the needs of the clients while also being a beautiful place to work in every day. She grew up as the child of a contractor and fine woodworker, which left a lasting imprint on her design style where exploration and experimentation often lead to creative design solutions. The California native earned a Bachelor of Arts in architecture with a minor in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley, <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="size-large wp-image-369544" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/03/F5-Blitz_Melissa-Hanley-01_Muji-Pens-810x540.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="540" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/03/F5-Blitz_Melissa-Hanley-01_Muji-Pens-810x540.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/03/F5-Blitz_Melissa-Hanley-01_Muji-Pens-800x533.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/03/F5-Blitz_Melissa-Hanley-01_Muji-Pens-768x512.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/03/F5-Blitz_Melissa-Hanley-01_Muji-Pens-500x333.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/03/F5-Blitz_Melissa-Hanley-01_Muji-Pens.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>

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Friday Five with Melissa Hanley of Blitz

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/friday-five-with-melissa-hanley-of-blitz/f5-blitz_melissa-hanley-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/03/F5-Blitz_Melissa-Hanley-0-810x540.jpg" alt="Friday Five with Melissa Hanley of Blitz" /></a>
                                <em>Melissa Hanley, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP, is co-founder, principal, and CEO of <a href="https://studioblitz.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Blitz</a>, a California architecture and interiors studio paving the way for high-performance, human-centered commercial spaces. She heads up the design teams, manages operations, brand strategy, and project delivery, all while acting as the managing principal of their San Francisco office. Hanley brings her workplace expertise to innovative companies, like Microsoft, Google, Comcast, Dropbox, Spotify, UC Berkeley, Soundcloud, Fitbit, and many more, making sure each project meets the needs of the clients while also being a beautiful place to work in every day. She grew up as the child of a contractor and fine woodworker, which left a lasting imprint on her design style where exploration and experimentation often lead to creative design solutions. The California native earned a Bachelor of Arts in architecture with a minor in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley, <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="size-large wp-image-369544" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/03/F5-Blitz_Melissa-Hanley-01_Muji-Pens-810x540.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="540" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/03/F5-Blitz_Melissa-Hanley-01_Muji-Pens-810x540.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/03/F5-Blitz_Melissa-Hanley-01_Muji-Pens-800x533.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/03/F5-Blitz_Melissa-Hanley-01_Muji-Pens-768x512.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/03/F5-Blitz_Melissa-Hanley-01_Muji-Pens-500x333.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/03/F5-Blitz_Melissa-Hanley-01_Muji-Pens.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>

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Friday Five with Melissa Hanley of Blitz

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/friday-five-with-melissa-hanley-of-blitz/f5-blitz_melissa-hanley-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/03/F5-Blitz_Melissa-Hanley-0-810x540.jpg" alt="Friday Five with Melissa Hanley of Blitz" /></a>
                                <em>Melissa Hanley, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP, is co-founder, principal, and CEO of <a href="https://studioblitz.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Blitz</a>, a California architecture and interiors studio paving the way for high-performance, human-centered commercial spaces. She heads up the design teams, manages operations, brand strategy, and project delivery, all while acting as the managing principal of their San Francisco office. Hanley brings her workplace expertise to innovative companies, like Microsoft, Google, Comcast, Dropbox, Spotify, UC Berkeley, Soundcloud, Fitbit, and many more, making sure each project meets the needs of the clients while also being a beautiful place to work in every day. She grew up as the child of a contractor and fine woodworker, which left a lasting imprint on her design style where exploration and experimentation often lead to creative design solutions. The California native earned a Bachelor of Arts in architecture with a minor in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley, <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="size-large wp-image-369544" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/03/F5-Blitz_Melissa-Hanley-01_Muji-Pens-810x540.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="540" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/03/F5-Blitz_Melissa-Hanley-01_Muji-Pens-810x540.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/03/F5-Blitz_Melissa-Hanley-01_Muji-Pens-800x533.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/03/F5-Blitz_Melissa-Hanley-01_Muji-Pens-768x512.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/03/F5-Blitz_Melissa-Hanley-01_Muji-Pens-500x333.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/03/F5-Blitz_Melissa-Hanley-01_Muji-Pens.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>

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