MIT researchers engineer “cyborg” plants for motion-tracking and sending notifications

MIT researchers engineer "cyborg" plants for motion-tracking and sending notifications


The Massachusetts Institute of Technology‘s “cyborg botany” researchers have turned plants into sensors and displays, suggesting we use them as a gentle alternative to electronic screens. Read more


Useless is a digital directory for London’s zero-waste shops

USELESS by Nice and Serious is a digital directory for London's zero-waste shops


Ethical creative agency Nice and Serious has developed an online platform that directs Londoners to their closest zero-waste shops and offers tips on how to reduce your reliance on plastics. Read more


Watch our talk with Liam Young exploring how drones will change cities live from London


Dezeen’s founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs will speak to speculative architect Liam Young about drones, the topic of Dezeen’s short film Elevation, in a talk at the Building Centre in London tonight. Watch live here from 6:30pm UK time. Read more


Sony explores robot-human relationships with Affinity in Autonomy exhibition

Sony explores robot-human relationship with abstracted Affinity in Autonomy installations


Sony has staged an artificial intelligence-themed exhibition, featuring a field of white spheres that move as if they have their own personalities. Read more


Omer Arbel presents experiments with concrete at Particles for the Built World exhibition

Omer Arbel presents experiments with concrete at Particles for the Built World exhibition


Slices taken from a concrete column cast inside a flexible fabric mould form the centrepiece of this exhibition in Vancouver showcasing designer Omer Arbel‘s material experiments. Read more


Omer Arbel presents experiments with concrete at Particles for the Built World exhibition

Omer Arbel presents experiments with concrete at Particles for the Built World exhibition


Slices taken from a concrete column cast inside a flexible fabric mould form the centrepiece of this exhibition in Vancouver showcasing designer Omer Arbel‘s material experiments. Read more


Watch footage of Fredrik Tjærandsen’s balloon fashion that went viral

Balloon fashion collection by CSM graduate Fredrik Tjaerandsen


This captioned movie shows catwalk footage of Central Saint Martins graduate Fredrik Tjærandsen’s colourful bubble outfits, which have become a viral sensation around the world. Read more


Summa designs new visual identity for Spanish postal service Correos

Summa rebrands Spanish postal service retaining distinctive elements


Spanish branding agency Summa has subtly rebranded Correos, the Spanish national postal service, with a simplified logo for the digital age and a new typeface. Read more


Watch our talk on the future of hospitality and travel design live from New York


Dezeen’s Eleanor Gibson will speak to a panel of experts about how hospitality and travel design is changing in a panel discussion hosted with the Radical Innovation Award. Watch the stream live from 5:30pm New York time. Read more


Apple keeps it simple with new “monster” Mac Pro

Apple's new "monster" Mac Pro enables users to do "their life's best work"


Apple has unveiled the new Mac Pro, its most powerful desktop computer to date, contained in a simple aluminium-covered box. Read more


Apples introduces dark mode for iPhone and iPad

Apple iPhone iOS 13 including dark mode


Apple has developed a dark display mode that will be available on the new iPhone and iPad operating systems. Read more


Lianjie Wu designs affordable homes that are deliberately left unfinished

Beyond the Shell by Lianjie Wu


The final instalment of our Dezeen x Mini Living video series features a proposal by Bartlett graduate Lianjie Wu for affordable homes that are left unfinished, for residents to complete themselves. Read more


Lianjie Wu designs affordable homes that are deliberately left unfinished

Beyond the Shell by Lianjie Wu


The final instalment of our Dezeen x Mini Living video series features a proposal by Bartlett graduate Lianjie Wu for affordable homes that are left unfinished, for residents to complete themselves. Read more


EU costs same as Netflix say Rem Koolhaas and Stephan Petermann in pro-EU film

Rem Koolhaas EU video


Architects Rem Koolhaas and Stephan Petermann have produced a film explaining why, at the same price as a Netflix subscription, EU membership offers value for money to UK citizens. Read more


ODA unveils towering Jewish school and community centre in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights

Crown Heights Beth Rivka Girls School by ODA


New York architecture firm ODA has released visuals of a centre for a Jewish community in Brooklyn featuring schools, sports facilities and offices stacked on top of each other. Read more


ODA unveils towering Jewish school and community centre in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights

Crown Heights Beth Rivka Girls School by ODA


New York architecture firm ODA has released visuals of a centre for a Jewish community in Brooklyn featuring schools, sports facilities and offices stacked on top of each other. Read more


Amanyangyun resort by Kerry Hill Architects designed to be “a living museum”


Amanyangyun hotel is designed to celebrate Chinese culture says Tanuj Goenka, director of Kerry Hill Architects, in this movie produced by Dezeen for the AHEAD awards. Read more


Watch a fly-through animation showing Notre-Dame rebuilt with a replica spire and a glass roof

Notre-Dame animation


Miysis Studio has created an animation showing its vision of a rebuilt Notre-Dame that combines a reconstruction of Viollet-le-Duc’s spire with a modern glass roof. Read more


Al Wakrah Stadium built by Zaha Hadid Architects for World Cup in Qatar

Zaha Hadid Architects' Al Wakrah stadium for the Qatar World Cup 2022 opens


Zaha Hadid Architects has completed the Al Wakrah Stadium, a venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and it hosts its inaugural match today. Read more


Yves Béhar designs “world’s first 3D-printed community” for Latin America

3D-printed community by Yves Béhar, New Story and ICON


Designer Yves Béhar has revealed plans to build 3D-printed houses for an impoverished farming community in Latin America. Read more