The World Around architecture summit will this year host a hybrid programme with talks live-streamed from across the world plus an in-person event at New York's Guggenheim Museum. Presented in collaboration with Rotterdam's Het Nieuwe Instituut, the event's third edition will present the most important new projects of the past year with a particular focus on architecture's role in the climate emergency. Last year's event, which was broadcast live on Dezeen, featured speakers including Deborah Berke and David Adjaye, who gave a remote tour of his Winter Park Public Library. Dezeen is media partner with The World Around. Content from the festival will be broadcast here. Watch previous editions of The World Around on Dezeen.
From Dior to Prada café in Harrods, Louboutin Louibar' pop-up at Selfridges, Fendi café pop up in Miami or in Selfridges, some luxury brands have taken the world by storm, providing unforgettable dining experiences through pop-up café trend.
Reading between the curves: the impressive architectural monument by SANAA Architects for the future generation.
If you’ve visited the UAE’s latest attraction or what is also known as the Museum of the Future, then you’ve probably come across the serene Al Waha Zone on its third floor.
It seems that Zaha Hadid Architects did not miss the opportunity to join the metaverse trend; the architecture studio created a “cyber-urban” city named Liberland Metaverse in the metaverse, where holders of cryptocurrency are capable of buying plots of lands and accessing digital buildings through their avatar.
The Chamber Church in Qingdao, China is nothing like your average church. Büro Ziyu Zhuang’s architects have done an outstanding job merging a religious experience with an aesthetic one to construct a unique and distinctive structure.
On Sunday 6th of March, Dior re-opened the brand’s key flagship right in the center of France’s luxurious Avenue Montaigne, following renovations that lasted 30 months.
On February 23rd, Kanye West and Balenciaga’s creative director Demna Gvasalia announced the release of the highly awaited Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga collection.
On February 22nd, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, announced the opening of the Museum of the Future. For the occasion, portraits of him were projected onto the futuristic building followed by the calligraphy by Emirati artist Mattar Bin Lahej.
Anyone looking to explore a new art gallery can now visit DIFC’s Gate Building until June 30 for a unique art experience. The newly-opened area showcases 50 sculptures in addition to multiple paintings created by local as well as international artists as a celebration of the UAE’s Golden Jubilee.
Fendi has left its print on the crypto world and tech accessories have never looked better.
According to the World Health Organization, iron deficiency is a global nutritional disorder that can affect most people, with 30% of them suffering prolonged iron deficiency in the form of anemia, which can often go unnoticed especially for women.
You can’t visit Miami without passing by this diamond-patterned Louis Vuitton store.
Designed by Foster + Partners, the Mobility Pavilion is the star of Dubai Expo’s mobility district. The clover-shaped structure named Alif, refers to the first letter of the Arabic alphabet and to the start of movement, a theme that permeates the edifice.
Rising sea levels won't stop humans from building new cities.
The traditional glass vase takes on anew shape in this Trio collection designed by Ashley Case, who was inspired by the Bauhaus School of Design.
It’s not everyday that an architect receives the opportunity to design a perfume bottle for Louis Vuitton.
Inspired by the shape of a falcon’s wing, Santiago Calatrava has designed a pavilion that reflects the UAE’s pioneering spirit, its national bird, and its local landscape. The ingenious pavilion is located near the center of the site, next to Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill-designed central Al Wasl Plaza. Check our website
Around sixteen years ago, Frank Gehry set a plan to construct the largest Guggenheim out of the four other outposts, even larger than his Guggenheim Bilbao.
‘’The story never ends, I come back and I continue thestory. Even if it’s another story. In my workshop.”
To reflect the spirit of Tuscany, this hotel was built in 1986 with a focus on designs that would not distract guests from the blooming gardens surrounding them.
In collaboration with ZERO, Carlo Ratti Associati has defied the laws of farming by putting in place a plan to build...
What is more mesmerizing than a skyscraper? A skyscraper on a man-made island...
VTN Architects took over Vietnam’s Cam Thanh and created Casamia Community House: a building on the coast with bamboo ceiling and a thatched roof. A local plant Nipa Palms was the inspiration behind the ceiling.
Isla Del Rey iconic buildings have morphed into an art center by Laplace and Piet Oudolf. The center hosts now the Hauser & Wirth gallery. The gallery is situated in the south of Menorca, on a cozy island.
An anonymous artist, Monsby, released his new lamp called Love in Light. It surely doesn’t resemble any lamp you’ve seen before. Love in Light looks like a penis, a 25cm x 15cm penis to be precise, conceived with aluminum, wood and biodegradable plastic.
Rimowa, the luxurious luggage brand, worked with design studio Nuova on their first non-fungible token (NFT). The collection features souvenirs from an airline that goes to space.
Burberry’s newest flagship store opened in London, and it is beautifully designed by Vincenzo De Cotiis. De Cotiis did not only design Sloane Street’s store, he also laid down a unified and updated design for Burberry stores in the world. By next Year, Burberry flagship stores will reflect the architect’s vision.
Klein Dytham architecture (KDa) designed Cartier’s façade in a luxurious area in Shinsaibashi, Osaka, where Cartier neighbours Burberry, Nike and Apple. The façade is a 3D golden wood, lighting up the commercial corner.
Luma Arles arts center commissioned Pritzker Architecture prize-winning architect Frank Gehry to create a stainless steel-clad tower.
Some people need direct sunlight beaming through their window to wake up in the morning. Others are irked by it.
Under the umbrella of space tourism, Space Perspective adopted a flight technology thoroughly tested by NASA that will allow you to take a balloon ride to the stratosphere. So, book your seat for the price of $125,000. The trip takes 6 hours and the spaceship can welcome 8 people who will be fascinated by the 360º view
‘HELIUM-10000’ is an inflatable jacket conceptualized by Andrew Kostman. You can imagine this piece is the first in its genre, as Kostman aimed and succeeded at defying the concepts of fashion and design as we know it.
Shenzen has welcomed a considerable number of gigantic constructions in the past few years. Sou Fujimoto Architects strike again with a tower, and not any tower, one that redefines its function.
A 2.4-acre of the Hudson River are now occupied by a park. British designer Thomas Heatherwick...
One of the highlights of 2021 in the realm of luxurious hotels is the opening of Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle.
Benguerra Island in Mozambique is welcoming the first luxurious resort made with 3D printed elements.
Creating an appliance that keeps your food cold was a milestone in technology and revolutionized modern life. Imagine how different your life would be if you couldn’t elongate the shelf life of your fresh produce.
Japanese designer Tadao Ando restored and redesigned the iconic Paris’ Bourse de Commerce that will finally reopen to the public.
Dis/Connect is a chandelier conceived by Eric Forman, Ben Luzzatto and Dan Gross that stops wireless signals. If you are within the five-foot(1.5-metre) radius under the lighting, you won’t be able to receive calls or connect to your WiFi.
Manolo Blahnik opened his dream shop on the Upper East Side at 717 Madison Avenue in a 1923 Landmark Building.
Diana Kellogg Architects was commissioned by CITTA (anon-profit organization that supports the development of marginalized communities) to build Rajkumari Ratnavati Girls' School in India.
For the 17thLa Biennale di Venezia, the Lebanese Pavilion explores a dark thought of the human consciousness: silence. Hala Warde curates different art forms that undertakes how we coexist, and particularly how we deal with the spaces of silence.
Shenzhenmaritime museum located in China made the top-notch architectural studios compete for one winning design. We’re talking entries from none other than UN Studio, Sou Fujimoto architects, and Kengo Kuma and assoc.
After being Gucci’s creative director for 6 years Alessandro Michele never ceases to amaze us. For Gucci 100 th anniversary, Michele and his friend Demna Gvasalia, Balenciaga creative director, tied the knot, and blew life into a collection.
Linxia, China is the home of DUTS Design’s enormous theater, Linxia Grand Theater. It is based on Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque’s architecture with its 46 meters height and 90 meters in diameter.
After fifteen years of renovation La Samaritaine is finally ready to meet the Parisian public. In 2005 the department store was shut down for safety reasons. The Tokyo-based architectural firm SANAA took on the project of restoring the old department store, plus a new 5-star 72 room hotel, 96 social housing units, offi
Blanco is a design studio that specializes exclusively in sinks and kitchen taps. Their latest launch, Vita Neo, aims to give a new life to your kitchen.
Apple launched its first iMac of the year, and it’s also the first radical redesign since 2012. This series plays on bright colors and thinness.
Zygo, an Israeli artist behind the Clothespin movement, and his team of designers are planning to build the world’s largest art installation, a skyscraper in the towering city of Dubai, based off of his famous concept, the clothespin sculpture.
Ever wished you could try on a shade of lipstick without the hassle of wiping it off? Gucci Beauty has launched Rouge de Beauté Brilliant Snapchat lens to promote their new hybrid lipstick.
Adidas has unveiled a new eco-friendly line of shoes called the Stan Smith Mylo, named after the material mycelium – or the roots of a mushroom –which is a renewable and innovative substance that can be made to look and feel like real leather, but with no animal cruelty or experimentation.
Zaha Hadid Architects is designing a futuristic twin supertall skyscraper which will soar to a height of 400m.
Architecture firm BIG is currently working on a design project for pharmaceutical giants Pfizer, a massive 314-metre-high skyscraper in New York.
The Audi X is an amphibious four-wheeled vehicle that draws inspiration from Tesla Cybertruck, a heavy-duty off-road monster, as well as the ambitious moon rovers.
Nike has recently launched its latest shoe design, a pair of slip-on sneakers that come without laces, named the Nike GO FlyEase.
Foster + Partners have recently unveiled the design for four skyscrapers called Lusail Towers in Qatar.
French fashion house Louis Vuitton is set to venture into hospitality, with the announcement of the opening of its first-ever restaurant at Louis Vuitton’s new Osaka flagship.
Denis Guchev with Studio Precht having noticed the beauty and cultural significance of terraced rice paddy fields, have designed a concept that imagines what living amidst terraces of rice paddy might look like.
The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has unveiled images of its latest development called Coral Bloom.
In a report published by Bloomberg last year, it was said that by 2040, electric cars could overtake fossil fuel-powered automobiles and make up 57% of all car sales worldwide.
Commercial giants NIKE recently released the NIKE Air Vapormax 2020 Flyknit, which has left many stunned by its impressive design and the fact that it is made with at least 50 percent recycled content by weight.
Italian architecture company MoDus as part of its work on the Central Juncture Ring Road Bressasone-Varna in Northern Italy, has given an undulating concrete portals and sculptural chimneys of weathering steel design to a road which tunnels through mountains in South Tyrol.
Incorporating some new modern accessories into the bathroom space can transform it into a room you won’t mind spending time in. The internet is filled with cool things, like artwork, shelving, toiletries, and linens, that will transform any basic bathroom to a much happier place.
Technology is rapidly evolving! The demise of the back button on Google’s latest version of Android smartphone was predicted in February when a software code was leaked. Latest devices are quickly adopting a no-button approach.
Our toothbrush plays a key role in our daily oral well-being, and surely it needs to be clean itself. If you have ever wanted a fast and effective way to disinfect your toothbrush, then the Oclean Bloom Slim is just for you.
Pet owners can relate with how much effort it takes to keep not just the home clean, but also the pet. There is bound to be dirt on the pet’s paws after a walk outside, especially if you live in a place with a wet season.
The TROVA GO is top class biometric-secured case which is designed with the aim of providing a safe portable place to hide personal items, accessories or even cash from people.
Pierpaolo Lazzarini design studio which is known for its unique stunning watercraft concepts has recently unveiled its latest beautiful creation: “Avanguardia” which when translated to English means “Vanguard”.
Danish design brand Georg Jensen has recently partnered with Snøhetta to produce an astonishing design called Terra. The masterpiece design is made up of a nine-piece plant accessory series crafted in terracotta and stainless steel.
The Sense Five is a new smart white cane concept that utilizes the human sense of touch to keep visually impaired users safe.
Prandina is a global brand famous for its artistic creativity and outstanding lighting designs. It is an italian manufacturer of high quality floor, wall, pendant, ceiling and table lamps.
Renowned French designer Philippe Starck, after more than four years of research and development, has recently launched AEKLYS by Starck. AEKLYS is an intelligent ring that connects users with their environment.
Come mid 2021, air taxis will be on the skies of Northwest Paris! This new feat is made possible by Volocopter, who will be having a series of operational tests for their new fleet of air taxis.
Global luxury group Kering has recently announced the opening of its new headquarters located in Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan.
NASA is set to begin a massive project which aims to bring the internet to as far as the moon. The project is to be deployed on the surface of the moon by late 2022.
Japan’s largest airline ANA has been researching and developing a new unique avatar robot that has the ability to bring to life all kinds of experiences in remote areas.
Italian luxury fashion powerhouse Fendi is known as a big player in the fashion industry, popular for producing fur, ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes, fragrances, eye-wear, timepieces, and accessories.
Japanese artist Yasuhiro Suzuki has been steadily making waves with his wonderful creation, the Zipper boat which technically is known as the “Zip-fastener ship”. In 2004, Suzuki originally created a smaller model of the zipper boat, with the full-sized version designed in 2010.
Leading Italian hand-crafted lighting design company Slamp, recently launched an impressive cleansing technology device called the PurityCapsule. It is designed to cleanse daily accessories such as keys, wallets, smartphones, toys, jewelry, credit and bank cards, make-up, glasses and other accessories.
As part of its culture of celebrating excellence and growth, the Design Degree is set to showcase outstanding 3D projects of its students in a digital format.
The Fenix Museum of Migration, which is MAD Architect’s first cultural project in Europe has broken ground in Rotterdam. Commissioned by the Droom en Daad Foundation, the project builds on the history of the Fenix warehouse, once the largest warehouse in the world.
Los Angeles based concept artist Bradbuilds has once again made the headlines with his latest design work. The artist who is known to make wild concept art has recently redesigned the famous BMW M4 coupe to fit a camper which renders an off-grid luxury.
Technology is rapidly evolving, opening up a new world of possibilities. In a move to get sales level back to normal and adapt to the new normal, French cosmetic powerhouse L’Oreal has recently partnered with technology giants, Google.
Hussain Almossawi, a designer based in New York City has recently released designs for a Tesla football shoe concept. Hussain is known for his futuristic designs including his work on automotive and footwear.
Renowned architecture studios Kengo Kuma and Associates and Foster + Partners has unveiled plans for a tourism development project named The Red Sea Project in Saudi Arabia.
Have you ever imagined a butterfly-shaped residential development? Imagine no more. 314 architecture studio has brought that to life with its new residential proposal. The project settling within the seaside suburb of Vouliagmeni, in Athens, Greece, has the unique shape of a butterfly.
Design studio Linehouse recently completed an amazing transformation project in Shanghai, redesigning an office block’s swimming pool into an additional office space.
Architecture company NUDES has recently made a proposal for a stunning observatory tower which adopt three key facets; integration of nature, technology and community participation.
The Kinto collection features a range of handy always in demand products, from stainless steel kettles to plant pots, tumblers, brewers, champagne glass, teapot, vase and many more.
The summer Olympic is on the horizon and in the build-up to that world class event, a lot of news is coming out of Tokyo, the city hosting the upcoming summer Olympic.
New York based studio SHoP Architects and local studio Nutall Smith recently released photos of their ultra modern innovation hub and HIV research laboratory in Gaborone, Botswana which is nearing completion.
Chloé is a French luxury fashion house founded in 1952 by Gaby Aghion, with its headquarters located in Paris, France. The house is owned by luxury brands holding company Richemont Group. Chloé has been worn by many celebrities, including Madonna, Cameron Diaz, Emma Stone, and Katie Holmes.
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about many changes in the way we live. Moving forward, many design models will need to be adjusted. One key area where change is expected is how our environment is built.
German architect couple Tanja Wunderlich-Finckh and Chris Finckh have jointly designed a unique modern houseboat which ranks among the most impressive houseboats ever designed. The creation is partly inspired by their love of the water.
Ever imagined yourself spending your vacation surrounded by concrete? The Art Villa holiday home in the Costa Rican jungle is a concrete structure that was inspired by the rigid works of Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha and the wild jungle that surrounds it.
From a seawater hotel pool in the South of France to the impossibly blue waters of an Australian ocean pool, AD examines 8 pools that take lap swimming to the next level
Filario Hotel & Residences is a luxurious hotel that hugs the breathtaking Lake Como. Alessandro Agratti designed the interior, focusing on Italian craftsmanship. Take a dip in the private beach, or lounge in your private terrace that overlooks Bellagio, Villa Balbianello, and Comacina Island.
Minos Beach Art Hotel is “barefoot luxury experience” in Crete, Mykonos. The 5-starhotel, designed by Giakoumi, Souliou, and Mamidaki, shows the local Cretan culture and minimalist interiors.
Arthaus is a unique collection of guesthouses founded by Nabil and Zoe Debs located in the heart of Beirut, in Gemmayze.
The Johri is one of Jaipur’s newest hotels. The hotel ensures a serene and calm space away from the neighboring gemstone market Johri Bazaar. But the hotel is not far from the jewelry world and its 5 suites are each named after a fine gem.
One of the highlights of 2021 in the realm of luxurious hotels is the opening of Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle.
Benguerra Island in Mozambique is welcoming the first luxurious resort made with 3D printed elements.
After 5years of being in the works, you can now experience Pharrell and Grutman’s colorful vision in the heart of Miami Beach. The bright color palette inspired by filmmaker Wes Anderson elevates the stay to a multisensory experience.
A willowy roof cascades all over The House of Wisdom, a technologically-powered library constructed for the “digital future” by Foster + Partners, located within the UAE’s Sharjah.
A space where mother nature and architecture live in unison alongside each other, the Patina Maldives rewards progressive travelers with an untamed haven who chase experiences within a curnel of solitude.
On the Greek island of Serifos stands a low-lying, winding, weaving stone summer house embedded into the hills, blending into the landscape as if dug out from the landscape itself.
Natural magnificence, opulent luxury, and the glimmering coastline, sustainability and grandeur interlock as one in the pristine Hotel Aurea.
Amsterdam-based studio Concrete has unveiled images of Japan’s first W Hotel, an upscale, deluxe lifestyle hotel chain owned by Marriott International.
How do you combine history, culture, and modern design in a vacation getaway that seeks to both set itself apart yet firmly root itself in tradition? If you're Zuri Zanzibar, the first Design Hotel on the Tanzanian archipelago, you both embrace your perceived identity as well as the not-too-distant past.
Award-winning International multidisciplinary design practice U+A has been chosen as the main consultant on the Creek Edge project by Emaar.
In a bid to raise funds for rebuilding Beirut after it was rocked by explosion in August, many international architecture firms have put artworks and signed drawings up for auction.
Top French architect and winner of the 2008 Pritzer Prize Jean Nouvel recently gave a glimpse into his plans for a super cave hotel in Saudi Arabia’s AIUIa desert.
Stifter + Bachmann has completed the design of ‘Sasso Nero’ a copper-clad mountain hut. At 3,026 metres above sea level, the uniquely shaped six-story mountain hut is located in Italy’s Aurina valley.
The Dalmar, an exquisite new lifestyle hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, looks back on the golden age of travel. It is a bold and brilliant design hotel offering an urban alternative to Fort Lauderdale’s famous beach-side properties.
Ideally located in Dubai’s Burj Khalifa district, the recently opened ME Dubai hotel at the Opus by Zaha Hadid Architects, features furniture by Zaha Hadid Design and curving sculptural balconies.
The Stamba hotel is a top-notch exquisite hotel that is always buzzing with activities. It is a hotel that never sleeps. A series of internal steel balconies line the hotel’s upper levels for unmatched points from which to view the greenhouse-inspired atrium.