Category: Dezeen

Maurice Martel disguises office building as contemporary barn in rural Canada

Canadian firm Maurice Martel Architecte has designed a contemporary wooden barn to house offices for an insurance company, blending in with the rural surroundings and vernacular architecture.The complex measures 13,460…
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Soil-based render creates pink walls for houses built by Taller Hector Barroso in a Mexican forest

To help this cluster of houses blend into their setting in a Mexican forest, architecture studio Taller Hector Barroso chose to cover the walls in a render made using local soil.The Entre…
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Living Light is an off-grid lamp powered by photosynthesis

Dutch designer Ermi van Oers has created a lamp that uses a living plant to generate its own electricity – and plans to scale up the technology to power entire…
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Dezeen’s best in show at The Salon Art + Design New York 2017

International galleries flocked to New York's Park Avenue Armory over the weekend to present collectible designs at this year's The Salon Art + Design. As the fair draws to a…
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Alejandro Valdivieso’s Casa Aljibe features curved living space built around an old well

Spanish architect Alejandro Valdivieso has repurposed a former water cistern near Madrid, transforming it into the basement of a house with a glass facade that curves around the original well.Casa Aljibe,…
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Stripy rammed-earth walls curve through holiday home on Californian walnut farm

Red and grey tones run through the rammed earth walls that US firm Feldman Architecture has used to build this retreat on a farm in California's Central Valley.The San Francisco-based…
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New roof and clerestories bring light into renovated Texas bungalow by Murray Legge Architecture

Removing interior walls and expanding the roofline of this bungalow in Austin, Texas, allowed Murray Legge Architecture to create a light-filled living space for a local newspaper editor and her…
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Terraced gardens echoing paddy fields fill centre of Singapore’s Marina One

Snaking wooden walkways traverse a terraced garden planted with 700 trees at the heart of this tower development in Singapore's Marina Bay by Ingenhoven Architects and landscape firm Gustafson Porter…
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Penda proposes “radical future-living concept” with recyclable modular dwellings

Architecture studio Penda has created a modular, flexible and reusable building system for MINI Living, featuring a range of living spaces that can be plugged together to form customised micro…
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KRFT adds two-tone brick theatre to Singer Laren museum

Amsterdam studio KRFT has updated and extended a museum and cultural complex in the Dutch town of Laren, adding a new brick-clad theatre and a glazed foyer wrapped in a…
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