Latest architecture and design news from Dezeen.

Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio complete Shanghai skyscraper duo

Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio teamed up to design this pair of 180-metre skyscrapers, which stand at the intersection of Shanghai's old town and a new financial district, the Bund Finance Centre. More ›


Gucci pledges to stop using animal fur in its fashion collections

Italian fashion house Gucci has committed to going fur-free and pledged to auction all past fur garments, to benefit animal-rights charities. More ›


Milan's Ventura Lambrate design district scrapped after eight years

Ventura Lambrate, one of the main showcases during Milan's annual design week, has been permanently cancelled – as a result of rising rents in the area. More ›


Last chance to buy Dezeen and Braun limited-edition watch

Time is running out to purchase the exclusive Dezeen and Braun watch, which is available online until 18 October. More ›


Ray and Charles Eames retrospective takes over Vitra Design Museum campus

A room filled with furniture experimentations and a display designed specifically for children are among the four different zones making up a huge Eames retrospective currently on show at the Vitra Design Museum. More ›


Dimore Studio uses velvet, brass and marble for opulent London supper club

Leo's supperclub at The Art's Club, Mayfair by Dimore Studio

Dimore Studio took cues from the decadent 1960s nightlife spots on the French Riviera for the rose-tinted interiors of this new restaurant at a west London members' club. More ›


Frank Lloyd Wright's lesser-known designs captured in new images

Photographing Wright by Andrew Peilage

Architecture photographer Andrew Peilage has documented 50 buildings by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, including less famous projects like a church topped with a blue-domed roof, a long red barn and a wooden windmill. More ›


Deborah Berke's tower for downtown Indianapolis features shifted floor plates

Cummins Engine Room by Deborah Berke Partners

Architecture studio Deborah Berke Partners has completed a glass office tower with "inflections and projections" for a century-old motor company in the American Midwest, which is well-known for its patronage of modern architecture. More ›


Ai Weiwei protests border walls with huge New York installations

Fences by Ai Weiwei

Chinese artist and human-rights activist Ai Weiwei has used metal fencing to create three monumental structures, in a campaign against Donald Trump's border-control measures. More ›


"Middle-class guilt is weaponised to keep architectural labourers from demanding reform"

A disdain for trade unions is preventing architects from challenging the industry's low standards of workers' rights, argues Phineas Harper. More ›


Sand becomes "increasingly scarce and expensive", threatening glassmaking and construction

A symposium taking place at Dutch Design Week later this month will discuss the rapid depletion of the world's sand reserves, which could leave supplies of the high-quality sand used in the glass industry exhausted within 20 years. More ›


OMA chosen to expand SANAA's New Museum in Manhattan

New Museum by SANAA

The New York branch of architecture firm OMA will create an extension to the city's New Museum next to its SANAA-designed home. More ›


Dropbox criticised for colourful new visual identity

Dropbox attracts criticism for clashing colours of new visual identity

Dropbox has rebranded to promote itself as a creative platform rather than simply a file-sharing service – but the design has attracted criticism for its use of clashing colours. More ›