Latest architecture and design news from Dezeen.

Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architetti uses local stone and plaster for lakeside house

Variously sized openings scattered across the traditional stone and plaster facades of this house in the Swiss town of Ascona provide views of the garden and Lake Maggiore. More ›


Ex-Google engineer establishes new religion with ambition to develop an AI god

One of the engineers behind Google's self-driving car has established a nonprofit religious corporation with one main aim – to create a deity with artificial intelligence. More ›


Diller Scofidio + Renfro wins contest to design £250 million concert hall for London

A major new concert venue replacing the Museum of London is to be designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the New York architecture firm behind the acclaimed High Line park. More ›


10 emerging Jordanian designers shaping the future of the Middle East

Dezeen roundups: Emerging Amman designers

With Amman Design Week underway in the Jordanian capital, we're putting a spotlight on the region's rising talent, who are out in force at the young event. More ›


Pinecone-shaped treehouse in the Dolomites allows visitors to sleep under the stars

Pinecone treehouse by Architetto Claudio Beltrame and Domus Gaia

A circular skylight in the tip of this pinecone-shaped treehouse by architect Claudio Beltrame in the Italian Alps allows the occupant to gaze up into the starry sky at night. More ›


Olson Kundig embeds gravity-flow winery into British Columbia hillside

Martin's Lane Winery by Olson Kundig Architects

For a Canadian winemaker that uses the pull of gravity in its production process, Olson Kundig Architects has created an angled, metal-clad building that steps down a hillside. More ›


Zaha Hadid Architects showcases its digital projection skills with light show in Karlsruhe

This captioned movie features a light installation created by Zaha Hadid Architects on the facade of the baroque Karlsruhe Palace in Germany. More ›


Eight thought-provoking design responses to mental health

For World Mental Health Day, we've rounded up eight designs that address the increasingly prevalent topic of mental wellbeing, including a hand-held anxiety reducer and a metaphorical gun that fires tears.
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eBay launches "the world's first subconscious shopping experience"

Online shopping giant eBay has teamed up with specialist retailer Saatchi Art to create an experimental shopping experience, which brings together art and technology to uncover shoppers' subconscious desires. More ›


BD Barcelona champions Arab designers with new collaboration project

BD Barcelona's PostCraft collection

Dezeen promotion: furniture brand BD Barcelona Design and arts organisation Creative Dialogue have revealed plans to collaborate with five designers from the Gulf region, in a project that aims to celebrate Arab creativity. More ›


"Budapest will get its very own Tour Montparnasse"

Foster + Partners has unveiled plans for an office that will become Budapest's tallest building – which readers are comparing to France's most hated skyscraper in this week's comments update. More ›


IKEA launches first range of furniture for cats and dogs

Ikea pet furniture

IKEA's first furniture collection designed specifically for pets includes a treehouse-like cat hideaway, and a bowl that encourages dogs to eat slowly. More ›


Steven Holl's arts complex for Princeton surrounds courtyard reflecting pool

Lewis Arts Complex at Princeton University by Steven Holl Architects

New York firm Steven Holl Architects has completed a multi-building arts complex for Princeton University, linked by a concourse underneath a large reflecting pool. More ›