Latest architecture and design news from Dezeen.

Luxury hotel opens inside Thomas Heatherwick's converted grain silo in Cape Town

The Silo Hotel by The Royal Portfolio

The first part of Thomas Heatherwick's renovation of a former grain silo building in Cape Town's harbour has been completed, with the opening of a hotel featuring bulging windows. More ›


AL_A completes aluminium-plated tower block in central Bangkok

Swathes of aluminium tiles wrap around this sharply pointed tower by Amanda Levete's studio AL_A, which is set in the former gardens of the British embassy in  Bangkok. More ›


Concrete girders and glass partition walls carve up this broken-plan apartment in Bilbao

Refurbished apartment in Bilbao by PAUZARQ arquitectos

Spanish architecture studio Pauzarq uncovered the original concrete girders of this apartment in Bilbao to map its new broken-plan layout. More ›


The Ocean Cleanup will begin extracting plastic from the Pacific in 2018

Ocean Cleanup

A major initiative aiming to rid a rubbish-riddled area of the Pacific Ocean from its discarded plastic will begin work within the next 12 months. More ›


Job of the day: graduate architect at Koichi Takada Architects

Our job of the day from Dezeen Jobs is for a graduate architect to join Australian studio Koichi Takada, whose projects include a Sydney restaurant  with a louvred timber canopy. More ›


Bergmeisterwolf reinterprets the traditional log cabin with Twisted House apartments

Twisted House by Bergmeisterwolf Architekten

Architecture studio Bergmeisterwolf  has applied vernacular log cladding to this group of holiday apartments, which extend around a courtyard in the Italian alps. More ›


Zaha Hadid Architects plans residences in tropical setting near Cancún

Alai residential Complex by Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled its design for a residential complex on Mexico's Riviera Maya, based on traditional Mayan design and surrounded by tropical woodland. More ›


Architecture "hasn't caught up" with sustainability goals says AIA

Bristol Community College John J. Sbrega Health and Science Building

Many architects are still not addressing the environmental impacts of their buildings, claims the American Institute of Architects, in response to Aaron Bestky's recent critique of its COTE Top Ten sustainability awards. More ›


Lights trace arches and doorways at The Future Perfect's pink-toned New York exhibition

The Outlines exhibition at Brooklyn's The Future Perfect gallery

New York design gallery The Future Perfect  is hosting an exhibition in Manhattan, which features light fixtures shaped like cloister vaults and metal mobiles that mimic plants. More ›


Athletes wear custom-engineered Nike trainers in attempt to break two-hour marathon barrier

Nike designers explain how they created a shoe that helped Kenyan runner Eluid Kipchoge come within seconds of breaking the two-hour marathon barrier in this exclusive movie produced by Dezeen. More ›


Metal cube by SOM houses emergency call centre for New York City

Public Safety Answering Center II by SOM

Textured facades and a grassy berm help soften the boxy appearance of this high-security emergency facility in New York, designed by architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. More ›


Dezeen's events, talks and parties during NYCxDesign 2017

Philippe Malouin's Study for Screens

Dezeen will be busy in New York during the second half of this month's citywide design festival, as we co-host a variety of events with companies including Tom Dixon, WeWork  and Vitra. More ›


Kennedy Nolan completes Arts and Crafts-inspired home in Melbourne

Deepdene House by Kennedy Nolan

Arched doorways, sculptural chimneys and a pyramid-shaped roof are among the quirky details that architecture studio Kennedy Nolan has used to add character to this east Melbourne home. More ›


What Design Can Do conference to explore design-led solutions to climate change

Dezeen promotion: architects, designers and environmental experts will propose answers to the issue of climate change at the annual What Design Can Do conference in Amsterdam this month. More ›