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Prince Charles reveals 10 principles for "more mature view" of urban design

(One hour ago)
News: the Prince of Wales has called for urbanists to "reconnect with traditional approaches" in an essay that lays out his vision for the future of architecture and planning. (more…)

House by Double Negatives Architecture adapted to suit a difficult woodland site

(4 hours ago)
The concrete and chipboard components of this irregularly shaped holiday home in Japan have been designed to deal with the difficult conditions of its woodland site, from restricted lighting to hilly topography (+ slideshow). (more…)

Architects "haven't learned" how to connect skyscrapers to the public realm, says Safdie

(7 hours ago)
Movie: in the final video interview from our exclusive series, architect Moshe Safdie says that architects are too concerned with designing objects to create skyscrapers that work with the city. (more…)

Poulsom Middlehurst adds copper-clad extension to east London attic flat

(13 hours ago)
This rust-coloured copper home extension by British studio Poulsom Middlehurst sits above the red-brick walls and clay-tiled roof of a Victorian terrace in east London. (more…)

Form Us With Love uses monochrome palette for Pen Store interior

(16 hours ago)
Swedish studio Form Us With Love has designed an all-white interior for a Stockholm boutique dedicated to coloured pens. (more…)

Dezeen's A-Zdvent calendar: Thonet No 14 Chair

(19 hours ago)
A staple in cafes around the world, Thonet's steam-bent No 14 chair is T in the alphabetical list of iconic seats we're publishing each day until Christmas. (more…)

This week on Dezeen

(2 days ago)
This week London firm Stanton Williams completed a home designed to evoke "the spirit of a treehouse" (pictured), and we featured interviews with world-famous architects Zaha Hadid, Moshe Safdie and Álvaro Siza. Read on for more architecture and design highlights. (more…)

Moshe Safdie used "all the Lego in Montreal" to design Habitat 67

(2 days ago)
Movie: in the second interview from our exclusive series, AIA 2015 Gold Medallist architect Moshe Safdie explains how he used Lego to design the groundbreaking Habitat 67 housing development. (more…)

2014 Year in Review: Make it Modern

(2 days ago)
Take a look back at all of the DIY projects we tackled this year in our Make it Modern column.

Combined home and barber shop features exposed ceiling beams

(2 days ago)
The lower floor of this live-work building in Japan was designed by architects SNARK and OUVI as a barber shop, while the upper level contains an apartment featuring a spacious loft (+ slideshow). (more…)

A Seattle Home Steps Away from the Water

(2 days ago)
A modern home in Seattle's Alki neighborhood sits steps away from the water of Alki Beach.

AIAIAI x Ghostly Edition TMA-1 Headphones Are Hauntingly Good

(2 days ago)
Headphone specialists AIAIAI and music/arts label Ghostly International collaborate on a limited edition of the TMA-1 headphone.

Driverless cars in cities "20 to 30 years" away, says senior Audi engineer

(2 days ago)
News: autonomous vehicles in urban areas could be up to thirty years away, according to Audi's Thomas Müller, the engineer leading the development of the brand's driverless sports car (+ interview). (more…)

2014 Year in Review: Unframed

(2 days ago)
We take a look back at a year of mind-blowing art exhibitions featured in our Unframed column.

Zaha Hadid's first Brazilian building designed for Copacabana Beach

(2 days ago)
News: Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled its first project in Brazil – an 11-storey apartment building overlooking Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. (more…)

Keebunga, dude!

(2 days ago)

Stockholm: A Stool That Explores Forms

(2 days ago)
A stool with a faceted surface that looks as if it was carved by hand, but instead it was done through a 3D modeling technique.

Friday Five with Matt Carr of Umbra

(2 days ago)
Which five places have left Umbra's Matt Carr inspired? Take a look at his Friday Five.

Álvaro Siza: "Emotion is very important" in architecture

(2 days ago)
Interview: Álvaro Siza, one of the world's most decorated architects, spoke to Dezeen recently in his home city of Porto, Portugal. In this interview he tells us his projects are never finished "because we never have enough time". (more…)

Chunky tower covered in plants proposed for Taiwan's capital

(2 days ago)
Architect Fernando Menis has developed a concept for a residential tower complex with rock-like walls, a cavernous swimming pool and plants growing out of every crevice. (more…)

Job of the week: head of architecture at the Royal College of Art

(2 days ago)
This week's job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is for the Royal College of Art's head of architecture programme. Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.

Naturehumaine add maple and steel staircase to 1960s house

(2 days ago)
Angular shapes have been sliced out of the planks of smooth maple that encase a staircase at the centre of this Montreal renovation by Naturehumaine (+ slideshow). (more…)

Clover-shaped house by Felipe Escudero built near Chimborazo mountain

(3 days ago)
Architect Felipe Escudero designed and built this clover-shaped house near the Ecuadorian mountain immortalised in the Walter J Turner poem Romance (+ slideshow). (more…)

"They thought I was a troublemaker" says Zaha Hadid

(3 days ago)
Feature: Zaha Hadid was in a garrulous mood at a panel discussion in Miami earlier this month, discussing the lack of women in architecture, describing her "untraditional" education and recalling the stressful early days of her practice, when "there were years when I didn't sleep for four nights in a row". (more…)

Concrete Pine Series by Robin Berrewaerts

(3 days ago)
An exploration in the relationship between concrete and yellow pine.

"Anything threatening to be a subculture is commodified before it can walk"

(3 days ago)
Opinion: William Gibson offers a vision of the future where technology and design have enabled the creation of a socially cleansed London. The prescience of his previous novels has Justin McGuirk a little worried. (more…)

Keebunga, dude!

(3 days ago)

A Sculptural House Designed Around the Landscape

(3 days ago)
A modern, sculptural residence in Barcelona is made up of five main pavilions that are built around the landscape.

Marina Bay Sands offers "a new kind of public realm" says Moshe Safdie

(3 days ago)
Movie: in the first in a series of exclusive video interviews, AIA Gold Medal-winner Moshe Safdie talks about his most famous project since Habitat 67 – the gigantic Marina Bay Sands development in Singapore. (more…)

Fresh From The Dairy: Ornaments

(3 days ago)
Ornament-themed art print show how these iconic pieces of holiday decor can become art in more than one way.

Dezeen Mail #233

(3 days ago)
Zaha Hadid's dune-inspired building, Africa's tallest skyscraper design (pictured), and furniture covered in doormats feature in Dezeen Mail issue 233. Click through for all the latest news, jobs and reader comments from Dezeen.Read Dezeen Mail issue 232 | Subscribe to Dezeen Mail

Ovo Speaker by Monitillo Marmi Is Made of Carrara Marble

(3 days ago)
Carved from a single block of Carrara marble, the Ovo iPhone speaker is a luxurious audio accessory in tune with the marble surface trend.

Sensorial Brushes by Najla El Zein Workspace are designed to stimulate the skin

(3 days ago)
Lebanese studio Najla El Zein Workspace has created a set of "pleasure tools" by pairing marble with materials including fake eyelashes and gold fingernails for tickling, stroking, scratching and more (+ slideshow). (more…)

Spanish Tradition Meets Japanese Style in the TAKO Lamp

(3 days ago)
A minimalist lamp inspired by a well-known Spanish dish.

Zaha Hadid designs sand-dune-inspired headquarters for environmental firm

(3 days ago)
News: Zaha Hadid has designed a building shaped like a field of sand dunes to house the headquarters of Middle Eastern environmental company Bee'ah. (more…)

Mountain hideaway hidden inside a concrete boulder in the Alps

(3 days ago)
Swiss studio Bureau A has concealed a wooden cabin inside an artificial rock and transported it to a remote site in the Swiss Alps. (more…)
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