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The Evolution of Dubai’s Design District

The Evolution of Dubai’s Design District

Local firm IDBA has repurposed shipping containers as the building blocks for a new creative community, revealing a hint of what’s to come for Dubai’s Design District.

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June 1, 2015

Section: Architecture

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A Wonderland for Book Lovers, Young and Old

A Wonderland for Book Lovers, Young and Old

Ma Yansong, the mad hatter of architecture, creates an Alice In Wonderland–inspired hideaway in honour of World Reading Day.

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May 12, 2015

Section: Interiors

Coverings 2015: 7 Trendy Tiles

Coverings 2015: 7 Trendy Tiles

Pop-art graphics, wood and marble mimics, and classic herringbone – the latest styles for floors and walls will take over next week’s Coverings fair in Orlando, Florida. Here are seven stunning new tile collections, by 41zero42, Fab Ceramiche, Coem and others.

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April 6, 2015

Section: Design

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Designs of the Year: 6 Outstanding Nominees

Designs of the Year: 6 Outstanding Nominees

The Design Museum in London has nominated 76 projects and products as the year’s very best, displaying them in an exhibit that runs to August 23. Here are our six favourite contenders, from responsive street furniture to mushroom lamps.

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March 26, 2015

Section: Design

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A Primary School Brings Biodiversity to Paris

A Primary School Brings Biodiversity to Paris

A lush slice of landscape interrupts the urban sprawl of Paris, thanks to Chartier Dalix Architectes’ green-wrapped primary school and community gymnasium.

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March 20, 2015

Section: Architecture

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Zaha and Friends at Design Days Dubai

Zaha and Friends at Design Days Dubai

The curated fair brings lavish, fanciful design – by Zaha Hadid, Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof, Commonplace Studio and more – to the United Arab Emirates from March 16 to 20.

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March 6, 2015

Section: Design

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A Carbon-Positive Prefab Home Lands in Melbourne

A Carbon-Positive Prefab Home Lands in Melbourne

Australian company Archiblox has launched a world’s first: a prefab home that generates more energy than it consumes.

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February 26, 2015

Section: Architecture

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A Dramatic Attic Transformation in a Montreal Home

A Dramatic Attic Transformation in a Montreal Home

By repurposing the roof, local firm L. McComber revamped the attic of a Montreal home into a bright, livable space.

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February 23, 2015

Section: Interiors

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A London Design E-tailer Opens Its First Flagship

A London Design E-tailer Opens Its First Flagship

An online retailer of design furniture, Made has swung open the doors on its first bricks-and-mortar shop – a stylish showroom in London’s Soho district designed by architects Bureau de Change.

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February 11, 2015

Section: Interiors

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Sweden’s Icehotel Is Still the Ultimate Wintry Getaway

Sweden’s Icehotel Is Still the Ultimate Wintry Getaway

Why head south during winter, when you can go north? The annual Icehotel in Sweden – which celebrates its 25th year – offers the most adventurous Arctic vacation.

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February 6, 2015

Section: Curiosity

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