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Álvaro Siza cloaks Chinese art museum with black corrugated metal

Black corrugated metal wraps the undulating, windowless walls of the Humao Museum of Art and Education that Álvaro Siza and Carlos Castanheira have completed in Ningo, China. Set on the banks of Dongqian Lake, the minimalist museum was designed by Pritzker Prize-laureate Siza with fellow Portuguese architect Castanheira to evoke an ambiguous floating...

Dezeen's top 10 houses of 2020

Next up in our review of 2020, we recall 10 of the most impressive and unusual houses featured on Dezeen this year, including a sculptural Chilean residence and a reconfigurable home in Tokyo. House in Los Vilos, Chile, by Office of Ryue Nishizawa An undulating, board-marked concrete roof shelters this Chilean house that Pritzker Prize-winning...

This week Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects withdrew from Architects Declare

This week on Dezeen, two of the original signatories to the Architects Declare climate change network – Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects – withdrew from the group, triggering a feud over whether designing airports is compatible with decarbonisation goals. UK studio Foster + Partners made the decision to leave the group following a disagreement...

UK architects feud over airport projects as Architects Climate Action Network urges staff to take action

Climate action group ACAN has called on architects at Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects to take "meaningful action outside of your employment" amid an escalating row over airport projects. The body condemned the two studios for refusing to stop designing airports and urged staff to take action over an issue that is dividing the profession....

Peter Pichler draws on agricultural vernacular for Italian Alpine hotel

Peter Pichler Architecture takes visual cues from agricultural architecture and traditional farming equipment to design the Hotel Milla Montis in South Tyrol, Italy. Located in the small Alpine village of Maranza with views of the Dolomites, the hotel is segmented into four staggered volumes, unified by blackened larch cladding and large curved cut-outs...

Zaha Hadid Architects withdraws from Architects Declare

UK studio Zaha Hadid Architects has withdrawn from climate action network Architects Declare a day after fellow founding signatory Foster + Partners left the group. Zaha Hadid Architects made the decision to follow Foster + Partners in leaving Architects Declare, which was founded in 2019, due to "a significant difference of opinion" with the steering...

Neri&Hu embody ethos of "reflective nostalgia" with own architecture studio in Shanghai

Multidisciplinary studio Neri&Hu has converted an office and staff dormitory building in Shanghai into its own architecture and design offices named No 31. Part of a former industrial complex in Shanghai's Jing'an Temple area, the block is the latest building that Neri&Hu has converted into its own offices as the studio has expanded since it...

Dezeen's top 10 hotels of 2020

Travel may have come to a standstill this year but we still saw the opening of amazing places to stay – as part of our review of 2020, here are Dezeen's top 10 hotels. Saint Hotel, Greece, by Kapsimalis Architects Kapsimalis Architects dug into a rocky hillside in Santorini to create the Saint Hotel's cave-like guest suites, which offer uninterrupted...

UK architects create film to highlight lack of homeless accommodation design guidance

Architects Miranda MacLaren, Polina Pencheva and Heather Macey have created a film titled We Are Not Bad Kids to highlight the need to introduce design guidelines and regulations for homeless accommodation. Backed by a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) research grant, the film was created by MacLaren and Pencheva, who work at London studio...

Pearson Lloyd unveils own east London studio designed with Cassion Castle Architects

Together with Cassion Castle Architects, London studio Pearson Lloyd has designed and retrofitted a Victorian workshop to house its own studio as well as workshops, meeting rooms and an exhibition space. Yorkton Workshops is set on Yorkton Street in east London and comprises two distinct buildings – a warehouse structure next to a Victorian workshop...

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